compiled by Dee Finney


Note from Dee.  Normally, I begin a web page based on just one dream, but this one is different.  It is comprised of multiple dreams that I've had recently, all with the same theme as you will see.  Please bear with me through the dreams because each one builds on the one prior to it, and the last one will surprise even those who cannot see the use of dreams to themselves.

Dee Finney


12-24-09 - SERIES OF DREAMS - SOME LUCID  - It took about 2 or more hours to dream this.

I  was creating an open grid of rainbow colored squares - both horizontal and vertical.  It was so pretty to look at, I wanted to save it as a computer file so I could cross stitch it in a needlepoint type work of art.  But I realized I couldn't save it in a computer file from a dream.  I also realized then that this grid was way too large to fit on a computer file. 

All of a sudden, I realized I was in a large warehouse type room because I saw two tan file cabinets behind the grid, and then I saw two Indian men dressed in deer skin full length garb with pants crouched down in front of the file cabinets.

Even thought I knew I couldn't save this grid to a computer file, I still wanted to work with the grid, and then I saw the name Black Elk behind the grid.

I then was in a room preparing to cut up the grid and eat it so it was part of me somehow. I had a knife, fork, and another large implement set up with a plate to do this on a counter.

NOTE:  I had at least 5 grid dreams in the last year prior to this. I also had multiple grid dreams in earlier years.  I can only assume this is something important we need to know about.

See:  http://www.greatdreams.com/grid.htm

  1. 2-7-09 - DREAM - It seemed I was in England in a very old house.  The sofa in the livingroom was an ugly yellowish color and I was determined to fix that so the sofa cushions were all taken off and changed to brown and white tweed, but not put back together until a 'gentleman' from America came to visit.  Then we quickly put the sofa back together like a puzzle.  . I was afraid of a short circuit fire in the corner of the house.  I made dinner for a group of people, which was all cooked in the oven.  I opened the oven to show the people the dinner, and it was all American meats except for a tall dark loaf of bread which broke in half and fell apart when I looked at it.  At the end I was looking at a grid-like puzzle and I knew I had to take out #65 to eliminate the danger there.


    6-10-09 - DREAM - I was in the backyard of my 16th St. house.  We had a really bad storm and the water froze under the shingles of the garage, which raised them up really high (they were emerald green)  The next morning, the ice all thawed and the shingles started sliding off the roof.  I was going to run into the house to tell my Father about it, when I heard a strange noise.  And when I looked a huge baby eagle with its white baby feathers and a naked neck and head flopped down onto the roof of the garage.  This baby eagle was about 2 feet long so I knew it was going to be a huge eagle when it was grown.

    NOTE: This might relate to the grid shift and alignment that is coming:


    I had two dreams back to back today.

    In the first one I was working on a computer devising sentences about 'vases' in space. Each sentence was a different description of the same basic thing. When i was done with the sentences and looks at them all together, it took on the shape of a UFO.

    I got up, went to the bathroom, thinking about that dream and I didn't feel like getting up though I usually am up by then, so I went back to bed and instantly fell asleep.

    I found myself in a classroom, telling the class about the statements I had made about the vases in space.

    And then I had a map of the United States I wanted to show everyone. I would have liked to have made copies of it for all 30 students in the class, but I knew that took a lot of ink to make that many colored copies, so I asked the teacher if we could just pass it around so everyone could see it. The map was of the United States and it was obviously in the shape of a dove with its head in Texas. 


    10-30-09 - NAP DREAM -  I was in a room like a studio with Dr. Louis Turi.  He had just played the piano, playing the Bohemian Rhapsody, and he gave me a "complimentary copy" of the tape for me to play for myself.

    I was lining up blocks of some kind in a grid in a box - probably like 12 x 12. 

    Dr. Turi said, Let me play it for you, and just as he turned on the player, I woke up at that instant.

    Naturally, I went to youtube.com to play the music to see what I missed.

    Here it is by Queen, which means a lot because I got an e-mail today that my cousin Richard had died at age 73.

    BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY by Queen is about death:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irp8CNj9qBI&NR=1

    I decided to play Queen's song in their order -  another coincidence - synchronicity

    THE SHOW MUST GO ON:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ADh8Fs3YdU&NR=1&feature=fvwp

    DON'T STOP ME NOW: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgzGwKwLmgM&ob=av3e

    WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04854XqcfCY
    note:  I ihave a new favorite.  I live by this one now:


11-7-09 - DREAM - I was watching a pink, yellow, and white grid.  On this grid were the letters, p, y, and f, and some figures I don't recall. I was rearranging the letters in a pattern that matched - not so random.  Then, in the bottom row, I saw some cartoonish figures -  a tall thin man, a shorter fat man, and some kind of animal - like donkey or a deer.

I woke up at precisely 3:30 a.m.

I went to the bathroom and then back to bed, not caring if I remembered the dream or not.

DREAM 2.  I was working on a computer, and there was on the screen at the far upper right, a little square with 2 figures in it - a silver ball and an animal like a tiny monkey or something, and the instructions were to slide the monkey into the ball to open the program which I did.

The program brought up some typing I had done long ago  (I actually remember this program from a previous dream a long time ago)  At this point, I had a cream colored square box which I could point at the screen and make the type larger or smaller as desired, which I started to do, but a man came into the room behind me and I didn't want them to see what I had typed, so I shut the program off.

I went into the kitchen with the man and there was another computer there, and there was a woman there who was having trouble seeing the screen. I thought my program on the other computer would really help her, but it wasn't installed on this computer, and my cream colored gizmo wouldn't work without the program,, so I couldn't help her.

I decided to go outside, which  I did without putting on my shoes.  So, I was outside, barefoot, and a trash truck came down the road toward me.  For some reason, I didn't trust the guy driving the truck, so I walked off into the woods which was all deep sandy type soil.  It was soft and didn't hurt my feet.  As I walked along between the trees, I saw a red and white house in the distance and some women or girls behind it, so I headed for that building.

When I got there, there was a young woman out back, and when I walked up to her and she asked me what I wanted, I told her I was looking for the restaurant.

She said, "Well, this is it!  Come on in!"

I walked into the building with her, feeling my pockets and realizing that I had no money with me so I couldn't buy anything.

We walked into the dining room, and I was feeling rather weak from the walk and not eating anything prior to that, so I sat down at a table.

At the next table, a family was having breakfast, and their meal was huge, starting with a huge bowl of soup with a tomato base, and vegetables in it, and there was platters of eggs, sausage, rectangular pieces of baloney, all kinds of things.  It was a huge meal.

I remembered I had no money to buy anything, and I didn't want to beg for some of their food.  I looked at the rectangular pieces of baloney and wondered if I could snag one - just enough to get my energy back enough to walk home.

I think I woke up enough to realize I was hungry, but fell back asleep again.

I was then walking back home and discovered that the trash man had just knocked over our trash bucket and didn't pick it up again.  I remember seeing pink sponges in it, scattered about. 

Somehow, I got into a school bus and the young driver took me to the school, where we saw trash buckets knocked over there too.  The driver missed the driveway by a few feet, backed up and went into a driveway and then into a long garage, where I saw sky blue colored sponges.  He said he would make sure all that garbage with the pink sponges would get picked up, using a different trash pickup truck, and he did.

I woke up at precisely 5:30 a.m. to a vision in which Joe was answering the bedroom phone while I was coming out of the bathroom, and asking who was calling. 


11-12-09 - DREAM - I was working on a computer, making a grid-like page about people.  (I didn't realize until I woke up that it was a genealogy page).  It had small photos of the person, followed by a very short description and didn't allow for long words, just little short descriptions.

I then went outside and got into a beautiful large bright yellow car, and drove it like it was my first time driving.  I had a real hard time turning corners with it.  But I managed to drive it down the road to our new house.

As it turned out, I loved the house and property.  It was out in the country - a large farm house.  Apparently I did all the work myself, and mowed the lawn too low, and vowed that next time I mowed, I would raise the mower up a bit so it didn't leave grooves in the lawn.

I was out in the driveway, using a hose to wash the dirt aside when a car pulled up, and I recognized the woman who got out -  it was the same woman from my computer page - my mother-in-law.  She was never that thin in real life, and I wondered if my husband would even recognize her.

We went up some stairs into the kitchen where my lst husband (Jim) was sitting at the kitchen table eating a sandwich.  He looked up and said lovingly to the woman,  "Mom!!!!"  and he got up and hugged her.

A few moments later, we went into the huge livingroom that had a really high ceilings maybe like 14 or 16 feet high, and a narrow open stairway to the second floor where the bedrooms were.

That's where I woke up, feeling happy to have such a beautiful place to live.

NOTE:  That house was totally unlike what Joe and I want to live in - a one story house - ranch style - with no stairs in it.

12-18-09 - DREAM - This was a lucid dream.  I was creating and shifting lines and threads all in black and white and there were ridges alongs the threads that were vertical. 

I have had multiple dreams like this recently.


12-18-09 - DREAM -  I was living in an apartment complex - seemingly where lower class people lived.  My apartment door fronted on a sidewalk that had an awning of some type over it, held up by poles all along the walkway so people could walk from apartment to apartment without getting wet from rain or whatever.

My door was open, and people were walking by and kids were outside playing.  All of a sudden, a little girl got hit by a car and she ended up curled in a ball right outside my door.  I noted that she was dressed in black and white and was very small. 

I immediately called the police through 911 and asked for an ambulance.  The longer I talked to them, the madder I got because the man on the other end talked in slow motion it seemed, and instead of taking down what I was telling him, he insisted on asking questions at his rate of speed and ignoring what I was saying.  At one point, he said, "George Noory says,"  and proceeded to tell me that I should just answer his questions. He sounded like he was quite old for his job.  I managed to tell him about the little girl, her age (10) and that she had been hit by a car and that we needed an ambulance.  After I hung up the phone, really pissed off at the guy and called him a son-of-a-bitch to a neighbor - I realized that I hadn't given him the address where I lived, but then figured he probably had that information on a screen in front of him at the station taken from the phone call that was coming in.

Before I could go back outside, another neighbor, also dressed in black and white, scooped up the little girl and ran off with her down the sidewalk and took her to her apartment, which I noted was also #10.  I knew you should never move a victim of an accident and hoped she hadn't made things worse by picking up the little girl.

I ran down to her apartment to make sure the little girl was okay and found the little girl laying on the floor in the woman's apartment, still curled up in a little ball, realizing how small she was for her age. 

Other people were coming by and telling me their problems.  One woman said she had lost her keys to her kitchen door, and I asked her if she had had her lock changed.  She said she hadn't and ran down to the apartment complex office to ask to have that done.

I went back outside to wait for the ambulance at the end of walkway by the street, having to get past three large men who were carrying leather mattresses and couches in a tan color down the walkway.  Fortunately, they went into the apartment complex office and got out of my way, just as the ambulance driver pulled up with a cart to put the little girl on to take her to the hospital.  I noted that he was also in black and white and the cart was black.

I told the ambulance driver where the little girl was and he rushed down to apartment 10 with his cart to take care of the little girl.

I woke up, but don't know why, but I can't remember anything else after the ambulance driver arrived.

Either before or after, I could hear a man telling me that the next time I created a grid, I shouldn't leave ridges on the lines.


12-20-09 - DREAM - I was creating and replacing rows both horizontal and vertical alignment in larger blocks than previously.  At one point I said, "I need to change this because you are the only one who killed his sister."  At another point I realized that every horizontal replacement made the whole larger and that was not my intention.  To make a larger pattern was not the intent. I could at no time see the entire grid this time. It was all in black and white.

On 12-24-09 I had the rainbow grid dream which this page started with.  On 12-25-09 - I dreamed 4 times of the grid - it started with the rainbow grid and the farther down it went, the more solid and dark it became, and finally ended in light blue with 5 websites of my own at the end about the grid systems we are a part of.

12-25-09 - NAP DREAM - I was getting down to the bottom of the grid pattern and it was almost solid black and immovable, so I start overlaying the black with gold.  That made all the difference in its beauty.

12-26-09 - NAP DREAM - I was watching many medium brown squares coming down in a grid pattern and when they reached as far down as they could go, they all simultaneously turned in a sky blue color and were very beautiful.

12-27-09 - DREAM -  I was working on creating a grid - and it was all light brown squares.  When it was complete, I went over the center squares is sky blue 0's.  It was pretty, but more than that - they had a purpose.

1-1-2010 -  DREAM - I was creating a grid of stones upon a large rock.  Each stone had to be equidistant from all the other rocks  spaced perfectly apart.  I used a stick to measure the distances and it was very difficult because the rock was not perfectly smooth and it had multiple layers and undulations.  I also didn't seem to have enough stones to complete the work.

Another idea came to me for a concert that was going to be demonstrated that evening.  A friend of mine who I will call Steve, a teenager who played the horn was going to come into the school and demonstrate what a good musician can do. His father Ray had introduced us in the church we attended on Sundays.

I collected a variety of items he was going to have to start with to make music, a couple rocks, a cardboard box, a metal pail, two sticks, a scrub brush, another square sheet of metal, a washboard, just things one would find around the house.

My locksmith boss looked askance at what I was doing to collect such an odd assortment of things and expect music to come from them, but I knew better and I knew the genius of young Steve and what he could do.

Finally, the evening came and Steve arrived with his horn, and I showed him the array of things he could use to make music with. He nodded in agreement.

The students came in and sat down and Steve began to play music with all the things I gave to him, and then he brought out his horn to play and when he did, another young boy came into the room with a beautiful gold trumpet and Gabriel stood at the front of the concert hall and blew his horn.

I turned around then, and the fish tank which was 4 x 4 feet square was behind me, and inside of it were swimming and gliding, perfectly equidistant from each, hundreds of tiny zebras, with their feet curled under them, looking perfectly happy and content.




By Michael H. Brown

A short while ago we carried a report about a former newspaper journalist and radio host from Illinois who says he has been given prophecies since childhood from the Archangel Gabriel, and most recently, visions pertaining to a "great storm" that will soon "break."

This storm supposedly involves a general global upheaval, and I found it interesting because I recalled an article about photographers at the World Trade Center who saw a mysterious man blowing a trumpet right after September 11 -- a haunting echo in the cement canyons of Manhattan, as smoke still continued to rise. We have written of this before. When one photographer who goes by the professional name of Miklos, hearing about the man on the radio, went to take his picture, according to a newspaper account, his shutter would not depress. He and others were left only with the memory of the man illuminated in shafts of eerie, dusty light.

A mysterious stranger. A trumpet. Naturally, those who believe it was an angel identified him as Gabriel.

And if so, one is made to wonder if
it further relates to countless reports during the past several decades of mysterious hitch-hikers who are picked up on highways, mention that Gabriel is about to blow his trumpet, and then vanish. They are known as "vanishing hitch-hikers," and the stories, apocryphal or not, are widespread.

Was September 11 the event in which the long foretold "trumpet of Gabriel" finally sounded? And is it a prelude to a much greater storm to come?

During the 1960s, hitchhikers were being reported all the way down to Brazil. Went one story: A minister was motoring down a road to make a sick call when he spotted a young male on a stretch of uninhabited land. He picked up the man and they began to speak of Jesus. The preacher said he believed the Lord's coming was drawing near. "Well, that may be sooner than you think," the stranger replied. And when the minister turned to look, the young man was gone. On the New York State Thruway have been similar accounts of a "beautiful young hippie" clad in shining white who supposedly would enter a car, buckle his seat belt in the back seat, and talk about religion. Mainly he seemed to want to know if the driver believed in the Second Coming. When drivers turned around to answer him, the hitchhiker had vanished -- leaving his seatbelt fastened (according to a professor who studied this, Lydia M. Fish of the State University College of New York at Buffalo).

We investigated this matter and found reports in Pennsylvania and Virginia and Maryland, in Ohio, in West Virginia. There are hitchhiker stories from Massachusetts to California. "Well, the Lord is coming soon," one such hitchhiker, this time an old man, allegedly told Jack Mattox, a retired factory manager from Mattoon, Illinois, with whom we spoke.

That was 1979. The reports mushroomed in the 1990s. In Eureka, Missouri, a witness named Gary Ridings said he picked up a guy with silverish hair on Highway 270 in 1993 while he was driving a pickup. It was around the time of the Mississippi flooding. "This fellow said, 'The coming of the Lord is at hand,' and when I turned to the right side -- he was on the right side and I had been looking to the left -- he wasn't in the truck any longer. He was gone."

