Mount Shasta, a member of the Cascade Mountain Range and is located in Siskiyou County, (Northern) California, USA, near the Oregon border.
The origin of the name, "Shasta," is not known, but one hypothesis suggests that it derives from the Russian word "chistiy", meaning "pure".
"When I first caught sight of Mt. Shasta, over the braided folds of the Sacramento Valley, I was fifty miles away and afoot, alone and weary. Yet all my blood turned to wine, and I have not been weary since." - John Muir, 1874
Known as one of the seven sacred mountains on Earth, Mount Shasta has a long history of myth, mysticism and strange occurrences. These include the lost continents and people of Lemuria and Atlantis, UFOs and extra-terrestrials, secret doors to underground installations and even a hollow Earth. There also have been many Bigfoot sightings in the area.
Magical Mount Shasta
Mount Shasta is considered by many Native Americans to be a living, sacred mountain. The lore of some of the American Indians in the area held that Shasta is inhabited by the spirit chief Skell, who descended from heaven to the mountain's summit. Some Native Americans believe that Mt. Shasta is a portal to other dimensions.
It is said that a group of Native Americans were massacred near Mount Shasta and that may account for much of the ghostly activity reported at this location.
In Robert A. Heinlein's short story "Lost Legacy",
benevolent rebels of ancient times stored the secret
history of humanity in Mt. Shasta.
Lemuria and Mount Shasta
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 in northern California. The Lemurians lived in a complex of tunnels beneath the mountain and occasionally were seen walking the surface dressed in white robes.
Some cults hold that races of sentient or spiritual beings generally considered to be Lemurians, superior to humans, live in or on Shasta, or visit the mountain.
Vin Smith's The Outrageous Views of Professor Fogelmanlinks Lemurians to Ancient Egypt, UFOs and a method of travel called vortex portals--essentially a pathway to sacred places on Earth as well as points unknown in the universe.
Geology and History
Mount Shasta is not connected to any nearby mountain; it rises abruptly from miles of level ground which encircle it, standing nearly 10,000 feet (3,000 m) above the surrounding area. During the past 4,500 years, the volcano has erupted an average of every 600 years. The last significant eruption on Shasta may have occurred 200 years ago. The United States Geological Survey considers Shasta a dormant volcano, which will erupt again. It is impossible to pinpoint the date of next eruption, but it likely will occur within the next several hundred years
The oldest known human habitation in the area dates to about 7,000 years ago, and by about 5,000 years ago, there was substantial human habitation in the surrounding area. Beginning in the 1820s, Mount Shasta was a prominent landmark along what became known as the Siskiyou Trail, which runs at Mount Shasta's base. The Siskiyou Trail (replaced by today's Interstate 5), was located on the track of an ancient trade and travel route of Native American footpaths between California's Central Valley and the Pacific Northwest.
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Mount Shasta's name meaning is Karuk. Úytaahkoo or "White Mountain".
Along with two friends, we visited the lavender farm there on summer solstice of 2008. I have 5 large Atlanta crystals that really light up when they go to Mt. Shasta with me. On this day in took the one in call "mother". My friend pulled in and parked just to the left of the building where you can purchase lavender items and it was the first out of the car holding the mother crystal which weighs several pounds. As soon as my feet touched the earth my body was over taken with a force pulling me downward. As I struggled to stay standing my body swayed all over pulling me ever down toward the earthworm my top half desperately trying to stay upright. I'm never let go of the mother crystal. People stood at a distance and watched. My two friends stayed in the car staring at me in amazement. I'm knew u had stepped directly atop a vortex. After a few moments of swaying drastically to and fro u was able to step away a few feet some how. The vortex had stopped. Then my friends got out and it was over. The energy field, the vortex had stopped. We went on with our trip, Amazed, a bit bewildered. I knew that was why the mother had wanted to come that day. They all wanted to come but I could carry only the one. - Karen