Our Land's Spiritual Significance

For centuries, travelers have been led to Sedona, historically revered as a sacred place for retreat and peace. In the Native American tradition, no battles were fought here and no permanent residences were built out of respect for the active spiritual forces that dwell among the energy vortices and towering red rocks.

Several Native American elders have visited this land, Avalon Gardens north, including Wallace Black Elk, who, when he first came and did a sweat lodge, commented on the living spiritual forces existing at Avalon. Dennis Banks and Russell Means (of The Last Of The Mohicans fame and co-founders of the American Indian Movement) also visited Avalon Gardens North, to name a few well-known native elders.

In 1989 the founders of Avalon Gardens North, Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase, began what would become a lifelong spiritual journey after a 3-month stay at a Sedona campground not unlike this one.

They had become humble seekers of life's great mysteries, and the spirit guides of these lands gifted them with the conviction needed to pursue a lifetime of service and community building in the outworking ministry of Global Community Communications Alliance (a non-denominational temple-church community, tax exempt under IRS § 501(c)(3).

Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase are also the founders of The University of Ascension Science & The Physics of Rebellion, the world’s only spiritual university teaching the concepts of the Fifth (The URANTIA Book) and Continuing Fifth Epochal Revelation (The Cosmic Family volumes). The University campus is also home to Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage (Avalon Gardens South), one of the world’s largest spiritual communities and EcoVillages located in Southern Arizona with members from around the globe.

Today, their vision to give back what was given to them nearly 30 years ago is manifested in the spiritual nature retreat of Avalon Gardens North, where travelers and sojourners of all faiths gather from around the world to pray amidst the majestic trees, meditate beside the ribboning Oak Creek, and seek both inwardly and outwardly for the next step in their journey. Here you will discover sacred space and time which we hope may guide you into your highest destiny. At Camp Avalon, may the earth and sky be your temple, as no edifice is needed to worship the loving Creator who exists all around us.

Our activities support the efforts of the Church and Religious Organization including events and activities such as annual Easter Celebrations, Autumn Harvests, Christmas Pageants, Earth Day Celebrations, World Peace Prayer Day, Spiritual Ceremonies, meditation, and numerous musical and theatrical presentations for the congregation, friends and family. Avalon Gardens North provides camping and picnicking retreat space for the purpose of communing with God and nature and utilizing the pristine garden setting for worship, introspection/reflection, prayer and ceremony for group and individual needs.

"Urantia is like a living organism with energy reflective circuits located on all of its major continents. Some would call these energy reflective circuits "vortexes," but that is not appropriate cosmic terminology. Spiritual reality creates physical reality and precedes all circumstance. Spiritual reality is the creator of physical destiny in all past, present, and future reality."

~Cosmic Family Volume 1, paper 206 & 226.

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