Bluemont, VA – Dennis Banks, American Indian Movement (AIM) co-founder, held a sacred prayer pipe ceremony Saturday (Sept. 27) at the Paleo-Indian Site found in Bluemont VA after concluding AIM’s 2014 “Ride to Reverse Diabetes” in Washington D.C. Dennis Banks, 78 years old, led the 18,000 mile run across America educating Americans about reversing diabetes. The “Ride to Reverse Diabetes” began on Aug. 23 from Seattle WA and San Francisco, Los Angeles & San Diego, Calif. and ended Saturday, Sept. 27 in Washington D.C. by the White House. Following the conclusion of the “Ride to Reveres Diabetes” campaign, a small contingent visited the sacred ceremonial Paleo-Indian site in Northern Virginia. Paleo-Indian site guardians Chris (Comeswithclouds) White and René White (Feather) are custodians of the site which dates last used 10,470 years ago (see Thermoluminescence Dating)
Chris gave the AIM elders and young leaders a tour of the concentric rings, the sacred alter, standing stones and other features of advanced knowledge left behind thousands of years ago. Following the tour, Banks led a sacred prayer pipe ceremony with the AIM group and Native American Church of Virginia to honor the sacred land and land legacy of this area’s ancestors.
Attending the sacred ceremony were: Dennis Banks, his daughter Darla Banks, nephew Adrian Sayers, granddaughter Mariah Lindsay, Leonard Seabolt, Mark Winslow, Bryan Halfday, Helen Wolfe, Kenneth Reid, Maria Pasho, Curt and Sheila Hansen, Diana Mullis and site guardians Chris & René White. Banks gave thanks to the thousands of people who supported the campaign and blessed him and his team of champions with hospitality, gas cards, food, shelter and friendship at various routes across America during the month-long campaign. Around the sacred fire, Banks also compassionately shared real stories about people whom he met across America who feel “hopeless,” many in wheel chairs and with no feet or legs. Banks said he dedicates the rest of his life to help reduce the suffering from diabetes while he balances that with his dedication ad love to his family, especially his grandchildren (grandchildren Mariah (below), daughter Darla (right)).
“I have never seen anyone more authentic about saving lives and concerned for his family than Dennis Banks,” said René Lumbee Indian and president of the Native American Church of Virginia. “While we are not members of AIM, like Dennis, we are called to help reduce the suffering in the world," she added. "We offered to help Dennis and he accepted. We don’t know all the next steps, but we know our steps will include praying and looking to non-profits, educators and others for help.”
Chris and René are involved in charitable work helping veterans, senior citizens, artists and many others. They are members of Oklevueha Native American Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and they are also officers with the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem for the United States and Priory of Indigenous Peoples Worldwide. Together they volunteer to connect people and resources, transforming suffering to healing. Following the sacred prayer pipe ceremony, Chris and René hosted the 15-member group for feast and fellowship.
The couple operates the Native American Church at their Sanctuary on the Trail, in the remote Virginia Blue Ridge Mountain. Their church’s vision is to “help leaders first,” “acknowledge the Indigenous of the Americas for their global contributions,” and “reduce suffering in the world.” Before leaving the D.C. area, Banks was scheduled to visit members of Congress and present them with a national diabetes policy. He decided to delay his meeting as he studies his research findings and develops a clear way ahead.
Commentary About the Diabetes Pandemic
“I see a garden growing in the desert. What was once dry and desolate, will abound with health, vitality and spiritual renewal. I see this as an opportunity for Native Peoples to unite at a family level, community level, tribal level, national level and global level, to return to their roots in the use of earth-based plant medicines and natural foods to lead the world in natural healing, which includes and is not restricted to diabetes. I see an opportunity for Native people to take ownership of self-health, which is also a responsibility to your people and to support each other towards the goal of healthy living. Living by example is their responsibility to their loved ones and unborn children. People take care of themselves not just for themselves, but their relations. This is a wake-up call. A call to action, starting with yourself, your family, your community and your people. This is in the area of health, and only the start of total healing. Behold a new nation.” – Chris (Comeswithclouds) White Cherokee Descendent and Elder/Roadman Oklevueha Native American Church of Virginia
The “Ride to Reverse Diabetes” is a cross-country motorcycle run to:
Canvas the roads across America and collect information on the affects of type 1 & 2 diabetes on indigenous people
Bring awareness of and conduct research into diabetes worldwide
Formulate a national policy that the U.S congress will enact and support
Convince the American public to join this war and halt and reverse this epidemic through forums, community actions, fitness programs and National events.
