Sunday, September 5, 2010

"Lessons of the Popol Vuh" pt. 4

With the destruction of the Wooden People. We have learned how important it is to be Humble. How the things that bring you pleasure, can turn against you. You can see that in the current World. Your car gets you from place to place in comfort. In the same token it helps to destroy the environment you need to survive. If you don't take care of your car. It will turn against you and break down. To me and many others. Every thing is alive. Just as the griddle of the Wooden People turned against them. Along with there homes, pet and even the caves or environment, around there World. There was no place to run to, there was no place to hide. Just like a Coronal Mass Ejection from the Sun.

Next we learn of the fate of Seven Macaw (red Macaw with white beak). He falsely proclaims to be both the Sun and the Moon. In the era of the Wooden People. And how the Twins Hunahpa and Xbalanque, take him down. The Hopi along with many other ancient cultures have a Twin story. In the Hopi version. The Twins occupy the North and South Poles. And when the peoples of the Earth become evil. They abandon there positions, holding the Earth in balance. It is said when Coronal Mass Ejections happen. That there are Pole shifts. The Hopi knew this and explained it with the story of the Twins. In this Twins story. Hunahpu and Xbalanque see evil in Seven macaw's boasting. And how they will Humble Seven Macaw. It is much the same story of Hopi Twins. As they Humble the Earth population. Now that the Wooden People have been destroyed. We hear Seven Macaw boasting.

This was when there was just a trace of early dawn on the face of the Earth, there was no Sun. But there was one who magnified himself; Seven macaw is his name. The Sky-earth was already there, but the face of the Sun-Moon was clouded over. Even so, it is said that his light provided a sign for the people who were flooded. He was like a person of genius in his being.

'I am great. My place is now higher than that of the human work, the human design. I am there Sun and I am ther light, and I am also there months.'

'So be it: my light is great. I am the walkway and I am the foothold of the people, because my eyes are of metal. My teeth just glitter with jewels and turquoise as well; they stand out blue with stones like the face of sky.'

'And this nose of mine shines white into the distance like the Moon. Since my nest is metal, it lights up the face of the Earth. When I come forth before my nest, I am like the Sun and the Moon for those who are born in the light, begotten in the light. It must be so, because my face reaches into the distance,' says Seven Macaw.

It is not true that he is the Sun, this Seven Macaw, yet he magnifies himself, his wings, his metal. But the scope of his face lies rite around his own perch; his face does not reach every where beneath the Sky. The faces of the Sun, Moon and Stars are not yet visible, it has not yet dawned.

And so Seven Macaw puffs himself up as the days and the month , though the light of the Sun and Moon has not yet clarified. He only wished for surpassing greatness. This was when the flood was worked upon the manikins, wood carvings.

And now we shall explain how Seven Macaw died, when the people were vanquished, done in by the mason and sculptor.

Here is the beginning of the defeat and destruction of the day of Seven Macaw, by the two boys. The first named Hanahpu and the second named Xbalanque. Being "Gods", the two of them saw evil in his attempt at self magnification before the Heart of Sky ("Gods"). So the boys talked.

'It's no good without life, without people here on the face of Earth.'

'Well the, let's try a shot. We could shoot him while he is at his meal. We could make him ill, then put an end to his riches, his jade, his metal, his jewels, his gems, the sources of his brilliance. Everyone might do as he does, bur it should not come to be that fiery splendor is merely a matter of metal. So be it,' said the boys, each one with blow gun on his shoulder, the two of them together.

And this Seven Macaw has two sons; the first of these is Zipacna and the second is the Earthquake. And Chimalmat (shield-net) is the name of there mother, the wife of Seven Macaw.

And this is Zipacna, this is the one to build up the great mountains: Fireplace (Volcano), Hunahpu (Volcano), Cave by the Water (Valcano), Xcanul (Volcano), Macamob (Volcano), Huliznab (Volcano), as the name of the mountains that were there at the dawn are spoken. They brough forth by Zipacna in a single night.

And now this is Earthquake. The mountains are moved by him; the mountains small and great, are softened by him (flood). The sons of Seven macaw did this just as a means of self magnification.

'Here am I: I am the Sun,' said Seven Macaw.
'Here am I: I am the maker of Earth,' said Zipacna

'As for me, I bring down the Sky, I make an avalanche of all the Earth,' said Earthquake. The sons of Seven Macaw are alike, and like him; (seeds don't fall very far from the tree) they got there greatness from there father.

And the two boys (Twins) saw evil in this, since our first mother and father could not yet be made. Therefore deaths and disappearance were planned by the two boys.

Next will come the battle between the Twins and Seven Macaw. As this story points out, Humble is the foremost priority. As soon as anyone gets uppity. They are soon brought back to Earth. A good line is, 'never count your chickens before they hatch'. You may have eggs in your basket. That doesn't they will all become chickens.

Modoc Tribe
They lived in a area in southwest Oregon. They put up a great resistance to the U.S. Calvary. Before finally being over come with cannons and numerous Calvary members. (Modoc Wars 1872-1873) Finally they were removed to the reservations in Oklahoma. Only a few hundred survive today.

"God" bless on this Sunday evening. May you have sweet dreams, with soft landings. bye

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