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Asheville

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3789
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Asheville  
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A view of Asheville, NC and the Biltmore Estate from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Roadsign for Asheville near Black Mountain, NC
Wedding at one of the many churches on Church Street in downtown Asheville.
A view of Asheville, NC and the Biltmore Estate from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Roadsign for Asheville near Black Mountain, NC
Wedding at one of the many churches on Church Street in downtown Asheville.

The Asheville, Black Mountain, and Swannanoa area has some of the most unique places in the world. The combination of Mountains, Culture, and People makes for a great experience which keeps getting better.

There are many things to do in the area. Some recommendations include the Asheville Botanical Gardens located on Broadway, Church Street a street lined with worship temples downtown, and Carolina Lane which is lined with colorful graffiti art. Make sure to pick up a Mountain Xpress, a local weekly paper, to get the low down on happenings in the area. There are many listings for classes, festivals, events, and other ways to get involved and experience the area.

Asheville is in the French Broad River Valley, and the French Broad winds her way through town flowing in a northerly direction. Asheville is also the central point between the Bermuda Triangle and Steamboat Springs Colorado. The city has roots in many cultures including Native American, Pagan, and Appalachian. The Spiritual Experience, Natural Beauty, History, Entertainment, keep people coming back year after year, and has prompted many articles which have mentioned Asheville as a great place to live and visit.

"There is something quite powerful, mysterious and wonderful happening in this area...and it's happening fast! CBS News, Eye On America did a feature on the area, calling us "America's New Age Mecca." Like most TV programs, it covered more of the tinsel, but the program did reach over 43 million people. Rolling Stone Magazine did a piece on Asheville in 2000, the New York Times did a feature on Asheville on September 8, 2002, and US TODAY did a 2 page feature in October 2003." (NewFrontier.com 1)


Some well known people who have lived in the area include the author Thomas Wolfe, Billy Graham the world evangelist, George Vanderbilt the railroad tycoon, and Robin Williams the actor. You could be the next on the list if you feel the mountains calling, like so many others of the past.

"Pure magic!. Science or Mystery? Some have said that because this area's mountains are filled with quartz (several trillion tons of it!), a piezoelectric effect is acting as a psychic magnet drawing people. Others say the land is divinely blessed and that the Atlanteans once lived here, after fleeing their dying continent. The native Americans of course see this land as sacred."

http://www.carolinamountainrental.com/magic.htm

http://www.newfrontier.com/aha/ashv0492.htm(NewFrontier.com 2) http://www.newfrontier.com/aha/ashv0492.htm


Asheville was named after Samuel Ashe in 1797. He was Governer of North Carolina from 1795 to 1798. The city was once called Morristown and the Cherokee today call it Kasdu-yi or Ashes Place. The native settlement at the junction of the French Broad River and the Swannanoa River was called Untakiyasti-yi which means, "where they race".



This is where the Swannanoa River merges with the French Broad River. A short distance from downtown Asheville.
Many of the buildings in Asheville have unique Art Deco like the faces here.
High quality grafitti wall art murals line Carolina Lane and Grafitti Alley.
This is where the Swannanoa River merges with the French Broad River. A short distance from downtown Asheville.
Many of the buildings in Asheville have unique Art Deco like the faces here.
High quality grafitti wall art murals line Carolina Lane and Grafitti Alley.
   
   

Asheville is located in Western North Carolina where US Interstates 26 and 40 Intersect, and at Milepost 384 of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Restrooms, Wheelchair Access

Mountain Xpress :: 2 Wall Street :: Asheville, NC 28801 :: 828.251.1333 :: MountainX.com


View of Downtown Asheville.
View of Downtown Asheville.



