Sunday, July 20, 2008

an instrument of sound

Palöngawhoya, traveling throughout the earth, sounded out his call as he was bidden. All the vibratory centers along the earth's axis from pole to pole resounded to his call; the whole earth trembled; the universe quivered in tune. Thus he made the whole world an instrument of sound, and sound an instrument for carrying messages, resounding praise to the creator of all.

(Palöngawhoya is one of the twins created by Kókyangwúti, the Spider Woman charged with creating life and movement on Earth in the Hopi creation myth. From the Book of the Hopi by Frank Waters from source material by Oswald White Bear Fredericks.)

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