The Golden Mountain
Welcome, this is a web page created to get support for the designation and protection of a religious site. When we think of religious sites, we think of Israel and the middle east. In reality, every culture in the world has had and has religious sites. The dome of the rock in Israel is a religious site and has a golden dome protecting it. Most sites have a common parallel. Gold. Its the stuff dreams are made of .
This mountain on Vancouver Island turns to gold on the setting summer solstice sun, what makes it special, is the cave's at its base. The dome of gold below was used by the Indian shaman's speakers of America for thousands of years. The people who dwelled on this mountain claim that "people from the dawn of time" worshipped the mountain and created the two caves at its base . Then dedicated them to the golden mountain.
I was fortunate to visit these caves with an elder. Willy, who knew their history said it was here that the shamans would go to pray. His elder claim's that this golden dome is a replica of the golden mountain which also turns to gold on the solstice, and like most creeks on this coast, the mountain's creeks are full of placer gold, Willy claims they would use gold in their prayers.
After I discovered this dome, an elder showed me his gold and told me that there is another dome at the southern end of the mountain and it too turns to gold on the solstice. The second dome has petroglyphs carved on its surface and as the sun travels through the sky the shadows of the petroglyphs tell a story. There is even evidence suggesting that it was used as a smelter . Years ago a clovis spear point was found in the ashes of the cave and the elders called it the old women's cave .
After visiting these caves with this old story teller and becoming good friends with him, we both agreed that these temples are dedicated to the mountain and created by the people from the beginning of time. We agree they should be classified as a religious site and should be treated as such. The question I had for him but never asked him was "who were the people from the beginning of time"?
This odd looking fellow named Kennewick man is 9,300 years old and gives the appearance of a Caucasoid. Found imbedded in the hip of Kennewick man was a Clovis spear point. This stone was used during the Clovis era to make the Clovis spear points which were used in eastern America and western Europe until 10,000 years ago.
Although this man was found on the Columbia River and the cave is on Vancouver Island, they are connected in three ways:
1) Willy claimed that the people who created the caves were the people from the beginning of time and were different then the Indians .
2) The heart-shaped cave with a dome set in it appears in a petroglyph on the Columbia River near were Mr. K man was found.
3) The spear point found in his hip is a Clovis spear point.Many of these points are made of felsite, and the mountain of gold has a felsite vein on it.
The mountain has sacred bathing pools on its slopes. If you follow the creek south the gravel is a jagged quartzite. Just before you hit the first creek were the placer gold starts, the felsite vein cuts across the creek like a gateway to the sacred pools.
This mountain is in such a place that it is accessible to any ocean going ships, and most cultures in ancient times had ocean going ships. It is a center point to the many placer deposits, which makes it a target to any sea-faring culture who had ocean going ships searching for placer gold.
This is the old story teller Willy. Unfortunately, he is not resting in peace. He was a avid environmentalist and proved his commitment to the forest by being the only Indian to get arrested at Clayquot sound. Unfortunately I think this made him an enemy of the holder of the forest license to the sacred mountain.
He could not save the cypress forests around these sacred pools before he died and would be disgusted in our lack of respect for this sacred site. This exact spot is duplicated in two sacred cave's . Even though I tried to get attention to it, I failed. I figured before we create roads across this face we should try understand its signifignence.
I think the link to the mountain, the gold, and the solstice caves is enough evidence to invistigate this lost paradise.
It's getting cleat cutt logged and is a good example of our prejudice towards other cultures religious sites.
We could selectively log the remaining old growth and mine under ground. Un fortunately it aint happening.
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