February 17, 2009

Indigenous humans acting as planetary guardians -- The Crystal Caves

 

The above list of indigenous humans is not meant to be exhaustive. In the Akan book I have already pointed out the role of Lumukanda in Credo Mutwa's stories. Lumukanda acts as a guardian human, and his escapades in the inner Earth, in crystal caves and among the Bantu peoples. Some African groups perform this function of guardian human. I also mentioned in the Akan book that other (non-African) indigenous human groups also likely work as guardian humans. In the book Mutant Message Down Under the Australian Aboriginal people who are the subject of that story act very much like the Ancient Earther humans. Their most sacred place is a crystal cave. I have also pointed out in another article how some African guardian human groups were very upset when their crystal cave was desecrated.

A few nights ago while reading Embracing the Rainbow (Handbook for a New Paradigm part II), I came across a section that talked about Native American prophecies concerning the rainbow man. This is in section 23 of Embracing the Rainbow. It is said that after the chaos (of this current Endgame period) the humans that survive will live in the age of the rainbow man. So this is one possibility.

So I went on to do some online searching and low and behold: the rainbow lore connected with the Native American people is connected with their role as guardian humans! They ALSO have their crystal caves, and perform functions as guardian humans.

So, who are these guardians that I've been talking about so often? They are the emissaries of the Galaxy Game Creator(s). They are the ones who created the Ancient Earther race of humans on planet Earth and entrusted them with planetary guardianship. They are like the referees of the Galaxy game. The Handbook for a New Paradigm also hints at the existence of these beings.

What about the crystal caves? These are 'switch points' in the planetary grid system where the universal energies that flow through the planet can be interfaced with by humans acting as guardians of the planet. A number of functions can be applied to these universal energies at these 'switch points'. These have often been the most sacred places of the guardian humans of each Earth human group. Some of these crystal caves also had entrances into the inner Earth region.

So if after the chaos we will be ushered into the era of the rainbow man as the rainbow prophesies seem to suggest, that could mean that perhaps after this chaotic Endgame period the emissaries of the Game Creator(s) will once again walk freely among men. To me, that is a cool thought. I'd much rather meet these beings than the polarity-oriented ETs.

The story below is taken from another website. It goes into details of the Native American version of their guardian roles and talks about the crystal caves. The 'star people' mentioned here are not your regular ETs but rather guardian beings who have worked with Earth human guardian groups. What is said about Manataka below is very much what Credo Mutwa said in his book Indaba my Children about the Wise ones of the Bakongo (the BaTonga people) and the Holy ones of the Kariba (the Tonga-ila people), two guardian human groups who were in charge of administering the crystal caves in the Kariba gorge and whose people could walk into a heated battle between tribes that hated each other, upon which all hostilities immediately ceased. Also at the Kariba gorge, various African tribal groups would gather just as they did at Manataka. Also Manataka seems to play the same role as Ayers rock did for the Australian Aboriginal people (read Mutant Message Down Under)

 

 

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(taken from: http://www.manataka.org/page2.html)

 

THE STORY OF MANATAKA

 

By Lee Standing Bear Moore

 

THE PLACE OF PEACE

 

The Sacred Mountain and Valley of the Vapors

 

 

 

For thousands of years, this magnificent site was the gathering place of

many nations. Tribal leaders and spiritual elders made pilgrimages to the

Great Ma-na-ta-ka Mountain to sit in great councils with many tribes. Some

came every seven years, others came every eleven years, and others made the

journey more frequently depending on local custom.

 

 

Tribal leaders prayed and made peace offerings to the Creator, the Great

Manataka (Place of Peace) Mountain and each other. They danced and sang

around huge campfires in the narrow valley situated between the Manataka

mountain and her sister mountain, today called North Mountain. Her other

sister mountain, today called Indian Mountain stood guardian to her east.

Daughters of the first nations gathered rare medicinal herbs found in great

abundance in a large area surrounding Manataka in the shape of a circle.

