Yet another fascinating mystery about this universe we live in, huh?
Well, a long-time fascination with a similar mystery prompted Stephen to ask in his comment on my Oregon post last Friday why I hadn't mentioned anything about the Oregon Vortex.
Um, simple. To be perfectly honest, I never heard of it before.
So, I decided to learn something about it, and then put together a
Anyhow, let's give it a (ahem) whirl, shall we?
The Oregon Vortex is a spherical force field, which we could think of as an invisible whirlpool of concentrated energy. (Kinda like in that picture... minus the red.) Along with that force field comes gravitational anomalies... a scientific way of saying weird stuff happen.
Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects. [Dave Barry]
The Oregon Vortex, located in Gold Hill, isn't the only vortex in the world. Matter of fact, it isn't even the only one in the United States. Other well-known spots in the U.S. include Mt. Shasta, CA, Hungry Horse, MT, and four areas in Sedona, AZ. (There are plenty of others, too, maybe even the Spook Hill we visited in Florida last year.)
Numerous articles equate these worldwide vortexes to Earth chakras, and say that ancient civilizations purposely built sacred monuments on these spots... like Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids, among others. Earth's seven major chakras are described as follows;
- Mt. Shasta --- California, U.S.A.
- Lake Titicaca --- border of Bolivia & Peru
- Uluru-Katatjuta --- Australia
- Glastonbury & Shaftsbury --- England
- Great Pyramids of Giza & Mt. Sinai; Mt. of Olives, Jerusalem
- Kuh-e Malek Siah --- borders of Iran, Afghanistan & Pakistan
- Mt. Kailas --- Tibet
Those are allegedly the spots of most concentrated energies, but there's a whole network of interconnected energy fields around the world... some positive, some negative. Maps showing the locations and connectivity of these areas remind me of a cosmic sine wave girding the planet's waistline. Weird.
Articles comparing these vortexes to human chakras, and mentioning such things as being at one with the universe seem very New Age-y, but then again, like it says in Ecclesiastes: There is no new thing under the sun.
Just some things we don't yet understand.
Like the Oregon Vortex... where people inexplicably lean toward magnetic north, bottles roll uphill, and people seem to grow and shrink. Wanta see? Here's a couple videos. I know your time is valuable, so here's a short one, if you just want a peek...
And a longer one, if you care to see a little more...
Fascinating, huh? Did you already know about this stuff?
Until next time, take care of yourselves. And each other.
You can't blame gravity for falling in love. [Albert Einstein]