The following is a synopsis of the many cultures who have the Quetzalcoatl archetype associated as a deity.
Hundreds of North and South American Indian and South Pacific legends tell of a white-skinned, bearded lord who traveled among the many tribes to bring peace about 2,000 years ago. This spiritual hero was best known as Quetzalcoatl.
Some of his many other names were:
Tah-co-mah (NW America)
Wakea (Cheyenne, Hawaiian and Polynesian)
the Mighty Mexico
E-See-Co-Wah (Lord of Wind and Water)
the Dawn God (Puan, Mississippi)
Taiowa, Ahunt Azoma
E-See-Cotl (New Guinea)
When he left the Toltecs and sailed away to the East, Kate-Zahl promised to return to them after several cycles of their calendar. He made a prophecy about the destiny of the sacred city Tula (now identified with Teotihuacan in Mexico) through two millennia.
The Toltecs would be conquered first by the Sacrificers of Men (the Aztecs), then by white-skinned, bearded men of the East carrying fatal “thunder-rods” – the Spaniards and their guns:
“Further off there is another invasion. In ships many bearded men are coming from across the Sunrise Ocean… I see these men taking the Broad Land… They do not respect our trees of cedar. They are but hungry, unenlightened children…
“Would that I could speak to these bearded farmers. I have tried. They do not hear me. They go on their way like spoiled children…
“Stand with me in the Year of Te-Tac-patl. Look across the Sunrise Ocean. Three ships come like great birds flying. They land. Out come men in metal garments, carrying rods which speak with thunder and kill at a distance. These men are bearded and pale of feature.
“They come ashore and I see them kneeling. Above them I see a Great Cross standing. That is well. If these men are true to the symbol they carry, you need have no fear of them, for no one who is true to that symbol will ever carry it into battle.
“Therefore hold aloft your Great Cross (T), and go forth to meet them. They cannot fail to know that symbol, and would not fire their rods upon it, nor upon those who stand in its shadow. Well they know that what is done to my people is done also to me.
“When the years have come to their full binding, the metal-tipped boots of the strangers will be heard in all the bloody temples. Then throughout the Broad Land has begun the Third Cycle. As yet, I cannot see beyond it.
“Once I had great hope for these people, for I saw them kneel and kiss the sweet earth, and I saw the shadow of the Great Cross which they carried with them. Now I must warn you against them.
“Carry your great books into the jungles. Place your histories deeply in caverns where none of these men can find them. Nor do you bring them back to the sunlight until the War-Cycle is over. For these bearded strangers are the children of War. They speak my precepts, but their ears do not listen. They have but one love and that is for weapons. Ever more horrible are these weapons, until they reach for the one which is ultimate. Should they use that, there will be no forgiveness in that vale where there is no turning. Using such a weapon to make man over, is reaching into the heavens for the Godhead. These things are not for man’s decision, nor should man presume to think for all things, and thus mock the Almighty. Woe to those who do not listen! There are lamps beyond that which you are burning; roads beyond this which you are treading; worlds beyond the one you are seeing. Be humble before the might of the Great Hand which guides the stars within their places. There are many lodges within my Father’s Kingdom for it is more vast than time, and more eternal.
“Keep hidden your books, my children, all during the Cycle of Warring Strangers. The day will come when they will be precious.
“For five full Cycles of the Dawn Star, the rule of the Warring Strangers will go on to greater and greater destruction. Hearken well to all I have taught you. Do not return to the Sacrificers. Their path leads to the last Destruction. Know that the end will come in five full cycles, for five, the difference between the Earth’s number and that of the Gleaming Dawn Star, is the number of these children of War. As a sign to you that the end is nearing, my Father’s Temple will be uncovered. Remember this in the days which are coming.”
In astronomy, the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, is an open star cluster containing middle-aged hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. Distance to Earth is 424 light years
Tula-Teotihuacan was found and excavated by archaeologists only in recent years.
