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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

277: SIPAPUNI: "THE PLACE OF EMERGENCE"


The Hopi Indian believe that the Grand Canyon was the Sipapuni, or "place of emergence" from whence their ancestors had emerged after a Great Flood had destroyed the third "world" of mankind that had preceded the current, or "fourth" world.

The "Sipapuni" is the name for the feminine opening from the depth of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The sacred place allowed mankind to come "out" of darkness in the deep recesses of the earth into the world of sunlight and life.


 
Photo taken this past Sunday on our descent hike on the 7th day of September, 2014
The past three days have been quite a journey for me. My mind is still spinning. I thought I would share a few thoughts from our symbolic hike down into the Grand Canyon this week, similiar to a previous post entitled, 190:  "Ascending before the Storm".  ( LINK  )
 
The following words have had deep significance and symbolic for me these past few days... number seven, 7, flood, water, sacrifice, re-birth, light, darkness, descend and ascent... and the Tree of Life.
 
Bear with me.. As I try and get my thoughts together.
 



3 comments:

  1. Did you actually hike into it. Ifso what route did you use .I have been to it twice and it was wonderful. Hope you had a good time

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  2. looking forward to your thoughts from the lecture and moving forward... i saw you and your wife but didn't get a chance to come over. we spoke on the phone once after perry came to our stake conference in el cajon and i posted a summary of his talk on ldsff. ive enjoyed following your blog for several years. hopefully we can meet next time.

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