Pilgrimages to holy mountains

Pilgrims on one of the holy mountains

The World Peace Pilgrimage on Mount Baldy in Southern California

The Aetherius Society organizes several pilgrimages a year to holy mountains which contain special spiritual energies which can be radiated to those in need through prayer, mantra and visualization. Taking part in a pilgrimage is an inspiring – sometimes life-changing – event for any open-minded spiritual seeker. You are warmly invited to check out our upcoming pilgrimages if you are interested in experiencing the magic of a holy mountain for yourself. Schedule of upcoming pilgrimages worldwide

Operation Starlight

The holy mountains we visit were charged with spiritual energies in a mission called Operation Starlight, which took Dr. King on a worldwide journey which lasted just over three years.

Dr King standing on one of the holy mountains

Dr. George King on December 8, 1960 after the charging of Mount Ramshead in Australia.

On July 23rd, 1958, Dr. King was instructed by a Cosmic Intelligence to climb Holdstone Down, a small mountain located in North Devonshire, England. It was here that he was contacted by the great being of love known as The Master Jesus, who sent streams of spiritual power through him deep into the mountain, making Holdstone Down forever holy. Often in gruelling and testing conditions, eighteen other mountains around the world were also charged by Cosmic Intelligences or Ascended Masters with spiritual power in this mission – making them beacons of light for all humankind.

The holy mountains charged in Operation Starlight are as follows:

British Isles

  • Ben Hope, The Highlands, Scotland (nearest community: Tongue)
  • Brown Willy, Cornwall, England (nearest community: Bodmin)
  • Carnedd Llywelyn, Gwynedd, Wales (nearest community: Betws-Y-Coed)
  • Creag an Leth-choin, Grampian, Scotland (nearest community: Aviemore)
  • Holdstone Down, Devonshire, England (nearest community: Combe Martin)
  • Kinder Scout, Derbyshire, England (nearest community: Hayfield)
  • Old Man Of Coniston, Cumbria, England (nearest community: Coniston)
  • Pen y Fan, Powys, Wales (nearest community: Brecon)
  • Yes Tor, Devonshire, England (nearest community: Okehampton)


  • Castle Peak, Rocky Mountains, Colorado (nearest community: Aspen)
  • Mount Adams, New Hampshire (nearest community: Gorham)
  • Mount Baldy, Southern California (nearest community: Mount Baldy Village – also not far from Los Angeles)
  • Mount Tallac, Northern California (nearest community: Tahoe Valley)


  • Mount Kosciuszko, New South Wales (nearest community: Thredbo)
  • Mount Rams Head, New South Wales (nearest community: Thredbo)

New Zealand

  • Mount Wakefield, South Island (nearest community: Mount Cook)


  • Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (nearest community: Arusha)


  • Mederger Flue (also spelled: Mederger Flue), Switzerland (nearest community: Davos)
  • Le Nid d’Aigle, France (nearest community: Les Houches)

Schedule of upcoming pilgrimages worldwide

PLEASE NOTE: Mountains are potentially very dangerous places. We recommend that if you have a long distance to travel, you arrive the day prior to a morning pilgrimage at suitable local accommodation so as to have a good night’s rest before climbing the mountain on the following day. We strongly suggest having a good breakfast and drinking plenty of fluids before climbing. You should be well prepared for sudden changes in the weather – wear mountain boots, and carry both warm and waterproof clothing. A hat, sun block, energy bars and water are all basic essentials but requirements will vary depending on the mountain and weather conditions. Always make sure you inform someone of your plans and the time you are expecting to return.

You should not attempt a mountain climb which exceeds your level of fitness or health. If you are unable to climb to the charged spot on a particular mountain you can still do a tremendous amount of good from whatever point you reach.

IMPORTANT: All pilgrims should inform us in advance which mountain(s) they plan to climb. Please note that all pilgrims take part in these pilgrimages at their own risk.

You are warmly invited to join us on one of our pilgrimages. The Aetherius Society does not charge for participation in any of these pilgrimages.

Recommended reading: