The Past Comes to Life at Tuzigoot, American Indian Village Near Cottonwood Arizona.

photo of Bell Rock in Sedona ARizona

The portals of Sedona

Written by Gary Wonning

There are times we may see something that would define a persons purpose in life and we don’t mention it because we don’t think  they would understand  it or think we may be ridiculed because we see something that seems impossible for mortal humans to see.

My parents purchased a extremely run down farm in 1947 when I was three years old. Life was challenging during those years and mom and dad struggled to revitalize the land and make it profitable.

Struggling with the normal vicissitudes of life, mated with the house burning down, there was little money, but there were a lot of fun and good times.

Thru it all , we survived and the farm once again became prosperous. Tiring of the hard work, we moved off the farm and sought an easier life in town.

Years later, while living in Sedona, my dad came to visit and during his time there, we visited many of the historic sites in the area. 

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Tuzigoot, Native American Indian village near Cottonwood AZ.

One of those sites was Tuzigoot and old Indian ruin near Cottonwood, Arizona. While standing at the top of this ancient village, I saw a vision of my family and many of my dad and mom’s friends working as American Indians in the valley which runs alongside of the Verde River. 

I understood the Indians normally farmed out the land until it became infertile and hunted and fished until all the wild game were gone, they would then move onto more fertile hunting and fishing grounds, leaving the land improvished. 

Mom and dad repaid a lot of karma when they bought that improvised farm and nurtured it back to become a very prosperous farmstead. 

photo of the Egyptian Sphinx at sunset

A journey into the unknown. Open new avenues in your spiritual journey

Many times the challenges we face in this life are a result of our actions in a previous existence. We all encounter this until we learn to rise above the karma of the past and learn to live a more positive life and realize everyone creates their own reality, and we have no need to feel guilty for the actions of the past, as long as we understand why those deeds were performed and we  truly forgive ourselves and others for past debauchery.

I never told dad what I had seen, later I realized the error of my ways and have pledged to always inform someone of anything of this nature that has been revealed to me, it is part of their spiritual evolvement and they need to know, even though they may think I’m crazy at the time. Photography Prints

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

While we have advanced technically far superior to those that came before us, we have lagged behind in spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,

Your comments are welcome





Hey California, What goes around, comes around!

Some in Arizona canceling trips to S.D.

It seems as though California is back peddling on their boycott of Arizona, it’s OK for California to boycott Arizona , but not OK for Arizona to boycott California.

I’m sure the MSM will twist this around so that it is all the fault of Arizona. The truth is California originally did boycott Arizona over an issue that should be of tremendous concern to all Californians.

Outrage over local censure votes may be a misunderstanding

Friday, May 14, 2010 at12:04 a.m.

San Diego tourism leaders and hoteliers fear of Arizona for its illegal-immigration law that they’re mounting an informal boycott of their own.

The San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau and several hotels report receiving e-mails and letters from Arizona visitors saying they intend to change their plans to travel here in light of local outcry over their home state’s anti-illegal-immigration stance.

Tourism officials are striking back. In an open letter, they urge Arizona residents to overlook local politics (did Californians over look politics when they elected to boycott Arizona?)and come to San Diego just as they always have for its mild climate, beaches and attractions. The visitors bureau, in conjunction with the San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association, plans to circulate the letter to media outlets and in advertising this weekend in The Arizona Republic.

The bureau says it has received about 25 to 30 e-mails from Arizona residents reacting to resolutions passed last month by the San Diego City Council and school board, which were little more than symbolic protests aimed at the neighboring state’s lawmakers.

Still struggling from the prolonged economic downturn, San Diego’s visitor industry can ill afford to lose any of the 2 million Arizonans it counts on annually, said Con  Vis President Joe Terzi.

“We’re in a very tough environment already because of everything else going on, and we don’t need another negative impact to our industry,”Terzi said. “This affects all the hardworking men and women who count on tourism for their livelihoods, so we’re saying, don’t do something that hurts their livelihoods.”

Although the summer months typically are an economic bonanza for the San Diego visitor industry, the recession and continued high unemployment have eaten away at lodging revenue as hotels have steeply discounted rates to fill their rooms. The Convention & Visitors Bureau spent $9 million last year promoting the region for the spring and summer months and is dedicating $7 million toward that effort this year.

“I’ve been approached by a number of hotels who are very concerned because they’ve received cancellations from Arizona guests,” said Namara Mercer, executive director of the county Hotel-Motel Association. “It’s a huge piece of business for not just the hotels but for all of San Diego. Everybody’s excited because they think occupancies will be stronger this summer, and now this.”

In some cases, it appears that Arizona residents misconstrued the votes taken by San Diego’s elected leaders as calls for an actual boycott of Arizona as opposed to statements of opposition.

In one letter received by the Sofia Hotel in downtown San Diego, a“boycott” was cited as the reason for canceling a planned trip to the city.

“Nothing against the Sofia; however, wanted to let you know that we were planning on coming out in August and staying for 10-14 nights,”read the letter. “Since San Diego decided to boycott AZ, we decided to do our part and vacation elsewhere. Really sorry since we truly like staying at your place and will miss it.”

In many of the e-mails to the visitors bureau, Arizonans bluntly expressed their displeasure with San Diego’s stance on the illegal-immigration law and said that staying away was the best way of registering their protest.

“So you see when people in government start to boycott it goes both ways,” said one e-mail. “You just lost our visits to our favorite places in your city and the $3,500 we had in our budget to spend there.”

In a draft letter yet to be approved by visitors bureau and hotel association leaders, Terzi sought to clarify the city’s position on the immigration law while stressing the respect the region has for Arizona’s visitors.

“While immigration is a complex and sensitive issue for our nation,we believe it needs to be addressed independent of actions that would harm our economies and hardworking residents,” states the letter. It implores prospective visitors to “look past the political posturing and make your travel decision for all the right reasons.”

Charles Holladay, manager of the Ramada Plaza in Mission Valley,noted that as much as 50 percent of his summer business originates in Arizona, and he already has received a cancellation from a regular customer.

“I understand the City Council was being passionate about their politics, but I don’t think they thought it through,” Holladay said. “If it negatively impacts hotel revenue, it impacts the transient occupancy tax, and that goes right into the general fund, so they’ll have less money for their programs.”

San Diego Councilwoman Donna Frye said she believes some Arizona residents are acting out of a misunderstanding.

“The City Council did not pass a resolution boycotting Arizona, and I would hope that the good citizens of Arizona understand that and will continue to visit San Diego,” Frye said.

School board President Shelia Jackson said that while she was disappointed to hear of people opting to stay away from San Diego, she doesn’t regret her vote.

“It’s sad that people would cancel their plans to come here in reaction to that, but I still think we did the right thing,” Jackson said. “Certainly, we know how important tourism is to San Diego, and it wasn’t my intent to impact the tourism trade.”

They didn’t care about the tourist trade in Arizona.

Paybacks are H#$%! Guess the California politicians never thought about the fact the door can swing both ways!

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