The Hopi prophecy speaks of a purification period that may end in the destruction of the human race. This is a prophecy that allows an out, or a way for the human race to escape its destiny. For the last 60 years Hopi elders have been trying to warn the people but all too often the warnings fall on deaf ears. Thomas Banyakya, a Hopi elder spoke at the United Nations in 1992 and laid out the prophecy for the world. Eighteen years later, every second, we inch closer to the December 21, 2012 date that many believe will be the end of the world as we know it.
At first glance this seems absurd, but after studding the Hopi Prophecy and its signs it is increasingly difficult to brush them aside. The seventh sign in particular seems to point to the BP Gulf Oil spill that is currently turning our seas black. It states that “you will hear of the sea’s turning black and many living things dying because of it.”
The following is a transcript from White Feather, of the Bear Clan, Hopi Tribe and is a good overview of the Hopi Prophecy signs.
"These are the Signs that great destruction is here: The world shall rock to and fro. The white man will battle people in other lands -- those who possessed the first light of wisdom. There will be many columns of smoke and fire such as the white man has made in the deserts not far from here. Those who stay and live in the places of the Hopi shall be safe. Then there will be much to rebuild. And soon, very soon afterward, Pahana will return. He shall bring with him the dawn of the Fifth World. He shall plant the seeds of his wisdom in our hearts. Even now the seeds are being planted. These shall smooth the way to the Emergence into the Fifth World."
The Fourth World shall end soon, and the Fifth World will begin. This the elders everywhere know. The Signs over many years have been fulfilled, and so few are left.
First Sign: We were told of the coming of the white-skinned men, like Pahana, but not living like Pahana -- men who took the land that was not theirs and who struck their enemies with thunder.
Second Sign: Our lands will see the coming of spinning wheels filled with voices.
Third Sign: A strange beast like a buffalo but with great long horns will overrun the land in large numbers.
Fourth Sign: The land will be crossed by snakes of iron.
Fifth Sign: The land shall be crisscrossed by a giant spider's web.
Sixth Sign: The land shall be crisscrossed with rivers of stone that make pictures in the sun.
Seventh Sign: You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it.
Eighth Sign: You will see many youth, who wear their hair long like our people, come and join the tribal nations, to learn our ways and wisdom.
Ninth and Last Sign: You will hear of a dwelling-place in the heavens, above the earth, that shall fall with a great crash. It will appear as a blue star. Very soon after this, the ceremonies of the Hopi people will cease.
"These are the Signs that great destruction is coming. The world shall rock to and fro. The white man will battle against other people in other lands -- with those who possessed the first light of wisdom. There will be many columns of smoke and fire such as White Feather has seen the white man make in the deserts not far from here. Only those which come will cause disease and a great dying.
"Many of my people, understanding the prophecies, shall be safe. Those who stay and live in the places of my people also shall be safe. Then there will be much to rebuild. And soon -- very soon afterward -- Pahana will return. He shall bring with him the dawn of the Fifth World. He shall plant the seeds of his wisdom in their hearts. Even now the seeds are being planted. These shall smooth the way to the Emergence into the Fifth World.”
This is only the tip of the ice berg, and in many interpretations the Hopi say that we can still stop the coming storm or at least prepare to ride it out. What is their solution? One very simple word, balance. Balance is a condition where the human mind understands the delicate web that is life and how to exist within that web without destroying it. This view is not just relegated to the Hopi; it is echoed though out the world in many cultures and religions. Despite this understanding by so many, the world seems to be on a collision course of epic proportions. Come December 21 2012, the world may witness a shift that hasn’t been seen since the days of Noah.