Nevada City, CA — Spiritualist and psychic Edgar Cayce claimed that Nevada City, CA, might be a gathering place for the spiritually enlightened and for those who wish to bring about change in this troubled world. Of course, this has engendered a sense of competition with Sedona, Arizona, which also believes it is the spiritual vortex of the known universe.

“We have been, and will continue to be, the ‘spiritual vortex’ of the known universe,” said spiritual coach Miguel Montoya from his Sedona spiritual retreat. “Nevada City is a nice place, and we wish them well. But they are no match for the spiritual power and life-changing energy that springs from Sedona.”

According to the Arizona Vacation guide, spiritual vortexes are distributed worldwide, but none is more potent than Sedona.

Steeped in New Age concepts, soaked in mystery, and bubbling with controversy, the new definition of vortex points to supernatural events, spiritual supercenters, and unexplained phenomena. Examples of this type of vortex can be found at Stonehenge, the Giza pyramids, and sites of former civilizations such as the Incas in Peru. There are also several vortex sites in the United States, the most popular and abundant in Sedona, Arizona.

This, of course, is not without its Nevada City supporters.

“I saw something once about his prediction about the waters rising – I believe this area stayed above water but was sort of a peninsula with water on the east and west,” said Stacy Grant of Nevada City. “I’ve always thought (since I’ve lived here 13 years) that Nevada City is a cosmic vortex – a coordinate on the unity consciousness grid. We are even considering converting neighborhoods in preparation for this exact purpose.”

Sedona, Arizona’s “sacred” McDonald’s, brings energy to the town’s spiritual vortex.

At the time of this writing, it is unclear what this vying for #1 spiritual vortex will bring, but both towns will benefit from this religious controversy. Other cities and regions, such as Arcata, CA, and the entire Hawaiian Island of Kauai, also vied for this coveted #1 spot. Fresno, CA, unfortunately, did not make a list.

“Look, when the flood comes as Cayce predicted, Nevada County will become like it was 150 years ago,” continued Ms. Grant. “And it doesn’t require the spiritual insight of Edgar Cayce. Think about it. We’re at 2500 ft. above sea level. It’s a no-brainer.”