MYSTERIES OF THE SUN FROM RA TO OMRAAM
Wayne H. Purdin
“The Princes and Hierophant of the Mysteries of the Sun in Atlantis were fully determined that the misuse by mankind of the Divine Wisdom and its terrible powers would never again be allowed for fear that man might destroy himself. They therefore decreed that only those of the highest moral and spiritual development would be permitted to learn the Mysteries of God.” -- Spiritual Nobility, Richard Duc de Palatine
In 1931, Alvin Boyd Kuhn was the first person to receive a degree in
Theosophy from a major university,
In The Lost Light, Kuhn, wrote “As the human eye recoils before the overpowering splendor of the solar disk in the sky, so the human mind strives in vain to realize the marvel of sublime grandeur in the ancient religious myth of the sun-gods. This was no curious faith of a diminutive Parsee sect; it was the universal form and dress of religion.”
We all know that the myths of the sun gods were just allegories containing a great mystery that in and behind the sun is the spiritual sun or Great Central Sun wherein dwells the Solar Presence. John Van Horne, in The Great Central Suns Pictured, wrote “Ancient tradition tells us that behind our physical sun there is a spiritual sun, which is the intelligence that brings forth and maintains the solar system… When the light of the Great Central Sun pours strongly into the earth, humanity enters a period of renaissance, casting aside old, limiting and destructive habits and regimes, and generating new ideas, aspirations and culture aligned with… divine love, wisdom and transforming power.”
SLIDE 1 - “SAINTLY THRONG IN THE FORM OF A SUN” BY DORE
According to Hermetic principle, as above, so below. Thus, Kuhn also wrote that “The primary truth of human culture which is presented by all sage religions of antiquity is the fact that there resides deeply embedded in the core of man’s constitution a nucleus of what, for want of a better designation, must be called a divine spark or sun… Every man, proclaimed the ancients and the Medieval ‘Fire Philosophers,’ has a little SUN within his own breast. This sun is the Christ in man, a nucleus of fiery divine spirit energy.”
We also know this little sun in our hearts, this spark of divinity, as the threefold flame.
SLIDE 2 – THREEFOLD FLAME
For years we have practiced the science of the spoken word to connect with the Solar Presence in the Central Sun and to expand the sun in our hearts. Now we are learning how to sungaze.
From the very first moments of sungazing I have felt a tangible connection to God. This led me to research the spiritual aspects of sungazing, and, over the past three years, I have discovered some amazing facts.
SLIDE 3 – HINDUS PERFORMING SURYA NAMASKAR
Sungazing, in the form of sun worship, is part of the esoteric mystery
teachings of many religions and secret societies: Atonism, Mithraism,
Gnosticism, Zoroastrianism, Surya Yoga, etc. The science of the spoken word is
another part of these teachings, which I call “the mysteries of the sun.” They have been given to every culture by great
adepts as means of enlightening the minds of the people and freeing them from
the darkness of ignorance and superstition. In this presentation, I will briefly examine the life and teachings of
the founders of various mystery schools in the
The story of the mysteries of the sun begins on Atlantis. In 1882, Ignatius
Donnelly published Atlantis: The Antedeluvial World. In this book, he
argued convincingly that Atlantis had established colonies in
SLIDE 4 – Akhenaton offering fruitS to the sun
SLIDE 5 – THE SUN
The radiant being that ensouls the sun is known by many names in every culture: Ra, Helios, Mithra, Inti, Shamash and so on. This cosmic being was a part of the pantheon of gods of every ancient religion. Today, Helios and his twin flame Vesta are part of the hierarchy of the Great White Brotherhood. as the representatives of the Solar Presence for our solar system.
In Saint Patrick's Confession, he relates a story about being saved from Satan by Helios. He wrote: “That same night, when I was asleep, Satan assailed me violently, a thing I shall remember as long as I shall be in this body. And he fell upon me like a huge rock, and I could not stir a limb. But whence came it into my mind, ignorant as I am, to call upon Helias? And meanwhile I saw the sun rise in the sky, and while I was shouting `Helias! Helias' with all my might, suddenly the splendour of that sun fell on me and immediately freed me of all misery.”
