What is a Vortex?
Types of Vortex Energy.
How Strong is the Energy?


What is a vortex? Vortexes are thought to be swirling centers of energy that are conducive to healing, meditation, and self-exploration. These are places where the earth seems especially alive with energy. Many people feel inspired, recharged or uplifted after visiting a vortex.

Over two million people flock to Sedona, Arizona each year to experience the transformative power of its Energy Vortexes. There are 9 Energy Vortices located in Gossamer Wood – right here in Canandaigua NY.


Magnetic, or Feminine, Energy Vortexes

In general, there are 4 types of energy vortexes at Gossamer Wood. Magnetic vortexes have a feminine energy because the energy flow is very nurturing, soft and welcoming and can assist you in inward activities, such as contemplation, meditation, and reflection. The Women’s Circle, Connecting Meditation, and Family Area vortexes are very good examples of this feminine energy flowing from Mother Earth. 

Electrical, or Masculine, Energy Vortexes

An electrical vortex is a masculine vortex. Electrical vortexes tend to be very energizing and are really great for getting the energy moving. Many experience subtle tingling in parts, or all, of their body.  Spirit Keepers and Feeding the Soul vortexes are very strong examples of this wonderful energy.

This electrical masculine energy is helpful in healing any aspect of both men and women that need masculine energy to heal.  All of us are a balance of both electrical and magnetic energies.  The balancing, the unblocking, the releasing, that can occur is something that simply must be experienced, as words pale in comparison.

Balanced Energy Vortexes

Balanced vortexes are simply a mix of electrical and magnetic energy, both masculine and feminine. Any balanced vortexes can often help you see things from a larger perspective, to gain clarity, and a higher vision for your life, as well as balance your chakras and release
unbalances that can yield many positive results.

There are many balanced vortexes at Gossamer Wood including Divine Healing, Life’s Lessons, Angelic Touch, Touching the Soul, and the Pyramid of Time.

Grounding Energy Areas

The Family Area 
vortex and the 2 "Grounding Stations" have very strong grounding energy as well that is uniquely different than the magnetic and electrical energies described above. The grounding energy is just as it sounds. It is similar to experiencing an extremely strong grounding meditation. If you allow, if you are open, it feels like Mother Earth’s energies are pulling you into a strong unbreakable connection with Mother Earth. This connected feeling can feel very empowering and healing as well. These grounding areas are ideal to experience along with the other vortexes. The energy can get very high in some of the vortexes, such that it is a nice change of pace to feel grounded.  

Recent scientific studies show that when you are grounded, your body is actually pulling electrons up from the ground into your body to use for more rapid healing. Walking and meditating in nature helps, hence the value of “Forest Bathing”.  Sitting in nature with bare feet can help a lot.  Sitting in nature with bare feet on a vortex has never been tested to our knowledge.  Please let us know what that feels like to you.

How Strong is This Vortex Energy?

For the new vortexes discovered in 2018, some have felt more magnetic or electrical energy flowing through them than they have experienced in Sedona, Arizona.  This is very difficult to believe for most people until you take the time to experience it yourself.  Even then, you may still have difficulty explaining it to your friends and family. 

To those that are just experimenting with feeling energy, or learning a healing modality, or beginning to meditate, the energy felt may take a few sessions, may be faint at first, or may feel powerful during your first experience in the vortexes.

It is important not to expect anything.  Each experience in Gossamer Wood feels different.  Most of the visitors have experienced different feelings between visits – even on the same vortex.  Simply allow yourself to be open and feel whatever you feel.  There is no rush.  Each experience is peaceful, is refreshing, is revitalizing.  Many feel like they’ve just experienced a relaxing weekend or vacation upon leaving Gossamer Wood. 

Allow your experience to be unique.  Your friends will experience things differently than you.