Their sons found precious clear crystals, gold, silver, pyrite, and

whetstones.

 

 

Spiritual elders also brought gifts from their tribes to Manataka. Some

gifts were intended to establish friendships and diplomacy between various

tribes and others were personal gifts between long-time friends. Trade

items were also exchanged on blankets spread out in dozens of camps just

outside the sacred valley. Other, more precious gifts brought to Manataka

were not intended for humans, but were ceremonial offerings for the sacred

mountain.

 

It is said by the grandfathers that seven holy caves were on the sacred

mountain. The center cave is made of magnificent shining crystal encoded

with messages of the star people. Inside the crystal cave are seven

crystal cones set on a crystal altar and each contain secret messages and

seven shields.

 

Ancient tribes came to Manataka on pilgrimages to place ceremonial items in

five of the caves. The people of the south laid gifts in the southern-most

cave and people of the north laid their gifts in the northern-most cave.

Two other caves were used by the people from the west and east for offering

ceremonies. The cave located to the left of the crystal cave was used by

the 'Keepers of Manataka', the Tula Indians of Tanico, who lived in

surrounding areas and for other tribes living nearby such as the Caddo,

Quapaw, Osage, Tunica, and Pawnee. To the right of the center crystal cave

was a ceremonial cave reserved for gifts of the other people of this land -

the animals, birds, fish, insects, plants, stones and the elements. No one

ever approached the most sacred crystal cave, as it was said to have been

the work place of the star people (angels?) and resting place of many

spirits.

 

The southern-most cave, nearest the surface of the ground, once held the

Manataka Stone, or as referred to by the National Park Service as the

"Calendar Stone" brought by people from the south. The Calendar Stone was

removed after the Civil War by workmen digging on the mountain to capture

the sacred waters of Nowasalon and build ornate bathhouses for the rich.

An ancient clay doll was recovered from the northern cave some time in the

early 1900's by workmen and is currently on loan to the Smithsonian Museum

in Washington. Each of the seven caves disappeared at various times after

the invasion began in the 1500's, either at the hand of the invaders or by

natural or supernatural causes.

 

Everyone sought healing and pleasure in the magical hot waters of

Nówâ-sa-lon (Breath of Healing) that spewed from the sides of the mountain

creating dozens of crystal clear pools. No one was allowed to enter the

sacred area, called the ‘Valley of Vapors’ carrying a weapon into the

sacred area decreed by the Great Mystery as the ‘Place of Peace’. No

fighting or discord was allowed. Should anyone violate these laws, they

were taken outside the valley and severely punished.

 

 

The Lady of the Rainbow, referred to as Ix Chel by the Maya, was said to

have presided over the peace in the valley. Dressed in all white buckskin

and holding one eagle feather in each hand, she stood on the mountain

overseeing the peace. When quarrels did arise, a vision of the Rainbow

Woman could be seen at twilight rising in the vapors of the highest pool as

a warning to the offending person. If the guilty one did not listen to

this warning, the Lady of the Rainbow came to him and dropped one feather

at his feet, which meant it would be wiser to fly away than to disturb the

peace again. If this warning was not heeded, she dropped the second

feather as a sign to his family and others to remove the offender from the

valley by whatever means necessary.

 

Our Grandfathers saw dense green forests surrounding the narrow valley.

Steam rose from abundant hot springs on the side of the mysterious

mountain. The valley was shrouded in misty vapors which feathered the lush

underbrush and curled upward through the tall trees. Sometimes the vapors

joined low clouds to float away in the pink evening sky. Other times they

lay lightly upon the ground like a soft blanket or swirled around the

bubbling crystal pools.

 

Manataka was a place of strange, mystical beauty. Everywhere, the sound of

trickling water made sensual music as it bathed the bare faces of fractured

cliffs and splashed into creeks at the bottom of the mountain. In places

where the steaming waters issued from the rock, growing cones of tufa

covered with exotic mosses cupped in shades of red and orange painted the

calcareous rock. Particles of silica, washed by the sun, sparkled like

millions of diamonds while pyrite fragments seemed to catch fire and glow.