St. Patrick’s experience may be the reason why Irish monks sungazed. If
you’re ever in
SLIDE 6 – IRISH MONKS sungazing
In a dictation on December 31st, 2006, Helios said through the messenger David C. Lewis, “It is time for mankind to understand the sacred science of sungazing and of corollary sciences whereby they may have greater healing of body, mind and soul through attuning to the warmth of the inner richness of the heart, center of all life. You see, blessed ones, when your eyes are trained upon the solar disk in the heavens, there is the transfer through your eye, unto your pineal gland and to all of your inner glands, the light of my presence. And this radiance can be not only for the homeostasis of your physical being, but of the greater enfiring of all of your spiritual centers and of your inner bodies. There can be the reconnection, in a greater manifestion, between all of your inner bodies when you understand the science of the sun. For within each body there is, at its core, a Solar Presence, and when, in alignment, these sun-fire energies are all clearly in resonance with each other, creating a vortex of fire within you, such that great quantities of cosmic radiance may enter your being, even through your crown chakra at the point where the pulsation from your God Presence does enter through your crystal cord.”
The Ascended Master Serapis Bey was
one of the priests of Atlantis who traveled to
SLIDE 7 – GREAT PYRAMID OF
SLIDE 8 –
SLIDE 9 – THE COLOSSI OF MEMNON
Serapis embodied as Pharaoh Amenhotep III, grandson of Thutmose III. He was the father of Akhenaton, and was the pharaoh whose dreams were interpreted by Joseph.
SLIDE 10 – AMENHOTEP III
His greatest achievement was the
SLIDE 11 – THE
According to Helena Blavatsky in Isis Unveiled, “Soora-pas (Serapis) means ‘the sun chief,’ for the Sun in Sanscrit is Surya.” The French called him Serapis Solei (of the sun). Thus, Serapis is identified with the sun, particularly with the sun’s white ray of purity and the ascension flame. He is sometimes depicted with a coronet of seven rays, representing the seven divine intelligences manifesting through the white solar light.
In his teachings on the ascension, the sun plays a major role. In the book Dossier on the Ascension, he mentions a Deathless Solar Body “born of the energies of the sun and of the energies of the Sun behind the sun.” He also states that a caduceus action of negative polarity forces and positive forces is necessary for the “wedding garment to descend” and “envelop the lifestream of the individual in those tangible and vital essence currents of the ascension.”
SLIDE 13 – THE CADUCEUS
Corinne Helen wrote, “The Sun controls the vital body; the Moon, the desire body. The purified extract or essence of these two vehicles provides material for weaving the golden wedding garment, the soul body, which is essential to the functioning of Initiate consciousness…”
Sungazing supplies you with the purified essence or yang energy of the vital body. However, moon gazing is not recommended as the moon is too yin and may lead to insanity (hence the term “lunatic”). Instead the negative, feminine energies can be gleaned from the earth by walking barefoot on bare ground.
Kuhn wrote concerning the sun’s role in the process of the ascension: “With this force of fire [from the sun] we must uplift the lower man and transmute his nature into the spiritual glow of love and intelligence… Around it we must aggregate the refined material, which we shall build into… that body of the resurrection, the great garment of solar light, in which we shall rise out of the tomb of the physical corpus and ascend with the angels… It is our garment of immortality, the seamless robe of glory… As flesh and blood can not inherit the kingdom of heaven, we must fashion for our tenancy there this body of solar glory, in whose self-generated light we may live eternally, having overcome the realms of darkness, or spiritualized the body.”
SLIDE 14 – THUTMOSE III
Enter the Pharaoh Thutmose III (c. 1512-1436 B.C.) an embodiment of Kuthumi. A younger son of Amenhotep I, he owed his rule to the intervention of the priesthood of Amen who, in a religious ritual invoking the will of Amen, appointed him pharaoh, even though he was not in line for the succession. Thutmose realized that the priesthood was becoming more powerful and sought to curb their power by outwardly paying obeisance to Amen, but secretly worshipping Aton and supporting a separate priesthood of Aton at Heliopolis as did his father Amenhotep I.
