What originally brought us to Sedona was finding out about these vortexes, or ley lines of magnetic energy that apparently abound in this area. I didn’t feel an ounce of this energy, but I was blown away by the view.
We also visited Montezuma Castle National Monument — cliff-dwellings erected by Pre-Columbian Sinagua people around 700 AD. When this site was discovered by European Americans in the mid-1800s, it was assumed that the site was established by the Aztec emperor Montezuma, hence the name. Well, the Europeans were wrong as the buildings actually predate Montezuma himself. The cliff-dwellings form a series of rooms that can be compared to a modern-day apartment building. You don’t really get this impression from the ground, but we learned that the structure actually consists of five stories. I felt more energy here than I did at the vortexes. This ancient site is full of wonder.