Excitement was generated on a Christian television network when a female caller recounted the story of an old shabby-looking man who was walking along the highway. As the woman picked him up (prompted by a "voice"), he suddenly looked neat and clean and said, "The Lord told you to pick me up." Then he supposedly added: "I have a message for you: Gabriel's trumpet is almost to his lips."

I have heard this time again: the mysterious stranger saying that Gabriel was about to sound his horn (as I reported in a book called The Trumpet of Gabriel). This seemed relevant because the trumpet in Revelation is used by angels to announce purification (8:7).

Real angels or false prophecy?

Tough to say. We must always to be on the lookout for deception (it is precisely the devil coming as an "angel of light" that Scripture warns about), at the same time that we must be open to prophecy (1 Corinthians 14:22). Gabriel is often pictured playing his trumpet, and he is certainly associated with the Blessed Mother and announcements. He is the angel of annunciation, mercy, and revelation. He foretold the Lord's first Coming. In lore, he is said to sit on the left-hand side of God. To Mohammedans, he was the spirit of truth. In Jewish legend, it was this great archangel who dealt destruction to Sodom and Gomorrah. He is the prince of justice as well as the angel of hope.

"The Archangel Gabriel is often pictured playing his trumpet," notes one observer, Mark Judelson. "In Islamic tradition, Gabriel revealed the Quran to the prophet Muhammad. In Jewish tradition, Gabriel interpreted Daniel's dreams. And in Christian tradition, Gabriel came to Mary and told her of the coming of Jesus."

Meanwhile, when angels sound trumpets in the Bible, it is when the seventh seal is opened, and it is a harbinger of major events, including warfare, something from the sky, and plagues.

This is what the Illinois man, Charles Johnston, describes as a coming storm (a period in which there will be a great international civil war, terror, and conflicts) and what we have long described as a "purification" (including tremendous natural events) to be followed by a glorious period. The question is whether the purification will stop at the cleansing stage or graduate to truly momentous events, including the Second Coming, long foretold in prophecies like those of Revelation.

TS - "Has the Seventh Seal been opened ?"*

FROM: http://www.psifly.com/cr2/index.php?topic=2948.msg22776


NOTE: In Revelation, St. John was told to 'eat' the scroll and part of it was bitter.

We wondered who the two Indians were.  One we were told was Black Elk. The other could be his father.

Black Elk & his father Elk

black elk and his father


The Angel with the Open Scroll

The failure of God's purpose is not the last word. In order to transcend failure and bring about repentance, human participation is required--and human suffering. Therefore John himself becomes an actor in the unfolding drama. He sees another angel (10:1) in addition to the four who had released the terrible invading cavalry from the east (9:14-15). This angel is distinguished from those four, and from most angels in John's visions, by being called mighty, or strong. The only "mighty angel" we have met before is the one John had seen in heaven "proclaiming with a loud voice, `Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?'" (5:2). The mighty angel in the present scene also has "a loud voice" (NASB) like the roar of a lion (v. 3). Moreover, the rainbow above his head (v. 1) recalls the rainbow encircling the throne of God in John's first glimpse of heaven (4:3), while the comparison of his face to the sun recalls the angel in John's introductory vision (1:16) who identified himself as the risen one (1:17-18).

In short, this mighty angel has an aura of divinity about him that prompted some older commentators to see him as none other than Jesus Christ himself. This is highly unlikely, yet the angel does represent God, or the power of God, in a way that most other angelic figures do not. He stands astride land and sea as one who is sovereign over both (v. 2; compare God's judgment on the land and the sea in connection with the first two trumpets). Although he is not Christ in person, he can be viewed as a divine agent acting on behalf of God and the Lamb. That Jesus uses certain angels to represent him in John's visions will become explicit in 22:16: "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches."

The mighty angel here, like the one in 5:2, is introduced in connection with a scroll (v. 2). The scroll in chapter 5 was last seen in the possession of the Lamb, and if this angel holds the same scroll, now open, it is clear that he is acting as the Lamb's agent or representative. Most commentators hesitate to identify the two scrolls because the first was called simply "a scroll" (Greek biblion, 5:1), while this one is a little scroll (using a diminutive form, biblaridion, vv. 1, 9, 10). Moreover, John mentions it as if seeing it for the first time (v. 2). Yet later (v. 8) he is told to take the scroll (Greek to biblion) from the angel's hand, indicating that the terms "scroll" and "little scroll" are used interchangeably. Perhaps the scroll is "little" only in relation to the gigantic angel who holds it. Its most conspicuous characteristic is that it lies open in the angel's hand (vv. 2, 8). By contrast, the scroll in chapter 5 was sealed. The overriding question in that chapter was when and by whom it would be opened (compare 5:2, 3, 5, 9). The simplest conclusion is that the scroll John will take from the angel's hand in this chapter is none other than the scroll taken by the Lamb in chapter 5 (see Mazzaferri 1989:271-74; Bauckham 1993:80-81). John has witnessed the breaking of its seals (6:1--8:5), so there is no reason why the scroll should not be open. Just as in chapter 5 the Lamb took the scroll in the presence of a "mighty angel" in order to open it, John must now take the open scroll from a mighty angel's hand in order for the plan of God to run its course (vv. 8-11).

First, however, the mighty angel and a voice from heaven (v. 4), acting together, supply a kind of fanfare to raise our level of excitement and expectancy. When the angel shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke (v. 3). John is about to write down their messages when the heavenly voice stops him: Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down (v. 4). Richard Bauckham rightly observes that "the process of increasingly severe warning judgments is not to be extended any further" because "such judgments do not produce repentance" (Bauckham 1993:82). He implies, however, that the seven thunders were somehow canceled simply because John did not write them down. On the contrary, John's point is that he has heard and therefore knows far more than he is telling. If anything, the seven thunders are more mysterious and more frightening for not being described in detail. Like the best modern writers of horror and fantasy (M. R. James, for example), John knows that sometimes "less is more," and that understatement can be an effective vehicle for wonder and suspense.

Nevertheless, the suppression of the seven thunders does hasten matters toward their conclusion. The mighty angel backs up the command not to write them down by swearing a solemn oath (vv. 5-7). His gesture of raising his right hand toward heaven (v. 5) recalls the "man clothed in linen" in one of Daniel's visions. He announced an interval of "a time, times, and half a time" before the prophecies would be fulfilled (Dan 12:7). The mighty angel, by contrast, swears that there will be no more delay (v. 6). Like the figure in Daniel, he swears by him who lives for ever and ever. But adds to this oath an elaborate reference to God's sovereignty as creator over the sky and earth and sea and everything in them (v. 6). This comes as a further reminder of the first four trumpets, with their demonstrations of God's power over each of these spheres of the created order (see 8:7-12).

The solemn assurance that there will be no more delay should not be taken literally. We have, after all, twelve more chapters to go. All it means is that seven thunders will not intervene before things move to their conclusion.

That the fulfillment is still future to John is shown by the expression in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet (v. 7). This does not happen until 11:15, after a period spread out over at least forty-two montes (11:2) or 1,260 days (11:3)--the prophetic equivalent of Daniel's "time, times and half a time" (see note on 11:2). The accent falls less on no more delay (v. 6) than on the fact that what is to come is God's mystery (v. 7). Because the future is in God's hands, it is bright, despite all the terrible things John has seen. Mystery does not imply a deep, dark secret. On the contrary, it is an open secret, or divine plan, that God announced to his servants the prophets (v. 7). The word "announce" is literally "to preach the gospel, or good news" (Greek euangelizo). The purpose of the mighty angel's oath is to assure John that the "bad news" of the first six trumpets is not God's last word. But in order to transform "bad news" into "good news," John himself must be drawn into the action, and with him all the people of God.

John's part in the realization of the mystery of God is made known to him by an experience similar to one that the prophet Ezekiel had (Ezek 2:9--3:3). Again the "voice from heaven" (vv. 4, 8) and the "mighty angel" act together (vv. 8-11). The voice tells John to take the scroll from the angel's hand. When he does so, the angel gives him further instructions: Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey (v. 9). The thought of eating the scroll instead of reading it is arresting. It is a thought that would probably not have occurred to any of us had we been writing the story. It appears that the common metaphor of "devouring" an interesting book has been taken literally!

We must know Ezekiel's story in order to understand what is going on. Ezekiel too was told to eat a scroll and "then go and speak to the house of Israel" (Ezek 3:1). Unlike John, Ezekiel had seen the scroll actually being unrolled. "On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe" (Ezek 2:9). When he ate it, "it tasted as sweet as honey" (Ezek 3:3), suggesting that Ezekiel's message would be sweet to him, though bitter to his hearers. John's experience is more complex. Nothing is said of what is written on the scroll, but the message is sweet as honey in John's mouth and sour in his stomach (v. 10). Even though John (and his fellow prophets) have the sweet privilege of hearing and delivering God's "good news" (v. 7), their prophecies will inevitably bring them sorrow and suffering. John knows this, for he is already a "brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus." He is on Patmos "because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus" (1:9).

Next commentary:
+The Prophecy of the Two Witnesses

Black Elk's rainbow

Black Elk's Vision

[The following is taken from the book Black Elk Speaks, by John G. Neihardt (New York: Washington Square Press, 1972), originally published in 1932. The book is Neihardt's recreation in English of the oral history that Black Elk, a medicine man (or "shaman," of the Oglala Sioux Indians, recounted for him in the Sioux language in 1931. I have selected those chapters and sections of chapters that deal most directly with Black Elk's visions and this ritual enactment of them for his tribe.]

From Chapter 2: Early Boyhood

I was four years old then, and I think it must have been the next summer that I first heard the voices. It was a happy summer and nothing was afraid, because in the Moon When the Ponies Shed (May) word came from the Wasichus [the White Men] that there would be peace and that they would not use the road any more and that all the soldiers would go away. The soldiers did go away and their towns were torn down; and in the Moon of Falling Leaves (November), they made a treaty with Red Cloud that said our country would be ours as long as grass should grow and water flow. You can see that it is not the grass and the water that have forgotten.

Maybe it was not this summer when I first heard the voices, but I think it was, because I know it was before I played with bows and arrows or rode a horse, and I was out playing alone when I heard them. It was like somebody calling me, and I thought it was my mother, but there was nobody there. This happened more than once, and always made me afraid, so that I ran home.

It was when I was five years old that my Grandfather made me a bow and some arrows. The grass was young and I was horseback. A thunder storm was coming from where the sun goes down, and just as I was riding into the woods along a creek, there was a kingbird sitting on a limb. This was not a dream, it happened. And I was going to shoot at the kingbird with the bow my Grandfather made, when the bird spoke and said: "The clouds all over are one-sided." Perhaps it meant that all the clouds were looking at me. And then it said: "Listen! A voice is calling you!" Then I looked up at the clouds, and two men were coming there, headfirst like arrows slanting down; and as they came, they sang a sacred song and the thunder was like drumming. I will sing it for you. The song and the drumming were like this:

Behold, a sacred voice is calling you;

All over the sky a sacred voice is calling.

I sat there gazing at them, and they were coming from the place where the giant lives (north). But when they were very close to me, they wheeled about toward where the sun goes down, and suddenly they were geese. Then they were gone, and the rain came with a big wind and a roaring. I did not tell this vision to any one. I liked to think about it, but I was afraid to tell it.

Chapter 3: The Great Vision

What happened after that until the summer I was nine years old is not a story. There were winters and summers, and they were good; for the Wasichus had made their iron road along the Platte and traveled there. This had cut the bison herd in two, but those that stayed in our country with us were more than could be counted, and we wandered without trouble in our land.

Now and then the voices would come back when I was out alone, like someone calling me, but what they wanted me to do I did not know. This did not happen very often, and when it did not happen, I forgot about it; for I was growing taller and was riding horses now and could shoot prairie chickens and rabbits with my bow. The boys of my people began very young to learn the ways of men, and no one taught us; we just learned by doing what we saw, and we were warriors at a time when boys now are like girls.

It was the summer when I was nine years old, and our people were moving slowly towards the Rocky Mountains. We camped one evening in a valley beside a little creek just before it ran into the Greasy Grass and there was a man by the name of Man Hip who liked me and asked me to eat with him in his tepee.

While I was eating, a voice came and said: "It is time; now they are calling you." The voice was so loud and clear that I believed it, and I thought I would just go where it wanted me to go. So I got right up and started. As I came out of the tepee, both my thighs began to hurt me, and suddenly it was like waking from a dream, and there wasn't any voice. So I went back into the tepee, but I didn't want to eat. Man Hip looked at me in a strange way and asked me what was wrong. I told him that my legs were hurting me.

The next morning the camp moved again, and I was riding with some boys. We stopped to get a drink from a creek, and when I got off my horse, my legs crumpled under me and I could not walk. So the boys helped me up and put me on my horse; and when we camped again that evening, I was sick. The next day the camp moved on to where the different bands of our people were coming together, and I rode in a pony drag, for I was very sick. Both my legs and both my arms were swollen badly and my face was all puffed up.

When we had camped again, I was lying in our tepee and my mother and father were sitting beside me. I could see out through the opening, and there two men were coming from the clouds, headfirst like arrows slanting down, and I knew they were the same that I had seen before. Each now carried a long spear, and from the points of these a jagged lightning flashed. They came clear down to the ground this time and stood a little way off and looked at me and said: "Hurry! Come! Your Grandfathers are calling you!"

Then they turned and left the ground like arrows slanting upward from the bow. When I got up to follow, my legs did not hurt me any more and I was very light. I went outside the tepee, and yonder where the men with flaming spears were going, a little cloud was coming very fast. It came and stooped and took me and turned back to where it came from, flying fast. And when I looked down I could see my mother and my father yonder, and I felt sorry to be leaving them.

Then there was nothing but the air and the swiftness of the little cloud that bore me and those two men still leading up to where white clouds were piled like mountains on a wide blue plain, and in them thunder beings lived and leaped and flashed. Now suddenly there was nothing but a world of cloud, and we three were there alone in the middle of a great white plain with snowy hills and mountains staring at us; and it was very still; but there were whispers.

Then the two men spoke together and they said: "Behold him, the being with four legs!"

I looked and saw a bay horse standing there, and he began to speak: "Behold me!" he said. "My life history you shall see." Then he wheeled about to where the sun goes down, and said: "Behold them! Their history you shall know."

I looked, and there were twelve black horses yonder all abreast with necklaces of bison hoofs, and they were beautiful, but I was frightened, because their manes were lightning and there was thunder in their nostrils.

Then the bay horse wheeled to where the great white giant lives (the north) and said: "Behold!" And yonder there were twelve white horses all abreast. Their manes were flowing like a blizzard wind and from their noses came a roaring, and all about them white geese soared and circled.

Then the bay wheeled round to where the sun shines continually (the east) and bade me look; and there twelve sorrel horses, with necklaces of elk's teeth, stood abreast with eyes that glimmered like the daybreak star and manes of morning light.

Then the bay wheeled once again to look upon the place where you are always facing (the south), and yonder stood twelve buckskins all abreast with horns upon their heads and manes that lived and grew like trees and grasses.

And when I had seen all these, the bay horse said: "Your Grandfathers are having a council. These shall take you; so have courage."

Then all the horses went into formation, four abreast--the blacks, the whites, the sorrels, and the buckskins--and stood behind the bay, who turned now to the west and neighed; and yonder suddenly the sky was terrible with a storm of plunging horses in all colors that shook the world with thunder, neighing back.

Now turning to the north the bay horse whinnied, and yonder all the sky roared with a mighty wind of running horses in all colors, neighing back.

And when he whinnied to the east, there too the sky was filled with glowing clouds of manes and tails of horses, in all colors singing back. Then to the south he called, and it was crowded with many colored, happy horses, nickering.

Then the bay horse spoke to me again and said: "See how your horses all come dancing!" I looked, and there were horses, horses everywhere--a whole skyful of horses dancing round me.

"Make haste!" the bay horse said; and we walked together side by side, while the blacks, the whites, the sorrels, and the buckskins followed, marching four by four.

I looked about me once again, and suddenly the dancing horses without number changed into animals of every kind and into all the fowls that are, and these fled back to the four quarters of the world from whence the horses came, and vanished.

Then as we walked, there was a heaped up cloud ahead that changed into a tepee, and a rainbow was the open door of it; and through the door I saw six old men sitting in a row.

