Richard Boylan, Ph.D.
For ten days in June, the Yankton Sioux Reservation on the windswept high plains of South Dakota was a gathering place for indigenous tribal leaders from around the globe and hundreds of Native and Euro/American listeners. The occasion was the Star Knowledge Conference and Sun Dance, convoked by Lakota (Sioux) spiritual leader Standing Elk in response to a vision. The vision showed that Native American spiritual knowledge about the Star Nations was to be shared. This Conference also fulfilled ancient Hopi and Lakota prophecies. Spiritual shamans from the Plains tribes (Lakota, Oglala, Dakota, Blackfoot, Nakota) were joined by spokespersons from the Eastern (Iroquois, Oneida, Seneca and Choctaw) and Southwest (Hopi, Yaqui and Mayan) tribes. In addition, the chief Maori shaman came from New Zealand at the southern end of the world, as well as a spokeswoman for the Sammi (Laplander) people from above the Arctic Circle. They came because they had seen signs now occurring which had been predicted by ancient prophecies. These signs signified to them that the time had come to speak openly about their most closely-held oral traditions. These traditions include their origin from the stars, the influence of Star People visitors on the formation of their culture and their spiritual beliefs and ceremonies, and the imminent return of the Star Nations.
Unprecedented as this gathering was, further precedent was set when Standing Elk, in a published announcement with apology to all Elders, declared that this sacred knowledge "is to be shared with our brothers of the four directions," (the entire non-Native world). Additionally, he invited world-famous Euro/American experts on extraterrestrials to also speak at this gathering of elders. Among those speaking were such notables as former NATO intelligence Sgt.-Major Bob Dean, Harvard Professor John Mack, MD, author Whitley Strieber, CSETI assistant director Martin Keller, former acting Finnish Surgeon-General Rauni Kilde, MD, Professor Leo Sprinkle, Ph.D., ET research psychologist Richard Boylan, Ph.D., Professor Courtney Brown, Ph.D., Italian stigmatic-experiencer Giorgio Bongiovanni, German researcher Michael Hesemann, former CIA paranormal operatives Dea Martin and Derrel Sims, contactees Marilyn Carlson and Randolph Winters, and others.
This report is a summary of the Star Knowledge Conference. As such, it will necessarily not cover every topic or every speaker. Furthermore, because Native speakers have not presented their messages publicly before, while the Euro/American experts have been widely reported, this report will focus on the Native revelations.
Standing Elk, Lakota Keeper of the Six Pointed Star Nation Altar, in his opening remarks noted that Medicine Men have the ability to communicate with the spiritual entities of Mother Earth, such as the Eagle, the Deer, the Coyote and the Star Nations.
The Star Nations were the most crucial of all entities, because the thought of other races communicating with the grassroots [indigenous] people would create a major threat to the religious systems, the economy and educational system of any government. The greatest fear in the governmental structures was the knowledge that all forms of `Star Governments' had no monetary systems within their governing structures. Their system was based on the mental, spiritual and universal laws with which they were too mentally and spiritually intelligent to break. The collapse of the monetary system within the United States Government and the Religious Denominations became a National Security issue, and so it became an easier task to make the Lakota/Dakota belief system illegal to participate [in] and practice." Standing Elk added that "The Lakota/Dakota Medicine Men are now being instructed to share spiritual knowledge of the Star Nations, because of the contamination of Mother Earth and the pollution of the air."
He spoke of as a child witnessing UFOs flying down the nearby Missouri River valley, green balls of light four times larger than a school auditorium. Through portholes on the sides of these ships he could see shadows of persons inside. During one encounter he met a seven foot tall man in white clothes who appeared like a middle-aged Caucasian. The room was filled with light. It contained computer-like machines which operated on light and "the law of thought."
Standing Elk talked about meeting another Sioux Medicine Man who confirmed that there are ETs. Some are like ants, with big, black eyes and long fingers and toes. Some live out in the cosmos and some on the other side of the Moon. Sioux legends relate that they came from the Pleiades, with others coming from the Sirius and Orion systems. He related about having visitations in the sweat lodge from the "Gray" ETs, who bear messages and provide answers to questions. Standing Elk talked about being visited by a five foot tall, orange-skinned extraterrestrial with large eyes. He also mentioned blue and green Star People, and "a hundred other races you don't know about." He asserted that "the way of the Stars is in every culture."
Moving to a religious theme, he said that Jesus was a Star Man. Standing Elk noted that the symbols found on the wreckage of the Roswell UFO crash each had two meanings: a universal law and a spiritual law. During a subsequent presentation he presented interpretations of these various ET symbols which he had received from Star People who manifested during sweat lodge ceremonies.