In another prophecy, Kate-Zahl described the city as it will be rebuilt in the future:
“Then the heavens spoke in a crash of thunder, and the lightning flashed above the valley. The Man turned to look again on Tula, his most beloved city. Behold! It was naught but a mass of rubble.
“He wept there with great sorrow. He clung to the rocks, staring back toward Tula. Then the heavens roared again and shook the mountain. A flash of light struck beside Him and cracked the darkness. Behold! The old heaven and earth were vanished, and He looked into another cycle.
“The heavens parted and a rising sun shone down on another Tula. Plainly he could see the valley, but the city was one He knew not. Magnificent was this Golden Tula!
“The Man was lifted beyond the earth. No longer He saw the Age of Destruction. Gone was the horrible Age of Warfare. He was looking beyond the Age of Carnage!
“Walk with me through this Age of the Future. Tula shines in all its glory, but the metals are of types we know not. Loving hands have rebuilt the parkways, have paved the streets, have rebuilt the temples. There is a great building where books are kept for the scholars, and many are those who come to read them. Tula is a great Center of Culture.
“Come with me to the New Colula. Shining again is My Father’s Temple! Once more the city is filled with fountains and the parkways are wire-netted for the birds of rare plumage, and those who sing to enchant the listener. Cross through the parkway to My Father’s Temple. You will see again the inscriptions which today your eyes are seeing, but now all people can read them.
“Come to the city of the future. Here are the buildings unlike those we build, yet they have a breathless beauty. Here people dress in materials we know not, travel in manners beyond our knowledge, but more important than all these differences are the faces of the people. Gone is the shadow of fear and suffering, for man no longer sacrifices, and he has outgrown the wars of his childhood. Now he walks in full stature towards his destiny — into the Golden Age of Learning.
“Carry this vision on through the Ages, and remember Kate-Zahl, the Prophet.”
In Book X of his History, the 16th century chronicler Fray Bernardino de Sahagun described the departure of the “wise men” who had been the attendant priests of Kate-Zahl at Teotihuacan:
“The wise men remained not long; soon they went. Once again, they embarked and carried off the writing, the books, the paintings; they carried away all the crafts, the castings of metals. And when they departed, they summoned all those they left behind. They said to them: “Our lord, the protector of all, the wind, the night, saith you shall remain. We go leaving you here.
Our lord goeth bequesting you this land; it is your merit, your lot. Our lord, the master of all, goeth still farther, and we go with him. Whither the lord, the night, the wind, our lord, the master of all, goeth, we go accompanying him. He goeth, he goeth back, but he will come, he will come to do his duty, he will come to acknowledge you.
When the world is become oppressed, when it is the end of the world, at the time of its ending, he will come to bring it to an end. But you shall dwell here; you shall stand guard here…”
The Atlantes are columns in the form of Toltec warriors in Tula.
A surviving Toltec legend includes this prophecy:
“Ce Acatl [Quetzelcoatl] spent a night with a Huiteca family. They fed him and played music for him. The father, a strong Indian farmer, showed Ce Acatl a stone carving he had and told him, “This carving tells of the coming of the Lord of the Dawn. it says he will come in the Year One Reed. It says he will build a city and change the world.”
“The farmer had no idea who he was talking to. He continued. “Now,” he said, “many people say he will not come. Many people say it is a long time from now that he will come. Some people say he will come from the East and he will bring a great book of words and numbers. Other people say he will come from a tree and count the Last twenty Days of the Creation. What do you say about this?”
“Ce Acatl grew gray with the depth of his answer. “If I told you of my thought, of what I know of the Spirit of the Lord of the Dawn, if I told you of what I think will happen, you would laugh and think me crazy. So I say only this: One day a race shall walk upon this earth, a race of men whose spirits are so great, whose wisdom is so complete, whose powers to commune with the Creator are so keen they will dwarf the doings of the Lord of the Dawn of our day. When that day comes the Creator will send forth a manifestation that will in turn amaze the wisest men of that unbelievable age. And even then the greatest brains on earth will wonder — has he come? Will he come? Or has he been here?”
