Shamanic Magic, Iroquois Confederation and the US Constitution
Sunday's Past Life Regression workshop including students studying and teaching martial arts and yoga. The energies were high; the information enlightening and transformational.
My favorite part of past life regressions with large groups, is when 2 people in the room have connecting past lives that are later revealed, when they discuss what they experienced. Usually I am not involved in the related adventures, but Sunday was different.
The first regression was to a Native American past life ... which began with gentle flute music. From there I was guided by the spirits of the Native Americans who filled the room. Very powerful entities.
As I led the regression, I saw, and described to the class, a sand painting, a colorful and detailed mandala, which turned into a wheel (karmic) that became a clock, which began to spiral upward. As it did, students became one with the grains of sand, blowing in the wind, spiraling backwards through time where they were to find:
I immediately was taken to an area presently called the St Lawrence Seaway. I heard its name several times in my mind so I wouldn't forget it. Though I had heard of it before, I didn't know exactly where it was, and I have never visited there in this lifetime. Later I discovered that this area was called the "Garden of the Great Spirit" by the natives who lived there long ago. Maps of the area
I saw myself as an Iroquois Indian, male, 30's, married with a baby (saw my wife carrying a papoose). I was a hunter and trapper living in the 1600's. I had an accident and my left hand was severed at the wrist. Later I met a shaman. It was night as we sat by a fire. He threw something into the fire and I saw a bright flash of white light move towards the sky. It morphed into the universe. He called me the Great White Teacher. Another spark of light touched my wrist and my hand was healed.
At the same time ... another student, Marshall, from Boston, saw himself as a shaman named Oadtl, who Marshall described much like the shaman who healed my hand. Marshall recounted his past life in which Oadtl healed a woman's left hand by placing a crystal in it. He drew the image for the class before I told them about my regression. Oadtl had magical powers. Very cool.
During the workshop I was guided to give Marshall a small clear quartz crystal wand. When the workshop was over, he felt guided to give me a crystal in exchange. It was a black hematite Indian arrowhead. Later I realized the symbology, the magician and the indian.
The archetypes received in other past life regressions, meditations, and the art work created by students to understand their lessons and destinies, all reflected the same theme ... we are close to zero point.
Email from a reader ...
After reading your blog about yesterday's workshop, I felt I had to write. Although I am not a Native American, I feel very close to that energy, especially to the Indians of the Iroquois Confederacy, who lived in what is now New York State.
The founding fathers of the USA used the Iroquois Confederacy as a model for the Constitution of their new democracy.
There are so many layers of riches to be discovered in studying the cultures of the indigenous peoples of our continent. The time period you speak of, the 1600's, was a particularly difficult time, as Indian and European cultures inevitably came into conflict.
One of my favorite saints is Kateri Tekakwitha, a woman born in 1656 in what is now the Mohawk Valley in upstate NY. She died in a mission on the St. Lawrence River, just outside the city of Montreal in 1680. Although the Catholic Church claims her to be one of theirs, I see her as a bridge between cultures. (An interesting coincidence is that the original date for your UN talk was July 14, Kateri's feast day.) She is called "The Lily of the Mohawks," the "Mohawk Maiden," the "Pure and Tender Lily," and the "Fairest Flower among True Men."
The Iroquois have a beautiful legend about the Great Peacemaker who was born of a virgin (like another great religious figure) and who would return when the time was right.
The Peacemaker, through a spokesman named Hiawatha (the Peacemaker, himself, was a stutterer), convinced warring tribal leaders and their people to stop their murderous ways. The most evil leader, after his change of heart, was awarded with the position of presiding chief of the new confederacy of tribes. The name of the formerly evil one is remembered to this day, as it was deemed the ongoing title of the leader of the Iroquois Confederacy. Such belief in basic goodness and the ability to turn one's life around!
Thank you for all your work.
Blessings to you and your family.
About the Great Peacemaker ...
The Great Peacemaker, sometimes referred to as Deganawida or "Dekanawida" (although as a mark of respect the Iroquois avoid referring to him by this name except in special circumstances), was the traditional founder, with Hiawatha, of the Haudenosaunee (commonly called the Iroquois) confederacy, a political and cultural union of Native American tribes. Although the formal inheritor of this confederacy includes only lands in what is now New York State, the impact of the union was far-reaching and certainly includes the related people in Ontario, Quebec, Pennsylvania, Ohio and other places.
The Haudenosaunee name for The Great Peacemaker (Mohawk, Skennenrahawi) means Two River Currents Flowing Together.
The legends about The Peacemaker are conflicting. It is reported that he was born a Huron. By some accounts it was a virgin birth. Others say he was born an Onondaga and later adopted by the Mohawks.
By all accounts he was a prophet who counseled peace among the warring tribes. He also called for an end to cannibalism. His disciple Hiawatha, a Mohawk renowned for his oratory, helped him achieve his vision.
This vision, from the Great Maker, that peace would come to all nations, led him to spend his life working to bring this to fruition for the Haudenosaunee.
In his shamanic prophecy, he referred to a white serpent who would come to their lands and make friends with his people, only to later deceive them. According to the prophecy, at the end times, a red serpent would make war on the white one and after a season, a black serpent would come and defeat them both.
He said that his nation would accept those of other origins into their safekeeping. Because of their worship of, and obedience to, the Great Maker, the Haudenosaunee would be protected from the disasters to come.
The Great Peacemaker established a council of clan and village chiefs to govern the confederacy. The tribes each had an equal voice and all decisions were made by consensus.
Led by The Great Peacemaker and Hiawatha, the Haudenosaunee became the dominant Native American group in the northeast woodlands.
The Gayanashagowa, their law, became the constitution of the Iroquois confederacy.
Deganawida and Hiawatha
As always we go to the Founding Fathers and the Masonic Program moving west to the American continental. Got it! Thanks Patricia!
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