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COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Basye Vortex™ and The Cartesian Dreamtime™ are a Trademarks of Studios St-Sulpice (sometimes spelled "Studios Saint-Sulpice"). Photos and written content copyright © 2002-2010 Studios St-Sulpice. All Rights Reserved to the full extent protected by state, U.S. and international laws, except for items whose rights are owned by or licensed to third parties; or items in the public domain, or as noted next to or below the item. We thank Wikipedia for materials in the public domain or licensable for re-use; and also want to express our appreciation to the Creative Commons for their licenses. For permission to use materials that appear on this website (except those that are in the public domain or owned by third parties and licensed for use herein), please contact us via email at basyevortex | at | yahoo |dot| com

NO AFFILIATION. Please note that except as otherwise stated, this web site does not represent nor does it have any affiliation with Bryce Resort, the Basye family, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, Shrine Mont, the U.S. Geological Service, the Église Saint-Sulpice, or other organizations or entities, public or private, that may be mentioned herein. The ideas expressed on this site do not speak for the views of the entities or persons referred to above and nothing in the materials or writings on our web pages should be construed as doing so. We also do not speak for the Virginia Indian peoples and cultures remaining in the region today.

NO WARRANTY. The information on this website is provided "as is" for the reader's personal use without warranty of any kind. Because of the likelihood of human and mechanical error as well as other factors, Studios St-Sulpice and/or its associates are not responsible for any errors or omissions in the information. We make no representations and disclaim all express, implied and statutory warranties of any kind to the users and/or any third party, including any warranties of accuracy, timeliness, completeness, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Please also read the "USE OF THIS INFORMATION" paragraph, below.

USE OF THIS INFORMATION. We disclaim any responsibility for use or misuse of the information on this web site and any acts or deeds of third parties who might have been influenced by the information or drawn conclusions from it whether correct or incorrect. 2) While we encourage meditation on and aesthetic contemplation of Shenandoah Valley's heritage, we explicitly repudiate exploration, project or treasure hunt involving potential damage to public lands or any infringement on private property. Some of the vortex locations, known or yet to be discovered, may be on private property, or adjacent to or along a rights-of-way through private property and if so, the full rights of the owners must be respected. 3) The Basye Vortex is located in a karst area, and such terrane, because of its characteristic topography of extensive caverns, sink holes and networks of underground waterways, can contain fragile formations and is notoriously quick to become contaminated. 4) We are not aware whether the springs and pools referenced herein, such as those in Orkney Springs, have been tested for potability, and in our opinion you should not drink the water. 5) You should not immerse any person or yourself, or seek to perform any ritual at the pools in Orkney Springs, without explicit permission from the management of the properties in question.

ORALLY TRANSMITTED INFORMATION. There is a strong element of oral transmission in many systems of belief, and the historicity and factuality of such information is often impossible to establish. No definitive translation of the name "Shenandoah" is known. Information on the original native inhabitants of the Shenandoah Valley including the Senedo (or Shendo) Indian tribe is scant and as referred to herein is largely based on references to be found in the writings of Julia Davis or on anecdotal reports. We are not aware of historical evidence proving that the Shendo creation legend ("Daughters of the Stars")  existed except as attributed to the Senedo by later settlers. In a similar vein, although Ms. Davis reports that burial mounds, silver objects or artworks were discovered by the early settlers in the Shenandoah Valley, these are not attributable to the Shendo specifically; and regardless of which tribe left them, as far as we know none of these artefacts are in present day museums, collections or sites that can be visited.

VORTEX SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY. The scientific concept of vortex dynamics is well established, and its principles are most easily observed in fluids and gases, i.e., water and air. Students of the emerging fields of "mind-as-substance" and of spiritual energies, a.k.a., "subtle energies," may attribute vortex dynamics to fields of mental or psychic substance, but such phenomena are controversial and theoretical.  Thus, reports by psychically sensitive individuals notwithstanding, explicitly spiritual energy vortices, ley lines, the planetary grid and supra-magnetic energies at any given location, must remain unscientific assertions dependent on personal experience and sensibilities. To the degree that the representations herein rely on verifiable fact such as the existence of the St-Sulpice Meridian, the theories of René Descartes, or the seven springs at Orkney Springs, the content herein is factual. The rest is a matter of metaphysical conjecture, theoretical proposition or subjective bias, and needs to be subject to the reader's personal investigation.


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