Spiritual places have always attracted large amounts of people. They travel thousands of miles to touch the sacred energy in the worlds most famous spiritual places. There are lots of mysterious objects all over the planet and many legends and tales link to them.
People visit spiritual places for many different reasons. Some want to understand the spiritual world better or find greater harmony within themselves. Others are seeking psychic phenomena, spiritual healing or to witness miracles with their own two eyes. In this article, we will introduce you to 11 of the most spiritual places in the world.
1. Stonehenge, England
Stonehenge is one of the wonders of the world. It is the most famous prehistoric monument in Europe. It consists of a ring of standing stones. Each stone is around 13 feet high, 7 feet wide and weighing around 25 tons. Stonehenge is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Its location is right in the heart of the densest complex of Neolithic and bronze age monuments in England. According to scientists, Stonehenge was an Observatory, the iconic menhirs of the druids and the cemetery. There are many theories that say this place is a portal to another dimension.
2. Pyramids Of Giza, Egypt
Pyramids of Giza are also called the Great Pyramids. It is the most famous spiritual place in Africa. Presumably, it has a connection with the constellation of Orion. Egypt’s pharaohs expected to become gods in the afterlife. To prepare for the life after death they built temples for the gods and giant pyramid tombs for themselves. They filled the pyramid tombs with all the things each ruler would need to guide himself into the next world. Translated from Greek “Pyramid” means a polyhedron. In this shape, Pharaohs imagined their “afterlife home”.
3. The Himalayas, Tibet
The Himalayas (translated from Sanskrit as “the land of snow”) – is the highest mountain range on Earth, located in Asia. Many wise men, monks, and priests come to the Himalayas to finish their life on earth. The snow-capped peaks attract and fascinate and make it impossible to tear your eyes away. Buddhists and adherents of Hinduism consider the Himalayas a Holy place created for meditation and karma purification. There are many attractions of Tibetan Buddhists in the Himalayas, including the residence of the Dalai Lama. There are also more than 3,200 monasteries in Tibet and mosques for Tibetan Muslims.
4. Easter Island, Chile
Easter Island is a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. There are famous 20-meter high stone statues on this island. They are carved from compressed volcanic ash in the form of huge human heads. According to the legends of the natives, each statue contains a powerful force, which the ancestors of the first king of the island placed there. Legends say that giants were made in quarries in the center of the island and from there they “walked” by themselves to the place of their present location. Isotericians believe “island of Mysteries” is the remnants of the dead Atlantis. Helena Blavatsky wrote in her book that there once lived representatives of an unknown race, perhaps it was the Atlanteans or Lemurians.
5. Mount Shasta, USA
Every year hundreds of fans of spiritualism, occultism and other spiritual teachings arrive at Mount Shasta. The Shasta Indians believed that it is the center of the universe, bioenergy considering the vortex as the point of concentration of extraordinary cosmic power and the portal into the fifth dimension. Mount Shasta has also been a focus for the legends, centered on a hidden city of advanced beings from the lost continent of Lemuria. In 1931, Wisar Spenle Cerve wrote ‘Lemuria: the lost continent of the Pacific’ about the hidden Lemurians of Mount Shasta.
6. Fortingall Yew, Scotland
Fortingall Yew is the oldest tree in Europe that grows in Perthshire (Scotland).The age of this tree is about 5000 years. The girth of its trunk is 18 meters. In Scotland, Fortingale Yew is considered sacred. One local legend says that Pontius Pilate was born in the shade of this tree and played there as a child.
7. Arunachala, India
Arunachala is a sacred hill in Tamil Nadu (India). It is one of the main places for pilgrimage followers of Shaivism. According to the legend, this is where Shiva received the revelation of the highest knowledge. The temple of Lord Shiva (the Annamalaiyar Temple) is located at the base of the hill.
8. Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu is the city of ancient America. Its location is on the territory of modern Peru, 6 km from the village of Aguascalientes, on top of a ridge at an altitude of 2450 meters above sea level. Machu Picchu has the title of the wonder of the world. Some archaeologists believe that the great ruler of the Incas Pachacutec built this city as a sacred mountain shelter a century before the conquest of his Empire around 1440. It functioned until 1532 when the Spaniards invaded the territory of the Inca Empire wherein 1532, all its inhabitants mysteriously disappeared.
9. Arkaim, Russia
Now Arkaim is an Archaeological Museum and one of the most famous spiritual places in the world. Its location is in South Ural (Chelyabinsk region) in Russia. Arkaim territory is an anomalous zone – a place of power with ‘unusual’ energy. Almost everyone who visits Arkaim can see different supernatural activities: UFOs, flashing lights, glow, foggy clots and other anomalous phenomena. In ancient times, there was the eponymous city of Arkaim. It had a ring structure oriented by stars (ancient Aryan culture attached great importance to astrology). About 4 thousand years ago the inhabitants of Arkaim left the town and burned it for an unknown reason. Most people who visit Arkaim experience hallucinations, a state of altered consciousness and even slowdown or acceleration of the physical course of time.
10. Chichen Itza, Mexico
The city of Chichen Itza used to be one of the Mayan capitals. Its ruins are just one and a half kilometers from the Mexican town Piste in the state of Yucatan. The most famous building of Chichen Itza is the Temple of Kukulkan. Chichen Itza consists of nine levels with an even more ancient pyramid at it’s top. Researchers managed to get into it through the holes in the floor of the lower tier and discovered an ancient Mayan sculpture, including the “Red Jaguar” with eyes carved from jade and spots on the skin.
11. Nanshan Buddhism center, China
Nanshan Buddhism center is the largest Buddhist center in Asia. The temple complex is dedicated to the Goddess of mercy Guan Yin. The entrance to the Park is the Heavenly gate of non-duality. In Buddhist philosophy, the last step in achieving enlightenment is a symbolic passage through this gate. One of the main attractions of Nanshan Park is the temple with the gold statue of Guan Yin. The Guinness book of records listed the Golden Guan Yin as the largest Golden statue in Asia.
The Bottom Line
Visiting spiritual places has a beneficial effect on our health and gives us strength. People who have infertility, severe disease, visit these places in the hope of getting rid of their ailments. Spiritual places can remove negative energy from a person, clean our aura and give us clarity of mind. Most people notice big changes after visiting spiritual places. Some of them even say that they will never be the same after visiting these kinds of places. It’s no wonder so many spiritual gurus, yoga teachers, healers and meditation practitioners choose spiritual places for their retreats, workshops, and conferences.
Finally, I would like to say that each of us has a special place for evoking happy memories and it can be as simple as the edge of the forest, a high river road, a three oaks meadow, or the top of the hill. I believe we can all call these special places our personal ‘spiritual places’. Spending time in these places is also very important because our positive memories and the energy of these places can inspire, heal, give us strength, peace, and harmony.