In fact, the town of Add the native Americans to the pagan culture, which also permeates greater Asheville. You can hardly go into any shop and not see a drum for sale, or hear of a drumming circle nearby. I have also heard that their are many witch covens, with thousands of witches here, right amongst a Baptist churches located just about every half mile or so. Pure magic!. Science or Mystery? Some have said that because this area's mountains are filled with quartz (several trillion tons of it!), a piezoelectric effect is acting as a psychic magnet drawing people. Others say the land is divinely blessed and that the Atlanteans once lived here, after fleeing their dying continent. The native Americans of course see this land as sacred. What is true is that people are coming. There is rarely anyone involved in mysticism who does not have a story of remarkable synchronicities culminating in a move to Asheville If personal and social transformation is about anything, it's about rising above appearances and assimilating the truth of one's own being, as well as that of the intricate web of consciousness that exists among individual place and culture. Around 400 BC, Hippocrates was practicing a kind of "relocation therapy," treating both mental and physical afflictions by prescribing a change of natural environment. The modern science of biometeorology has so thoroughly confirmed and expanded upon what the ancient Greek doctor knew (as well as shamanic and natural healers throughout history) that the profound connections between place and consciousness are no longer seriously questioned. Not always on deeply subtle levels, what is essential about a place will become essential in the individual and collective psyches of the people who inhabit it. The land, climate and topography will find expression in the hearts and minds of the people who come to resonate with it, and it will attract such people to itself.

Source - www.newfrontier.com/aha/ashv0492.htm




Why are People Being Mysteriously Drawn to this Southern Mountain Town? "There is a speeding up, time seems to move faster here...and I can feel it." "I don't know why I'm here." "I felt magically or mystically drawn to this area." These are some comments people in a 50 mile radius of Asheville, North Carolina can be heard making. It happened to me the first time I drove here from Philadelphia. Heading southwest on Interstate 40, I "felt it" about 20 miles northeast of Asheville, as I approached Black Mountain, and I felt it again around Waynesville, and Magee Valley, about 40 miles to the southwest...it's a feeling of lightness and love that seems to permeate the physical body. Mystics say these are the vortex entrance portals...some say it is the cradle high valley between the mountain ridges...still others speak of extraterrestrials, and a heritage to Atlantis, to have landed here after their demise...stories abound. On the East and West, the area is embraced by two loving arms of the Appalachian range--The Blue Ridge Mountains and The Great Smoky Mountains. The mountains are considered to the oldest range on the planet, and thought to once be as high as the Himalayas. In fact, Mt. Mitchell, outside of Asheville-rising to over 6,684 ft, is the highest elevation east of the Rocky Mountains. People who have spent time in the Rockies, the Himalayas, and other mountain ranges have said that although those other mountains are indeed majestic, they did not get "the nurturing feeling" they do from this area. There is something quite powerful, mysterious and wonderful happening in this area...and it's happening fast! CBS News, Eye On America did a feature on the area, calling us "America's New Age Mecca." Like most TV programs, it covered more of the tinsel, but the program did reach over 43 million people. Rolling Stone Magazine did a piece on Asheville in 2000, the New York Times did a feature on Asheville on September 8, 2002, and US TODAY did a 2 page feature in October 2003. The noted channel Kwan Yin also talks about Asheville. People from other so-called new age places like Sedona, Arizona; Santa Cruz, CA and Marin county, CA; Boulder, CO; Maui, HI; Seattle, WA, Ashland, OR, as well as many from Florida, and from all over the country, are flocking to the mountains of Asheville. Really flocking In fact, since I've moved here, I would say that about half of the people I meet have been here less than a year, with many arriving a few weeks or days ago. In fact, it's the thing most everyone around here has in common. For those who saw the science-fiction classic, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, you know what I am talking about. People indeed are being "drawn here"



The midway point between Steamboat Springs and Bermuda is Asheville North Carolina http://educate-yourself.org/zsl/zslplanetaryleyline07oct02.shtml

The Asheville, Black Mountain, and Swannanoa area has some of the most unique places in the world. The combination of Mountains, Culture, and People makes for a great experience which keeps getting better.