The next speaker, Oglala spiritual advisor Floyd Hand, continued the religious theme, speaking about the Avatars (world religious teachers), such as Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, and White Buffalo Calf Woman, (the Star Person who gave the Sioux their spiritual history, health practices, and ceremonies). "The Avatars are Star People." He said that seven different galaxies are represented on the Earth. "Each Native American tribe has its ET race [of origination counterpart]." The Star People will return in the latter part of the 1990s. Changes will happen as their time draws near. The first sign is floods, fires and earthquakes. There will be a world Great Drought in 1997-1999. Many will starve. There will be destruction of electrical and sewer lines, loss of cities and many lives. In 1998 White Buffalo Calf Woman is coming back to Turtle Island (the U.S.). There are Four Omens. The First Omen was the recent birth of a white buffalo calf on a White ranch, whose hide eventually turned the other colors of the Four Nations (yellow, red and black). The Second Omen was the birth of another white buffalo calf to a Sioux rancher, but it died. "We have no right to destroy four-legged and winged creatures for our purposes." The Third Omen was a third white calf, but no one is listening despite human suffering and death. The Fourth Omen will be the Star People coming and visiting in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Floyd Hand urged people to get away from urban hubbub and sharpen their senses. He added, "Start putting in a garden, put away food; it's going to be hard. There will be a new government." Hand sees the end of the current world on January 21, 2021.
Elder Paula Underwood gave an Iroquois perspective on off-planet life forms. She described the many appearance forms of the extraterrestrials. In answer to the question of whether we can form community with them, she replied that "all who walk on two legs are our brothers and sisters. We come from the unity of the Universe." Underwood told of an Iroquois oral tradition of an ET telepathic message to the Iroquois: "We are Coming." The Iroquois Elders thought responded, "Don't come; we are not prepared." The ETs replied, "Prepare yourself."
Lakota Elder Harry Charger discussed the oral tradition of the Sioux peoples. There have been many ET visitations with the Sioux during sweat lodge ceremonies. Charger said that 50% of what we see of ET appearances are mental projections from the ETs. He said that the Star Nations are concerned about our destruction of the planet. He told of, as a boy, being instructed by his grandmother to make a ball that didn't bounce. Later the village grandmothers gathered to try out tossing this gentle landing ball he made. They smiled with satisfaction as it soft landed. Years later he realized the point: that the soft lander ball was a ritual reenactment of a space vehicle which had touched down on the Lakota lands.
The Lakota Elder told the Sioux spiritual origin legend. Two Lakota scouts were out away from the tribe when a young, beautiful, pale-white luminous woman appeared to them, White Buffalo Calf Woman. She gave them important instructions about their origin, and spiritual teachings and ceremonies to bring back to their people. One scout had lustful thoughts for the woman and sought to approach her erotically. He perished. The other scout had paid respectful attention and brought back her teachings to the people, who have been sustained by them. Charger said that each of us faces the same choice: how will each of us react to the return of the Star People's presence?
Finnish physician Rauni-Leena Kilde spoke of the extraterrestrial experience among the Sammi (Laplander) people she was raised with above the Arctic Circle and in Scandinavia. Her first remembered contact was when she was in a severe car crash. As she laid there mortally injured, a small ET was at her side working on healing her injured liver. Later the hospital staff could not understand how she survived the crash. Later she remembered ET contacts as a child living among the Sammi. She reported that there is a change of attitude in Scandinavia and the European Union about cosmic contacts. She hears positive reactions to ET encounters. In Scandinavia the so-called "Grey" aliens are rare. Most common there are the small, short, wrinkled "Dwarf" ETs. Her country borders Russia, whose cosmonauts were threatened with death if they talked openly about UFO encounters.
Steve Red Buffalo (Lakota) gave a talk about the Star People coming down from the Pleiades. The Sioux trace their origin to that Seven Sisters constellation. The Pleiades have a connection with the chanupa, the sacred pipe, which symbolizes the union of the Earth (stone bowl) with the Sky (hollow stem through which smoke is drawn and sent heavenward.)
Dakota spiritual leader Chanupa Wambdi Wicasa (Deer Man) startled those listening by stating that the current Pope, John Paul II, is a Pipe Carrier (a Native-American spirituality tradition-keeper). The Pope fasted and entered into a sweat lodge ceremony with the Dakota while visiting in Canada, and congratulated the Dakota for keeping their traditions and ceremonies.
