The Waves is a newsletter reporting on the explorations of the Sea Life
community. Sea Life, the main web forum at Dreampeace, aims to bring
together a circle of dreamers from around the globe, collaborating in
dreaming adventures, and 'dreaming with and for the earth itself'
This moon, we'll be looking at our dream journeys to the magnificent and
mysterious Mt. Shasta. From magical and mutual dream adventures, to the
presence of underground cave systems inside the mountain. Through
collaboration with Dream Alliance, we take our first big step into the
exploration of Mt. Shasta.
"The Mt. Shasta area in northern California (70 miles South of the Oregon
border) is regarded as one of the major spiritual areas on earth. Mt.
Shasta has been written about in numerous books detailing hundreds, if not
thousands, of appearances of UFO's, angels, masters and other remarkable
spiritual experiences that have taken place in this area. Even the origin
of the name, "Shasta," is clothed in mystery. Some say that Mount Shasta
was actually named by French fur trappers who called it chaste, meaning
"pure." Or, it could have received its name from the Tshastel Indians who
lived in the area. The Sanskrit word Shasta means one who lives according
to divine law." (Quantum Quests)
A little while back I met, John, a member of a 9-member lucid dreaming
group, in a small town in Arizona, through a message he'd posted to the
World Dreams Peace Bridge:
"Here's my recent dream and how I got here. I spent the waking day before
my dream looking up ways in which my dream group could link up with
like-minded dream people in helping to bring about World Peace. I found
several sites in Mexico and Canada that seemed promising. That night, I
dreamed that a Native American man named Art came and sat down to play
drums with me. (In the waking world Art and I have played at ceremonies and
gatherings. Art is the great grandson of the Apache chief, Geronimo).
After we played drums in the dream, Art told me that his tribe supports the
work that we are doing and then he gave me a word as a gift. The word is
"dreampeace". When I woke up I looked up dreampeace on the internet and
found your group. I am part of a small (9 member) lucid dream group in a
small town in the mountains of So. Arizona."
Very excited by the chain of events which had led John in our direction, I
replied that our site was in fact called 'Dreampeace'. A month or so later,
John invited our group to share Mt.Shasta as a mutual dream destination
with the Dream Alliance.
"My wife and I camped at the base of Mt. Shasta a few years ago and that
night I dreamed that the mountain was a huge castle. There was no way in
unless I scaled the wall all the way to the top. The castle was huge,
reaching almost a mile straight up and I just didn't have the courage to
scale it alone. If I had been lucid I could've flown to the top. Anyway,
with friends I think we could make it into the castle and I'm absolutely
sure the adventure would be worth it." Contact me when your team is ready
and the Dream Alliance will join you in the Great Mt. Shasta Adventure."
It didn't take long before we began to have some success. The first to have
any luck was Ascension (Nick). In his dream he found himself in the back
garden of a house he was apparently living in, which in turn was situated
at the bottom of a golf course. Which was strange of course, since
Ascension didn't live anywhere near a golf course in waking life.
"I wander out onto the golf course, and survey the greens, which gradually
slope up and into the distance from me. The course however seems quite
small, I can easily see it's boundaries to my left and right, which are
marked by trees. It appears to be deserted, not a soul in sight. It is
cloudy overhead and looks like it will rain. Suddenly the clouds break all
around me, and rapidly disperse. Bright sunshine illuminates the landscape
for many miles around, revealing the splendor of a mountain range in the
distance, to the right of the golf course. Around the golf course I now see
many lush valleys and wooded areas, which gradually lead to the foot of the
mountain range. I am spellbound by the beauty of the mountain, now clearly
visible against the blue sky."
After waking from the dream (in which he soon became lucid), Ascension
decided to do a search on Mt Shasta and golf courses, to see what might
turn up. He was immediately surprised, after clicking on the first link.
