‘Horns of Re’eim’ (Deut 33:17) revealed as shells of buffalo horns used in Native purification lodges As the World awaits the ‘mother of all letters,’ Maggid ben Yoseif offers a special ‘peace pipe’ and the ‘Mother of all Inipis’
WRITER/EDITOR’S NOTE: I apologize that my reputation as a credible journalist is again on the line, as again, I must be “part of the story,” in reporting it. The “Zechariah Plan,” a two-state solution alluded to in Zechariah 9, which I researched from 1996-99 was presented according to protocol, first to Jerusalem’s spiritual leaders and then — through a series of arrests and illegal imprisonments that resulted, it came to the attention of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during the 2000-01 Al Asqua intifada. The plan based on Last Day’s geography and a warning by the only biblical prophet descended from Esau is modeled after a more humane and abbreviated version of the Cherokee Removals of the 1830s – its international precedent. It urged mutual disengagements over a few weekends of Israelis from the Gaza and regions contiguous including the cities of Ashdod and Ashquelon – the so-called “Plain of the Philistines” and all Palestinians from Judea-Samaria. This was before Israel acted unilaterally to disengage Jews only from the Gaza region with no reciprocal disengagement of Palestinians from Judea-Samaria. The plan was disseminated to Native American spiritual leaders first among the Twin Fires of Hopi and Cherokee Kituwah and then to a wider audience of the 500 Nations. While the actual return is decreed by one of the Twin Fires for a “next generation,” the “Mother of all Letters,” alluding to a declaration of a Palestinian state according to the pre-1967 lines, mandates a warning in the strongest terms possible NOW that this action usurps the Birthright of its true heirs who are neither Jewish nor Palestinian. They are the House of Joseph still in exile but decreed their return to the “fields of Ephraim” and the “fields of Samaria,” the head and crown region in the outline above. And the only family of Joseph never removed from its covenant exists today most remotely among the five remnant Nations of the Apache and the Navajo. See www.torah-voice.org/AAcovermarch2011.htm reprint of March 2011 Ancient American magazine article. This article alleging a covenant that remains intact between — minimally — the 38 Athap(b)ascan Langauge Group Nations and the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and is yearly renewed, has gone unchallenged since its publication. Based on the presumed truths of the Zechariah Plan and the migrations of Israelite East M’nashe, we offer this scenario to bring Israel and the Palestinians to the place of trust and peace. It interjects a third unilateral position regarding the Birthright of Joseph for the consideration of all who are Hebrews, whether they call themselves this or not. The parties named are actual parties and these are their real Native names. Seven Apache, led by direct descendants of the Israelite-Apache descendants of Geronimo are willing and waiting to carry out the role specified, since learning their origins among the priestly descendants of Israelite East M’nashe.
BEAR VALLEY, COLORADO — It looks and suffers like any other Lakota, Navajo or Apache inipi. Sheets, blankets and tarps are draped and tied over a 16-pole womb that receives the seed of prayer in the steamy darkness rising from a pit of glowing hot “grandfathers” (stones) onto which water was thrown in the six directions. As in every other inipi, the seeds herein are planted in humility with hearts crying for mercy and diligently seeking Grandfather (Creator) in every direction He may be found.
Buffalo skulls lock horns but prop special chanuppah
But this purification lodge lies in the heart of the old pre-settler Five Nation Apache confederacy. The location just within the eastern precincts of the Sacred Four Corners is guarded by a very old chieftain spirit who a few with pure hearts, claim to have seen. And perhaps prophetically, where there is usually only one, two buffalo skulls on the dirt mound altar are facing opposite with their horns seeming, again prophetically, to interlock.
Propped between the interlocking horns is a channupah (sacred pipe used anciently to seal peace treaties between Native tribes and the American government, more than 500 broken by the American government). This is a very special channupah contributed for this occasion by “C(h)antewas(h)tewi’in” (Good heart woman), as told in her visions, “to seal the reunion of the houses of Joseph and Judah in Jerusalem.” Although previously stewarded by two others, smoke had never been drawn from the simple carved Lakota stem and red pipestone bowl by the previous steward. It had never been “activated” with a flesh offering until just before this inipi began, when Cantewastewi’in chose me to volunteer a sliver of my flesh and blood from the region where Orthodox Jews lay their “arm” t’fillin.
