Yavapai: People of the Sun
Reflecting the history of the old west Yavapai County is named after the American Indian Yavapai Tribe found still residing in the Sedona/Verde Valley. The most common interpretation of the name Yavapai is that it comes from the Yavapai words Enyaleva (sun) and pai (people) meaning the “people of the sun.” The Yavapai tribe have been identified (or perhaps misidentified) by a handful of names throughout the centuries retaining some remarkable myths, legends, and other traditions worthy of notice in light of current modern day discoveries. The Yavapai-Apache Nation is centered on a reservation of more than 1,600 acres in the Verde Valley. As with much of the Southwest, the history of the area predates the formation of the Arizona Territory where pre-historic Indian artifacts can be found in ancient Indian Pueblos and mounds throughout the region. The landscape is imprinted with evidence of thousands of years of human life from as far back as 10,000 years.
Yavapai People’s 2 Ancient Flood Stories
Most cultures have ancient stories of their beginnings. Those who are familiar with Noah’s flood in the Book of Genesis will be intrigued by the commonalities with the Yavapai tribes flood story. However, unknown to many the Yavapai’s “Genesis” story includes two distinct floods: one that brought them up out of Ahagaskiaywa, and a second, Great Flood...
According to the Yavapai people, originally they lived in a place they called Ahagaskiaywa, otherwise known today as the “Montezuma’s Well.” The people were living in a near paradise until a chief looked lasciviously upon his own daughter causing her to become very angry who then made a pack with a big reptilian/frog to kill the chief. Eventually, he became sick and died. However, even after the death of her father the daughter’s scorn was not satisfied for she then wanted to “kill all the people.” But before he died, in order to save his people, the chief told them to burn his body. From the ashes grew big thick corn that grew all the way to the top of the Montezuma Well. One day a man got the courage to climb up the corn to check it when he sees there is another world up there. Soon a medicine man warned after receiving a vision that the well would soon be flooded because of the scorn of the daughter and her pact with the reptilian/frog telling the people to climb up the big corn so they could escape. The journey must have taken quite some time as it was recorded that the people had to “sleep between the (giant) ears of corn” on their way to the top. When the Yavapai people got to the top of the well they looked back noticing the frog and the lady had made the water come up after them. From then on, the people would be living on the upper surface of the earth. Therefore the Yavapai people are according to legend the first people to live in the Sedona, Arizona region after having climbed out of the underworld.
In the 2nd Yavapai flood story, a woman was sealed in a log with a Woodpecker and sent from Montezuma Well to prepare for a Great Flood. For days and nights to follow, it rained incessantly until flood waters rose to cover every landform on earth. After 40 days, the rain stopped, the water receded and the log finally came to rest in Sedona landing on the highest place in Sedona in Boynton Canyon where the Woodpecker freed the young woman from the log only to then guide her as she traveled to the summit of Mingus Mountain where she met the Sun, who fell in love with her. Soon afterward, Kamalapukwia gave birth to a daughter who became the mother to all the Yavapai people. Boynton Canyon is out of the four vortex sites the only genuine ancient sacred site. Of course, there are many more myths around Kamalpukwia, which take place in the sacred landscape in and around Sedona, such as the cave where she gave birth to a miraculous boy.
“(Kamalapukwia) is the first woman on earth and we come from her. She came out at Sedona and that’s where all the Indians come from.”
After Sedona, Kamalapukwia’s next stop was the somewhere on Mingus Mountain, where she somehow mated with the sun. The precise location is not known or is perhaps kept secret by the Yavapai though if someone were to hazard a guess, Tuzigoot on the outskirts of Cottonwood Arizona might be related with this enigma of where precisely she fell in love with a “speaking sun.” Although some people consider these stories as fiction and legends, to the Yavapai people these stories are real. Nevertheless, of particular interest in the Yavapai creation stories are how the people emerged from the underworld found in the depths of Montezuma Well, lived in a cave in Boynton Canyon by Sedona, and how at the summit of Mingus Mountain something described as the “sun” had contact with a woman causing her to give birth to what has become known as the “people of the sun.”
Yet it must be duly noted since the actual rising and falling daily sun does not come down out of the sky and have known relations with women giving birth to people a person is left to try and understand what exactly is meant through such stories of mythical encounters through other means. Case in point, on the other hand, if we take into account some other important factors there are beings who found throughout recorded history in other cultures are described as bright as the sun who have interacted with humanity. Seraphim Angels are not only described under such terms but also are remarkably known for having sexual relations with women as is described in the Book of Enock and other notable texts. Therefore, it becomes more likey the actual encounter was with something which very much looked like the sun and not the actual sun itself.
