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Before leaving the amazing experiences that I encountered in Arizona, I wanted one last jolt of energy.  So, I drove off to visit Montezuma’s well.
 There I found a most enlivening vortex. The well is located in a large, round, deep  sinkhole, 368 feet wide measuring 70 feet from the water to the tops of the cliffs. Every day approximately 1.5 million gallons of warm (74°) water flow from the well. The Well is fed by three to four large underwater vents, some 56 feet below the surface. Spiraling out from this round, life supporting space full of fresh water is an energy that is most invigorating. The Yavapai people believe they emerged into this world through the well, and as such, it is a very sacred place to them.  I sat down on the cliffs overlooking the well and absorbed this lovely sense of sacred peace.
 
The area has been visited and inhabited for the past 11, 000 years, which is understandable when one sees that amazing amount of water emerging from an otherwise dry desert. Many ruins from numerous civilizations are evident all around the area.
The water flows from the Well through a 300 foot long cave to emerge on the southeast side of the sinkhole mound. Here it is diverted into an ancient irrigation ditch built over 1,000 years ago by the Hohokam and Sinaguan Indians who farmed here for centuries. The large sycamore trees spreading out across the valley, along with the energy that emerges with the water coming through the walls of the well here create a special ambiance. It provided a lovely spot to meditate on all I had experienced during my valuable time in Arizona.
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