The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart

The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart

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by Ilchi Lee
     
 

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Several million visitors arrive in Sedona, Arizona, each year, captivated by her remarkable scenery, and majestic sunsets. They are also enticed by a hidden quality-the uplifting healing energy and sacred vibrations of Sedona's spiritual vortexes.

Here Ilchi Lee shares his Sedona experiences in an intimate, heart-expanding exploration of natural and spiritual

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Several million visitors arrive in Sedona, Arizona, each year, captivated by her remarkable scenery, and majestic sunsets. They are also enticed by a hidden quality-the uplifting healing energy and sacred vibrations of Sedona's spiritual vortexes.

Here Ilchi Lee shares his Sedona experiences in an intimate, heart-expanding exploration of natural and spiritual mysteries. Through the profound meditations the author was guided to create in Sedona, anyone anywhere can experience the deep peace, joy, and messages of hope, healing, and guidance that Sedona offers.

This is a guidebook like no other.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Call of Sedona is not nearly so much about a place as it is about a place of Being; not only about a location on the map of the world, but a location on the map of the mind. Recognizing that this unique city in America holds both a Message and a Metaphor for those in search of greater meaning and purpose in life, Ilchi Lee has produced a book filled with remarkable wisdom inspired in a remarkable setting. Not to be missed."
—- Neale Donald Walsch, Author of Conversations with God

“I have been to Sedona only once. I was so struck by the power and magic of this land—and I remember thinking, ‘This place is a cathedral in which to worship.’ Let The Call of Sedona bring this holy earth energy right into your heart.”

—Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451695809
Publisher:
Scribner
Publication date:
07/10/2012
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
745,904
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Around mid-April, I climbed to the top of Bell Rock for the first time in a very long time. The warm afternoon sunlight shining down welcomed me as it always has. When I was almost at the top, I noticed the blue sky without a spot of cloud between the red rocks standing tall. My heart leapt as though it were the first time I'd ever seen that.

As the sun started down, it stained Courthouse Butte next to Bell Rock with gold. The branches of the pine trees swayed gently in the evening wind. That day, I meditated for a long time at the top of Bell Rock, thinking of the tourists to Sedona that number in the millions. ...

There are probably a vast variety of superficial reasons for why each person comes, but I think that there also exists a certain yearning, that makes them head toward Sedona like salmon returning to the river where they were born. People who come to Sedona aren't coming simply to look at the beautiful views. They want to experience something new: adventure or inspiration. I believe the yearning that seeks to bring something new to a life that's lost its luster is an inherently spiritual thing.

That day, after I came down from Bell Rock, I named the thing that the people who come to Sedona are looking for "the Sedona spirit.” And then, when I thought about it, I saw that the certain power that drew me to Sedona 15 years ago, the essence of all the things that I experienced in Sedona, was the "Sedona spirit,” too.

Meet the Author

Ilchi Lee is the author of 33 books, including the best-selling Brain Wave Vibration and Healing Chakras. A respected educator, mentor, and trailblazer, he has devoted himself to developing the awakened brain and teaching energy principles through numerous mind-body-spirit practices. He founded Sedona Mago Retreat, a place for spiritual awakening in the wilderness of Arizona's red rock country. Lee also founded and is president of the Korea Institute of Brain Science, the University of Brain Education, the Global Cyber University, and the International Brain Education Association.