The two men with the spears now stood beside me, one on either hand, and the horses took their places in their quarters, looking inward, four by four. And the oldest of the Grandfathers spoke with a kind voice and said: "Come right in and do not fear." And as he spoke, all the horses of the four quarters neighed to cheer me. So I went in and stood before the six, and they looked older than men can ever be--old like hills, like stars.

The oldest spoke again: "Your Grandfathers all over the world are having a council, and they have called you here to teach you." His voice was very kind, but I shook all over with fear now, for I knew that these were not old men, but the Powers of the World. And the first was the Power of the West; the second, of the North; the third, of the East; the fourth, of the South; the fifth, of the Sky; the sixth, of the Earth. I knew this, and was afraid, until the first Grandfather spoke again: "Behold them yonder where the sun goes down, the thunder beings! You shall see, and have from them my power; and they shall take you to the high and lonely center of the earth that you may see: even to the place where the sun continually shines, they shall take you there to understand."

And as he spoke of understanding, I looked up and saw the rainbow leap with flames of many colors over me.

Now there was a wooden cup in his hand and it was full of water and in the water was the sky.

"Take this," he said. "It is the power to make live, and it is yours."

Now he had a bow in his hands. "Take this," he said. "It is the power to destroy, and it is yours."

Then he pointed to himself and said: "Look close at him who is your spirit now, for you are his body and his name is Eagle Wing Stretches."

And saying this, he got up very tall and started running toward where the sun goes down; and suddenly he was a black horse that stopped and turned and looked at me, and the horse was very poor and sick; his ribs stood out.

Then the second Grandfather, he of the North, arose with a herb of power in his hand, and said: "Take this and hurry." I took and held it toward the black horse yonder. He fattened and was happy and came prancing to his place again and was the first Grandfather sitting there.

The second Grandfather, he of the North, spoke again: "Take courage. younger brother," he said; "on earth a nation you shall make live, for yours shall be the power of the white giant's wing, the cleansing wing." Then he got up very tall and started running toward the north; and when he turned toward me, it was a white goose wheeling. I looked about me now, and the horses in the west were thunders and the horses of the north were geese. And the second Grandfather sang two songs that were like this:

They are appearing, may you behold!

They are appearing, may you behold!

The thunder nation is appearing, behold!

They are appearing, may you behold!

They are appearing, may you behold!

The white geese nation is appearing,


And now it was the third Grandfather who spoke, he of where the sun shines continually. "Take courage, younger brother," he said, "for across the earth they shall take you!" Then he pointed to where the daybreak star was shining, and beneath the star two men were flying. "From them you shall have power," he said, "from them who have awakened all the beings of the earth with roots and legs and wings." And as he said this, he held in his hand a peace pipe which had a spotted eagle outstretched upon the stem; and this eagle seemed alive, for it was poised there, fluttering, and its eyes were looking at me. "With this pipe," the Grandfather said, "you shall walk upon the earth, and whatever sickens there you shall make well." Then he pointed to a man who was bright red all over, the color of good and of plenty, and as he pointed, the red man lay down and rolled and changed into a bison that got up, and galloped toward the sorrel horses of the east, and they too turned to bison, fat and many.

And now the fourth Grandfather spoke, he of the place where you are always facing (the south), whence comes the power to grow. "Younger brother," he said, "with the powers of the four quarters you shall walk, a relative. Behold, the living center of a nation I shall give you, and with it many you shall save." And I saw that he was holding in his hand a bright red stick that was alive, and as I looked it sprouted at the top and sent forth branches, and on the branches many leaves came out and murmured and in the leaves the birds began to sing. And then for just a little while I thought I saw beneath it in the shade the circled villages of people and every living thing with roots or legs or wings, and all were happy. "It shall stand in the center of the nation's circle," said the Grandfather, "a cane to walk with and a people's heart; and by your powers you shall make it blossom."

Then when he had been still a little while to hear the birds sing, he spoke again: "Behold the earth!" So I looked down and saw it lying yonder like a hoop of peoples. and in the center bloomed the holy stick that was a tree, and where it stood there crossed two roads, a red one and a black. "From where the giant lives (the north) to where you always face (the south) the red road goes, the road of good," the Grandfather said, "and on it shall your nation walk. The black road goes from where the thunder beings live (the west) to where the sun continually shines (the east), a fearful road, a road of troubles and of war. On this also you shall walk, and from it you shall have the power to destroy a people's foes. In four ascents you shall walk the earth with Power."

I think he meant that I should see four generations, counting me, and now I am seeing the third.

Then he rose very tall and started running toward the south, and was an elk; and as he stood among the buckskins yonder, they too were elks.

Now the fifth Grandfather spoke, the oldest of them all, the Spirit of the Sky. "My boy," he said, "I have sent for you and you have come. My power you shall see!" He stretched his arms and turned into a spotted eagle hovering. "Behold," he said, "all the wings of the air shall come to you, and they and the winds and the stars shall be like relatives. You shall go across the earth with my power." Then the eagle soared above my head and fluttered there; and suddenly the sky was full of friendly wings all coming toward me.

Now I knew the sixth Grandfather was about to speak, he who was the Spirit of the Earth, and I saw that he was very old, but more as men are old. His hair was long and white, his face was all in wrinkles and his eyes were deep and dim. I stared at him, for it seemed I knew him somehow; and as I stared, he slowly changed, for he was growing backwards into youth, and when he had become a boy, I knew that he was myself with all the years that would be mine at last. When he was old again, he said: "My boy, have courage, for my power shall be yours, and you shall need it, for your nation on the earth will have great troubles. Come."

He rose and tottered out through the rainbow door, and as I followed I was riding on the bay horse who had talked to me at first and led me to that place.

Then the bay horse stopped and faced the black horses of the west, and a voice said: "They have given you the cup of water to make live the greening day, and also the bow and arrow to destroy." The bay neighed, and the twelve black horses came and stood behind me, four abreast.

The bay faced the sorrels of the east, and I saw that they had morning stars upon their foreheads and they were very bright. And the voice said: "They have given you the sacred pipe and the power that is peace, and the good red day." The bay neighed and the twelve sorrels stood behind me, four abreast

My horse now faced the buckskins of the south and a voice said: "They have given you the sacred stick and your nation's hoop, and the yellow day and in the center of the hoop you shall set the stick and make it grow into a shielding tree, and bloom." The bay neighed, and the twelve buckskins came and stood behind me, four abreast.

Then I knew that there were riders on all the horses there behind me, and a voice said: "Now you shall walk the black road with these; and as you walk, all the nations that have roots or legs or wings shall fear you."

So I started, riding toward the east down the fearful road, and behind me came the horsebacks four abreast--the blacks, the whites, the sorrels, and the buckskins--and far away above the fearful road the daybreak star was rising very dim.

I looked below me where the earth was silent in a sick green light, and saw the hills look up afraid and the grasses on the hills and all the animals; and everywhere about me were the cries of frightened birds and sounds of fleeing wings. I was the chief of all the heavens riding there, and when I looked behind me, all the twelve black horses reared and plunged and thundered and their manes and tails were whirling hail and their nostrils snorted lightning. And when I looked below again, I saw the slant hail falling and the long, sharp rain, and where we passed, the trees bowed low and all the hills were dim.

Now the earth was bright again as we rode. I could see the hills and valleys and the creeks and rivers passing under. We came above a place where three streams made a big one--a source of mighty waters--and something terrible was there. Flames were rising from the waters and in the flames a blue man lived. The dust was floating all about him in the air, the grass was short and withered, the trees were wilting, two-legged and four-legged beings lay there thin and panting, and wings too weak to fly.

Then the black horse riders shouted "Hoka hey!" and charged down upon the blue man, but were driven back. And the white troop shouted, charging, and was beaten; then the red troop and the yellow.

And when each had failed. they all cried together: "Eagle Wing Stretches, hurry!" And all the world was filled with voices of all kinds that cheered me, so I charged. I had the cup of water in one hand and in the other was the bow that turned into a spear as the bay and I swooped down, and the spear's head was sharp lightning. It stabbed the blue man's heart, and as it struck I could hear the thunder rolling and many voices that cried "Un-hee!," meaning I had killed. The flames died. The trees and grasses were not withered any more and murmured happily together, and every living being cried in gladness with whatever voice it had. Then the four troops of horse men charged down and struck the dead body of the blue man, counting coup; and suddenly it was only a harmless turtle.

You see, I had been riding with the storm clouds, and had come to earth as rain, and it was drought that I had killed with the power that the Six Grandfathers gave me. So we were riding on the earth now down along the river flowing full from the source of waters, and soon I saw ahead the circled village of a people in the valley. And a Voice said: "Behold a nation; it is yours. Make haste, Eagle Wing Stretches!"

I entered the village, riding, with the four horse troops behind me--the blacks, the whites, the sorrels, and the buckskins; and the place was filled with moaning and with mourning for the dead. The wind was blowing from the south like fever, and when I looked around I saw that in nearly every tepee the women and the children and the men lay dying with the dead.

So I rode around the circle of the village, looking in upon the sick and dead, and I felt like crying as I rode. But when I looked behind me, all the women and the children and the men were getting up and coming forth with happy faces.

And a Voice said: "Behold, they have given you the center of the nation's hoop to make it live."

So I rode to the center of the village, with the horse troops in their quarters round about me, and there the people gathered. And the Voice said: "Give them now the flowering stick that they may flourish, and the sacred pipe that they may know the power that is peace, and the wing of the white giant that they may have endurance and face all winds with courage."

So I took the bright red stick and at the center of the nation's hoop I thrust it in the earth. As it touched the earth it leaped mightily in my hand and was a waga chun, the rustling tree, very tall and full of leafy branches and of all birds singing. And beneath it all the animals were mingling with the people like relatives and making happy cries. The women raised their tremolo of joy, and the men shouted all together: "Here we shall raise our children and be as little chickens under the mother sheo's wing."

Then I heard the white wind blowing gently through the tree and singing there, and from the east the sacred pipe came flying on its eagle wings, and stopped before me there beneath the tree, spreading deep peace around it.

Then the daybreak star was rising, and a Voice said: "It shall be a relative to them; and who shall see it, shall see much more, for thence comes wisdom; and those who do not see it shall be dark." And all the people raised their faces to the east, and the star's light fell upon them, and all the dogs barked loudly and the horses whinnied.

Then when the many little voices ceased, the great Voice said: "Behold the circle of the nation's hoop, for it is holy, being endless, and thus all powers shall be one power in the people without end. Now they shall break camp and go forth upon the red road, and your Grandfathers shall walk with them." So the people broke camp and took the good road with the white wing on their faces, and the order of their going was like this:

First, the black horse riders with the cup of water; and the white horse riders with the white wing and the sacred herb; and the sorrel riders with the holy pipe: and the buckskins with the flowering stick. And after these the little children and the youths and maidens followed in a band.

Second, came the tribe's four chieftains, and their band was all young men and women.

Third, the nation's four advisers leading men and women neither young nor old.

Fourth, the old men hobbling with their canes and looking to the earth.

Fifth, old women hobbling with their canes and looking to the earth.

Sixth, myself all alone upon the bay with the bow and arrows that the First Grandfather gave me. But I was not the last; for when I looked behind me there were ghosts of people like a trailing fog as far as I could see--grandfathers of grandfathers and grandmothers of grandmothers without number. And over these a great Voice--the Voice that was the South--lived, and I could feel it silent.

And as we went the Voice behind me said: "Behold a good nation walking in a sacred manner in a good land!"

Then I looked up and saw that there were four ascents ahead, and these were generations I should know. Now we were on the first ascent, and all the land was green. And as the long line climbed, all the old men and women raised their hands, palms forward, to the far sky yonder and began to croon a song together, and the sky ahead was filled with clouds of baby faces.

When we came to the end of the first ascent we camped in the sacred circle as before, and in the center stood the holy tree, and still the land about us was all green.

Then we started on the second ascent, marching as before, and still the land was green, but it was getting steeper. And as I looked ahead, the people changed into elks and bison and all four-footed beings and even into fowls, all walking in a sacred manner on the good red road together. And I myself was a spotted eagle soaring over them. But just before we stopped to camp at the end of that ascent, all the marching animals grew restless and afraid that they were not what they had been, and began sending forth voices of trouble, calling to their chiefs. And when they camped at the end of that ascent, I looked down and saw that leaves were falling from the holy tree.

And the Voice said: "Behold your nation, and remember what your Six Grandfathers gave you, for thenceforth your people walk in difficulties."

Then the people broke camp again, and saw the black road before them towards where the sun goes down, and black clouds coming yonder; and they did not want to go but could not stay. And as they walked the third ascent, all the animals and fowls that were the people ran here and there, for each one seemed to have his own little vision that he followed and his own rules; and all over the universe I could hear the winds at war like wild beasts fighting.

And when we reached the summit of the third ascent and camped, the nation's hoop was broken like a ring of smoke that spreads and scatters and the holy tree seemed dying and all its birds were gone. And when I looked ahead I saw that the fourth ascent would be terrible.

Then when the people were getting ready to begin the fourth ascent, the Voice spoke like some one weeping, and it said: "Look there upon your nation." And when I looked down, the people were all changed back to human, and they were thin, their faces sharp, for they were starving. Their ponies were only hide and bones. and the holy tree was gone.

And as I looked and wept, I saw that there stood on the north side of the starving camp a sacred man who was painted red all over his body, and he held a spear as he walked into the center of the people, and there he lay down and rolled. And when he got up, it was a fat bison standing there, and where the bison stood a sacred herb sprang up right where the tree had been in the center of the nation's hoop. The herb grew and bore four blossoms on a single stem while I was looking--a blue, a white, a scarlet, and a yellow--and the bright rays of these flashed to the heavens.

I know now what this meant, that the bison were the gift of a good spirit and were our strength, but we should lose them, and from the same good spirit we must find another strength. For the people all seemed better when the herb had grown and bloomed, and the horses raised their tails and neighed and pranced around, and I could see a light breeze going from the north among the people like a ghost; and suddenly the flowering tree was there again at the center of the nation's hoop where the four-rayed herb had blossomed.

I was still the spotted eagle floating and I could see that I was already in the fourth ascent and the people were camping yonder at the top of the third long rise. It was dark and terrible about me, for all the winds of the world were fighting. It was like rapid gunfire and like whirling smoke, and like women and children wailing and like horses screaming all over the world.

I could see my people yonder running about, setting the smokeflap poles and fastening down their tepees against the wind, for the storm cloud was coming on them very fast and black, and there were frightened swallows without number fleeing before the cloud.

Then a song of power came to me and I sang it there in the midst of that terrible place where I was. It went like this:

A good nation I will make live.

This the nation above has said.

They have given me the power

to make over.

And when I had sung this, a Voice said: "To the four quarters you shall run for help, and nothing shall be strong before you. Behold him!"

Now I was on my bay horse again, because the horse is of the earth, and it was there my power would be used. And as I obeyed the Voice and looked, there was a horse all skin and bones yonder in the west, a faded brownish black. And a Voice there said: "Take this and make him over; and it was the four-rayed herb that I was holding in my hand. So I rode above the poor horse in a circle, and as I did this I could hear the people yonder calling for spirit power, "A-hey! a-hey! a-hey! a-hey!" Then the poor horse neighed and rolled and got up, and he was a big, shiny, black stallion with dapples all over him and his mane about him like a cloud. He was the chief of all the horses; and when he snorted, it was a flash of lightning and his eyes were like the sunset star. He dashed to the west and neighed, and the west was filled with a dust of hoofs, and horses without number, shiny black, came plunging from the dust. Then he dashed toward the north and neighed, and to the east and to the south. and the dust clouds answered, giving forth their plunging horses without number--whites and sorrels and buckskins, fat, shiny, rejoicing in their fleetness and their strength. It was beautiful, but it was also terrible.

Then they all stopped short, rearing, and were standing in a great hoop about their black chief at the center, and were still. And as they stood, four virgins, more beautiful than women of the earth can be, came through the circle, dressed in scarlet, one from each of the four quarters, and stood about the great black stallion in their places; and one held the wooden cup of water, and one the white wing, and one the pipe, and one the nation's hoop. All the universe was silent, listening; and then the great black stallion raised his voice and sang. The song he sang was this:

My horses, prancing they are coming.

My horses, neighing they are coming;

Prancing. they are coming.

All over the universe they come.

They will dance; may you behold them.

(4 times)

A horse nation, they will dance.