Deer Man interpreted a recent Crop Circle design as containing a highly relevant message. This Crop Circle consisted of five concentric circles. The first four circles are like orbit paths around a central sun, with a planet-like "bead" imbedded in each orbit circle except the third one. The outermost ring is a chain of densely-packed "beads" of varying sizes. The entire Crop Circle is the Circle of Life. The four inner circles are the traditional Four Nations of humanity: white, yellow, red and black. The smallest circle near the nucleus is the White Race. Spirit gave the White Race responsibility for Fire. The White Man forgot his responsibility, and so created the nuclear bomb. The White Race's elliptical orbit indicates that it is out of balance. The second orbit is the Black Race, which has the responsibility for Water. They have forgotten their responsibility. As a result, the waters are contaminated, and this causes cancer. The third orbit is the Red Race, whose "planet-bead" is missing. The Red Race has responsibility for the Earth. Their "bead" is missing because the Red Nation still walks with the Tunkashilas (Grandfathers, spiritual guides). The fourth orbit is the Yellow Race, whose responsibility is the air. But Asian sponsored factories pollute the air. Deer Man commented that "we have brought these imbalances on ourselves. The Red Race has responsibility for the land, but cannot do so because of herbicides, acid rain and underground nuclear testing." Spirit told Deer Man that the other races were to follow the Red Way of Life too, but have lost it.
The outermost circle is the Star Nations. "The Star Nations are here to help us." The Earth was out of balance, and is re-balancing its tilt. "We have to help the Earth come back into balance. Time as you know it is coming to an end, sooner than you think. There will not be cars or TVs." He said that the Grandfathers taught him that we are coming to the end of the Fourth World. We are about to enter the Fifth World. [This concurs with similar Hopi prophecies.] "It will take Nine Worlds before we get to the Spirit World."
Eric Skywalker talked on behalf of Grandfather Titus, Keeper of the Hopi Prophecy Tablets' adopted son, Roy Little Sun, who had been scheduled to speak on behalf of his grandfather. He told of a Solar System planetary alignment sequence moving into place which is powerful for the Earth. The outer planets line up with the planets near Earth. "The power of the heavens steps down to the Earth. The New Moon [June 16-Conference conclusion] is an opening of a gate of Star Knowledge." Eric said that the Star Knowledge Conference is like a Medicine Wheel. Conference participants will radiate out to spread the information to others: "taking the teachings of the Star People and applying them to human interactions."
Norbert Running, a Lakota Medicine Man, was one of the first to participate in the revived Sun Dance of modern times. He chastised latter-day Native American "neo-traditionalists" as contaminated by Christian missionaries, believing in devils, and making up bureaucratic religion rules. Norbert Running said that most Indians on the reservations believe in the Natural Way of spirituality. He urged everyone to "cultivate Spirit Guides to help you in the life path." He learned most of what he knows in the Yuwipi, Spirit Calling-In, ceremony. He told of legendary Sioux Elder Black Elk having a prophetic vision of racial unity, a rainbow lodge with the Four Nations together. He also spoke of the Hopi prophecy of Red and White brothers working together.
The chief Spiritual Elder of all the Maori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand), Mac Wire-mu Ruka, accepted Standing Elk's invitation to share the ancient truths and prophecies of his people. Since age three, Elder Ruka had been taught the genealogies, secrets and incantations of the cosmic and Earth realms. A special star alignment in 1988 told the old Maori Grandmothers that the time had arrived to bring out publicly the Old Stories which had been kept hidden for centuries, and that Elder Ruka was the one designated to speak. The Maori Elder related accounts of the star origin of his people. In a moving candlelit ritual, he created a twelve woman ceremonial circle at the Conference to speak for Spirit and set the proper vibration for creating such awareness.
Choctaw Medicine Man Panther (Preston Scott) told of how he was designated to follow the path of the heyoka (sacred trickster). One day as a boy he was being walked to school by his mother. A dark storming cloud came up from the west. His mother told him to run to his grandfather's house. He made it as far as his grandfather's yard when a lightning bolt struck so close to him that the heat and energy flipped him over. He landed on his feet still running and went up on his grandfather's porch. Being struck by lightning is Spirit designation as heyoka.
As an adult, Panther was climbing a hill one day and received a vision of three Grandfathers. He was told that he was going to go north to the Lakota land, where they would give him a foundation of spiritual knowledge to take back to his people, because the Choctaw had lost their spiritual ways. Now he is seeing spirituality rising among the Choctaw.
