Our aim here at The Spiritual Sun, is to practice the ancient Religion of the Sun — by piecing together the remnants of its often obscured past, exploring ancient sites aligned to the sun, sacred texts in the tradition of the sun, as well as by finding and bringing to life various practices, arts, festivals, ceremonies, and celebrations of the descendants of the sun from around the world.

Below are highlights of what we explore on this website:

The Religion of the Sun and How It Can Be Practiced Today

The sun, the manifest source of light and life in the universe, has been revered throughout time as the highest symbol of divine consciousness.

At the root of the word “religion” is the aim to reunite with divinity, and the Religion of the Sun, once widely practiced across the world, gave its practitioners knowledge and understanding of how to re-unite with the divine within them, revealing a process of inner spiritual transformation.

Many thousands of years ago, individuals and entire civilizations observed and celebrated the journey of the sun throughout the year, understanding its message to be spiritually transformative. Cities, temples, and sacred sites were built in alignment with the sun and its dominant stages through the year (solstices and equinoxes), celebrations and festivals were held to observe its cyclical journey.

Today this way of life has been largely obscured and lost. What remains are scattered fragments of bygone times. On this website we find the practices of the Religion of the Sun that have been preserved in ancient texts and traditions so that it can be practiced anew.

The Significance of Solstices and Equinoxes

Mesoamerican Tonalpohualli sun calendar, showing the sun’s yearly cycle marked by the solstices and equinoxes, forming the sun cross  symbol. Image: public domain

The solstices and equinoxes represent major stages in the sun’s yearly cycle. These four seasonal points (autumn equinox, winter solstice, spring equinox, and summer solstice) each hold a special meaning, illuminating specific stages of a timeless spiritual journey anyone can undertake in their lives.

The solstices and equinoxes are a time when we can reconnect with this cycle and learn more about this spiritual journey, which can be done by understanding and observing these special times of year, participating in ceremonies and celebrations, and visiting and exploring ancient sites aligned to the sun.

You can also join in various solstice and equinox celebrations and revival ceremonies, which are run by different groups around the world. Click below to explore them and find ones nearest to you:

The Lost Civilization of the Sun

The Moai statues on Easter Island are an example of an ancient site aligned to the sun.

This website also explores the lost civilization of the sun, which was an advanced culture that spread across the world in pre-recorded history. It had sophisticated technology, complex engineering, advanced architecture, and a superior understanding of spiritual principles. It revered the sun as the source of all life and spirituality, and it’s from this culture that fragments of the wisdom of the ancient religion of the sun can be found in modern times all over the world.

It left behind a legacy of megalithic structures conveying the message of the spirituality of the sun from thousands of years ago can still be found all over the world — many of them are so magnificent, complex, and enigmatic that our best technology today cannot match them. Other surviving remnants of it, such as sacred texts, symbols, archaeological finds, and oral histories and traditions likewise also give us a window into the Religion of the Sun as it was practiced in ancient times.

A summer solstice celebration (Kupala) in Russia held by the group Yarga. Photo © Yarga (used with permission).

Descendants of this civilization can still be found around the world today, though over time most have been assimilated into other cultures and in many cases lost touch with their origins and history.

Some, however, managed to retain elements of the Religion of the Sun that their ancestors once widely practiced, and brought these elements into their current cultures. An example of this can be seen in the traditional revival ceremonies that exist around the world and which incorporate many elements of the Religion of the Sun in their symbology and celebrations at the solstices and equinoxes.

Sacred Sites around the World

From impressive temple complexes, to simple stone markers, to earthworks, and more, ancient sites that align to the sun can be found all over the world and are among the most enigmatic places on earth. These were often places constructed by the lost civilization of the sun for the marking of the solstices and equinoxes, and many of them have the spiritual message of the journey of the sun and the process of awakening encoded within them.

On this site we list the different types of sites that exist around the world, along with their alignments, symbolism, and location as many are open to visitors.

Ancient Practices from the Traditions of the Sun

Spiritual practices can help us experience things beyond the five senses, explore consciousness (the spiritual within) and the esoteric side of life from an experience-based perspective.

Sacred texts and traditions of the sun around the world each have their own types of exercises for further spiritual exploration, and on this website we’ve compiled a variety of them — practices such as meditation, mindfulness of the present moment, mantras, practices for out-of-body experiences, special ceremonies, and more.

Additional Resources

There’s also a resources database which explores the Religion of the Sun via various books, videos, music and arts. Our resources area continues to expand as we find more resources to add on an ongoing basis.

We also post updates on any new additions to this site on our blog.

Our Ethos

We respect the right of all peoples and cultures to preserve their heritage, ancestry, history, sacred sites, nations, and culture, so long as it does not infringe upon the rights of others to do likewise.

We believe in striving to uncover the truth, and consider the search for truth to be a common human goal, one that ideally should be shared by all peoples, wherever that search may lead. We believe that everyone should respect the rights of others to pursue the truth, even when it leads to disagreements, and believe in upholding mutual respect for this right even when differences occur. This includes being able to have an open and honest discussion about anything relating to world history.

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