New Age, Gay Friendly US Destinations

Published Date Author: , January 2nd, 2015

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In 1880, a wealthy man by the name of George Washington Vanderbilt II visited Asheville, North Carolina with his mother from New York. While on vacation near the Blue Ridge Mountain range, George had an unusual moment of clarity. He stared out into the woods and decided, at that precise moment, to build a second home. The Biltmore Estate, America’s largest privately owned estate and a top public attraction, is now internationally famous. Interestingly enough, his affluent friends found this quiet corner of Appalachia an odd choice over Upstate New York, which would have been much closer to home. To this day, locals swear it was the vortex and its metaphysical properties that swayed Vanderbilt. That vortex undoubtedly remains in Asheville, as tens of thousands of travelers are magically and mysteriously drawn to the quirky town each year as a place of calm, serenity, and “good energy.”

World-renowned psychic Cari Roy says that energy vortexes are what ancient cartographers called “lei lines” where certain intersections of higher energy cross. “If the globe has nerve centers,” she says, “these would be spiritual energy nerve centers. There’s some magnetic stuff behind lei lines so they literally have higher magnetism.”

Places like Asheville, North Carolina; Sedona, Arizona; and Santa Fe, New Mexico are all known to have vortexes, which may have fostered New Age communities. Dwellers who have lived around these destinations go as far back as Native Americans, who used them as healing spots. There was always a clear interest in these areas, from these earliest inhabitants to the much later rise of the New Age trend.

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