Under his rule, Thutmose III
permitted the common people to indulge in all their fanciful beliefs and
superstition such as magical amulets that the priesthood of Amen
promoted. He believed that a gradual development in the existing mystical
beliefs could be more easily and permanently accomplished by establishing a
secret mystery school, the students of which would put into practice higher
standards. He wanted to gradually infuse into the culture and religion of
Thus, in 1489 B.C. he founded a
secret mystery school, which the Rosicrucians claim descent from. Laurence
Gardiner, the foremost authority on secret societies, supports this claim by
dating the use of the rosy-cross symbol to the time of Thutmose III. Members of
this mystery school were called the Therapeutea – meaning “physicians of
the soul.” The sungazing Essene sect of
SLIDE 15 - PYTHAGORAS
Kuthumi re-embodied as Pythagoras, who established another mystery school of the Great White Brotherhood at
According to Dr. Raymond Bernard,
the daily program of the school at
Pythagoras taught that fire was the most important of all the elements; that
the center was the most important part of every body from a cell to the
universe; and that in the center of the universe existed a flaming sun of
celestial radiance. This central sun he called the Grand Monad. The sun
in the center of man he called the Lesser Monad. He influenced the thinking of many great philosophers, such as Plato,
Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and Francis Bacon. In the 1860’s the German philosopher Eduard Baltzer published a
four-volume treatise on “natural life style.” It emphasized vegetarianism,
hydrotherapy, sunbathing and sungazing. He and a group of vegetarians founded
the Free Religious Community. This community was Baltzer’s vision of a
utopian society and the birth of a new and advanced human species. He later published a book that identified the
Baltzer influenced the German
painter Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (1851-1913) who also formed several communities
for the study of religion, art and science. Three of his pupils, Fidus, Herman
Hesse and Gusto Graser were to make a tremendous impact with their art and
reform messages on not just German counter-culture of the early 20th
century, but that of
Kuthumi later re-embodied as Saint
SLIDE 16 – ST. FRANCIS sungazing
In his final embodiment in the early
nineteenth century, Kuthumi, also known as Koot Hoomi Lal Singh, was a Punjabi
whose family settled in
Kuthumi spent many years in seclusion
at his lamasery in
SLIDE 17 – KUTHUMI
In a dictation given through the messenger David C. Lewis on June 23rd, 2006, Kuthumi said “When the light is fully employed from within you as God-beings and when you understand that you are light, then all that you do, all that you convey does radiate forth, consuming shadows; and you become a sun of eternal purpose.
“This is the goal and what each ascended master has become through identification with their own Godhood. You have experienced increments of this awareness, growing day by day as you have mastered the energies within. And through this gift that I convey this day, as you desire to maintain this state of awareness, the sun reality and presence of your higher nature may manifest more fully… When you become a sun then you serve all, you see. And when you understand all truths, the knowingness that comes through the eternality of the Spirit, being centered in and of God, then the rays that you convey do teach, do raise all, just as the rays of the solar sphere of Helios and Vesta do actually teach and convey their wisdom 24/7, 365 and a 1/4 days in your solar year, always…”
In 1369 B.C.,
Amenhotep IV, took over the reigns of
Akhenaton initiated a change in the religious climate from a fear-based polytheism with its death cult, magic amulets, numerous idols, animal sacrifice, and secretive rituals of a powerful priesthood to a more devotional religion, which was free of graven images, obsession with the afterlife, and magic; which emphasized reverence for sunlight and cleanliness, and simple burial; and which allowed ordinary citizens to freely worship in open-air temples with offerings of fruits, flowers and incense, as was done in the original solar religion of Egypt. Aton's temples had no idols or graven images other than the one Akhenaton devised -- a sun disk from which proceed rays, the ends of which terminate in hands. Some of these hands held the ankh, the symbol of life, to the nostrils of his sungazing worshippers.
This symbolism shows that Akhenaton understood the relationship between sunlight, prana and breath. He knew that sunlight is the source of all life upon earth. This was not worship of the physical sun but worship of one God, a supreme deity, whose spirit was in Heaven and whose physical manifestation was the Sun - the Symbol of life. It changed the worship of the sun as a god to the worship of God symbolized by the sun. Paintings and carvings of Aton were always accompanied with a sort of hieroglyphic footnote, stating that it was just a representation of the All-encompassing Creator.
Thus, Akhenaton established the first monotheistic religion by elevating Aton over Amen Ra and other gods. His mother, Tia, did much to mediate and stem the tide of controversy caused by his bold opposition to the powerful priesthood of Amen-Ra. However, after she died, he disbanded the priesthood and defaced their false gods. He told the people that these gods were not necessary because the one true God was within them. As Jaquetta Hawkes wrote in Man and the Sun, Akhenaton's vision was “very similar to that of Valencio and the Pueblo Indians of a Great Spirit behind the sun disk, but more subtle, refined, exalted. It was a vision, too, of all of us who believe there to be some higher existence beyond our present human comprehension… Akhenaton, born with a native genius that one might well recognize as a spark of divinity, lifted the religion of the sun to the greatest height it was ever to attain. Indeed, in my eyes the religious vision which found living expression at Akhetaton was as true and fine as any ever realized in the mind of man.”
