Every year, California hosts PantheaCon, a gathering of pagans. This year we were invited to show film scenes and organize a dialogue about New Age appropriation of indigenous spirituality and to discuss protocols for visiting sacred places. This film clip from In the Light of Reverence (2001) depicts the conflict at Mt. Shasta, where Winnemem Wintu leaders Florence Jones (1907-2003) and Caleen Sisk have for years struggled to stop New Age ceremonial activity in Panther Meadows, which the Winnemem consider to be disrespectful, inappropriate and spiritually dangerous.
To read a blog on this issue by Project Director Christopher (Toby) McLeod, please visit: https://www.sacredland.org/crystal-clear-new-age-dilemma