Sun Disc Mandala Teaching

Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.

Roman Payne

Sun symbology can be found in many ancient cultures. Many of the deities in artworks around the entire globe are represented with a solar disc behind their head.

“A solar symbol is a symbol representing the Sun. Common solar symbols include circles with or without rays, crosses or spirals. In religious iconography, personifications of the Sun or solar attributes are indicated by means of a halo or a radiate crown’’. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_symbol

“The celestial bodies have intrigued man since the primordial times. Our ancestors observed these marvels of nature keenly and used that knowledge to try to understand and explain the working of their own lives. The Sun and the Moon particularly captivated their imagination and were considered to be the center of human existence. These awe-inspiring heavenly objects were worshipped by all the ancient civilizations for the mystical powers given to them by the Creator; the amazing phenomenon, such as eclipses, related to them; and the critical impact they have on human life. Therefore, the Sun and the Moon have long been part of ritualistic and religious practices of different cultures across the world.

The Sun and the Moon have also come to symbolize different aspects of human consciousness. Considering the unique hold these powerful celestial bodies have always had on man's psyche, it is not surprising that all the ancient civilizations had developed a number of solar and lunar symbols that have significance in a number of fields, including religion, astrology, mythology, divination, mysticism, semiotics, psychoanalysis and heraldry’’. - https://www.ancient-symbols.com/solar_lunar_symbols.html

“Ancient Chinese culture recognized the sun as the Great Male Principle – the ultimate Yang. These symbolically appreciative people also personified the sun as a cosmic eye viewing out upon its dominion during the day.

Alchemically, the sun is sol and is esoterically symbolic of the mind or intellect. Gold is considered the material of the sun in outwardly symbolic practices of alchemy.

The planetary sign of the sun (a circle with a dot in the center) is also an alchemical symbol of origin signifying completion of the Great Work. Furthermore, this sun symbol represents the Self in its relation to the cosmic whole.

This is also the case in astrology where the sun is symbolic of the Self that is expressed outwardly - the self that shines openly to our friends, family, co-workers, etc. The sun position at our time of birth gives special illumination as to our characteristics. It's as if the sun shines upon our symbolic selves and makes us most visible to the world.’’. - http://www.whats-your-sign.com/sun-symbol.html

“One of the most intriguing periods of any study into ancient astronomy lies back in the Stone Ages, where ancient people erected great stone monuments designed to help predict astronomical phenomena.

Most people have heard of Stonehenge, created in 3000 BCE, but many monuments scattered around the world, from North America to India, suggest a level of sophistication in ancient engineering and astronomy. For the first agriculturists and semi-nomadic peoples, who lived close to the cycles of the earth and the seasons, tracing the passage of time was important’’. - https://explorable.com/neolithic-astronomy

“From Egypt to Mexico, there is no doubt that past civilizations were involved in incredibly complex space calculations, mathematics and architectural endeavors … The precise and sometimes puzzling orientation of the ancient structures can be explained by understanding that their primary function was to serve as observation platforms for priests working with the calendar. The stone structures were perfectly constructed for predicting and sighting a wide variety of astronomical alignments including the solstices and procession of the equinoxes’’. - Melissa Hiebert of World Mysteries http://www.world-mysteries.com/alignments/mpl_al1.htm#CELESTIAL

“THE adoration of the sun was one of the earliest and most natural forms of religious expression. Complex modern theologies are merely involvements and amplifications of this simple aboriginal belief. The primitive mind, recognizing the beneficent power of the solar orb, adored it as the proxy of the Supreme Deity. Concerning the origin of sun worship, Albert Pike makes the following concise statement in his Morals and Dogma: "To them [aboriginal peoples] he [the sun] was the innate fire of bodies, the fire of Nature. Author of Life, heat, and ignition, he was to them the efficient cause of all generation, for without him there was no movement, no existence, no form. He was to them immense, indivisible, imperishable, and everywhere present. It was their need of light, and of his creative energy, that was felt by all men; and nothing was more fearful to them than his absence. His beneficent influences caused his identification with the Principle of Good; and the BRAHMA of the Hindus, and MITHRAS of the Persians, and ATHOM, AMUN, PHTHA, and OSIRIS, of the Egyptians, the BEL of the Chaldeans, the ADONAI of the Phœnicians, the ADONIS and APOLLO of the Greeks, became but personifications of the Sun, the regenerating Principle, image of that fecundity which perpetuates and rejuvenates the world's existence."

Among all the nations of antiquity, altars, mounds, and temples were dedicated to the worship of the orb of day. The ruins of these sacred places yet remain, notable among them being the pyramids of Yucatan and Egypt, the snake mounds of the American Indians, the Zikkurats of Babylon and Chaldea, the round towers of Ireland, and the massive rings of uncut stone in Britain and Normandy. The Tower of Babel, which, according to the Scriptures, was built so that man might reach up to God, was probably an astronomical observatory.