Thank You in Advance Thank you in advance for your generous contribution. In contributing you are helping advance and partnering with the ideal. Your contribution makes it possible for us help others who are suffering, because we believe suffering in the world is impossible to ignore.
Special Thanks Special shout out to David and Mary Ann Nalls of Nalls Farmers Market for donating 52 pounds of local Virginia grown apples for the AIM team to enjoy and share as they return home in all four directions.
Coming up this weekend (Sept. 12-14) on R&E: A Stonehenge-era stone circle discovered in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley may be the oldest such site found in North America and has great spiritual meaning for its discoverer. Watch the story now:
Bluemont, VA -- Chris (Comeswithclouds) White produced this video to “raise consciousness and public opinion of the indigenous.” “These people had faith and believed in two laws,” he says in the video commentary speaking of Indigenous Peoples. “They lived in knowledge of a spiritual reality. The indigenous are a witness two walking in love and faith. Living a sustainable lifestyle for thousands of years.” For more about the progress to preserve, protect and restore the Paleo-Indian site and the Native American Church of Virginia please visit www.SanctuaryontheTrail.org.
PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly will be airing an interview with us over this weekend (September 12th - 14th). It features Chris and Rene' White and the Paleo-Indian site in Clarke County, VA and compares our site with stone circles around the world, particularly Stonehenge. The producer is David Tereshchuk. The commentator who interviewed us is Lucky Severson. We are not sure when exactly during the weekend your local PBS station would be scheduling it, if indeed it does carry it. Most PBS local stations carry the broadcast but not every single one. It will also be available online of course, at www.pbs.org/religion from Friday September 12th.
Images of the filming in July with David, Lucky, Tony and Mark with PBS Ethics and Newsweekly.
"Does an "Outside Force" exist? Is there a thing such as a "Spiritual Draw?" Where does "Faith" come from? What do you really believe and have faith towards? These things are of a spiritual nature," explains Chris (Comeswithclouds) White in a video he posted about the Paleo-Indian site he found in Northern Virginia.
by Chris (Comeswithclouds) White Native American Church of Virginia
Is there something spiritual about the ceremonial Paleo-Indian site we found here? Professionals have been helping us investigate the site since 2010. There is evidence of intelligence left by a people more than 10,470 years ago here.
We are the site's guardians. Currently, we are preserving, protecting and restoring the site. To find out more about what has been accomplished so far, updates are online at:
The 15-Minute Interview is now online, featuring Dr. Eliezer Ben-Jospeh interviewing Chris and René White, of the Native American Church of Virginia, about the Paleo-Indian they found in Northern Virginia. "Natural Solutions Radio" recorded the live interview on Aug. 2 from Texas and streamed it globally.
Dr. Ben-Jospehhas been host of “Natural Solutions Radio” on KTSM 690 in El Paso, Texas for 13 years. His titles include: Sir, Professor, Eliezer Ben-Joseph N.D, D.Sc., M.D. (MA), (Medicina Alternativa).
Directions on how to play/listen to the radio interview.