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The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
GiJeuk More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down after getting it! Ilchi Lee's language is easy to read and connects with my heart and soul. I feel so moved by his words and experiences. This book really will change how we view life and will motivate us to make a change for ourselves, our families and friends, and the whole of humanity. This book is a MUST read for everyone who cares for the Earth and Humanity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To be honest, I'm not one to read books about inspiration and how to live your life better, etc. However, I was handed this book by a friend recently and it was all I had on a 4 hour plane ride. Long story short, it really is a must read. I honestly haven't been to Sedona myself, but I felt entranced in meditation as if I was actually there. It's almost like a meditation tour guide book. The author actually guides you through different meditation practices, which I didn't do on the plane, but when I got home & office. It's really helped a lot in my stress management with co-workers & family. It gave me the opportunity to create "me-time" and now I feel like I actually know how take care of myself. I highly recommend this book to anyone who's stressed out from the rituals of daily life. It really will help you have a different perspective on life. I'm really inspired to pass this book onto others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book describes each vortex through your heart. The author's feelings are very much conveyed in this book. It is not only a guide but a mediation book. Each place that is described makes you feel that you are actually there feeling and seeing all the wonderful places in Sedona. It is a must have book because it is written for all ages. It is book that I will keep for the rest of my life.
earthson More than 1 year ago
If you've ever heard of Sedona or been there yourself, or if you feel that traveling is a way to discover not only the outside world but something deeper inside yourself, this new book by Ilchi Lee should strike you as worthwhile. First of all it was an easy read with poignant and richly described vignettes. The stories flow simply from one to the next, relying more on the underlying sense of mission and respect for the earth than literary techniques. The photos of many well and lesser-known red rock formations enhance the sense of Sedona's natural beauty. But I was most impressed that this book seems to be written with the basic idea that peace, harmony, social responsibility and personal growth are all things that can be motivated by a simple love and appreciation for the planet we live on. And the landscapes of Sedona become all the more beautiful when they stir the human heart to positive action!
AwakenParadise More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing book. It helps to open your heart & mind to your true essence. It gives you a clear understanding of our energy connection to the Earth and the beauty and potential that lies within our brain. I hope everyone can experience this ~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What amazing meditative techniques. I was able go feel as though I was truly at Oak Creek Canyon with the water rushing over me, purifying. The beauty and healing energy of Sedona is vividly described by Ilchi Lee. His vision for the world and our responsibility for the Earth are laid out for all to see. And his meditation techniques help us to connect to the energy of Earth and appreciate all its beauty.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book. I loved it! I know I will reread it often and practice the meditations at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many of this authors previous books and this one is by far the one that touched my heart and soul the most. In simple language Ilchi Lee creates a desire to visit many spiritual places in Sedona to feel the earth as he describes it and recognize the oneness within. This work is a masterful mix of travelogue and spirit. The places he describes come to life thru a different viewpoint and the meditations that conclude the book are very powerful for connecting to the earth energy. The book leaves a strong desire to visit Sedona with a new eye.
jdlove More than 1 year ago
When you read The Call of Sedona, you can feel a deep connection with the mystery and wonder of the Earth and with your own life inside of you. The book is written very simply and the message is deep and will likely penetrate your own heart as well. I recommend this book to anyone who loves the Earth and is also interested in viewing the landscape of their inner self at the same time. The first time I read it, I finished the book within two days. Highly Recommended, and also filled with beautiful nature photography from Sedona and the surrounding areas.
Happy-Face More than 1 year ago
I recently finished reading ¿ The Call of Sedona Journey of The Heart¿ by Ilchi Lee. I was profoundly moved and impacted by the simplicity and meaningful words of wisdom of the author. The message that author is sending out to the humanity is so encouraging and inspirational. I was fascinated by author¿s description of all those spiritual and natural beauty of Sedona. I was inspired by his personal stories, experiences, and visions. This is a book that should help us to cultivate, to open up our eyes and hearts to reach out for those who are unreachable. This book is a reminder to human beings to pause for a moment and thinking about future of humanity, and not to forget the purpose of being on earth and going through this precious journey which is called ¿LIFE¿. I¿m so glad being able to take this short journey with the author¿s mind by reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What I love the most about this book is the message that is included in every page. Along with beautiful descriptions of places in Sedona, the positive message will make your heart sing and wake you up. The book is also an amazing story of Ilchi Lee's life and challenges he overcame. If you feel there is something missing in your life or need new direction for your life, read this book and become inspired and hopeful. Take a deep look inside you and go for your dream to find the true purpose of your life.
