Throughout time, man has linked geological wonders with mystical phenomena. Some of these extraordinary locations are said to heal the body, enlighten the mind or inspire the soul. Whether you believe in the spiritual realm or not, these legendary landmarks are seeped in history, culture and ancient lore – and most are just plain gorgeous. America has its fair share of such wondrous places, many a part of Native mythology. Here are 15 sacred sites in the States that are worth checking out.
1. Cathedral Rock, Sedona, Arizona
The entire area around Sedona is considered a spiritual mecca for New Age believers. Cathedral Rock, in particular, is said to be a “power vortex” of magnetic energy that can lift moods and change perspectives. Alternative healers and “sensitive” people swear by the mystical powers of these red rocks. Whether you buy this or not, it makes for stunning views and breathtaking hikes, and that’s enough of a reason to visit. The rusty hues show off particularly well in the dawn and dusk light.