What is the Birthing Cave?During a recent trip to Sedona, AZ, I met Jesse Kalu, a native Chamorru, musician, and escort to sacred sites. Being that it was my partner’s birthday and the day before Mother’s Day Jesse suggested a hike to the “birthing cave” on Mezcal Mountain.
The Hopi believe their people came from center of the earth, i.e. they are born of the womb of the mother. The Hopis of the Red Rock region, where Sedona is located, sent pregnant women to the birthing cave on Mezcal Mountain to (oddly enough) give birth. The women would hike up to this cave right before going into labor and sit and wait and pray until their child was born.