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Old 03-27-2011, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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Any place where one can freely smoke a joint without fear of arrest can be a spiritual destination.
But this stupid society has no spirit, nor interest in anything spiritual.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:43 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Any place where one can freely smoke a joint without fear of arrest can be a spiritual destination.
But this stupid society has no spirit, nor interest in anything spiritual.
Way to bring it down! You clearly need to get out more. Don't scapegoat and call everyone else having a broken spirit. Some of us actaully have gratitude and appreciate life. Speak for yourself!
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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Way to bring it down! You clearly need to get out more. Don't scapegoat and call everyone else having a broken spirit. Some of us actaully have gratitude and appreciate life. Speak for yourself!
America hasn't had any sense of spirituality since the Native Americans were subdued and herded onto reservations.
Anyone call apply the term 'spirituality' to whatever they like, even hollow people.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: You Ta Zhou
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Mormonism started in the US and I think most of their "sacred places" are still in the US.
Yes, there are many Mormon sites here in America. I've been to Nauvoo, Carthage Jail, Liberty Jail, Haun's Mill, Independence, and more in Missouri and Illinois, but the most spiritual to me were the Wyoming historic sites like Martin's Cove and Independence Rock. I felt a great spirit there, a spirit that can be felt regardless of religious affiliation. It is especially powerful to do a "trek", where you haul a handcart a few miles to feel what the Mormon and Oregon pioneers would have to go through. It is even more powerful when you think that they had to go through that during the winter. You can see pictures here.

Historic Sites

Nonmormons can feel free to visit. Proselytizing is illegal because it is on federal property. The only way missionaries will come after you is if you ask for missionaries to come.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:01 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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America hasn't had any sense of spirituality since the Native Americans were subdued and herded onto reservations.
Anyone call apply the term 'spirituality' to whatever they like, even hollow people.
History can not be denied, but I for one would never let history keep me down and there are many ways an individual can embrace and attain spirituality that you clearly fail to recognize. No need to be judgmental and join the jaded masses. There are still many places in nature to see and feel beauty and have gratitude. Or one can choose the dark side and see the glass half empty, the choice is yours, not society or America. You calling judgments on "hollow" people is far too ironic. Choosing darkness and scapegoating society is hardly fullfilment.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:16 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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American Indians, and American Indian instituted religions, are still around. Here's some on the Longhouse religion.

Handsome Lake Religion - The Canadian Encyclopedia
Code of Handsome Lake: Introduction: Handsome Lake's Religion

The Hopi have largely remained in their pre-Christian faith from what I've read.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:37 PM
 
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state park in virginia beach... simply driving through opened my energy centers and raised my energy.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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When I walk to the supermarket, I cut across an open field and through a hole in a chain link fence. Today, walking home across that field, I noticed that it was completely silent except for birdsong (Great tailed grackles, a Loggerhead shrike, a few Nighthawks after the rain, and I flushed a White-winged dove, possibly from its nesting site). I could not hear any sounds generated by humans.

As for distant destinations, it's hard to beat a pothole wetland in the eastern Dakotas, for maximum separation from humans, and maximum density of non-human life going about their business as if there were no humans. Not that there is all that much wrong with humans, but they tend to be noisy and don't exactly carry an aura of spirituality around with them.

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Old 08-05-2012, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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The Tidewater region of Virginia - I feel very close to God when I'm by myself, in a little boat, early in the morning or very late in the day.

Actually, I feel that way on any body of water. Water is where I meet God.









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Old 08-06-2012, 09:34 PM
 
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Salt Lake City-Associated with LDS and LDS sprituality
Santa Fe-Related to aztec culture
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