The Red Bead Family
Now a grandmother in her 70s, Cantewastewi’in, was so named by the late Cherokee-raised-by-Lakota spiritual elder, Dr. James Gillihan when he was the steward of the sacred channupah of Sitting Bull from which she drew smoke herself.
Although never earlier activated, the intentions that came with the pipe at its prior giftings also are significant to advancing the cause of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. One of those intentions as expressed by Grandmother Cantewastewi’in is expressed by a simple red bead. Dr. Gillihan distributed these beads to more than 600 “willing” Native elders, grandmothers and peace sympathizers around the world before his death, including the Dalai Lama, who is a member of the “Red Bead Family.” The red bead promotes the simple but vital awareness that “we are all relatives, part of the same family.” This chanuppah has Dr. Gillihan’s signature bead and motto, which carries the message of the inipi – and the COVENANT it establishes.
Smoke reserved for Jerusalem peace treaty
The chanuppah is loaded in the traditional way with the traditional pipe-loading songs, but sundancers descended from Israelite East M’nashe offer their prayers with the sacred tobacco stuffed into the bowl with the point of a deer horn. Smoke will not be drawn from this chanuppah until the final peace is signed in Jerusalem which also allows the Return of the House of Joseph to their ancestral inheritances.
The fire was made with an offering of sacred tobacco from only cedars and pinion chosen (made sacred) by lightning strikes. It is carefully and prayerfully built into a cradle to support the “grandfathers” (stones), also specially chosen with the offering of sacred tobacco from a nearby volcanic mountain pass. The firekeeper, who guards its holiness and is certain about washing down all who approach with the smoke of sage and cedar, is Running Buffalo, visited by Great Spirit in his very first inipi when younger but today a leader among the mixed, full-blood and untribed Apache remnant who comprise the descendants of Israelite East M’nashe at the eastern precincts of the Sacred Four Corners. By the end of the lodge, Running Buffalo will have escorted and gingerly laid to the mouth of the pit in the inipi, more than 100 “grandfathers,” glowing, smiling and full of wisdom imparted with humility and suffering.
Lodge poured by Apache-Palestinian sundancer
Pouring the lodge is “Smiles,” a mixed Apache sundancer (according to the Lakota dance tradition) in his mid 20s, who also happens to be half Palestinian and – rare for a Native American — a student of political science.
Smiles pours water on the glowing ‘Grandfathers’ with the customary shell of a buffalo horn dipped in a bucket of water. In this traditional manner, Moses foresaw an End-Tmes spiritual reunion of the “goring together of the thousands of M’nashe and the myriads of Ephraim” or the reconciliation of the House of Joseph. (Deut 33:17)
Little out of the ordinary has taken place until now the third of the four rounds of the inipi, sometimes irreverently called a “sweat” or “sweat lodge.” The customary Lakota songs were drummed and sung honoring the directions in which we seek Grandfather and honoring our living Earth Mother and honoring all of our relatives, especially the beasts of the field, the winged and the creeping things on Earth. Starman Joe, who also leads the singing of the permutations of the Divine Name, also honors the ‘wambli gleshka’ (spotted Eagle). The one significant difference occurred when the channupah gifted by Cantewastewi’in was brought in so that I could touch it against the first six rocks, signifying the six directions from which we seek the Great Spirit. Then the pipe was removed and replaced between the two buffalo skulls.
Divine Name unites ‘Hebrews’
I broke with protocol after the seventh grandfather arrived. After first asking for permission from all my relatives, “Hoa mitakuyasi,” (AH-HO M’TAK-OO-YAH-SEE) I sang and drummed the fourth pipe loading song, which is often not sung.
It was only two words, “Yah” and “Heh,” meant to invoke the “Wah” or “Holy Spirit” within the Divine Hebrew Name. “Because,” the Great Spirit had earlier decreed, “all in this lodge, be they Israelis or Palestinians were Hebrews when their father Abraham crossed the Euphrates.” See “Time of the We” at www.torah-voice.org.
