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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.