Akhenaton loved to officiate at ceremonies as the high priest of Aton. He would offer food and drink to Aton at three times of the day that were called “the gates of heaven.” These were dawn, midday and sunset. At these times, the rays of the sun have a more spiritual influence, so that food offered up for blessing became spiritual food to not only nourish the body but the soul as well. During these windows, Akhenaton and his congregation would sing his Hymn to Aton, the father of joy and love, accompanied by the sounds of harps and other instruments, and the people vied with each other in bringing gifts of fruit, and flowers, and garden produce to lay upon the altars. The worship of Aton was based on the concept of Ma'at, which means "truth" or "justice". It is synonymous with the wisdom of Solomon, Zarathustra’s religiousness of "good thoughts, good words, good deeds,” the Dharma of Hindus and Buddhists, and the righteousness of the prophets. Maat is the Word, the bread of heaven, which feeds man’s spirit. In the Egyptian Book of the Dead it says “Grant that I may come to you, for I have committed no faults, I have not sinned, I have not done evil, I have not lied. Therefore, let nothing evil happen to me. I live on maat, and I feed on maat.”
The following quote from a decree made by Akhenaton upon the founding of Anketaton, shows that morning sungazing was a part of Atonism. “Every eye beholds him without hindrance while he fills the land with his rays and makes everyone to live. With seeing whom my eyes are satisfied daily when he rises in this temple and fills it with his own self by means of his rays, beauteous with love, and embraces me with them in life and power forever and ever.”
Besides sungazing, sunbathing was also done as evidenced by the semi-nudity shown in many of the paintings of Akhenaton and his family. Also he designed and had constructed the Maru-Aton, or ‘viewing temple’ outside of Akhetaton, which contained gardens, pools and sunshades, or solar altars. The sunshades were roofless tanning booths made of alabaster, sandstones, and granites inlaid with colored stones and colored glass beads. According to Egyptologist Cyril Aldred, they were used for “the daily rejuvenation of the body by means of the sun's rays.” A person would lie on the stone altar in the sunshade and receive the rejuvenating rays of the sun, either directly, or indirectly, I assume, through the crystalline matrix of the stones composing it.
Although the vast majority of
Egyptians did not give much credence to Atonism, and Akhenaton's court followed
the rituals of the outer religion out of a sense of duty, there existed an
inner circle of about 300 initiates who learned from Akhenaton the mysteries of
the sun. After his death, some of these initiates went to
After the death of Akhenaton, the
teachings of Atonism, it's rituals and precepts, were almost completely
destroyed by fanatics of the established religion. This has been the fate of
all mystery teachings involving the sun in the past. Most historians and
religious writers think that Akhenaton’s monotheism was a brief aberration in a
long tradition of Egyptian polytheism and that it died with him. But, buried in
the pages of historical and scriptural texts are hints that his ideas survived in
the Jewish faith, particularly in the Essene and Therapeut Brotherhoods, which
were associated with early Christianity. William Henry wrote in Mary
Magdalene, the Illuminator, that “a generation of scholars of the Essenes
In Lanello’s last embodiment as the messenger Mark L. Prophet, he founded the Summit Lighthouse and received over 1000 dictations. In a recent dictation through the current messenger, David C. Lewis on June 30th, 2007, Lanello had this to say: “An age of divine reason is dawning. And the reason for man’s being upon this earth to live as a Sun Presence of light is coming to the fore. Yes, it is exciting to have the availability of our own Solar Presence to live a life of meaning and of service! We are not limited by time and space but can be everywhere and ‘every time’ in the consciousness of God. We can witness the birth of solar worlds and send love-wisdom to each sentient being through just a five-minute meditation on the One. There is nothing that we cannot do if we just believe in our God Self!”
Lord Ling is the ascended master who was embodied as Ananda, a disciple of Gautama Buddha and as Moses.
