GRANDFATHER STALKING WOLF
Vision of the Four Signs
Quest"....Copyright Tom Brown Jr.
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-- for permission to use this excerpt, and promise to make any adjustments
Tom or Deb may deem wise on Behalf of Grandfather. I am attempting to promote
Tom's writing in a powerful way, as well as getting Tom's message out to
people who might never be exposed to it.
This website is centered around this
vision.... and attempts to track our progress toward it, or
healing the earth from it, through Internet contacts I have made. This website
is dedicated to Grandfather, whose voice I was privileged to have heard in
At one of Tom Brown's recent classes last year (1997),
he told students
about the current status of the 104 prophecies
given by Stalking Wolf. To
date, 99 of these have come true. From the time
that the 100th prophecy is
fulfilled, the red sky prophecy's fulfillment is
purported to be seven to ten
years beyond that date.
"Tom Brown Jr.,
is an outdoorsman raised in southern New Jersey. The Pine Barrens, an enormous
natural wilderness, was his backyard during his boyhood. When he was eight
years old, Tom met another boy, named Rick, who was to become his closest
friend. Rick's grandfather, Stalking Wolf -- an Apache Indian, took on the
task of teaching these two young boys the ways of the Indian. They were taught
to track, hunt, fish, build, and survive off the land as the Indian has for
thousands of years. They acquired skills long neglected, and as a result
of ten years of Stalking Wolf's tutoring, they became almost unique individuals
in the modern world."
"In the fall of 1978 The Tracker, a book about Tom's youth was published,
with a condensed version appearing in Reader's Digest in November 1978. As
a result, Tom Brown Jr. received national attention, and his small survival
school began to grow. By 1980, Tom was teaching classes of up to a hundred
students in three and four day seminars from coast-to-coast the year around.
He teaches not only the basic skills of survival and tracking, but also an
approach -- a philosophy toward the Earth, which he feels is as important
as the skills themselves."
Stalking Wolf died in 1970, and Rick died -- as his Grandfather accurately
predicted -- in a horseback riding accident involving a white horse.
"Stalking Wolf was a man in awe of Jesus Christ." Must to the surprise
of many of my white friends, Stalking Wolf was a prophet -- a true prophet
-- the kind that 100% of his prophecies come true.
In his book THE QUEST, Tom stated that "More than any person -- prophet,
religious leader, or psychic -- I have ever met, Grandfather's prophecies,
on both a major and a minor scale, came true exactly at the time, and exactly
as prophesied. With that record I could not help but feel the impact of these
prophecies on my life."
He continued, "Grandfather could foretell the future with tremendous accuracy.
Not only could he precisely tell us what would happen in the next moment,
day, week, or year, but with the same accuracy he could predict the possible
futures for ten years and more away."
VISION OF THE FOUR SIGNS
Tom continues, "Out of all of the personal and Major prophecies that
Grandfather foretold, there are four that stand out above all the rest. It
is these four that mark the destruction of man and life on Earth as
we know it to exist now." Yet Grandfather said we could still change things,
even after the first two prophecies come true, but that there could be no
turning back after the third." This vision was given to the old Apache in
the 1920s, and Tom met him when he was in his eighties, and had traveled
the western hemisphere -- from the frozen north to Tierra del Fuego at the
southern tip of South America -- for 67 years. That was in 1962.
Tom wrote in The Quest, "The urgency I feel, now more than ever, is a
direct result of the second, impossible prophecy coming true. It is the reason
I teach, sometimes with a certain desperation, and constantly with a sense
that we are quickly running out of time." Grandfather taught, "The Earth
is dying. The destruction of man is close, so very close, and we must
all work that path of destruction. We must pay for the sins of our grandfathers
and grandmothers [Editor's note: a concept taught in Christian scripture]
for we have long been a society that kills its grandchildren to feed its
grandchildren. There can be no rest, and we cannot run away; far too many
in the past have run away. It is very easy to live the spiritual life away
from man, but the truth of the Vision, in spiritual life, can be tested and
become a reality when lived near society."
