Some metaphysical enthusiasts suggest that there are areas situated on ley lines, which are believed to be energy pathways connecting sacred sites worldwide. When I first learned about the Energy Vortices (https://seedoftexas.com/peace/vortex/) connecting underground within a rough triangular region between Austin, San Antonio and Llano, Texas, I knew there had to be some kind of marker to signify the spot. I was inspired by a few nearby signs, the Texas Olive Company, Luckenbach, and the classic Jacob’s Well sign. I knew this was exactly what the Seed of Life needed to put it ‘on the map.’
So I began to make a list of places that I felt represented the best historic or metaphysically significant places on planet earth. The concept was drawn up and mileage calculated. Jamie ‘Fawn” Bihl lent a steady hand in the final executions of a few signs as well as helping to get it screwed into place.
Here is what you will find on our sign and their accompanying significance. Obviously, there are many other appropriate locations that did not make the final cut, but I only had 7′ of telephone pole to use and I wished to have diversity of geographic locations.
Rupes Nigra – 3,854 miles
A mysterious “Black Rock” in Roman mythology, associated with the divine and considered significant in ancient Roman spirituality. A magnetic “black rock” is also believed to be located at the North Pole. It was described by Mercator as 33 “French” miles in size, and claimed it explained why compasses point north. Jules Verne mentions it in The Adventures of Captain Hatteras.
Garden of the Gods, Colorado – 696 miles
Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, these stunning red sandstone rock formations are a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. The red rocks were considered sacred by Native American cultures and a place for spiritual contemplation.
Nikola Tesla conducted groundbreaking experiments in Colorado Springs in the early 20th Century due to the area’s high altitude, low air pressure, and dry climate, which he believed were ideal conditions for his experiments in etheric wireless power transmission and electricity research.
Tulum, Mexico – 980 miles
Home to Mayan ruins overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, it holds cultural and historical significance, reflecting ancient Mayan spirituality and architecture. It dates back to the late Postclassic period, around the 13th century AD
Mount Shasta, Northern California – 1,526 miles
Regarded as a mystical and spiritually charged mountain, it attracts seekers of enlightenment and metaphysical experiences. It is believed that angelic interdimensional beings like to hang out there! And no wonder, Mount Shasta is the source of several stunning gushing headwaters, including the Sacramento River, the McCloud River, and the Shasta River, making it a significant contributor to the water supply in Northern California.
Nag Hammadi, Egypt – 7,364 miles
I chose Nag Hamaddi Library in Egypt over Alexandria, Giza Plateau, Luxor or ancient Karnak, because of its significance to Modern Chirstianity. Karnak was primarily a religious and ceremonial complex located in Thebes, Egypt and the Nag Hammadi Library was a half days walk from that vicinity. The Library was most likely left by a group of monks in the early 4th Century to preserve the books during a time of theological controversy in the early Christian church. The texts were protected from destruction or suppression by religious authorities for a time such as ours.
Mount Mitchell, North Carolina – 1015 miles
Some believe that Asheville and the surrounding mountains, including Mount Mitchell, possess energy vortexes or areas with heightened spiritual energy. Lush forests, pristine rivers, and scenic mountains of the area, including highest peak in the eastern United States, inspire connection to nature and G*D. The region has a rich history of Native American cultures, including the Cherokee Nation.
Sedona, Arizona – 1,890 miles
Stunning red rock formations similar to those found in Utah’s National Parks, were primarily shaped by millions of years of geological processes. The rocks are primarily composed of red sandstone and limestone layers, which were deposited during the Permian period around 250 million years ago. Sedona has become famous for its energy vortexes, it’s a destination for individuals seeking healing, spiritual growth, and metaphysical experiences.
Glastonbury, England – 4,856 miles
In Celtic and pre-Christian mythology, Avalon was sometimes referred to as “The Isle of Apples” and was seen as a sacred place associated with the Otherworld, a realm of supernatural beings and divine energies. Glastonbury Abbey, was built on this site during the Middle Ages. The abbey was founded in the 7th Century. It is believed to be the burial place of King Arthur, making it a site of Arthurian legend and spiritual pilgrimage and also the site where Joseph of Arimathea is said to have brought the Holy Grail.
Calico Basin, Nevada – 1,057 miles
The Calico Basin is in Red Rock National Conservation area just west of Las Vegas. There are ancient petroglyphs, and a natural spring in the area bringing life to the desert and a more recently installed giant spiral labyrinth which was the inspiration for our labyrinth.
Mount Kailash, Tibet – 8,200 miles
Mount Kailash is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva in Hinduism, a place where the Buddha is said to have practiced, and an important spiritual destination for Jain pilgrims. The mountain itself is known for its distinctive shape and the challenging pilgrimage route that circumambulates it, known as the Kora. Many pilgrims perform the Kora, which is believed to bring spiritual purification and blessings.
Machu Picchu, Peru – 4,441 miles
The 15th Century Inca citadel perched high in the Andes Mountains of Peru is renowned for its remarkable architecture and breathtaking panoramic views. It is often referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas,” and is an archaeological marvel and UNESCO World Heritage Site
Grotto de la Sainte-Baume – 5,459 miles
Legend has it that Saint Mary Magdalene, along with her companions Mary the mother of James and Mary Salome, arrived on the shores of what is now Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a town in the Camargue region of southern France, after a journey by sea. The town hosts an annual pilgrimage, “Pèlerinage aux Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.”
There are several other sites in the area dedicated to her, the Basilica of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, Basilica of Mary Magdalene, Vézelay, and Église Sainte-Madeleine, Aix-en-Provence. The “Grotto” is a cave sanctuary traditionally believed to be where Saint Mary Magdalene spent her last years in contemplation, attracting spiritual seekers.
Mount Carmel, Israel – 7,199 miles
Mount Carmel is in northern Israel along the Mediterranean coast. At one point, it was called the “mount and temple of Zeus” in the Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax. Pythagoras’ visited to the mountain as one of the most sacred and revered places of his time. It is currently home to the Bahá’í World Centre and the Shrine of the Báb.
For Christians, it’s associated with the prophet Elijah, who is believed to have confronted the prophets of Baal on the mountain. Mount Carmel is recorded to be the center of the Northern Essene community that was supported by the Nazarene kibbutz, a day’s walk away, roughly 20 miles away. It is very possible that this is where Yashua (Jesus) may have studied to become a rabbi in his unknown years. In the Middle Ages, it became associated with the Carmelite Order, and the Stella Maris Monastery was established.