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Archive for the ‘Mystical places and spaces’ Category

Jun
2011
26
Stone temple pilot: Teotihuacan, Mexico

Stone temple pilot: Teotihuacan, Mexico

Don Miguel Ruiz, author of the bestselling book The Four Agreements, invites people to go to the largest pyramid in the Americas for a peak experience. Now I know why. I just had one. PAUL KAIHLA — Like a typical gringo turista, I launched into a litany of questions about historical facts so that I ...
Jun
2011
7
Spiritual Surf: Our summer 2011 travel edition

Spiritual Surf: Our summer 2011 travel edition

A Soul’s Code short-list of magical, mystical tours Where does the tallest tree in the world live? As old as Christ, a redwood called “Hyperion” went ‘undiscovered’ by humans until recently Where do NASA and Nova research the origins of life after the Big Bang? Mono Lake, California is the most primordial place on the...
Jan
2011
30
How I learned not to fear death

How I learned not to fear death

My mother’s mortality brought me face-to-face with my own BY JESSICA VARGA — My mother and I were having breakfast when she said abruptly, “I hate to talk about this . . . but just in case anything happens to me, I have a living will on the dresser in my bedroom.” I froze and stared ...
Jan
2011
12
Why Halo Reach, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Final Fantasy are a religious experience

Why Halo Reach, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Final Fantasy are a religious experience

SPIRITUAL IQ QUIZ — Religions channel the fears and aspirations of our collective unconscious through archetypal images and stories. That’s why the religious enterprise has been so successful for such a long period of time. And maybe it’s also why video games are the fastest-growing form of modern entertainment. If you don’t...
Jan
2011
10
Peak experience: Empty and loving it

Peak experience: Empty and loving it

After years of yoga, meditation and an exhaustive soul search, “I” turned out to be the void  left when the rest of me was chiseled away BY LAURA KATLEMAN-PRUE – As far back as I can remember, I wanted my life to mean something important. I intuited that life was a precious gift, but I ...
Dec
2010
3
Hollywood milks Mayan Armageddon

Hollywood milks Mayan Armageddon

Global warming, Mid-East nukes and economic distress? No worries! It’s only the end of the world as we know it, in Roland Emmerich’s third disaster movie. This time, it gets spiritual BY SOUL’S CODE — When Spanish adventurers, centuries after the Conquest, stumbled upon Mayan ruins in the jungles of present-day Mexico, they...
Oct
2010
1
Can a whole country be a spiritual guide?

Can a whole country be a spiritual guide?

An Australian tour operator in her adopted homeland of Egypt discovers how ‘place’ is the driving force of her life purpose GUEST COLUMN BY KERRIE GUY — We all have experienced mystical places and spaces. For some, it’s a pilgrimage across northern Spain. For others, it might be Cabo or other tropical escapes. For me, ...
Apr
2010
9
Name the most spiritual city in America

Name the most spiritual city in America

Most of the gurus and guides on Soul’s Code would answer that spirituality is an unmeasurable quality. But  a regional economist would answer the above question with two words: Ojai, California BY PAUL KAIHLA — Ojai, CA is to spirituality what Silicon Valley is to technology. Due east and a 40-minute hop inland from Santa ...
Feb
2010
11

If this is Saturday, it must be St. Patrick’s Day

The sacred day of the Irish Saint Patrick is actually on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 but Americans of Irish and non-Celtic origin are already going holy-roller BY BRIAN CAULFIELD — In the United States many of us will get quite drunk as St. Patrick’s day rolls around once more. But on the last Sunday in ...
Nov
2009
24
When in Rome: My Thanksgiving Pilgrimage

When in Rome: My Thanksgiving Pilgrimage

“At that moment, language, distance and time were transcended. Where the sacred brings the past and present together is the point at which each experienced traveler knows that any one of us is open to meeting the next person.” BY KOHL GLAU — When traveling abroad, I strive not to be just another tourist, either ...