In 1974, Jeremiah Sand and his nascent cult The Children of the New Dawn decamp LA for the Shasta Mountain region and Redding, CA. They set up shop, begin printing leaflets, hold gatherings and start growing their ranks through recruitment. By mid 1974, Jeremiah becomes obsessed with recording 'his masterpiece'...a musical message to the world, communicating a 'Truth' that only he has been given spiritual access to. His lieutenant Brother Swann overhears that there is a small recording studio just North of the city. He arrives one day at the reception with a large gym bag full of cash and instructs the owner to cancel all sessions on the books. Tents and rough structures appear on the surrounding property as the Children make the studio and its grounds their new home.