There, staring at him in the face, was a golf course situated at the foot
of the mountains, with forests and valleys in between. Ascension added,
"Believe me when I say that apart from the single picture that was posted,
I have never seen or read anything else about this mountain. In fact, early
this morning was the first I had ever heard of it, so to see this golf
course with the mountains as a backdrop as it was in my dream is quite
Ascension wasn't the only one to express amazement at the sheer beauty of
the mountain. Strawin (Valter) also managed to visit it in a lucid dream,
reporting his shock at just how large it was. In fact Strawin managed the
journey twice in the same night! "Alright! Now that was cool! What a
mountain! I've never seen anything that big in my life nor in my dreams!
That was truly a magnificent sight!". Apparently, upon looking flipping
backwards, and looking back up at the mountain, all he saw were two giant
sculptures of two young scholars from their waist up, facing away with
their bags on their back. It's interesting to ponder, if there was any
significance to that.
Other's such as EynKiora stumbled upon similarly strange bits of knowledge.
"Theres a huge mountain there, and I fly to the highest point I can get to.
Here I begin to lose lucidity. I see a place a few feet higher up than
where I am, and I climb up to it. I see a boy (teen) climbing with his
father. I feel like I'm watching the boy and am the boy at the same time.
He fall down a hole, and lands on something soft, and starts to look at it.
His father tells him not to, its a corpse he (the father) found when he was
climbing as a child, of a man shot and killed during the war in the 40s. I
separate from this scene and fly off, I see four very regular rectangular
stone things sticking out of the top of the mountain. The best way I can
think of describing it, is a side view of four pieces of toast sticking out
of a four piece toaster."
Initially our project didn't have all that much focus. Guided meditation,
can be a great source of knowledge, and especially helpful when used in
combination with dreaming. It can clearly direct oneself to interesting
lines of research. In my meditation on Mt Shasta, I was given an image of a
two doorways. One lay above a vertical line, the other directly below. The
image gains more value, when we look at the reports of others who've
previously dreamed of Mt. Shasta. As an example we have this dream from
Dee, who runs the amazing Great Dreams website:
"I float into another massive room that has a huge fireplace built into one
wall and built with smaller golden fieldstone. Above the mantle of the
fireplace, it reads MT. SHASTA. From this room, I can see other rooms
through the doors, but they are all down from this level. All the other
rooms are underground."
Then, there are the legends of "the mysterious people who supposedly live
inside the mountain. They are said to be descendants of an ancient society
from Lemuria, a lost continent that sunk eons ago. These Lemurians
supposedly live deep inside the mountain in apartments plated with gold. In
this secret colony, they preserve their ancient customs. Lemurians are
commonly described as graceful and tall -- seven feet and up -- with long,
Another man reported that he fell asleep on Mt. Shasta, to be awakened by a
Lemurian who led him inside the mountain to his "cave, which was paved with
gold." The Lemurian told the man that there were a series of tunnels left
by volcanoes that were under the earth like freeways -- a world within a
world." (Out West Newspaper)
By chance, EkawaAwake happened to report this dream, which certainly seemed
"I was the god of molten rock and caves. I was the care-taker of a human
village of poets. The Earth God, the first god, wanted to kill my people.
He shook the land in a great earthquake. Only Two people escaped to my
caves. I wanted to go out and try to stop the Earth God, but I knew that my
power was less than his because I controlled but a small part of the earth,
and he controlled the whole of it. I stood just inside my caves mouth as I
watched my people crushed beneath the land which had once nurtured them so
carefully into being. I said to myself, "I must not go out, somehow I must
This is a wonderful quality of dreaming; it gives us the ability to look
through another's eyes. Could it be that the dream, was retelling in a
rather poetic way an ancient legend of the land? That's a possibilty I'm
drawn to, though there are certainly many more. In any case it gave a
fascinating insight into the relationship between the spirits of the land.
In Pilot's (Albert) dream he uncovered a valuable technique, that seemed to
suggest the use of lighting as a magical aid to our journeying.