 

The most magnificent sight to behold at Manataka was seen from miles away

in any direction. Indian elders on pilgrimage may have said to their fellow

travelers, "We know we are there when the sign in the sky appears." The

sign was a huge, beautiful rainbow stretching across the entire valley.

 

The Rainbows of Manataka would not disappear after a few minutes of glory

in the sun like all other rainbows. Manataka’s rainbows would build and

build in size and would become more colorful throughout the day because of

the constantly running hot and cold water springs.

 

The Rainbows of Manataka were not only a natural wonder of the world and a

magical sight, they held a very special meaning. We believe the rainbow has

a sacred purpose. The rainbow is a sign of the Creator’s Great Blessing.

 

Wherever the rainbow appeared was a place appointed by the Great Spirit –

Creator for people to gather, especially those of differing origins and

interests. It was a place where even enemies sat in peace. It is at

Manataka, under the rainbows that the nations gathered by direction of the

Creator for His purpose.

 

Manataka is truly the place of peace for all people. The area was a

cultural and trade center for all native peoples – a great melting pot of

American Indian culture. The Valley of the Vapors was neutral territory

unclaimed by any tribe. The Great Spirit decreed that all that visited here

were to lay down their weapons and bathe as brothers in the healing waters.

Even tribes who were hostile to each other acknowledged the truce while in

the Place of Peace.

 

The Caddo were the dominant people in areas surrounding the valley. The

Quapaw, Osage, Tunica, Natchez, Pawnee and Shawnee were nearby. There is

disagreement between archeologists, ethnologists and historians as the

exact number of tribes that may have visited Manataka. Some say there may

have been 34 language groups who considered the Valley sacred ground. In an

effort to diminish any sort of future claim on Manataka, others say there

were none who visited here. Stories of the sacred Valley of Peace still

exist among some tribes today. Other tribes, whose languages have been

largely lost since the European invasion, speak of Manataka as if it were a

mythical place.

 

In the early 1500’s, Spanish conquistadors mounted expeditions to find the

legendary spring whose magic waters could rejuvenate the elderly and heal

the sick. In 1512, Ponce DeLeon failed in his attempt to reach the

mysterious hidden valley containing a crystal fountain of healing water

known as the "Fountain of Youth".

 

His fellow explorer, Hernando DeSoto was the first white European invader

to enter the Valley of the Vapors in 1541. Desoto’s chroniclers wrote about

the amazing sites they beheld. As far as the eye could see were hundreds of

lodges representing tribes from every part of the vast continent. The

colorful dress of various groups was different from one another and they

spoke many distinct languages. Ceremonial and tribal dances were held in a

central plaza, and elders sat in circles smoking the pipe.

 

Almost immediately after first contact, the original inhabitants began to

disappear. European invaders sacked the land, spread disease and incited

inter-tribal wars that all but decimated dwindling native populations

during the next two and half centuries.

 

After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, white invaders began to settle in the

Valley of Vapors. In 1832, President Jackson, mastermind of the Trail of

Tears and other racial atrocities, was looking for a way to totally

demoralize and disorient native populations. He was also concerned about

Manataka from a strategic military viewpoint. Jackson was not prepared to

risk the possibility that thousands of Indians on the Trail of Tears might

decide to gather at the sacred site and mount a rebellion. So, Jackson

pushed Congress to take an unprecedented action in the nation’s history by

confiscating the most holy site in the American Indian world, Manataka, and

making it the nation’s first federal reservation.

 

The confiscation of Manataka by Jackson was an act contrary to the terms of

the Louisiana Purchase and against the Constitution of the United States.

