Friday, October 17, 2014

Who were the Anasazi/Hopi? (video)

Xochitl, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly; History Scholar (History Channel)
The Grand Canyon, where Buddhism first took hold in North America (wiki)
"Mystery of the Anasazi" (secret ancient history documentary)
Native American chief, Sioux, Lakota, 1899 (W)
In the American Southwest, there is no more puzzling mystery than the magnificent Tibetan-style stone cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde. Why did the Anasazi Indians (Hopi/Ancestral Puebloans) suddenly move their villages to these perilous cliffs in the 13th century?

Was it drought? Invading tribes? An insidious problem from within that may have caused them to turn to fierce warfare and even cannibalism to survive? In search of answers, the intrepid explorer and survival expert Josh Bernstein travels from Mesa Verde, Colorado, to remote canyons in Utah where the Anasazi took refuge.

MAP: Anasazi sites in Southwest U.S.
Piecing together the story from both archaeologists and Native Americans, he finally ends up in this search for the truth in the eerie and desolate ruins of the Anasazi's greatest cultural center -- Chaco Canyon (National Historical Park).
Puebloan "Anasazi Abbey," original Potala Palace of the Americas (WQ/History Channel)
    Hopi "Potala Palace" pueblo, Walpi, Arizona (Ansel Adams/wiki/
    Buddhist Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet (Martin Gray/
    Who were the "visitors from the sky" in ancient Anasazi legends? (History Channel)

    1 comment:

    Hendon Harris said...

    If a very large ancient Chinese "White Horse" were to be found in North America could it be possibly tied to a religiously significant horse to ancient China?

    For there to be any connection at all one must first understand that Afghanistan monks brought Buddhism to China for the first time in 68 CE. They brought the manuscripts containing the Buddhist teachings that would be taught in China from that time on on the back of a "White Horse". To forever commemorate that event it was The Horse (Not the Monks) that were honored.
    A temple was erected in Dunhuang, China in 386 CE to honor that event. It was called then and still called to this very day "The White Horse Pagoda". In Buddhism symbolism is quite important. The monks that brought Buddhism were not honored in naming the temple. It was their horse. However, it really wasn't/isn't about the horse either. It was the event. It was the fact that Buddhism was brought to China in 68 CE and since then has had a major influence on Chinese culture since then.

    Google: "White Horse Pagoda, China"

    Assuming a huge ancient Chinese white horse image should be found in North America which dates back to approximately the 5th century CE when a Chinese historical document records an introductory Buddhist mission trip to a land the Chinese had known as Fu Sang for thousands of years, could that N American White Horse also be a symbol of Buddhism being introduced into this New Land (North America) as it was originally used to honor the introduction of Buddhism into China just a few centuries earlier?

    Remember, it's not about the Chinese horse with ancient Chinese saddle technology.
    It's about the SYMBOLISM! The original ancient Chinese White Horse is the symbol of the spread of Buddhism into ancient China.

    Is it possible that this same symbol could have also been used for the spread of Buddhism into Fu Sang?

    For images of the Giant Chinese White Horse in North America Google: "Hendon's
    Horse" or "The Harris Horse" for an image of this horse carving in Wyoming that spreads
    done into Colorado. It is huge!

    Is it possible that this North American horse is also "The Baima" or White Horse that is featured on the temple grounds in China honoring the White Horse there?

    Missionary monks from Gandhara (Afghanistan) originally brought Buddhism to China in 68 CE.
    In 386 CE the White Horse Pagoda was built in Dunhuang, China.
    In 458 CE according to the historic Imperial Chinese record another group of Gandharan monks departed China to take Buddhism to Fu Sang for the first time. Google: "Pale Ink" or
    "Gods from the Far East" by Henriette Mertz for a free online account of this record.

    For those of you counting that was only 72 years after the White Horse Pagoda was built in China.

    Are these two locations related? I believe they very well may be. Remember, this is not about the White Horse/s. It's about what these White Horses "Baima" represent!