The Modern Day - Majestic caves in new mexico - that you might-never have- heard of.
Ra Paulette is an American cave sculptor based in New Mexico who digs into hillsides to sculpt elaborate artistic spaces inside mountains.Paulette is self-taught; he never studied architecture, sculpting or structural engineering in a formal school. He works with hand tools such as shovels, pick axes, and scrapers.According to one source, he is paid only $12 per hour. Paulette grew up in northwest Indiana along the shores of Lake Michigan. He is a man who obsessively digs massive, ornately carved, sandstone caves in Northern New Mexico as art. These works are commissioned by patrons, who envision smaller scale projects, but Paulette often take years to finish, and artistic conflict ensues over money and the scope of the project. --Wikipedia
Majestic Caves by Ra Paulette is on of many attractions that can be seen while camping at Pinon RV Park
Windows OF The Earth cave also known as the Origion
At Origin, you have the opportunity to meditate, chant, or experience sound healing in this harbinger of connectedness and metamorphosis. You may simply wish to enjoy the magnetic allure of this truly inspired artistic sanctuary as a work of art. The graceful and sweeping sculpted high ceilings of each chamber juxtapose the expansive views from the 20 foot glass windows. Notice how the natural light streams in to illuminate the intricate detail and beauty of the natural chairs and benches and altars throughout. Gaze into the mirrored “pools” to see your true nature. Undoubtedly, you will never forget the experienceof this cave and will leave with a profound and renewed sense of all that is possible, when oneis aligned with inspiration and true creative forces!
The Tree of Life Cave is up for sale if you have about 600k - comes with over 200 acres.
One of the most beautiful and unique land parcels in Northern New Mexico, boasting surreal rock formations throughout, sweeping mountain views and includes two unforgettable hand-carved, underground sandstone cathedrals or meditation chambers created by renowned cave artist Ra Paulette. When entering the separate chambers you will be awe-struck at the stunning level of detail that is hand-sculpted out of solid stone and the art form will take your breath away. The smaller chamber features smooth carved walls, natural light from mountainside windows and sensual, sweeping lines. The larger of the two chambers features an intricately carved "Tree of Human Kindness," candlelit nichos, recessed seating and various breathtaking side rooms that are washed in streams of sunlight from ceiling skylights. Property Listing Found Here
A Video of Ra Paulette working on Magnum opus
Some say there are around 14 Ra Paulette caves some of them on public lands for people to find. I'm putting on my hiking boots.
OSCAR® NOMINATED documentary short, artist Ra Paulette digs other-worldly, sculptural caves using nothing but hand tools. But, as patrons cut off his projects due to lack of funds or artistic differences, Paulette's frustration mounts. This penetrating portrait examines the cost of Paulette's obsession and tracks him as he rejects commissions for his own 10-year Magnum Opus.