The earth will give a great groan, a sound of birth, from west to east.Mr. Greene's words of caution can either be ignored or acted upon. One thing is certain and that is those who have the means to survive in the way of physical resources are already insulated from the most intense fears and less prone to panic and stress when a disruption comes about. As any good wilderness instructor will tell their students the first and most vital part of surviving comes from controlling panic and setting a series of small goals such as securing shelter, water and food in that order. Prophecy is an integral part of Mohawk history and culture. It remains to be seen if we will abide by these instructions or continue on as usual. Either way, the earth will have her say. Doug George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk, is the former editor of Akwesasne Notes, was a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Indian of the American Indian and the author of "Iroquois on Fire" among other books. He may be reached via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Related Stories:
Earthquakes will come about affecting the St. Lawrence River which will widen as will the Niagara River.
Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse will be damaged by the quakes while the Moses-Saunders dam west of Cornwall, Ontario will break.
The Mississippi River will rise and divide the country with a 50 mile water gap.
The oceans will rise with attendant damage to Boston, New York City, Washington and the entire state of Florida.
Volcanoes will explode sending heavy ash throughout the world and blocking the sun for three days. This will lead to a stoppage in the earth's revolution and then a shifting of the polar axis with the northern hemisphere becoming very warm.
Earthquakes will cause tsunamis which will strike Europe; these will be of particular severity in Indonesia, California, Peru and west Africa. Japan will be largely submerged as will Texas but Hawaii will be safe but there will be a break between North and South America.
People need to have seeds ready and to secure water and shelter away from the river valleys and into the hills.
The earth's magnetic field will be disrupted which will confuse birds and other animals while the fish in the oceans perish because of the volcanoes.
There is much more but the essence of the message is for people to take care of their own families and store enough resources to survive through what promises to be a prolonged disruption in the economy and the normal ways in which we now live.
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