When he departed, Ce Acatl promised to close the Thirteenth Heaven and open the First of the Nine Hells, and he vowed to destroy the man-made gods. He set the year and date of his birth (260 years later on Day One Reed in year One Reed) and said, “I shall return. I shall come from the east like the Morning Star, and I will fulfill that part of the prophecy.”
It is said that when Ce Acatl passed away at the age of 52, “A hush fell over the entire planet, and burning bright in the heavens directly above the great tree, the Tree of Life [El Tule], glowed the planet Venus, the Morning Star.””
Quetzelcoatl also foretold the following:
“In time, white men will come out of the eastern sea in great canoes with white wings like a big bird. The white men will be like a bird with two different kinds of feet. One foot will be that of a dove [Christianity], the other of an eagle [predator]. A few hundred years after the arrival of the first white men, other white men would arrive with both feet as a dove.”
The Plummed Serpent
Quetzelcoatl himself or his spirit would come in the form of a white dove at that time.
A Zapotec prophecy, transmitted by Joseph Jochmans, also announced the recent return of Quetzelcoatl:
“One of the incarnations of Quetzelcoatl is buried beneath the roots of the sacred El Tule Tree near Oaxaca, and as the first rays of the dawning sun of the new heaven cycle [August 17, 1987] sink into the depths of the Earth, billions of tiny spirits will burst from the heart of Quetzelcoatl.
They will slowly rise through the trunk, through the limbs and branches, appearing as sparkles of light, finally erupting from limbs and branches, to circle the globe, each spirit to implant itself within the heart of a human being, and plant a crystal of peace and love…”
Manataka American Indian Council
DID ANCIENT STAR PEOPLE COME TO MANATAKA AND DEPOSIT WISDOM OF THE COSMOS IN A SECRET CRYSTAL CAVE?
by Lee Standing Bear Moore
The beautiful “Story of Manataka” contains a great deal of fact and some speculation mixed with a healthy dose of mystery. One of the most extraordinary mysteries of the account told by this writer, is about the “Crystal Cave” (Chester Jagiello)
“…It is said by the grandfathers that seven holy caves were on the sacred mountain. The center cave is made of magnificent shining crystal encoded with messages of the star people. Inside the crystal cave are seven crystal cones set on a crystal altar and each containing secret messages and seven shields.
Ancient tribes came to Manataka on pilgrimages to place ceremonial items in five of the caves. The people of the south laid gifts in the southern-most cave and people of the north laid their gifts in the northern-most cave. People from the west and east performed offering ceremonies in two additional caves. The cave located to the left of the crystal cave was used by the ‘Keepers of Manataka’, the Tula Indians of Tanico, who lived in surrounding areas and for other tribes living nearby such as the Caddo, Quapaw, Osage, Tunica, and Pawnee. To the right of the center crystal cave was a ceremonial cave reserved for gifts of the other people of this land – the animals, birds, fish, insects, plants, stones and the elements. No one ever approached the most sacred crystal cave, as it was said to have been the work place of the star people (angels?) and resting place of many spirits.
The southern-most cave, nearest the surface of the ground, once held the Manataka Stone, or as referred to by the National Park Service as the ” Calendar Stone” brought by people from the south. Workmen digging on the mountain to capture the sacred waters of Nowasalon for the ornate bathhouses of the rich removed the Calendar Stone after the Civil War. An ancient clay doll was recovered from the northern cave some time in the early 1900’s by workmen and is currently on loan to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington. Each of the seven caves disappeared at various times after the invasion began in the 1500’s, either at the hand of the invaders or by natural or supernatural causes…”
CRYSTAL CONNECTION AT MANATAKA?
No one in modern times has ever seen any trace of a so-called ‘crystal cave’ and the National Park Service claims no crystal is found on the Hot Springs (Manataka) Mountain. So, could a crystal cave actually exist? And if one does exist buried beneath tons of modern construction, deep within the crystallized sub-strata of earth, would the cave contain seven crystal cones setting on a crystal altar? It is possible that a crystal cone could hold ancient wisdom of the cosmos one delivered by star people on a sacred mission of the Creator? Did ancient star people come to Manataka and deposit wisdom of the cosmos in a secret crystal cave?
