"Sacred spots can produce peak spiritual experiences for those whose intention it is to open to the energies that infuse the area. Travelers on pilgrimages experience visions, heightened consciousness, transcendence, heart opening, and healing. The transformative nature of the energies ignites the higher mind, soul and spirit of the individual and opens a window into unseen dimensions."
After last night's fantastic showing of "Les Stroud's Beyond Survival: Descendants of the Inkan High Priests," where Les was led by Don Humberto and a few other Q'ero to the the Qollur Rit’i festival, I spent some time learning more about the festival. It takes place at 15,000 feet on Mt. Ausungate and around 30,000 people make the tough trek through the Andes to get there every year to pray for abundance and fertility. There's a fantastic picture slide show, a great video of the festival, and a link to the TV show in the full post.
"A few miles northeast of Mexico City stands the ancient site of Teotihuacan, the largest city which Mesoamerica would produce in Pre-Columbian times. Orthodox archaeologists are divided concerning the dating of the site, some believing it flourished from 1500 to 1000 BC, and others stating a later period of 100 BC to 700 AD. However, an increasing number of scholars studying the mythology, anthropology and archaeology of the Valley of Mexico suggest that Teotihuacan may be far older than previously assumed and, amazingly, that it may be part of an archaic planet-spanning sacred geography mapped by a mysterious lost civilization."