How can you not love a town with castles, energy vortexes, fertility deities, and huge phallic rocks?!
Sedona, Arizona has everything a traveler could want. Well, travelers who like men.
Shall we start with the spiritual stuff, and work our way down? Err, I mean south. Wait, scratch that. NO, NO, don’t scratch that!
Sedona, in case you’ve never been, is known for its spiritual and metaphysical community. The town has four energy vortexes, places where you are likely to feel energy coming up from the earth.
Whether it was the suggestion of such or an actual spiritual experience, my friend (the one I connected with while standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona), and I both “felt” something. (Now, now. Remember we’re talking about the spiritual stuff here.)
This is a view of Sedona from the top of the Airport Rd Vortex.
Kokopelli, the Fertility God
Every where I looked there were tributes to Kokopelli, the fertility deity. Although, none I saw were depicted with the large phallus as mentioned in Wikipedia. Too bad.
And the World’s Largest Kokopelli is in Camp Verde, Arizona where he watches over cars in a parking lot. Seems a bit undignified for a fertility deity, don’t you think?
Montezuma’s Castle. Or Not.
Montezuma Castle National Monument is in Cape Verde, Arizona. It appears I have a castle theme going on. But unlike my recent visit to a castle, no one was still living in Montezuma’s Castle. And this one was built around 800 years ago in 1200 AD. (Thanks to Tom G at 20 Prospect for the suggestion!)
The castle is misnamed – Montezuma was never there. Huh? No Montezuma at the castle named after him, and Christopher Columbus is now known as a bad guy. Is it just me, or does American history seem to be flaky?
Wacky Rock Formations
Sedona is big on rocks. And they have some big ones. Ahem.
They also like to name them. Below are just a few…
Next up I get my kicks on The Birthplace of Route 66, eat food at The Roadkill Cafe, and have a look in Pandora’s Box in the men’s room.