WHAT'S THE SIGNIFICANCE OF 405?

Many tribes believe there are 405 spirit helpers of God.  Before one partakes
in a vision quest 405 prayer (tobacco) ties are made which represent the robes
of these spirit helpers.  This is a way of honoring these spirits and humbly ask-
ing for their help, guidance, and mercy during one's vision quest.

Coincidentally, the Episcopal Church believes in 405 angel helpers of God.  Four
plus five equals nine, in numerology, is the highest spirit number.  This number
has surfaced in my life, strangely, through addresses and personal spiritual en-
counters several times.

As a part of my vision, on the reverse of each piece I number them 1 to 405
below my signature.  When I have completed a series of 405 of a single image,
the first seven which were retained will be auctioned off individually and all
of the proceeds will be donated to education to benefit Native American peo-
ples.

I figured if 405 single pieces of one image have been carved and sold the first
seven should be valuable enough to make this a worth while endeavor.  Kokopelli
is leading the pack, nearing 300 as of late 2003.

TO ALL MY RELATIONS!                                         Torrey Lakes, WY





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