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8 Places Believed to Have Real Healing Power

Admin October 24, 2012

8 Places Believed to Have Real Healing Power.

We modern-day humans may have mapped the genome and put a camera on Mars, but for all our knowledge there are many facts that we are unable to account for. The power of belief is itself something that we only dimly understand yet must admit is a real, tangible phenomenon. While our advanced science and technology often prevent us from seeing the forest for the trees, our ancient ancestors saw all of nature as an integral part of healthy life on this planet. They located and celebrated places like these that even today are held by many to have the power to heal.

  1. Tamagawa Onsen, Japan:

    Some believe no less than a cure for cancer lies in the bubbling waters of this hot spring in the town of Tazawako. The acidity level is the highest of any spring in Japan, and the crystalized minerals known as “hokuto-seki” are found only one other place in the world. The reports of visitors shrinking cancerous tumors and prolonging terminal diagnoses keep reservations at the resort that encompasses the springs in constant demand by both the ill and the greedy. People from both camps have taken crystals from the spring in the hopes of either healing themselves or selling the treasures as medical aids. People also come to lie on the bedrocks to relax and enjoy the supposed benefit of a boosted metabolism.

  2. Stonehenge:

    In 2008, this iconic site in Wiltshire in Britain made headlines around the world with the news that two archeologists had determined the purpose of the arrangement of the giant stones. They said some of the rocks known as “bluestones” had been brought 250 miles from Wales because of the builders’ belief in their healing power. They based their conclusion on their excavations of a number of skeletons with severe injuries or diseases and the fact that many of the bluestones had been chipped away at as visitors came and took back a piece of the magical rocks. Still today, there are those who believe in the restorative power of bluestones and there are even schools where bluestone healing is taught.

  3. Madron Well, Cornwall, U.K.:

    Half a mile north of Madron village in Cornwall lies this very old and highly revered place of healing. As far back as the 12th century, the sick and infirm have been journeying here in search of a miracle. The person would strip naked, enter the spring water three times, walk around the well three times, then rest on a hill nearby known as St. Maderne’s Bed. Before leaving, a strip of clothing called a “cloutie” would be ripped from a garment and tied in the tree branches. Legend dictated that as the cloutie decayed, the illness would disappear. In modern times, the water has been found to have elevated levels of radiation, causing some to wonder if the local pagans who still visit aren’t onto something after all.

  4. El Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico:

    Nearly 300,000 visitors a year make this 200-year-old Catholic church as close to a mecca as Americans have. The chapel’s location certainly has an auspicious origin story: a hill illuminated with the brightest light hid a crucifix that miraculously reappeared in the same hole in the earth after being removed three times. The Indians of the area attributed the spot’s healing powers to a hot spring that had dried up, while modern-day believers take a little dirt with them for themselves or in the hopes of healing another who could not make the journey. These pilgrims make treks on foot from nearby towns or trips by car and plane to come here and pray for healing, whether it be physical, emotional, or spiritual.

  5. Milk River, Jamaica:

    The story goes that the first person to experience the amazing healing power of this Jamaican hot spring was a slave. After being severely beaten, the man escaped his chains and fled into the jungle, only to return just days later (for some reason), completely healed of his wounds. The slave owner subsequently bought the land that held the spring, and thus began the Milk River Baths in 1794. Today the creamy waters are believed to treat a host of medical issues, including arthritis, sciatica, rheumatism, migraines, and even whiplash. There have even beenclaims of lost sight recovered and the wheelchair-bound walking after a dip in the springs.

  6. Men-an-tol, Cornwall, U.K.:

    Everyone has heard of Stonehenge, but this collection of standing stones 200 miles to the southwest near Madron enjoys far less publicity outside the United Kingdom. Here between two 3-feet standing stones rests the Men-an-tol, or “hole stone,” so named because it is shaped like a giant gray donut. Folklore abounds about the healing powers of this rock. Children are said to be healed of rickets when passed through the hole, and barren women will become pregnant if they move through the hole seven times backwards. Researchers have documented the rocks’alignment with the moon and stars on important pagan festival dates, and, once again, elevated levels of radiation.

  7. Naag Mandir, Fiji:

    This sacred temple is named for Naag, the Hindu snake god. Its walls contain a special stone shaped like a cobra that devotees claim is growing. In fact, when it was found by an old man over a century ago, it was only two feet tall, they say. But as the stone began to grow, a builder tried to destroy the stone because it was blocking a planned road. It is said after failing to destroy it, the man died that very night, and the worship of the stone quickly spread. A temple was erected around it, but it grew so fast the ceiling had to be raised twice and the supplicants had to feverishly pray to it that it would stop growing. Today visitors who have not consumed meat or alcohol that day may come and bring their offerings of incense and flowers and pray to the giant rock for fertility or healing.

  8. Prey Yeang Village, Cambodia:

    If you think all the sacred places have already been created, think again. Cambodians are well-known for being highly superstitious, and they’ve proven as much in 2012. In February, the Prachum Sakor pagoda in Phnom Penh became a pilgrimage site for thousands of Cambodians coming to worship a 19th-century anchor after a local woman claimed it healed a pain in her arm after she prayed to it. In July, the small village of Prey Yeang in the western province of Pursat became a place of healing due to the arrival of a 42-foot log pulled out of a nearby pond that people believed to have magical powers of healing and predicting lottery numbers. Over 100 people a day have been coming to bring offerings of pigs’ heads and boiled chickens and pray for health cures.

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