Adding to the validity of the Yavapai creation story is the fact “flying suns” can be seen in the area on the edge of the Verde Valley in the same general region. These types of encounters might help point to the way towards there being more to these ancient stories, myths, and legends of the Yavapai people after all. Knowing what the sacred sites of the creation myth are, we should perhaps ask whether the cliff dwellings of Montezuma Well (and Castle), Boynton Canyon, and the settlement of Tuzigoot really are “just” settlements, or were they instead sacred structures created to mark the place where humans interacted with “Gods.” There had to be some reason ancient people living in the region went through all the trouble of building such elaborate structures and create stories of encounters with otherworldly beings.
Sacred Triangles of the Verde Valley
The Yavapai creation myth speaks of three sites: Montezuma Well the place of emergence, a cave in Boynton Canyon Sedona, and Mingus Mountain above Cottonwood, which make up a “Sacred Triangle.” The highest peak in Sedona is Thunder Mountain which has a somewhat pyramidal appearance and appears to have been the location where the female Noah’s log stranded: “There at Sedona is a high place. It is the highest place all around. And when the water were down, the log hit that high place. It stopped right there. And the girl came out from the log.”
Throughout the years' many people including local native American Indians of many tribes residing in the region have helped establish the areas power centers and focal points of energy. The term “Sedona Landscape Temple” was used for the first time by Nicholas Mann who did investigations into the geomantic influences of the Sedona area resulted in his book entitled “Sedona Sacred Earth.” As a geomancer, Mann saw in the landscape, much like the native Americans, several forms and structures that were interrelated. Two of these structures were a 6-pointed star (hexagram) and a 5-pointed star (pentagram). These two sacred symbols were connected with each other through one of their points. This point of connection was at the Airport vortex.
Whats especially interesting is the revelation of the pentagram and hexagram formations and the places of power that they map, as well as their connection via to a symbolic chakra system. There are many descriptions of energetic structures in the landscapes of the Earth. Some of these structures are symbols like pentagrams and some are projections of star systems. Often these structures are indicated by constructions like kivas, megaliths or cathedrals. Nevertheless; these maps show there’s a connection between the Star of David and Devil’s Bridge but of even more interest is how some, including the native Americans in the area, claim each point of the hexagram is anchored mysteriously on a vortex.
Sacred God Names
According to some people in the Sedona/Verde Valley community, there is more to the area and the name given to the Yavapai people than meets the eye. A local newspaper called the Ad King recently posted one of the most leading classified ads about the Yavapai name stating:
“ATTENTION VERDE VALLEY RESIDENTS OF YAVAPAI COUNTY. Yavapai is a Native word meaning ‘People of Yava.’ YHVH is an ancient Hebrew tetragram for the Name of the Creator. It is pronounced Yava. This may be why you reside in this special, perhaps Sacred Place.”
YHVH are old Testament letters of the Tetragrammaton. The four letter Tetragrammaton (Greek, ‘four letters’) is said to be the ‘true’ name of the God of the Hebrew scriptures. It never appears complete in written form; only the four consonant letters, YHVH. Close research reveals a lot of very interesting and correlating information about the ancient provenance of YHVH and how the name is pronounced (Yava=YHVH) as being a storm god wielding destruction and fire. Thus the Tetragrammaton was the formula by which the vicious desert god of the ancient Semites is said to of identified itself to Moses. It must truly have been enlightening to be a people ‘Chosen’ for special attention as the Old Testament makes it clear. Nonetheless, the Tetragrammaton is central to the doctrines of both the Jewish and Esoteric Kabbalistic traditions, as well as others, where it is remarkably equivalent to the four kabbalistic worlds of creation, the four elements, the four archangels, and the four cardinal directions. The four weapons of Ritual magick also symbolize the essence of the letters of the Tetragrammaton which also form the basis for the four suits in Tarot cards used in the ceremonies of the Golden Dawn published by none other than Dr. Isreal Regardie personal aid of world-famous occultist Aleister Crowley who resided in the Verde Valley during the height of the New Age Movement in the 1980’s until he passed away. In the Golden Dawn system, four four-letter Hebrew god names are used as words of power to charge the pentagrams: YHVH is in the East... This name along with others are used to create the vibratory formulae needed to perform rituals in order to make contact with otherworldly beings specifically “Angels.” (Further examples and uses of the vibratory formulae to vibrate the various Divine or Holy names can be found on the Enochian Tablets of the Enochian system of magick developed by John Dee and Edward Kelly in the 16th century.) In the occult, there is power in knowing the true name of something. Sigmund Freud stated:
“Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing, and even today words retain much of their magical power.”
