Sedona, Arizona, situated in the heart of the American desert South West, is one of the planet’s most sacred sites. Sedona’s main attraction is its array of red sandstone formations. The formations appear to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by the rising or setting sun. The red rocks form a popular backdrop for many activities, ranging from spiritual pursuits to the hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails.
Sedona was named after Sedona Arabella Miller Schnebly (1877–1950), the wife of Theodore Carlton Schnebly, the city’s first postmaster, who was celebrated for her hospitality and industriousness. Her mother, Amanda Miller, claimed to have made the name up because “it sounded pretty”.
“In Sedona you have to be very careful of what you think – what you have on your mind (according to Tom Dong, the author of “The Mysteries of Sedona: The New Age Frontier”) – because those thoughts INSTANTLY begin to manifest. Whether good for you or bad for you – you learn not to be careless about your thought process”.
Photo album of Lana Hanke and Jurate Gattini