In a place inhabited by spirits, different rules apply and inexplicable forces take over. All over the world, people travel to such places in the hope of tapping into their energy.
Spirits at the Summit
They’re everywhere: The Native Americans have sacred sites all over the U.S. southwest, including the Sunset Crater volcano, home to the Hopi’s kachina spirits.
Cult Rock Site
Germany’s sandstone rock formation Externsteine resembles fingers pointing toward the sky. Esoteric groups consider this a supernatural sign and gather there every April 30 for Walpurgis Night.
Circuitous Route To Serenity
The 53-kilometer trail around Mount Kailash in Tibet draws both Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims. According to Buddhist lore, immediate enlightenment awaits those who make the journey 108 times.