Meditations with the Hopi
This is a story of creation and change, of prophecy and fulfillment in the world we all journey through--a world the Hopi call koyaanisqatsi, or "world out of balance." A heartfelt and reverential view of the Hopi Way as seen by one of the few white men to have lived within this ancient culture, Meditations with the Hopi imparts to us the essence of the Hopi experience--from child's first cry to soul's departure, each transition celebrated in song and ritual.
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The Emergence In The Present World
3 THE MIGRATIONS
4 THE CEREMONIES
5 THE HOPI SOCIAL CYCLE
6 THE UPPERWORLD AND THE HOPI PROPHECY
7 CONCLUSION AND THE BANANA CLAN
GLOSSARY OF HOPI WORDS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
AHOLI animals balance Banana Clan Bean Dance Bear & Company blessing blue corn bride bring brother called Canyon Catsina ceremony celebrated ceremonial cycle Chaco child cloud corn meal Creator culture desert eagle Earth Eototo fire germinate girls grinds hair Hopi ceremonial Hopi Prophecy Hopi spirituality Hopi village Hopi world Hotevilla human humankind initiation Kachina kiva Kwahu live marriage Massoua Matsop meditation migrations mother mystery mythical Native American Navajo Niman Catsina Oraibi Pahana pahos path petroglyph phase of creation piki plants Powamu prayer Pueblo Puebloan purification rabbit religious remember reverence rite ritual Robert Boissiere rock sacred shrines San Francisco Peaks sand Second Mesa sing the Song sipapuni society Song of Creation Sotuknang South Soyal Soyoko Spider Woman spirit Sun Father Sun Girl symbol Taiowa Tawa Tawamana TOKPELA Tuwa Underworld Upperworld village of Shipaulovi village square vision Walpi Wuwuchim
Page 20 - ... the Hopi are a fascination in the public mind. More than any other group in North, Central, or South America, the Hopi have retained their aboriginal culture, with its religious expression in its purest form. And they embody a philosophy of life totally in balance with their physical and spiritual environment.
Page 21 - Within Hopi rituals and sacred ceremonies, the ancient knowledge of early humanity is deposited. It is brought to us without interruption or corruption. Most of us will go to Hopi driven by the force of the primeval need to be in communion with the source, even though we may not consciously recognize our need.