Thanks for your input, halfmask and WIS.
I'll try to answer your questions as best I can, but always in the context of what i've learned from Elder William Commanda and the Seven Prophets
of the Seven Fires belt.
Working backwards, halfmask asked; "I wander what they ment by "clouds of illusion"
In the prophecy itself, the words are written like this:
"In this time there will be a new people who will emerge from the clouds of illusion."
I speculated about that myself, and in the first interview I had with Elder William I had the opportunity to ask him. In my mind I thought of aliens
from another planet, like the Nefilim, but was told that these people would be 'Rainbow Warriors'. From what he told me, he thought that during the
60's, when men grew their hair long people and wore feathers in their hair, that the time of the Rainbow Warrior was already here. The people of that
time seemed to care about the 'circle of life', community spirit, selflessnes and a turning away from the material way. However, it proved to be too
early and the path was lost because of drugs. However, it is not gone forever, and, like the tide, the hope of that time will be reborn, this time
without drugs to confuse us.
I did some Googling to find a reasonable explanation for Rainbow Warriors and found this;
There would come a time when the "keepers of the legend, stories, culture rituals, and myths, and all the Ancient Tribal Customs" would be needed to
restore us to health. They would be mankinds’ key to survival, they were the "Warriors of the Rainbow". There would come a day of awakening when
all the peoples of all the tribes would form a New World of Justice, Peace, Freedom and recognition of the Great Spirit.
The "Warriors of the Rainbow" would spread these messages and teach all peoples of the Earth or "Elohi". They would teach them how to live the
"Way of the Great Spirit". They would tell them of how the world today has turned away from the Great Spirit and that is why our Earth is "Sick".
The "Warriors of the Rainbow" would show the peoples that this "Ancient Being" (the Great Spirit), is full of love and understanding, and teach
them how to make the "Earth or Elohi" beautiful again. These Warriors would give the people principles or rules to follow to make their path right
with the world. These principles would be those of the Ancient Tribes. The Warriors of the Rainbow would teach the people of the ancient practices of
Unity, Love and Understanding. They would teach of Harmony among people in all four comers of the Earth.
The 'clouds of illusion' which is mentioned is easily explained. They are an analogy to 'false needs'. Do we really need that 4x4? Do we each need
to have 10 different pieces of machinery that run on the internal combustion engine? Do we truly need to depend on diamonds and gold to show our value
as humans? Do we need to attack countries halfway around the globe because the government says so without proving why? How much of our lifestyle is
? Those are the clouds of illusion...we have been fooled into thinking that material things are what truly count when in fact
the opposite is true.
Halfmask also asked; "I wonder if thes "new people" are going to be a jump in human evolution"
That is a most sincere hope that I have as well. I do believe it's possible and have read much speculation about that, especially here at ATS...
ATS list of threads about Spiritual Ascension
and, in Google itself
There's plenty of material available on this subject, as you can see. It is my thinking that the principles by which Rainbow Warriors live their
lives will bring about the paradigm shift which is needed for the spiritual ascension.
Now, to WIS and her questions...
WIS asked; "Is man in general beyound recovery?"
Simply put, no. The vast majority of humanity already lives in conditions dependent totally on living in harmony with nature. These are the folks who
live in the 'third world' and have no choice but to eke a living from what they grow in family or community plots...they have no cars, televisions,
tractors or any of the modern machinery which we, in the west are accustomed to. These people live a very hard life, both ignored and feared by those
who have everything. Even among the nations which have most of the wealth in the world, there are many people who would easily do without the oil and
electricity. The Amish and Mennonite way of life wouldn't change a bit by the removal of these things. There is also a growing desire by many young
people to build their houses so that they are more efficient in power consumption, they buy smaller cars which use less gas and have better emmision
controls and even are interested in wind power and solar panels, so that instead of using power are actually feeding back into the electricity grid
and earning money from the process. (in fact, when I finally move north, it will be into a house which is totally self-sufficient).
So, no, WIS...we are not beyond recovery or hope.
WIS asked; "How have we arrived to the point in evolution where man has become unconscious of his surroundings, indifferent to the point of
exterminating him self?"
I think the above answer explains why I believe we are changing for the better. We are quickly becoming aware of how our environment nurtures us and
keeps us alive. But it also teaches us that if we are not careful, a poisoned environment reflects back on us as well, poisoning and killing people
and animals. We just have to find a balance and I think that it is slowly happening.
And finally, WIS asked; "Perhaps I should rephrase my question from "What does coming to grips mean?" to What will happen to those that don't?,
because that is my concern."
Those people who refuse to change will be paying more and more for their gas guzzling vehicles, higher and higher electricity bills, they will be
puzzled why they can't use pesticides on their lawns and be too lazy to pull the weeds...their property values will plummet because no-one will want
to buy their inefficient houses. In other words, those who refuse to change will feel it in the worst place of all...their pocketbooks.
What I learned in talking toElder William in regard to this was that the threat is not immediate...that there are years left to us. He said this month
that we still have time to change and make a big enough difference.
The one thing that does threaten us all, though... the choice beween the path of peace and the path of war. How much time do we have before the world
plunges into a war? We are already at war, so that's too late. How long before we plunge into a global nuclear war? I don't know, but I'm making