Spiritual Journeys

AnnMarie also facilitates taking groups on journeys to vortex areas including Sedona, AZ; Mt. Shasta, CA; Chichen Itza, Mexico; Machu Piccchu, Peru; and Glastonbury, England. For more information, Contact AnnMarie.

Sedona, Arizona

Sedona

Many people visit Sedona to explore its metaphysical dimensions, especially its vortexes.

What is a “vortex?”

The term vortex refers to its less common definition: “A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.” In other words, a vortex is a site where the energy of an area is concentrated. Because Sedona as a whole is known to be a spiritual power spot, a vortex site in Sedona is a place where one can feel Sedona’s spiritual energy most strongly.

How do I find the vortex spot when I get to the site?

There is no “x” that marks the spot. The entire area is considered to be a vortex. Juniper trees respond to the vortex energy in a physical way that reveals where this energy is strongest. The stronger the energy, the more of an axial twist the Juniper trees have in their branches. 

What can I do at a vortex?

Sitting quietly and experiencing what the site has to offer is the simplest and most direct way to interact with a vortex. Meditation, breathing exercises, ceremonies, and visualizations are additional ways to experience Sedona’s vortexes.


Mount Shasta, CA

Mount Shasta Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta, located in Northern California, is a destination for mystics, gurus, sages, and curious people from all over the world. Unexplained stories are endless. All who come to visit or live near her love this enormous mountain.

Those who live in Mount Shasta, the small town located on the base of the mountain, will tell you stories of encounters with Lemurians, the hidden city of Telos, Saint Germain, and alien landings. This entire area was once part of Lemuria and Atlantis according to popular books. Thousands of years ago, before recorded history, a highly advanced society lived in what we call California. Others say the Lemurians left, retreated underground, and still live deep inside the mountain in the subterranean city of Telos possibly on another dimension. They emerge at times when someone is in need of help, or if a person gets too close to one of the entrances to their hidden city. Some have even told stories of being inside of their beautiful city of gold and jewels. The Telos people have been described as very tall, fair skinned, gentle-looking people dressed in unique clothing.

But, by far they sense a certain special feeling that comes with being in the presence of Mt. Shasta's vortex energy! “The mountain has a way of getting in your face, and MAKING you question your values and your life.”


Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza

Chichén Itzá is the largest of the archaeological cities of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in the Yucatán Peninsula. It is one of Mexico’s most visited tourist destinations and was recently selected as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Chichen Itza was a center of pilgrimage for the ancient Maya for over 1,000 years. About 987AD the ruler of the Toltec people of central Mexico came here, and with his Maya allies made Chichen Itza the most powerful city in the Yucatan. The ruler called himself “Kukulcan”, the name of the Mesoamerican Feathered Serpent deity (also known as “Quetzalcoatl”) and Chichen Itza became a center for worship of that god as well. More buildings were built here in a mixture of Maya and Toltec styles. Chichen Itza remained a place of pilgrimage for the Maya until it was conquered by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th century.

The structures of Chichen Itza were overgrown with jungle and slowly decayed until major archaeological projects began in the 1920s. Since then, more of the ancient structures have been cleared and restored and more and more tourists have come to visit.

Many tourists visit Chichen Itza as a day trip, especially from Cancun, more than 100 miles away. Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities and it was likely to have been one of the mythical great cities. On the Spring and Autumn Equinoxes, in the late afternoon, the northwest corner of the pyramid casts a series of triangular shadows against the western balustrade on the north side that evokes the appearance of a serpent wriggling down the staircase, which some scholars have suggested is a representation of the feathered-serpent god Kukulkan.


Glastonbury England

Glastonbury

Glastonbury lies in the south west of England, 2½ hours by road from London, Heathrow airport, and Birmingham, and one hour south of Bristol. The veils between the worlds are thin here, opening doors of deepened perception. This seems to have existed since the beginnings of time.

