Sedona´s unique spiritual and metaphysical constellation is almost as well-known and sought-after as its natural splendor. Sedona is perched among a landscape of red cliffs rich in iron oxide, which give these lands a unique energetic configuration. Since ancient times, this red rock landscape has been regarded as a powerful spiritual site. For generations it has drawn people seeking guidance, spiritual renewal and transformation.
Countless people have traveled to Sedona not just to marvel at its natural beauty, but to experience these spiritual and metaphysical resources. Almost anyone who comes here can sense a powerful impact on their mind, body and soul – and many seek to explore the area´s transformational potential.
The ancient peoples knew of Sedona´s spiritual and metaphysical energies and connected with them in sacred rites. Members of First Nation tribes still honor the powers of these lands in NATIVE CEREMONY. In the western world, these energies are most commonly referred to with the term “VORTEX”. This denotes a location of spiraling energy and was first coined by a handful of mystics who came to the Sedona area in the 1970s. They looked for and mapped out what they knew were places of power. Their testaments drew a wide variety of esoteric scholars, students and practitioners to the area.
Today, Sedona is celebrated as a METAPHYSICAL MECCA, a place of energetic reconfiguration and wellness, and a center of spirituality. More than one million people come to Sedona yearly searching a spiritual or metaphysical experience of some kind. A number of First Nations people and western practitioners offer their guidance in communing with the energies which are concentrated here – on various levels. Please be aware that these levels, some of which we have listed below, overlap and feed back into each other; they do not have sharp delineations.
Sedona´s practitioner community caters to people with all levels of experience, from the curious newcomer to the studied metaphysic. Wherever you might place yourself on this range – we can help match you up with the spiritual or esoteric experience you are looking for.
The spiritual realm addresses your soul and your connection to things greater than yourself. The Yavapai and the Apache nations, who have lived on these lands for the past six centuries, seek this connection in traditional ceremony. Several First Nations people in the Sedona area conduct native ceremony, which may be attended by visitors upon invitation. There are also non-native practitioners who offer spiritual self-assessment and counseling in various forms - for instance, through totem paintings, family constellations and emotional release.
This encompasses predominantly physical efforts toward well-being – although, as we all know, an invigorated body makes for a relaxed mind and a smiling soul. So come and enjoy a relaxing massage under the red rocks, stretch and center your body and mind with a yoga, meditation or exercise class on these unique grounds, or pamper yourself with a variety of spa treatments from facials to fango. Some even feel inspired to seek the counsel of a nutritionist or dietician as part of a comprehensive experience of well-being.
Energy work addresses the unique energetic configuration of the human body and the so-called Qi or Chi, the life force itself. Some practitioners in this field seek to map an individual´s energetic constellation, for instance via aura photography. Some attempt to clear clear blockages or congestions of energy flow, using techniques like Reiki (the transferral and movement of energy through touch), Chakra Clearing (addressing the body´s seven energy centers) or Feng Shui (directed at energetically structuring the space around you).
Practitioners in the psychic realm offer to help you look into a larger context of your life in both time and space. Psychic readings for instance, might address the significance of certain events or people in your life and attempt to guide future decisions. You may choose to consult astrology, where the constellation of the stars is considered a formative force in a person´s life. Or you may want to attempt a glimpse into a former existence through past life regression.