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Friday, November 28, 2014

City in the Mountain

According to Emile Frank’s book Mt. Shasta: California's Mystic Mountain JC Brown, a geologist for the Lord Cowdray Mining company of London, was prospecting for precious metals in the Mt. Shasta, California area when he came across an interesting geological feature which, upon further investigation, turned out to be a tunnel. After excavating the opening, Brown entered the tunnel, following it for a couple of miles and eventually finding rooms full of gold and copper plates, as well as ornate statues. He also found a burial chamber that contained 27 skeletons that ranged from 6-foot-6 to 10 feet in length, two of which were shrouded in mysterious robes:

Mt. Shasta is a most majestic mountain and extinct volcano, part of the Cascade Mountain Range, located in Siskiyou County in Northern California about 45 miles from the Oregon border. According to varied legends, Mt. Shasta can be considered as one of the most sacred places on this planet. It is said to be a focus-point for angels, spirit-guides, spaceships, masters from the Light Realm, and the home of the survivors of Ancient Lemuria, which sank under the waves of the Pacific Ocean a little over 12,000 years ago. Legend states that the Lemurians are well and physically alive, living in the subterranean city of 'Telos' underneath the sacred Mt. Shasta.

While exploring the mountain, JC Brown ran onto a section of rock in the face of a cliff which didn’t seem to match the surrounding formation. While examining the curious stone, he noticed it blocked the entrance to what appeared to be a cave. Brown, a geologist, thought the entire scene was unnatural and began to dig out the mouth of the cave, which was full of debris and vegetation. He began to see that it was not a small cave and after much digging found himself in a tunnel which curved downward into the mountain. Equipped with lanterns and miner’s paraphernalia he set out to explore. JC Brown later stated...

Three miles from the mouth of the tunnel I struck a cross-section containing gold-bearing ore and farther on, I struck another cross-section where an ancient race apparently had mined copper...

He believed the other cross-sections outcropped on some other part of the mountain. The decline continued approximately 11 miles inside the mountain to where he found what he called “The Village Blets”, where many rooms and chambers were found.

The rooms were literally full of various plates, all inscribed neatly. The walls were lined with tempered copper and hung with shields and wall-pieces made of gold. Some of the golden plates he found were engraved with certain drawings and hieroglyphics. Rooms opened into other chambers, one of which appeared to have been a place of worship. In addition, there were 13 statues made of copper and gold and a large sun design from which protruded golden streamers. The way the objects were strewn about, he had the feeling the occupants of the underground village had left on the spur of the moment. And then he came upon a macabre scene – in one chamber he counted 27 skeletons, the smallest of which was 6’6″ and the largest stretching out more than 10 feet. Two of the bodies were mummified, each clad in colorful, ornate robes. Brown spent many days exploring, studying the hieroglyphics, and indelibly imprinting them in his mind. He was excited about this great archaeological find and decided to leave the tunnel and its contents exactly as he had found them. He would return, he thought. But first, he cleverly concealed the entrance of the tunnel and marked on his map exactly were it was on the mountain.

For the next three decades, from 1904-1934, Brown’s activities are unknown, only that he studied the literature and philosophy pertaining to the lost Lemurian civilization, among other lore of prehistoric races. Years of study and comparison of the hieroglyphics and pictographs he had found in the tunnel convinced him that they were, indeed, records of the Lemurian race. And so, after 30 long years, Brown surfaced. In 1934, at the age of 79, Brown appeared in Stockton, California. His idea was to organize a group of people interested in accompanying him, at his expense to Mt. Shasta. They would explore further the ancient tunnel he had found in 1904.

Brown was able to gather 80 eager volunteers, including a newspaper editor, a museum curator, several scientists, and other solid citizens from Stockton. The group met nightly for six weeks to plan the expedition, and also to listen to Brown’s fabulous tales of lost continents, hieroglyphics, and the enticing descriptions of the treasure.

