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View Poll Results: Most spiritual / alternative lifetstyle-friendly place on the West Coast?
San Francisco / Bay Area 11 35.48%
Santa Cruz / Monterey 2 6.45%
Santa Barbara 0 0%
Los Angeles county / Topanga / Santa Monica / West-side 6 19.35%
San Diego 1 3.23%
Eugene / Portland, Oregon 3 9.68%
Seattle metro 0 0%
Others 10 32.26%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-03-2007, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Penn
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In your opinion, which is the most spiritual (not religious), alternative vegetarian, yogic-friendly lifestyle place in California or for that matter, on the whole west coast?
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:28 AM
 
Location: CA Coast
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Occidental
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Tijuana Exurbs
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Mount Shasta... the mountain not the city. That's the locus of the Harmonic Convergance. Can you say... "ah-uuummmmmm"?
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Old 06-03-2007, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Up Hwy. 74 in the mountains above Palm Desert. So quiet and peaceful. I just commented to hubby the other day that it felt "spiritual" up there!
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Old 06-03-2007, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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What kind of 'spirits' are we talking about here?
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Old 06-03-2007, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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What kind of 'spirits' are we talking about here?
Evil spirits!!!

No, it was just really peaceful and tranquil and a place where you just felt like "wow - what a beautiful place God has made for us to enjoy."

But in about 30 minutes I will be enjoying a very different kind of spirit - a Ruby Port spirit!
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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HA HA Twinkle....you go girl.

How do you convey that scary sounding "wooooooo" sound by text?

Well that's what comes to my mind when people use the term 'spirtual but not religious'. I take that to mean "how can I get the 'feeling' of something supernatural without having to actually acknowledge the Truth about the Creator of the universe"?

I hear ya when you say going to those mountains felt spritual. I get that way too when I get out in nature away from the city. Personally, I think when we get away from seeing so many things man made and are faced with the sight of things no human can replicate (i.e. trees, water, mountains, clear blue sky, etc.) most of us get that spiritual feeling.
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:17 PM
 
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Joshua Tree National Park is often visited as a spiritual retreat. Many musicians ( U2, Doors, Graham Parsons, etc.) traveled there for inspiration and to smoke some sort of juniper that grows wild there. The Mentalphysics Retreat Center in Joshua Tree has a pretty good following too.
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:22 PM
 
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Default The "Zombies" from Idylwild....

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Up Hwy. 74 in the mountains above Palm Desert. So quiet and peaceful. I just commented to hubby the other day that it felt "spiritual" up there!
Watch out...
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:23 PM
 
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There is also the "Holy Church of the Tuning Forks", and of course Sedona...
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