Sacred Spaces in Los Angeles Part 2

11. Vasquez Rocks – A place familiar to any one who has ever watched a Western or most crime dramas or even Scifi since on Star Trek and others it more often than not another planet. Deep red rocks that are just at angles.
12. Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden – isn’t in Santa Ana anymore where it was founded but moved to this spot in Claremont. Some of it is cultivated and some has been left wild and a lovely place to spend a spring day.
13. Echo Park – home of lotuses and a statue of Isis near downtown LA that brings a spot of peace with its lake. Being cleaned out right now but, hopefully, will reopen soon.
14. Sepulveda Wildlife Refuge – Originally and still part of the flood drainage system of the San Fernando Valley. This spot is full of birds and in spring and fall a migration spot and if you are vewy, vewy quiet – wabbits. A lake alongside the 405 that is now a restored wet land and a wonderful place to take a walk and be at peace.
15. Malibu Creek State Park – where the Ren Faire started. Home of the gathering oak. A place of peace and often ritual among many pagan groups and at least one pagan priests ashes. A very magical spot. Mercedes Lackey must have thought so too since she wrote the first of her modern elf books set here.
16. Mt Wilson – A place that looks over all of LA and was a camping spot for the Native tribes of the area in summer. When the mists move across it can be very other worldly.
17. Placerita and Bouquet Canyons – Spots of beauty when they aren’t regularly on fire where more native plant varieties grow than almost any other non planned space.
18. Gold Creek Ranch – A private camping spot up in Tujunga that was also a Native camping spot and where we made the mistake of inviting them in one night before bed and were kept awake by the sounds of moccasins walking on gravel all night long past our tents.
19. Parts of Griffith Park – Fern Dell to name one, for others practice your intuition, it’s good for you.
20. The Arroyo Seco – hiding under the bridge in Pasadena runs the creek that comes down from Hahamonga and creates lovely little magical wild areas of power.