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Sedona is a city in Arizona. It has a population of about 10,000 and is home to some spectacular rock formations and large forests. For a long time it was best known for its high-quality river fishing. Since the 1980's it has become the de-facto New Age capital of the west coast.
According to the official Sedona website, the red color of the rocks is "neuro stimulating" and "enhances creative thinking and problem solving", and the green forests encourage "hope and renewal".
Much of the Sedona woo originates from the theory that it's a conjuction of so-called "vortexes", of which Sedona has many: "upflow/masculine/electric, inflow/feminine/magnetic, or combination/electromagnetic, etc."
"What is a Vortex," one might ask? We'll let them explain:
“”Vortex sites are enhanced energy locations that facilitate prayer, meditation, mind/body healing, and exploring your relationship with your Soul and the divine. They are neither electric nor magnetic (although these words are often used to describe the vortexes, along with the other nomenclature such as masculine or feminine sites). The explanation for vortexes lies more at the boundaries of known science, rather than in electromagnetic descriptions or gender related labels.
Recently the PBS program Nova, featured a breakthrough in physics called “String Theory” (also known as super-strings) that is revolutionizing all of science on the same order of magnitude that Einstein’s discoveries did in the early 1900’s. The key spiritual implications of super-strings is that the world’s top scientists agree that all things exist in a minimum of 10 or more dimensions. Simply stated, Vortex sites are locations having energy flows in those deeper dimension that the Soul can soar on.
Wow, that's an impressive amount of Deepak Chopra-level of gobbledygook. What does it even mean? And all of the above is from the Sedona city website, so you can imagine what the woomeisters make of it!
- Pete Sanders — Sedona vortex woo promoter.