May you behold them. (4 times)

His voice was not loud, but it went all over the universe and filled it. There was nothing that did not hear, and it was more beautiful than anything can be. It was so beautiful that nothing anywhere could keep from dancing. The virgins danced, and all the circled horses. The leaves on the trees, the grasses on the hills and in the valleys, the water in the creeks and in the rivers and the lakes, the four-legged and the two-legged and the wings of the air--all danced together to the music of the stallion's song.

And when I looked down upon my people yonder, the cloud passed over, blessing them with friendly rain, and stood in the east with a flaming rainbow over it.

Then all the horses went singing back to their places beyond the summit of the fourth ascent, and all thing sang along with them as they walked.

And a Voice said: "All over the universe they have finished a day of happiness." And looking down, I saw that the whole wide circle of the day was beautiful and green, with all fruits growing and all things kind and happy.

Then a Voice said: "Behold this day, for it is yours to make. Now you shall stand upon the center of the earth to see, for there they are taking you." I was still on my bay horse, and once more I felt the riders of the west, the north, the east, the south, behind me in formation, as before, and we were going east. I looked ahead and saw the mountains there with rocks and forests on them, and from the mountains flashed all colors upward to the heavens. Then I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father. And I saw that it was holy.

Then as I stood there, two men were coming from the east, head first like arrows flying, and between them rose the daybreak star. They came and gave a herb to me and said: "With this on earth you shall undertake anything and do it." It was the daybreak-star herb, the herb of understanding, and they told me to drop it on the earth. I saw it falling far, and when it struck the earth it rooted and grew and flowered, four blossoms on one stem, a blue, a white, a scarlet, and a yellow; and the rays from these streamed upward to the heavens so that all creatures saw it and in no place was there darkness.

Then the Voice said: "Your Six Grandfathers--now you shall go back to them."

I had not noticed how I was dressed until now, and I saw that I was painted red all over, and my joints were painted black, with white stripes between the joints. My bay had lightning stripes all over him, and his mane was cloud. And when I breathed, my breath was lightning.

Now two men were leading me, head first like arrows slanting upward--the two that brought me from the earth. And as I followed on the bay, they turned into four flocks of geese that flew in circles, one above each quarter, sending forth a sacred voice as they flew: Br-r-r-p, br-r-r-p, br-r-r-p, br-r-r-p!

Then I saw ahead the rainbow flaming above the tepee of the Six Grandfathers, built and roofed with cloud and sewed with thongs of lightning; and underneath it were all the wings of the air and under them the animals and men. All these were rejoicing and thunder was like happy laughter.

As I rode in through the rainbow door, there were cheering voices from all over the universe, and I saw the Six Grandfathers sitting in a row, with their arms held toward me and their hands, palms out; and behind them in the cloud were faces thronging, without number, of the people yet to be.

"He has triumphed!" cried the six together, making thunder. And as I passed before them there, each gave again the gift that he had given me before--the cup of water and the bow and arrows, the power to make live and to destroy; the white wing of cleansing and the healing herb; the sacred pipe; the flowering stick. And each one spoke in turn from west to south, explaining what he gave as he had done before, and as each one spoke he melted down into the earth and rose again; and as each did this, I felt nearer to the earth.

Then the oldest of them all said: "Grandson, all over the universe you have seen. Now you shall go back with power to the place from whence you came, and it shall happen yonder that hundreds shall be sacred, hundreds shall be flames! Behold!"

I looked below and saw my people there, and all were well and happy except one, and he was lying like the dead--and that one was myself. Then the oldest Grandfather sang, and his song was like this:

There is someone lying on earth

in a sacred manner.

There is someone--on earth he lies.

In a sacred manner I have made him to walk.

Now the tepee, built and roofed with cloud, began to sway back and forth as in a wind, and the flaming rainbow door was growing dimmer. I could hear voices of all kinds crying from outside: "Eagle Wine Stretches is coming forth! Behold him!"

When I went through the door, the face of the day of earth was appearing with the daybreak star upon its forehead; and the sun leaped up and looked upon me, and I was going forth alone.

And as I walked alone, I heard the sun singing as it arose, and it sang like this:

With visible face I am appearing.

In a sacred manner I appear.

For the greening earth a pleasantness

I make.

The center of the nation's hoop

I have made pleasant.

With visible face, behold me!

The four-leggeds and two-leggeds,

I have made them to walk;

The wings of the air, I have made

them to fly.

With visible face I appear.

My day, I have made it holy.

When the singing stopped, I was feeling lost and very lonely. Then a Voice above me said: "Look back!" It was a spotted eagle that was hovering over me and spoke. I looked, and where the flaming rainbow tepee, built and roofed with cloud, had been, I saw only the tall rock mountain at the center of the world.

I was all alone on a broad plain now with my feet upon the earth, alone but for the spotted eagle guarding me. I could see my people's village far ahead, and I walked very fast, for I was homesick now. Then I saw my own tepee, and inside I saw my mother and my father, bending over a sick boy that was myself. And as I entered the tepee, some one was saying: "The boy is coming to; you had better give him some water."

Then I was sitting up; and I was sad because my mother and my father didn't seem to know I had been so far away.

from Chapter 4: The Bison Hunt

When I got back to my father and mother and was sitting up there in our tepee, my face was still all puffed and my legs and arms were badly swollen; but I felt good all over and wanted to get right up and run around. My parents would not let me. They told me I had been sick twelve days, lying like dead all the while, and that Whirlwind Chaser, who was Standing Bear's uncle and a medicine man, had brought me back to life. I knew it was the Grandfathers in the Flaming Rainbow Tepee who had cured me; but I felt afraid to say so. My father gave Whirlwind Chaser the best horse he had for making me well, and many people came to look at me, and there was much talk about the great power of Whirlwind Chaser who had made me well all at once when I was almost the same as dead. Everybody was glad that I was living; but as I lay there thinking about the wonderful place where I had been and all that I had seen, I was very sad; for it seemed to me that everybody ought to know about it, but I was afraid to tell, because I knew that nobody would believe me, little as I was, for I was only nine years old. Also, as I lay there thinking of my vision, I could see it all again and feel the meaning with a part of me like a strange power glowing in my body; but when the part of me that talks would try to make words for the meaning, it would be like fog and get away from me.

[From this point much of Black Elk's narrative is taken up with the description of the suffering that his people endured at the hands of the "Wasichus" or White Men. By the time Black Elk was sixteen years old his tribe had been decimated, and what remained of his people would soon be subjected to living on the terms of the White Man, on what were to become Indian reservations. All during this time Black Elk avoids speaking of his vision to anyone, although he often draws strength from it privately. Eventually, however, his uncertainty about its significance and the continued secrecy begin to be too much for him.]

From Chapter 13: The Compelling Fear

I was sixteen years old and more, and I had not yet done anything the Grandfathers wanted me to do, but they had been helping me. I did not know how to do what they wanted me to do.

A terrible time began for me then, and I could not tell anybody, not even my father and mother. I was afraid to see a cloud coming up; and whenever one did, I could hear the thunder beings calling to me: "Behold your Grandfathers! Make haste!" I could understand the birds when they sang, and they were always saying: "It is time! It is time!" The crows in the day and the coyotes at night all called and called to me: "It is time! It is time! It is time!"

Time to do what? I did not know. Whenever I awoke before daybreak and went out of the tepee because I was afraid of the stillness when everyone was sleeping, there were many low voices talking together in the east, and the daybreak star would sing this song in the silence:

In a sacred manner you shall walk!

Your nation shall behold you!

I could not get along with people now, and I would take my horse and go far out from camp alone and compare everything on the earth and in the sky with my vision. Crows would see me and shout to each other as though they were making fun of me: "Behold him! Behold him!"

When the frosts began I was glad, because there would not be any more thunder storms for a long while, and I was more and more afraid of them all the time, for always there would be the voices crying!: "Oo oohey! It is time! It is time!"

The fear was not so great all the while in the winter, but sometimes it was bad. Sometimes the crying of coyotes out in the cold made me so afraid that I would run out of one tepee into another, and I would do this until I was worn out and fell asleep. I wondered if maybe I was only crazy; and my father and mother worried a great deal about me. They said: "It is the strange sickness he had that time when we gave the horse to Whirlwind Chaser for curing him; and he is not cured." I could not tell them what was the matter, for then they would only think I was queerer than ever.

I was seventeen years old that winter.

When the grasses were beginning to show their tender faces again, my father and mother asked an old medicine man by the name of Black Road to come over and see what he could do for me. Black Road was in a tepee all alone with me, and he asked me to tell him if I had seen something that troubled me. By now I was so afraid of being afraid of everything that I told him about my vision, and when I was through he looked long at me and said: "Ah-h-h-h!," meaning that he was much surprised. Then he said to me: "Nephew, I know now what the trouble is! You must do what the bay horse in your vision wanted you to do. You must do your duty and perform this vision for your people upon earth. You must have the horse dance first for the people to see. Then the fear will leave you; but if you do not do this, something very bad will happen to you."

So we began to get ready for the horse dance.

Chapter 14: The Horse Dance

There was a man by the name of Bear Sings, and he was very old and wise. So Black Road asked him to help, and he did.

First they sent a crier around in the morning who told the people to camp in a circle at a certain place a little way up the Tongue from where the soldiers were. They did this, and in the middle of the circle Bear Sings and Black Road set up a sacred tepee of bison hide, and on it they painted pictures from my vision. On the west side they painted a bow and a cup of water; on the north. **white geese and the herb; on the east. the daybreak star and the pipe; on the south, the flowering stick and the nation's hoop. Also, they painted horses, elk. and bison. Then over the door of the sacred tepee, they painted the flaming rainbow. It took them all day to do this, and it was beautiful.

They told me I must not eat anything until the horse dance was over, and I had to purify myself in a sweat lodge with sage spread on the floor of it, and afterwards I had to wipe myself dry with sage.

That evening Black Road and Bear Sings told me to come to the painted tepee. We were in there alone, and nobody dared come near us to listen. They asked me if I had heard any songs in my vision, and if I had I must teach the songs to them. So I sang to them all the songs that I had heard in my vision, and it took most of the night to teach these songs to them. While we were in there singing, we could hear low thunder rumbling all over the village outside, and we knew the thunder beings were glad and had come to help us.

My father and mother had been helping too by hunting up all that we should need in the dance. The next morning they had everything ready. There were four black horses to represent the west; four white horses for the north; four sorrels for the east; four buckskins for the south. For all of these, young riders had been chosen. Also there was a bay horse for me to ride, as in my vision. Four of the most beautiful maidens in the village were ready to take their part, and there were six very old men for the Grandfathers.

Now it was time to paint and dress for the dance. The four maidens and the sixteen horses all faced the sacred tepee. Black Road and Bear Sings then sang a song, and all the others sang along with them, like this:

Father, paint the earth on me.

Father, paint the earth on me.

Father, paint the earth on me.

A nation I will make over.

A two-legged nation I will make holy.

Father. paint the earth on me.

After that the painting was done.

The four black-horse riders were painted all black with blue lightning stripes down their legs and arms and white hail spots on their hips, and there were blue streaks of lightning on the horses' legs.

The white-horse riders were painted all white with red streaks of lightning on their arms and legs, and on the legs of the horses there were streaks of red lightning, and all the white riders wore plumes of white horse hair on their heads to look like geese.

The riders of the sorrels of the east were painted all red with straight black lines of lightning on their limbs and across their breasts, and there was straight black lightning on the limbs and breasts of the horses too.

The riders of the buckskins of the south were painted all yellow and streaked with black lightning. The horses were black from the knees down, and black lightning streaks were on their upper legs and breasts.

My bay horse had bright red streaks of lightning on his limbs, and on his back a spotted eagle, outstretching was painted where I sat. I was painted red all over with black lightning on my limbs. I wore a black mask, and across my forehead a single eagle feather hung.

When the horses and the men were painted they looked beautiful; but they looked fearful too.

The men were naked, except for a breech-clout; but the four maidens wore buckskin dresses dyed scarlet, and their faces were scarlet too. Their hair was braided, and they had wreaths of the sweet and cleansing sage, the sacred sage, around their heads, and from the wreath of each in front a single eagle feather hung. They were very beautiful to see.

All this time I was in the sacred tepee with the Six Grandfathers, and the four sacred virgins were in there too. No one outside was to see me until the dance began.

Right in the middle of the tepee the Grandfathers made a circle in the ground with a little trench, and across this they painted two roads--the red one running north and south, the black one, east and west. On the west side of this they placed a cup of water with a little bow and arrow laid across it; and on the east they painted the daybreak star. Then to the maiden who would represent the north they gave the healing herb to carry and a white goose wing, the cleansing wind. To her of the east they gave the holy pipe. To her of the south they gave the flowering stick; and to her who would represent the west they gave the nation's hoop. Thus the four maidens, good and beautiful, held in their hands the life of the nation.

All I carried was a red stick to represent the sacred arrow, the power of the thunder beings of the west.

We were now ready to begin the dance. The Six Grandfathers began to sing, announcing the riders of the different quarters. First they sang of the black horse riders, like this:

They will appear--may you behold them!

They will appear--may you behold them!

A horse nation will appear.

A thunder-being nation will appear.

They will appear, behold!

They will appear, behold!

Then the black riders mounted their horses and stood four abreast facing the place where the sun goes down.

Next the Six Grandfathers sang:

They will appear, may you behold them!

A horse nation will appear, behold!

A geese nation will appear, may you


Then the four white horsemen mounted and stood four abreast, facing the place where the White Giant lives.

Next the Six Grandfathers sang:

Where the sun shines continually,

they will appear!

A buffalo nation, they will appear, behold!

A horse nation, they will appear,

may you behold!

Then the red horsemen mounted and stood four abreast facing the east.

Next the Grandfathers sang:

Where you are always facing,

an elk nation will appear!

May you behold!

A horse nation will appear,


The four yellow riders mounted their buckskins and stood four abreast facing the south.

Now it was time for me to go forth from the sacred tepee, but before I went forth I sang this song to the drums of the Grandfathers:

He will appear, may you behold him!

An eagle for the eagle nation will appear.

May you behold!

While I was singing thus in the sacred tepee I could hear my horse snorting and prancing outside. The virgins went forth four abreast and I followed them, mounting my horse and standing behind them facing the west.

Next the Six Grandfathers came forth and stood abreast behind my bay, and they began to sing a rapid, lively song to the drums, like this:

They are dancing.

They are coming to behold you.

The horse nation of the west is dancing.

They are coming to behold!

Then they sang the same of the horses of the north and of the east and of the south. And as they sang of each troop in turn, it wheeled and came and took its place behind the Grandfathers--the blacks, the whites, the sorrels and the buckskins, standing four abreast and facing the west. They came prancing to the lively air of the Grandfathers' song, and they pranced as they stood in line. And all the while my bay was rearing too and prancing to the music of the sacred song.

Now when we were all in line, facing the west, I looked up into a dark cloud that was coming there and the people all became quiet and the horses quit prancing. And when there was silence but for low thunder yonder, I sent a voice to the spirits of the cloud, holding forth my right hand, thus, palm outward, as I cried four times:

Hey-a-a-hey! hey-a-a-hey! hey-a-a-hey! hey-a-a-hey!

Then the Grandfathers behind me sang another sacred song from my vision, the one that goes like this:

At the center of the earth,

behold a four-legged.

They have said this to me!

And as they sang a strange thing happened. My bay pricked up his ears and raised his tail and pawed the earth, neighing long and loud to where the sun goes down. And the four black horses raised their voices, neighing long and loud, and the whites and the sorrels and the buckskins did the same; and all the other horses in the village neighed, and even those out grazing in the valley and on the hill slopes raised their heads and neighed together. Then suddenly, as I sat there looking at the cloud, I saw my vision yonder once again--the tepee built of cloud and sewed with lightning the flaming rainbow door and, underneath, the Six Grandfathers sitting, and all the horses thronging in their quarters; and also there was I myself upon my bay before the tepee. I looked about me and could see that what we then were doing was like a shadow cast upon the earth from yonder vision in the heavens, so bright it was and clear. I knew the real was yonder and the darkened dream of it was here.

And as I looked, the Six Grandfathers yonder in the cloud and all the riders of the horses, and even I myself upon the bay up there, all held their hands palms outward toward me, and when they did this, I had to pray, and so I cried:

Grandfathers, you behold me!

Spirits of the World, you behold!

What you have said to me,

I am now performing!

Hear me and help me!

Then the vision went out, and the thunder cloud was coming on with lightning on its front and many voices in it, and the split-tail swallows swooped above us in a swarm.

