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Chief Arvol Looking Horse

19th Generation Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipeof the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Oyate.

The Great Conjunction

WINTER SOLSTICE 2020

DISCUSSED BY:
Chief Arvol Looking Horse
19th Generation Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe
of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Oyate.
Zoran Dimov
President of the International Romani Union
Dennis Simmons
Nyongar Nation Cultural Practitioner
& Caretaker of Sacred Sites
Grace Alvarez Sesma
Cultural Practitioner, Healer and Educator.
Ben Nuvamsa
Hopi Bear Clan Elder & Spokesperson
Chief Arvol Looking Horse is a Spiritual Adviser to the
Global Indigenous Council (GIC). Dennis Simmons and
Ben Nuvamsa are GIC Senior Directors.
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Grace Alvarez Sesma

SAYS GRACE ALVAREZ SEMSA:
 

 

Our Mother Earth is crying. If you are not able to be in person with people who are defending the land, then say your prayers, light a fire, get a bowl of water and pray over it. Send your strength to them wherever they are so that they can do their work.

All of your relatives in nature are counting on you and all of us to live the Indigenous way of being, which is that we are all related. We are all children of Mother Earth and we have a sacred responsibility to her and to each other.

Please, this is the time for you to stand up and speak out . . .  so that all of our descendants and all the descendants of our relatives in nature can live together.

Cultural Practitioner, Healer and Educator.

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Ben Nuvamsa

Hopi Bear Clan Elder & Spokesperson

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SAYS BEN NUVAMSA:


 

 

“While I am not at liberty to tell all that I know about the details of our traditional knowledge related to the solar system and this astrological event, I can express, in general terms, how events like this relate to life in general; and how we interpret what the heavens are telling us.

 

Astrology is an important part of our Hopii Kaa’tsi (Hopi Lifeways). It plays an important, critical role for most Indigenous Peoples. Hopii Kaa’tsi is guided by the heavens, the solar system, the alignment of the planets, stars, and astrologic events like the summer and winter solstices, the solar eclipses, the lunar eclipses, and the ‘great conjunction’ . . .” 

Hopi Bear Clan Elder & Spokesperson
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Zoran Dimov

SAYS ZORAN DIMOV:

 

“We Roma come from India. That is our ancestral homeland. We are descended from that land. We are also one of the oldest tribal nations in the world.

 

We are part of the oldest civilizations. Just as the Aztecs are known and the Maya, the Roma are part of those ancient civilizations. We, Roma, are trying to preserve our traditions, our culture.

 

We want peace, tolerance, and equality to be established . . .”

President of the International Romani Union

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Our relatives above are illuminating this choice for us . . .

“Our Roma ancestors were astronomers before they embarked upon the journey that led them to astrology. They contributed to the great Yuga Cycle, one of human history’s sacred life charts. The beginning of the current Great Cycle of the Maya coincides with the start of Kali Yuga, the Yuga cycle we are presently in. Both the Maya and our Roma ancestors counted eras by the cycles between Great Conjunctions, 20 year-periods. Many have concluded that the Great Cycle of the Maya ends with the Great Conjunction on the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2020. The Kali Yuga, which we are presently experiencing, is also passing. We are told that as this circle closes, the many shadows cast through its duration will be lifted. One part of the Yuga cycle corresponds exactly with the Mayan calendar.

 

Astronomers among the Roma and our kin in India, and astronomers among the Maya in Mesoamerica, were observing the same cycles, searching deep in the same heavens. They were being informed by the same celestial powers, which is surely a definition of universal wisdom. We have entered a period where, as human beings, we have a choice to make. We can listen to this ancient wisdom and come together to save our Mother Earth and ourselves by choosing to live in a compassionate and cooperative way, or we can stay on the road of selfishness, greed, and violence that has culminated in this chaos and destruction. Our relatives above are illuminating this choice for us.”

Náhkȯxho’óxeóó’ėstse/Bulka Werynninny Waangaka (Rain),

Executive Director – Global Indigenous Council.

Delegate, International Romani Union.

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“We were raised in the Amazon rainforest, in Brazil, and that is why the whites do not know us. They are content to attack and destroy our forest as they wish. It is not their land, but they declared it is. They say: ‘This forest is ours. We are going to pull the gold out of the soil, cut down its trees and we are going to install here other whites who need land, the cattle ranchers, the settlers, and then we will finish with the Yanomami.’ It is with these words that they have always destroyed the forest. But today, they are ready to end what little remains. They have already destroyed our paths, dirtied our rivers, poisoned the fish, burned the trees and the animals we hunt. They also kill us with their epidemics.
 

We take care of the forest for everyone, not just for the Yanomami and isolated peoples. We work with our shamans, who know these things well, who have the wisdom that comes from contact with the land. My people have the right to live in peace and in good health, because they live in their own home. We are at home in the forest! Whites cannot destroy our home, otherwise it will not end well for the world.”
 

Davi Kobenawä (Kopenawa) Yanomamö – The “Dalai Lama of the Rainforest.”
Yanomami shaman and recipient of the Right Livelihood Award.

We take care of the forest for everyone . . .

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Dennis Simmons
Nyongar Nation Cultural Practitioner & Caretaker of the Sacred Sites
Moon Gazing

At this time, all Nations of Mother Earth on the day of Solstice and the Great Conjunction need to join in prayer . . .

At this time, all Nations of Mother Earth on the day of Solstice and the Great Conjunction need to join in prayer . . .

“My name is Ohks-su-yi-stah-mik (Bobtail Bull). During this time of the Winter Solstice 2020 I am reminded of the significance that the Moon, Sun and Stars play in my life and the lives of our long-gone teachers who passed on their knowledge that has filtered down to us, the modern keepers of ancient knowledge. The Beaver Bundle Keepers were the timekeepers for the Blackfoot Confederacy. They had knowledge of the universe and the Star People as they were known to us. I am thankful to those, the bundle keepers, for keeping this knowledge alive.

 

As we travel into another year, the ceremonies held in preparation for the coming seasons provide a time of prayer for healing the world as we now know it. At this time, all Nations of Mother Earth on the day of Solstice and the Great Conjunction need to join in prayer for our loved ones, those who are here and those that were gifted life with the Creator on the other side. Prayers for all living things with whom we share the Earth with. Be reminded that we are all a part of the big picture, from the Wolf Trail (Milky Way) to the Seven Brothers in the sky (Great Bear), to the fish at the bottom of the deepest ocean.

 

Ask the creator for a prayerful year yet to come. For a rebirth. For a new beginning. This is the sign with this planetary alignment.”

Ohks-su-yi-stah-mik (Nolan Yellow Kidney, Sr.) Blackfeet Sun Dance Leader.

Spiritual Adviser – Global Indigenous Council.