Their service to their people is to maintain the integrity of the information so that the instructions inherent within will be available to each member. This body of knowledge and instruction has been a guiding beacon for each generation for many thousands of years. Those parts that refer to past events must be maintained as well as descriptions of events to come. Only then can the big picture of the overall meaning of the Fourth World be comprehended, applied and thus well lived.
The Trilogy is not meant to represent the Fourth World view that Hopis hold in their hearts. It is merely one man’s view, who after 35 years of intimacy with the message chose to share what was in his heart, and to do so orally in order to maintain the integrity of sacred practice of oral tradition.When we hear stories, purely told from the heart, something magical happens. This is, after all, the original format for instruction. It is the first ‘media.’ In this high tech world where we are showered with too much information and assailed by bells and whistles, we have tended to become jaded and insensitive, a natural survival response. Before the advent of audio books, the modern oral tradition was an endangered cultural form. It is hoped that this tale will serve to reprogram the hearer into a receptive, imaginative listener.
The publication of this work coincides with a period of unprecedented global turmoil. Record storms, earthquake activity, global warming, wars and impending international financial collapse has everyone in limbo on how to respond. Only those cultures that have maintained a coherent view of the past, present, and future have a clue. The Hopis have maintained their knowledge of these times and have specific instructions on how to prepare for more severe times ahead. They are not alone as there are remote pockets of human integrity in the forgotten places of the world. Hopi, however, may be the only group who were instructed to share their knowledge with the rest of us at this time. Those of us who have taken it to heart are eternally grateful. This work is an offering to all brothers and sisters who can take to heart the ‘spiritual medicine’ aspect of it. May it bestow faith and courage for this Time of Purification of the Fourth World.