The people of the village ran to fasten down their tepees, while the black horse riders sang to the drums that rolled like thunder, and this is what they sang:

I myself made them fear.

Myself, I wore an eagle relic.

I myself made them fear.

Myself, a lightning power I wore.

I myself made them fear,

Made them fear.

The power of the hail I wore,

I myself made them fear,

Made them fear!

Behold me!

And as they sang, the hail and rain were falling yonder just a little way from us, and we could see it, but the cloud stood there and flashed and thundered, and only a little sprinkle fell on us. The thunder beings were glad and had come in a great crowd to see the dance.

Now the four virgins held high the sacred relics that they carried, the herb and the white wing, the sacred pipe, the flowering stick, the nation's hoop, offering these to the spirits of the west. Then people who were sick or sad came to the virgins, making scarlet offerings to them, and after they had done this, they all felt better and some were cured of sickness and began to dance for joy.

Now the Grandfathers beat their drums again and the dance began. The four black horsemen, who had stood behind the Grandfathers, went ahead of the virgins, riding toward the west side of the circled village, and all the others followed in their order while the horses pranced and reared.

When the black horse troop had reached the western side, it wheeled around and fell to the rear behind the buckskins, and the white horse band came up and led until it reached the north side of the village. Then these fell back and took the rear behind the blacks, and the sorrels led until they reached the east. Then these fell back behind the whites, and the buckskins led until they reached the south. Then they fell back and took the rear, so that the blacks were leading as before toward the western quarter that was theirs. Each time the leading horse troop reached its quarter, the Six Grandfathers sang of the powers of that quarter, and there my bay faced, pricking up his ears and neighing loud, till all the other horses raised their voices neighing. When I thus faced the north, I sent a voice again and said: "Grandfather, behold me! What you gave me I have given to the people--the power of the healing herb and the cleansing wind. Thus my nation is made over. Hear and help me!"

And when we reached the east, and after the Grandfathers had sung, I sent a voice: "Grandfather, behold me! My people, with difficulty they walk. Give them wisdom and guide them. Hear and help me!"

Between each quarter, as we marched and danced, we all sang together:

A horse nation all over the universe,

Neighing, they come!

Prancing, they come!

May you behold them.

When we had reached the south and the Grandfathers had sung of the power of growing, my horse faced yonder and neighed again, and all the horses raised their voices as before. And then I prayed with hand upraised: "Grandfather, the flowering stick you gave me and the nation's sacred hoop I have given to the people. Hear me, you who have the power to make grow! Guide the people that they may be as blossoms on your holy tree, and make it flourish deep in Mother Earth and make it full of leaves and singing birds."

Then once more the blacks were leading, and as we marched and sang and danced toward the quarter of the west, the black hail cloud, still standing yonder watching, filled with voices crying: "Hey-hey! hey-hey!" They were cheering and rejoicing that my work was being done. And all the people now were happy and rejoicing, sending voices back, "hey-hey, hey-hey"; and all the horses neighed, rejoicing with the spirits and the people. Four times we marched and danced around the circle of the village, singing as we went, the leaders changing at the quarters, the Six Grandfathers singing to the power of each quarter, and to each I sent a voice. And at each quarter, as we stood, somebody who was sick or sad would come with offerings to the virgins--little scarlet bags of the chacun sha sha, the red willow bark. And when the offering was made, the giver would feel better and begin to dance with joy.

And on the second time around, many of the people who had horses joined the dance with them, milling round and round the Six Grandfathers and the virgins as we danced ahead. And more and more got on their horses, milling round us as we went, until there was a whirl of prancing horses all about us at the end, and all the others danced afoot behind us, and everybody sang what we were singing.

When we reached the quarter of the west the fourth time, we stopped in new formation, facing inward toward the sacred tepee in the center of the village. First stood the virgins, next I stood upon the bay; then came the Six Grandfathers with eight riders on either side of them--the sorrels and the buckskins on their right hand; the blacks and whites upon their left. And when we stood so, the oldest of the Grandfathers, he who was the Spirit of the Sky, cried out: "Let all the people be ready. He shall send a voice four times, and at the last voice you shall go forth and coup [hit] the sacred tepee, and who shall coup it first shall have new power!"

All the riders were eager for the charge, and even the horses seemed to understand and were rearing and trying to get away. Then I raised my hand and cried hey-hey four times, and at the fourth the riders all yelled "hoka hey," and charged upon the tepee. My horse plunged inward along with all the others, but many were ahead of me and many couped the tepee before I did.

Then the horses were all rubbed down with sacred sage and led away, and we began going into the tepee to see what might have happened there while we were dancing. The Grandfathers had sprinkled fresh soil on the nation's hoop that they had made in there with the red and black roads across it, and all around this little circle of the nation's hoop we saw the prints of tiny pony hoofs as though the spirit horses had been dancing while we danced.

Now Black Road, who had helped me to perform the dance, took the sacred pipe from the virgin of the east. After filling it with chacun sha sha, the bark of the red willow, he lit and offered it to the Powers of the World, sending a voice thus:

"Grandfathers, you where the sun goes down, you of the sacred wind where the white giant lives, you where the day comes forth and the morning star, you where lives the power to grow, you of the sky and you of the earth, wings of the air and four-leggeds of the world, behold! I, myself, with my horse nation have done what I was to do on earth. To all of you I offer this pipe that my people may live!"

Then he smoked and passed the pipe. It went all over the village until every one had smoked at least a puff.

After the horse dance was over, it seemed that I was above the ground and did not touch it when I walked. I felt very happy, for I could see that my people were all happier. Many crowded around me and said that they or their relatives who had been feeling sick were well again, and these gave me many gifts. Even the horses seemed to be healthier and happier after the dance.

The fear that was on me so long was gone, and when thunder clouds appeared I was always glad to see them, for they came as relatives now to visit me. Everything seemed good and beautiful now, and kind.

Before this, the medicine men would not talk to me, but now they would come to me to talk about my vision.

From that time on, I always got up very early to see the rising of the daybreak star. People knew that I did this, and many would get up to see it with me, and when it came we said: "Behold the star of understanding!


From Chapter 18: The Powers of the Bison and the Elk

I think I have told you, but if I have not, you must have understood, that a man who has a vision is not able to use the power of it until after he has performed the vision on earth for the people to see. You remember that my great vision came to me when I was only nine years old, and you have seen that I was not much good for anything until after I had performed the horse dance near the mouth of the Tongue River during my eighteenth summer. And if the great fear had not come upon me, as it did, and forced me to do my duty, I might have been less good to the people than some man who had never dreamed at all, even with the memory of so great a vision in me. But the fear came and if I had not obeyed it, I am sure it would have killed me in a little while.

It was even then only after the heyoka ceremony in which I performed my dog vision, that I had the power to practice as a medicine man, curing sick people; and many I cured with the power that came through me. Of course it was not I who cured. It was the power from the outer world, and the visions and ceremonies had only made me like a hole through which the power could come to the two-leggeds. If I thought that I was doing it myself, the hole would close up and no power could come through. Then everything I could do would be foolish. There were other parts of my great vision that I still had to perform before I could use the power that was in those parts. If you think about my great vision again, you will remember how the red man turned into a bison and rolled, and that the people found the good red road after that. If you will read again what is written, you will see how it was.

To use the power of the bison, I had to perform that part of my vision for the people to see. It was during the summer of my first cure that this was done. I carried the pipe to Fox Belly, a wise and good old medicine man, and asked him to help me do this duty. He was glad to help me, but first I had to tell him how it was in that part of my vision. I did not tell him all my vision, only that part. I had never told any one all of it, and even until now nobody ever heard it all. Even my old friend, Standing Bear, and my son here have heard it now for the first time when I have told it to you. Of course there was very much in the vision that even I cannot tell when I try hard, because very much of it was not for words. But I have told what can be told.

It has made me very sad to do this at last, and I have lain awake at night worrying and wondering if I was doing right; for I know I have given away my power when I have given away my vision, and maybe I cannot live very long now. But I think I have done right to save the vision in this way, even though I may die sooner because I did it; for I know the meaning of the vision is wise and beautiful and good; and you can see that I am only a pitiful old man after all.


3-19-10 - DREAM - I was observinig a chaotic, multi-colored grid which represented various factions of aliens-extraterrestrials.  I was able to move them around at will as to which color was more prominent.  There was no definite pattern at any time.

I then went into an office where men were working on drawings of lines which would eventually become blueprints.  I took a red pen and made certain lines more prominent, but was careful not to 'change' the lines in any way except to darken them.

While I was doing this, I was watching a film about a man who was demonstrating hairpieces for men.  He looked familiar to me, but I can't remember his name.  He was tall and thin and bald to begin with, but he modeled these hairpieces to make himself look more human.  I noticed that there was series of projector lamps and boxes to make it look like he was in a different place than he actually was, and this series of projector lamps and boxes had to be precisely placed to hide the fact of where he really was broadcasting from.  Was this Project Bluebeam?

4-8-10 - DREAM =  I was the observer of a rainbow-colored beehive of aliens factions.  There was a hierarchy of sorts to the beehive. Each faction was a different pastel color and no two were the same size either.  They were represented by little colored squares and came and went from the beehive - just like a bee might do, and they could only re-enter the beehive when there was a space available to them.

beehive of england

The aliens were aligned in their beehive similar to this British beehive.

4-17-10 - DREAM - This was another grid dream.  I was working with a rainbow grid and it wasn't exactly pretty. It had a lot of 'dark' in it.  I was trying to make the words of Revelation in front of me fit into the grid and could only get so far and when I got to the word 'everyone' I couldn't get it to fit into the grid.

Dream 2:  I was again working on the rainbow grid, trying to get the word 'everyone' into the grid, when water began to rise ominously and it covered everything below the word 'everyone' and it stopped rising at that point.

Dream 3:  I was working in an office, writing a short book about the grid and this particular verse of Revelation where it mantions 'everyone' and was putting pictures on each page to demonstrate what the page was about. I was getting the pictures from magazines and books.  My boss liked what I was doing and gave me high praise for it, and gave me time during work to complete the book including researching in the businesses library.  I showed him page 17 in my book, but I hadn't yet put a picture of the God that belonged on that page.

Dream 4:  I was back to working on the grid itself, wondering why the word 'everyone' was where the water stopped rising, and why I couldn't get it to fit, so I looked in the Bible myself where I thought the word was, and it wasn't there.  (The word 'everyone' is in the last chapter)

Dream 5:  I went to the company lunchroom and didn't want to sit alone, so I looked around to see who else was there and would ask if I could sit with them.  I discovered that every chair in the lunchroom was also a potty chair even though there was a bathroom in the corner.  I figured it was because so many people had to go to the bathroom at the same time.

When I sat down with the woman at a table, she started showing me things she had. One of which was a Christmas ornament.  It was an odd shade or reddish orange, and had the word 'lenticular' on it and was supposed to be a kind of 'light'. 

I know the word 'lenticular' is a type of cloud that hangs over mountain tops usually.

Chapter 17

17:1  One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, "Come here. I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who sits on many waters,

17:2  with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and those who dwell in the earth were made drunken with the wine of her fornication."

17:3  He carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet-colored animal, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns.

17:4  The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her fornication.


17:6  I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered with great amazement.

17:7  The angel said to me, "Why do you wonder? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.

17:8  The beast that you saw was, and is not; and is about to come up out of the abyss and to go into destruction. Those who dwell on the earth and whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel when they see that the beast was, and is not, and shall be present.

17:9  Here is the mind that has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits.

17:10  They are seven kings. Five have fallen, the one is, the other has not yet come. When he comes, he must continue a little while.

17:11  The beast that was, and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is of the seven; and he goes to destruction.

17:12  The ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority as kings, with the beast, for one hour.

17:13  These have one mind, and they give their power and authority to the beast.

17:14  These will war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings. They also will overcome who are with him, called and chosen and faithful."

17:15  He said to me, "The waters which you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and languages.

17:16  The ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the prostitute, and will make her desolate, and will make her naked, and will eat her flesh, and will burn her utterly with fire.

17:17  For God has put in their hearts to do what he has in mind, and to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God should be accomplished.

17:18  The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth."

Revelation chapter 17 commentary

by Don Koenig

 In the previous vial judgments, the Beast world system is destroyed.  In chapters 17 and 18, John is taken to see much more detail about the life, deeds and end fate of the religious and political systems that had control over the world since the rebellion against God became formal at Babylon in the days of Nimrod. These two chapters in Revelation are probably the most difficult to understand in the book of Revelation. A broad understanding of prophetic scripture is essential to properly discern what John is seeing in these chapters. The difficulty is mainly in determining the identities of “Mystery Babylon” of chapter 17 and “Babylon the Great” of chapter 18 and ascertaining the differences between the two identities. The timing of the events related to them during the tribulation also raises some controversy

1  And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

One of the seven angels that has the vial or vials tells John to come and he will show him the judgment of the great whore that sits upon many waters. The phrase “sitting upon many waters” means the whore sits over many nations or peoples of the earth. This is specially defined for us in verse 15.

2  With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

The kings of the earth commit fornication with this whore. Therefore, the whore herself is not likely to be one of the nations under the kings. Those who inhabit the earth become intoxicated with the adultery that this harlot commits because they love to drink what she offerers.

3  So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

John was carried away in the spirit into the wilderness where he saw the things described. Since he was carried into the wilderness the woman cannot be harlot Israel (as some think). The word for wilderness in Hebrew usually means a large pasture or tract of land and the Greek word means pretty much the same thing.  I believe here the word “wilderness” simply means to be in carried to a large land area somewhere other than in the land of Israel. The word wilderness could also mean a high mountain pasture and this could have been where John was taken. I believe John was taken to Europe to see the revival of the Holy Roman Empire (one of the names of blasphemy).

John sees a woman in the wilderness that sits upon a scarlet colored beast. This woman on the beast is obviously the whore that the angel said he was bringing John to see. The woman rides on a scarlet colored beast that has names of blasphemy and the beast she rides has seven heads and ten horns. We have already seen in chapter twelve that the Dragon (who is Satan) fits this description. Therefore, we can be certain that the woman on the scarlet colored beast is being carried along by Satan.

There have been seven world governments that have controlled the known civilized world. They were all under the administrative control of Satan. When Jesus was shown and offered all the kingdoms of the world by Satan and was told that he had the authority or power to give them to Him, Jesus did not contradict his claim (Mat 4:8). The seven world governments are the seven heads of the beast but we shall also see that the seven heads also represent seven hills where the end time Beast is physically located. The ten horns represent the leaders who give their power to the Beast in the last world kingdom that rises just before Jesus comes to set up His kingdom on earth. These same ten horns are also spoken of in Daniel Chapter7.

We are told the harlot woman rides this Beast, meaning she has some control over the direction of all seven world governments. There is only one entity that fits that description and that entity is “world religion”.  Man rebelled against the God of heaven when he started worshiping created beings rather than the creator (Satan is the chief of created beings). This paganism became a formal mystery religion at the tower of Babel under the rule of Nimrod. Most of mankind remains under the influence of Babylonian pagan practices today.

4  And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:


The woman has the name “Mystery Babylon”. Mystery Babylon is not the same as the physical place of Babylon in Iraq. Mystery Babylon is the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth. She is a seen as a harlot because she has a relationship with someone other than God. She is the mother of all abominations because she is playing the harlot with Satan who is the prime source of all evil on the earth. The clothing the woman wears and the wealth she displays reflects that she thinks that she is a queen instead of a whore. The priests of formal religions often wear similar colors today. Many of them also use golden cups for the practice of their religious rituals. In her hand is a cup that is full of abominations that comes from her fornication with Satan.

Purple was the color of Roman imperialism and scarlet is the main color adopted by Roman Catholicism. The Vatican is the chief entity that speaks for religion on the earth and that is not just a coincidence. The Vatican is the only religious state and it has embassies in most nations of the world and has a non-voting seat at the UN as a consultant to this world body. In the end times, she will be the head of the harlot world religion when she and many other religions merge into a one-world religion with its headquarters being at the Vatican in Rome.

6  And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

The woman is drunk with the blood of the saints and with the martyrs of Jesus. The saints are Old Testament people who were put to death by the religious whore. They include all the prophets and Old Testament believers who were persecuted and killed by the religions system (Judaism) that fornicated with Babylonian demonic gods. Most members of the leadership of Israel’s religious system were controlled by “their father the Devil” according to Jesus (Joh 8:44). This proves that the harlot was in existence and was well established in Judaism even at that time. These satanic leaders of Israel killed the husbandmen of the vineyard (the prophets) and even the Son of the owner of the vineyard (Jesus) so that God would get nothing out of His field (Luk 20:13).

