About the film
On April 24, 1967, in the profound depths of a “Dark Night of the Soul,” Chief Phil encountered a Sacred Tablet that radiates the transforming spiritual energy as the Divine Hopi Tablets,
the Sacred Songs of the White Buffalo Calf Woman and the Teaching of the Peace and other Messengers of our Creator.
The spiritual fire ignited in his soul propelled and inspired him on an intense three-year spiritual journey that brought him to Sucre, Province of Chuquisaca, Bolivia, the Cultural and Spiritual Heart of the Quechua People 1970.
Although Chief Phil did not fully realize it, at the time, the Quechua and Aymara Elders and Spiritual Leaders knew that Chief Phil was the Eagle from the North, fulfilling the 500-year-old Prophecy of the Reunion of the Condor and the Eagle.
For 18 months, Chief Phil traveled, many times on foot, to Quechua, Aymara, and Amazon Indigenous communities, across Bolivia. All the while learning and being mentored by the Condor Elders and Spiritual Leaders about the Prophecy of Reunion of the Condor and Eagle.
On July 9, 1971, Chief Phil Lane Jr. traveled with his Quechua Relatives from Chuquisaca to Lake Titicaca. Here at Lake Titicaca, the Prophecy of Reunion of the Condor and the Eagle was fulfilled, and Chief Phil received a vision that would define and guide his life’s work.
In his own words, he shares his spiritual experience and Vision of July 9, 1971. “After we prayed and made our offerings at all the Holy Points on the Island of the Sun, we offered our prayers at the Island of the Moon. We then returned to the shore of Lake Titicaca, at dusk, at the point where we had left before Sunrise.
As the night fully darkened, I was lovingly guided along a seldom walked, hidden path through the underbrush. After quietly walking for some time, we arrived at the Royal Seats of Justice of the High Court of the Incas, which are beautifully carved into a hillside of solid stone.
My Beloved Elder and Spiritual Teacher, Meleton, and my Beloved Quechua Brothers, always being so humble, honored me, as a representative of the Eagle, by having me sit at the apex of the cascading Royal Seats of Justice.
Here, we concluded our heartfelt songs, supplications, offerings, and prayers. Again, we implored the Great Spirit, the Ancient of Days, and all of humanity’s Sacred Messengers to hasten the Springtime of the Oneness of the Human Family and Peace on Earth.
To free us all from the chains and shackles of the sometimes overwhelming, intergenerational, spiritual, cultural, mental, and physical oppression, pain, and suffering that, as prophesied, encompassed us across the Americas almost 500 years before! To manifest with Love, Compassion, Forgiveness, and Wisdom, the Reunion of the Condor and the Eagle!
As I sat there, At 12’500 feet (3812 meters), surrounded and encompassed by the most beautiful and majestic Full Moon and Twinkling Stars of my life, my heart, my soul, and my mind was energized and renewed by the rustling of our Indigenous Peoples awakening and arising, like the wings of locust brushing against each other, just before they arise as One Mind, One Body, One Heart, and One Soul and fly as One.
In this Sacred Process, a Vision was born in the depths of my soul of the fulfillment of our Sacred Prophecy of the Reunion of the Condor and the Eagle, followed by the End of War and Peace on Earth.
This Vision transformed his life, inspired him to share his Vision of the fulfillment of the Prophecy of Reunion of the Condor and the Eagle, and related actions, with Indigenous peoples across the Americas and others, around Mother Earth for the next 50 years.
This series tells his story by merging documentary and narrative storytelling techniques into a seamless expository presentation.
The series begins with his visionary experience at Lake Titicaca, with a historical recreation of July 9, 1971. Visually, this segment will present unconventional framings. The natural surroundings will play a commanding role in the choice of camera angle, lens, and depth of field, almost as if the lake itself is a character in this visual poem. Once Chief Phil receives the vision, drone footage transports The audience up through low-lying clouds, and the frame dissolves to white.
The series then quickly moves to on-camera interviews amplifying historical footage of Chief Phil’s sharing his message. By manipulating light and shadow, the audience is focused visually on the interview subjects in an accurate “60 Minutes” style.
Their comments support Chief Phil’s message, and the series will provide an in-depth understanding of prophecies, steps, and guiding principles to Unify our Human Family, End War, and Begin Peace on Earth by 2030. So too does the documentation of the Chief’s mentoring, education, and intervention that he still performs.
Ultimately this series delivers the inspirational message that every human soul has a spiritual connection to the Creator, and there is a soul bond with every human being on Earth. Through this bond and the implication of Chief Phil Lane Jr.’s vision, humanity will, at last, know lasting peace.
Chief Phil Lane Jr., bottom row, second from the left.
Chief Phil Lane Jr.
