The mineral water at Stewart Mineral Springs bubbles up from the ground from two distinct sources named the white water and the red water springs because of their respective iron and calcium deposits.
The waters have a distinct parallel in their properties to the two springs in Glastonbury, England where they also have a white spring and a red spring at the base of Chalice Hill, both of which have been in use for thousands of years. The red water represents the male energy and the white water, the female. Both Mount Shasta and Glastonbury are very powerful energetic places on the planet where the waters are imbued with great healing properties. Glastonbury has the myth of King Arthur and Guinevere, representing divine love. Mount Shasta is a place of tranquility, peace and happiness, surrounded by many mysteries. Both Mount Shasta and Camelot represent ancient mythical kingdoms based on a spiritual and visionary society as much as a geographic place.
The waters are highly lauded for their healing properties through out the centuries. Romans built healing baths as far back as the 6th century AD. Throughout Europe “taking to the waters” or balneology, the study of medicinal springs and the therapeutic effects of bathing in them, has laid claim to the miracles of healing rheumatism, gout, blindness and paralysis.