Stonehenge and the Hopi: Hidden Messages Connecting Sacred Sites

Stonehenge and the Hopi: Hidden Messages Connecting Sacred Sites

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The Hopi were watching the sun rise and set at specific points on the horizon from fixed locations in their villages long before the Spaniards arrived in 1540.  Many of their most important ceremonies were based on the sun’s location; the equinox, the summer and winter solstice, and the halfway points between the two.

Hopi pueblo in Arizona, 1879.

Hopi pueblo in Arizona, 1879. ( Public Domain )

The Spaniards found them early in the morning, looking east, waiting for the sun to rise and praying the earth would stay on its delicate balance and not roll over. The Spanish called them Moqui or people with running noses.  The Hopi called themselves the Peaceful People or the Peaceful Little Ones, ( Hopitu-Shi-nu-mu).

Hopi Women's Dance, 1879, Oraibi, Arizona, photo by John K. Hillers

Hopi Women's Dance, 1879, Oraibi, Arizona, photo by John K. Hillers ( Public Domain )

The Spaniards did not know what to make of the nine large, peaceful villages on three mesas and the people who showered them with hospitality, corn, melons, peaches, and bright colored weavings and baskets.  Why would anyone live in this location with no running water, no soil, no beneficial weather for their crops, and no trees to build their homes?

Ancient Hopi Village of Wolpi. Arizona, USA.

Ancient Hopi Village of Wolpi. Arizona, USA. ( Public Domain )

The Hopi Guardian

The Hopi Guardian (Maasaw), that saved the Hopi before a great flood and brought them to this location after traveling east over a large ocean, showed them the exact location where he wanted them to live.  He also told the peaceful people to expect other races to come to their land in the future, but not to resist or fight them but to welcome them. The Hopi welcomed the Spaniards for the next 140 years, or until 1680 when the Spaniards tried to change their religion. This was to be the only time the Hopi rose in anger and they drove the Spaniards off to the east. Here the Spanish inhabited the villages of Zuni, Acoma, Taos, and other villages that lived on rivers with running water and they converted them to their Catholic religion. The Hopi still wait for their long lost white brother to return to their villages and complete their ceremonial cycles as Maasaw had instructed them.

A Hopi petroglyph in Mesa Verde National Park. The boxy spiral shape near the center of the photo likely represents the sipapu, the place where the Hopi emerged from the earth in their creation story.

A Hopi petroglyph in Mesa Verde National Park. The boxy spiral shape near the center of the photo likely represents the sipapu, the place where the Hopi emerged from the earth in their creation story. ( Public Domain )

Worlds Destroyed by Fire and Ice

In 1882 the United States government created the Hopi Reservation. The land was so poor that no one wanted to move the Peaceful People, so the Hopi still occupy the land that they were given in the beginning.  They do not consider themselves to be on a reservation; they are at home, exactly where they are supposed to be. They have never changed their religion.

Historians believe that the village of Oraibi on Third Mesa is the oldest continuously inhabited village in the United States, although many suggest that Shongopovi, on Second Mesa was really the oldest site, and known as the navel.   

Hopi woman of Oraibi making coiled pottery, 1899.

Hopi woman of Oraibi making coiled pottery, 1899. ( Public Domain )

It is the Hopi belief that the period of time we live in today is the fourth time the Creator has tried to populate the planet.  This might explain many of the ancient ruins— pyramids, stone circles, and underground chambers— that no one has an explanation for today.  The first world was destroyed by fire, the second by ice, and the third by a great flood.  The first two events happened at a predetermined time and the third, the great flood, came early, or ahead of its time.  How would past civilizations leave us this message?   

What structure could they build that would withstand the fire, the ice, and the water?  What measurement system would they use to convey the message?

Celestial Alignments

We know that ancient civilizations like the Mayan’s and the builders of the pyramid complex in Egypt, (I believe the builders of the pyramid complex gave us the first record of the constellations in the ceiling of Dendera for a very important reason) knew about the procession of the equinoxes.  Today, we see that it was written about in the Vedanga of India around 700 BCE and many credit Greek astronomer and mathematician Hipparchus of Nicaea (190 – c. 120 BC) as discovering it in the second century. 


I came too late to join the discussion, which is very interesting and revealing to me. I might be knocking at the open door, but just wonder if the peculiar Hopi language (use of tense) has anything to do with other peculiarities discussed.

Barry Sears's picture

The great discovery that the Celestial body connected directly to the Earths body must have been an amazing time for the World. The discovery of our animals moving to the pattern is also lost I believe. Each of the signs are about a different connection to the anatomy. The ram has the dynamic of the horns, the bull has the neck, Leo the lungs, Virgo the womb. The connection between the three structures of life were made and recorded in stone. Life on Earth, the body of the World and the Celestial body. Virgo marks the womb of the World as Israel is known as the land of Virgo, Leo is the Sphinx, Cancer is Stonehenge.... It must have been a great uniting of the World back then. 

The important aspect about the Denderah zodiacs is that one is of the World and is round and the other is of the Celestial connection. The reason they rotate in different directions, if you put your hands together, they match up but as you move them apart, and you look from the middle they are a reflection, like looking at the World and at the stars. 

I have been recently focusing on planetary motion theories and the contemporary scientific theories. I hoped you enjoyed the article on the movement of life about the planetary life-cycle, this is all about the phases of the Earths evolution and location in space. 

Barry Sears's picture

An ancient connection that joins all ancient sites globally.

The interpretation of the zodiac of Denderah is perhaps a little lost. It is obvious when reading the Celestial zodiac that the picture of Nut refers to the Celestial zodiac, but most importantly the circular zodiac is a record of the World zones and animal observations. This zodiac rotates in the opposite direction to the Celestial zodiac of Nut as it is a record of the twelve zones of the Earth and observations of the animals and there anatomical connection. One major factor with this circular World zodiac is the noted position of Cancer. This is the connection of Stonehenge and it is positioned more Northern to the other equatorial points. 

To see the twelve connections between the Celestial zodiac and the twelve Earth zodiac points and to see how the design of Stonehenge matches the design of Cancer please visit the following site;-     (download from here)

Our ancient teachers told us, to interpret the order of the Celestial configuration you must study life on Earth, the manifestation of these Celestial energies.

Thomas O. Mills's picture

Morning Mr. Sears and thank you for your comment.  I looked at your site and the Hopi also talk of Chakras, celestial order and balance, in their Creation Story. 


The world zones and  animal observations are new to me.   The Zodiac ceiling shows the overlap of earth’s two paths, the celestial and the ecliptic.  Where these two paths cross gives us different dates and divides our path around the sun into twelve equal points, 2,160 apart which we call ages, with the next occurrence coming in the year 2,100.   Refer Tompkins Secrets of the Great Pyramid, page 172.  


For someone to know this many, many years ago and go to the trouble of carving it in stone, in a ceiling, it had to be of great importance.  How would ancient man even have know about our moving one degree ever 72 years along this path when we don’t think their life span was that long.   On page 168 of the same book, Lockyer goes on to explain that the temple of Dendera may have been rebuilt at least three times, so this is their 4th attempt to send us the message.   


I think it all about time and balance, Earth’s location in space.   


All the best.   tom 

Thomas O. Mills

To Thomas O. Mills, What you are saying is very interesting. I've unfortunately been caught up in the minutiae and missed the forest for the trees! Your comparison of the Hopi Religion to sites like Stonehenge are quite fascinating and seem to have a lot of merit. You did the math for us, too. I like the way your mind works. It's intriguing how you came upon this theory. I really want to see the doc and read the recommended material. Thank you for this enlightening article.


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