The prophecy of the eagle and the Condor is told by many native nations in the western hemisphere. Ancient Native Americans believe that humans have been divided into two groups. One group followed the path of the Eagle and the other of the Condor. While it is uncertain when and the legend of the Eagle and the Condor originated, it appears to have come the Amazon some 2,000 years ago.
Prophecy says that “Back in the mists of history, human societies followed two routes. The peoples of the Eagle followed the path of mind, science, technology and industry. The Condor peoples followed the path of the heart, passion, intuition and spiritual connections with nature. ”He goes on to explain that for centuries they would never meet. Then, in the Fourth Pachacuti (in Quichua, the language of the Andes, an interval of five hundred years), which began around 1500 AD in our calendar, their paths would cross; the eagle would almost lead the Condor to extinction. But not quite. The prophecy says that five hundred years later, at the beginning of the Fifth Pachacuti - now - the opportunity arises for the Eagle and the Condor to fly together and mate.
History confirms the first prophecy. Colombo, 1492. The Eagle entered Condor territory and almost exterminated the indigenous peoples. But not quite.
Now, five hundred years later, the prophecy is being fulfilled again. The Eagle and the Condor are coming together to create a higher consciousness. Is happening! Indigenous teachers invited us to learn their ways. There is a deep interest in traditional nature-based wisdom and shamanism among industrialized people around the world.
The coronavirus is giving us a new perspective and a new opportunity to fulfill the Eagle and Condor Prophecy. Many people at Eagle, including scientists, politicians and business leaders, emphasize that medical technology will prevail; we will find a vaccine to prevent future outbreaks; human ingenuity will dominate nature; and we’ll be back to “business as usual”. Many people at Condor maintain that Pachamama is sending a strong message that we must make radical changes to the way we live, govern ourselves and conduct business; we are showing that “business as usual” is ultimately self-destructive; and we must change to a “new normal”.
The good news is that more and more people who have spent most of our lives predominantly as Eagles or as Condor are now spreading our wings to fly together. As I talk to people - virtually - and participate in online events, I hear repeatedly that this virus is telling us to reexamine who we are as individuals and as species. The message that hurricanes, earthquakes, fires and other “once in a hundred years” events that now happen every year or more have failed to transmit now is being heard around the world - because of the coronavirus.
Once, we were pleased to know that if we survived the hurricane, earthquake or other catastrophe, within a week or two, help the “outside” world would arrive: bottled water, food, medical aid. Now we know: there is no “external” world.
In a recent webinar call, an MD participant said: “We will undoubtedly create a coronavirus vaccine and yet we must now admit that we can expect the unexpected to happen again in the future - unless we keep in mind the lessons we are learning and changing our priorities “.
She went on to explain something that I hear today many people in the communities. People around the world have come to understand that our future survival as a species - at least in a world we would recognize - depends on combining the rationality of the mind with the intuition of the heart. They recognize that science has only a few answers and that our willingness to listen to nature's messages leads us to other answers. Both are essential. Our successful navigation in the future depends on balance; we simply must honor both,
We humans can see ourselves belonging to one nation or the other, but, ultimately, we are all citizens of this Living Land. This fact was recently expressed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres:
“The fury of the virus illustrates the madness of war,” he said on March 23, 2020. “That is why today I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in every corner of the world. It is time to put the armed forces into conflict and focus on the real struggle of our lives. "
This virus is telling us that it is time for Eagle and Condor, mind and heart, to rise together, mate and produce a new offspring: higher consciousness.
About John Perkins
John is one of the founders and board member of Dream Change & The Pachamama Alliance, non-profit organizations dedicated to establishing a world that future generations will want to inherit and the author of the best-seller the NY Times, Confessions Of An Economic Hitman.