Emergence to the Fifth World
"The end of all Hopi ceremonialism will come when a
his mask during a dance in the plaza before uninitiated children.
For a while there will be no more ceremonies, no more faith. Then
Oraibi will be rejuvenated with its faith and ceremonies, marking
the start of a new cycle of Hopi life.
"World War III will be started by those peoples who first revealed
the light (the divine wisdom or intelligence) in the other old
countries (India, China, Islamic Nations, Africa).
The United States
will be destroyed, land and people, by atomic bombs and
radioactivity. Only the Hopis and their homeland will be preserved
as an oasis to which refugees will flee. Bomb shelters are a fallacy.
"It is only materialistic people who seek to make shelters. Those
who are at peace in their hearts already are in the great shelter of
life. There is no shelter for evil. Those who take no part in the
making of world division by ideology are ready to resume life in
another world, be they Black, White, Red, or Yellow race. They are
all one, brothers.
"The war will be,
'a spiritual conflict with material matters.
Material matters will be destroyed by spiritual beings who will
remain to create one world and one nation under one power, that of
"That time is not far off. It will come when the
Star) Kachina dances in the plaza and removes his mask. He
represents a blue star, far off and yet invisible, which will make
its appearance soon. [Some Hopi spokespersons suggest that Hale-Bopp
is the Blue Star.]
The time is foretold by a song sung during the Wuwuchim ceremony. It was sung in 1914 just before World War I, and
again in 1940 before World War II, describing the disunity,
corruption, and hatred contaminating Hopi rituals, which were
followed by the same evils spreading over the world. This same song
was sung in 1961 during the Wuwuchim ceremony.
"The Emergence to
the future Fifth World has begun. It is being made
by the humble people of little nations, tribes, and racial
'You can read this in the earth itself. Plant forms from
previous worlds are beginning to spring up as seeds. This could
start a new study of botany if people were wise enough to read them.
The same kinds of seeds are being planted in the sky as stars. The
same kinds of seeds are being planted in our hearts. All these are
the same, depending how you look at them. That is what makes the
Emergence to the next, Fifth World.'
"These comprise the nine most important prophecies of the Hopis,
connected with the creation of the nine worlds:
the three previous
worlds on which we lived, the present Fourth World, the three future
worlds we have yet to experience, and the world of Taiowa, the
Creator, and his nephew, Sotuknang."
[From The Book of the Hopi by Frank Waters]
White Feather, Bear Clan
"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.
"This is the 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.
"This is the Second Sign: Our lands will see the coming of spinning
wheels filled with voices. (Covered wagons)
"This is the Third Sign: A strange beast like a buffalo but with
great long horns, will overrun the land in large numbers. (Longhorn
"This is the Fourth Sign: The land will be crossed by snakes of iron.
"This is the Fifth Sign: The land shall be criss-crossed by a giant
spider's web. (Power and telephone lines)
"This is the Sixth Sign: The land shall be criss-crossed with rivers
of stone that make pictures in the sun. (Concrete roads and their
"This is the Seventh Sign: You will hear of the sea turning black,
and many living things dying because of it. (Oil spills)
"This is the 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. (Hippies)
"And this is the 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 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."
Another Hopi prophecy warns that nothing should be brought back from
If this were done, the Hopi warned, the balance of natural
and universal laws and forces would be disturbed, resulting in
earthquakes, severe changes in weather patterns, and social unrest.
All these things are happening today, though of course not
necessarily because of Moon rocks.
On August 7, 1970, a spectacular UFO sighting was witnessed by
dozens of people and photographed by Chuck Roberts of the Prescott
Courier. This occurred after a "UFO calling" by several Hopi Indians
and was interpreted by some Hopis as being a partial fulfillment of
a certain inscribed on Second Mesa, warning of the coming of
Purification Day, when the true Hopi will be flown to other planets
in "ships without wings."
The survivors of the Great Deluge thousands of years ago split up
into four groups that moved in all four directions. Only one group
completed their journey -- to the North Pole and back -- under the
guidance of a brilliant "star" in which the Great Spirit Massau'u
Upon landing, he drew a petroglyph on Second Mesa, showing
a maiden riding in a wingless, dome-shaped craft. The petroglyph
signified the coming Day of Purification when the true Hopi will fly
to other planets in "ships without wings."
The Hopi also predicted that when the heart of the Hopi land trust
is dug up, great disturbances will develop in the balance of nature,
for the Hopi holy land is the microcosmic image of the entire
planet; any violations of nature in the Four Corners region will be
reflected and amplified all over the Earth.
Martin Gasheseoma said recently that,
"Hopi elders told us that when
the plants blossom in the middle of winter, we would need to go to
Santa Fe to warn everyone of suffering and destruction to come
unless they change their ways. Last year, in the middle of winter
the plants began to blossom."
How much suffering and destruction will accompany the time of the
purification, and what will be its end result?
foretells judgment in front of a big mirror and death to those who
are evil and wicked, with only a handful of people surviving in
every nation overseas who will then come to this continent, "which
we call heaven."
