There are many places on the planet that appear to have great healing powers. Many of these have been studied and have many believers and followers.
Examples - Lourdes in France, Stonehenge in the UK
the Dead Sea near Jordan , the river Ganges in India, Machu Pichu in Peru, the Blue Lake in the Reykjanes region, the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. The list goes on…
I have chosen of few from the above list and the following is a high level description of each.
In 1858, a small group of children were visited by the Virgin Mary, who brought attention to the nearby river that was flowing within a small grotto. This water apparently has healing abilities.
Lourdes in France has became a huge attraction for the many who are firm believers in the Virgin Mary’s visions. Many healings (over 7K to date) have been attributed to the ingestion of the Grotto’s holy water. I am not sure if any of these claims have been scientifically verified, but when a person “believes”, well… miracles can happen.
Lourdes has over the years, been visited by millions of pilgrims on a yearly basis, all looking for this holy cure.
One of the most mysterious places in the United Kingdom is Stonehenge. I am not sure if any cures, or healings have ever been attributed to the site, but it is extremely popular with those who are spiritually inclined. The ones that have visited the site, claim that they feel more at peace, better balanced and tranquil after spending time there. What attracts today’s visitors, is the apparent amount of energy in and around the site, which suggest perhaps an energy vortex.
The Stonehenge site is situated on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire England, and dates to 5,000 years for the first monument, and 2,500 for the unique stone circle.
No one has been able to identify why the site was constructed with the tremendous amount of effort it took. But there has been speculation that the site might have been used for burials. Recent excavations have uncovered carvings, daggers, axes, and some Roman artefacts suggesting that the site might have attracted Roman tourists a long time ago.
I have been to Stonehenge many years ago, but our tour group could not get close to the site itself, which was a huge disappointment for me. I hope to return one day and get closer and feel that energy for myself.
Next on my list is the Ganges River in India. The Ganges is a lifeline to millions of people who live in its basin and depend on it for their daily needs. The river is approximately 1400 miles long and is considered sacred by the inhabitants of India.
The Kumbh Mela is a massive Hindu pilgrimage in which Hindus gather at the Ganges River. This pilgrimage is considered the most sacred of all pilgrimages. It is celebrated every 3 years. Activities of the festival are ritual bathing at the banks of the river, religious discussions, singing, feeding of holy men and women and the poor.
The river is heavily used by over 2 million bathers per day and where most deceased have requested their burials take place with their ashes being scattered in elaborate ceremonies in the Ganges.
Currently, there are many reports of the Ganges being polluted. It apparently looks dirty, and the water is showing signs of disease-causing bacteria.
I sure hope that India can work together to eliminate the roots causes of the pollution of the river!
The largest saltwater bath in the entire world that was frequented by Cleopatra herself as well as Herod the Great is the Dead Sea.
The Dead Sea is located between Jordan and Israel, and it is known to be a magical healing place. This body of extremely salty water is the lowest point on the entire planet. The salty water contains a very unique mineral content that is renown for its therapeutic qualities, which includes cell regeneration and increased blood circulation in the human body.
This resort has been used for thousand of years as a healthy place to holiday and rejuvenate oneself. It is sad to know that the water is receding at an alarming rate and might totally disappear in this century.
Beginning in the 1960s, the local states began diverting much of the Jordan River’s flow which feeds the Dead Sea and increased the use of the lake’s water itself for commercial purposes. The result of those activities has had a disastrous effect on the Dead Sea’s water level. By the mid-2010s, measurement of the lake level was more than 100 feet (some 30 metres) below the mid-20th-century figure—i.e., about 1,410 feet (430 metres) below sea level—but the lake has now continued to drop by about 3 feet (1 metre) annually.
There are many more wonderous and magical places across the world as exciting as the ones I spoke about today! Happy reading!