There are many things to do in the area. Some recommendations include the Asheville Botanical Gardens located on Broadway, Church Street a street lined with worship temples downtown, and Carolina Lane which is lined with colorful graffiti art. Make sure to pick up a Mountain Xpress, a local weekly paper, to get the low down on happenings in the area. There are many listings for classes, festivals, events, and other ways to get involved and experience the area.

Asheville is in the French Broad River Valley, and the French Broad winds her way through town flowing in a northerly direction. Asheville is also the central point between the Bermuda Triangle and Steamboat Springs Colorado. The city has roots in many cultures including Native American, Pagan, and Appalachian. The Spiritual Experience, Natural Beauty, History, Entertainment, keep people coming back year after year, and has prompted many articles which have mentioned Asheville as a great place to live and visit.

"There is something quite powerful, mysterious and wonderful happening in this area...and it's happening fast! CBS News, Eye On America did a feature on the area, calling us "America's New Age Mecca." Like most TV programs, it covered more of the tinsel, but the program did reach over 43 million people. Rolling Stone Magazine did a piece on Asheville in 2000, the New York Times did a feature on Asheville on September 8, 2002, and US TODAY did a 2 page feature in October 2003." (NewFrontier.com 1)


Some well known people who have lived in the area include the author Thomas Wolfe, Billy Graham the world evangelist, George Vanderbilt the railroad tycoon, and Robin Williams the actor. You could be the next on the list if you feel the mountains calling, like so many others of the past.

"Pure magic!. Science or Mystery? Some have said that because this area's mountains are filled with quartz (several trillion tons of it!), a piezoelectric effect is acting as a psychic magnet drawing people. Others say the land is divinely blessed and that the Atlanteans once lived here, after fleeing their dying continent. The native Americans of course see this land as sacred." (NewFrontier.com 2) Source :: (NewFrontier.com 1) http://www.newfrontier.com/aha/ashv0492.htm(NewFrontier.com 2) http://www.newfrontier.com/aha/ashv0492.htm

http://www.newfrontier.com/aha/ashv0492.htm

 

