Sedona Vortex and Astronomy

Grand TowerLast week while visiting the Desert Lookout, located at the far eastern end of the Grand Canyon of Arizona, I noticed a star map with constellations carved into a red rock slab at the roof terrace of the high tower observatory. The stone delineated figures pecked-out and typical high magnitude major stars surrounded by pecked outlines to emphasize their importance. This tower was built upon ancient foundations of a former tower; and designed by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter in 1932 in emulation of the many strange prehistoric towers found scattered over a large area of the American Southwest. These towers are unquestionably ancient astronomical observatories associated with the rituals of the Hopi copied from the older indigenous Snake People. They also resemble the Irish High Towers in many aspects of astronomy, protection, and food storage.

In Sedona we took a jeep trip to one of the lesser visited vortex spirals named “The Merry-go-round” high up in the canyons terminating the Colorado Plateau. Our guide, Randy Larkin, who was intelligent and well versed in local traditions told us that today this vortex was used for wedding ceremonies because the first pioneers conducted weddings there on the authority of the Native Americans who regarded the site as a place of good omen because of the emanations of a rare dual male and female spiral present at this locale. Randy quipped that a wedding that began on the rocks could only get better.

When we walked into the high, rounded promontory Randy showed us the place where a group of British water diviners had located the center of one of the double spirals at the heart of this vortex. I used my wife’s Irish necklace with a triple knot pendant; and dipping it three times over the suggested spot held the silver chain loosely and relaxed between thumb and forefinger. Instantly it began to twitch and gradually describe circles in the air –a certain sign of a female spiral. Male spirals do not respond as a circle but rather cause the pendant to move back and forth in a straight line demonstrating phallic energy. One of the ladies on the tour and Randy himself tried the necklace and pendant and were also amazed to get a circular response from sacred spiral. I told Randy that similar sites in Europe were places of assembly and judgment held during specific times of the annular motion of the Sun, Moon, and planets. Randy replied that at another vortex assemblies are still being held during each Full Moon of the year round. From my travels and reading I had learned that megalithic people had coordinated astronomy with the electro-magnetic water spiral energy underneath these places to achieve a sacred and tranquil bubble of truth, inspiration, good judgment, and tranquility between heaven and Earth. The seven ladies in our group admitted that they felt curiously at ease and relieved of their worldly cares and concerns.

Randy told us that several years ago he had conducted a family from India to the Merry-go-round. The wife was very excited to be able to visit the site and chattered endlessly about the vortex while her family was not over enthusiastic. Arriving by the tree over the female spiral she shouted, “There, you see, you see!” Everyone looked at her daughter, whose long and beautiful black hair stood up straight and encircling her head like a holy halo. I remarked to Randy that many of the vortex sites in Europe are named in association with circular motion such as: the Rock of the Spinning Wheel, the Mill Wheel Dancing Place, and the Giant’s Dance which is the ancient name for Stonehenge in England. It is known that Native American dance ceremonies are all connected with celebrations of astronomical phenomena –attempting to generate a mystical sympathy and union between people and the universe.