Here their medicine-men still come, as they always came in the olden time, to study spiritual wisdom and learn the secrets of life from the Great Spirit. These waters were used to purify oneself and thereby gain knowledge, strength of body and spirit, and, hopefully, the secrets of the gods.
For over 2,000 years, Pueblo peoples occupied a vast region of the south-western United States. Chaco Canyon, a major center of ancestral Pueblo culture between 850 and 1250, was a focus for ceremonials, trade and political activity for the prehistoric Four Corners area.
There are certain places in Sedona where people believe you can “feel” the vortices stronger than in other locations, where the electromagnetic energy is concentrated. There are four such particularly strong vortices in Sedona, each worth a visit.
The north side of Mt. Shasta has been inhabited since at least 600 BC, possibly 2500 BC. Artifacts in the greater area suggest 9,000 years of Native American habitation. Long venerated as a sacred place, the mountain takes its name from the local Sastise (Shastan) Indians.