The Path of the Spiritual Sun: Celebrating the Solstices and Equinoxes
The Path of the Spiritual Sun: Celebrating the Solstices and Equinoxes by Belsebuub Overview
The ancient veneration of the sun is one of the greatest celebrations in history. It has been encoded in sacred texts and sites by peoples separated by vast distances for thousands of years across the world. Although often looked at as simple-minded sun-worshipers, there is another reason why the ancients aligned some of their most inexplicable and advanced sites to the sun The ancient veneration of the sun is one of the greatest celebrations in history. It has been encoded in sacred texts and sites by peoples separated by vast distances for thousands of years across the world. Although often looked at as simple-minded sun-worshipers, there is another reason why the ancients aligned some of their most inexplicable and advanced sites to the sun and stars, and encoded the movements of the heavens in their sacred teachings. The sun, source of all light and life, is central to a cosmic spirituality that is both ancient and timeless—and as ever-present as always. Its principles have formed the basis of many of the world’s religions—unbeknownst even to many of those who follow them—and are just as relevant to people searching for spirituality today. The Path of the Spiritual Sun by Belsebuub uncovers the profound spiritual significance of the veneration of the sun, pulling together the sites, texts, traditions, and symbols from around the world that were based on the solar cycle to reveal the common thread of spirituality running like a current of eternal knowledge through all of them and imbued in the very fabric of creation itself. Contains a guide with ceremonies and mantras to celebrate the solstices and equinoxes based on ancient practices from around the world In The Path of the Spiritual Sun, Belsebuub has created a comprehensive and practical guide to the celebration of the sun. Over seventeen chapters, the book explains: * Why ancient peoples all over the world and separated by vast distances, venerated the sun * How some of the most iconic religious and spiritual symbols can be found in the movements of the cosmos * The spiritual meaning behind the autumn, spring, winter, and summer solstices and equinoxes * A collation of the different esoteric practices and traditions that were celebrated on the solstice and equinox from around the world * An exploration of the many ancient sites that align to the solstice and equinox, and the esoteric symbols they contain * In-depth explanations of the meaning behind spiritual symbols, myths, sites, and sacred teachings from around the world * Ceremonies and rituals to celebrate the solstice and equinox today, based on actual ancient celebrations, including mantras, sacred texts, and symbols * A practical guide to revitalizing the traditions from around the world that celebrate the sun with a rediscovered understanding of their profound meaning 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.