Glastonbury has a rich history; yet within it there are mysteries, sagas and ethereal traditions which, though often lacking the kind of proof to satisfy the modern rational, sceptical mind, nevertheless have a reality of their own. These mystery traditions variously infer that Glastonbury was a remnant of the Atlantean civilization. It has a long heritage and, today, this lively town has a unique flavour and character. It attracts visitors and pilgrims from all over the world.


Camelot

Historically, it was the site of a medieval abbey, significant because of traditions telling that Jesus and Joseph of Arimathaea came here and King Arthur and Guinevere were buried here. It was a sacred centre from the Megalithic period 4–5,000 years ago.


Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, about 2 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks. The true meaning of this ancient, awe-inspiring creation has been lost in the mists of time. Was Stonehenge a temple for sun worship, a healing centre, a burial site, or perhaps a huge calendar? How did our ancestors manage to carry the mighty stones from so far away and then, using only the most primitive of tools, build this amazing structure? Surrounded by mystery, Stonehenge never fails to impress.


Crop Circles

Crop Circles

The sun sets on a field in southern England. When it rises again the following morning, that field has been transformed into an enormous work of art. A large section of the crop has been tamped into a pattern of circles, rings and other intricate geometric shapes. But who created it? Are crop circles the work of alien visitors? Are they a natural phenomenon, created by electrically charged currents of air? Or are they elaborate hoaxes perpetrated by savvy, talented and very determined circle makers? Believers and naysayers each have their own theories, but the truth remains elusive.


Cassadaga, Florida

Cassadaga

Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp is a 118-year-old community of spiritually minded people located in Central Florida. the Orlando/Daytona Beach area.

Learn about Cassadaga’s unique and mysterious beginnings, its unusual architecture, and the spirit activity that still goes on within the homes of present day mediums. Come away informed and enriched by this amazing, educational experience. Learn about what Spiritualism really is. Hear how séances and other physical phenomena are performed and taught here at the Camp


Table Tipping - Séance

Seance

The most common type of Phenomena is known a Table Tipping. The Medium calls it a table-tipping séance, and once the room becomes almost pitch black, a heavy wooden table appears to move, at times violently, to each family member.

The creaks and taps are explained as messages from the spirit world. The atmosphere is emotionally charged, the table spins, creaks, and will even stand up and give "Hugs" and can “talk,” spinning like a top for a yes answer and away for a no. It is hard to explain but the table has a language of its own. You may see little sparkles of spirit lights or even a mist or fog of sorts. You may hear raps or taps as the table would ask you to invite the loved ones you wish to reach to come to the Séance. Spend the time between now and the Séance thinking about them. Remember all the love, warmth, and good times you shared.

Talk to them as if they were there with you, because they are. Believe when I say that they are just as eager to communicate with you as you are with them.


Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu or Machu Pikchu is a 15th-century Inca site, in Machu Picchu District in Peru. At 7,000 feet above sea level and nestled on a small hilltop in the Andean Mountain Range, the majestic city soars above the Urabamba Valley below. The Incan built structure has been deemed the "Lost Cities", unknown until its relatively recent discovery in 1911. Archaeologists estimate that approximately 1200 people could have lived in the area, though many theorize it was most likely a retreat for Incan rulers. Due to its isolation from the rest of Peru, living in the area full time would require traveling great distances just to reach the nearest village.

Floating Island, Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is a lake located on the border of Peru and Bolivia, about 12,500 feet above sea level, making it the highest commercially navigable lake in the world. By volume of water, it is also the largest lake in South America.

The floating islands are protected within the Bay of Puno and are home to 2000 or so Uros. They live by fishing, weaving and now, tourism. They catch fish for themselves and to sell on the mainland. Uros also hunt birds such as seagulls, ducks, and flamingos, and graze their cattle on the islets. They also run crafts stalls aimed at the numerous tourists who land on the islands each year.

It takes a lot of work to maintain the islands. Because the people living there are so infiltrated with tourists now, they have less time to maintain everything, so they have to work even harder in order to keep up with the tourists and with the maintenance of their island. Tourism provides financial opportunities for the natives, while simultaneously challenging their traditional lifestyle.

 

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