Sacred Sites Around The World
To continue on the retreat you will find places around the world that are known to be sacred or spiritual. Maybe you will feel a connection with the divine in some of these locations, appreciate the architecture, or the history.
The true purpose of Stonehenge remains a mystery to this day, but there are a few theories. One theory suggests that the original purpose of Stonehenge was a burial site of huge significance. Another theory is that it was a site of healing. The placement of the huge stones has a significant relationship with astronomical alignments of the moon and sun including the solstices, equinoxes, and lunar and solar eclipses.
Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu is one of the world’s most well known sacred sites. It is famous because of the ingenuity of the Incas to have built such a place because of the engineering of it so long ago. It is said that it could have been the home of the Inca emperor, or a special religious site for the noble.
Sedona is an area that has vortexes which are spinning energies that are beneficial for healing, meditation, and spiritual growth. There are several such places around the world. It is a beautiful place with many special rock formations which are said to emit these powerful energies. Even if you are a non-believer in metaphysics, you will feel better when you leave this place.
Faerie Pools, Isle of Sky
The pools are located at the foot of the Black Cuillin Mountains in Scotland on the Isle of Skye. The pools are crystal clear blue water, and located on the River Brittle. It is a magical place and the mystical visions here can be very easily felt. It is said that this place is so beautiful it seems like when you are there that you are in a dream.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
This awe-inspiring temple was built in the 12th century, and is the largest religious monument on earth. It covers more than 400. The buildings and arrangement of the capitals points to a higher society in the Khmer Empire. It is an important place to illustrate their values as well as lofty architecture and artistry.
Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet
At 12,139 feet above sea level, this is the most sizeable construction in the country of Tibet. Legends of this place say about this rocky hill that there was a sacred cave there and that it was the secret place where Bodhisattva Chenresias lived. There is lots of history here.
Uluru or Ayers Rock, Australia
Uluru, or Ayers Rock is a famous Australian landmark. To the Native Aboriginals, the care takers of the land, it is sacred. They believe that the rock and surrounding environment was created by their ancestors and they are still there today.
Cape Reinga, New Zealand
In Maori this place is called Te Rerenga Wairua. It is the place where the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean meet. It is located at the northern tip of New Zealand. Sometimes the water is smooth when the two waters meet, and at other times it could be called angry. It is considered to be the most spiritual place for the Maori people. This is where a person’s spirit comes after their death to travel to their everlasting home.
This Buddhist temple is located in Java. The construction dates back to the eighth and ninth centuries. Borobudur consist of dome shaped structures that contain artifacts related to Buddha. This temple was created to represent the path to enlightenment. Each tier stands for a place in the universe, and the higher you climb the closer you are to Nirvana.
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
The main purpose of the great pyramids was that it was a place for spiritual initiation. The initiates would undergo the process of real illumination in the pyramids. They did this because the pyramid is the symbolism of man’s inner seeking. The ancient Egyptians cared about initiates finding the Divine within.
Lady of Lourdes Church
There is water at the Grotto of Massabielle in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, France that is famous for its healing quality and miracles. People come here for the specific purpose of being healed. It is located in the Pyrenees Mountains.