In the early 1970’s I visited Sedona Arizona for the first time. Sedona’s vortex reputation was not common knowledge yet and it was a sleepy little high desert town. State Route 89A was a rural two lane highway with very little traffic.

During my Sedona visit I took a hike in the ‘wilderness.’ Well, it seemed like a wilderness hike to someone from Chicago! I walked north from the King’s Ransom hotel on Highway 179 to what used to be the ‘Y’ at 89A and then walked west up 89A to the area where New Frontiers is now located. (2017 note: New Frontiers became Whole Foods ) At that time it was a strip mall with the Flicker Shack movie theater, an import shop, a food store and other shops.

While walking on 89A I had a very unusual and interesting experience. It’s hard to describe. I felt as if time and space had dissolved. What I felt was so profound that I drew this image spontaneously afterwards while trying to capture the essence of my vision. The drawing started out with what was to become the hair (or brain).

Fast forward from 1973 to 2012

I recently met Benjamin Lonetree who is an electrical engineer who moved to Arizona in 2000. Originally Benjamin was somewhat skeptical of Sedona’s vortex reputation and decided to research the area to find out what was responsible for what he now calls the Sedona Effect.

Below is a chart of the Sedona area from the USGS North American Magnetic Anomaly website. As you can see by the light pink coloration, Sedona is almost off the scale in its geomagnetic intensity.

Map of the Geomagnetic Anomalies of the Sedona, Arizona area
Map of the Geomagnetic Anomalies of the Sedona, Arizona area

The two maps below show the approximate boundaries of the geomagnetic area.

Sedona, AZ

Sedona, AZ


Benjamin Lonetree explaining the Sedona Effect

After watching Lonetree’s video and looking at my drawing once again, I can see examples of what he calls “outflow and inflow of magnetic energy” illustrated in my drawing. I had always wondered what I had drawn, although on some level I knew.

Sedona is where Mother Earth speaks

“The bottom line in all of this: it shows how connected we are to the planet. How much a part of her that we are.

There’s a lot of speculation that the area up here in Sedona could be a large transmitter or a large receiver, that’s really a leap-of-faith on my point and I haven’t developed the equipment to see that’s a reality, but give me time and I’ll work on it!”

~ Benjamin Lonetree

Connie’s note: It wouldn’t surprise me at all to discover that Sedona is both a transmitter and a receiver!


Sedona, AZ

Sedona Vision by Connie Lee Marie Fisher

My Sedona drawing sat in a box for almost 40 years until 2012 when I dug it out and took a long look at it. Very interesting! Ironically, when I’ve glanced at this drawing over the years, I never did particularly like the way I represented the mountains in Sedona. Although now that I have placed a photo of Sedona above the drawing, I can see the resemblance between my drawing and the mountains very clearly!

Sedona, we love you and thanks to Benjamin Lonetree for his sensitive and scientific view into the mysteries of the magnetic anomolies of Sedona.

One of my friends jokingly wrote the following quote after he read the above information: “Are you implying that long-term exposure to ambient magnetic fields leads to New Age mystic chicanery?”

My answer: “That possibility definitely does exist!” (wink, wink)


Sedona Geomagnetic Links

Sedona Effect

The Sedona Magnetic Anomaly Website


Original article posted January 3, 2012 – Connie Lee Marie Fisher

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December 16, 2017