The United States government promised the French, Spanish and native tribes

in negotiations preceding the Louisiana Purchase the federal government

would not violate sacred sites. The U.S. Supreme Court, Chief Justice

Marshall, warned Jackson the government was prohibited by the Constitution

to own land [There is still no provision in the Constitution for the

government to own land].

 

[There is still no provision in the Constitution for the government to own

land. The Constitution does not contain a provision for the federal

government to own land. One reason why this provision was purposely

omitted from the Constitution is because the founding fathers lived under a

European system where the royal government owned and controlled all land.

The government cannot assume any power that is not specifically given to

them by the Constitution.]

 

Thus, the only legal way Jackson could accomplish the take-over was to pass

a ‘provisional’ law steering around treaties with other nations and the

U.S. Constitution. Jackson wanted to create the first commercial federal

reservation. As a popular president and famous Indian fighter, this was an

easy task as members of Congress, of which not one of its members had ever

seen Manataka, looked the other way.

 

For the next four decades the government allowed settlers to build

bathhouses and residences around the springs but in 1875 it forced the

settlers out and later began selling off choice pieces of property to

selected businessmen.

 

What was left of the Hot Springs Federal Reservation after the ravages of

the settlers and greedy government agents was turned over to the newly

created national park system in 1921 and became the second national park

after Yellow Stone. Today, it is known as Hot Springs National Park,

Arkansas.

 

Settlers and the U.S. government destroyed the sacred Circle and the seven

ceremonial caves containing the Manataka Stone and other ancient artifacts

gifted to Manataka by the tribes. Stolen artifacts were sold for profit by

government agents. Government bureaucrats, to cover up gross negligence of

the past, claim there were never any caves on the mountain, regardless of

strong evidence to the contrary.

 

Out of forty-seven hot water springs surviving the early onslaught of

settlers, the government covered all but two small hot water display

springs with metal and concrete in the name of "protecting visitors and the

environment." Actually, the reason is to control the sacred waters for

profit. They pump the waters to private bathhouses and hotels where it can

be sold.

 

 

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STORY OF MANATAKA

 

By Lee Standing Bear Moore

 

THE PLACE OF PEACE

 

The Sacred Mountain and Valley of the Vapors

 

 

 

(...Continued from previous page)

 

The vapors that once blanketed the valley have vanished. The wondrous

rainbows covering Manataka have not appeared since government bureaucrats

decided to "preserve" the springs from pollution and the escape of radon

gas. The so-called scientific preservation basis for covering the springs

can be disproved by any high school freshman.

 

The pools of healing waters are hidden with garishly ornate bath houses for

the rich.

 

Over the years, the U.S. government has systematically attempted to wipe

every trace of Indian culture from Manataka. They deny this place is a

sacred site and twist history with much authority to discourage our people

from reclaiming our heritage. One park historian recently wrote a report

claiming Indians were afraid of the hot waters because they came from the

devil. [The idea of 'devil' is foreign to American Indian beliefs.] The

fact is, the land and waters are too commercially valuable. It is for

greed, not preservation they hold hostage our Great Manataka.

 

The federal government has covered up the Story of Manataka for nearly 200

years. Government agents were especially aggressive in this effort just

prior to and immediately after the Removals (Trail of Tears) when hundreds

of ancient artifacts and religious objects were either sold, lost or

destroyed. Regardless of this fact, the NPS curatorial collection today

still has over 414,000 objects, nearly 46% remain un-catalogued, stored in

dilapidated, unsecured buildings.

 

Their lust to remove all traces of indigenous cultures has gone from

frenzied greed, to sordid indifference, to outright denial that our

ancestors were ever here. A more insidious tactic used in recent times is

to craft promotional material about the park that states, "People have used

the hot spring water in therapeutic baths for two hundred years." -- as if

no one was ever here before then.

 

Another example of the way the government attempts to bury the truth about

this sacred site is the fact that it gives it false Indian names.