SLIDE 21– MOSES AND THE BURNING BUSH
In the History of
After returning from
In The Secret Initiation of Jesus
at Qumran, Robert Feather shows how the descendants of these Egyptian
priests, originally appointed at the time of Akhenaton, could have maintained
their cohesion down to the beginning of the Qumran Essenes (610 B.C.) When they
entered Canaan, they settled around
SLIDE 22 – LORD LING
“These tablets I did break out of
rage toward a people who would enter into the golden-calf civilization and
materialism while I would commune upon the mountain with God. Therefore, for
the stubbornness of that people, God did then inscribe but Ten Commandments to
be kept. And the path of the
The ascended master El Morya co-founded the Theosophical
Society with Serapis Bey and Kuthumi. Thus, it’s not surprising that he had
embodiments as a teacher of the solar mysteries in and near
The name “Solomon” has an inner meaning. Sol is the heart or sun center of our solar system. Mon is short for Monad, which is the divine spark in our hearts, the sun center of our being. The O represents the circuit that is established between the two when we Sungaze, and through which we gain wisdom.
Beloved El Morya said, in a dictation through the messenger Mark L. Prophet in June of 1960, “that name [Solomon] is clearly seen to mean … ‘solar-man’: Christ-illumined man full of the sun of divine wisdom.” Whether Solomon Sungazed isn’t known for sure, but from his words it would seem so. In the Odes of Solomon: he wrote: “As the Sun is the joy to them that seek for its daybreak, so is my joy in the Lord: because he is my Sun and his rays have lifted me up; And his light hath dispelled all darkness from my face, in him I have acquired eyes and have seen his holy day.”
The meaning of “acquired eyes” is the key to Solomon’s
legendary wisdom. Plato also wrote about `sun-eyes,' granted by the god.
Fechner was blinded by the sun, but he explained that through prayer and
meditation (a key) his eyesight returned after a while. He reported that the
retinas healed, and became stronger. And that when his eyesight returned, he
possessed ‘expanded eyesight.’ He said he could see the auras around people and
plants. Fechner's experience may also explain the conversion of the
SLIDE 24 – SOLOMON’S
The design of Solomon’s temple is
another indication that he or the high priest may have Sungazed. The temple was
constructed such that on two days of the year, the vernal and autumnal
equinoxes, the sun shone directly through the eastern gate, and through all the
eastern gates of the
noteworthy is the fact that in order to enter the
According to W. Kornfeld, the Jews were quite aware that the two famous
pillars, Boaz and Jachin that stood at the entrance to the
Solomon was famous for his profound wisdom. Wisdom is an invisible part of sunlight, just as the Holy of Holies was a hidden part of the temple. Appropriately, the Book of Wisdom was recited only in the Holy of Holies. This book praises wisdom as “an aura of the might of God and a pure effusion of the glory of the Almighty… she is the refulgence of eternal light… she is fairer than the sun and surpasses every constellation of the stars. Compared to light, she takes precedence; for that, indeed, night supplants, but wickedness prevails not over Wisdom.” Thus the light of Wisdom is a spiritual light beyond physical sunlight
Sungazing pioneer, Gene Savoy, calls the wisdom aspect of sunlight the “information or intelligence factor” (IF). He writes in Project X: the Search for the Secrets of Immortality, “This energy [from the sun and beyond] has inherent IF potential. It is cosmic information coming into our mind and consciousness directly from the source – the cosmos where it all began… The first cause in the creation of the world was the ‘word,’ or the logos, which emerged from the mouth of God. The philosophers have always taught that this ‘word’ is the true nutrient of the spiritual part of man.”
In Greek, “the word” or “logos” was identified as the “creative light,”
John's name for the Christ. Socrates taught in his academy that personal
regeneration was only possible through understanding the word of God, the
Light, and that it was attained only through inner illumination absorbed from
the Sun. Proclus proclaimed that “the
light of the sun is the pure energy of intellect.” In the medieval
woodcut below, the goddess of wisdom, Pallas Athena, is depicted emerging from
the head of Zeus and being showered with golden rain or manna from the sun. Her
birth is celebrated annually in
In John 6, Jesus the Christ told the Pharisees, “it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.... This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever.” (John 6:32-33). Jesus is making the assertion here that the true bread from heaven is the Wisdom or Word of God, which comes down from heaven, from the Sun behind the sun, to give spiritual life to human beings. Thus, Sungazing is a means to nourish our souls with the bread of heaven and gain the wisdom of Solomon.
