Sedona (Population 6,600 people, 3,400 new age flakes and 4 million plus tourists a year) is at the mouth of the beautiful Oak Creek Canyon. It sits on the drained ocean floor about 4,500 feet above sea level in the high desert surrounded by massive red rock formations. When in Sedona you feel like you are inside a magnificent National Park.
Sedona is known worldwide as a “spiritual mecca” and global power spot. It sucks in new age flakes from around the world who profess to be amazing healers, intuitives, artists and spiritual guides.
These new agers claim that the majestic red rock scenery and evergreen vegetation are reasons for the unique energy of Sedona and its “regenerative and inspirational effects”. They claim that the reddish orange color of the rocks stimulates the neurons and enhances creative thinking and problem solving. I know it stimulated Jimmy’s neurons (see “Caught in a Vortex?“). Personally I found swimming in the cold Oak Creek the most stimulating.
We ended up meeting a woman named Claire and we partied on the top of the vortex until the sun came up and filled the canyon. That morning she grabbed her bags and jumped on board Destiny to road trip with Jimmy and me to Santa Fe. She apparently had a very flexible schedule.