fellowsJK More than 1 year ago
What an inspirational book!! I've been to Sedona many times and this book gave me a new view and deeper meaning of Sedona. It's more than the story of Sedona. It's story about one's journey to the enlightenment and and how we can collaborate with all. I am very awakened.
mwag More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be a tremendous inspiration to my life. I know it is going to help so many people find their purpose in life too. Thank you Ilchi Lee.
Pmonty More than 1 year ago
From the introduction, I could feel a calmness come over me. There is an energy, a spirit in this book that I can feel deeper each time I read even a paragraph. Tha descriptions are so vivid that I sometimes feel as though I am experiencing the same as the author is describing! If you are feeling stressed or lonely, this book is a must read. If you are willing to open your mind, you will feel your energy, maybe for the first time. And as you feel your energy more and more, as the author states "There's a feeling of peaceful comfort and safety that is hard to describe".
ibetu2 More than 1 year ago
We are using this book in a Book Club/Meditation Circle that I'm involved in. It is very powerful. The guided meditations at the end of the book are very insightful. Ilchi Lee has a true message that is delivered in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very well written book that is easy to connect with. You can actually feel the author¿s heart and sincerity as he describes his experiences and the beauty of the earth. I have also tried some of the training techniques listed in the back and they have been incredibly helpful in my life. I bought this book as a Christmas present for all my friends and family. If we all just took 10 min a day to connect with ourselves and the world around us we would all live much more peaceful and happier lives. This book teaches you how you can do that. I¿ve read it 3 times now and each time I pick up something different. A definite must read for anyone looking to create more peace and happiness in their lives.
Earth_Lover More than 1 year ago
I study under Ilchi Lee, so naturally I find this book to be of great help to me. But what others may also find helpful to them is the power of hope that comes with the belief in a cause greater than themselves, the message that the Earth is the source of our being and our healing, and the message that within each of our brains lies all that we need to create our lives as we wish them to be through the power of the "mindscreen". Whether you believe in his personal spiritual experiences or not really doesn't matter, you won't see the Earth in the same way after reading this book!
StevieNV More than 1 year ago
Easy read, and loved the chapter on the different vortex locations.
Passion84 More than 1 year ago
I personally cannot inagine sitting down, let alone, reading a book. I got this from a friend of mine and she really encouraged me to read. So I did and I honestly couldn't put it down. It was really an amazing book. Please take your time to read this book.
Passion_vg More than 1 year ago
This book is a one of a kind, very deep and will awaken your senses. The journey is very beautiful and rewarding. Once you read this awesome book, you will really want to visit Sedona. To truly experience it for your self. A deep thanks to the author and much love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now I REALLY want go to Sedona and meditate, not just sightsee. Very touching story and easy read.
she-Dynamo More than 1 year ago
When I first picked up this book, I was immediately drawn in by its many beautiful Sedona red rock photographs strewn throughout. Interwoven between vivid imagery of the Sedona area, the book contains fascinating stories and much wisdom for everyday use. If you are new to the concept of ¿ki energy¿ and ¿vortexes¿ the author clearly and simply describes them on page 42. He also shares how to sensitize yourself to this phenomenon yet urges the reader to go deeper than the physical sensation of ki energy---to use it to really journey into your heart and create the best possible future. The book provides useful suggestions, reflections, and guidance on how to do just that by someone who¿s ¿walked the talk¿. I¿ve began several of the meditations in the appendices and am eager to explore the others!
Amy_Jacobs More than 1 year ago
This book beautifully combines a touching personal story, a simple meditation technique, and an passionate call to action for the growing number of human beings around the world who have awakened to the spiritual predicament of our species and are ready to start making a change. I have read a lot of Ilchi Lee's books and I am always touched by his conviction and his undying hope for the world, but this book is different because he shares so much of his own heart and struggles and triumphs. It also helped me to remember the importance of including regular communication with nature in my own spiritual path, and makes me really excited for my next visit to Sedona :) It is heartfelt but grounded, great for anyone interested in meditation and spiritual growth.
00muah More than 1 year ago
This book really easy to read and give me a clear understanding about. I could not understand what I am doing in my life. Now I know it. It is amazing. Every one must read and experience it. This book is for experience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a moving inspiration for me. Not only practical in its wisdom but inspiring and hopeful for all of us on this earth. Sedona and the many beautiful places of the earth helped remind me about my value and the value of this planet. Recommended for those on a journey to self discovery, those interested in wisdom, or even those who wish to satisfy the simple joy of journeying to a place they've never been. Please read it!