The expedition was scheduled to leave on June 19th at 1:00 p.m. The entire group was waiting at the designated time for their leader to appear. They had met the evening before in order to consummate the final details, after which J.C. Brown bid them adieu until the next afternoon. However, Brown was never seen again by any of the group, and what happened to him is anybody’s guess. They contacted in the Stockton police, but no trace of the man was found. He had completely disappeared.

Telos was mentioned in a book written by a UFO contactee named George Hunt Williamson, called Secret Places of the Lion: Alien Influences on Earth's Destiny In this book Williamson refers to 'the ancient land of Telos' and places its location in the Colorado plateau area of the four-corners region of the United States.

Over the years, there are numerous accounts and sightings suggesting that ancient beings reside on Mt. Shasta. Some of the witnesses have described these beings as giants and covered with dark fur. Bigfoot sightings have been constant in the area for over a century.

According to researcher William F. Hamilton, who claims to have met representatives of the subterranean ‘city of Telos’ underneath Mt. Shasta. He stated they are usually tall, blue-eyed blonds who number in excess of over one-and-a-half million in their large 5-leveled, 20-mile long underground city. Mt Shasta has also been a major site for UFO contacts for decades.

Hamilton wrote a series of articles about a young woman named Bonnie Condey, who was working at a Hollywood strip club in the 1970’s, the IVAR theater, under the stage name “Atlantis”.

Bonnie took on the name Sharula Dux, and began giving channeling’s and prophecies and workshops, and spoke in great length and detail about Telos, which she described as a techno-spiritual city that resided beneath Mt. Shasta.

In 2006, William F. Hamilton lamented about bringing Bonnie to the attention of the public. At the club she usually cashiered, but sometimes performed. At first she did not want to be in the public limelight.

Its a long and sordid story as she seemed such a sweet girl. Born in 1953 in Utah, she claimed to me that her father, the high priest of Telos (later found out she lifted the name from one of my books) was over 200 years old and that she herself was really over 50 (really only about 24 at the time).

Later her story changed and has become embellished over the years. Now she makes a living as Princess Sharula. Hamilton states...

She told everyone that California was going to fall into the sea during the planetary alignment, the so-called Jupiter effect of 1982. I guess she wasn’t very good at prophecy. Everytime she promised me proof, it vaporized. She is just another charlatan!

Over the years there have been others claiming to be residents of Telos or 'in tune' with the subterranean city.

Juan Hu Nhu, in his book Mount Shasta Myth’s Exploded, suggests the modern versions and interpretations of Lemuria and Telos probably owe as much a debt of inspiration to popular television shows from the 70’s and 80’s, as they do to the esoteric Theosophical writings of Blavatsky and her contemporaries.

Journalist and influential ufologist John Keel was the one of the first people to talk about a strange phenomenon, he called “ultraterrestrials”, and suggests that they represent some kind of intelligent, extradimensional species closely tied to the human race, who reside in our immediate environment, and are geographically linked to otherworldy 'windows' or 'portals' which may be linked to specific geological areas on our planet which contain negative magnetic anomalies, which are found in places known to be hotbeds of UFO and paranormal activity.

Keel and other researchers believe that these ultraterrestrials are clever mimics and that some human beings are under the control of a strange force that controls and manipulates them in absurd ways, tricking them into playing a role in a bizarre game of deception. It's an interesting concept, that I also believe to a certain degree.

There is little doubt in my mind that we are sharing this planet with unseen entities who have been disguised as deities and supernatural beings for much of man's existence.

Mt. Shasta: California's Mystic Mountain
Bruce Walton - “Mount Shasta: Home of the Ancients - The Girl From the Lemurian Colony Beneath Mount Shasta" - Chapter XIV - 1985
Mysteries of Mount Shasta: Home Of The Underground Dwellers and Ancient Gods
Revelations of the New Lemuria (TELOS, Vol. 1)