Exploring these questions has not been an easy task. Myths and legends are never easily verified – that is why they are called legends and folklore – not history. However, there are some interesting facts that connect various elements of the Story of Manataka to reality. Many of these facts are largely unknown to many people, including most of our indigenous brothers and sisters.
For example, quartz crystal is the subject of great interest in modern times and quartz crystals have fascinated both secular and spiritual man throughout history. However, many do not realize that huge deposits of the purest form of crystal in the world is found only a few miles to the west near Mount Ida and a few miles north near Blue Springs, Arkansas. Two more huge deposits of crystal that have never been mined are located at an equal distance to the east and south of Manataka.
According to geologists, both areas of high crystal concentration found near the surface at Mount Ida and Blue Springs are actually connected, even though many miles separate the two major areas. Stratums deep within the earth, nearly impossible or impractical to be mined, connect them. The connecting point between the two major surface crystal areas is Manataka. The connecting point for the two huge deposits located to the east and south is also beneath the Manataka Mountain. Picture four huge stratums of crystal, running east, south, west and north from the center at Manataka, like a giant lotus flower. Can we safely conjecture that the largest, most pure form of quartz crystal found in the world is beneath the Place of Peace – Manataka?
Despite National Park Service claims that “…no quartz crystal is found on the Hot Springs Mountain…” the following description of the Fordyce Bathhouse located on the mountain appears in their literature:
“..The basement also displays Fordyce Spring Number 46, released during the 1914 building excavation. It flows into a tiled enclosure with a grotto encrusted with quartz crystals in the foreground and can be viewed through plate glass…”
Over the years many visitors walking on the sacred mountain have found quartz crystals. This writer and his family have found crystals there too. Did someone sprinkle the mountain with these crystals or did they jump on the mountain by themselves? If there are crystals on the mountain, why do federal bureaucrats claim otherwise?
Other Legends of a Secret Depository of the Gods
Famous mythologist, William Henry draws some very interesting conclusions about the possibility of an ancient hall of records located near Manataka from his studies of the ancient Tibetans, Egyptians and Tula cultures.
“…According to a favorite Tibetan legend, a divine couple once appeared who hid secret teachings in “diamond rocks, in mysterious lakes, and in unchanging boxes” that were magically closed until a special time in history. Many texts were compressed in these diamond rocks or crystals similar to the way information is inscribed onto and ‘hidden’ in modern microchips or CD Rom disks.”
“…This fascinating Tibetan tradition is called the terma tradition. Termas, or “concealed treasures,” are sacred texts or holy objects hidden in a paradise of eternal universal wisdom and peace. Complimenting the terma tradition is the Tibetan practice of dzogchen, an ancient teaching in which hand-held conical-shaped Quartz crystals were used for meditation purposes. It was believed that these objects connected their user with the creative forces of the universe, the basic forces of life…”1
The legend of the Egyptian ‘Hall of Records’ says a powerful ‘consciousness expanding’ treasure lies buried far beneath the Sphinx and Great Pyramid. According to William Henry, “…evidence that something is there comes from the mysterious Coffin Texts where the ancient Egyptians told of a ‘sealed thing’ with ‘fire about it’ concealed beneath the ‘desert of sand…”2
“…many investigators, including Englishman Andrew Collins, have noticed the similarity between this description of a ‘sealed’ and ‘radiant’ thing to a passage in the Book of Enoch. A favorite part of the Dead Sea Scrolls of the Essenes, the Book of Enoch tells of the scribe’s experience of being roused from his sleep one night by tall beings whose faces ‘shone like the sun’ and who wore wings. They took him on a journey to the seventh heaven to meet with the Lord in a ‘house’ built of ‘crystals’ and encircled by strange ‘tongues of fire’. The Lord, himself, sat on a ‘lofty throne’ of ‘crystal’…”
The Great Pyramid is also known as the Pillar of Enoch.
