In Tiruvannamalai India there's Mt Arunachala, in Mullumbimby Australia there's Mt. Chincogan.
Mount Chincogan, was a minor lava plug of the now extinct Tweed shield volcano.The nearby Mount Wollumbin was the main plug. Mt Wollumbin is the largest caldera, extinct volcano in the southern hemisphere. Huge deposits of obsidian volcanic glass is underlying the whole region.
*Obsidian volcanic glass is truth-enhancing. A strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attack and absorbs negative energies from the environment. Obsidian draws out mental stress and tension. It stimulates growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons. Brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion. Helps you to know who you truly are. Obsidian dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas. Promotes qualities of compassion and strength.
Quote ~ http://www.charmsoflight.com/obsidian-healing-properties.ht…
Maybe this is one of the reasons why many of us have been drawn to live in this beautiful area
The song ~ 'Sweet Surrender' from the album 'Surrender' ~ http://kundamusic.com/track/646432/sweet-surrender?feature_id=123461