Posts Tagged ‘native american culture’

Vortex Energy Sites

February 18th, 2015 by Del & Sheryl Terry

The Seven Major Vortex energy Sites of Sedona

Vortex energy sites in Sedona, Arizona http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7e/Vortex_panoramicview_sedona.jpg

Panoramic photo of Sedona, AZ – 2009

I have been visiting the Sedona/Oak Creek area since the 1940’s when it was still accessed by a dirt and then a narrow concrete road.  In the mid 20th century it was a quiet pristine place to spend a cool Summer weekend camping and hiking and enjoying sliding down the creek.  At a family reunion, in the mid 1950s, I told an older cousin about it.  She fell in love with it and shared it with two of her best friends, and they made it what it is today.  It’s no wonder; it is a beautiful, serene canyon located less than two hours from our B&B.  I’ll tell you a little about the Vortex energy that attracts people to Sedona today.

Native American people and their ancestors have considered the area home and of spiritual significance for thousands of years.  There are ruins of their communities and evidence of their occupation for miles around.

Vortex energy sites in Sedona, Arizona http://sedonanomalies.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/0/0/5900617/3263758.jpg?793

Ben Lonetree’s  Vortex energy Chart – 2004

My wife remembers coming to one of the sacred plateaus as a child with her father to perform sacred Hopi rites.  Yavapai Apache people still come to another site to perform spiritual rites each year.  These sites, as well as five others, are now called Vortexes (see chart above).  Along with New Age ‘religious groups’ and Native Americans, there are scores of thousands of tourists who visit each year.

My late father was an earth science in the public school system in central Arizona for over three decades and he would bring members of his classes on field trips each year to experience these phenomena.  He explained the Vortexes as ‘tunnels of magnetic energy’.  Some of the evidence of this is below.

Vortex energy sites in Sedona, Arizona http://sedonanomalies.com/images/Sedona%20Mag%202.jpg

Evidence that Sedona and the surrounding area ranks high in magnetic anomalies can be seen in this chart which is a product of the USGS North American Magnetic Anomaly website.  Geomagnetic intensity is indicated by the vertical bar graph to the right. Sedona is ‘off the scale’ being whitish pink in coloration.  Magnetic activity has been measured  in excess of 650nT in Sedona. Reference for further scientific measurement information.

Come and experience the spiritual, scientific, or New Age vortex energy for yourself.

Native American of Northern Arizona

August 5th, 2014 by Del & Sheryl Terry

The Hopi, Navajo, and Havasupai Native American cultures have the closet ties to Grand Canyon.  All three have their creation ‘stories’  originating here.

You can experience the home of these three peoples today as you visit the Indian Nations around Grand Canyon Bed and Breakfast.

For more than 40,000 visitors a year, the famed Havasu Falls on the Havasupai Reservation is where it’s at when it comes to Grand Canyon.  Located in a side canyon that opens onto the Colorado river, Havasu Creek (which originates as Cataract Creek in Williams, AZ)  drops along four major falls, the most popular and scenic being Havasu Falls.  A campground located just downstream from the falls offers the perfect oasis getaway.  Because a hike or backpack trip, is eight miles one way, and the hike farther down canyon can lead to several more miles of exploration, it is a high adventure experience.

Native American History Havasu Falls near the Grand Canyon Bed and Breakfast; http://www.wildbackpacker.com/wp-content/uploads/havasufallsfromtrail.jpg

Covering 27,000 square miles (70,000 square kilometers), the Navajo Nation is the single largest Native American reservation in the United States.  Because this area consists of vast stretches of open land a car is necessary to get around. Be sure to fill up your gas tank when you have the opportunity. Service stations are few and far between in this region.  The characteristic folk art of the Navajo is the Navajo rug (or blanket). Each region of the reservation has its own characteristic style of weavings, with a few patterns that can be found reservation-wide. As with other folk art, quality and prices vary wildly; small items for the tourist trade can be had for as little as $20 or so, while a gigantic, museum-quality (but brand-new rather than antique) rug from the prestigious “Two Grey Hills” region sold for $60,000 at an Indian market a few years ago. The key thing to remember is that the value of a particular weaving is the value you place on it. If you see a piece you like, haggle over price if you wish; if you don’t get the price you want, look for another one. Also, look for Navajo turquoise/silver jewelry. The closest location to our B&B to experience Navajo culture, art and food is at Cameron Trading Post on the ‘Rez’

. Native American Cameron Trading Post near Grand Canyon Bed and Breakfast; http://www.toadlenatradingpost.com/images/home/generations_350x200.jpg

To experience first-hand one of the most studied and revered Native American cultures in the country, visit the Hopi Nation. The Hopi Tribe is a sovereign nation located in northeastern Arizona. The reservation occupies part of Coconino and Navajo counties, encompasses more than 1.5 million acres, and is made up of 12 villages on three mesas.  Hopi art is characterized by their pottery and hand carve kachina.

Since time immemorial the Hopi people have lived in Hopituskwa and have maintained there sacred covenant with Maasaw, the ancient caretaker of the earth, to live as peaceful and humble farmers respectful of the land and its resources. Over the centuries they have survived as a tribe, and to this day have managed to retain there culture, language and religion despite influences from the outside world.

Native American Culture Kachina Dolls; http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/Kachina_dolls.jpg

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