The Lighting of the Sacred Fire
Source: Grandmothers Council the  World: Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet 
Written by Carol Schaefer 
 Published by Trumpeter Books, Boston, 2006

Hopi prophecies says that true peace will come when all four races of humanity come together.  The Grandmothers Council helped fulfill this prophecy.

                                          
 
       

 

 

 

 

 

"In a magical valley, protected by the ancient spirits of the towering Catskill Mountains, a sacred fire was lit.

"The flame that kindled the sacred fire was originally ignited in 1986 just outside the United Nations building by Chief Shenandoah of the Iroquois Nation. He rubbed two sticks together to create a spark, then lit a torch for peace in the International Year of Peace. That morning, in the gleaming sunlight of a beautiful sunrise, the UN building shone like the envisioned "Great Hall of Mica" spoken of in Hopi prophecy for over a thousand years. A message was to be delivered at an amazing shining place at the time of the "Great Turning" in hopes of ushering in a millennium of peace in the world. The Hopi knew the times described in the prophecy had come.

"Through extraordinary cooperation, the peace torch traveled from the Great hall of Mica around the world through sixty-two countries in eighty-six days. During the fames miraculous journey, it was borne by thousands of runners and witnessed by millions of people, including many world leaders ... When the torch returned to the United Nations, there were many incredible stories about the powerful alchemical nature of the fire. Afterward, the flame was brought to the altar of the holy Santurario de Chimayo in New Mexico where it has since been kept burning, except for when it traveled to the hallowed land of the Iroquois in 2004.

"Surrounded by golden woods and in the cool, still, evening air of mid-October, 2004, the flame initiated an unprecedented and historic gathering of thirteen indigenous Grandmothers from around the world, keepers of their tribes' teachings from original times. The Grandmothers had come to fulfill another ancient prophecy, known by many of the world's indigenous tribes: "When the Grandmothers from the four directions, speak, anew time is coming..."
 

 

 

 

                                     
  Source: Grandmothers Council the  World: Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet 
Written by Carole Schaeffer 
 Published by Trumpeter Books, Boston, 2006
 

 

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