There are about 7 or 8 symbols on my forearm that indicate the levels of
sorcery, and I look up to see that my mom gave me a new job. The place is a
castle and we are serving the king and queen and their people. I see them
setting up large cakes as people walk in. I'm really happy to be making a
bit of money. All the people decide to leave since there is a war about to
happen. Me and this girl are supposed to team up and use magick, so we wait
atop a structure and get hit by lightning, and I watch ourselves from third
person. The lightning is supposed to initiate the magick, and then I join
in the battle inside a big cavern and outside the castle. I pretend to be
axing people in the chest as I walk around. The fight was decided from the
start to be in our favor, so we win."
Interestingly CCHawk reported a similar sword battle inside a maze. After
finally coming to some kind of victory, a man who'd begun pouring healing
water on the victims, told him to look up. To his surprise, CCHawk looked
up above him to see a mountain he immediately recognised; Mt. Shasta. The
theme of these battles was made even more obvious by John's reply:
"The dream about the castle rings true, because when I had the dream I knew
that there were forces inside the castle that must be overcome inside the
castle that must be overcome in order for us to gain entrance. I knew I
couldn't climb the walls and fight the forces by myself"
THE COVER OF DARKNESS
In another dream, I was talking to a friend, Katia, who's actually
Portugese. I like to think of her appearance as rather symbolic, as Katia
certainly didn't know about our dream journey to Mt. Shasta.
"She is telling me about this Chilean rock. I get the feeling it was a
family possession, perhaps it was from a dead relative. It appears as
though she didn't get to keep the rock forever, but that she merely got to
hold it. She then continues, "That night, the rock came to me in a dream".
By now, she's certainly got hold of my attention (it's a dream! wow!)
Apparently the rock told her about the 'pollution inside Mt. Shasta'. She
describes the blackness, and I get a mental image of an smokey/oily film
like layer. She talks about how one can stay near/in it, and travel through
the caves, while remaining separate from it."
This certainly was fascinating. My intention for dreaming, had been to meet
a Lemurian Being, and these words of wisdom for our journey sure seemed to
link in. Little did I expect, to have another dream the same night:
"I see Katia again, and immediately am reminded of the dream I just had. I
first ask her if she has a Chilean Rock (though I may have said Ring). She
laughs a little, and says no. But then she continues, "Though last night I
did have a dream". I'm very excited by now, and am about to jump in with my
story. Yet, I decide to hold back. I wanna see how her story unfolds.
I get the feeling she was contacted by higher spiritual guidance, whose
words she seems to be repeating for me. I remember her saying "Considering
OUR FUTURE is on the BRIGHT side", and then singing twice and softly "she's
breaking up for us"
I woke, marveling at the beauty of the dream. I had the impression that it
may have been the mountain or the forces of the mountain were opening up
for us. This seemed to be confirmation that the spirits had given us
permission to enter the mountain.
Just a few days earlier, my friend Alana had purchased a set of crystal
cards, that are used for divination. Each has a series of images of
different crystals, along with the name of a particular attribute that
belongs to them. The concept behind them is that through meditation, one
can come into contact with the energy field of the Earth, and further come
into resonance with the teachings / attributes of each crystal. One chooses
a series of cards, by simply feeling out whichever they are attracted to.
After quickly getting up to write down the details of my previous dream, I
dropped back, and soon after fell into a relaxed, meditative state.
Immediately, I received a mental impression of being given two crystal
cards. The second of which was labeled "Darkness". An inner voice spoke,
"There's cover in here".
Greyfyre (Jessica) became conscious that she was dreaming, and got the urge
to call out the name "Cryprus", so she did, immediately receiving the
attention of a grypon; a mythological creature generally seen as being of
great intelligence and wisdom.
"Out of the mural wall, gliding in, comes that same white gryphon from the
last dream. It is about 12" to the shoulder and about 16" to the top of its
head. It lands on the bed of the room and feels very sweet and innocent. It
is definitely very young. I sit down next to it, and start to stroke it;
paying very close attention so that I can remember it's appearance better
when I wake up.
I get the impression that the gryphon is male, and I notice that his eyes
are a golden yellow color and that his wings are more gray than white
though the rest of his feathers are extremely white. The little gryphon is
just so adorable in nature that I want to stay there and play with him but
I also really want to do the projects we have lined up. I tell the little
gryphon that I'm going to go do the Mt. Shasta project, and he seems
excited and wants to come, so I pick him up. I go out a door that appeared
where there was a wall earlier and find on the other side a hallway with
hundreds of doors going endlessly to the left and to the right.
