Mount Shasta is considered one of the worlds' rare places of peace and power.
In 1894, Frederick Spencer Oliver published A Dweller on Two Planets,
which claimed that survivors from a sunken continent called Lemuria
were living in or on Mount Shasta. Oliver's Lemurians lived in a complex
of tunnels beneath the mountain and occasionally were seen walking the
surface dressed in white robes.This belief has been incorporated into
numerous occult religions, including "I AM" Activity, The Summit
Lighthouse, Church Universal and Triumphant, and Kryon.
According to Guy Ballard, while hiking on Mount Shasta he
encountered a man who introduced himself as Comte de Saint-Germain.
Saint Germain is said to have started Ballard on the path to discovering
the teachings that would become the "I AM" Activity religious movement.
In 1904, as the story goes, J.C. Brown, hired by The Lord
Cowdray Mining Company of England to prospect for gold, discovered a
cave which sloped downward for 11 miles. In the cave, he found an
underground village filled with gold, shields, and mummies, some being
up to 10 feet tall. Thirty years later, he told his story to John C.
Root who proceeded to gather an exploration team in Stockton,
California. 80 people joined the team, but on the day the team was to
set out, neither Root or Brown showed up. A search party was formed, but
not a trace of either man was ever found.
Edwin Bernbaum's Sacred Mountains of the World
contains several pages reviewing popular myths of Mt. Shasta including
Ballard's "I Am" teachings about Saint Germain; the Lemurian legends as
popularized by the Rosicrucians;a Great Spirit Indian legend as written
by Joaquin Miller in the 1870s; and reverential uses of the mountain
including the 1987 Harmonic Convergence.
Bernbaum writes: "Mount Shasta makes a profound impression
on anyone who sees it, whether mystically inclined or not. Once, on a
family trip, I pointed out the great white pyramid of shimmering snow to
my son, David, not yet two years old. The sight so impressed him that a
month later he produced as his first work of representational art a
drawing of the peak. For the next two years every mountain he saw, no
matter what size or shape, whether a photograph or an actual view,
elicited the same excited cry, 'Look Daddy, Mount Shasta!' Such
responses help to give life to a mountain and make it a sacred place, a
focal point of myth and legend."