Twenty Years Ago – Thanksgiving Day, 1995

November 24, 1995 – A band of pilgrims gathered at First Encounter Beach on Cape Cod Massachsetts with Grandfather William Commanda and Frank Decontie of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, and Jose’ Lucero of the Santa Clara Pueblo. In a circle around the roaring ceremonial fire on the beach, the pilgrims vowed to begin a prayer […] Read more »

Reunion: Eagle-Quetzal-Condor

In this brief video clip, Chief Phil Lane shares his understanding of a key ancient teaching of the Americas: the reunion of the Eagle, Quetzal and Condor. Read more »

Remembering an Epic Walk for the Earth

  Nineteen years ago today – June 23, 1995 – a small band of pilgrims set out walking from the Atlantic to the Pacific on an epic journey that I have come to regard, and to write about, as the Odyssey of the 8th Fire. The saga of their journey is well worth knowing, for it […] Read more »

Spring 2014 – Falling into a Supermassive Black Hole

Note Well: A news story from The New York Times (2.18.2014) reports: “A gas cloud named G2 is about to collide with Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy…” Our galaxy, which we know as the Milky Way, is known as Hunab Ku in Mayan Cosmology. The noteworthy galactic event […] Read more »

Stunning Sunbow Illuminates Moscow

On Sunday, January 19, Valera Yangurazov, a passenger on a Moscow train, videotaped a dramatically vivid Whirling Rainbow (Sundog, or Sunbow) illuminating the sky in Russia. You can watch the short video on this page. Beholding the natural beauty of the Sunbow as I watched the video, I immediately recalled how that vivid sky sign played […] Read more »

R.I.P. Mishomis, Grandfather William Commanda

At the UN – Grandfather Commanda (center) displays the Seven Fires Wampum Belt at The House of Mica – UN headquarters on Manhattan Island. Dear Relatives – Grandfather William Commanda died early on the morning of August 3, 2011, two days before the start of his annual gathering in Maniwaki, Quebec, Canada. He was 97 […] Read more »

Pyramids Added to True Tales of The Whirling Rainbow

Ever since writing and publishing Tales of the Whirling Rainbow last September, I’ve been tinkering with it: improving the content, layout, and adding photographs. This January I decided to add a new chapter about the thousands of pyramids and temples in Meso-America, and the role they have in the teachings about the transition of the Mayan […] Read more »

New ebook: Tales of the Whirling Rainbow

  I’m pleased to announce that I’ve written and published a new book Tales of the Whirling Rainbow: Myths & Mysteries for Our Times. The book is my account of some of the key myths and mysteries of the Americas, and an exploration of how those myths are echoed in real time. The true stories […] Read more »