Ruins and sacred places: Chaco

When visiting ancient Native American sites, it’s difficult to suppress a nagging conviction that powerful spirits still linger.

Pueblo Bonito

Particularly when one finds a way to separate oneself from other tourists. Spending a few quiet, reflective moments alone among the labyrinthine ruins, it’s impossible not to think that the people who built these fabulous structures imbued them with something of their essence.

Chetro Ketl

What were these early agrarians attempting to demonstrate with their enormous masonry constructs? What strange gods did they venerate from the sunken solitude of their kivas?
The proper attitude of approach to these sacred sites is one of reverence. The old gods command our respect, regardless of our religious predilections.

Casa Rinconada

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