The martyrs of Jesus are the followers of Jesus who died for their faith in Him. Martyrdom of the true followers of Jesus will continue to take place under the hand of the whore until the day the great whore is devoured by the Beast she rides. After Judaism, most of martyrdom was by the hands of satanic leaders that rose to the top of Christian and later Islamic religion. In the future, martyrdom will be by the hands of the World Church. Finally, the whore herself will be devoured and burned with fire by the Babylonian pagan Beast she prostituted herself with.

Why did John marvel about her? John marveled because until the angel explains it to him, the woman and the beast she rides is a hidden mystery. Maybe John also marveled because God’s plan that allows Satan to play God through the religions of the world is simply astounding. John must have realized that through death, these martyrs actually won victory over the Devil and obtained eternal life and glory. Thus, the satanically inspired desire of the harlot to kill the children of the promise actually brought the elect children to eternal salvation and rewards. The plan of God is a mystery simply beyond human understanding.

7  And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

Do not take my word for it - the angel himself will clearly explain to John and to us the mystery of the woman, and the satanic Beast that she rides.

8  The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

9  And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

10  And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

11  And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

The angel first explains to John the mystery of the Beast that John saw. This Beast is an entity that ascends out of the bottomless pit and that eventually goes to eternal damnation. We have already studied that when Satan is cast out of heaven he will inhabit the Beast that comes out of the bottomless pit. The bottomless pit is probably the center of the earth where the demons and enemies of God are being held for this time of judgment. In a sense, the bottomless pit is a fifth dimension that we know little about. As we previously studied, the Beast is both a man and a world empire.

The people on the earth will wonder after the Beast when they behold him. They will think that he is God. All who do not know the true God will be truly astonished by the Beast. Those God chose before the foundations of the world will not be deceived but all the rest in the world will be deceived. Anyone who thinks that the Antichrist is a plain man with a few magic tricks simply is not reading the script. Satan will come in the body of a man with supernatural powers and with all his angels. He will claim to be God and the world will believe him because of the power he demonstrates.

“The Beast that was and is not and yet is”, is talking about the resurrection of a man who had died and probably also about a kingdom that had a deadly wound. A contemporary world leader will be killed and rise from the dead by the power that God permits Satan to have to perform this deception. The deception is for all those who have rejected the truth given by the two prophets, and who wish to believe a lie. This passage talks about a world leader and also talks about his kingdom, as do other prophecies in scripture. The same wicked spiritual forces control both. The kingdom of the Beast that was and is not and yet is, can only be a revival of the Roman Empire that later becomes Satan’s counterfeit kingdom of God.

As we studied previously, the book of Daniel chapter two makes it clear that there would only be four Gentile world empires from the time of Daniel to the time that Jesus sets up His kingdom over the world. These four empires were The Babylonian, The Medo-Persian, the Greek and the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire will rise again in these last days as is portrayed by the feet with ten toes on the statue of Nebuchadnezzar (Dan 2:42). This statue represents all the remaining world governments until God sets up His kingdom. The world governments are sequential from the head to the toes. The two legs of iron represented the eastern and western division of the Roman Empire. The final gentile government is represented by the feet with ten toes of iron and clay. They represent strong and weak nations that will come together in the same area as the legs to form this revived Roman Empire.

The resurrection of the Roman Empire is underway today with the forming of the European Union. The Roman Empire was the seventh world empire on earth but the fourth from Daniel because there were also three world governments prior to Daniel’s prophecy. The Beast Government that comes when Satan is cast out of heaven onto the earth will be the eighth world government. It is the eighth because the Beast that comes out of the pit will take control of this revived Roman Empire, move the world government and religious capitol to Babylon Iraq, and rename it the “Kingdom of God”. It will also be called “Babylon the Great”. The Beast man that controls the eighth world government is the eighth king but is of the seven because the same resurrected man that also ruled the end time revived Roman Empire was also the leader of the seventh before he was assassinated.

Let me clarify this a little - this seventh world leader will die and rise again by the power given to Satan and become the leader of the eighth world empire. Nevertheless, he was the leader of the seventh empire as well before he was killed.

The prophecy about the “empire” identified as the Beast is similar. It originally will evolve out of the area of the old Roman Empire. This new Roman Empire will receive a deadly head wound in an internal revolution and three nations and kings will no longer exist. The “empire” with the deadly head wound will rise again as the end time Beast when the Beast man rises from the dead, claims to be God incarnate, moves the headquarters from Europe to Babylon and then takes his Beast kingdom worldwide.

There are only seven Gentile world empires on earth until Jesus comes but there are eight, because the eighth is just phase two of the seventh when the leader becomes supernatural, moves the capitol and expands his kingdom to the whole world.

Now that the angel explained who the Beast is, he tells us about the mystery of the “woman who rides the Beast”. The angel tells John that the woman that rides the Beast will sit on seven mountains (mountains, mounts or hills). Rome sits on seven hills. The harlot woman that becomes the World Church will rule from the Vatican.

I have seen photos showing the Pope entering a mosque and kissing the Koran. I have read that he said eastern religions also provide paths to God. One of his closest friends is the Dali Lama who is the world leader of eastern and “new age” paganism. All this contact with unbelievers is ongoing at the very same time that he attacks fundamental true Christianity in South America. This is typical of the thinking in much of the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church. There also is quite a parallel to the idol worship of statues by “some Catholics” and the idol worship by Buddhists and Hindus. It is not hard to see how all world religion will unify on a central theme once the influences of the true Christians are removed in the rapture. (There are true Christians in the Roman Catholic Church but they will leave as well.)

All religion is pretty much the same at its core. Religions are methodologies for man to evolve to become like God, to appease God and earn brownie points by one’s own good works, or to manipulate God or some “higher power force” into doing one’s own will. There is always an inner circle of elite that set themselves up as being on a higher spiritual plane and more like God or closer to God than the common membership. Those who believe they are on this higher plane then make rules and rituals to enslave the masses to enforce what they believe are God’s requirements for man.

Religion other than “true Christianity” (which really is not a religion but is being born into a new creation by trust in God), is always a salvation by man’s own works theology and always denies that salvation can be acquired from trusting in the work of Jesus alone. Jesus had little good to say about the religious leadership over Israel and He will have little good to say about the religious leadership over Gentile religions in these last days. This includes most of the leadership that identifies with Christianity.

The scriptures say there is but one way to God through His Son Jesus Christ and that He paid the price for all mankind at the cross. To be saved one has to trust that God loved mankind enough to have prepared a plan of salvation and that He actually has the power to carry it out. This plan for redeeming man is what the Bible is all about.

The great difference between the bride of Christ and the whore is that the bride knows she is made pure by the blood of Jesus but the whore believes she must become acceptable to God by her own self effort. She is forever trying to find ways to appease and please God. Since she rejects the true nature of God. she fornicates with every filthy spirit in a self effort to become like the God she believes exists but the God she thinks exists is actually her father the Devil. Those who say they worship God and who do not worship or accept His Son are deceived or liars because Jesus is the only image of God.

Heb 1:3  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

Verse 11 of this passage tells us the end time Beast that the woman rides will go into utter destruction. The destruction of the Beast kingdom is described in the next chapter.

12  And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

The ten horns are the ten world leaders that will receive a kingdom with the Beast. Whether they will be leaders of ten nations on the earth or 10 zones of the world is open to speculation (the world is divided into 10 zones under plans made by the global think tank called the “Club of Rome”). Under the zone scenario, the Beast would appoint a leader over each of the ten world regions. I think both views are correct; it will start as 10 nations out of the area of the old Roman Empire because the prophecy of the ten toes spoken of by Daniel requires that they come out of the two legs of this Empire. It will then expand to ten world regions when Satan incarnates the leader. We are also told three of the world leaders will be eliminated and replaced when this happens. They probably will be replaced with leaders from other areas of the world.

The Beast government will have power over the entire earth in the final 3 ½ years before Jesus returns. The Roman Empire will first rise in Europe but when Satan is cast to the earth, he will move the world headquarters to Babylon. The final ten kings have power one hour with the Beast but they have no kingdom at the time of John. The political borders these ten kings rule over may not have even existed in the time of John (especially if they are world zones).

13  These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

The ten rulers will think alike. All their power and strength will be used to carry out the wishes of the Beast Antichrist. It is pretty safe to assume by this statement that these ten leaders will be demonically possessed.

14  These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

The Beast and the ten world leaders will make war against Jesus. What complete deception has to take place for the kings and people of the nations to think that they can war against the same person who created them!

15  And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

The angel explains what I said previously, that the waters where the whore sits actually represents the people she has influenced that come from many nations and languages. Only religion fills that role.

16  And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

When the Satanic man appears, the world will believe he is God and his government will not tolerate any worship other than worshiping him. They will claim that the Beast is God and declare the” Kingdom of God” is now on earth. They will take all the possessions and all authority away from all world religious organizations that will not worship him. Many in the harlot religious system will not accept the Beast as being “Almighty God” or the Beast Kingdom as the “Kingdom of God” and many will see the errors of their ways. In the end, it will cost most of those who will not worship the Beast their physical lives. However, by gaining the belief that Jesus is the real Savior their souls will be saved. The ten world political leaders will turn on and destroy all that worship any entity other than the Beast.

Verse 16 describes how and why the woman who rides the beast will be judged. She will be eaten by the Beast she rides and her buildings will be burned. She will have the same fate as Jezebel in the Old Testament whose bones were eaten by dogs.

17  For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

God made Pharaoh and hardened his heart to bring about the judgment of Egypt. These ten kings’ hearts are hardened by God to war against Jesus and to give their kingdoms to the Beast until this prophecy is fulfilled.

18  And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

This is a key passage that tells us the identity of the “woman that rides the beast”. “Mystery Babylon” is the great city that is ruling over the earth. Rome was ruling over the earth in the time of John and fits the bill but Mystery Babylon could not be the city of Rome or the Roman Empire. “The woman rides the beast”, so the woman could not at the same time “be the beast”. The woman could not be the church at Rome at the time of John because the church was not ruling over the earth at that time. The religious system reigning over the earth in the time of John was Babylonian paganism and Caesar worship. The city in this passage is a city that reigns over the earth. At the time of John, that city was Rome. The city may also be a city that reigns over the earth at the end time judgment of the woman. That also is likely to be fulfilled by Rome. For these reasons, the woman in this prophecy can only be identified as a world religion that has also been infiltrated by Babylonian paganism and that is located at Rome.

So we can be sure of the true identity of the woman we will examine this a little closer. We are told the woman sits on a seven hilled city (Rome) and is drunk with the blood of the martyred saints and from that we can determined that “Mystery Babylon” is a religious system that claims to worship God but has incorporated Babylonian religious practices (that is why she is described as a harlot). She has to be at a physical location that not only had Babylonian practices in the time of John but the religious system “must martyr all the saints” (verse 6). The Roman Empire did kill saints but all the blood of the saints and martyrs cannot be placed at the hands of the political and religious powers of the Roman Empire. The harlot was obviously born before Rome (in Babylon) and she did not die in Rome in 312AD when the Church joined with the political system of the Roman Empire. After the Jewish and then the Roman Empire persecutions ended, only the religion that identified with Christianity could be blamed for true Christians being martyred (e.g. the inquisitions). That remained true until Islam took over the leadership role of the slaughter of true Christians.

There is only one location and religious entity on earth that makes sense of this prophecy and its greater fulfillment in the last days. The harlot woman of the last days has to be all organized religion that at the fulfillment of this prophecy will be headquartered in Rome. It should be obvious that I am not saying  the present Roman Catholic Church can be named as the denomination that fulfills the end time role of the woman. All Babylonian influenced world religion makes up this woman on the Beast. The world religion that will become headquartered at the Vatican may take on an entirely different name from Roman Catholicism in the last days. However, there is little doubt in my mind that this woman who rides the Antichrist Beast will be a pagan Babylonian infiltrated harlot headquartered at the location that is now called the Vatican in Rome.

If more clarification of the woman is still necessary let me further explain. The Babylonian harlot was born in the time of Nimrod in Babylon and eventually corrupted Judaism. The pagan Babylonian religious practices actually moved from Babylon to Pergamos. (where Satan’s throne is -- Rev 2:13). After the church merged with the state in 312 AD, the harlot took residence in the top ranks of the Christian church. At this point, the Babylon priest system had already joined with the Roman system. By approximately 600 AD, the Christian institutional church became what we know today as the Roman Catholic Church. During this period of Christianity mingled with pagan practices the inquisitions took place and killed many more true Christians than did any prior persecution of God’s people. After the inquisitions, the woman can be seen within the Protestant churches who had their own persecutions and witch-hunts in which many took part in their own holocausts against God’s people. Today the woman’s attributes are seen in Islam as the primary murderer of God’s people. In the end time, the woman will ride a one world religious system. The woman actually never leaves Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism or Islam because the woman is in fact all harlot religion of all eras. However, the woman rides the Beast as the religion that has the most influence on the governmental empire that happens to control the earth. Today the Vatican represents the religion that has the most influence on the earth but Protestantism also has world influence and Islam is rapidly coming to the forefront. All harlot religion will play a part and complete the fulfillment of the prophecy about the woman who rides the beast.

When the rapture of the true Church of Jesus Christ takes place, true Christians from many different denominations including faithful Catholics will be taken to be with Jesus. The apostate Christians left behind in all denominations will form a world religion led at the headquarters of the largest Christian denomination.

I want to make one thing clear here: By mentioning the Vatican as the future headquarters of the world harlot, I am not Catholic bashing. There are many practices in the Catholic Church that I believe are heresies but there are just as many or more heresies in most mainline Protestant Churches today. For a thousand years, there was only one church government on earth and that was the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church is still the largest Christian denomination in the world by far. Therefore, if there is going to be harlotry throughout history since Babylon and the harlotry is among those who claim to know the God of creation, it has to be among the only organized Christian Church that exists during this period. 

The harlot woman was among this organized body called Catholics, but so were true Christians as wheat among the tares. Today Islam has taken over the role of the chief harlot religion that persecutes the saints. Islam is founded on paganism and in our time has actively martyred millions of Christians. The end time harlot religious system that John is seeing is headed in Rome in the last days and it was founded in Babylon, but all major organized world religions in the last days that reject true Christianity are part of the harlot. Even Islam in the end will join with this world religion leadership in Rome although it may take a great religious war first.

The church that identifies with Christianity, like ancient Israel, has true believers and phonies. That is why Paul said that not all Israel is true Israel, and that is why not all named Christians are true Christians. The new covenant promise to Israel and the Church is to believers but a large part of the Church like Israel is in unbelief. In the eyes of God, she has committed harlotry with the world of paganism.

The tale of two nations or two women. The struggle between the woman from the flesh (harlot woman) and the woman from the promise (those who believe and trust God) can be followed in the following timeline (This is only a sample to help you understand and it is not meant to be all conclusive):

·       The Babylonian rebellion against God by Nimrod - the mystery religion and the Babylonian priesthood is founded at Babylon.

·       Abraham is taken out to be the father of all who live by faith in the true Creator. He believes God’s promise.

·       Ishmael is born of the flesh from Abraham’s slave girl - Ishmael mingles with the pagans of Babylon.

·       Isaac is born of the promise and follows the God of his father (Abraham).

·       Esau is the first son of Isaac but Esau puts no value on the promise of his birthright and sells it to Jacob for a meal.

·       Jacob becomes Israel and becomes a nation that is to keep the oracles and promise of God for the benefit of all the people of the promise.

·       Israel’s son Joseph speaks of the vision God gave him for the people of promise.

·       Joseph is sold into slavery to Egypt by jealous half brothers.

·       Joseph becomes prime minister of Egypt with the help of God and saves the descendents of Israel from physical starvation.

·       The Egyptian world government forgets Joseph, becomes totally corrupted by Babylonian pagan practices, and enslaves and persecutes the descendents of Israel.

·       God raises up Moses to deliver Israel from Egypt and the Law is given to Israel to lead them to the promised Savior.

·       Judaism becomes corrupted by harlotry with pagan gods.

·       The world empire of Babylon enslaves Israel.

·       The Mystical Brotherhood of the Babylonian order moves its headship to Pergamos after the fall of Babylon.

·       Some of the Jews return to Israel and rebuild God’s temple.

