When people find out I’m a travel
writer who focuses on pilgrimages to places of power, they often ask me,
"What's the most powerful place on Earth?"
Earth's Three Most
by Robert Scheer
When people find out
I’m a travel writer who focuses on pilgrimages to places of power,
they often ask me, "What's the most powerful place on Earth?"
Because there are more than 1,000 major power centers around the planet,
it’s hard to find anyone truly qualified to answer that question, but
I have talked with someone who I believe has inside information. Antón
Ponce de León Paiva is a fascinating man whose encounters with ETs and
UFOs have been publicized by Shirley MacLaine. About 35 years ago, Antón
was taken blindfolded to a hidden village in the Andes, where elders
taught him ancient secrets of the Incas about life on Earth and
elsewhere. I met Antón in Cusco, Peru, where he was speaking to a small
group of people. He told us that great changes were going to be
happening around the world, when the energy vortexes at Lake Titicaca,
Mount Kailas and Glastonbury would become even more powerful.
Mysterious Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, on the borders of Peru and Bolivia, is where Inca
legends say life on Earth was first created by Viracocha. In the center
of the lake is the Island of the Sun, with an ancient, sacred temple.
Nearby is Sillustani, where mysterious burial towers called chulpas
were once plated with gold and held the remains of Inca royalty.
A few miles away is
Aramu Muru’s Portal, a doorway-shaped niche in a stone outcropping,
located in a region known as the Valley of the Spirits. The local
villagers who walked with us refused to come close to the portal. They
tell stories about people disappearing through the solid rock. Although
I didn’t have an other-worldly experience there, one of the women in
my group experienced a shift in consciousness as she was kneeling in the
portal. She says she saw a light filling her inner vision and then felt
herself "entering and experiencing the realms of total
Unconditional Love." She heard a voice telling her about a past
life experience, and that her life’s work was to help others open the
doorway of their hearts, which is the pathway to God. She was utterly
overwhelmed by her vision.
Ancient Mount Kailas
Mount Kailas is the oldest pilgrimage site on Earth. In the Himalayas
of Tibet, it is near the source of the sacred Ganges river, and it has
been a holy travel destination for a mind-boggling 15,000 years. The
peak is pyramid shaped, with four sides facing north, south, east and
west, so some people believe the pyramids of Egypt were designed to
emulate Mount Kailas. In the Hindu religion this is where the god Shiva
sits and meditates. Buddhists say walking the 32-mile circuit around the
mountain, a three-day trek called a kora, washes away the sins of
one lifetime. Make the arduous trek 108 times and you’ll reach
Glastonbury, in Southwest England’s county of Somerset, was once
known as the Isle of Avalon. The place has been sacred long before the
dawn of recorded history. Ancient Celtic religious leaders performed
rituals here, and legends tell of tunnels leading into the realm of the
elves and fairies. Glastonbury is associated with Jesus, King Arthur and
Dominating the skyline is St. Michael’s Tower on Glastonbury Hill,
where there have been several reports of mysterious lights. A local
policeman saw "eight egg-shaped objects ... hovering in formation
over the hill," and another observer reported "several green
and mauve lights hovering around the tower." Martin Gray, a
renowned expert on sacred places, says he slept in the tower one night,
during which he saw "the interior of the tower radiantly aglow with
a luminous white light."
A Christian legend says that, as a child, Jesus visited Glastonbury
with his uncle, Joseph of Arimathea. It is also said that Joseph
returned with the Apostle Philip in 37 c.e.
Joseph supposedly leaned on his walking stick, which took root and grew
into a thorn tree that bloomed every Christmas until Puritans chopped it
down in the17th century. Joseph and Philip are credited with building
the first Christian church in England, on the site where Glastonbury
abbey was later constructed.
In Chalice Well, Joseph is said to have hidden the chalice of the
Last Supper, the Holy Grail. Miraculous cures have been credited to the
well’s healing waters. The design motif on the well cover is the vesica
piscis, an ancient pre-Christian symbol which evolved into the
Christian fish. It represents the blending of masculine and feminine,
the yin and yang, and the meeting-place of the conscious and
Whether or not Glastonbury, Mount Kailas and Lake Titicaca do indeed
grow more powerful over the coming years, these sacred places are at the
top of my "most recommended" list for anyone interested in
Robert Scheer is a travel writer who specializes
in sacred places.