The Blue Star of the Hopi

In the beginning, calendars had days, weeks, and months, but not years. Those were only added after the flood of Noah’s days, and the reason they were added was to be able to track when the next catastrophe was expected. One of those catastrophes is the “blue sun”.

The accuracy of the Hopi prophecies have added credence to their stories of their past. One of them involves a Kachina doll related to what they call the “blue star.” Without knowing the name in the original language with the original emphases, it is impossible to do an accurate translation. The only way to understand what it means in practice is to read the account of someone who has been through it in the past. We have one such account, as related in the book “The Winds of Change: Climate, Weather, and the Destruction of Civilizations” by Eugene Linden.

Beginning on page 57, Linden quotes Joel Gunn, an anthropologist at the University of North Carolina, who recounts a letter from a praetorian prefect – equivalent to a governor of a state in the U.S. – Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator, who wrote:

“Just as there is a certain security in noting seasons recurring at their proper times, so likewise we are filled with great curiosity when such event seem to be altered. What sort of of experience is it, I ask you, to look upon the principal star and not to perceive its usual light? To look upon the moon – the decoration of the night – in all its fullness but without its natural splendor? We all perceive a blue colored sun. We wonder that at noon bodies do not have shadows, that the strongest heat has reached the inertia of extreme tepidity, because – not by the momentary failure of an eclipse, but for the space of an entire year – it has failed to be fixed in its course….Thus we had winter without storms, spring without moderate temperature, summer without heat. How can we hope for a temperate climate when the months which could have ripened the fruits froze them instead by its northern blasts? How can the earth provide fertility if it is not warmed by the summer months? How can the grain sprout of the soil has had no rain?”

Linden continued, “In fact, the answer to Cassiodorus’s question is that grain couldn’t sprout, crops were ruined, and people died by the millions.” And, it might be added, the Roman Empire collapsed.

In the next paragraph, Linden quotes, “David Keys, author of Catastrophe: An Investigation into the Origins of the Modern World, the cause of this particular crisis is revealed in other accounts from the era. A Roman official wrote of a “dry fog” and frigid temperatures. A Roman historian wrote of a “dim sun” that remained darkened for eighteen months. From the British Isles came accounts of “colored rain”‘ from a Chinese history there are accounts of “yellow dust that rained down like snow” and could be picked up by the handful.”

Linden goes on to speculate on the cause of the “blue sun” and the range of possibilities, all based on a one-time event, but according to the Hopi, this is a fallacy: it is a recurring event not related to comet strikes or volcanoes.

And according to the Hopi, it is due to return about now.

Another of those is the burning comet called “the destroyer” in every language that knows about it. We will look at it in the next post.