The Vortexes of Sedona, AZ
The power vortexes of Sedona, Arizona, are deeply sacred sites to New Age adherents who regard them as places of powerful spiritual energy. First discovered in the 1950s, Sedona’s vortexes have become so popular that the region surrounding them has become a major center of New Age spirituality. Many nonbelievers are also attracted to Sedona thanks to the spectacular red rock formations – four of which happen to be positioned within the vortexes.
In New Age circles, a vortex is a place possessing high spiritual power or energy, located where geological faults called “ley lines” intersect with one another. The concept of ley lines first surfaced with the publication of Early British Track ways (1922) by Alfred Watkins, an amateur archaeologist and spiritual historian. Watkins noticed that straight lines could be drawn between ancient sacred sites like Stonehenge and Avebury and hypothesized that these were once ancient trade routes. He associated these “pathways” with Celtic/Druidic worship in prehistoric England.
The New Age movement eventually took up the idea of ley lines, interpreting them as geologically charged sources of cosmic energy. Some have attributed the lines with UFO landing sites and/or the “spirit lines” of ancient shamanic pilgrimages. They are now regularly researched and plotted through the use of dowsing rods. New Age adherents believe that by meditating at sites like Sedona, one can experience spiritual and physical healing.
Vortexes, where two or more ley lines intersect, are considered extremely powerful sources of energy.
Sedona’s vortexes were discovered in the 1950s by New Age guru, Page Bryant. Bryant identified four “power vortexes” that coincide with spectacular rock formations in and around the small town of Sedona: Bell Rock, Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock and Boynton Canyon.
Sedona’s vortexes have become so popular that local visitor centers now offer maps pointing out their locations. There are also guided tours, accompanied by commentary emphasizing Native American and
New Age spirituality.
The four main vortexes are located at:
- Bell Rock (masculine energy)
- Airport Mesa (masculine energy)
- Cathedral Rock (feminine energy)
- Boynton Canyon (balance of masculine and feminine energy)
Follow links above for more details on each or see the Sedona Map for an overview of their locations.
More information on Sedona can be found at:
Sacred sites according to regional configurations of sacred geography – Martin Gray
Sedona’s Energy Vortexes – Love Sedona
Vortex Experience in Sedona – Sedona New Age Center
Watch for future articles on other Sacred Sites in North America ……
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