Sacred ceremonies were a major part of spiritual life in many ancient civilizations. They were used to mark important life events (such as marriage or funeral ceremonies) and to celebrate events in the solar calendar, such as the solstices and equinoxes.
For many ancient societies, these events were more than just a time to celebrate the return of the sun or the harvest season. In the birth, death, and re-birth of the sun, they saw a physical reflection of a spiritual process—the process of enlightenment, which is also reflected in the symbolism of these ceremonies.
Today as in ancient times, sacred ceremonies offer a powerful way for spiritual seekers to come together. Participation in a ceremony gives a chance to reflect on the spiritual process of birth, death, and renewal that is described in many sacred texts and that is reflected in the yearly journey of the sun.
Explore the posts below to read descriptions of sacred ceremonies rooted in ancient sacred texts.