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Mt. Shasta and Mt. Arunachala*



by Wendell E. Wilkinson

Mt. Shasta is located at the northern extremity of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range located in Siskiyou County in Northern California. Mt. Shasta is the cone of an extinct volcano rising to a height of over 14,380 feet above sea level. It is the largest volcanic peak in the continental United States.

Mt. Shasta is a special place. The mountain is a mystic power source. It is the focus for angels, spirits, spaceships, and the Lemurians. Strange lights, clouds, shadows and sunsets add to the mystical aura of the mountain.

A long tunnel stretches away, far into the interior of majestic Mt. Shasta. The Lemurians lie at the tunnel's far end. Using their mastery over sound and vibrations they hollowed out an underground city. Lemuria was once a great continent connected to parts of California, Oregon, and Washington. Lemuria disappeared into the Pacific Ocean many thousands of years ago in a vast cataclysm. Some Lemurian people migrated to Mt. Shasta when their continent began to sink.

The Saint Germain Foundation is an organization with a worldwide membership of over five thousand people that began when the group's founder, Guy W. Ballard, claimed to have had an encounter with the "Ascended Master" Saint Germain on the slopes of Mt. Shasta in 1930. Ballard stopped one day at a mountain spring for a drink and felt a strange current pass through his body. Then he encountered Saint Germain. Germain gave Ballard some small cakes which gave him a new sense of health and clearness of mind.

In 1985 Tai Situpa Rinpoche, one of Tibet's most revered lamas, flew over Mt. Shasta while on his way to San Francisco from Europe. He said that he was amazed about the majestic appearance of the mountain. "It looked perfect! It stayed in my mind and I felt that one day I must go and do a traditional Tibetan ceremony there to offer prayers for the environment." Rinpoche later on did perform such a ceremony in October 1989. At that time he said, "We should thank the spirits of this place, they have given us a perfect day; they recognize our intentions."

American Indians believed that Mt. Shasta was of such immense grandeur that its existence could only be attributed to the Great Spirit. They also believed that an invisible race of little people lived on its slopes as guardians. If you tried to climb the mountain and were found to be an unworthy person, they would throw you off to your death! They also have legends of Bigfoot and other mysterious beings and forces connected with Mt. Shasta.

Today Mt. Shasta is surrounded by groups like the Saint Germain Foundation, Planetary Citizens, Brotherhood of the White Temple, Radiant School of Seekers and Servers, League of Voluntary Effort (LOVE), and a Zen monastery, among others, which have felt a calling to locate near it. The Harmonic Convergence gathering of over five thousand people was held there August 16, 1987. The occasion was intended to herald a new phase of world cooperation and harmony. Mt. Shasta was chosen because it was considered among the most sacred mountains on earth.

Another sacred mountain is to be found in Tiruvannamalai, South India. This is Mt. Arunachala, which is considered by many in India to be a form of the Hindu God Shiva. The Hindu sage Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi said that Mt. Arunachala was a remnant of the lost continent of Atlantis. That and the fact the mountain was formed by a volcanic eruption make its story similar to that of Mt. Shasta. Actually, you will soon see that there are other similarities as well!

According to the occultist Kenneth Grant, Mt. Arunachala constitutes the most powerful concentration of spiritual energy on this planet. And from the ancient Hindu scripture known as The Skanda Purana we have these verses: "Arunachala is the most sacred holy place of all. It is the heart of the world. Know it to be the secret and sacred heart-center of the God Shiva. Meditate then that in the Heart of Arunachala surges the spirit glory within which is contained all the worlds. I ordain that residence within a circle of thirty miles of this mountain shall alone suffice to burn off all defects and blend a person with the Supreme Spirit."

Brilliant lights are seen to sail about Arunachala that seem to be under intelligent control. There is supposed to be a city inside of the mountain. It is inhabited by yogic adepts. Upon death if you are not quite high enough to merge with the Supreme Spirit then you might at least go to live inside Arunachala. The adepts from inside Arunachala can change their shape to any human or animal form and travel incognito in the outside world. This is similar to the stories about the Lemurians from Mt. Shasta. The Hindu sage Ramana Maharshi said that Arunachala was the top of the spiritual axis of the earth and that there must be another mountain corresponding to it at the opposite side of the globe. I am suggesting in this article that that other mountain is Mt. Shasta. But whether that is true or not, there is no doubt in my mind that Mt. Shasta and Mt. Arunachala are two of the major spiritual power spots of planet Earth.


* Copyright 2000, W.Wilkinson
San Francisco, California, USA