Category: Phoenix

Phoenix: What’s in a name?

February 19th, 2016 by

There is a sacred bird called the Phoenix. I have never seen it myself except in pictures, for it is extremely rare, only appearing according to the people of Heliopolis once in five hundred years. When it is seen after the death of its parent. Herodotus – The Histories What’s in a name? Growing up […]

  “Give them bread and circuses and they will never revolt.” – Roman poet Juvenal Chase Field, a Masonic shrine? A machine engineered to harness and direct human energy?  I say yes, but please, judge for yourself. Chase Field not only appears to be a seamless extension of the first (all seeing eye pyramid) laid into […]

Doors and Sound Passage

December 19th, 2015 by

Holy esoteric symbolism Batman! If you’ve driven through Old Town Scottsdale you’ve probably seen this piece of Scottsdale public art. It dominates the southwest corner of Scottsdale and Camelback road in front of the Barry Goldwater Bank. It is called The Doors and Sound Passage. This Piece of “art” was commissioned by the Starwood Capital […]

Sky Islands

December 18th, 2015 by

“Everything tries to be round” -Black Elk Although not located entirely in the Phoenix area I include Sky Islands on my site because they are an amazing natural treasure and do extend into the Phoenix area. Sky islands have sheltered and fed native peoples for thousands of years, and it is among these islands Anglos […]

Dreamy Draw

December 18th, 2015 by

If you have lived in Phoenix, AZ for any time at all you have driven Piestewa Peak Pkwy, previously Squaw Peak Pkwy, aka “the 51”, aka Dreamy Draw Pkwy. All these roads are one in the same, but as time marches on these names become a barometer of sorts and give away a person’s true […]

Soleri Bridge

December 18th, 2015 by

“Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Dedicated December 2010, only a few years before his passing, the Soleri Bridge and Plaza is Paolo Soleri’s parting gift to our world. The bridge was designed to bring awareness of our human connection to the sun and our natural world. Designed by […]

Castle Hot Springs

December 17th, 2015 by

Located fifty-five miles northwest of downtown Phoenix and nestled safely among the canyons of the Bradshaw Mountains lie the hidden waters of Castle Hot Springs. One can be at the front gates of this paradise in just over an hour, however, unless invited, may only admire from outside the gate, as this resort is privately […]

Mystery Castle

December 16th, 2015 by

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” -Henry David Thoreau   The Mystery Castle, one of the valley’s lesser-known gems and a Phoenix, Arizona “Point of Pride.”  It is an 18 room, 13 fireplace castle incorporating […]

The Life of an Arizona Freemason George Wylie Paul Hunt. Born November 1st, 1859 in Huntsville Missouri. Seven-term Governor for the state of Arizona, President of the Arizona Convention which penned the Arizona Constitution, served in both houses of the Arizona territorial legislature and was U.S. Minister to Siam. Aside from becoming the first governor […]