"All the suffering going on in this country with the tornadoes,
floods, and earthquakes is carried on the breath of Mother Earth
because she is in pain," says Roberta Blackgoat, an elder of the
Independent Dineh (Navajo) Nation at Big Mountain.
She explains that
the Four Corners area is particularly sacred because it literally
holds Mother Earth's internal organs - coal and uranium which the
Bureau of Indian Affairs has allowed the Peabody Coal Mine to mine.
"They are trying to take her precious guts out for money," says Blackgoat. "My grandfather told me that coal is like the liver, and
uranium is both the heart and lungs of Mother Earth."
Navajo traditionalists are fighting the mining.
These life and death matters will be determined when
and theories abound as to Pahana's identity.
Since Pahana has also
been called the White Brother, and since he is to return from the
east, Hopi of past centuries wondered whether he could have been a
Spaniard or an Anglo and devised tests for determining the true Pahana, including knowledge of the greeting of brotherhood,
similarities of religious beliefs, and possession of the missing
piece of the stone tablet.
Many were tested, including Catholics,
Baptists, and Mormons, but none passed to the satisfaction of
Prophecies to be Fulfilled
Dan Evehema - Hopi Elder
[From various sources - chiefly
'The Hopi Survival Kit' by Thomas E.
Mails & Chief Dan Evehema]
"The time will come when from the earth will arise a mystic fog
which will dilute the minds and hearts of all people.
guidelines of wisdom and knowledge will falter, the Great Laws of
our Creator will dissolve in the minds of people. Children will be
out of control and will no longer obey the leaders, immorality and
the competitive war of greed will flourish.
"When the end is near, we will see a halo of mist around the
heavenly bodies. Four times it will appear around the sun as a
warning that we must reform, telling us that people of all color
must unite and arise for survival, and that we must uncover the
causes of our dilemmas. Unless man-made weapons are used to strike
first, peace will then come.
"So the time will come when we will experience
late springs and
early frosts, this will be the sign of the returning Ice Age.
"We believe militarism is born out of injustice, poverty and
ignorance where absolute governments refuse to hear the grievances
of minorities. So the people resort to violence, demonstrations and
even terrorism when they see no other way to be heard.
What can we
do when our world leaders and the people are acting like fools in
attempts to solve the problems confronting us? Once again we will
quote the prophecy of our Elders. We hope it will interest you so
that you will be more aware of it because it has been happening for
"According to prophecy, the day will come when
people in high places
will be hunted. This will get out of control. The hunting will
gather strength and spread. This situation might even erupt on our
land. Finally, this will lead us to the Biblical version of
Armageddon (the Hopi version is closely related). A final decisive
battle between good and evil. This will occur under one God or
The prophets say we will speak one language and that this
will happen in Hopiland, in the village of Oraibi, where the new
life plan will be drawn, in the pattern and cycle of religion. Here
also a final decision will be made for the wicked. They will be
beheaded and speak no more. If this does not materialize there will
be a total destruction through the acts of man or nature. Then new
life will begin from a girl and a boy.
This is a frightening
prophecy and will not be supported by many.
"It is in the prophecies of the Hopi that in a case like this the
Navajo may help our cause. Also the Bahannas or the Paiute Tribe may
help. We doubt that the U.S. Government will easily concede our
"There are two water serpents, one at each pole with a warrior
sitting on his head and tail. These command nature to warn us by her
activities that time is getting short, and we must correct
ourselves. If we refuse to heed these warnings, the warriors will
let go of the serpents; they will rise up, and all will perish.
"We are much concerned about the climate. No one seems to be able to
predict the weather accurately from day to day. However, we know
according to our time markers that it is past due for certain seeds
to be planted at their proper time. In recent springs, we were
reluctant to plant due to the late snow and cold weather.
maybe our ancient prophecy is right, that one day we will plant
wearing finger sacks (gloves) clearing away snow with our feet
before planting. The summers will become shorter for maturing the
corn for harvest. The result is anybody's guess.
"The question is, will this occur the world over? This would depend
on the geographical areas. In the regions with different climates,
things will happen in different ways.
For instance, tropical land
could become a land of ice, and the Arctic region could become
tropical. This need not happen if we, the people, get our leaders to
do something about the harmful things being done to the environment.
"It is said that, if the future generations find out that we did
nothing to preserve the good ways, they might throw us from our
houses into the streets. This suffering will be of our own making.
The lack of peace in our own spiritual being could trigger the
revolution. Our True White Brother might come and find we have
forsaken the sacred instructions. Then he will whip us without
"Let us take a look into the future through the eyes of our
prophets. Hopi were instructed to tell of
the Great Purification
just ahead of a time when Humankind would once again become highly
civilized, tending to become careless and leading us to
They said that, along the way, the industrialized
world will have certain problems. People will be uncomfortable
because of the changing times, and they will have to make
adjustments to find new life styles.