CHILDREN OF THE EARTH
Tom asked , "How do I know that we are so close to destruction?" "I had
a vision," Grandfather said. "It was a vision of the destruction of man.
But man was given four warnings to that destruction, two of which gave man
a chance to change his ways and two of which would give the children of the
Earth time to escape the Creator's
"How will I know these warnings, these signs?" Tom asked. Grandfather
continued "They will be obvious to you and those who listen to the Spirit
of the Earth but to those who live within the flesh and know only flesh,
there is no knowing and no understanding. When these signs, these warnings
and prophecies, are made manifest, then you will understand the urgency of
what I speak. Then you will understand why people must not just work for
their own spiritual rapture, [Editor's note: Rapture meaning spiritual peace]
but to bring that rapture to the consciousness of modern man." Tom later
wrote in his book The Quest, "Grandfather was in his forties, and had been
wandering for several years when the vision of the four signs were given
He had just finished his third Vision Quest at the Eternal Cave when the
Vision made itself known. He had been seated at the mouth of the cave, awaiting
the rising sun, when the spirit of the warrior appeared to him. He felt as
if he were in a state somewhere between dream and reality, sleep and wakefulness,
until the spirit finally spoke and he knew that it was not his imagination.
The spirit called Grandfather's name and beckoned him to follow. As Grandfather
stood, he was suddenly transported to another world. Again he thought that
he was dreaming, but his flesh could feel the reality of this place; his
senses knew that this was a state of abject reality but in another time and
"The spirit warrior spoke to Grandfather, saying, 'These are the things
yet to come that will mark the destruction of man. These things you may never
see, but you must work to stop them and pass these warnings on to your
grandchildren. They are the possible futures of what will come if man does
not come back to the Earth and begin to obey the laws of Creation and the
Creator. There are four signs, four warnings, that only the children of the
Earth will understand. Each warning marks the beginning of a possible future,
and as each warning becomes reality, so too, does the future it marks.' With
that the spirit warrior was gone and Grandfather was left alone in this strange
"The world he was in was like nothing he had ever known. It was a dry
place, with little vegetation. In the distance he saw a village, yet it was
made out of tents and cloth rather than from materials of the Earth As he
drew closer to the village the stench of death overwhelmed him and he grew
sick. He could hear children crying, the moaning of elders, and the sounds
of sickness and despair. Piles of bodies lay in open pits awaiting burial,
their contorted faces and frail bodies foretelling of death from starvation.
The bodies appeared more like skeletons than flesh, their once dark brown
complexions now ash grey." [Editor's note: some may remember the emaciated
poster child for the Biafra African Famine fund raising campaign in he
"As Grandfather entered the village, the horror of living starvation struck
him deeper. Children could barely walk, elders lay dying, and everywhere
were the cries of pain and fear. The stench of death and the sense of
hopelessness overwhelmed Grandfather, threatening to drive him from the village.
It was then that an elder appeared to Grandfather, at first speaking in a
language that he could not understand. Grandfather realized as the elder
spoke that he was a spirit of a man, a man no longer of the flesh but a man
that had walked a spiritual path, possibly a shaman [Editor's note: Word
meaning "spiritual leader" from the language of the Aboriginal Evenki or
Tungus Peoples of Siberia] of his tribe. It was then that he understood what
the old one was trying to tell him."
"The elder spoke softly saying, 'Welcome to what will be called the land
of starvation. The world will one day look upon all of this with horror and
will blame the famine on the weather and the Earth. This will be the first
warning to the world that man cannot live beyond the laws of
Creator, nor can he fight Nature.
If the world sees that it is to blame for this famine, then a great lesson
will be learned. But I am afraid that the world will not blame itself but
that the blame will be placed on Nature. The world will not see that it created
this place of death by forcing these people to have larger families. When
the natural laws of the land were broken, the people starved, as Nature starves
the deer in winter when their numbers are too many for the land to bear."