Henry asks if it is possible that the ‘radiant fire’ of the sealed cave under the pyramid refers to the crystal. “…After all, the Giza Hall is thought to have been constructed by ancient god beings who were expert in the use of Quartz crystal…,” says Henry.
An Egyptian king offers a conical-shaped object called ‘white bread’ to Anubis, the “Opener of the ways,” lying on the chest as ‘the Keeper of the Secret’.3
Is this the same as the crystal cone the Tibetans claimed provided access to universal wisdom and to the basic life-giving energies of the universe? Is it the same conical shaped crystal described in the Story of Manataka?
The Tula Connection
According to author William Henry, the ancient world knew of special connecting places between heaven and earth that were called Tula or the City of Peace, and were considered the navel or center of the world. Mesoamericans such as the Mayans, Asians and Egyptians all believed in a special place on the earth where star people came and deposited great libraries of wisdom inside crystal repositories. Almost always, these connecting places or “docking stations” are referenced by the name Tula.
We begin our examination by relating a brief history about the Tula of Tanico located in central Arkansas.
The capital or main village of the Tula people in America and the Keepers of Manataka was Tanico located approximately 40 miles southwest of Manataka (Hot Springs) in the area known today as Caddo Gap, Arkansas. The well-worn foot paths between Manataka and Tanico later turned into horse trails, then wagon roads and survives to this day as Highway 70 West.
The Tula’s first encounter with Europeans came in 1541 while Hernando DeSoto and his Conquistadors were frantically searching for the Fountain of Youth. During first contact, Desoto’s army stole from the Tula and took captives against strong Tula warnings.
During the first day of a three-day battle that ensued, the Tula were virtually decimated because their arrows and rocks bounced off the metal breast-plates and helmets of the enemy. And, the Tula had never encountered musket and cannon fire and the fast and powerful Spanish horses.
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On the second day of the battle, Tula warriors took the upper hand by using the mountainous terrain and guerrilla hit-and-run tactics. By the end of the day, the Tula had tasted the blood of their new enemy and knew who he was. On the last day of the battle, Tula warriors did not return, but instead sent their women to finish the invaders. The Conquistadors became confused and demoralized at the sight of fearless, screaming, half-nude women coming at them in battle and promptly turned tail and ran. It was the first time the Conquistadors had retreated during their long adventure in North America.
DeSoto’s scribes later wrote in his journals that the Tula were fiercest people the Conquistadors had ever encountered.
The Conquistadors retreat route along the Ouachita River valley traveling east offered the least geographic resistance. Within two days, DeSoto accidentally wandered into the sacred Manataka valley. His army remained here for over 45 days licking their wounds and searching frantically for the primary reason for their exploration – the Fountain of Youth.
Several historians refer to the Tula as being from Caddo stock, but there is little evidence to support this claim. The Tula lived in far northern frontier region of Caddo territory and far beyond the western frontier of the Quapaw. The Osage lived far to the north and when their hunting parties raided the peaceful local farming villages of the Caddo, they conspicuously avoided the Tula.
The Tula was like other Indians in many ways, but they were unique among all their neighbors. There were at least four small Caddo bands in the area and contrary to comments of some historians, the Tula were not Caddo. Yes, the Tula spoke the Caddo language, but they did so for trade purposes and as result of inter-marriage with people from nearby villages. But, their primary language was not Caddo and remains unclassified to this day.
The Tula raised ducks and domesticated turkeys, unlike any tribe in the entire region. They planted vegetables, such as Amaranth and Yam Beans, a turnip-like root, that were unknown to any local tribe. The Tula also built religious structures like sweat lodges, and meeting places were built in the shape of a pyramid!
A Mississippi valley house and a Temple Pyramid in background from the American Museum of Natural History.
Another bit of evidence that the Tula were not Caddo is that the Spanish were particularly horrified by the deformed heads of the Tulans. Some historians believe the Tula tightly bound the heads of infants such that their heads became pointed. However, the cranial deformation was not a result of physical manipulation by parents, but occurred naturally among descendents of the original Tula — travelers from afar.
