The Rainbow Bridge Prophecies of Turtle Island (North, South, and Central America) are visions of power first foretold over three thousand years ago. They reveal the probability of certain events occurring over time. Most important, they challenge us to wake up, claim the best of ourselves, and carry that excellence as the banner for peace, harmony, and individual, autonomous freedom for all life on this planet.
The prophecies use the metaphor of a Great Horse Race, with eight horses of different colors representing humanity’s different choices at critical turning points in our interaction with one another, with the Earth, and with life in general. In the original speaking of the prophecies, the metaphorical animals were seen as dogs, for the dog is the keeper of the belief systems of a people. The Spanish destruction and conquest resulted in the introduction of the horse to the continent, and the Elders saw that the medicine, or alchemy, of the Race would change. The medicine of the horse is that it is the carrier of the belief systems of a people; thus, the Race became a Race of Horses.
Of the eight horses in the Race, four represent the four directions of the Wheel of Life, and they hold the balance and stability in the Race. These horses are the Red Horse, White Horse, Dark Horse, and Gold Horse. More information about each horse will be presented over the next few days.
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For many ancient peoples, hair symbolizes knowledge. “Twisted Hairs” refers to those who take knowledge from all sources and weave it together to formulate what is true and valid for themselves. True knowledge is self-knowledge, tested, felt and integrated into a way of life that always leads to a change in one’s behavior and an effectual change in one’s substance health.
Thousands of years ago, as now, medicine women and men, shamans, magicians and sorcerers from varying tribes traveled beyond their tribal boundaries to seek knowledge from every direction of the Wheel of Life. In Turtle Island (North, South and Central America, originally including what is now Australia and New Zealand), these men and women of knowledge began to meet each other.
As early as 1250 B.C., medicine men and women gathered together to form a Secret Society or Magickal Lodge called the Rattlesnake School. In 1224 A.D., they met with other shamans, sorcerers, magicians and wizards of the Eight Great Powers. Then in 1250 A.D., the Twisted Hairs of Turtle Island formed a Metis Medicine Societies Council of Elders. “Metis” refers to the fact that they represented many and varied tribes. They were, therefore, “of mixed blood”. A unanimous agreement for membership to the Metis Medicine Societies Council of Elders and a Circle of Law was established to facilitate the sharing of their combined knowledge with anyone whose primary reason for choosing a physical body was to become enlightened. Membership to the Metis Medicine Societies Council of Elders was open to those who accepted the Sacred Laws of the Universe and sought to become a Sacred Human who touched self, life and others with Beauty.