El Morya also embodied as another
great king, Akbar the Great, who was one of the wisest rulers of
SLIDE 26 - The Prince Worshipping the Sun
After summoning a general council in 1583, Akbar composed and promulgated his Divine Faith (Din-I-Ilani). It was a difficult faith to follow. Like the initiation of Sufis to their masters, disciples had to place their head on the Emperor's feet and swear they would sacrifice their life, property, religion, and honor to serve their master. Disciples were to follow Akbar's rule of universal toleration for all religions. Few members of his court were willing to pass through this initiation. Akbar's new faith only gained about two dozen prominent converts.
Din-I-Ilahi was a rational and ethical mysticism without priests and books. Akbar established it, believing people would adopt it as a unifying set of religious laws for all. The goal of Din-I-Ilahi was union of the soul with God. Din-I-Ilani encouraged the intermingling of Islamic, Hindu, Zoroastrian, Buddhist, Jain, and even Christian faiths.
His fellow Moslems severely criticized him because they thought he was espousing sun worship. They couldn’t understand that the light of the sun was the manifestation of God, Allah, the Christ, and every other name of the source of all good in the universe. Sri Ram Sharma claims that Akbar did not worship the sun as a god, but thought it was the most powerful manifestation of God. Like Zarathustra and Akhenaton before him, he had a vision of the sun as a symbol that would unite all people under a true monotheism that didn’t erect a human or animal idol as a focus of worship. To Akbar, the masters Jesus, Zarathustra, Mohammad and all the great prophets were examples. They all “lifted up their eyes to heaven,” meaning they Sungazed and directed their love and gratitude to the Sun behind the sun.
El Morya also embodied as
King Arthur, St. Thomas Becket, St. Thomas More, and, in his final embodiment,
as the Rajput Prince, El Morya Khan, one of the founders of the Theosophy. On December 29th, 2006, during a
darshan, which is a question and answer session with ascended masters through a
messenger, El Morya spoke directly to me in answer to a question about how to
accelerate the building of a solar civilization. He said, “A solar civilization is composed of solar
beings by definition. When more among mankind understand the nature of
themselves as solar being, sun beings, then the civilization may be built sun
being by sun being, sun beam by sun beam. Those of you who understand the
science of building, of the erection of an edifice of light, can discern how
the foundation is essential to be put in place before the walls and the rest of
the structure…Where a Heart Center is established, there is a grid, a spiritual
grid manifest... There are certain parts of that grid, which are like the giant
beams of a home or the first beams that go in upon which the other beams are
raised and laid upon. So the Hearts Centers are meant to be these strong beams,
and in some cases other activities have communities and center, ashrams that
are intersecting and forming this greater grid. As more people become conscious
and wake up, they can fill in the lathe work of this giant antakarana. So
building a solar civilization, you must understand the process of building
itself because it’s the same process. It’s just done spiritually. So first lay
your foundation, prepare the environment, the place where you lay the
foundation, clear it. Discern what this means in your own world first: setting
the force field, clearing the area, doing your homework, having your architect
prepare a blueprint for what you are building. This is what the work of the
SLIDE 28 – JESUS HOLDING THE ANKH, ROD OF POWER FROM THE SUN
Archeologists discovered in one of the catacombs of
SLIDE 29 – TAPERET WORSHIPPING THE SUN GOD ATON
In Jesus’ embodiment as Joseph, Vizier of Akhenaton, he learned about Aton,
the Sun behind the sun. Archeologists discovered a chapel to Aton in the ruins
of his home in Aketaton with all the implements of worship such as incense
holders. He learned also from his wife, Asenath, who was the daughter of a
priest of the sun temple of On. In his embodiment as David, he may have studied
the records of Akhenaton preserved by the Shilonite priests because his Psalm
104 is nearly identical to Akhenaton’s Hymn to Aton. Thus he was
well prepared to pass the initiations of the Brotherhood when he returned to
Gene Savoy and other authorities on
the early Christians agree that Jesus was a member of the Nazarene Essene
community and that many of his teachings are similar to the Essene teachings.
The Essenes and Therapeuts considered themselves to be the children of light.