An inipi (sweat lodge) ceremony for a Sun Dancer was led by Panther on the night of June 15. As we prayed inside the totally dark lodge, there appeared two rectangular-shaped lights, about the size of bricks, dancing near the upper east wall. Panther commented that there were six spirits inside the lodge. After the lodge, we learned from others waiting outside that, during the sweat lodge, a high UFO went across the sky. At first it looked like a satellite, but then it stopped and gyrated in geometric patterns of flight.
Eagle Pipe Man (Galen Drapeau), Lakota Medicine Man, is a carrier of the Elk medicine bundle. His spiritual path was deepened when he almost died during brain surgery, and had an out-of-body- experience where he met an old Indian medicine man adjusting energy particles coming out of people's bodies.
Eagle Pipe Man told of seeing UFOs flying over Bear Butte, a volcanic peak in the Black Hills and the sacred heart of the Sioux Nation. Then he spoke about the Star Nation Altars. These are sacred ritual object altars kept by certain designated spiritual leaders as shrines where knowledge of the Star People is gathered, kept and honored. The Lakota Elder said that Star Nation Altars send a blue light up to the heavens, which the Star People can see as a beacon.
He told of doing a ceremony for a woman, during which a Star Elder came in and landed nearby. The ET was tall, gray, and had large eyes. Eagle Pipe Man did the Calling-In Song, and the tunkashilas (Grandfather Spirits) came in, went over and held the Star Elder. The Star Elder told them some things: Mother Earth is dying; their (the Star Elder's) planet is dead, lifeless. He is telling the Elder this because the Native Americans have the Spirit. Mother Earth will clean the ozone.
Eagle Pipe Man had an advising Dream one year ago to go to a spiritual gathering where sacred bundles and pipes were placed together. That Dream was fulfilled on June 23rd at Greengrass, South Dakota. In an unprecedented joining, the three sacred bundles of the Sioux (the pipe), the Cheyenne (arrows) and the Arapaho (sacred hat) were brought together. This fulfills a prophecy about the beginning of the Thousand Years of Peace.
Rod Shenandoah, Blackfoot-Oneida medicine man, in a side lecture during the Sun Dance ceremonies, talked about visitations from the Star People which he, Wallace Black Elk, and many other medicine persons, chiefs and other Native Americans have experienced. He pointed out that "Indians consider themselves privileged" when such Star Nation contacts occur. They consider such visits to be sacred events. Wallace Black Elk had a visit by extraterrestrials while he was in isolation on a spiritual hanblechia (fast and Vision Quest).
In a final teaching round adjacent to the Sun Dance, Standing Elk said that the Star People are here to teach, to foster spiritual growth, and to prepare us for dealing with the challenging Earth Changes coming up in the next several years. The Star People are included as honored Elders in the Native American key reverential saying, "Mitakuye oyasin!" (All my relations).
Standing Elk spoke of the extraterrestrials communicating telepathically with Indians, and that the original Spiritual Language of the Sioux [different from conversational Lakota] is a language of a few cryptic key words, designed to stimulate, and be supplemented by, full additional telepathic communication. The same Star People who visit the Sioux also visit the Hopi Indians. He said that the Star People and the Indians have the same DNA. Standing Elk noted that there is Big News coming, "fast changes, but they are slow in arriving." He also commented that the Star People are also aware of the Law of Karma. Thus, the rogue ETs, [the few renegades who have collaborated with the Shadow Government], "are busy now putting their act together."
Arvol Looking Horse, the 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe for the Lakota-Dakota-Nakota Nation, had called for a World Peace and Prayer Day on June 21, Summer Solstice. This was in response to prophecies shared by spiritual leaders and Elders at the United Nations, that it is time to begin global healing by working towards world peace and harmony.
While Looking Horse, the other Sacred Bundle Keepers, and many others gathered at Grey Horn Butte (Devil's Tower National Monument), Standing Elk and those participating in the Sun Dance on the Yankton Sioux Reservation held an observance in support. As representatives of the Four Nations stood in the Four Directions doorways of the Sun Dance, and the gathered dancers and participants prayed, high above the central Sun Dance pole a thin hollow circle of cirrus cloud formed around the sun, refracting within itself a perfectly circular rainbow. Although the wind was up from the west, and other scattered clouds blew by, the circular rainbow remained perfect and immobile for over an hour, as witnessed by all the participants. In the Bible the rainbow is described as a sign of peaceful favor from the one the Indians know as the Great Spirit. Perhaps Tunkashila was indicating that we can approach the end of the Fourth World and our emergence into the Fifth World with hope.
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