The Path of the Spiritual Sun: Celebrating the Solstices and Equinoxes

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Mystical Life Publications Limited, Sep 2, 2016 - 476 pages

Exploring the Mysteries of the Ancient Religion of the Sun

In the cycles of the sun and stars, in the movements of the earth and the cosmos, the message of a journey to enlightenment is written.

Many thousands of years ago, ancient seers understood this--revering the sun as the highest symbol of divine consciousness, and its light the spiritual source of creation. Its major stages at the solstices and equinoxes became the dominant alignment of sacred sites all over the world, as well as central events in the lives of many spiritual figures. Today, these ancient remains can still be decoded to reveal their message of spiritual enlightenment.

The roots of this knowledge trace to a distant time before a global cataclysm destroyed a prior civilization. After this disaster, mysterious wisdom-bringers are recorded as traveling the world on a divine mission to establish this cosmic knowledge anew and initiate the spiritual beginnings of our current human age. They oversaw the building of some of the most enigmatic sacred sites on the planet, and gave rise to a civilization of the religion of the sun that extended across much of the earth.

However, over time, strife and persecution took its toll, and after a while it was lost--left in scattered fragments that echo a bygone era of great spiritual knowledge. The Path of the Spiritual Sun aims to restore this lost knowledge--exploring the sites, symbols, and sacred texts connected to the ancient spirituality of the sun--and provide celebrations and ceremonies to re-enliven its transformative practice once more.

About the author

Mark Pritchard (writing with the name Belsebuub) is the author of a number of books on out-of-body experiences, dreams, self-discovery, and esoteric wisdom. An early edition of his book The Astral Codex became a bestseller in its genre, and Gazing into the Eternal was a finalist in the Best Book Awards 2009 in Spirituality. He has appeared on radio and television programs internationally, and writes from decades of spiritual and mystical experience, while Angela Pritchard contributes with the research into history, cosmology, ancient sites, and sacred texts.

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When I first read this book in its first edition opened up a new approach to my inner work but also to my daily life. For example, the way now I like to count the time is according to the phases of movement of the sun as well those of the moon.
I liked also how this book took me back to ancient civilisations and how it connects the dots of something those civilisations had in common, like the celebration and their devotion to the spiritual Sun.
I'm not a pagan or "flower child" even I love nature, but I can definitely feel the power of the Sun from his physical presence. Exploring the non-physical or spiritual aspect this book gave me a picture I never heard before and it's great to put these two together.
I appreciate life in a bigger context than before.
This new edition of the book goes into the mystical, esoteric aspect more and explains things more thoroughly.
And the first chapter left me with a mouth open... So much to learn and explore by myself from now on. I would definitely recommend that book to like-minded people.

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The Path of the Spiritual Sun by Belsebuub, with Angela Pritchard, connects the dots about the purpose of humanity, the Solstices & Equinoses, and the reason behind all the ancient sacred sites around the world. This book uncovers how in ancient times peoples all around the world were connected by a religion of the sun, though it is made clear that this was not a worship of the physical sun.
From listing many ancient sites in the world and their alignment to the Solstices & Equinoxes, such as The Sphinx (Africa), Chaco Canyon (North America), Tikkal (Central America) Macchu Piccu (South America), the Moais (Easter Island), Wurdi Youang (Australia) and so forth, to many excerpt of ancient scriptures which relates to these times of the year and the reasons behind it, it all makes sense, the facts and the multiple sites all around the world - it is impossible to be a mere coincidence. The sites all carry many similar symbols, yet are kept appart by oceans, times, languages and cultures and are known to be encoded with a deep and meaningful message which up to now had only been wildly speculated about, but this book based on Belsebuub's esoteric experience and knowledge decodes it fully, in very clear and straight forward fashion. Co-author Angela Pritchard talks about it being like a Rosetta Stone to decipher the ancient religion of the Sun which existed previously and is now resurfacing, and after going through it and reading it, I have to agree.
The passage of the ancient scriptures are mesmerizing and so meaningful as I know understand what the ancient sages of their time (Lao Tzu, The Essenes, ancient Egyptians and so forth) meant, when before reading this book, a lot of the writings left me in awe but without a clear understanding to their context.
The Path of the Spiritual Sun uncovers unmatched knowledge in regards to the spiritual connection of the solstices and equinoxes and humanity, it is also both captivating and very easy to read.
I've found it hard to put down, yet at times, I needed to do just that so that I could take time to reflect on what I had just read.
Highly recommended and a must read for anyone interested in the purpose of life, or simply anyone who wonders what the Pyramids of Egypt, Stonehenge, The Moais all have in common.

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