These five top destinations will provide luxury vacations that are both relaxing and rejuvenating for your body and soul.
Peru has long been considered a center of power. According to James Redfield’s best-seller “The Celestine Prophecy”, it is said that the country sits on a line or energy pathway. Since the publication of the book thousands upon thousands of pilgrims have been to Machu Picchu. Luxury tours are available as a result. You can see Ayahuasca Healings – iowaska ceremony on our website.
However, Peru’s magic is not something that has just been discovered, but has been there for thousands of years. Peru still contains remnants of the Inca empire Cuzco that worshipped Mother Earth the goddess Pachamama.
Pachamama continues to be worshipped. This makes magic-making and witchcraft very popular. In Peru, witchcraft has been combined with Catholicism to create one religion.
You will find witchcraft markets on every street corner, selling potions as well as spells. And brujos or curanderos are numerous. Curanderos use Pachamama’s healing power to cure their patients. Brujos may be found everywhere in Peru, but Huacho Piura and Selva are the best areas to find them.
Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. It plays a key role in Judaism as well Christianity and Islam.
Jerusalem is the center of Christianity. This is because Jesus was brought to Jerusalem in the New Testament shortly after his birth. Jerusalem is also home the Cenacle, located on Mount Zion. It is believed that this is the place where Jesus’ Last Supper was held. Jerusalem also has Golgotha, the central Christian landmark.
Jerusalem is sacred to Judaism. King David made it his capital in 11th century BCE. Jerusalem houses the Solomon’s Temple and Second Temple. The Temple Mount, the center of spiritual significance to the Jewish people is known as the “Holy of Holies.”
Jerusalem is the third-holiest place in Islam. The belief that Muhammad was taken one night from Mecca, to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, to ascend to Heaven is what gives the city its lasting status in Islam.
India’s traditional symbol is its lotus flower. This symbol represents transformation, which grows from the soil but is unaffected.
India is home many sacred sites, or tirathas, which are crossroads between the spiritual and physical spheres. These are the seven holy cities:
Varanasi (Harwar), Ayodhya where Rama was born; Mathura, where Lord Krishna was born; Dwarka, which Krishna ruled as King; Kanchipuram the great Shaivite temple capital of Tamil Nadu; Ujjan, home to Kumbha Mela.
Bodh Gaya has been considered a sacred Indian city. According to Buddhist traditions Prince Gautama Siddhartha sat under a bodhi tree in meditation at the Falgu River. Siddharta reached enlightenment in three days and night of meditation.
Bodh Gaya for Buddhists is the most important of four pilgrimage locations relating to Buddha’s Life, the other three being Kushinagar Lumbini or Sarnath.
Lhasa, Tibet’s capital is its heartbeat and soul. Jokhang Temple can be considered one of the most holy temples in Tibet. It was built 1,400 years ago and is a mystery to this mysterious complex. Every luxury holiday should include a visit at the Temple.
Barkhor Prayer Circuit claims to be one the most powerful spiritual centres in the world. It bustles with pilgrims as they circumambulate the Barkhor circuit of devotion. Stalls can be found along the circuit, selling anything from prayer flags or Maoist memorabilia. Walk the Circuit clockwise.
Potala Palace was once home to Dalai Lama. It sits empty now that its former resident has moved to India. Despite its abandoned appearance, Potala Palace still represents a fine example of Asian architecture.
Ancient Egyptians believed in the Afterlife and death. Egyptians believed that any pharaoh who died would have to take everything he needed for his Afterlife with him — this is why mummification was so important. The pyramids were considered “where gods were birthed” by ancient Egyptians.
The Valley of the Kings has been and continues to be a significant place for Egyptian spirituality. The design of these tombs illustrates the Egyptian belief, “To call the dead’s name is to make him live again.” All luxury tours stop at this beautiful destination.