Thirteen Signs That You’re Having an Awakening

What does awakening look like? Would you know if it happened to you? If you are feeling a little loopy and are not sure what’s going on, you could be in the midst of an awakening. Here are thirteen signs to let you know for sure. Feeling Not Yourself Remember what it felt like to […]

What to Expect on a Sacred Travel Journey

Have you ever wondered what to expect from a sacred travel journey? What might happen? Every trip is different. Every person is different. There are some commonalities to pilgrimage. If you know what to expect, you can get the most out of your experience. Energy Shifts The law of resonance says that things of a […]

Hiking the Crabtree Falls Vortex

Vortex Hunters lists places around the world that people report as having an energy vortex. I am always a little skeptical, but that doesn’t stop me from checking it out. This past weekend, I took a group of people up to Crabtree Falls (Virginia) to see- vortex or no vortex? One of the things that […]

The Ah Effect of Caving

In all my years as a spiritual traveler, I’ve never seen anything written about spiritual caving. I find this strange because even if you are completely unaware of the history of a site, just leaving behind the noise and familiarity of “civilization” brings you closer to center – both the center of the earth and your own […]

Why The “A La Carte” Version of Spirituality Doesn’t Work

The modern view of spirituality is often to take a little of this and a little of that and mash it all together to create something that works for you. It’s like ordering a la carte. Add a pinch of Christianity, plus a dash of Buddhism, some Indian chanting, and a little bit of aboriginal ritual thrown […]

Eight Reasons to See Ostia Antica

I am not sure why you never hear more about Ostia Antica. It’s just a quick jaunt outside of Rome. It’s an amazing site that I spent all day roaming around. Here are my top eight reasons to see Ostia Antica. It’s Convenient to Rome It’s only 20 miles from Rome. It’s served by a […]

Why You Can’t Get “More” Spiritual

I sometimes hear people say that they want to get “more” spiritual. Or sometimes they talk about how they are more spiritual than someone else. You can’t get “more” spiritual. That would be like saying that you’re more pregnant than someone else. Spirituality is something that we all have to the same degree. Some of […]

Beware the Plastic Shaman!

I know it’s not politically correct to say what I am about to say, but say it I must. “Beware the plastic shaman!” What is a plastic shaman? A plastic shaman is a person who represents him or herself as a traditional spiritual leader without the tradition, culture, or knowledge to back it up. Like […]

Eight Reasons to Visit West Kennet Long Barrow

It’s hard to say what is my favorite spot in England. There are so many mystical and powerful places. West Kennet Long Barrow is definitely high on the list though. Here are my top eight reasons to visit West Kennet Long Barrow. It’s really close to Avebury Circle, Avebury Manor and Garden, Silbury Hill, Windmill […]

What to Know Before You Go Vortex Hunting

What is vortex? A vortex is a naturally occurring swirl of energy that spins around a central axis. Tornadoes and water spiraling down a drain are typical examples. These usually pop up spontaneously and end when the energy runs out. The type of energy vortex that is connected with spiritual sites may open up without […]