Sedona: The Bradshaw Ranch

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The portals of Sedona

Written by Gary Wonning

When Bob Bradshaw first came to Sedona back in 1945, Sedona was a small agricultural cattle town ripe of opportunity for a young man to leave his mark in the world.

In 1949, Bob’s love for photography prompted the building of his first photo studio and Kodak Dealership located in uptown Sedona. Built next to The Hitching Post Restaurant, the business was constructed all by Fox Film set materials from the movie “Broken Arrow” starring Jimmy Stewart, Jeff Chandler, and Geraldine Page.

From these humble beginnings began a film industry that for many years was centered on the Bradshaw Ranch west of Sedona. 

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: Some of the Interesting People In Sedona

Written by Gary Wonning

Many people live and visit Sedona every year.

They come from all walks of life and many times see and experience things they never imagined would be possible.

They have seen a side of life many of us never have an opportunity to observe. Their experiences give them a different perspective than we may have, even though we cannot understand or comprehend their point of view, that doesn’t make their knowledge invalid or out of the realm of possibility.

We were once at a private party with a group of people we vaguely knew. One of the gentleman present would go out into the desert at night and take a photo of the empty night sky, when he processed the film there would be lights in the sky that came from an unknown origin.

This was well documented and many people over time, had been with him when it actually happened.

As I conversed with them that evening I noticed they all had a necklace with what looked like a dream catcher with a miniature spare plug in the middle. The necklace seemed interesting and in it’s own way was very unique.

As I questioned them about it, I was told it was a transponder; since this was  shortly before the new millennial, they all felt that at midnight on New Year’s Eve,  the top would come off of Bell Rock, the extraterrestrials would emerge and with this necklace, the people wearing the necklace would be  able to communicate with them.

Obviously, this never happened, but who can say, maybe in  the future, an event like this will come about, and maybe some piece of jewelry would be necessary to communicate, who knows?

In this universe, with all the infinite possibilities, anything can be possible.

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.

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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.

The Energy of Sedona is Powerful

photo of Bell Rock in Sedona ARizona

The portals of Sedona

Written by Gary Wonning

I’ve seen people who have never been to Sedona before start crying as they enter the city, overcome by not only the beauty of the red rocks, but the emotional release created by the intense energy coming from the vortexes as well. They all leave with a renewed sense of purpose and a different understanding of life.

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 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 , Bell Rock Encounter

Written by Gary Wonning

“clumps” of energy I observed were actually extraterrestrial souls who were forming up physical bodies by gathering elements from the earth’s environment so they could survive on planet Earth.

I learned later that it was at this time I ascended into a UFO above the rock and met the same aliens I had encountered when I was seventeen years old.

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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.

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.