Government bureaucrats placed two bronze plaques in the downtown area for

tourists to read that give conflicting stories about the name of this

ancient site. The first says Indians called the valley Nowasalon (Breath

of Healing). This name only refers to the healing waters and not to the

entire area. The second plaque says Indians called this site Tanico.

This is also incorrect. Tanico was the main village of the Tula people who

made their home along the Caddo River near what is known today as the town

of Caddo Gap, located approximately 45 miles southwest of Hot Springs.

Today, a large statue of an Indian stands in the middle of Caddo Gap

declaring the area was known as "Tanico" by local Indians.

 

There are no plaques or statues designating this area as Manataka (The

Place of Peace). Yet, the bureaucrats know this is its holy name.

 

 

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Today, there are no monuments to the gentle people who were the ‘keepers’

of Manataka. There is barely a remembrance of the spiritual power the Great

Manataka gave to the people. This sacred ground held great meaning for all

native people and is part of their ancient lore.

 

Will Manataka always be held captive by government bureaucrats never to

breathe again? Will the Rainbow Woman who sleeps deep within the mountain

awaken once more? Will the giant of American Indian spirit reawaken and its

awesome strength be unleashed to give life back to the people of the land?

 

Today, there are many signs showing the great resiliency of native

cultures. Our sons and daughters are returning to the old ways in search of

peace in their daily lives. Everywhere you look there is renewed interest

in native culture. It was foretold that this would be so.

 

It is our prayer the people of the land will return. We long for the day

when the tribes of many nations will journey to these grounds again. They

will not come as tourists looking for wondrous sights, but as brothers and

sisters seeking healing and guidance while showing reverence and faith in

the Great Spirit who dwells in this sacred place.

 

We yearn for the time when the tribes will come together, not to achieve

some political or economic purpose, but to learn from each other and share

the strengths of our cultures. We pray for the time when the leaders of

our nations will once again hold hands in the Great Circle of Peace and

give thanks to the Creator.

 

 

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ANGER

 

Should the American Indian be angry about the past? Should we do to others

what they have done to us? At Manataka, the answer is No. Why?

 

No, because we are sacred water given to us by the Creator of All That Is.

We were born in water and our bodies are composed mostly of water. We must

drink water to restore us. Water is necessary to life. But, sometimes the

water comes in floods and washes away our homes and food. Waters of the

flood take away our homes and often bring disease. We are sad after the

flood waters leave.

 

No, because we are the sacred wind given to us by the Creator of All That

Is. Every cell in our bodies contains the wind. We must breathe the wind

every moment in order to live. But, sometimes the wind comes like a

tornado and blows away our homes and kills our loved ones. We are sad

after the tornado leaves.

 

The white European Judeo/Christian culture came to us like the wind and

water. They flooded us with filth and greed and killed indigenous babies

and grandmothers in the name of their religion. They came to us like the

tornado bringing the whirlwind stench of war and the shame of false ways.

 

Should we hate the ignorant white invaders who came like a senseless flood

and washed away the homes and sacred places of our ancestors? Should we

hate those who flooded into our homes and stole the land? Do we hate their

children who continue to violate our sacred Mother Earth and reek terrible

injustices upon us? Should we despise the government that came like a

terrible tornado and killed our people and defiled our sacred places?

 

But dear friend, we as American Indians cannot be angry at the sacred

waters and the wind because they are made by the Creator. We can only be

sad.

 

In the same way, the white European Judeo/Christian and their government

are also made by the Creator. And we cannot hate them for they too are

made by the Creator.

 

 

 

 

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TEARS

 

At Manataka, we shed no more tears for the past.

 

 

Why should we not shed tears for all that has been lost!?

 

 

Because our culture is not gone! It flourishes and grows stronger each

year! Look around you. American Indian culture is spreading all over the

world.

 

 

We should not cry for our ancestors because they are not gone. They are

here with us now. Their spirits dwell within us. They are on our lips as we

speak. They are upon our fingertips as we do the work to uphold our

heritage. We honor them. We do not cry for them. We rejoice for them!

