Shambhala as a Spiritual and Physical Sacred Energy Centre

by David Allen Stringer

David made his transition from the physical plane in October, 2021. He will be greatly missed by his friends and co-workers in TRIUNE.

Shambhala is far more than a legend. It was a real, geographical location, according to the folklore of all the various tribes and peoples of Northeastern Siberia, Soviet Central Asia, the Hindu Kush, Tibet and China, located in the crater or solar-plexus of present-day Xinkiang, identifiable with the Turfan Basin, in the very middle of which is a mostly dry, below sea-level lake, tucked inside the sheer arms of the Tienshan Mountain range to the west. The geographical contours of the current desert indicate that a river could have flowed thence eastwards into the Amur River to the Pacific Ocean.

The legends of every single tribe spoke of a volcanic island in the centre of a large inland lake or sea whence such a river could have flowed, and that this was the sacred seat of what the Chinese called "the Dragon-Masters," who possessed a highly advanced technological knowledge and ancient spiritual wisdom and cosmology, so-called because they flew in fire-breathing airships to map the whole world. This coincides with Hopi Indian folklore that there had been an advanced scientific and spiritual culture that had been destroyed by a global cataclysm, circa 5,000 BC, with massive flooding and volcanic eruptions set off by an asteroid colliding with the Earth and shifting its axis by 13 degrees.

The recorded destruction of Shambhala was no less dramatic; its underwater-origin volcano exploded with such a huge fireball that it rained volcanic dust and sand over hundreds of miles of its region. However, Shambhala was not totally lost, for through its "colonies" and influence, it had shared much of its science and wisdom far afield.

The very word Shambhala, if broken down according to the Qabalistic code, comes out as Sheen –Mem - Bayt – Lammed – Aleph, which means "The Godhead, power of all, in the flow of energy or Spirit, in the maternal waters, the physical forms of life and the agents of Creation completes the work of the Creator at all levels of body, mind and spirit." Thus Shambhala, albeit devoid of its key physical location, remained a nexus centre of spiritual power and wisdom in a mobile way, wherever there were any persons complete enough in body, mind, soul and spirit to act as its vessels or guardians.

Much of the native religion of the Mongolian region is a Shamanism that seeks to communicate with these ancestor-spirits. This may account for why the "Dragon-Masters" chose to set up their sacred centre on a dangerous metamorphic volcanic island, full of silicon chips, where memory and spirit can be stored. To the west of this site, hundreds of caves carved into the cliffs of the Tienshan were for many millennia sacred monastic retreats, for Chinese Shamanists, Taoists and Buddhists who revered this huge crater in the Earth as a sacred place of the ageless wisdom.

After this great global cataclysm, in which many humans regressed into an aggressive and sometimes warlike barbarism to survive, much of its scientific knowledge became occult, (including that of atomic physics). It was judged by its surviving guardians to be too dangerous to share with those that might abuse it, unless this technological knowledge was balanced with the highest spiritual wisdom to use it wisely for the good of all.

We might also say that Shambhala is the eternal spirit-body centre in each of us.