At the meeting in 1948, Hopi leaders 80, 90 and even 100
years old explained that the Creator made the first
world in perfect balance where humans spoke one
language, but humans turned away from moral and
spiritual principles. They misused their spiritual powers
for selfish purposes. They did not follow nature’s rules.
Eventually the world was destroyed by sinking of land
and separation of land by what you would call major
earthquakes. Many died and only a small handful
Then this handful of peaceful people came into the second
world. They repeated their mistakes and the world was
destroyed by freezing which you call the great Ice Age.
The few survivors entered the third world. That world
lasted a long time and as in previous worlds, the people
spoke one language. The people invented many machines
and conveniences of high technology, some of which have
not yet been seen in this age. They even had spiritual
powers that they used for good. They gradually turned
away from natural laws and pursued only material things
and finally only gambled while they ridiculed spiritual
principles. No one stopped them from this course and the
world was destroyed by the great flood that many nations
still recall in their ancient history or in their religions.
The Elders said again only a small groups escaped and
came to this fourth world where we now live. Our world
is in terrible shape again even though the Great Spirit
gave us different languages and sent us to four comers of
the world and told us to take care of the Earth and all
that is in it.