It is further supposed by some historians that the Tula were ancestors of the Spiroans – (Spiro Mounds of Oklahoma) and the Tunica of Mississippi. There is some evidence to support this notion, however, neither assumption is correct. The Tula sent emissaries to many trade outposts and they became prominent in those communities.
The primary distinction of the Tula, however, is not their lifestyle, customs, or physical appearance, but the important role they played as the Keepers of Manataka. As a fierce and independent people, the Tula could have easily closed the doors to this sacred site. Yet, in their wisdom and strength, the Tula welcomed all tribes in peace and helped their brothers and sisters during their stay. They served as guides to the local area and spiritual guides to other realms.
The Tula of Tanico vanished sometime between 1541 and the 1600’s presumably as a result of disease brought by the Spanish. Today in the center of Caddo Gap stands a large bronze figure of an Indian nine feet in height, mounted on a tall pedestal of native stone. The Indian has his right hand raised, giving the friendship sign, but history tells a different story. The inscription on the marble tablet in the face of the pedestal reads:
DeSoto 1541-A.D. Here DeSoto reached his most westward point in the United States. Here was the capitol of the warlike Tula tribe of Indians who fiercely fought DeSoto and his men. Relics found in this vicinity suggest the romance of past centuries about which history will ever be meager and incomplete. Arkansas State History Commission, 1936.
In May 1937 Chief Benito Gray Horse, an Apache and a later-day Keeper of Manataka living in Gulpha Gorge at the foot of the great Manataka Mountain in Hot Springs, gave an Indian benediction at the raising of the bronze statute at Caddo Gap commemorating the achievements of the Tula Indians of Tanico.
Was the Tula of Tanico originally from Central America?
Located in the Valley of Mexico, about 40 miles north of present day Mexico City and former capital of the Aztec empire is the ancient city of Tula, capital of the Toltec.
Atop the great Toltec Piramide de Quetzalcóatl are giant warrior statues called “The Atlantes”. One of the thirteen symbols found on the Manataka Stone closely resembles a symbol carved into the warrior statue.
* The Maya located far to the south of Tula knew Quetzalcóatl, the Mayan god of Peace, as the “King of Tula”. The Mayans called their source of wisdom Tula.
* According to mythologist, William Henry, in addition to the Mayans, Tibetans, and Asians who believed there was a special connecting point or “docking station” between heaven and earth, both the Hopi and Delaware Indians have legends of a “…pure place of advanced wisdom called Tula…” and that Tula was on the North American continent.
“…In the ancient world these “docking stations” were called Tula or the City of Peace, and were considered the navel or center of the world. Their hieroglyphic symbol was an egg, a symbol of creation in mythologies around the world…” says Henry. The egg symbol also appears on the Manataka Stone.
(In these descriptions of the myths, it is not clear whether the name Tula refers to a place or a people who were the keepers or caretakers of a connecting place.)
* Maya, Toltec and Aztec myths speak of bearded, blond white men who came from a kingdom in Mongolia called Tollan located near Lake Baikal and the river Tula. These Mongolians said they had come from Atlantis and sailed around the world founding new Tulas, naming them after their homeland.
Could this “Tula” be the “Thule” of the nazis.. Their proclamed origin of the aryan race. Hyperborea. I would not be surprised. Red haired/blond blue eyed people AND elongated skulls were tought to come also from mongolia where the current conception of aryan origin is.. the coherance is intresting.
* Al-lah, the Islamic name for God is also Al-ot, Tala and Tula.
* The Koran is named after Kore, the goddess of Tula.
* In Greek and Mayan myth the Central Sun is also called Tula. Henry says, “…’Peace’ is created when the Tulas on Earth and the Tula in Heaven are aligned. These god-beings do not define ‘peace’ as the absence of petty conflict between warring tribes or families. “Peace” is the unity of Heaven and Earth….”
The name Manataka means “The Place of Peace” — or more literally translated, “The Unbroken Circle.”