·       The Babylonian priesthood is moved to Rome by the last will of Attalus king of Pergamos.

·       Julius Caesar becomes supreme Pontiff (high priest) of the Babylonian Order in BC 63.

·       John the Baptist is born to restore Israel so they are ready to receive their promise.

·       Jesus “is the promise” and comes to save all mankind.

·       The Babylonian influenced Jewish priesthood and the Roman world system kill Jesus. The priests rejected the promise for adultery with Rome.

·       Jesus rises from the dead and the promise is given to all who by faith trust in this risen Savior.

·       There is a secession of Pontiffs from Julius Caesar to the year when the Babylonian Order becomes the ruler of the Roman Church in 378 AD (a very long story).

·       The wheat grows in the same field (the institutional church) as the harlot tares and grows up with them.

·       Islam is born and it teaches the sons of Ishmael and Esau to worship a single pagan God that persecutes those born of the promise.

·       The tares in the institutional church choke to death many of the people of the promise in the inquisitions.

·       The Protestant reformation is born by those who teach that salvation comes from trusting in the promise of Jesus alone.

·       Most of Protestantism plays the harlot with philosophy, psychology, new age paganism, humanism, pragmatism and materialism.

·       The people of the promise are now the wheat among the tares in the Catholic and Protestant Churches.

·       The printed Bible becomes available to the public. Smaller fields grow so much wheat the tares find little room to root.

·       Higher critical thinking philosophies war against those who believe the promise in God’s word.

·       The people of the promise are removed in the rapture and all the wheat not entangled with the tares (harlot) is removed from the earth.

·       All religions of the world unite after a great world religious war to form a world religion led by the Vatican at Rome. This woman will ride the Beast into her end time role.

·       The Beast devours the woman that rode on his back (world religious institutions and leaders). The tares are burned.

·       Satan through the lying wonders of His Beast and False Prophet sets himself up as God, declares the Kingdom of God has come, and he moves the political and religious capitol of the world to Babylon where he builds a city of gold for himself.

·       The wheat bound with paganism is threshed during the great tribulation the Beast brings on the earth.

·       All people of the promise that were in adultery return to her husband - the true God of heaven - and are gathered into His barn.

·       God avenges all the people of promise by destroying the Beast and by setting up the real kingdom of God on the earth ruled by Jesus.

The woman who rides the Beast has actually existed since the days of Babylon but she will play her major role in the last days. She in the end will be eaten by the Beast she rides because he will claim to be God and will not tolerate the worship of anyone or anything other that himself. Many who were in harlotry will come to understand the truth in those days through the teaching and the judgments that take place in this time of trial for the whole world. These who come out of Babylon will not worship the Beast and these along with a remnant in Israel will return to the true God of heaven but it will cost many of them their mortal lives. In those days all who seek to save their lives by worshiping the Beast will lose their soul and those who lose their life for Jesus’ sake will gain eternal life.

Mat 16:25  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

For a more detailed study on the history and future of the woman who rides the Beast I highly recommend the book “A Woman Rides the Beast” by Dave Hunt, Harvest House, 1994.  I have a link to his website on my website home page.

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8 August, 2008, 8-8-8
Arkansas (USA) : Blue Crystal of Knowledge 8-8-8
The Blue Crystal of Knowledge, located in the Crystal Vortex of Arkansas, would be the first activated The frequential triple date portal of the 8-8-8 it will launch into half strength and in so doing will also trigger the 144-Crystalline Grid into two-thirds functionality. The 8-8-8 activation of the Blue Crystal will trigger a sequential surge of axial tonal energy networking to the other eight.

In 2009 - we had the 9-9-9  and in 2010 - we will have 10-10-10 - in 2011 - we will have 11-11-11 and in 2012 - we will have 12-12-12

The 8-8-8 activation of the Blue Crystal will trigger a sequential surge of axialtonal energy networking to the other eight.
Four of these are scheduled to come on line on the 9-9-9, September 9th, 2009. These are the Om Crystal of Multidimensionality in Shasta, the Emerald Crystal of Healing in Arkansas, the Golden Crystal of Healing & Regeneration in Brazil, and the Sun-Moon Crystal at Lake Titicaca.
Indeed, what may be termed a Crystalline Network is tuned to the activation of the 144 Grid and correlates with the function of that termed the Golden Sun Disc. The activation schedule is as follows:
Arkansas :
Blue Crystal of Knowledge 8-8-8
Emerald Crystal of Healing 9-9-9
Platinum Crystal of Communication 11-11-11
Bimini Bank:
The Ruby Fire Crystal of Energy 12-12-12
Gold Crystal of Healing Regeneration 9-9-9 (Mineas Gerais)
Violet Crystal of Sound 10-10-10 (Bahia)
Mount Shasta:
Om Crystal of Multidimensionality 9-9-9
Tiajuanaco-Lake Titicaca, Bolivia:
Sun-Moon Crystal of Light 9-9-9
Crystal of Thoth 12-12-12

The Atlantean Temple of ONE
Near the Temple of One was what may be termed a center for advanced learnings, an exclusive university of sorts, for the select of the initiates of the scientist priest. It was called Atla-Ruum. Ruum is a word from the sacred frequential semantic of the Atlantean Golden race, a term meaning 'Mystery Initiate School'.
The tonal qualities of this term will open memories of many of you who were among the Poseidons, especially those of you who were among the Atla-Ra. This wisdom school taught advanced mathematics, physics, sacred geometry, hyper dimensional geometry, crystalline chemistry, alchemistry, energy dynamics as well as the disciplines of astral travel and achievement of multidimensionality.
Most of the faculty were of the Golden Race, yet included Ascended Masters such as Thoth, and Masters from the Pleiades, Arcturius, Andromeda and Sirius A and B. The Golden Race were tall beings, ranging in height from 9 to 12 feet by today's measurement. They were direct descendants of the Pleiadian Masters, and were very gentle, peaceful beings of an extremely high intelligence and resonance.
The Temple of One itself was located on a granitic mound located at the northern portion of Poseida in the sanctuary of the scientist priest, the Atla-Ra. The Temple of One was built to a very unique dynamic of sacred geometry, and the location was carefully and specifically chosen for its natural energy field, and celestial grid alignments.
The Om Crystal was situated in the center of the amazing Temple. It did not set on a base, indeed both ends of the Om Crystal are angled into points. It was held in suspension within a series of spinning rings that spherically surrounded it. These were of a metallic alloy, which condensed an antigravity field that suspended the crystal.
The entire apparatus could be angled for specific celestial alignments. The crystal itself attracted and emitted the plasmic anti gravitational plasma field. Sound, pure tones were used to both activate desired aspects of the Crystal as well as to calibrate the requisite density of the plasma. Differing tones and their correlating plasmic densities created specific oscillating colors within the antigravitational field. The crystal itself glowed in a silver hue that at certain angles and intensities changed to a white platinum violet shade.
The Atla-Ra adepts were able to utilize the Om Crystal for what is termed dimensional travel and time-travel. It served as a celestial cosmic port. Indeed it will amplify the ability of humans to seek travel in the astral and well beyond. Mount Shasta is already quite prolific in that capacity. Indeed the Om Crystal will exponentially increase that potential for all who seek such experience there.
Base Twelve Mathematics
While the cylindrical body of the crystal has 144 altering convex and concave facets, the two points are different. The base point has 1728 facets and the upper point 12 facets. Thus the sequence of 12 , 12 squared and 12 to the third power, as Atlantis and the Atla-Ra used the base 12 system of mathematics.
It may surprise you to know that the conversion to base ten mathematics, which occurred in most societies after the fall of Atlantis, was chosen because humans count with their ten fingers! The exceptions were the Sumerians and Mayans who used base 60 and base 20 respectively. It is interesting to note that human's still measure time within the duodecimal remnants of the Atlantean Base 12. Do you not count hours in phases of 12, as well as the months of the year?
We will tell you that in the future mankind will change the base system of mathematics to more closely align to the changing cycles of time. We have told you previously that time sequence is speeding up due to the altered ratio of inner core counter-spin to the earth's rotation. The time unit cycles occur more rapidly now, and are no longer in alignment. Your cycles are faster, but your measurement has not shifted as yet.
Now, as we have spoken about time cycle acceleration and the need to convert to a base twelve duodecimal mathematical system, the channel has queried as to the current validity of the triple number dates, which we have told you before are numerical portals that activate the major dodecahedronal facets of the 144 grid.
Activation of the 144 Crystalline Grid
Before we answer, let us review the activation process of the 144-Crytsalline grid. The grid is a complex geometry, the double penta-dodecahedron, which by specific design includes 144 pentagonal and triangular facets in a symmetrical crystalline matrix. The double penta dodecahedron is stellated, which means that each of the major twelve facets are raised in the center to form five sided pyramids. Thus there are 12 pentagonal pyramids.
Each facet in counted both on the base and pyramidally raised portion. So if you consider that each pentagonal surface contains 5 isosceles triangles and one pentagon, you have 72 facets. Additionally, each of the twelve stellated aspects have 5 triangles and one five sided pyramid, thus you, combine the surface and stellated portions to achieve the Master Number frequencial of the twelve squared-144. Do you understand?
Now the aspects of the triple dates, is quite interesting. After the millennia, there is a unique sequence of dates that occur from 2001 to 2012. The triple dates are numerical frequencies that uniquely occur in this abbreviated format, occur sequentially for twelve years as :
1 January 2001, 1-1-1
2 February 2002, 2-2-2
3 March 2003, 3-3-3
4 April, 2004, 4-4-4
5 May, 2005, 5-5-5
6 June 2006, 6-6-6
7 July, 2007, 7-7-7
8 August, 2008, 8-8-8
9 September, 2009, 9-9-9
10 October 2010, 10-10-10
11 November, 2011, 11-11-11
12 December 2012, 12-12-12
The grid significance is that the frequency of each triple date portal is designed to be the 'activation trigger' of one of the 12 major dodecahedrons surface base plates of the grid. Accordingly this axiom infers that the 144-Crystalline grid is launched into functionality by one twelfth each year from 1 January 2001 up through 12 December, 2012 when it achieves full programming input.
In the interim between 13 December and 20 December, it integrates full programming, and reboots into full launch on the winter solstice of December 21, 2012, the heralded and prophesied Ascension.
In aspect, a key piece of what takes place on the triple frequencial portal dates is around the 'human - grid' alignment to the Crystalline 144 grid. That is why these dates are being recognized by empaths as important dates for spiritual alignment gatherings across the planet. Indeed it is not specific astrological alignments that specialize the triple date portals rather it is the vibrancy of the numbers themselves that correlate to the 144 grid.
This kinetic is also impelling the renewed 12-strand helix of the Sun Disc to furbish a design schematic into the 144 grid, that provides, what may be termed the DNA programming of the pentagonal facets of the double penta dodecahedron.
Now, we have not forgotten the question raised by the channel, as to the current validity of the triple number dates, when talking into account the acceleration of time cycles and the need for a base 12 duodecimal measurement of mathematics. The answer is this, your measurement of the annual solar return is already in an approximate base 12, twelve-month system. And the count of the triple days is a 12 count, there are twelve of them. So in brief, yes the triple day portals are indeed valid.
The Speed of Light is Increasing
But we will add the caveat, that the full throttling of the 144 grid itself, on December 21st, 2012, will in fact increase the disparity , the difference between the quickening time unit cycles and your measurement of them. For not only will the new grid, upon its completion accent the time sequence ratio between the inner spin and outer rotational spin of the planet, it will also enable a greater velocity of light to bath the planet. Light will increase from its current approximated speed of 186,000 mps to well over 210,000 mps.
Part of this light acceleration will be contributed by the activation of the Atlantean crystals. Particularly will the Om Crystal of Shasta and the Sun-Moon Crystal of Light of Titicaca effect light velocity. Both of these are activated in 2009.
When all of these crystals are activated and networked in 2012, the effect will be prolific. Although this cycle will not reach its pinnacle until your year of 2020, because certain of the crystals activated in the twelfth phase of the 12-12-12, specifically the Fire Crystal of Bimini, will require up to eight years to fully activate.
Now we will add, that while there were nine omnipotent crystals relocated from Atlantis, there are others that were already in specific locations, and did not require movement. These have been in a state of semi dormancy and some in states of dysfunction. These will come into full power in 2012, triggered by the rebooting of the Crystalline Network.
Now these, with the exception of the crystalline units in Roslyn, Sri Lanka and Tibet, are not as large, technically complex or omnipotent as the nine originally located on Poseida. The major of these are located as follows:
Lake Baikal, Russia
Roslyn Scotland
Araphat Turkey
Montserrat Spain
Sri Lanka
South Pole
North Pole
There are also secondary, or what may be termed satellite crystals in many other locations including, Tasmania, New Zealand, Glastonbury, Argentina, Canada, Himalayas, Tanzania, France, Greece, Capetown, Chile, Arizona, Easter Island, Moscow and Greenland. To name a few.
These are less in size dimension and capacity yet none the less are connected to the major crystals and an intricate part of the network. These receive energy from, and are somewhat dependent on the axialtonal radionic frequency broadcast from the major crystalline units.
Activation of the Crystal of Om :
In a manner of speaking, these great crystals are akin to your computer systems, of course exponentially far more complex and potent, but there are certain similarities in their function. The great crystals will each go through something similar to a reprogramming and rebooting.
This process of programming and reboot, are specific to the increase of frequency and dimensional access of the earth matrix. It is not occurring to the aspects of the crystals and their higher networking that exist in other aspects of multidimensionality you see. In a sense what is occurring is a reformatting for the changing earth matrix.
The new moon of August 30, 2008 will begin the formatting and programming of the Om Crystal. The process will take just over 12 months for this complex crystal. It will go into what may be termed a warm- up phase, an idling stage, with specific programming during key astrological periods, including September 10-13, 2008, the equinoxes of 21 September, 2008, March 21, 2009, June 21, 2009, and the full lunar eclipse in July, 2009. It will launch into 25 percent power on the triple date portal of 9-9-9.
From the date of September 10 - 13, 2008 there are a cluster of five astrologic septiles, the most important being Saturn-Chiron. This is an important Portal Connection and Saturn facilitates materialization. It significance to the Om crystal is that the septiles angle is 51 degrees, exactly as the angle of the great pyramids and the Om crystal itself.
During these warm up phases, prior to activation it is well for humankind to direct their alignments into the Om Crystal. It is not for mankind to align or anchor the crystal per se, rather to align themselves to the energy of the crystal through the process of visualization and the sending of the vibration of love.
Tapping into the Crystal of Om
Now many of you may ask what is the effect the Om Crystal, indeed the Ascension itself, will have on me? How will the change from the 3rd to the 5th dimension effect me? The effect will be one of a sense of unity. There will not be a tangible sense of differentiation between the planar frequencies of the 3rd and 5th dimensions. It will rather be a blending. You will have a greater sense of well-being, a feeling of being more supported, and indeed of supportiveness within the self.
By 'tapping' into the Om crystal, you will feel a greater sense of balance; you will feel more joined to aspects of your multidimensionality, and indeed within physicality. The mind will access more freely its own compartmental aspects as the dimensions become melded. There will be less of doubt, less of feeling lost and fragmented, less of the internal questioning of what is right and what is not.
The mind will become unified, more integral. There will be less polarity per se, within duality. But it does not mean no duality, no polarity. Those that say the Ascension will end wars, will end hunger, will end fighting and greed, no that is not the case. But Dear Ones, all of those will lessen to visible degrees, the arc swing of duality extremes will be shorter.
The pendulous movement between extremes will somewhat vacillate. Choices will be clearer, pathways more succinct. The way of impeccability for each of you that choose to tap into the Om, to actively and fervently seek your own Ascension, will be more obvious to you than it is currently. In a sense a new paradigm, a new system of Knowingness will become available to you and will offer itself to all that seek it.
The effect then, is that you will find it easier to be fully present within the NOW. And always, the NOW, the eternal moment of the present NOW is the fulcrum of power. It may seem to be paradoxical from a 3rd dimensional perspective that by merging the many facets of multidimensional aspect, one is afforded greater focus within duality. But it is so.
It is so because it is the wholeness of multidimensionality that brings the integral nature of your true self, and within that wholeness is ones true causal self and therein exist more clearly Universal Truth. Within the Now of multidimensional time and geometric consciousness you are more creative, and you are more empowered and less at effect.
In that geometric field you are not at the effect of untoward issues, of stress, of problems. You are in the field of solution, of resolution, you see. You are at the control panel of your experiences.
Is there work to be done? Yes, of course. But tuning into the Om, into the higher dimensions, into multidimensionality offers the tools of mastery. Many of you have the notion that the soul is at 'rest' on the other side of what you term, the veil. Your epitaphs are inscribed with 'Rest In Peace'.
Dear Ones, there is peace, but it comes through work. Ascension to the celestial realm, Jacobs Ladder, in your metaphor, is not static! Dear Ones, you are either moving up or you are sliding down, its one or the other. By design consciousness swims upstream, or it gets moved downstream by the current. Consciousness is not stationary! And so, we offer no hope for the lethargic, so you see your pillowed concept of eternal rest is somewhat erroneous.
However, through traveling within yourself, you will discover the unity of your consciousness with other consciousnesses. You will discover that multi-dimensional love and energy charges consciousness with dynamic exquisite energy and movement to all things. This will invigorate the SELF; it will not lead you to want to sleep on the proverbial marbled steps of Heavens Gate. It will, instead, inspire you to take a better hand in the job of creation. For indeed there are 'energy packets' that offer extraordinary impetus to you as you ascend to each new level.
Consciousness is ever expanding, and so at every level, there is still another one higher to ascend into. And while from your 3rd dimensional stance within duality this may appear burdensome, it is not. That could not be further from the truth. Growth in consciousness is in fact embellished in vital streams of vigorous joy, such is the nature of consciousness, such is the complexion and disposition of 'First Cause'.
Indeed there are points of review, points of recharging, but these are not stagnant, indeed there is great activity and profound validity within them.

