The Fourth Way transcends assimilation, resignation, and conflict by building partnerships with all nations and peoples.
Dear Beloved Friends and Relatives,
As always, it is my hope and prayer that you and your beloved ones are in the very best of health and happiness and that 2013 will be your best year ever.
Our heartfelt and loving welcome and thanksgiving to all the relatives past, present and future for sharing and learning together in our Four Worlds International Community. Your Sisterhood, Brotherhood and Friendship is deeply appreciated! May the links above and above be doorways to further upliftment,illumination,wisdom, sharing, love, unity and understanding.
With Warm and Loving Greetings,
Brother Phil Lane Jr.
Four Worlds International Institute
Prior to the arrival of the first European explorers an Indigenous kinship network based in spiritual and cultural relationships and protocols existed for centuries across the Western Hemisphere. Through this network of many networks, this Hoop of Many Hoops, Indigenous Peoples shared knowledge, capacity and resources for mutual aid, trade and development. This ancient network, based in life-preserving and life enhancing spiritual values and principles, known by many Indigenous Peoples across the Hemisphere as the Union of the Condor and Eagle, was broken apart by European colonization and the subsequent decimation of Indigenous Nations and Peoples across the Americas.
The prophecy of the Reunion of the Condor and the Eagle is retold by many Indigenous Nations and Peoples. The Q'ero People’s prophecies, for instance, say that when the Eagle of the North and the Condor of the South fly together, the Peoples of Mother Earth will awaken. They say that the Eagles of the North cannot be free without the Condors of the South.
All of these ancient prophecies predict, after a long and bitter spiritual wintertime, that the “Reunion of the Condor (Indigenous Peoples of the South), and the Eagle, (Indigenous Peoples of the North),” will be realized. It is promised that when the Reunion of the Condor and Eagle is fully realized, a great era of peace, well-being and prosperity will follow for all members of the Human Family.
The Reunion of the Condor and Eagle is intimately connected to other Indigenous prophecies across the Americas. These include the Time of the Eighth Council Fire, the Hopi Prophecies, the…Continue
The Four Worlds Guiding Principles for Building a Sustainable and Harmonious World
The Sixteen Principles for building a sustainable and harmonious world community emerged from a 40-year process of reflection, consultation and action within Indigenous communities across the Americas. They are rooted in the concerns of hundreds of Indigenous Elders Spiritual Leaders and Community Members, as well as in the best thinking of many non- Indigenous scholars, researchers and human and community development practitioners.
These guiding principles constitute the foundation for the process of healing and developing ourselves (mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually), our human relationships (personal, social, political, economic, and cultural) and our relationship with Mother Earth. They describe the way we must work and what we must protect and cherish.
We offer these Guiding Principles as a gift to all who seek to build a sustainable and harmonious Global community.
We speak as one, guided by the sacred teachings and spiritual traditions of the Four Directions that uplift, guide, protect, warn, inspire and challenge the entire human family to live in ways that sustain and enhance human life and the lives of all who dwell on Mother Earth, and hereby dedicate our lives and energies to healing and developing ourselves, the web of relationships that make our world, and the way we live with Mother Earth.
THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Starting from within, working in a circle, in a sacred manner, we heal ourselves, our relationships and our world.
STARTING FROM WITHIN
Started by Marama Eruera in The Fourth Way Feb 4.