"Industrialized nations will become careless in getting more the
resources out of the earth. Believing all these things will last
forever, soon natural resources will be depleted. Fuel shortages
will occur; industrial machinery will come to a standstill. The
machinery used for planting, harvesting and transport will become
Supermarket shelves will become empty of farm produce. The
farmers and those who grow their own food will not sell their
produce. Money will become worthless. The white man with all his
intelligence and technology will not be able to repair the damage.
We will see extraordinary events in Nature and Earth, including
"Modern man looks upon old wisdom and knowledge as dead, useless and
no longer respected. Modern man depends on the money system and no
longer on Mother Earth for food. According to prophecy when this
happens Mother Earth will hide her nourishment because of the view
that ancient food is poor man's food.
When all food disappears,
modern man will try to correct his mistake, the conditions he caused
upon the earth through his inventions. He will try to achieve some
kind of method to heal the wound, but this will not be possible when
we reach the point of no return.
"The Hopi play a key role in the survival of the human race through
their vital communion with the unseen forces that hold nature in
balance. The pattern is simple: The whole world will shake and turn
red and turn against those who are hindering the Hopi.
"This prophecy is related to the Biblical version of that which may
yet come to pass. It goes on to say that common people will become
concerned and frustrated because of their hectic world. They will be
particularly against the bloodthirsty policies and the deceitfulness
of the world leaders.
The common people the world over will band
together to fight for world peace. They will realize that their
leaders have failed.
People in high places will be hunted down like
animals, perhaps through terrorism. In turn leaders will retaliate
and begin hunting each other. This condition will gather strength
and spread far and wide. It will get out of control the world over.
Revolution could erupt on our land.
"The liberators will come in from the west with great force. They
will drop down from the sky like rain. They will have no mercy. We
must not get on the house tops to watch.
They will shake us by our
ears, like children who have been bad. This will be the final
decisive battle between good and evil. This battle will cleanse the
heart of people and restore our Mother Earth from illness, and the
wicked will be gotten rid of.
"If this fails to materialize, our Great Creator through nature will
do the task according to their [sic] plans. It could be total
destruction in any form. Only brother and sister will survive to
begin a new way of life. This prophecy is frightening and doubtful.
Perhaps it is of no value to most people.
"Eventually a gourd full of ashes would be invented, which, if
dropped from the sky, would boil the oceans and burn the land
causing nothing to grow for many years. This would be the sign for a
certain Hopi to bring out the teachings in order to warn the world
that the third and final event would happen soon and could bring an
end to all life unless people correct themselves and their leaders
"The final stage, called
The Great Day of Purification, has been
described as a Mystery Egg in which the forces of the Swastika and
the Sun plus a third force symbolized by the color red culminate
either in total rebirth or total annihilation; we don't know which.
But the choice is yours; war and natural catastrophe may be
involved. The degree of violence will be determined by the degree of
inequity caused among the peoples of the world and in the balance of
nature. In this crisis rich and poor will be forced to struggle as
equals in order to survive.
"The reality that it will be very violent is now almost taken for
granted among Traditional Hopi, but man still may lessen the
violence by correcting his treatment of nature and fellow man.
Ancient, spiritually based communities, such as the Hopi, must
especially be preserved and not forced to abandon their wise way of
life and the natural resources they have vowed to protect.
"The man-made system now destroying the Hopi is deeply involved in
similar violations throughout the world. The devastating reversal
predicted in the prophecies is part of the natural order.
who thrive from that system, its money and its laws, can manage to
stop destroying the Hopi then many may be able to survive the Day of
Purification and enter a new age of peace. But if no one is left to
continue the Hopi way, the hope for such an age is in vain.
"Since mankind has lost peace with one another through conflict due
to the new ways, the Great Spirit, the Great Creator, has punished
the people in many ways.
Through all of this there was always a
small group who survived to keep the original ways of life alive.
This small group is comprised of those who adhere to the laws of the
Creator, who keep the spiritual path open, out from the circle of
evil. According to our knowledge we are not quite out of the circle.
"Now we enter the time of testing that only the Great Creator can
confirm. The alignment of the planets, we were so kindly informed of
by the star watchers has been awaited by the Hopi. As the time
nears, the predicted behavior of the people accurately describes the
behavior of people in the 1990's.
When the end is near, we will see
a halo of mist around the heavenly bodies. Four times it will appear
around the sun as a warning that we MUST reform.
"Ambitious minds will decrease, while the people of good hearts, who
live in harmony with the earth, will increase until the earth is rid
of evil. If the Hopi are right, this will be accomplished and the
earth will bloom again.
The spiritual door is open. Why not join the
righteous people? The Horny Toad Woman gave Massau'u a promise that
she would help him in time of need, saying she too had a metal
After the Hopi have fulfilled their pattern of life,
Massau'u will be the leader, but not before, for He is the First and
He shall be the Last."