Traditional and Folk Music

Woman playing a traditional oak drum. Public domain image found here.

Both the sun and music played integral roles in the spirituality of many ancient cultures. As a result, there are numerous traditional songs and musical compositions that relate to or celebrate the sun in some way. At times traditional music even directly refers to the sun in its spiritual aspect.

On this resource page we share pieces of traditional and folk music both in English and in other languages. The page includes traditional songs as well as newly-composed songs written in traditional styles. These pieces are categorized by the culture that they originated from.

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South American Andean

In ancient times, wisdom bringers traveled to South America, carrying the knowledge of the Religion of the Sun, and likely influencing the traditional Andean / Inca music (which is still played today) with their own sacred music.

Una Ramos

Una Ramos was a celebrated Andean musician. A selection of his songs most related to the spirituality of the sun can be found below.

Miscellaneous Andean

Here are songs by various Andean musicians that relate to the spirituality of the sun in some way.

Traditional Slavic

Svetozar and AuraMira

Lead singer / songwriter Svetozar and the group AuraMira (which translates as “aura of the world”) are a Slavic revival folk ensemble from Russia. A selection of their songs most related to the spirituality of the sun can be found below (more coming soon).

Miscellaneous Slavic

Here are traditional Slavic songs and music by various groups that relate to the spirituality of the sun in some way.


 Folk and Sacred/Choral & Classical Music

There were many different cultures in ancient Europe which were touched in some way by the Religion of the Sun. Here are songs we’ve found from various European cultures that concern the spirituality of the sun in particular.


Sacred/Choral & Classical Music

Traditional Indian/Hindu Spiritual Songs

Stotram are Indian texts of hymn or praise that are meant to be sung to a melody, and a Bhajan is a song with religious or spiritual themes. They come out of the Vedic civilization and Hindusim, which is a culture descended from the lost civilization of the sun.

Ancient Egyptian

The ancient Egyptians are an example of another culture descended from the lost civilization of the sun. Modern composers and musicians have attempted to recreate what ancient Egyptian music would have sounded like based on written fragments of music that have been found, as well as ancient instruments from the area.

Traditional Zuni Music

The Zuni are a pre-Columbian Pueblo peoples in North America. For a brief overview on ancient cultures in the United States and Canada and how they relate to the lost civilization of the sun, see here.

American Folk

It’s mostly Scottish, Irish, and English immigrants who settled in Appalachia and the following generations which created a unique musical style known as American folk music. Following are songs in this tradition which cover themes in the Religion of the Sun.

Traditional Christmas Carols

The winter solstice celebrates the birth of the Spiritual Son/sun in creation, while three days later—the first day the sun appears to visibly ascend in its daily position after reaching its lowest point at the winter solstice—is Christmas, which celebrates the birth of someone’s own Spiritual Son/sun within them. Here are some traditional Christmas carols that also celebrate this important event.

Traditional and Folk Music from Other Cultures

More traditional and folk music coming soon…

Help Us Develop This Resource

We would love to turn this into a truly comprehensive resource, both in English and in other languages. If you know of any traditional or folk music that celebrates the spiritual sun in some way, please share it in our Music and Mantras forum section.


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