Other than a few Apache songs kicked out by Bandido Don and Joe, the first two rounds were Lakota according to Hoyle, with all light and fresh air blocked out, songs sung in four stanzas include the singing and chanting in the steamy darkness of the permutations of the Divine Name, which identify these Apache as descendants of the assimilation of the Gershonite priests of Gilead East M’nashe and the family of Joseph set apart from his brothers. Told by Geronimo and his chief warrior Victorio not to surrender but to mix with the “mountain people” until Geronimo said “we become a people again,” the Sundance brought to Colorado by Tomas Eaglebear about 10 years ago, has been the banner under which these untribed and mixed but fiercely independent Apache have reunited.
In this inipi, Smiles, a son of a Palestinian mother and Eaglebear, leads an awesome, amazing suffering as an Apache-Palestinian without prejudice, especially when it comes to flinging water on grandfathers and testing the limits of one’s spiritual endurance … and arrogance.
Biblical peace recognizes House of Joseph
Between rounds those in the lodge were offered a chance for fresh air and water outside, but inside, it was all about reaching that place of Brotherhood and mutual respect exemplified by the Red Bead Family and that would come only with shared suffering.
When negotiations stalled around the traditional sticking points — removal of settlements and return of refugees and status of Jerusalem — at Camp David, both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Prime Minister Machmoud Abbas were contacted about considering the biblical alternative Zechariah Plan. (See WRITER/EDITOR’S NOTE above).
As an effort to avoid a war that could destroy Israeli cities in the south and annihilate the Palestinians and returning Palestinian refugees to Judea-Samaria, I suggested this inipi to make the Joes and their position known. The northern two-thirds of the so-called former West Bank of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is the ancestral inheritance of neither Jews nor Palestinians. It is the eternal inheritance and Birthright of the House of Joseph. And inipi itself is a means of changing one’s attitude toward violence.
‘Sarah Palin would put down her shotgun’
Anyone who continues in the inipi lifestyle, which involves bowing low to the ground and declaring yourself related to the rest of Creation, and then receiving suffering from the natural combination of wind, wood, fire, rocks, water and steam, cannot remain the same person. It is natural and spiritual to look “within,” which is what the word “inipi” entails. And anytime you have the courage to do that, things can, and with the help of Creator, will change!
Even Sarah Palin would put down her shotgun. In 2008, I and my mailing list of about 800 Joes were puzzled about for whom we would vote. The major election time task of “spiritual” Native Americans, who usually do not vote themselves was to discern which candidate’s platform might bring the fewest curses on Turtle Island! Uncertain about then Senator Obama’s position on whether to press Israel for a Palestinian state that would usurp our Birthright, we were seeking Spirit’s direction. Finally, in inipi, the answer came, “Why don’t you vote for the choice of the four-leggeds?” The next day, Governor Palin was observed on CNN shooting wolves – my totem – for sport.
When one makes a habit of bowing low toward all four leggeds and wingeds and receives the suffering dealt out as something personal shared with all Creation, the compound bows, shotguns, and rifles might begin to collect dust.
Spiritual priority to avoid curses, bless family of Abraham
We are all thinking this election will be about jobs, when it should be about the overriding biblical factor that determines a nation’s prosperity to offer jobs; whether or not that nation’s policies bless or curse the family of Abraham. Especially tampering with a Birthright is a very black road, as all Native elders, grandmothers and medicine people know.
Ada Fasthorse, the eldest granddaughter of the Israelite-Apache prophet known as “Geronimo,” tried in July 2007 to warn President George W. Bush that an economic curse was coming for his tampering with the Birthright in promoting the ill-fated “Road Map to Peace in the Middle East.” There are means to remedy this curse at the roots if the American leadership is ever interested in doing so.
Presidential candidates not invited due to spiritual concerns
So, noticeably absent from this “Hebrew” lodge are the American presidential candidates. It was decided unilaterally that the U.S. Government had no legitimate unilateral interest in this spiritual matter and past political tampering has only worsened it.
