Travels in America, Part 1: Arizona by Hans Brockhuis

We are the ones we have been waiting for! ~ Hopi Elders’ Prophecy

Three_Hopi_Indian_kachina_dolls,_ca.1900_(CHS-4047)Hopi Indian Kachina Dolls

Have you ever read the book by John Steinbeck about his travels with his dog Charley, in search of the true America? I did many years ago, and remembering this it somehow triggered me to one day travel to the U.S. with my wife. I was also in search of promising and overwhelming landscapes, of people, animals, and the way of living, as well as anything that would come our way. The main reason, though, was to enter on a spiritual journey to the New World. I’ve had a desire for many years to try and meet the Hopi Nation. Not as a tourist, but in an endeavor to get to the core of this fascinating people. Furthermore I wanted to visit Myriah Krista Walker of

Here’s part one.


It sure is a long way from Amsterdam via Washington to Phoenix Arizona. I am not fond of flying; it always causes a knot in my stomach and my heart isn’t all too happy as well. At some point I have a conversation with Judith, our daughter, who lives at the other side of the veils. She cheers me up and helps me feel better, which is a great relief. And yes I looked for the proverbial angel flying with us on the wing, but no, that was not the case.

At long last the stewardess with the perpetual smile frozen on her face picks up the remains of the junk food meal. At the same time, the plane plunges at least 50 yards down an air pocket, suddenly giving me a view of a formation in the geology of the northern Arizona desert. While the captain apologizes and informs us that the landing procedure for Phoenix Airport has been initialized, I realize in a flash that I have just observed the special landmark of First Mesa in the Hopi Indian Reservation on which the ancient Hopi village of Walpi is located.

At least 50 years before I read about it in a book for boys. In the book a young Hopi boy, living in the pueblo village of Walpi, climbs to the highest point in the area, where he receives, while meditating, contact with the Great Spirit, the Supreme Being. Much later, long after this boy’s dream is long gone from my system, I again read about the Hopi people and the special place this tribe occupies in the conglomerate of nations who are sometimes collectively called “Native Americans.” Gradually a deep longing develops inside me to get in touch with these people; not as a tourist but on a deeper level. The Hopi have, as we know, a message for the world and I would very much like to have Running Fox become a vehicle for that. But what will be required to establish contact?

I know that the Hopi act rather aloof, and keep—understandably—prying eyes at bay. You and I would not like to sit in a cage like monkeys in a zoo to be observed, would you? In order to establish contact, a reader of mine from New Mexico advised me to visit Sedona, Arizona, and consult her soul mate, a certain Bob, the manager of Raven’s Nest, a Native American gift shop in that town.


The day after arriving in Phoenix, we stop at a roadside rest place and happen to have our first contact with Hopi people. A classroom in transit is there and for the first time we meet in the flesh with these special people. I have a conversation with a woman who says she knows me! Talking about spirituality, it turns out she is a reader of the Running Fox Papers! Speaking of coincidences.

Not much later we arrive in Sedona. We settle in at the Sky Ranch Lodge with a pretty view over the city and the famous red rocks. We meet Terry and Claudia, whom we met a year before in Delphi, Greece. While talking to them over there and asking them about their usual whereabouts, I got a  hunch they were from Sedona, which indeed is the case. Now tomorrow Terry will show us around Sedona and the surrounding environment, including Raven’s Nest, at the foot of the very hill we are staying.

Unfortunately Raven’s Nest is closed that day. Together with Terry, we drive to an art gallery where they sell silver Hopi goods. Terry had worked there some time ago and so he knew the saleswoman very well. The goods they sell are very beautiful, although dear. But we buy a silver “Running Fox” which always sits near the computer where the Running Fox website lives. Furthermore we visit some other art and gift shops where we have an aura reading by Zeffi Kefala, originally from Greece, of Ancient Healing.

A day later Raven’s Nest is open. Ponytailed owner Bob is a pleasant man, but to my question about the Hopi, he says with a smile that he unfortunately cannot help me. With a twinkle in his eye, however, he advises us to wait. We peruse around a bit and soon a Native man arrives who, after a pleasant chat, indeed is able to answer my big question. We would be well advised to proceed to the Hopi Museum on Second Mesa, at the Hopi Reservation. The female director there will undoubtedly be able to help us. To say I am extremely grateful is an understatement.

To be continued.

Copyright © 2014 by Hans Brockhuis


Here’s a short video history of the Hopi people:

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About Hans Brockhuis

Hans Brockhuis is a Dutch lightworker, writer and translator. His bilingual website: Running Fox Pages features spiritual work of himself and others. Working as a translator and editor, he has been and is active in processing various publications, either in English, Dutch or German. See his portfolio here. If you are interested to follow what Running Fox is offering, you may subscribe to his newsflashes. Simply send an e-mail to this address mentioning “subscribe Running Fox” in the subject line.

8 Responses

  1. Karen

    I loved the story and information on Hopi Indians, all of the stories that come from the heart and soul of either Hans or John are always so heart felt and full of continual spiritual growth.
    Thre video was also such an additional touch to the beautiful story.

    • Hans

      Thank you Karen. Glad you liked it. In one of my next postings there will be much more about the Hopi.
      Wish you well, Hans

  2. Margaret

    I have enjoyed learning about the Hopi and look forward to the continuing story. Intrigued by the prophecy “We are the ones we have been waiting for”.

    Thank you Hans and John for the videos.

    Amazing how that corn thrives!

    Margaret x

    • Hans

      Thanks Margaret. In one of the sequels of this story you’ll find out about the fact that we indeed did meet the Hopi in their homeland. In addition I can tell you that on my website much more is to be found about Native Americans in general and the Hopi people in particular.

      Sending you Love,


  3. Barbara

    Loving the story so far and looking forward to part II.
    The video is amazing, thank you.

    • Hans

      Thank you Barbara. The video has been added by John.

      Wish you well,


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