Sedona: Journal of Emergence

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The portals of Sedona

Written by Gary Wonning

After my initial experience in Sedona, I needed to learn more. At that period in time there was no Internet; information was much harder to come by.

My aunt had never encountered anything as she encountered with me and had no idea what was going on.

The only information I had was a brochure from an art gallery in Sedona. Other than that brochure the only thing I could find was the American Indians considered Sedona sacred land.

As soon as I arrived home I called the art gallery, the nice lady directed me to the editor of the magazine “Sedona Emergence,” which at that time was a small publication of just a few pages, today it is a monthly magazine of several pages and contains article from some of the top writers in the field of metaphysics. 

I contacted Marlene the publisher and relayed to her my story of my encounter at Bell Rock. I was slightly surprised when she informed me those things happen all the time.

She asked me to send her an article about the encounter and said she would include it in the next publication, and as compensation, she would send me a free copy.

I immediately typed an article about y experience at Bell Rock and sent it to her, a few weeks later I received the promised magazine. 

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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.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our 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, and is available for book signings, and speaking engagements.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Sedona Movies

Not only has Sedona become a favorite vacation destination, artist colony and new age mecca, it has also been a favorite location for the Hollywood set.

Beginning in 1923, many movies and commercials have been and continue to be filmed in this red rock paradise. Most of the movies were “Western” movies produced in black and white, it would have added so much to the movies if they were in color.

One of the most popular modern day movies filmed in the area was National Lampoon’s “Vacation”, starring Chevy Chase. 

It is the scene where aunt Edith is tied to the roof of the car and they are stopped overlooking  a valley. That scene was shot on Schnebly Hill Road just before the road descends into the Verde Valley. 

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Sedona Disappearances In Secret Canyon

photo of Bell Rock in Sedona ARizona

The portals of Sedona

Written by Gary Wonning

Sedona is full of mystery and intrigue. Over the years many events have taken place that defy explanation. Among those events are the disappearances in Secret Canyon, about six miles northwest of  town. 

In this same canyon, located behind the Enchantment Resort,  people have been known to enter and never return or be seen again, disappearing completely from the face of the earth, Where did they go?

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A few years ago, a park ranger, someone well versed in survival and one who would know the area extremely well walked into Secret Canyon and never returned; after an extensive search including blood hounds, helicopters, and search parties  no remains were ever found and his fate is still unknown.

A visitor to Sedona once remarked that the last thing she wanted to do was fly over Secret Canyon. As her plane was returning to the Sedona airport after flying over the canyon, her plane crashed, and she was instantly killed. 

Be careful of what you say, because of the synchronization of the area, many times wishes come true instantly.  Thoughts become words and words become actions. 

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.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our 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, and is available for book signings, and speaking engagements.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Sedona Vortex: The Indiana Pacers Hat

photo of Bell Rock in Sedona ARizona

The portals of Sedona

Written by Gary Wonning

Sometimes people’s imaginations run wild when visiting Sedona, people automatically assume they will have some life changing metaphysical experience.  It doesn’t always work that way.

Once my wife and I were hiking on Bell Rock and we met a couple coming down from the top of  the vortex.

I’m from Indiana and I noticed the young girl was wearing an Indiana Pacers hat.

I realized the possibility of someone wearing such a hat not being from the Hoosier State would be rare, and also looking to strike up a conversation, I asked her if they were indeed from Indiana.

Her eyes widened, she was thinking she was about to have a mystical experience and met a true mystic.

Excited, she asked me, “How did you know?”

With a slight grin, I replied, “You have an Indiana Pacers hat on.”

The excitement turned to disappointment as she realized there would be no extraterrestrial encounter at this time. 

After a short conversation, we realized we did indeed have a mutual acquaintance, that in itself provided the evidence that Sedona does indeed provide a platform for synchronicisity, 

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.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our 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,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Sedona: The Scenic Drive

 

Rated as one of the six most scenic drives in America, Highway 89A extends from Prescott AZ, across Minus Mountain through the old mining town of Jerome, Cottonwood, Sedona and ends in Flagstaff.  Oak Creek Canyon the final leg of this journey slowly winds up Oak Creek Canyon, going from an elevation of about forty-five hundred feet above sea level in Sedona, passing Slide Rock State Park, to over seven thousand feet in Flagstaff; it meanders through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world

The old jail in Jerome Arizona

Jerome Arizona jail

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Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Sedona: Chapel of the Holy Cross

photo of Bell Rock in Sedona ARizona

The portals of Sedona

On our way into town, we had driven past the Chapel of the Holy Cross, so we decided to return  to the Village of Oak Creek to visit this magnificent shrine..

Influenced by the Empire state Building in 1932, the chapel was inspired and commissioned by Marguerite Staude. She first attempted to build it in Budapest Hungary, but the project was aborted because of the start of world war two.

With the help of Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright she decided to build it in Sedona.

 Barry Goldwater, senator of Arizona, obtained a special permit to enable her to build it in the Coconino National Forest at a cost of $300,000.

The chapel was then  completed in 1956.

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.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our 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,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Sedona: Cathedral Rock Vortex

photo of Bell Rock in Sedona ARizona

The portals of Sedona

Cathedral Rock prominently shown in many western movies of the fifties and sixties is  the signature landmark of the area, close to seventy big budget westerns were filmed here during that era.

photo of Cathedral Rock in Sedona Arizona

Cathedral Rock in Sedona Arizona

Many country and western stars, as well as others have filmed videos, photo shoots, and commercials.

It is also one of the four major vortexes in the area. 

All the major vortexes have either a male or female energy, and  Cathedral Rock is female.

The vortex is actually along the east side of Oak Creek as you walk past Cathedral Rock.

Vortexes are powerful and transformational energy centers that are located at specific sites throughout Sedona, Arizona. Vortexes are the intersections of natural electromagnetic earth energy, also known as ley lines. 

Twisted trees indicate the presence of vortex energy, you will noticed twisted Juniper trees on all the major vortexes. 

Along with being a major energy source, it is also one of the most beautiful locations in the world. 

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.