The GOP candidate, as a Mormon embraces a faith that usurps the Aaronic priesthood, usurps the Birthright of Joseph in the land of Israel and even usurps the land of Promise as a homeland for all of Israel. As a disciple of Joseph (156) Smith (510) = 666 who divined his Book of Mormon using a “seer stone” after contact with an angel of light during the same time period he was convicted of “glasslooking fraud,” credibility issues as well as Satanic concerns arise with a Mormon president. A spirit with a clear Satanic agenda that would not honor the Birthright of Joseph would not be comfortable – and might not survive — a pure and sacred Native American inipi. Remember that the covenant with the God of Israel, unlike the remainder of the Northern tribes, remains intact with Native Americans who comprise Israelite East M’nashe. East M’nashe was exiled 17-23 years before his brothers across the Jordan and exempt from the terms severing West M’nashe and the other tribes from covenant..
The incumbent in support of pre-1967 lines for a Palestinian state, which also usurps the biblical Birthright, has reportedly been rethinking this position. But no official change in the Obama Administration’s foreign policy with Israel pressing for a state according to the pre-1967 lines has yet to surface, so to keep American politics out of the suffering between Israelis and Palestinians and Joes, President Obama also was not invited to this inipi.
Respect for ‘Mama’ needed before one can respect the life that comes from her
A word came forth in an earlier inipi, “Until one respects your Mother, that one cannot respect any life that comes from her.” So Smiles knew when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Prime Minister Machmoud Abbas, stripped, covered with towels and bowed low to the ground and declared, “All my relations,” as they entered the inipi, that the two world leaders were within Creator’s design.
Finally, they had signaled their respect for “the beasts of the field, the birds of Heaven and the creeping things on the Earth, both the four-legged, two-legged and winged and all of Creation.” Now and only now, could they adapt to the peace Creation is decreed by Creator and a peace Creation and Creator would oversee. The Hosea 2:20 covenant necessary to reunite the land of Israel with its children, including Palestinian “daughters of Jerusalem” was at hand. But that covenant also decrees the end of the sword and the bow and “violence in the Earth.” For that to happen, these two would have to suffer still more.
World leaders silenced to hear decree of Joseph’s return
And so began the third round with the rock count at about 75. Neither world leader was able to sit upright in the 140 degree steam and hardly able to speak, much less to pray when it was their turn. And so for the first time, both could only listen as I offered this prayer on behalf of a third unilateral interest: The House of Joseph still in exile.
Great Mystery, may You be applauded for your Wisdom in concealing the family of Joseph most separated from his brothers and for Your timing for him to be found.
Turn the hearts of the sons of the European settlers, sprinkled with Ephraim, to their father, Joseph; Turn the hearts of the Native sons of M’nashe to their father, Joseph. Turn the hearts of these and all of Ephraim assimilated at coastal regions about to be inundated, back to Joseph. Turn the hearts of the Thai, Burmese, Cambodians and Vietnamese and Japanese from the seed of the sons of M’nashe who went East, back to their father, Joseph.
Merciful One, as calamities are poised to strike, turn the hearts of the sons of Judah to their father, Judah. Let Joseph and Judah reconcile in the Place You have set aside and according to the Truth of their father, Jacob, on the mountains of Israel in Judea-Samaria.
Turn the hearts of the House of Esau, sons of Isaac to their, father, Isaac. Let he who never left the Land promised to Jacob, show the House of Esau the wells he dug in the Plains of the Philistines. And let Esau heed the words of their prophet, Obadiah and find refuge in a contiguous Palestinian state that honors the Birthright and Return of the House of Joseph to avoid a bloodbath.
Turn the hearts of all mankind to our father, Abraham and to his ever-patient, all-enduring hesed (everlasting kindness). Show the world the many myriads of nations his seed has become. With the simple truth that all of our wars have spilled the blood of brothers, prick the hearts of the House of Joseph and all mankind to never learn the ways of war again and lay down the sword, bow and end violence in the Earth.
And turn the hearts of the fathers — the heart of Abraham to all of his children — the heart of Isaac towards the wall You placed between Jacob and Esau; the heart of Jacob toward all of his sons and the hearts of Joseph and Judah toward their sons and each other’s sons.
Hoa Mitakuyasi Oyasin
Maggid ben Yoseif