Phil Lane Jr. is an enrolled member of the Yankton Dakota and Chickasaw First Nations and is an internationally recognized leader in human and community development. He was born at the Haskell Indian Residential School in Lawrence, Kansas in 1944, where his mother and father met and attended school. He is a citizen of both Canada and the USA.
During the past 43 years, he has worked with Indigenous peoples in North, Central and South America, Micronesia, South East Asia, India, Hawaii and Africa. He served 16 years as Associate Professor and Founder and Coordinator of the Four Worlds International Institute at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Four Worlds became an independent Institute in 1995. As well, Phil is Chairman of Four Directions International, an Aboriginal company, which was incorporated in 1996 as Four Worlds’ Economic Development Arm.
With Phil’s guidance and applied experience, Four Worlds has become an internationally recognized leader in human, community and organizational development because of the Institute’s unique focus on the importance of culture and spirituality in all elements of development. Four Directions International, the Institute’s economic development arm, is lead by its President Deloria Many Grey Horses, and is dedicated to the development of sustainable economic enterprises that support wholistic, political, social, cultural, environmental, spiritual and educational development.
In 1977, Phil was named a Modern Indian Sports Great by the National Indian Magazine, Wassaja, for his record-breaking accomplishments in Track and Wrestling. He has extensive experience in his own cultural traditions, is an award winning author and film producer and holds Master’s Degrees in Education and Public Administration. His film credits include the National Public Television series “Images of Indians” with the late Will Sampson, “Walking With Grandfather”, “The Honor of All: The Story of Alkali Lake” and “Healing the Hurts”.
In August, 1992, Phil was the first Indigenous person to win the prestigious Windstar Award, presented annually by the late John Denver and the Windstar Foundation to a global citizen whose personal and professional life exemplifies commitment to a global perspective, operates with awareness of the spiritual dimension of human existence and demonstrates concrete actions of the benefit for humans and all living systems of the Earth. At this International event, in recognition of his lineage and long time service to Indigenous peoples and the human family, Indigenous Elders from across North America recognized Phil as a Hereditary Chief through a Sacred Headdress Ceremony. Other Windstar winners include: Oceanologist Jacques-Yves Cousteau, David Brower, Founder of the Earth Island Institute, Yevgeni Velikhov, Vice President of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and founder of Kenya’s Greenbelt Movement; Akio Matsumura, Executive Director of The Global Forum, and Lester Brown, President of the World Watch Institute.
On November 11, 2000, Phil received the Year 2000 award from the Foundation for Freedom and Human Rights in Berne, Switzerland. Phil is the first North or South American person to receive the award, and he joins a select international group: the Dalai Lama of Tibet, Dr. Boutro Boutros Ghali, former Secretary General of the United Nations, and British Lord Yehudi Menuhin, musician and philosopher, have, also, received the award. The foundation says the award is in recognition of Phil's "unique contributions to improve the lives and future hopes of native populations. It is primarily based on his most special merits of promoting freedom and justice for indigenous people by building human and spiritual capacity rather than opposing oppression directly and also on his international visionary initiatives among Native populations by healing the root causes of hopelessness and despair."
On June 21, 2008, Phil was awarded the 14th Annual Ally Award by the Center for Healing Racism in Houston, Texas. Phil received the Ally Award for his national and international work in promoting freedom and justice for Indigenous Peoples by building human and spiritual capacity that focuses on healing the root causes of racism and oppression rather than focusing on conflict. The Ally Award is an annual award presented by the Houston-based Center for the Healing of Racism to honor the achievements of those who have worked hard to achieve harmony of all ethnic and cultural groups. Special emphasis on this award is for Lane's dedicated work as one of the primary leaders in the resolution of Canada's Residential School issue, which involved the sexual, physical, cultural, psychological, and emotional abuse of thousands of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. In 2008, Phil completed his three-year tenure as Chief Executive Officer of the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF) in Seattle, Washington. The Foundation's achievements include the launching of the first-ever Native American Film Festival, the development of a host of innovative education programs ranging from elementary and high school curriculum design and development, to adult education, early childhood education, and the recent launching of a $3.5 million holistic poverty-alleviation program model for urban Indigenous Peoples in Seattle.
Phil has now stepped into global leadership as Chairman of the Four Worlds International Institute (FWII) and Four Directions International. The Institute’s central program initiative is the promotion of The Fourth Way. The primary focus of The Fourth Way is to unify the human family by taking a culturally based, principal-centered path that transcends assimilation, resignation, and conflict. FWII has been working to develop a comprehensive, community-based development strategy that offers educational opportunity, IC3 Global Digital Literacy Certification, Digital Social Networking Capacity, and Participatory Media Training through a global networking initiative called “Indig.e.Net.” This digitally-based, globally unifying Indigenous communications and educational initiative, to be established at the Ciudad del Saber in Panama City, Panama in 2010, will serve as one of the key components for implementing The Fourth Way.