 

The Great Spirit – Creator caused our circle to be broken. At Manataka we

know the reason. It is for that reason we are here keeping the spirit

alive.

 

Together, we can awaken the great forces of all native peoples by

rekindling the fire of Manataka. The hot springs are still here. The

medicinal herbs, quartz crystal, precious stones, and beauty are still

here. And, the beautiful waters of Nowasalon flow abundantly.

 

Wakantanka niya waste pelo !

 

 

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QUESTIONS

 

Why did the elders of many nations make regular pilgrimages to Manataka?

 

Was it to bathe in the healing waters? Was it to gather the healing herbs,

healing stones or healing clay? Did the great beauty of Manataka compel

the elders to travel great distances across raging rivers, through snow

storms, sand storms, sometimes facing hunger on the trail, and sometimes

losing one of their family along the way?

 

According to the National Park Service the reason the people of the land

came was to bathe in the waters for their health. NPS also says they came

to make peace with one another. ("...You know those savages were always

warring against each other and for what other reason would this site be

called 'The Place of Peace'?") Other NPS bureaucrats contradict these

claims and say American Indian elders never considered Manataka a sacred

place and few tribes ever came here. All these claims are false.

 

Do you know why the nations sent their elders to Manataka?

 

The answer to this most important question cannot be given in writing out

of respect for our ancestors, our culture and the sanctity of the Story of

Manataka. The answer may only be given eye-to-eye, heart-to heart to

those who come to this special place of peace in the right way. The answer

to this question will amaze you and fill the remainder of your days with

deep respect and understanding of the American Indian way of life.

 

 

[MY EMPHASIS: THE ANSWER IS THAT THE ELDERS WENT TO MANATAKA TO COMMUNICATE

DIRECTLY WITH THE UNIVERSAL FORCES OF CREATION, AND WITH THE EMISSARIES OF

THE GALACTIC GAME CREATORS, THE SPIRITUAL GUARDIAN BEINGS! -K-]

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FOOTNOTE:

 

In 1996, for the first time in over 200 years, three elders of the Mayan,

Cherokee, and Cheyenne people came on pilgrimage to Manataka.

 

In 1997 and 1998, three more spiritual elders prayed and performed

ceremonies on the sacred mountain.

 

In 1999, four spiritual elders performed ancient ceremonies at Manataka.

 

In 2000, five holy men made pilgrimages. In April, the first public

Gathering of Manataka was sponsored by the Manataka American Indian

Council. The second Gathering was performed in September by Grand Chief

Woableza LaBatte, a Lakota spiritual leader who heads the World Council of

Spiritual Elders. Over 2,500 American Indians prayed at the Mountain.

 

In 2001, six spiritual elders prayed at Manataka, two more Gatherings were

held and over 4,500 American Indians made pilgrimages.

 

In 2002, seven elders journeyed to the sacred mountain and two Gatherings

were sponsored by MAIC. The last Gathering in November, 2002, Zintkala

Oyate, Peter V. Catches-the-Enemy, a 34th generation Lakota spiritual

leader of the Spotted Eagle Sundance officiated ceremonies. Nearly 7,000

people, of many faiths and races came to the sacred mountain to pray. The

colors of the rainbow gather again!

 

Up to May, 2003, five elders had journeyed to Manataka to pray. In June,

the annual Summer Gathering at Manataka will be led by Grand Chief Woableza

and Omeakaehekatl, a Maya high priest and Day Keeper who will conduct

ancient rites. The Painted Horse War Dance Society of Oklahoma will act

as color guard and perform dance exhibitions. Chief Gray Wolf Henson

(ret.), former chief of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians will

lead the Fire Ceremony.

 

By June of 2004, twelve spiritual elders came to Manataka to perform

ancient ceremonies completing the requirements and setting the stage for a

cleansing of Manataka to take place. The Saginaw Chippewa Warrior Society

came with their families to join hands in the sacred circle at Manataka

with other indigenous peoples.

