What is "Indra's Rainbow"

Our name Indra’s Rainbow is inspired by Indra’s Net and Hopi prophecy.


Jeweled Net of Indra

Far away in the heavenly abode of the great god Indra, there is a wonderful net which has been hung by some cunning artificer in such a manner that it stretches out infintely in all directions. In accordance with the extravagant tastes of deities, the artificer has hung a single glittering jewel in each "eye" of the net, and since the net itself is infinite in dimension, the jewels are infinite in number. There hang the jewels, glittering like stars in the first magnitude, a wonderful sight to behold. If we now arbitrarily select one of these jewels for inspection and look closely at it, we will discover that in its polished surface there are reflected all the other jewels in the net, infinite in number. Not only that, but each of the jewels reflected in this one jewel is also reflecting all the other jewels, so that there is an infinite reflecting process occurring.

Quoted in World as Lover World as Self by Joanna Macy

Prophecy of Hopi Indian

From Shift in Action Teleseminar

The Universal tribe, they called "Rainbow People," would represent iridescent beauty of humanity. They come to heal the earth to bring peace and understanding, and to undo the damage done by previous generations and civilizations. ...All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and celebration. We are the one we have been waiting for.


From Shift in Action Essential Shift Series--Angeles Arrien

When the wisdoms of the Sky merge with the wisdoms of the Earth, and are braded through the human heart, then we'll have the rainbow people