Spiritual Tourism - Touring the Spirit World

(NY Times)

I have to admit, this headline grabbed my attention when I saw it. Seriously, the whole tourism industry has grown into so big over the years, there's numerous subsets that encompasses a whole. ( I know of one - Sports Tourism. It was my thesis dissertation)

And now Spiritual Tourism?

One can only begin to imagine what it must be like to traverse the "Spirit World". Would it be just like ours - Hills, Valleys, Mountains and what nots. Or would it be just like what we see in Hollywood's interpretation, a ghastly white, cold, monstrous like place?

I don't know, and right now, I'm debating whether I would like to find out.

Article from the New York Times.

NO sound was heard in the burial chamber of the Great Pyramid as a tall, slender woman lay down in the pharaoh’s pitted granite sarcophagus, her flowing silver hair spreading beneath her. Her dozen or so companions in the dank room lifted their arms, palms upward, eyes closed in meditation.

As was prescribed in the training of priests in pharaonic Egypt, the woman had said, each member of the group had taken a turn in the sarcophagus; now she, their spiritual leader, occupied the space. Suddenly, her lips quivered, and a guttural moan escaped them, bouncing off the smooth stone walls and ceiling like an angry pinball. She climbed out of the sarcophagus, her face creased with determination, and formed the group into a circle, sitting cross-legged. In a deep voice, she read from the Emerald Tablets of Thoth, which she believes were translated from the ancient tongue of Atlantis.

The leader’s name is Shari Billger, and her home is near Colorado Springs. But on this January day, she was leading a group of Americans and Japanese who had come to the pyramids to connect with the unique spiritual energy that many Western visitors to Egypt believe they will find there.

Read the full article here.

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