Zion Canyon Star Visitor Gathering
Designated in 1919, Zion National Park is Utah's oldest national park that consists of 229 square miles.
Noted for its stunning scenery found
nowhere else on earth, Zion Canyon is a geologic showpiece with sandstone cliffs
among the highest in the world.
cliff-and-canyon landscape and wilderness is full of the unexpected featuring soaring towers, monoliths, arch-shaped rock formations and slot canyons. This unique geography and the variety
of life zones make Zion significant as a place of unusual plant and animal diversity.
Wildlife such as Mule Deer,
Golden Eagles and Mountain Lions inhabit the Park.
Zion has meant different things to different cultures. To the Mormon pioneers,
it was a haven of beauty resembling natural temples and they called it "Little
Zion" which is an ancient Hebrew
word meaning a place of refuge or sanctuary.
The Paiute Indians were superstitious about "I-u-goone" (Zion Canyon) and refused
to stay there after dark. They beleived there were powerful spirits that entered
into the canyon when the sun went down. Among the Paiute tribe there are recordings
which the medicine people read as drawings of space ships. The southern Paiutes
were the last tribe inhabiting Zion canyon.
One of the mysteries of Zion Canyon is the Anasazi who were known as the
ancient Puebloan people who settled in
this canyon over 3000 years ago.
They saw Zion Canyon as a doorway into another dimension to the Star Visitors world.
Many researchers believe the Anasazi were originally brought here by advanced Star Visitors who also removed the Anasazi.
There are various canyons of Zion that are not only mysterious but very magickal with power spots and hundreds of petroglyphys spanning several cultures. Parunuweap Canyon of Pauite origin means 'roaring water' and has a number of slot canyon tributaries
that are far from any trailhead and would need at least one overnight stay to explore. Parunuweap Canyon contains
the largest concentration of Anasazi ruins and has the most powerful vortex fields.
Petroglyph Canyon and Southgate Canyon are rich in rock art petroglyph and high
concentrations of negative ions. The Narrows Canyon is a world attraction with
its 13-mile stream-bed hike through a canyon gorge over 2000 feet deep.
Many people hike into these surreal-like canyons that literally become steadily deeper and narrower. As people travel deeper in these ancient canyons,
they experience many different things. Many
people continue to have mystical and spiritual experiences in these canyons that transform