We’re a team dedicated to researching into humanity’s lost spiritual heritage and the nature of consciousness. With a deep interest in spirituality, we’re striving to uncover and pull together all the threads and fragments of a universal forgotten knowledge once cherished by the ancients, so that a complete picture of it can be presented anew for humanity, allowing people to practice and experience it today.
Our team of researchers and contributors is currently comprised of the following people.
Jenny Resnick is a writer and researcher with a strong interest in issues affecting human consciousness and spiritual practice. Having moved continents multiple times early in life, she grew up with a somewhat unique exposure to different cultures, religions, and alternative ways of living, and those experiences marked the beginnings of her interest in the times and cultures of the past and a deeper understanding of human nature. She later went on to obtain a history degree in university, with a special focus on ancient civilizations. She also studied psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Being an avid reader, she spent much of her spare time reading up on various cultures, traditions, archaeological finds, the supernatural, and different spiritual practices of the world. Simultaneously, she also began practically exploring some of the spiritual practices that interested her, joining various groups, workshops, and events as she saw the need to know whether it’s possible to transfer her reading experience into reality. Having found value in that, she’s been actively practising and teaching spirituality for the past ten years and brings much passion to the The Spiritual Sun project, always deeply engaged in searching through ancient sacred texts and cultures to uncover alternative ways to approach spirituality for the modern world.
Jordan Resnick has been intrigued by religious and spiritual practice, studies, and texts since early childhood. Upon arriving home from preschool one day, he remarked to his mother with much enthusiasm and sincerity that he wanted to grow up to be a spiritual teacher! He received an Honours Bachelor of Arts in (Comparative) Religion and English in the mid-2000s, but ultimately found the purely academic study of comparative religion lacking; as such, he’s been actively exploring, teaching, and studying the practical side of spirituality for over the past ten years. His main areas of interest are in self-knowledge and studying sacred texts, and he uses ancient spiritual exercises like meditation, mantras, and exploring OBEs/astral projection to supplement this. He also has a keen interest in uncovering what’s really going on in the world, and therefore enjoys expanding his knowledge and understanding through projects such as these to look into the many sides and theories behind current and past events.
Justin Norris has spent the last decade trying to learn how to live a spiritual life. As a young man he had a keen interest in philosophy and the search for truth, which evolved into a study of mysticism and ancient spiritual traditions. At nineteen he started attending different spiritual groups to look for answers and began his own daily practice of spiritual techniques in an effort to connect first-hand with the mysteries described in ancient texts. He found it difficult to find reliable information on spiritual matters, although he saw that with practice, it was possible to see more clearly which teachings held worth. Eventually he began to teach others as well to share practices he found valuable, something he did in his hometown of Toronto and for several years in Vancouver. In meeting with thousands of people this way, Justin saw first-hand many people also struggling to find reliable spiritual information, while at the same time yearning for real experience. For this reason, he enthusiastically embraced the vision of TheSpiritualSun.com, as a way of finding credible spiritual practices grounded in ancient spiritual traditions. Justin continues his search today, motivated by a desire to change within and to spread spiritual knowledge in the world.
After the life-changing experience of becoming a mother, Vida Norris set out to discover whether there’s more to life than what is commonly accepted. With a background in permaculture design, Vida has a deep interest in ancient civilizations and how they lived sustainably and with seemingly higher consciousness and interest in spirituality. Vida continues her inner search by trying to gain self-knowledge and mystical experiences first-hand. She helps the other researchers pore over ancient texts to discover and explore ancient practices, with the hope of bringing back their relevance to those interested in spirituality today.
David Gardner has a great interest in spirituality that began in the paranormal section of his local library where he learnt about the amazing possibilities of out-of-body experiences. This initial interest led him to explore practical techniques and teachings from many different traditions in order to find the most effective practices to use for spiritual experience and inner change. In writing for The Spiritual Sun David combines research regarding the principles contained in spiritual practices, sacred sites, geometry and the words of great spiritual teachers throughout time with modern scientific research into paranormal and psychological phenomena. In doing so he aims to help highlight the connections that tie the modern day spiritual seeker with those of old and to show how insight, inner change and experience based on personal spiritual exploration are just as relevant and valuable today as they have ever been.
Matthew Butler is a freelance writer with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, an open mind and a keen interest in mysticism, defending personal freedom and uncovering the truth. He’s been exploring spirituality and consciousness for more than ten years and also writes about issues that affect and suppress human potential, consciousness, alternative beliefs, and the right to free expression of spirituality in the world.
Olga Grapsas is a researcher and collaborator on spiritualsun.com with over ten years’ experience exploring spirituality and mysticism. She is currently researching and engaging with groups and communities around the world who help revive the ancient and traditional ceremonies of the solstices and equinoxes. Born in Poland, her appreciation and respect for other cultures has brought her to travel and live in different parts of the world including Canada, England, Scotland, France and Greece. She is interested in ancient cultures, archaeology, cosmology and the spiritual thread that binds them. She has a background in Art History.
Christos’ interest in spirituality started from an early age. When he was a teenager in Greece, he used to regularly visit ancient sacred sites with friends. He is convinced that these structures had a higher purpose. He has spent the past 20 years studying, practicing and promoting spirituality in various places in the world. He is currently contributing to The Spiritual Sun project with research into groups that celebrate and revive ancient spiritual traditions.