Friday, April 23, 2010

Sacred Places

Now that I have foreign visits on my mind my enthusiasm for the sacred places of this nation have weakened. However, my enthusiasm is strong enough for me to name a couple of dozen right here and right now:
  • Ka Ule O Nanahoa fertility shrine, on hill overlooking Kalauapapa penninsula, Molokai
  • Umi Heiau Hualalai Mountain, Hawaii
  • Pu'ukohola Heiau, National Historic site, Hawaii; Hill of the Whale
  • Cheif Mountain in Montana: sacred for hundreds of years; Mt. Ninaistakis, sacred to Blackfeet
  • Hesperus Mountain (Big Mountain Sheep) in Colorado
  • The Grotto at the University of Notre Dame at the U. of Notre Dame, Indiana
  • Abalone Shell Mountain in the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Unity Temple, Chicago
  • Trinity Church, Boston
  • Trinity Church, NYC
  • Salt Lake Temple, Utah
  • Baha'i House of Worship, Chicago
  • Aztalan State Park, Lake Mills, WI, Mid-Mississippi people thrived there 1000 years ago
  • Our Lady of America Marian shrine, Fostoria, Ohio
  • Power Mound, Fort Ancient, Ohio
  • Judaculla Rock, near Cullowhee, North Carolina
  • Town Creek Indian mound, North Carolina.
  • Emerald mound, Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Wickliffe mounds, southwest Kentucky
  • Our Lady of Consolation Shrine; Carey, Ohio
  • Newark Earth Works, Ohio
  • Norton mounds Michigan
  • Grapevine Canyon, Laughlin, Nevada; Yuman sacred place; Avikwa'ame, Spirit Mountain
  • Mt. Barboquivari, Arizona
  • Meteor Crater, Arizona.
  • Sandia Crest; Tewa sacred mountain knon as Oku pin
  • Giant Springs, Montana
  • Sweetgrass Hills, Montana
  • Mt. Newberry, Arizona; Yuman sacred mountain
  • Mount Taylor, known as Blue Bead or Turquoise Mountain in New Mexico.
  • San Jacinto, Calif.
  • Mt Diablo Calif. near San Francisco
  • Mt Capitan,New Mexio; Mescalero Apache sacred mountain
  • Moundville, Alabama
  • Our Lady of Prompt Succour, Marian shrine, New Orleans

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