On the map left, Manataka (Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas) is at the apex of the cone-shape triangle marked in red. Mount Ida, the center of the purest form of crystal in the world, is located at the upper leg and Caddo Gap (Tanico) once home of the Tula people, is the lower leg of the triangle.
Is the cone-shape triangle on the map showing the three ancient energy centers actually a giant crystal laden vortex?
Is the cone-shape on the map a giant cosmic representative of the same conical shaped crystal described in the Story of Manataka?
Could these sites point to the connecting place Tibetans, Mayans and Egyptians claimed provided access to universal wisdom and to the basic life-giving energies of the universe?
May we speculate that Manataka is the Place of Peace foretold in ancient myths around the globe?
THE “SACRED WELL” DESCRIBED IN ANCIENT MYTHS
One belief of the ancient world was nearly global. Sumerian, Hindu, Buddhist, Egyptian, Hebrew and Christian myths describe a Place of Peace, or connecting place with specific features. Those features include an abundance of crystal, healing waters, and a pillar or Tree of Life that had the ability to transform souls from one dimension to another by creating doorways or spiral hallways that connected far away places in the cosmos to “sacred wells” or fountains of healing waters on earth.
Manataka or Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas has been known for thousands of years for its abundance of healing waters, called Nowasalon – “Breath of Healing.
Hernando Desoto obviously thought Manataka was the Place of Peace where the fabled “Fountain of Youth” was located. His predecessor, Juan Ponce de León, tortured thousands of Taíno Indians in Hispaniola, Cuba, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico for years in search of gold and silver, only to be told instead about the place of healing waters located somewhere to the west and slightly north. The map of De Soto’s travels reminds us of a dog sniffing out prey, zig-zagging back and forth while always moving west by northwest. The secrets of Manataka were never revealed to the invaders and Desoto left after a month and a half of desperate searching. Immediately after leaving the sacred valley, de Soto fell ill and died as his army reached the Mississippi River.
The New Testament book of Revelation describes the City of Peace, called the New Jerusalem, a city made of precious stones ‘clear as crystal’. Where on earth is sufficient clear crystal found to create an entire city except in the area of Manataka?
We can only guess if the ancient star people came to Manataka and deposited wisdom of the cosmos in a secret crystal cave. We can only conjecture if all the fantastic, improbable and probable ‘connections’ with ancient myths of the world that point to Manataka as “the” Place of Peace. After all, this story is only an old Indian myth.
However, the people of Manataka know differently. They have experienced the healing power of this great sacred place first hand. They know it is truly a Place of Peace (after they successfully navigated through the din of tourist traffic, glaring black-boot federal officers, and snobby government bureaucrats) and blocked out the noise and confusion of the modern world.
They know the spirits of the sacred mountain speak. They know the energy spirals of this holy place are beyond description as they are transported from this dimension to the outer limits of man’s reality. They are convinced a place of unimaginable beauty, filled with a crystal house, shining crystal altars, treasures, and where sealed secrets and wisdom of the ages await them.
In the way of our grandfathers, there are many things we cannot and should not speak aloud. Here in the modern world, we cannot and should not reduce the secrets of Manataka to print. There is only one way the beautiful and esoteric wisdom of this great and ancient place can be learned – and to understand, one must know the language.
It is in man’s insatiable desire to reach into the beyond, to feel the tremendous power of light and vibration, to spiritually connect with all creation and the One Creator, the Great Mystery that we find hope. It is by this hope, we may pass along to future generations the mysteries of Manataka, so when the time of no time passes into this dimension, they will be prepared to become the Rainbow Warriors of Manataka.
©Story of Manataka by Lee Standing Bear Moore, all rights reserved, 1992-2014.
It is intresting to note: The Sanskrit word tula (तुला) means “balance”.
Germanic meaning: Strength
Spanish and Latin origin, and the meaning of Tula is “leaping water”. Tula is a variant of Tallulah (Native American Indian): related to the Choctaw word for water, “oka”.