I just go up to the second door on the left (since it didn't really matter
which door I chose) and started to focus on the word 'Shambhala'. I'm not
sure where it came from; just vaguely remember hearing it in the dream. I
know I was using it to mean Mt Shasta."
Unfortunately, Greyfyre ended up being interrupted by a rude dream
character. However, she not only met a beautiful mythological creature to
share her dreams with, but her dream seemed to link into another wonderful
"Shambhala was a geographic location, a seat of inspiration where the
Buddha taught the Kalachakra Tantra, the Tantra of the Wheel of Time. In
the mythology of Pon, the native religion of Tibet, Shambhala was a Central
Asian kingdom, the origin and center of the world whence issued all
spiritual energies." (shambhala.com)
Even more fascinating, is that another site on Mt Shasta actually had this
"This is the New Shambhala. Many people are coming to the Mt. Shasta area,
drawn by a similar vision. There are spiritual centers, retreats, classes
and people drawn to this place of harmony with nature. Come to share your
part in the New Shambhala." (Quantum Quests)
Soon after, Greyfyre had another Shambhala dream, once again drawing on the
strong mythological connection that has become quite a trademark of her
"There's a rich guy who's company did some digging or something in the
ground. They found these tunnels and met some gnomes who lived deep inside
the earth. Jack O'neil of SG-1 (Stargate) turns up to investigate since
they think the gnomes came from another world or something to that effect.
He and his team get access to the gnomes who are still being held inside
the rich guy's headquarters.
I know that they talked about some special place within the earth (when
they talked about it I got the visual impression of a sparkling enormous
underground cavern with all kinds of plant life) and also about dreaming.
From what the gnomes said, dreaming is a pretty important part of their
culture. I'm also fairly certain that someone mentioned Mt. Shasta and
Shambahala in the same sentence.
They leave to go back and figure out what to do, though it seems decided
that the company has to stop digging underground and leave the gnomes
alone. While they are back talking about it to their superior officer they
get word that something bad happened back at the company's on site
headquarters. The company owner doesn't want them let in but the security
guy doesn't care anymore. They find out that the company's digging or
holding captive of the gnomes, had upset the gnomes very badly and
interrupted one of their rituals. Though I don't remember exactly how they
handled it, I get the sense that in the same vein as the tv show everything
turned out alright.
At the very end I remember the team talking about the special area within
the earth and someone saying that the gnomes must have found it to survive,
but Dr. Jackson disagreed saying that the fact that they were still digging
around is proof enough that they haven't. He says something about checking
out Mt. Shasta"
How we came about working with the Dream Alliance, on the Mt. Shasta
project, was a miracle all on it's own. Yet, the mutual dreaming didn't end
there. First there was this message to me, from John:
"Had a short dream last nite, I wasn't lucid but it may be of interest.
Dreamed I was camping on a mountainside with others. Saw a large log
suspended horizontally in the air. A young man, 20 yrs. old, was standing
on the log, spinning it with his feet the way lumberjacks do. On his
shoulders stood another young man who was lifting a heavy object over his
head. It was amazing. Two young magician/daredevils on the mountain. I
thought one of them may have been you."
Eagerly, I sent off a picture of myself to John. To which he replied, "You
were the guy standing on the other guy's shoulders". As if to confirm the
truth of the message, I instantly received a shiver of light through my
body. However, at this point, we're still waiting on the identity of the
other magician J
John's next dream was a great example of mutual dreaming, and was certainly
an inspiration to my own interest in the area:
"I awakened and called for my dream team members. Two of them showed up and
I asked them to look at their hands to make them lucid, like I was. They
did and we then walked outside joined hands and began flying to Mt. Shasta.
I felt we were flying too low at first and we started to fly higher when we
flew into the window of a 2 story building. We walked through the room and
jumped out the window on the other side of the room only to find that we
were thousands of feet in the air.
