Prior to the arrival of the first European explorers an Indigenous kinship network, based in spiritual and cultural relationships, existed for centuries across the Americas. Through this “Sacred Hoop of Many Hoops”, Indigenous Peoples shared their collective spiritual wisdom, cultural protocols, ceremonies, scientific knowledge, and vast physical resources.
This network was known by many Indigenous Peoples across the Americas as the Union of the Condor and Eagle. It was shattered, as prophesized, with the arrival of the English, French, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish colonizers! The subsequent decimation of Indigenous Nations and Peoples across the Americas was massive.
Charles Mann, for instance, in his book 1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus, quotes respected scholars who believe that 90-100 million Indigenous Peoples perished from disease by the mid- 1600’s, a catastrophe on an even greater scale than the “black deaths” in Europe. Many more died afterward as the direct result of hostile colonial policies. The latest estimates, by some researchers, is there were more than 108 million Indigenous peoples living across the Americas prior to European contact. What happened was a Holocaust of historic dimensions.
The prophecy of the Reunion of the Condor and the Eagle is interrelated with many other Indigenous prophecies across the Americas. All of these prophecies predict, after a long and bitter spiritual wintertime of 500 years, that the “Reunion of the Condor and the Eagle” will begin slowly, at first, but then rapidly accelerate following the end of the long-count of the Mayan Calendar, December 21, 2012 and the beginning of the 5th Sun. It is prophesied that this spiritually-based movement, led by Indigenous Peoples, will ultimately result in a great era of compassion, peace, justice and prosperity that will unite all members of the Human Family.
As well, the Reunion of the Condor and Eagle is intimately related to other Indigenous prophecies across the Americas. These include the Eighth Council Fire, the Slaying and Return of the White Buffalo, the Emergence of the Fifth Sun, the Return of Quetzalcoatl and the Prophecies of the Hopi’s, Chilam-Balam, Sweet Medicine, and Black Elk.
So strong is the belief in this prophecy that the Otomi Nation in the State of Mexico, for instance, has built a vast ceremonial amphitheater dedicated to the “Reunion of the Condor and the Eagle.” The focal point of this amazing construction is a gigantic stone carving of a Condor and an Eagle joined in a loving embrace. It was built largely by the volunteer labor of thousands of materially poor Indigenous Peoples out of love and faith in this prophecy.
Through the unprecedented, unified actions of many different Indigenous networks and Allies, these interrelated Indigenous-led movements are unifying across the Americas. At the forefront of all these movements are Indigenous women! This is happening despite growing opposition from adversarial political and economic forces led primarily by natural resource extraction industries.
This opposition is easy to understand. Once the Reunion of the Condor and Eagle is fully realized, Indigenous Peoples and their Allies will become a major and decisive economic and spiritual force not only in the Americas but around Mother Earth. Indigenous Peoples and their Allies will then be in a position to mandate the wise and harmonious ways our Mother Earth's gifts will be, respectfully, safely and sustainability developed, as well as, when development is not appropriate, no matter how much profit is to be made! For more background on the Vision and Strategy for fulfilling the Prophecy of the Reunion of the Condor and the Eagle, sometimes called the Reunion of the Condor, Quetzal, and Eagle please read the Fourth Way linked below.