Sedona, Arizona, lovingly called “The Most Beautiful Place on Earth, has called us once again to summon our participants, fans, followers, exhibitors, sponsors, friends, family, spiritual family, presenters and performers to its Red Rock Embrace. We are truly grateful for the sacred space we will share at the Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa this July 23 – 27. We recommend that you grab a room at the lovely Hilton so you can “stay on campus” and have easy access to the event. Additionally, there are dozens of local camping and hotel options to choose from.
NEW THIS YEAR:
• Local Sedona Tours as part of Expo Offerings
• “Hands-On” Outdoor Skill & Permaculture Classes at nearby Mago Ranch – “Pure Living Earth School”
Here are some “Interesting Facts About Sedona from the website Sacred Sites:
Interesting Facts about Sedona
- At an elevation of 4,500 feet (1,372 m), Sedona has mild winters and hot summers. In January, the normal high temperature is 51 degrees Fahrenheit with a low of 21. In July, the normal high temperature is 93 degrees Fahrenheit with a low of 63. Annual precipitation is around 19 inches.
- According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.6 square miles (48.2 km²), all of it land. As of 2009, Sedona’s population is 11,500 people. Sedona’s cost of living is 50% higher than the U.S. average. The cities ethnic mix is 91% Caucasian, 1.6% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.4% and African American, 5.5%.
- The major Industries in Sedona are tourism and hospitality, recreation, retail shopping and art galleries.
Important places to visit in Sedona
- Sedona’s main attraction is its stunning array of red sandstone formations, the Red Rocks of Sedona. The formations appear to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by the rising or setting sun. The Red Rocks form a breathtaking backdrop for everything from spiritual pursuits to the hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails.
- Among the rock formations is one that closely resembles the character Snoopy (from the popular Peanuts comic strip) lying on top of his doghouse. Another nearby rock is said to resemble Lucy, also from Peanuts. Other landmark rock formations include Coffeepot Rock, Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, Chimney Rock, Courthouse Butte, the Mittens, the Cow Pies, and the Rabbit Ears.
Various local tour guides speak about ‘vortexes’ or specific sites of concentrated energy at different places in the Sedona landscape but geologists and highly experienced dowsers strongly refute these notions. The general area of the red rocks does seem to have an inspirational effect upon some people, but this effect cannot be attributed to particular places in the landscape.