 

The new Superintendent of the Hot Springs National Park, Josie Fernandez

notified Manataka that a permit and cash bond would be required in the

future before ceremonies could be held in the circle in Gulpha Gorge

Campgrounds.

 

In June 2004, members and guests were accosted and harassed by National

Park Rangers who threatened the people with arrest if they came again to

pray in the sacred circle. Many people were frightened away. During a

later meeting with the new Superintendent, Fernandez threatened Elders with

arrest and she called them pagans and witches. Josie Fernandez threw

pieces of paper on the table saying Manataka's members and guests violated

seven rules and forbade any future gatherings. Elders were not allowed to

examine the documents, nor were they allowed to answer any of the

allegations. The so-called evidence were trumped up and false allegations.

Throughout the remainder of the year and throughout 2005, families and

individual members and supporters (anyone wearing Indian regalia or jewelry

or appearing to be Indian) who went to the park to have a picnic or pray in

the circle were stopped by Rangers and questioned, often times searched.

Fernandez demanded a large cash bond (far beyond the financial means of

Manataka) before a permit to perform ceremonies would be allowed.

 

Throughout 2005, Elders attempted to seek a meeting with Fernandez or her

superiors without success.

 

In Mid-Spring 2005, MAIC learns of a new website called "Manataka Exposed"

operated by a former employee of the National Park Service. Manataka

writes a response to the charges. Read History of MAIC

 

In June 2005, as the annual Gathering was about to take place, armed Park

Rangers blocked the entrance to Gulpha Gorge Campgrounds to anyone

appearing in Indian regalia or appearing to be American Indian.

 

In October 2005 during the Fall Gathering held at Bald Eagle Mountain Park

a distance of 5 miles from the sacred Manataka, over 250 members and guests

rode in caravan to several locations around the sacred mountain and walked

over the mountain to the sacred circle in Gulpha Gorge to evade a National

Park Service blockade set up at the entrance of the Campgrounds.

Ceremonies were performed in the sacred circle and afterwards, the people

quietly walked back across the mountain. Many more ceremonies were

performed in the circle in coming months under the cover of darkness or

inclement weather. Park Rangers continued to stop vehicles appearing to be

Indian and issued strong threats. Fernandez continued to make racial and

other derogatory remarks to individuals in the community.

 

Secret prayer ceremonies were held each month on the sacred Manataka asking

the Creator to bless Fernandez.

 

A large number of letters from recognized spiritual elders in North,

Central and South America declaring Manataka a sacred site were received.

 

In June 2006, MAIC Elders decided to return to Gulpha Gorge to perform

ceremonies regardless of the threats and harassment of National Park

Rangers. The Gathering was the smallest yet (due to Gestapo tactics of the

NPS) but the Gathering was a beautiful event with Otto Riollano Davila of

Puerto Rico delivering a spiritual message. Park Rangers did not interrupt

the gathering in any significant way, but the hovering presence of armed

Rangers frightened many families.

 

Manataka discovers the presence of individuals who joined Manataka but were

agents of Fernandez.

 

Because of continued Fernandez harassment, MAIC continued to use both Bald

Eagle Mountain Park, the sacred Manataka Mountain, and Gulpha Gorge

Campgrounds for ceremonies and gatherings in 2006 and 2007.

 

In 2007, Elders decided to hold all ceremonies on top of Manataka mountain

in locations not easily found or accessible to outsiders. The elderly and

disabled are transported by vans and carried to various locations on the

mountain. Many make the journey on foot. In 2007, Spiritual Elders and

hundreds of people continued to journey to Manataka for prayer and

ceremony.

 

Today's Keepers of Manataka and members of MAIC are watching and waiting

for other Gatherings in preparation of the Great Awakening and the Great

Gathering at the Place of Peace. Will you join us?