The Mount Shasta Mission
by Machaelle Small Wright
In Dancing in the Shadows of the Moon, Machaelle wrote that what happened on Mt. Shasta in 1985 was “a book in itself.” Well, here’s the book!
The Mount Shasta Mission is a story that starts slowly and quietly. Unbeknownst to Machaelle at that time, pieces that were seemingly unconnected but were later critical to the Mission were being put into place. This is where we see the importance of doing what we are supposed to do, even if we don’t have a clue about the larger implications. By the time the Naked Man arrives on the scene (yes, there’s a naked man in the book) and a commitment to the Mission is made, the story picks up speed and takes on the force of a high-speed train. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be amazed, you’ll want to scream, you’ll probably even want to slug a few people–but mostly, you’ll gain a new appreciation of life and all that is happening around us. And you’ll know in new ways just how much we are not alone when we humans are faced with the sometimes daunting task of moving ourselves and our world forward.
This book is not for you if:
You don’t like detail and prefer to read “A miracle occurs here and they all lived happily ever after.”
The Big Picture scares you.
You believe thinking about government and its impact on the social structure around you is beneath you.
You like being uninformed.
You don’t wish to live within your community (immediate and global) more responsibly.
You don’t want to know how a multi-level project such as the Mt. Shasta Mission is pulled off.
You don’t have the patience for a story that starts slowly.