A Message from India – Hopi Vedic Parallels
By: Prash Trivedi
Though a number of indigenous people and tribes exist all
across the globe, it can be safely said that none of them
have as deep an insight into the condition of Mother Earth
and the wisdom to deal with it as our Hopi brothers.
They are the chosen ones of the Creator as they were granted
permission to hold in trust all land and life for the great
Spirit at the time of emergence of the Fourth world, of the
Hopis or the present age.
This conclusion about the Hopi people has not been reached
in a haste.
It has been borne out of the wisdom of ancient Indian
philosophy which transcends even the starting of time and
boundaries of our present Universe.
According to the ancient Indian scriptures the creator
“Param Brahma or Adi Purusha” created the Universe through
his creative power “Adi Shakti” in a plan which comprised of
three axes and several vibratory centers along these axes.
So, the creative power of Mother nature had a threefold
existence with seven main vibratory centers along the
central axis, echoing the primordial sound “AUM” of life
throughout the universe.
Everything in the visible Universe from the smallest to
biggest is made on the basis of this plan.
These seven centers also exist inside the body of man as man
is made in the image of the creator.
The central axis in man lies along his backbone.
The primordial power “Kundalini Shakti” lies in the sacrum
bone at the base of the spine.
The awakening of this power and its journey through the
seven centers is the first step in the process of self
Through this realization comes the wisdom to exist in
harmony with Mother nature and the capacity to realize the
actionless, omnipresent, and eternal Creator.
These vibratory centers also exist in the Mother earth.
The Hopis also have a similar perception of the creation of
the universe by the Ultimate Creator “Taiowa”.
There is an idea of Mother nature as a Spiderwoman who is
responsible for the creation of these vibratory centers
which echo the sound of the creator.
The Hopi wisdom is also aware of the central axis and man’s
axis being the backbone which controls the equilibrium of
his movements and functions.
The Hopi legend also talks about “Palatkwapi” or the Red
House located somewhere in central America having four
storeys and on the top storey there is learning of planets
In this story man also learnt about the “Open Door” in the
top of their heads, how to keep it open and converse with
This “Open Door” of Hopi mythology is the same as the
seventh centre on the central axis, and is called
“Sahastrara” – the Thousand petalled lotus in the Hindu
When the primordial power or the “Kundalini” is able to
pass through the last centre one can commune with the
With time, detailed knowledge about these centers were lost
among the Hopi people, but it can still be found in the holy
land of India.
India has time and again seen the incarnations of the Great
Spirit, who have kept alive this knowledge throughout the
Knowledge of the ancient Indian scriptures strongly
indicates that the area known as the “Four Corners”, where
the Hopis have settled is an important vibratory centre
which will cause the emergence of the new age which is known
as the Fifth World by the Hopi people.
Lets consider some facts:
>The Hopi believe the Creator of Man is a woman.
>The Sumerians believed the Creator of Man was a woman.
Vedic tradition and most of the other ancient
civilization believe in the feminine aspect of the
Vedic tradition calls her as Prakriti (mother
nature) or Shakti (creative force responsible for
weaving the web of life).
Interestingly, the Hopi regard her as Spiderwoman i.e
the one who has woven the web of life.
This was the predominant thinking of most of the
civilizations during the Age of Cancer, the mother
sign, which lasted from around 8000B.C to 6000B.C.
> The Hopi believe the Father Creator is KA.
> The Sumerians believed the Father Essence was KA.
The vedic tradition also believes that the root of the
father essence is ‘KA’ which is the first alphabet of
Sanskrit, the primary language of the Vedic tradition.
> The Hopi believe Taiowa, the Sun God, is the Creator
> of the Earth. The Sumerians believe TA.EA was the
The Vedic tradition also believes that the earth was
born out of the Sun and has been nourished by it ever
The Sun is seen and worshipped as the material
representation of the one true God, the eternal creator
provider and destroyer, in both the cultures.
> The Hopi believe two brothers had guardianship of the
> Earth. The Sumerians believed two brothers had dominion
> over the Earth.
Almost all the cultures including the Egyptians,
Mayans, Assyrians, Phoenicians, and the Jews have this
concept of twin gods or brothers presiding
over the affairs of the earth.
This concept arises from the dual nature of the world
we live in symbolized by Gemini, the sign of the twins,
and worship of these twin gods was at its peak in the
Age of Gemini ranging from around 4000 B.C to 2000 B.C.
> The Hopi believe Akush to be the Dawn Katsina. The
> Sumerians believed AK.U to be Beings of light.
The Sanskrit word for sky, most preferably for the dawn
time which is considered the most sacred time, is
> The Hopi name for the Pleaides is ChooChookam. The
> Sumerians believed SHU. SHU.KHEM were the supreme
Though Pleaides are significant to the Hopi people the
real significance is given to the Great Bear or the
seven sisters constellation.
Hopi believe that they came to earth from one of the
stars in the Great Bear in a big spaceship and the
Vedic scriptures have detailed mythology regarding
this constellation and the beings that reside there.
> The Hopi believe Pahana was the Lost Brother who
> would one day return to assist the Hopi and humankind.
> The Sumerians would recognize PA.HA.NA as an Ancestor
> from heaven who would return.
This fact that the name of the ‘Savior’ matches
exactly is quite remarkable.
Again, almost every religion and culture has a concept
and a name for the savior who would appear at the end
of the present age.
The fact that we are all brothers and sisters is not a
philosophical or emotional rhetoric.
There is also no doubt that the puzzle to find our
common ancestory is complicated but I feel that the
pieces are finally falling together.
Thus it can be seen that although nearly on the opposite
points of the globe, Indians and the Hopis share many
common features by the way of religion, philosophy and
Foremost among these is the concern for nature as a life
giving force and the symbolism of Earth as the Mother and
supporter of humanity.
Veda’s revere the forces of nature in form of the Gods
of the Sun, Earth, Wind, Water and Fire.
Even some plants and trees are the objects of reverence
according to the ancient Indian Scriptures.
The names of the Hopi people and their way of life is in
itself a tribute to the forces of Nature.
The fact that man is ravaging and plundering the earth’s
resources is known to the Hopi people.
The Hopi call this imminent condition “Koyaanisqatsi” ,
which means a world out of balance … a state of life that
calls for another way.
Even the address to the UN by Mr. Thomas Banyacya, a Hopi
Spiritual Elder, was directed towards warning humanity of
the dangers it might face if it does not mend its present
The address could have been used for putting forth the
problems faced by the Hopi people.
It is this sincerity and devotion towards Mother Earth and
humanity that stirs our hearts and attracts us toward our
This spirit of sacrifice for the cause of humanity has come
because the Hopis have remained to the ancient spirit of
So it is important that more number of Hopi people take part
in the great ceremonies, that tell them of their origins,
their emergence in the forth world and the wisdom for the
The Hopis cause has found its voice through the songs and
music of artists like Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix.
It is through the power of these ceremonies that these
messengers were brought to the world to spread the Hopi
message all across the globe.
We know that the Hopi people have waited patiently for
“Pahana” – The true White Brother, as told in your
But this coming will only be possible if enough of the Hopi
people remain true to their ancient spirit and put their
faith in the Great Ceremony.
The “Great Purification” as told of by the Hopi prophesy, is
coming close and so it is a time of great caution.
It is the time for east and west to come together as one
people because the Hopis and Indians share a common destiny.
The patience and perseverance of thousands of years may go
waste , because as the Hopi people know that great evil and
destruction will befall the world, if they falter at this
The historical burden of suffering and injustice on
humanity has to be dealt with by the attitude of compassion
and love and we pray the Hopi people will rise to occasion.