"The old one continued. 'These people should have been left alone. They
once understood how to live with Earth, and their wealth was measured in
happiness, love, and peace. But all of that was taken away from them when
the world saw theirs as a primitive society. It was then that the world showed
them how to farm and live in a less primitive way. It was the world that
forced them to live outside the laws of creation and as a result it is now
forcing them to die.' The old man slowly began to walk away, back to death
"He turned one last time to Grandfather and said, 'This will be the first
sign. There will come starvation before and after this starvation, but none
will capture the attention of the world with such impact as does this one.
[Editor's note: the Biafra famine in the 70s captured the attention of the
world, but since then notwithstanding all of the media coverage, we have
all seemed to accept the famines in Africa and elsewhere as being something
natural and inevitable. Most people pay little (if any) attention to it --
much less contribute to feeding the hungry there, or even to our own hungry
here at home in the United States.] The Children of the Earth will
know the lessons that are held in all this pain and death, but the world
will only see it as drought and famine, blaming Nature instead of itself.'
With that the old one disappeared, and Grandfather found himself back at
the mouth of the Eternal Cave."
"Grandfather lay back on the ground, thinking about what he had witnessed.
He knew that it had been a Vision of the possible future and that the spirit
of the Warrior had brought him to it to teach him what could happen. Grandfather
knew that people all over the Earth were now starving, but why was this
starvation so critical, so much more important than the starvation that was
taking place now? It was then that Grandfather recalled that the tribal elder
had said that the entire world would take notice but that the world would
not learn the lessons of what the death and the famine were trying to teach.
The Children of the Earth would die in vain."
"In a state of physical and emotional exhaustion, Grandfather fell into
a deep sleep, but it was in this sleep that the warrior spirit appeared to
him again and brought the remainder of the first sign to completion. In this
dream the spirit spoke to Grandfather saying, 'It is during the years of
the famine, the first sign, that mall will be plagued by a disease, a disease
that will sweep the land and terrorize the masses. The doctors (white coats)
will have no answers for the people and a great cry will arise across the
land. The disease will be borne of monkeys, drugs, and sex. [Editor's Note:
this is very clearly the A.I.D.S. epidemic] It will destroy man from inside,
making common sickness a killing disease. Mankind will bring this disease
upon himself as a result of his life, his worship of sex and drugs, and a
life away from Nature. This, too, is a part of the first warning, but again
man will not heed this warning and will continue to worship the false gods
of sex and the unconscious spirit of drugs.' "
"The spirit continued, saying, 'The drugs will produce wars in the cities
of man, and the nations will arise against those wars, arise against that
killing disease. But the nations will fight in the wrong way, lashing out
at the effect [Editors Note: enslavement] rather than the cause. [Editors
note: secret predatory government] It will never win these wars until the
nation, until society, changes its values and stops chasing the gods of sex
and drugs.' " Click here for Editorial Comment
concerning the current "Drug Wars" that may bring this
"It is then in the years of the first sign, that man can change the course
of the probable future. It is then that he may understand the greater lessons
of the famine and the disease. It is then that there can still be hope. But
once the second sign of destruction appears, the Earth can only be healed
on a spiritual level. Only a spiritual healing can then change the course
of the probable futures of mankind. With that the warrior spirit let Grandfather
fall into a deep and dreamless sleep, allowing him to rest fully before any
more Vision was wrought upon him."
"Grandfather awoke at the entrance of the cave once again, the memory
of the warrior spirit vivid in his mind, the spirit's words becoming part
of his soul. When Grandfather looked out across the landscape, all had changed.
The landscape all had changed. The landscape appeared dryer, there was no
vegetation to be seen, and animals lay dying. A great stench of death arose
from the land, and the dust was thick and choking, the intense heat oppressive.