Therefore magick is inextricably intertwined with language, whether we are aware of this it or not. For the uttering of certain words like saying a prayer is considered a magical act for instance. Words serve a variety of functions within the rituals of magick, and each of these is crucial to the success of the ritual. Most all religions and magical systems have a vocabulary and a grammar/rules that determine the meaning or result of any combination of words. Magick is, in essence, is the Greek “Gramma.” Also the old name of a Magical Ritual, “Grimoire,”, is a Grammar. In either case, the pronouncing of words, names etc validates the effect of the performative utterance of the intended ritual. As with depth and complexity of language’s syntax, the richness of “any language’s” structure contributes to its magical power. Magick, therefore, could not exist without the foundation of human speech and communication. The words ‘write’ and ‘writing’ also contains ‘rite’ as in ceremony or ritual. In the Gospel of St. John it states:
“In the beginning was the word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
The Phoenician Sidonian Hebrews of Sedona
Taking a look at another perspective from the Gnostics according to GnosticWarrior.com the ancient Sedona people have a connection to the Hebrews. In an article titled, “The Phoenician Sidonian Hebrews of Sedona, Arizona” it is presented:
“Many people are not aware that the name of the red rock spiritual place in the Southwest of the United States that we know as Sedona, Arizona, was founded by a biblical people we know as the Sidonians from the island of Crete. The Greeks had called them the Phoenicians, the Egyptians had known them as the Sea Peoples, and they are also known in the Scripture as the Hebrew people.
You will find that my claims of the Sidonians can actually be backed up by science, history, and simple etymology. For example, the name of the beautiful city called Sedona, is derived from the name of their home, Sidon. The name Sedona is derived from the Hebrew Sidonia (Σιδών, ῶνος, ἡ). Hence, the Phoenician Hebrew Indians of Sedona, Arizona.”
The history of how Sedona got named according to local officials begins with Sedona Miller Schnebly and her family who were early farmers in the Oak Creek area. How the woman got so named Sedona is a bit of a mystery but reports say the mother “just made it up” when the child was born. However, there is another connection which should be a surprise, given the fact that the capital and largest city of the state of Arizona, is “Phoenix” possibly named after the Phoenician Hebrews (Sidonians). It is well-known fact the Phoenix was a symbol of the Phoenicians and is also the official bird and symbols of the United States of America, which very well may symbolize Phoenician origins.
The Hohokam were an ancient Native American culture considered to be the builders of the original canal system around the Phoenix metropolitan area who also thrived in the Sedona region. What is truly amazing is the fact these ancient people left behind a stone with the Phoenician Hebrew text of the 10 Commandments inscribed upon it. This remarkable connection is hard to ignore and very well may be the best evidence yet the ancient peoples living in the Verde Valley were of Hebrew decent.
When Europeans first glimpsed Native Americans more than 400 years ago, many were convinced they had discovered the Lost Tribes of Israel. In 1775 the Indian trader James Adair wrote The History of the Indians, arguably the most significant eighteenth-century work on the southeastern Indians, in which he presented 23 arguments said to prove the North American Indians were descended from the Ten Lost Tribes. Today, of course, this belief is not accepted by most people. (It is, however, a fundamental tenet of Mormonism.) DNA testing, on the other hand, seems to contradict the doctrine that the peoples living here when the New World was discovered were descended from the ten lost tribes.
Whether or not the Yavapai name itself was passed down originating from somewhere clear back to the Ten Lost Tribes of Isreal is a matter of speculation. However, the similarities of dialect between the origins and pronunciation of “YHVH” and the name “Yava” in Yavapai at a closer look make the connections seem quite remarkable. Over the years occultists have subdued a population by simply controlling, deleting, distorting, and generalizing the truth. This is the operating principle used behind most of MK Ultra and other mind control techniques utilized by the Deep State. One needs only to explore way back before Operation Paperclip, and into the deepest known annals of human history to find the magic of language and its use by occultists. Language and grammar are one of the primary means to distort truth. The ‘spell’ in spelling was meant to create a magical trance over you – to obstruct the true meaning of the essence of the Creator including his name.
Finally, there seems to be some type of connection with the Yavapai people’s myths and what is seen flying around in the skies in modern times. Nevertheless; according to the Yavapai tribe, the legends of Montezuma Well instruct us there is a whole different world down in the depths of its swirling abyss which are according to legend full of secrets, as well as in a cave somewhere in Boynton Canyon, and on Mingus Mountain where there are strange events happening in the sky where it appears beings of light fly around matching some of the Yavapai peoples legends. It has to make a person ponder what further the Yavapai tribe knows...
 Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA, and the Mormon Churchby Simon G. Southerton, Signature Books, Utah, 2004.
NOTE: This information has been taken from a chapter in the book theSedona/Verde Valley Vortex and or will be added on the next update.
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