BLUEMONT VA -- The music video filmed on the Paleo-Indian site has won 4th Place in the national flute contest hosted by Brent Haines & The Woodsounds Family. The video, calledPrayer Song: "Calling the Rain," Native American Flute by Alan Stanz received 763 views to win. "Indeed, many of the contestants have put tens of hours into the production of their four or five minute videos and it shows!" said Brent. "There are some truly spectacular productions in this collection. I am very proud of each of you." "Calling the Rain" Authentic and Spontaneous In the "Calling the Rain" video, Vietnam veteran and musician Alan Stanz age 73, stands where another people stood 10,470 years ago. Experts have authenticated the site where the video was filmed as Paleo-era. Alan is spontaneously playing a new song. His first recording. Not from a song sheet, but from his heart. As he begins to play, it begins to rain. This is a "one-shot" music video recorded on this spot. One take. One camera. One microphone. Authentic. Real. "We give thanks in all things. For this opportunity. For this song. For this knowledge. For this place. For the rain," said René White video production manager and her husband Chris White CEO of the Native American Church of Virgina. We at the Native American Church would like to give special thanks to the Avellino Studios for producing the video, Uber S'more Sound for the crisp sound and assistants Katie Stanz, Kara Stockwel and Emily Dean. And a huge thanks to Flutist Alan Stanz for creating this rare opportunity to include the Paleo-Indian site in a music video. "May Eagle's wings carry your good works and good intentions far. We are excited to be witness to the good you created with this video," added Chris and René.
"As he begins to play, it begins to rain."
Winners of the flute contest are: 1st Filemon Lopez 2nd Jake McCoy 3rd Alida Santandrea 4th Alan Stanz 5th Barbara Scott 6th Howard Leon 7th Russ Jones 8th Bob Carlson 9th Nichole Arrington Cochran 10th Frank Ravenwolf Henninger 11th Mike Sexton 12th Bill Huffman 13th Priscilla Rodrigues 14th Stephen Darnell Related Article: Winchester Star: "Local Flautist Sharing Music Online," by Stephen Nielsen (July 8, 2014)
The profound mystery of the advanced unified purpose of these ancient stone circle temples and ancient monument alignments is now coming to light through the research at hundreds of such sites worldwide. Popular awareness of ancient stone circles of Native American cultures is very slowly revealing itself.
The quartz crystalline content of these massive standing stones is well known for its piezoelectric properties, which enable the stones' conversion of acoustic energy into electric energy. Calcite and quartz are the two types of piezoelectric stone which have been extensively used throughout the diverse pyramid-building cultures of the world, to transduce the ambient electrical ground currents produced by solar flare activity into an internal electrical charge and an electromagnetic field that envelops the stone monuments.
These concentric stone circles represent the prime force of infrasound, the deep and all-penetrating universal 'Om' that is associated with the Creational essence and is concentrated by these standing stone monuments due to their geometric relationship with the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt.
The area including the rock circles was the location that drew Chris White in. When he was building his house, White said, he would often walk by the creek to take a break. There, "a still, small voice said, 'This land is important.' I didn't know what it meant, but I took it to heart," he said.
As White prepared to put his medicine wheel on the site, he realized that a circle of stones was there - actually, several concentric circles. "From my experience as a contractor, I knew that was not natural," he said. "I realized something was already here." -- Winchester Star Newspaper
"Ancient sacred sites are calling attuned healers into resonance, and we are responding to the call," Human Resonance.
Spout Run, Virginia (39.05°N 77.89°W) is 5,852 miles from Giza, or 23.5% of the Earth's mean circumference distance (of 24,892 miles). This sacred resonant distance is aligned with converging infrasound standing waves in a pattern shared by all such monuments and all other sacred temples and pyramids worldwide - with the giant Stonehenge monument sitting precisely at the 9.0% distance, while Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth sit exactly along the resonant 10.0% distance.
The most dramatic effects witnessed and prophecied by the pyramid-builders themselves include the flare-up of giant HHO plasma plumes above the Great Pyramid of Giza, in formations only recently documented by modern scientists as red sprites. The Mayan/Aztec, Apache and Hopi wisdom traditions foretell of the return of our planet to a state of high-resonance, during at time refered to as the Red Dawn, when the skies will glow red with intense auroral activity as the culmination of the dramatic astronomical events of December 22, 2012.
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