The Magic of Black Mountain and Asheville An article by Arrachme, your host at Carolina Mountain Rentals. The natural healing energies that exist in the sweet town of Black Mountain are described in the book, The Spiritual Reawakening Of The Great Smoky Mountains by Page Bryant. It is broken down into three categories, electricity, magnetism, and electro- magnetic current. Electricity is described as the male side of energy. These energies possess attributes that result in greater physical vitality, re-birth, and renewal. Page designated the element of fire to this electric presence. Magnetism, the feminine force of nature, is assigned the elements of water and earth. Magnetism calms the spirit and slows down the pulse, digestion and circulation in the body by lowering the temperature and blood pressure. Magnetism helps one to go with which heightens the human spiritual consciousness. The third piece of this description brings us to electromagnetic presence, which is the balance of both energies. Powerful electromagnetic terrains generally are identified by four seasons, waterfalls, plenty of rich plant life, rainfall, hills and mountains. That certainly describes this area. Ley lines have been noted in antiquity. They are the pathways that carry this wonderful healing, balancing energy back to one final point or vortex. The Ley line that runs through Black Mountain ends up at Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak of the Appalachians. This majestic 6,684ft mountain is preserved by a 1,400 acre state park. You can follow a 5.2 mile hiking trail that leads to the top of the summit. Page describes the fruit of this hike, the summit, as a great place for awakening soul consciousness. The Blue Ridge Mountains are the second oldest mountain on the earth and the French Broad River is the only river other than the Nile that runs in a northerly direction. It is said that the Cherokee Indians traveled to this area to experience the healing qualities of the region. Which brings us to why so many seekers of spiritual awareness, personal growth and a peace and harmony, visit this area. Many say, If the mountains call to you, you may find yourself mysteriously packing up and moving. Black Mountain has been a destination for hundred of years where people have come for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. The Asheville and Black Mountain area has attracted many famous spiritual leaders. Billy Graham and 29 other spiritual leaders in conventional belief have visited hear to eventually call it home. On any given day you will find a wealth of workshops, classes, and events from conventional to mystical practices. Healers, teachers, novelists are drawn here to be of service offering their gifts and talents. It is my observation that there are more conscious programs, such as healing events, yoga classes, spiritual music, artistic expression offered here per capita than any city. The mountains are peppered with homes and gathering places such as The Buddhist Temple and Namaste Yoga Center where you bump into an enlightened master or two. The history of people coming to this area is readily available from many local sources such as the Biltmore Family story on the creation of the Biltmore Estate. Asheville has been rated as the number one place to visit in the U.S. The spiritual experience of the area and the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway are just the beginning. We have done are best to include links to hiking trails, the beautiful triple waterfalls, and sacred sites of the area. It will be continually updated. I have heard magical stories about the rich minerals and gems in these mountains. A hiker was walking on a trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway, reached down, and picked up a rock the size of an egg. Yes it turned out to be a Ruby. Our local bookstore and coffee shop Malaprops carries books with local stores of the magic in the mountains. During the Ice Age the Tundra stopped in this area to deposit a bed of rich minerals. The formations of rock and minerals are still exposed and actively working to enhance the magical healing powers of these mountains. There are places to visit, hike, or ride a horse with names like Sitting Bear Rock, Grandfather Mountain, Bat Caves, and Triple Falls.The possibilities for unique experiences are infinite. There is a coffee shop in downtown Brevard, where you can sit down with a Mocha latte and watch pure white squirrels run by. Sit on the porch of our log cabin Tranquility Knoll and watch the buffalo, Lewis and Clark grazing in there happy home. I have personally visited a retreat where the fairies come once a year. Can they grant a wish? Can the healing powers of these mountains bring what is out of balance in your life into balance? Do those electromagnetic energies move you into the natural flow of the universe? I don't know but living in these mountains, all my dreams have come true.



 




The Asheville, Black Mountain, and Swannanoa area has some of the most unique places in the world. The combination of Mountains, Culture, and People makes for a great experience which keeps getting better. There are many things to do in the area. Some recommendations include the Asheville Botanical Gardens located on Broadway, Church Street a street lined with worship temples downtown, and Carolina Lane which is lined with colorful graffiti art. Make sure to pick up a Mountain Xpress, a local weekly paper, to get the low down on happenings in the area. There are many listings for classes, festivals, events, and other ways to get involved and experience the area. Asheville is in the French Broad River Valley, and the French Broad winds her way through town flowing in a northerly direction. Asheville is also the central point between the Bermuda Triangle and Steamboat Springs Colorado. The city has roots in many cultures including Native American, Pagan, and Appalachian. The Spiritual Experience, Natural Beauty, History, Entertainment, keep people coming back year after year, and has prompted many articles which have mentioned Asheville as a great place to live and visit. "There is something quite powerful, mysterious and wonderful happening in this area...and it's happening fast! CBS News, Eye On America did a feature on the area, calling us "America's New Age Mecca." Like most TV programs, it covered more of the tinsel, but the program did reach over 43 million people. Rolling Stone Magazine did a piece on Asheville in 2000, the New York Times did a feature on Asheville on September 8, 2002, and US TODAY did a 2 page feature in October 2003." (NewFrontier.com 1) Some well known people who have lived in the area include the author Thomas Wolfe, Billy Graham the world evangelist, George Vanderbilt the railroad tycoon, and Robin Williams the actor. You could be the next on the list if you feel the mountains calling, like so many others of the past. "Pure magic!. Science or Mystery? Some have said that because this area's mountains are filled with quartz (several trillion tons of it!), a piezoelectric effect is acting as a psychic magnet drawing people. Others say the land is divinely blessed and that the Atlanteans once lived here, after fleeing their dying continent. The native Americans of course see this land as sacred." http://www.carolinamountainrental.com/magic.htm
 

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