Friday, September 12, 2014

Salvation Mountain

The experience of visiting Salvation Mountain, and true significance of this place as intended, created, and maintained by Leonard Knight will not be communicated through this blog post. There is just no possible way to limit this place into simple sentences and words. How will my words fail?

The vision of Leonard Knight.
His legacy.
The people who maintain Salvation Mountain
And the people who visit.
The heat that hangs like a fog over Niland.
The town of Niland itself.
All of Slab City + East Jesus + its people.
God in this place.
Salvation Mountain's construction.
Our "guide."
And his talk for blasphemy in Hollywood,
And the upcoming SF earthquake...
Our whole conversation with said "guide."
Salvation Mountain's proximation to the Salton Sea.
Parallels between Niland and Israel (as per guide's suggestion).
Leonard Knight.
Salvation Mountain.

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Salvation Mountain is Leonard's tribute to God and his gift to the world with its simple yet powerful message: "God Is Love." Leonard's passion has lovingly created this brilliant "outsider art " masterpiece resplendent with not only biblical and religious scripture such as the Lord's Prayer, John 3:16, and the Sinner's Prayer, but also including flowers, trees, waterfalls, suns, bluebirds, and many other fascinating and colorful objects. Salvation Mountain must be seen to be fully appreciated as those who have made the journey will attest.