Looking skyward, the sun seemed to be larger and more intense; no birds or
clouds can be seen; and the air seemed thicker still. It was then that the
sky seemed to surge and huge holes began to appear. The holes tore with a
resounding, thunderous sound, and the very Earth, rocks, and soil shook.
The skin of the sky seemed to be torn open like a series of gaping wounds,
and through these wounds seeped a liquid that seemed like the oozing of an
infection, a great sea of floating garbage, oil, and dead fish. It was through
one of these wounds that Grandfather saw the floating bodies of dolphins,
accompanied by tremendous upheavals of the Earth and of violent storms."
"As he held fast to the trembling Earth his eyes fell from the sky, and
all about him, all at once, was disaster.
Piles of garbage reached to the skies, forests lay cut and dying, coastlines
flooded, and storms grew more violent and thunderous. With each passing moment
the Earth shook with greater intensity, threatening to tear apart and swallow
"Suddenly the Earth stopped shaking and the sky cleared. Out of
the dusty air walked the warrior spirit, who stopped a short distance from
Grandfather. As Grandfather looked into the face of the spirit he could see
that there were great tears flowing from his eyes, and each tear fell to
the Earth with a searing sound. The spirit looked at Grandfather for
a long moment, then finally spoke, saying, 'Holes in the sky.' Grandfather
thought for a moment, then in a questioning, disbelieving manner said, 'Holes
in the Sky?' And the spirit answered, saying, 'They will become the sign
of the destruction of man. The holes in the sky and all that you have seen
could become man's reality. It is here, at the beginning of this second sign,
that man can no longer heal the Earth with physical action. It is here
that man must heed the warning and work harder to change the future at hand.
But man must not only work physically, he must also work spiritually, through
prayer, for only through prayer can man no hope to heal the Earth and
"There was a long pause as Grandfather thought of to impossibility of
holes in the sky. Surely Grandfather knew that there could be a spiritual
hole, but a hole that the societies of Earth could notice would hardly seem
likely. The spirit drew closer and spoke again, almost in a whisper. 'These
holes are a direct result of man's life, his travel, and the sins of his
grandfathers and grandmothers. These holes, the second sign, will mark the
killing of his grandchildren and will become a legacy to man's life away
from Nature. It is the time of these holes that will mark a great transition
in mankind's thinking. They will then be faced with a choice, a choice to
continue the path of destruction or a choice to move back to the philosophy
of the Earth and a simpler existence. It is here that the decision must be
made, or all will be lost.' Without another word the spirit turned and walked
back into the dust."
"Grandfather spent the next four days at the cave entrance, though for
the next four days nothing spoke to him, not even the Earth. He said that
it was a time of great sorrow, of aloneness, and a time to digest all that
had taken place. He knew that these things would not appear in his life time,
but they had to be passed down to the people of the future, with the same
urgency and power with which they had been delivered to him. But he did not
know how he could explain these unlikely events to anyone. Surely the elders
and shamans of the tribes would understand but not society, and certainly
not anyone who was removed from the Earth and spirit. He sat for the four
full days, unmoving, as if made of stone, and his heart felt heavy with the
burden he now carried."
"It was at the end of the fourth day that the third Vision came to him.
As he gazed out onto the landscape toward the setting sun, the sky suddenly
turned back to a liquid and turned blood red. As far as his eyes could see,
the sky was solid red, with no variation in shadow, texture, or light. The
whole of creation seemed to have grown still, as if awaiting some unseen
command. Time, place, and destiny seemed to be in limbo, stilled by the bleeding
sky. He gazed for a long time at the sky, in a state of awe and terror, for
the red color of the sky was like nothing he had ever seen in any sunset
or sunrise. The color was that of man, not of Nature, and it had a vile stench
and texture. It seemed to burn the Earth wherever it touched. As sunset drifted
to night, the stars shone bright red, the color never leaving the sky, and
everywhere was heard the cries of fear and pain."