I was halfway out the window when Kate and I looked down and found we were
thousands of feet in the air. I felt her shock run thru me and said
"Just......Breathe". At this point my waking life cat knocked over
something in the kitchen and woke me up. I knew immediately that the
building that we has passed thru was the inner plane of Mt. Shasta. One of
the dreamers I was with (in the dream) had a dream of jumping off of a high
rock ledge that same night."
In another of my own dreams, I asked 'The Waves', to guide me to Mt.
Shasta. Awaking, I began to read something that looked like a post to Sea
Life. The only difference, being that the interface came through in black
and white outline format. It was by a woman, and read, "To ask questions of
your own, let me suggest a form I use personally". Apparently, a brown crystal.
I got the feeling from this dream that the brown crystal was a form that
could be used to enter into communication with Mt. Shasta. What made this
whole concept really interesting, was that soon after I received a post
from John (who hadn't yet read my dream).
"A friend of our dream group is now traveling in California and we gave her
a piece from a quartz crystal cluster to place on Mt. Shasta. We have the
rest of the cluster on the altar where we have our dream meetings here in
Arizona. She arrives in Mt. Shasta tomorrow June 24, so we can all follow
the crystal energy path to find our way to the mountain."
And guess what type of crystal it was?, "a brown/gray smokey quartz
crystal". Amazing. Considering John's friend Jean, hadn't actually visited
the forum, it seems quite possible that my dream picked up on the knowledge
through psychic phenomena. Perhaps the simple black and white post, was a
symbol to help demonstrate this. The crystal trail to Mt. Shasta, is
certainly a wonderful idea!
In one of my final few journeys to Mt Shasta, I become conscious that I was
"I lean back and begin singing. "I wanna travel to Mt Shasta", I repeat it
quite a number of times, finally calling on my higher self to guide me
there. It works! I'm away. Floating through the astral. I finally emerge,
and I find myself on a mountain face. Yet my attention isn't drawn to the
There's a circular graveyard type place - a memorial. I get the feeling
it's for the beings who live under the ground, in Mt Shasta. There's a
really vibrant energy surrounding me. I feel like I've been drawn here for
some special purpose. There are perhaps 8-10 tombstones placed around the
circle. My attention is drawn to the first; my mind kind of zooms in.
I instantly have this strange impression that I actually saw an image of
this circle tombstone area on the internet, in waking life. It's a feeling
that I had in fact been warned about what was to happen. The grave has a
special message on it: "ID=125". This seems to have some real importance.
It almost feels as though the ground is going to open up for me. The
tombstone radiates light in all directions, it's energy touching me. It's
Initially, I'd actually wondered if perhaps this was like some graveyard
for the beings who lived inside the mountain. I sure wasn't expecting
John's reply. Apparently, his street address was Tombstone Canyon. Amazing!
That made even more sense. His dream group has 9 people in it - what if
they were the beings living (at least in their dreams) under the mountain.
The actual street number was also extremely similar, but for some reason I
wasn't entirely sure about a link there. It was only when writing up the
article, that the realisation actually came through.
As Strawin had mentioned earlier, a recent project, completed by one of the
dream teams was on the topic of dream-based discovery of one's 'Animal
Totems'. And it's topic ID; 125. Seems awfully fitting then to include this
final message from John, which seems to highlight the healing power and
wisdom of Mt. Shasta:
"One of our dreamers, Jane, dreamed that she entered a cave at Mt. Shasta
with a group of people. It was kind of like a class inside, with a female
teacher. She gave everyone in the class a card of their own. Jane's card
had lions on it. She's had lion dreams lately and is looking for the
courage to make a big change in her life. Mt. Shasta has helped her find
This project turned out to be quite a fascinating adventure, and a great
demonstration of the benefits of collaboration between dream groups. What a
Stay tuned next moon for the results of our research into 'Children's
Dreams'. In the meantime dreamers are invited to contact Nick (Explora),
with their dream experiences of Mt Shasta. We're always looking for new
people to join us in our adventures, so if it sounds like fun, please
consider the offer.