The Hopi Survival Kit
Celebrate Life, Blend With The Landscape
Creator: Thomas E. Mails
Played by: Peter Cameron Rowland
Game II Core Wave: "Ancient Ideas in Modern
Times" or "Time Transcendent Ideas."
The ancient, time -transcendent, Hopi message is the message of all time. Live Simply. Celebrate Life. Blend with The Landscape.
We've evolved technologically beyond our spiritual ability. In denial, many are acting like it's no big deal, there's no crisis, denying the impending, inevitable crash of this civilization. What makes a creature foul its own nest? Does the question that we might be wrong make us self destructive. In "Ishamel" by Daniel Quinn, how things came to be this way is described as the mother culture myth of man fullfilling his destiny, conquering the world, creating paradise, pulling himself out of the slime, casting mankind as the enemy of the world. If we are the pinnacle of evolution, the top, then there's no where to go but out. The fundamental flaw is we exempt ourselves from natural laws.
The Hopi knew when the time was to reveal their secret. As the Elderly-elders leave, the message will remain. The Hopi message has been consistant for hundreds of years. The ancient idea was presented to the modern U.N. Amazingly these Hopi stories have survived almost a thousand years. Prophecies and Instructions released outside Hopi circles in print have now come to be on the Web. That's an amazing journey.
We've developed methods of mass destruction revealing our conscious and subconscious desire to kill ourselves. That this is tolerated as acceptable shows how archtypical the self destructive desire is. Most of us know: the difference between "good and bad," life affirming behavior and what is peaceful and what is not. We know pain. We know the sanctity of life. We all know it, but slumber. Is this an inherent code to keep our numbers down when we over do it?
Many have explored these questions. Rebirthing examines the fundamental self destructive tendency humans have. Our materialism is explained as our hunter-gatherer instincts by Timothy Miller's "How to Want What You Have". Miller reveals our hunger for more as inevitable and insurmountable, but by recognized, managable. Seeking happiness in acquiring more is futile. Miller recommends a course of compassion, attention and gratitude.
There are a lot of different sources for the same message.
Deepest for me:
I want to succeed over the resistance in myself to be a better person. I see that like Hotevilla, what happens to the world happens to me, what happens to me happens to the world.
We cannot change unless we survive but we will not survive unless we change. Seeking immortality, our species' responsiblity grows. Survival is following the natural law.
[According to Hopi prophecy] "The time will come to pass when the minds of men will become deluded and the words of the wise will be ignored."
That time, unfortuanately, has already come. Imagine a culture where we pay sports athletes and movie stars more than we pay our teachers. Well, I suppose that's a good thing. At least we know the people who become educators are more worried about education than money...