Wednesday, 22. December 2010 14:18
(Photo from Jay Post’s Photo Stream on Flickr)
I have been trying to find artwork or a story or something that brings my old friend and Spirit Guide to visual life. Not really something one should undertake as it will never be more than illusive. Spirit Guides never show themselves to us in this or any particular way nor are they to be shared. About 10 years ago I sent Him away from me. Its a long sad story and it culminated in many difficulties to come since then. I just cant get past it though, something is driving me to find Pasquehela. I’m not even sure if that is the real name… but it is the name that was shown to me via enunciation but not spelling. The spelling is my translation.
Pasquehela is a very ancient Soul… Here are some visuals to help bring His Soul to life. When He came to me, I understood that He probably was not a person at all… but rather was brought to me in an image that I could understand and grasp on to. The vision showed me a young in love man of probably early 30′s maybe mid 20′s who came to me with a woman at His side. She also has an impact on me as I believe She was a Healer. They looked a lot like the photo below but lived in a canyon during ancient of times. They didn’t really look like this, just use your imagination and think back before non indigenous people made their impact. At some point I will discuss Her as well, as She has also had a profound impact on my life.
(Photo found at Sons of the South)
This sketch so resembles the image I have, yet it’s still not ancient enough I just cannot get the feel of modern weaponry in His coming.
Apache Indian Legends…
(Someones creative image of “Holy Boy)
Creation and Emergence Legend
“It is dark in the underworld before the emergence. Dissatisfied, Holy Boy decides there should be light. He tries without success to make the sun and moon, using specular iron ore and pollen.
He tries again and again, using many different materials, but is unsuccessful. Whirlwind, who spies on the hactcin, tells Holy Boy that White Hactcin has the sun, and he should get it from him.
White Hactcin tells Holy Boy that Black Hactcin has the moon, and Holy Boy is able to acquire it as well. The hactcin instruct Holy Boy in the ritual acts of creating the sun and moon. When the song rituals are complete the sun and moon rise, bringing light to the underworld.
The many medicine people living in the lower world immediately claim responsibility for creating the sun and moon, arguing fiercely with one another. The hactcin warn them to be silent for four days, but the medicine people ignore the warning. On the fourth day, the sun rises to the center of the sky. Because the medicine people continue to argue, it goes through the hole in the center of the sky into the present earth. Only faint light comes through into the lower world. The Jicarilla identify this incident with solar
The hactcin challenge the boasting medicine people to bring back the sun and moon. The medicine people demonstrate their considerable abilities, but nothing they do brings back the sun and moon. Next, all the birds and animals are challenged to try. Each animal comes forward and offerssome kind of food. The hactcin accept all their offerings as useful items, but the sun and moon remain in the world above.
Finally, the hactcin direct the representation in sand (sandpainting) of a world bordered by four mountains. The mountains are represented by four differently colored piles of sand. On each mountain are placed leaves of the trees and seeds of the fruits that will grow upon it. The people sing and pray as the mountains begin to grow. Eventually the mountains grow together, forming a single mountain.
The hactcin choose 12 medicine people, painting and costuming them so that six represent summer and six represent winter. The hactcin choose six more medicine people as clowns (the Jicarilla word for clown translates “striped excrement”). The clowns are painted white all over with black stripes across the face, chest, and legs. Their hair is formed into two horns, painted white with four black stripes. Jicarilla clowns are powerful healers.
When the mountain has grown nearly to the sky, Fly and Spider are sent to the world above. They bring back four rays of the sun, from which the hactcin construct a ladder of 1 2 steps. Animals sent up the ladder report that the world above is full of water. The hactcin go up into the world and prepare the earth for others to enter. The emergence proceeds from this point, the clowns first, laughing to scare away anything that will cause illness.
Then the hactcin emerge, followed by First Man and First Woman. Next come the 12 medicine people, followed by all the people and animals. Finally two old people try to enter the world, but the ladders are now worn out and they cannot climb them. They call for help, but there is no way for them to emerge.
The old people angrily proclaim they will remain in in the underworld, but that those who have emerged must some day return, thus designating the underworld as the place of death.
The Lipan Apache Indians have a similar emergence story. In the Lipan version Killer-of-Enemies, identifed as the Sun, is a principal creator and culture hero. Killer-of-Enemies seems to be synonymous with Child-of-the-Water, the child of Changing Woman, who is identified as the Moon and Thunder. Child-of-the-Water is a name rarely used. In Lipan stories Killer-of-Enemies has a younger brother known as Wise One.
The Chiricahua and Mescalero Apache Indians do not have an emergence story. Their creation story begins with the flooding of a world that seems in retrospect to have fallen into malevolence. These stories proceed to the creative efforts of White Painted Woman and Child-of-the-Water who, rather than Killer-of-Enemies, is the dominant culture hero.
The western Apache Indians seldom tell the emergence story. More commonly they begin with a brief account of the creation of the earth, moving on quickly to the slaying of monsters.
Sacha Runa a very interesting approach to healing the World.
Healer “Beautiful Painted Arrow” although looks not too much like Pasquehela, does in fact appear to be touch by Him. This photo of Beautiful Painted Arrow conjures images of the Spirit Guide.
This “doll” could be an aging Pasquehela – if indeed the soul lived long enough in a body to become aged Which is not what I was shown in my vision. The man who came to me was much younger when He went home.
The Apaches of Aravaipa Canyon
(Chief Capitan Chiquito Bullis)
In trying to find images that reflected my vision I came across this account of the history of Aravaipa Canyon. The canyon looks similar to the one in my vision. Probably not the same one, but it is of a similar composition. I have never been to Aravaipa Canyon and had never looked at photos of it until after my vision. I found it profound. Having found this website dedicated to the canyon’s early people, I am dumbfounded. Chief Chiquito’s eyes reflect the knowing and understanding that one would see in the Spirit Guides eyes or feel from the touch of His Soul.
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