Dear Ones, the great crystal of Om, of Multidimensionality offers an incredible energy, that once launched on the 9-9-9, will have myriad effects on the Crystalline Grid and on the Ascension itself. The ability to 'tap - in ' to its energy will depend to a large degree on the light quotient of each individual. Its initial effects will be subtle, and graduate each year. It will indeed be in full motion by the 12-12-12.
I am Metatron, and you are Beloved! "
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Wynn Free: Do you have any idea how this magnetic shift might change consciousness?

Gregg Graden: The speculation is that there is a correlation between consciousness and magnetics. In order to understand how this connection might work, it is useful to compare it to a computor's memory. The magnetic fields in the memory are held in place through an electrical charge — a
trickle charge — within the computer itself. When the batteries in the computer die, the charge is gone, and the memory is lost. We have to reload the operating system.

Similarly, by researchers and descendents of indigenous peoples believe that when the earth goes through what science sees as a magnetic reversal, it also will be a great shift and cleansing of the earth's consciousness. There will be nothing holding all the magnetic patterns that have been put in place. So when we awaken from this shift, what becomes consciousness will be our truest
nature, our truest essence. And the memory of all of the evil or all the bad things or all of the grudges or the ego and we've held against one another as individuals and nations will not be part of that new consciousness, that new grid.

From that perspective, many traditions predict, sense, or speculate that we are nearing a time of what they call the Great Cleansing, and that this cleansing is happening at a level of core memory of consciousness.

Wynn: So is it possible to assume that in some way, our memory is connected to this magnetic field?

Gregg: I think so. I think that because of the strange accounts of the astronauts who left earth and went into space during the Apollo Program. In leaving the earth's atmosphere and circling the planet many miles above the surface, the affects of earth's magnetics were negligible. And the astronauts began to have experiences that they were not prepared or trained for, that were totally unanticipated.

When they were in space and looked back to earth, they began having insights and feelings, awakenings and awarenesses that they had never had when they were on the earth. It meant something different to each one of them.

In much the same way, friends of mine who went to Viet Nam were all changed when they came home. It changed everyone. For some, the change was so painful that they could never speak about it, and for others, the change was a catalyst in their lives and they spoke of it incessantly.

And I believe there was actually a PBS special that documented this same phenomenon with the astronauts, that they were never the same afterward. When they came back, there were some who didn't know what to do with their outer space experience. Some turned to drugs and alcohol. Others channeled the change that occurred within them in very positive, life-affirming projects.

One of this latter group was Dr. Edgar Mitchell, who founded the Noetic Sciences Organization in an effort to validate the phenomenon of human consciousness. Another astronaut undertook the search for Noah's Ark, and actually found it embedded in the ice on Mt. Ararat, right where the Bible said it would be.[1]

Wynn: So the implication here is that these astronauts, because they left the magnetic field of the earth, had some kind of spiritual awakening?

Gregg: They certainly went through a catharsis when they were no longer in the influence of the earth's magnetic field.

We also see something similar happening when we look at the magnetic fields of the earth. They are not constant over the surface of the earth, and
contour maps, available through United States Geologic Survey, show the varying intensities of magnetic fields over the surface of the earth — where magnetic fields have a very high intensity and where the intensity if very low.

Those fields have shifted over time, and may actually account for why populations of humans have migrated to the places they've migrated to. They might have been following these magnetic contours.

What happens is that in the places where the magnetics are very low, where their effects are negligible, tremendous change and innovation appear to occur. Where the magnetics are traditionally high, those are the places of stagnation where changes, although they do happen, take a long time and change is very slow in coming.

If I were coming here from another world and didn't know anything about the people of the earth, and if I were looking for a place where the opportunity of change was the greatest, I would look for the zero contour lines. And if you look at a map of the magnetics on earth today, what you find is that there is a zero contour line that runs along the West Coast of North America — along the California coast and on up off the coast of Alaska. In other words, the magnetics along the West Coast are almost nil!

When we think of the West Coast, we think about wacky California. Well, the truth is California is a seed, one of several, and it's traditionally been very innovative in technology, science, fashion, finance, and the arts, because there is an opportunity for tremendous change there.

Within North American, the flip side of that would be an area of highest magnetics, where the magnetic fields are the most dense. And you find this down through some of the Southeastern states — the very states that are traditionally viewed as being conservative. This doesn't mean that change can't happen there. What is says, however, is that change takes a long time there,
and people have to see a really good reason before they are going to budge from what they've always done.

Wynn: So where the magnetic field is less dense, people are more open to the moment?

Gregg: They're open to change, period. It doesn't mean that the change is good, bad, right, or wrong. It's important to be clear about this. The consciousness of the people will determine how that change comes about.

I'll give an ironic example. There is a zero contour line that runs right through the Middle East. It actually runs almost directly underneath the area we call the Suez Canal, right up into Israel, right along the coast of the Red Sea. Yes, right in that area is a zero contour line. This means that area is ripe for change. But again, how that change comes about — whether it's peaceful and constructive or angry and destructive — is determined by the consciousness of the people who
 live there.

Wynn: So it's not good or bad either way?

Gregg: Precisely. It simply is an opportunity for change. At the same time, the highest magnetic contour lines noted anywhere on the planet earth have traditionally been in portions of the former Soviet Union, Russia, and Siberia. We know that in that part of the world, there was a system that was in place, and while change came about, it was slow and painful, a long time coming, with a
 lot of suffering. But when that change happened, there was a cascade effect, and it happened almost overnight.

So the correlations are very interesting between human consciousness, the opportunities for innovation, change, doing things in a new way, and the magnetics of our world.

The Earth has many areas of high and low change.

Wynn: Our readers are going to want to know how they can best face the changes that are coming in our world as a whole.

Gregg: I'll be as concise as I can. I think that the answer to that is perhaps encapsulated best in the words of those who have come before us, the ancient Essenes, in a text that's more than 2,500 years old. It reminds us of our relationship to the world around us, and says simply that the world around us is nothing more and nothing less than a mirror of what we have become from within.

So when we see a world that appears angry, cruel, and thoughtless, that produces suffering for our brothers and sisters all over the world — from this perspective, that world is a mirror of what we have become as individuals, families, societies, and nations. It's not right, wrong, good or bad. It's simply a reflection of who we are. The condition of the planet is a feedback mechanism.

So if we want to see change in our world, we must become that change in our every day lives. If we want to see peace, tolerant understanding, compassion, and forgiveness at the global level, we must become that. At the dinner table. With our families. We must become that with our schools.

We must demand that we be entertained through peace, compassion, and understanding. It doesn't have to be dull and boring. It can still be very exciting, but it does not have to be ruthless, thoughtless, cruel, or heartless.

So in our daily lives, every moment of every day, we make a choice that either affirms or denies life in our bodies. Because we are linked through this grid. Our individual choices all pool into the collective answer to our future.

If we'd like to see a collective change, we must individually become that change.

Wynn: We have this date of 2012 that many people are saying is this time of global shift or Ascension. What do you think is going to happen?

Gregg The date 2012 is interesting because it comes up in Mayan traditions, Egyptian traditions, some of the Christian traditions, and even in the Bible Code — which is very controversial unto itself.

My sense is this date could be any date. If we focus on a date and live our lives preparing for a change on that date, we miss life. From my perspective, if we simply live each day of our lives to its fullest, we reconcile the experiences that cross our paths each day, we reconcile the opportunity to honor life, to honor our relationships with one another.

If we are honest, truthful, considerate, caring and compassionate, if we live this each day, we have already prepared for whatever could possibly come on 2012 or any other day, any other year, any time in our future.

I know people who are living their lives hoarding boxcars full of food and ammunition, preparing for the day when our world changes. I understand, and I think it's good to be self sufficient. I understand what they are saying. But also what I've seen is that so much of their lives is dedicated to preparing for that day, they've missed the beauty and the mystery of life that unfolds in every day. And it's in perceiving this beauty and mystery that we prepare for the greatest challenges!

Wynn: So basically, if one wants to approach this change with the maximum positive outcome for themselves, the key is to live each day with the maximum output of love, compassion, and caring?

Gregg: Yes, and to do this, we have to live each day consciously. Be aware of the opportunities. Recognize the opportunities that cross our paths. Every day, we're given the opportunity to be tolerant of another belief system, to forgive someone who has hurt or angered us, to reconcile our own judgments about what should or should not be in our world.

If we can reconcile these things as they cross our paths and consciously deal with them in the moment, then we know we're changing the chemistry of our bodies by changing the way we feel, and are thus preparing ourselves for whatever transitions the earth is going to go through.

If that makes sense.

Wynn: Yes, it does to me. Is there anything really important to close with for our readers that I might have missed?

Gregg: For the first time in our history, the fate of our species, our entire species, rests upon the choices of a single generation. And what we've just done is talked about what some of those choices are all about.

THE POLESHIFT:  http://www.greatdreams.com/poleshift.htm

THE TUNING:  http://www.greatdreams.com/tuning.htm

As of Christmas, 12-25-09 - the light beings say that the shift has a 60% chance of occurring on May 27, 2010, but they don't think it will happen then, but on 12-21-12 - which everyone is fearing - there is a 98% chance of it occurring then.

So, be prepared.

The Greek words for "FISHES" and "THE NET" both equate in Greek Gematria to the number 1224, and 153 is 1/8 of this amount. In the Biblical story, then, Simon and his other six fishermen correspond to a circle with six interlocking rings with a central circle inside. This also forms a six-petal flower-like shape inside the central circle, like "The Flower of Life." As the story continues, more geometric shapes are added, one of which is a grid of diamond shapes forming a larger diamond. This is the "NET" in the story. A vertical measurement is 153 and the horizontal is 265. This demonstrates a number very close to the square root of three by 265 / 153. [end of paste] This seems significant regarding the 60 degrees associated with six fold designs, and the tangents of 60 multiples, such as 240 and 5280 being equal to the square root of three.

See:  http://www.greatdreams.com/joestuff/interp/3rdsec/3rdsec.htm


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Hunt for Planet X Club
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Ice Core Dating
Interchange True Polar Wander
Is Sound Creating Crop Circles ?
Incoming Asteroids
Indian Rock Carvings
Is there a Planet X?
Introduction to IRAS

James Bowles: Gods, Gemini and the Great Pyramid
J.King Prediction
John White's Pole Shift book
John White: Author of Pole Shift

Key information from the World Disasters
Kilmartin Monuments: Scotland- Interactive Map

Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph Experiment (LASCO)
Links to EMF information
Laura Lee links to Hapgood/Einstein
Life's True Beginnings by Lloyd Pye

Mayan Civilisation
Megaliths in Europe
Miami's Scott Stones
Michael Cremo: Forbidden Archeology
More on the magnetic field
Mother Shipton
Myths and Legends
Mr. Lee's Earthquake Prediction Page

National Geographic on the Flood
Native American Culture Database
Nazca Lines of Peru, Mars, Giza, and the Connections
NBC's "The Mysterious Origins of Man"
New Physics Approach
New World Order Links
New World Order Watch
New Heaven New Earth
Newtons Law of Gravity?...Could there be more to it?
Noah's Ark Found?
News story
Non Hybrid Seeds
Nostradamus and Comet Lee
Nostradamus and Wilcock Readings:Current War May Produce Land Shift
Nostradamus' King of Terror
Noah's Ark: Emergency Preparedness
No Such Thing as Doomsday

Online Survival Books
Orbit's Sun Watch
Online overview of The Hab Theory by Allan W. Eckert.
On the Earth's Dynamo

Parallels Between the Hopi and the Sumerian Cultures
Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy
Piri Reis Map
Piri Reis Map, Bermuda and Atlantis
Pole Shift Critics
Proof Antarctica had a warm climate...Continental Drift?
Plate Tectonics
Pole Shift Revisited
Polar motion 1994-1997
Pole Shift Safe Areas
Pole Shift Torpedoed by Author
POLESHIFTS   Theosophy and Science Contrasted
Predictions made either by individuals or groups about the coming Poleshift
Planet X: No Dynamical Evidence in the Optical Observations
Planet X - The current status
Prophecies of Nostradamus: The Earth Shift
Photo of transmission towers being covered by ice
Prehistoric Web Site
Precession of the Equinoxes
Problems with Ice Core Dating
Project Blue Beam
Punctuated versus Gradual

Quickening's How To Prepare

Rife and Other Electronic Health Devices
Rocky Mountain Survival Group
Rusty's Radar Anomolies
Robert Felix's home page
Real Time Siesmic Monitor

Satellite views of earth (Topo to view plates)

Scallion on Earth Changes
Search for Planet X
Search for Planet X

Spiritual Hierarchy Dream Prophecy
Secret Societies
Solar Eclipses: Nasa
Some Unanswered Questions re Plate Tectonics
Self Healing Techniques
Sitchin's Twelfth Planet
Sitchin's Sumerian Astronomy Refuted
Sound Health Resources
Sidran Trauma Resources
Survival Files
Self Reliance
Survival Training from The SAS Training Guide
Solar Water Still Plans
Survival Community Network
Sumerian Mythology

Theories of the Ice Age
The Mammoth and the Flood
The Creation Concept
The Institute of Creation Research
The Taurid-Arietid stream in history
The 12th Planet / Planet X/ Nibiru/ Anunnaki/ Sitchin
The 5 May 2000 Planetary Alignment
Taos Hum Phenomena: Shifting Plates?
The Magnetic Field - A Crop Circle Under Scrutiny for Meaning
Top 10 Ancient Civilisations with advanced Technology
The Great Pyramid of Giza
The Neolithic Temples of Malta
The Flood As Related by Gilgamesh
The Oronteus Finaeus Map
The Mysterious Origins of Man concerning the Oronteus Finaeus Map
Tracking the North Magnetic Pole
The Pharaoh's Pump
The Secret of The Pyramids Revealed
The Ultimate Frontier by Eklal Kueshana
The Book of Enoch
The Dead Sea Scrolls
The Book of Thomas
The Nag Hammadi Library
The Truth According to JAH
The Pole Shift, Comets, Asteroids
The Assyro-Babylonian Mythology
The Solar And Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)
Thiaoouba Prophecy: The Key to the Mystery
The Stelle Group
Tesla Free Energy Resources
Trauma Resource Pages
Transformation, Empowerment, Healing
Terminator seeds
The Alien Agenda
Technology News Australia
Top Secret Projects: Advanced Technologies/UFOS
The Omega Code: The Movie
The Controversial Theories of Immanuel Velikovsky


US Army Survival Manual on Special..Enter in Search
Underwater City of Yonaguni, Japan

Velikovsky, Fundamentalism, and the Revised Chronology
Water World
Weather/Earthquake/Volcano updates
Weather Control
What Killed the Mammoths?
Who built the pyramids on the Giza Plateau?
Wilfrid Laurier University Video Collection
Where do we come from?
When The Sky Fell In...Search for Atlantis
When The Sky Fell: Guest Book
World Scientists Warning to Humanity







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