I danced and played where the ‘Old Ones’ danced and played. Through time I have
reached and become one with them. I am honored.
LOMAKI FIRE PIT,
In the northern part of the Wupatki Ruins complex is the Lomaki site. Because there
are many, many volcanoes in the region, numerous old legends speak of the glowing
lights and thunder peals that come from a cloudless sky. It is also said that the
‘Sky Ones’ descended long, long ago to Lomaki.
The story also says that when the ‘Sky Ones’ return, they will come back to this
place again. On certain nights, the fire pit glows on its own.
This is a very special place.
Lomaki is located on the edge of a small cliff face, the large fire-pit looks out
over the edge. The fire-pit calls for me to enter and dance and sing one of my songs.
I am the most fortunate man I know.
I danced in the fire-pit of Lomaki.
In northern Arizona lies one of the most extraordinary complex of ruins in the state.
It lies near the powerful site of the Sunset Crater.
Within the Wupatki ruins lies a very ancient ballcourt where the ‘Old Ones’ gathered
to celebrate the Fire born of competition.
Here is a secret of competition in the ‘Old Ways’: There is no loser, there is only
a winner. The competitor who does not win always addresses the competitor who wins
in this way:
‘Thank you for my defeat.’
‘Thank you for showing me where I am weak in my skills.’
‘Thank you for showing me where I need to become stronger.’