|Red Rock State Park, (c) 2014 by Me!|
With the length of time I had for this vacation, I wanted to visit the main four: Airport Mesa vortex, Boynton Canyon Vortex, Cathedral Rock Vortex, and Bell Rock Vortex. There are numerous maps to the Vortexes, and I drove my rental car to the furthest one (Boynton Canyon) early one morning.
I began walking up the path, looking for signs to signal when I'd reach the Vortex area. I hiked for a solid hour, retracing my steps and re-checking my map(s).
There were no signs for the Vortex. In fact, after speaking with local friends, I learned that NONE of the Vortexes are labeled at all! It seemed to be a small joke on the New Agey tourists who came to Sedona specifically for the Energy High: no one would tell anyone where the Vortexes were, but everyone maintained that you could "feel" them. Of course, the Unspoken Test was that if you couldn't "feel" them, then you weren't "advanced enough" or "psychic enough" for them... Although I was in Sedona for more than just the Vortexes, it seemed as though I was being tested as well (see below for my Personal Theory*).
Eventually, I put away my map and just hiked for the pure joy of it. I went to the end of a trail, climbed up a small rock face, and sat facing the morning sunlight. Very few people were on the trail yet, and so I decided to close my eyes and Journey to the Spirits of the Land.
|Lonely Coyote at Boynton Canyon|
After that Journey, I opened my eyes, took a deep breath, and stretched my legs. I stood up, and prepared to climb down off of the rocks. My eyes were drawn to where my butt was:
|A surprise within the Red Rock! (c) 2014 by Me!|
In checking out the other main Vortex sites, I was able to find similar quartz-like crystals. Again, not in any marked areas, and only certain concentrations of Red Rock.
|Cathedral Rock area, (c) 2014 by Me!|
*But what of my Personal Theory? I think that some small percentage of tourists, desperate for healing and communion with the Divine Nature Spirits, are either "pretending" that they can feel the Energy, or convincing themselves that they can if another person points it out (also known as projection). Additionally, the Vortexes have a reputation, and have developed a Thought Form around them. Some tourists may be feeling the energetic high of the Thought Form of the Vortexes, and not the actual energies themselves.
I do not understand the "status symbol" of "pretending" that one can feel the Vortexes when s/he can't, especially if many who come to visit are in need of healing. Sadly, it became a bizarre competition at my hotel's spa area...
I hope this article helps those who are searching out the exact locations of the Energy Vortexes (look for the quartz embedded in the rocks!), but are not receiving accurate information from maps or human guides. This was the only unpleasant experience that I had in Sedona.
|Cathedral Rock Vortex area (c) 2014 by Me!|