Many early priests and prophets, both pagan and Christian, were versed in astronomy and astrology; their writings are best understood when read in the light of these ancient sciences. With the growth of man's knowledge of the constitution and periodicity of the heavenly bodies, astronomical principles and terminology were introduced into his religious systems’’. - http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/sta/sta11.htm

“The pagans set aside the 25th of December as the birthday of the Solar Man. They rejoiced, feasted, gathered in processions, and made offerings in the temples. The darkness of winter was over and the glorious son of light was returning to the Northern Hemisphere. With his last effort the old Sun God had torn down the house of the Philistines (the Spirits of Darkness) and had cleared the way for the new sun who was born that day from the depths of the earth amidst the symbolic beasts of the lower world’’. - http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/sta/sta11.htm

“The 2007 documentary film Zeitgeist: The Movie begins by the telling The Greatest Story Ever Told: evidence that most modern religions come from Sun worship. Watch the first 30-minute part of Zeitgeist to learn about the astrological and solar connections to nearly every religion in recorded history. This hugely popular and controversial independent film has received both praise and criticism for it’s evidence and conclusion. Watch it and form your own opinion. Is the Sun at the center of every world religion?

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Religion Comes From Ancient Astrology and Sun Worship

Part 1 of the independent film Zeitgeist: The Movie presents historical and astrological evidence that the religions of Christianity, Egypt, Judaism, Paganism, Hinduism and Buddhism all share similarities with each other and astrological science.  Learn how Jesus Christ, the Buddha, Horus, Krishna, Mithra and other religious figures or gods share common stories that related to ancient astrology’’. - http://sunlightenment.com/the-greatest-story-ever-told-religion-comes-from-sun-worship-video/

“Many people refuse to acknowledge the importance of the sun in esoteric terms.  The Sun is not only the bringer of life, but is intimately connected to our consciousness as our bodies are a reflection of the cosmos. During sunspot activity, take notice of your emotions, health and mental well-being as these are all being affected on a deeper level. The more you become in tune with these occurrences, the more you will begin to see and understand the relationships between the sun, the cosmos and yourself’’. - http://spiritofmaat.com/magazine/june-2015-the-path-to-enlighenment/the-sun-sunspots-and-consciousness/

A living cell requires energy not only for all its functions, but also for the maintenance of its structure. Without energy, life would be extinguished instantaneously, and the cellular fabric would collapse. The source of this energy is the sun’s radiation

Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Hungarian biochemist Albert von Szent-Györgyi

“All over the spiritual communities you hear talk of the words DNA upgrades, upgrades and light body activation.

But what does this actually all mean and how is it impacting your life, the situations around you and your body?

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO YOU AND YOUR BODY? There was a really interesting experiment done a few years back that shows how DNA immediately affects the environment around us by pulling atomic elements like photons into a holding pattern.

Effectively, what is happening is that Source is sending microwave particles of light and energy from the sun with all these storms, burst and flares.

These microwaves enter your body (this is why I don’t talk on phones, too much can be damaging), and begin to change your body at the level of your DNA.

All healing does this actually – the new energy (or resonance) makes physical changes to your DNA and cellular structure.

Over the course of the next three weeks your body then adjusts to these changes (the integration period). After the integration period, the photons around you respond to you differently – causing the people and situations in your life to change and respond differently as well’’. - http://thespiritscience.net/2016/07/22/dna-upgrades-what-they-mean-how-they-affect-our-body/

The eyes are precisely where the solar radiation that feeds life enters the body

Johan Boswinkel

“We know today that man, essentially, is a being of light. And the modern science of  photobiology is presently proving this. In terms of healing the implications are immense.  We now know, for example, that quanta of light can initiate, or arrest, cascade-like reactions in the cells, and that genetic cellular damage can be virtually repaired, within hours, by faint beams of light.

We are still on the threshold of fully understanding the complex relationship between light and life, but we can now say emphatically, that the function of our entire metabolism is dependent on light.” - Dr. Fritz Albert Popp

She was like the sun,
She knew her place in the world -
She would shine again regardless
of all the storms and changeable weather
She wouldn't adjust her purpose
for things that pass

Nikki Rowe

“The sun has been respected throughout the ages for its light and life-giving ability and healing powers.  Whether being worshiped by the Egyptians or the Maya, the Anasazi or the Sumerians, the ancient world gave it a place of unparalleled prestige.  Over time, more modern arenas took note of its power, such as Louis XIV of France, the so-called “Sun King”, and the Masonic Order, where suns are depicted in the temples.

The sun is 108 times larger than the Earth (that magical number showing up yet again) and holds within it the key to life on Earth, with its composition of heavy metals and the gravitational pull that it exerts on this planet, allowing us to be just far enough away to be cool and just close enough to be warm.  It’s light, through photosynthesis, creates the food we eat and nourishes us by creating strength building Vitamin D in our bodies.

Sun healing is not limited to shamanic practices. Many ancient yogis would sun gaze as a focal point, and in both Kundalini yoga and Naam Yoga (a combination of Kundalini yoga and Kabbalah), the sun features very prominently into healing’’. - http://www.spiritvoyage.com/blog/index.php/healing-with-the-energy-of-the-sun/

“Atapa Snana is the yogic phrase for the healing science of sunbathing. We live in a modern world that is bombarded with paranoid messages about how dangerous the sun is. We should remember that the ancient yogis and many other cultures knew how to use the sun to heal all kinds of illnesses, and bring about radiant health.