"Again the warrior spirit appeared to Grandfather, but this time as a
voice from the sky. Like thunder, the voice shook the landscape, saying,
'This, then, is the third sign, the night of the bleeding stars. It will
become known throughout the world, for the sky in all lands will be red with
the blood of the sky, day and night. It is then, with this sign of the third
probable future, that there is no longer hope. Life on Earth as man
has lived it will come to an end, and there can be no turning back, physically
or spiritually. It is then, if these are not changed during the second sign,
that man will surely now the destruction of Earth is at hand. It is
then that the children of the Earth must run to the wild places and hide.
For when the sky bleeds fire, there will be no safety in the world of man.'
"Grandfather sat in shocked horror as the voice continued. 'From this
time, when the stars bleed, to the fourth and final sign will be four seasons
of peace. [Ed. note: the Indian way of saying one year. The number 4 is sacred,
signifying a complete cycle] It is in these four seasons they must live deep
within the wild places and find a new home, close to the Earth and the Creator.
It is only the children of the Earth that will survive, and they must live
the philosophy of the Earth, never returning to the thinking of man. And
survival will not be enough, for the children of the Earth must also live
close to the spirit. So tell them not to hesitate if and when this third
sign becomes manifest in the stars, for there are but four seasons to escape.'
Grandfather said that the voice and the red sky lingered for a week and then
were gone as quickly as they were made manifest."
"Grandfather did not remember how many days he'd spent at the mouth of
the cave, nor did it make a difference, for he had received the Vision he
had come for. It was in the final night at the Eternal Cave that the fourth
vision came to Grandfather, this time carried by the voice of a young child.
The child spoke, saying, 'The fourth and final sign will appear through the
next ten winters following the night that the stars will bleed. During this
time the Earth will heal itself and man will die. For those ten tears the
children of the Earth must remain hidden in the wild places, make no permanent
camps, and wander to avoid contact with the last remaining forces of man.
THEY MUST REMAIN HIDDEN, like the ancient scouts and fight the urge to go
back to the destruction of man. Curiosity could kill many.'"
"There was a long silence, until Grandfather spoke to the child spirit,
asking, 'And what will happen to the worlds of man?' There was another period
of silence until finally the child spoke again. 'There will be a great famine
throughout the world, like man cannot imagine. Waters will run vile, the
poisons of man's sins running strong in the waters of the soils, lakes, and
rivers. Crops will fail, the animals of man will die, and disease will kill
the masses. The grandchildren will feed upon the remains of the dead, and
all about will be cries of pain and anguish. Roving bands of men will hunt
and kill other men for food, and water will always be scarce, getting scarcer
with each passing year. The land, the water, the sky will all be poisoned,
and man will live in the wrath of the Creator. Man will hide at first in
the cities, but there he will die. A few will run to the wilderness, but
the wilderness will destroy them, for Man will be destroyed, his cities in
ruin, and it is then that the grandchildren will pay for the sins of their
grandfathers and grandmothers.' "
"Is there then no hope? Grandfather asked. The child spoke again, 'There
is only hope during the time of the first and second signs. Upon the third
sign, the night of the bleeding, there is no longer hope, for only the children
of the Earth will survive. Man will be given these warnings: if unheeded,
there can be no hope, for only the children of the Earth will purge themselves
of the cancers of mankind, of mankind's destructive thinking. It will be
the children of the Earth who will bring a new hope to the society,
living closer to the Earth and spirit.' Then all was silent, the landscape
cleared and returned to normal and Grandfather stepped from the vision. Shaken,
he said he had wandered for the next season, trying to understand why he
had been chosen."
"Grandfather had related the story to me in great detail during that night
of the four prophecies. I don't think that any event had been left out, and
his emotions and thoughts were such that he actually relived it for us. Thus
the power of his vision became part of our spirit, our driving force, and
a big part of our fears. I sat a long time up on the hill. The fire had retired
for the night. Creation seemed to be at a standstill awaiting this darkest
part of the night to pass by. I felt alone and vulnerable, as if all creation
were scrutinizing my every thought. I had no idea what to do with what
Grandfather had given me through his Vision. How could I ever make a difference
or make anyone understand the Vision of another?"
