Mount Shasta - The Legend And The Myth.

Mt. Shasta with Red Cloud. (credit: Jeff Leland )

Mt. Shasta with Red Cloud. (credit: Jeff Leland )

Standing tall within the picturesque Cascade Mountain Range in Northern California is Mount Shasta, the fifth highest peak in North America. Looking spectacular laced with snow, it can be seen from over 100 miles away on a clear day. With a long history of mythology surrounding it, it certainly represents more than just a mountain.

For a lot of people, it is simply just an outdoor haven; somewhere to escape, where they can go skiing, camping, hiking and just enjoy being outdoors, but for many others, it means a lot more.

The Winnemem (McCloud River) Wintu Tribe hold a “War Dance” at Shasta Dam, north of Redding, California

The Winnemem (McCloud River) Wintu Tribe hold a “War Dance” at Shasta Dam, north of Redding, California

Throughout history, many mountains have been classed as sacred. The Native people have always considered Mount Shasta as holy, and many in the truth community have started to see the Mountain as having a mystical power. This puts it on par with some of the other most sacred places on this planet. These include the temples and pyramids of Egypt, Stonehenge in England, the Mayan Pyramids in Mexico, and Machu Picchu in Peru.

For many years, there have been numerous Native Tribes living in Mount Shasta. Many of the older tribes believe that this mountain was where the world began. It has been an important place for spiritual and religious groups for quite a while, and many spiritual groups actually live in the town of Mount Shasta, which sits at the bottom of the mountain.

It is also home to the present day Lemurians. The Lemurians retreated to Mount Shasta after their island sunk under the waves of the Pacific Ocean over 12,000 years ago. They are now living in 'Telos,' the hidden crystal city underneath the mountain.

This town is also home to Susan Isabelle. Susan is the keeper of the 13th Crystal Skull, El Aleator. She claims that she was given it by the Mayan people of Central America 17 years ago. She is the only living Crystal Skull Keeper that has been given one of the skulls. She has dedicated her life to helping people, after an experience with the supernatural, at a time when her husband was ill. She initially tried to refuse the crystal, but the Mayan people said that she was the chosen one. The crystal skulls hold much power, especially when together. They were used in rituals and ceremonies and supposedly hold knowledge regarding the history of humanity and civilization. There is a somewhat 'crystal culture' surrounding the Mount Shasta community, which of course adds to the holy phenomena of the area.

So, what is it about this particular mountain that holds so much sacred power? 

Well, there has been a lot of unusual activity spotted around Mount Shasta which could be linked to the mystical mountain and what lives within it. Strange, unexpected fog and lenticular clouds resembling flying saucers will suddenly appear out of nowhere, and then before most have even had a chance to see them, they disappear very quickly. Strange lights and sounds are often heard on the mountain, which has led to the theory that the mountain is also a UFO landing base.

There have been Bigfoot sightings on some of the more isolated areas of Mount Shasta, and many believe the mountain is home to mythical creatures. However, these creatures are not evil or harmful in any way.

There is also talk that there are descendants of Lemurians living inside the mountain, enjoying only good health and prosperity, preserving their ancient culture.

Many of Mount Shasta's people have spoken of random visitors, who have come to buy things from merchants, to then disappear back towards the mountains. Others have spoken of dwarf-like beings which have been seen whilst they have been picnicking and hiking.

Mount Shasta has had a rather vast amount of weird and wonderful sightings, which is why it is up there as one of the world's most mystical places. There have been many intriguing myths written about the mountain and its spiritual ways. However, every now and then, another captivating story emerges and attention is once again centered around the striking volcanic mountain.

Due to its holy connection and the peace and harmony which oozes from it, it is one of the 7 sacred mountains of the world. The mountain itself has become the site for many religious places of prayer; a Buddhist monastery was built on the mountain in 1971.

Geologists believe that this volcanic mountain is likely to wake and erupt again at some point during the next century, however, for the time being, Mount Shasta is a popular little town full of all sorts of people, with travelers visiting from all over the world, who are drawn to the mountain for various spiritual purposes. According to the Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce & visiting Center, the Mountain is the ideal location for a weekend getaway or extended holiday. Anyone, from outdoor lovers, extreme sports enthusiasts, family vacationers and even retirees are spoiled for choice with the number of recreational activities on offer while enjoying accommodation in a variety o luxury resorts or wilderness camping.