In the West we also have a history of using sunlight therapy that dates back to the ancient Greeks. It was called heliosis. Today, the name for sunlight therapy is heliotherapy.

We evolved as a human race for millions of years under the warmth and love of the sun. Perhaps drenching ourselves in poisonous sunblock from head to toe is not the answer.

There are many worthwhile alternatives to sunblock.

Sunblock has many drawbacks. Most brands are laden with toxic chemicals such as:

Oxybenzone, which is linked to hormone disruption and cell damage that may lead to skin cancer.

Retinyl palmitate, which has now been proven to be a carcinogen.

Octyl-methoxycinnamate causes oxidation damage of the skin, which ages your face.

Butyl-Methdiebenzoylmethane, which releases free radicals into the body.

Benzophenone 2 (BP2), decreases the function of the thyroid, in a population that is already seriously suffering from hypothyroidism (under active).

Furthermore, sunblock stops the sun's ultra violet rays from creating Vitamin D in the body, which is essential for many functions such as:-

bone health
supports the immune system
protects against dementia and brain aging
good for loosing excess fat
essential for decreasing symptoms of asthma
strengthens teeth

We are making a whole generation Vitamin D deficient with fear of the sun.

Ultra Violet light is just one frequency of light; there are eight others - infrared, and the seven spectrums of visible light. Each one has its own unique healing power!

Here are 10 benefits of getting a moderate amount of sun exposure:

1. Sunlight and whole foods send breast cancer into remission. The American physician Dr. Zane Kime used sunbathing and nutrition to cure his patients. Even in terminal cases, Dr. Kime was able to completely reverse the metastasized cancer.

2. The sun's light kills bad bacteria. The German soldiers after WWI knew of the discoveries that had been made in 1903 by the Nobel Prize winner, Niels Finsen. They used sunlight to disinfect and heal wounds.

3. Sunlight has a beneficial effect on skin disorders, such as psoriasis, acne, eczema and fungal infections of the skin.

4. Sunlight lowers cholesterol. The sun converts high cholesterol in the blood into steroid hormones and the sex hormones we need for reproduction. In the absence of sunlight, the opposite happens; substances convert to cholesterol.

5. The sun's rays lower blood pressure. Even a single exposure significantly lowers blood pressure in individuals with high blood pressure. On the other hand, pharmaceutical drugs such as Statins have side effects, such as robbing the body of Coenzyme Q10. CoQ10 is essential for cellular and heart energy.

6. Sunlight penetrates deep into the skin to cleanse the blood and blood vessels. Medical literature published in Europe showed that people with atherosclerosis (hardened arteries) improved with sun exposure.

7. Sunlight increases oxygen content in human blood. And, it also enhances the body's capacity to deliver oxygen to the tissues; very similar to the effects of exercise. The sun has a great effect on stamina, fitness and muscular development.

8. Sunlight builds the immune system. The white blood cells, which increase with sun exposure, are called lymphocytes, and these play a major role in defending the body against infections.

9. Regular sunlight exposure increases the growth and height of children, especially babies. Many cultures throughout history have recognized this fact. Studies have shown the amount of sun exposure in the first few months has an effect on how tall the person grows.

10. Sunlight can cure depression. The noon sunshine can deliver 100,000 lux. When we sit in offices for the best part of the day, out of the sun, under neon and artificial lights (150-600 lux), we are depriving ourselves of the illumination of nature. Sunlight deprivation can cause a condition called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression. It is more common in winter months, but also common in people who work long hours in office buildings.

Exposure to the sun should be done SLOWLY! If you are not used to the sun, then your skin will be more sensitive to it. Avoid sunburn by building up your tolerance SLOWLY.” - https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-5999/10-Healing-Benefits-of-the-Sun.html

“In Asian mind-body practices, we speak of ki, the energy that sustains all life. To stay truly healthy, we cannot just think of the physical body made of bone, muscle, and organs; we must also think of the “energy body,” the energetic element that brings life and vitality to all parts of our body. Author Ilchi Lee wisely renamed this the “solar body,” since the energy of the sun is, on the most primal level, the basis of our health and happiness. He also discovered that, through meditation, you can recharge this solar body by connecting directly with the energy of the sun’’. - https://www.bestlifemedia.com/body-mind-spirit/2017/06/28/sunlight-meditation-harnessing-the-energy-of-the-sun-for-health-happiness-and-healing/

“Sun gazing (also known as sun-eating) is a strict practice of gradually introducing sunlight into your eyes at the lowest ultraviolet-index times of day – sunrise and sunset.  Those who teach the practice say there are several rules to the practice.

First, it must be done within the hour after sunrise or before sunset to avoid damaging the eyes.  Second, you must be barefoot, in contact with the actual earth – sand, dirt or mud; and finally, you must begin with only 10 seconds the first day, increasing by 10 second intervals each day you practice”. - https://sorendreier.com/the-mystical-healing-powers-of-the-sun/

We are stardust.
We are golden.
And we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden

Joni Mitchell 

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