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August / September 2016

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The Spiritual Heart of Hoodoos, stupas and vortexes add allure to a stunning locale allure to a stunning locale By Genie Davis INTO THE VORTEX A t Earth Wisdom Jeep Tours, guide Kevin Tor- res leads visitors straight to the heart of Sedona's beauty every day. Torres is one of 25 operators at the company, which specializes in tours that intermingle elements of quantum physics with an under- standing of the land and spiritu- al energies of what are known as Sedona's vortexes. An energy vortex is a natural location that some report as prac- tically vibrating with a powerful en- ergy that surges naturally from the earth. Most who feel this energy say they fi nd it to be inspirational and benefi cial. "How I explain a vortex is I relate it to the human body," Torres says. " e human heart creates the identical ener- gy to that of a vortex; the spiritual experience is purely po- tential, based on how people perceive that energy." Earth Wisdom's tours run 2.5 hours, and while there are plenty of jeep tours available throughout Sedona, this par- ticular company is one that takes visi- tors to several diff erent energy sites in the Coconino National Forest. "I guide tourists to experience that energy, but I don't have an outcome for them," Torres says. " ey're allowed to W hether or not you believe in the healing properties of energy vortexes, Sedona exudes a metaphysical aura. Red rocks, blue sky, rugged hikes, grand vistas and spiritual contemplation attract a steady stream of seekers and nature lovers to this enchanting Arizona destination. Sedona is a wildly eclectic mix of natural beauty and cosmic quests that some fi nd irresistible. CONTINUED NEXT PAGE august/september 2016 29 Photos: Genie Davis

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