Cary G Dean.
The Prophetic Vision of 'Grandfather'
By Tom Brown Jr
In the 1920s, an Apache wise man had a Vision of four prophecies that foretold death and destruction for mankind, unless we incorporate Spirit in our daily lives.
Two of these prophecies may already have come true.
A number of people can predict the future, but few get the timing correct.
"Grandfather" was an Apache wise man and scout, named Stalking Wolf, who grew up outside white man's influence.
His many predictions not only came true in the manner he predicted, but also when he predicted.
Tom Brown, Jr learned extensively from Grandfather for twenty years, from their first meeting when Tom was seven years old.
Stalking Wolf was the real-life grandfather of Tom's best friend at the time.
The following excerpt from Tom's book, The Quest, tells of Grandfather's predictions for all of mankind.
The Four Signs
Grandfather had been wandering for several years and was well into his forties when the Vision of the four signs was given to him.
He had just finished his third Vision Quest at the Eternal Cave when the Vision made itself known.
He had been seated at the mouth of the cave, awaiting the rising Sun, when the spirit of the warrior appeared to him.
He felt as if he were in a state somewhere between dream and reality, sleep and wakefulness, until the spirit finally spoke and he knew that it was not his imagination.
The spirit called Grandfather's name and beckoned him to follow.
As Grandfather stood, he was suddenly transported to another world.
Again, he thought that he was dreaming, but his flesh could feel the reality of this place.
His senses knew that this was a state of abject reality, but in another time and place.
The spirit warrior spoke to Grandfather.
"These are the things yet to come that will mark the destruction of man.
These things you may never see, but you must work to stop them and pass these warnings on to your grandchildren.
They are the possible futures of what will come if man does not come back to the Earth and begin to obey the laws of Creation and the Creator.
There are four signs, four warnings, that only the children of the Earth will understand.
Each warning marks the beginning of a possible future, and as each warning becomes reality, so too does the future it marks."
The Fourth Sign
He did not remember how many days he'd spent at the mouth of the cave, nor did it make a difference, for he had received the Vision he had come for.
It was in his final night at the Eternal Cave that the fourth Vision came to Grandfather, this time carried by the voice of a young child.
The child said.
The fourth and final sign will appear through the next ten winters [that is, ten years] following the night that the stars will bleed.
During this time, the Earth will heal itself and man will die.
For those ten years, the children of the Earth must remain hidden in the wild places, make no permanent camps, and wander to avoid contact with the last remaining forces of man.
They must remain hidden, like the ancient scouts, and fight the urge to go back to the destruction of man.
"Curiosity could kill many"
There was a long silence, until Grandfather spoke to the child spirit, asking.
"And what will happen to the worlds of man?"
There was another period of silence until finally the child spoke again.
"There will be a great famine throughout the world, like man cannot imagine"
Waters will run vile, the poisons of man's sins running strong in the waters of the soils, lakes and rivers.
Crops will fail, the animals of man will die, and disease will kill the masses.
The grandchildren will feed upon the remains of the dead, and all about will be the cries of pain and anguish.
Roving bands of men will hunt and kill other men for food, and water will always be scarce, getting scarcer with each passing year.
The land, the water, the sky will all be poisoned, and man will live in the wrath of the Creator.
Man will hide at first in the cities, but there he will die.
A few will run to the wilderness, but the wilderness will destroy them, for they had long ago been given a choice.
"Man will be destroyed, his cities in ruin, and it is then that the grandchildren will pay for the sins of their grandfathers and grandmothers"
"Is there then no hope?" Grandfather asked.
The child spoke again.
"There is only hope during the time of the first and second signs"
Upon the third sign, the night of the bleeding, there is no longer hope, for only the children of the Earth will survive.
"Man will be given these warnings"
If unheeded, there can be no hope, for only the children of the Earth will purge themselves of the cancers of mankind, of mankind's destructive thinking.
"It will be the children of the Earth who will bring a new hope to the new society, living closer to the Earth and Spirit."
Then all was silent, the landscape cleared and returned to normal, and Grandfather stepped from the Vision.
Shaken, he said that he had wandered for the next season, trying to understand all that had been given to him, trying to understand why he had been chosen to see it.
Grandfather had related the story to me in great detail during that night of the four prophecies.
I don't think that any event had been left out, and his emotions and thoughts were such that he actually relived it for us.
Thus the power of his Vision became part of our spirit, our driving force, and a big part of our fears.
I sat for a long time up on the hill.
The fire had gone out, and all had retired to sleep for the night.
Creation seemed to be at a standstill, awaiting this darkest part of the night to pass by.
I felt alone and vulnerable, as if all of Creation were scrutinising my every thought.
Grandfather had this Vision some time in the 1920s.
About the Author:
Tom Brown, Jr has called the wilderness home for most of his life.
In 1978 he wrote his first book, The Tracker (an autobiography), and founded the Tracker School where he teaches courses in survival skills such as tracking, nature awareness and ancient Earth philosophy.
He has since written another 15 books, including Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival as well as The Search, The Vision, The Quest, The Journey, Grandfather and Awakening Spirits.
For details on tracking courses and how to obtain Tom's books, visit The Tracker, Inc. website at.