Picture: Credo Mutwa Village, Soweto
I have to admit that I am highly curious about all types of prophecies. When I was a kid living in California I would always hear things about it falling into the water some day...Back then I had this image of hearing some loud cracking and boom!! off into the water! Now, I think that the rising tides from iceberg meltdowns may actually swallow up the coast of California, little by little...Don't panic - not like I have any evidence to confirm this other than just what is happening to a tiny island in the Pacific called Tuvalu and the melting icebergs up north -not much evidence at all... really...
In a conversation with a friend she brought up that three times (things happen in threes)she has heard that the continent of Africa is expecting an influx of Afrikans from America in the near future. It reminds me of a prophecy I heard filmed of a conversation with Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa, a South African Priest/Shaman. The prophecy said that in the year 2012 all of Afrika's lost children will return to her. Now the Mayan calendar says something significant will happen in 2012 as well.
If this prophecy is true, I wonder what it would be that would FINALLY make us Afrikans in America decide to leave? I wonder if WE will decide to leave or will We be forced to leave? I mean a lot of horrible things have happened to us here and we are still here...Maybe something will occur that will be like the last straw - you know the one that broke the camel's back. Perhaps it will just be a natural disaster... Who knows...to be honest I have thought about leaving here because I want to experience living on the continent. The only reason I haven't left yet is I don't want to go there without a way to contribute (you know a job/useful skill, some savings, etc...) BUT you never know...opportunities arise at any moment.
I am just curious to see if anyone else has heard anything...
"My grandfather taught me that there are many ways by which one can reach the ultimate truth that is at the full extent of one’s mental powers. He told me that I could either do it painfully by depriving myself of food and drink and by causing my body to suffer as much as possible, or I could do it through the medium of joy, of happiness and ecstasy. I chose to experiment with both these two ways. Sometimes I fasted and tortured my body until I felt like a prisoner undergoing savage interrogation. Sometimes I used the joyous way, as it is called, in which I sat down and thought only beautiful thoughts and ate pure food sparingly and drank only pure cool water and that also very sparingly.
Strange vistas opened in my mind. I no longer was afraid of the fearsome visions that I saw; rather I worked with them, and saw them as useful guides which greatly strengthened and broadened my perception, not only of the world in which I lived, but also of the entire cosmos.
My grandfather told me that a sangoma must be able to draw knowledge from what he called “the Hidden Lake.” There is, he said, a huge unseen lake somewhere in the spirit world where all the knowledge of the universe ”past, present, and future” is to be found.
“Knowledge lives in that lake in the form of little silver fishes,” my grandfather said. “You must never never again say that you do not know something. You must just ask the lake, the unseen lake, to provide you with the knowledge that you seek. You are a Child of God, you were created by God. Even the Christians tell you, ‘All things are possible.’ Because you are a tiny tiny fragment of God Almighty, all things are possible to you also.” This is what my grandfather taught me."
--Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa