The Lindisfarne Tapes

Thomas Banyacya: The Prophecy of 1948

Episode Summary

Thomas Banyacya, spokesman for the Elders of the Hopi, describes his people’s prophecy and way of life. Revealing some of the “signs of the times” which guide the Hopi in the present epoch, Banyacya relates this to other great spiritual traditions. (Episode photo courtesy of

Episode Notes

The Lindisfarne Tapes are selected recordings of presentations and conversations at the Lindisfarne Fellows’ meetings. In March of 2013 William Thompson granted permission to the Schumacher Center for a New Economics to transfer the talks from the old reel-to-reel tapes to digital format so that they could be posted online and shared freely. In 2021, the Schumacher Center used the digital audio to create the Lindisfarne Tapes Podcast. Reposting should include acknowledgment of Learn more about the Lindisfarne Tapes here.

Banyacya delivered this lecture in 1976 at the Lindisfarne Summer Conference, "A Light Governance for America: The Cultures and Strategies of Decentralization."