"Grandfather had this Vision sometime in the 1920s, and it was now 1962,
still there were no great famines, and certainly no holes in the sky. I wondered
how we could ever tell if there was a hole in the sky, for certainly the
air was transparent and there could be no way to see a hole in the air. I
laughed to myself at a fleeting image of Chicken Little running around the
barnyard shouting, 'The sky is falling!' Certainly I would look just as insane,
going around shouting that there are holes in the sky. The whole thing seemed
so far fetched, so impossible. Granted, Grandfather had been right in all
of his other prophecies, but these were bizarre, even for him. Somewhere
in that thought I drifted off into what I thought was a sound sleep."
Then Tom related how he, himself, saw the same vision of the bleeding
stars that Grandfather did, waking later that night in a cold sweat. "In
his dream he screamed for Grandfather, but his scream was silent -- Grandfather's
voice broke the silence, sounding older and more hoarse, saying 'How can
you not believe in the holes in the sky, the stars that bleed, or the famine?
You have borne witness to the impossible before, and you see the impossible
happen each day, all around you, yet you say you cannot believe. As you have
lived, you have known that faith is the most powerful force on Earth and
in the heavens, faith knows no fact or reason, transcends the laws of science
-- faith is the most powerful. Because you cannot understand how these things
can happen, or how to bear witness of these things, your faith is shaken
and you cannot fully accept them. This same young warrior, who has lived
in the temples of the wilderness and touched God, who has seen and lived
the power of vision and spirit, now cannot comprehend the prophecies set
before you. Why, then, can you not now transcend flesh and mind and accept
"After awakening terrified, he ran back into camp where Grandfather was
waiting for him. Before he spoke, Grandfather hushed him to silence, saying,
'You wonder why I have passed down these visions to you, and what you should
do with that knowledge? As I have told you, man must work not only for his
spiritual enlightenment but also for the spiritual enlightenment of all mankind.
For to run and hide, to think only of oneself and not to have love and compassion
for all of man, is to deny part of self. [Editor's Note: Now there's a thought!]
Man is part of the Spirit-that-moves-in-all-things, and when one part of
that spirit is sick, then all are sick; and when one part of that spirit
dies, then part of self dies. These visions, these four prophecies, are the
things which you should work to resolve, things that lie beyond the self.
Thus, by working to keep these prophecies and Visions from becoming reality,
and to make the world whole again, we become dedicated to something greater
than self, and your spiritual life becomes visible and full. You do not run
away from responsibility.' "
"The choice to go back to the world of man is not yours or mine; it is
the world of the spirit that sends us, each to his capacity, each in his
own way. I am living my Vision and teaching the way that Vision dictates,
and someday you must do the same."
"Tom asked, 'But how will I know what to teach, where to go, and who to
reach with this teaching?' 'The way and the means will be made manifest through
Vision and from direction of the world of the spirit,' Grandfather said,
'so make no concern about these things, for to a person living beyond spiritual
selfishness the way will become clear. Thus if a person is attuned to the
world of the spirit, the world of Vision, and working beyond his -- or herself,
then the path and time to act becomes clear. Until then, allow the spirit
of the Earth and the Creator to teach, and the Vision Quest to guide, and
all else will become reality.' "
"In these desperate times, when the Earth is dying, there can be
no rest, no running away, for each of us in our own way must work to change
the probable future of mankind. For if modern man destroys himself, and we
are personally responsible, then we are destroyed also. Each then is accountable
for the future."
Quest"....Copyright Tom Brown Jr.
[Editor's Note: This is a perfect description of
the drug wars going on now between cartels and suppliers defending their
territories from those who would "move in" on there "action." The spirit
told Grandfather said that the nations would "fight in the wrong way" --
what could he have meant? Click here for a possible
interpretation and intelligence report!!
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