Cultural Code Words of the Hopi People
Paradise Valley, AZ (PRWEB) July 24, 2006
The oral history of Arizona’s Hopi Indians tell them that they were the first human beings to inhabit the North and South American continents, and that they arrived from Asia aboard large rafts, island-hopping across the Pacific Ocean from Asia…not by the land bridge that once connected Alaska and Siberia.
In this provocative book, author Boye Lafayette De Mente's account of their arrival (apparently in what is now Guatemala), splitting up into groups and going in different directions to populate the two continents is so detailed that it is hard to believe that their history is no more than myths concocted for some ulterior purpose.
Known for his cultural-insight books on China, Japan, Korea and Mexico, De Mente uses key Hopi words as windows to reveal the traditional beliefs, customs and spirit of the Hopi people.
One of the most astounding things in the oral history of the Hopis is a graphic description of the cataclysmic changes that occurred to the surface of the earth when the magnetic North and South Poles switched.
Modern-day scientists say this event actually has occurred several times—the last time approximately one million years ago!
Just as astounding in the story of the Hopi is their tradition of prophecies and their incredible accuracy. They not only foresaw the coming of Europeans, they also detailed the arrival of railroads, airplanes and world wars.
"Cultural Code Words of the Hopi People" covers the Hopi story of how they populated the North and South American continents, and why they chose the barren, rocky mesas of northern Arizona as their final homeland. The word Hopi means “People of Peace.”
The book is available to consumers (in both digital and paperback versions) from Amazon.com and other online booksellers, and to the book trade from Ingram Book Company and Baker & Taylor.