The apostles used the terms “children of light” and “sons of the light” when
referring to their followers, the Christians, indicating that they were Essenes
and Therapeuts. Clement of
The Therapeuts believed that pure souls returned to the sun and that sunlight is the heavenly, incorruptible food of the soul, the bread from heaven (i.e. The Word or Logos). Philo of Alexandria wrote that “twice every day they are accustomed to pray, about dawn and about evening: praying at sunrise for a fair day for themselves,… which means that their minds be filled with heavenly light. But at sunset they pray that the soul be wholly relieved of the disorderly throng of the senses and of sensible things, and left free to track out and explore truth.” Philo also wrote that on feast days they would sing all night, and at daybreak would “stand with their faces and their whole body towards the East, and when they see that the sun is risen, they stretch their hands up to heaven and pray for a happy day and knowledge of the truth and the power of keen-sighted thinking.” Eusebius claimed that the Therapeuts were Christians. Pliny the Younger reported in a letter to the emperor Trajan in 112 CE that these “Christians appear to be harmless people who meet at daybreak and sing hymns to the honor of the Christ.”
Josephus wrote, concerning the Qumran Essenes’ sungazing practice, that “at the rising of the sun, stretching their hands heavenward, they invoke it to shine in greater magnitude to cleanse the world of all sin.”
According to Gene Savoy in his book The
Essaei Document: Secret Teachings of an Eternal Race, Jesus received the
Essenes’ secret teachings, which he calls the paradosis, meaning a
divinization process by which one became immortal.
Jesus passed on the Essene secret
teachings on the mysteries of the sun to his disciples, including Mary
Magdalene. Jesus so identified with the Word (i.e., the spirit of the
Universal Christ in the sun) that he became the Christ, the Word made flesh.
Anyone can do this. Jesus wasn’t the only Christ. There were others before him
and there were others after him, as you have seen in this chapter.
Fragments of Jesus’ secret teachings can be found in the Dead Sea scrolls,
in the apocryphal text known as the Pistis
Sophia, and in the Essene Gospel of
Peace, which was hidden in the
Ye are to seek after the mysteries of the Light [sunlight], which purify the body of matter and make it into refined light exceedingly purified. Amen I say unto you... I have torn myself asunder and brought unto them all the mysteries of the Light, that I may purify them... else would no soul of the total race of men have been saved, and they would not be able to inherit the Kingdom of the Light... For this cause, therefore, herald to the whole race of men saying: Cease not to seek day and night, until ye find the purifying mysteries which will purify you... so that ye will go on high and inherit the light of my Kingdom.
How this purification occurs is hinted at in this further passage: “Now, therefore, he who shall receive the mysteries of the baptisms, then the mystery of them becometh a great, exceedingly violent, wise fire and it burneth up the sins and entereth into the soul secretly and consumeth all the sins which the counterfeiting spirit hath made fast on to it.”
It’s noteworthy that Pistis Sophia makes no mention of Jesus' vicarious death on the cross as being instrumental in the forgiveness of sins. Sins are forgiven or purged through the “baptism of fire” and the chanting of prayers and hymns. John the Baptist said “I indeed baptize you with water, but he that cometh after me will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire!”
In the Essene Gospel of Peace, Jesus gives a teaching on sunlight and it’s purifying role in the baptism of fire. He tells the sick after instructing them on fasting, “And if afterward there remain within you aught of your past sins and uncleanness, seek the angel of sunlight… For I tell you truly, holy is the angel of sunlight who cleans out all uncleanesses and makes all evil-smelling things of a sweet odor. None may come before the face of God, whom the angel of sunlight lets not pass. Truly, all must be born again of the sun and of truth, for your body basks in the sunlight of the Earthly Mother, and your spirit basks in the sunlight of the truth of the Heavenly Father…” This “sunlight of the truth” is the Ma'at of Akhenaton, the wisdom of Solomon, the daena of Zarathustra, the Dharma of Buddha, and the righteousness of the prophets. It is the Word, the bread of heaven, which feeds man’s soul.
Jesus says elsewhere in the Essene Gospel, “Follow, therefore, first, only the laws of your Earthly Mother, of which I have told you. And when her angels shall have cleansed and renewed your bodies and strengthened your eyes, you will be able to bear the light of our Heavenly Father. When you can gaze on the brightness of the noonday sun with unflinching eyes, you can then look upon the blinding light of your Heavenly Father… The sun is as the flame of a candle beside the sun of truth of the Heavenly Father”
Looking at the noonday sun is not recommended for beginning Sungazers. Serious sun yogis, who have purified their bodies and minds for years and have gradually acclimated their eyes to increasing brightness, can do it without harm. The danger for the uninitiated is not so much eye damage as it is mental imbalance. The mind can only handle so much light. This is why we increase Sungazing time slowly, ten seconds or less per day and only go up to 44 minutes before climbing back down to 15 minutes.
The receiving of this fire through sungazing with arms upraised in a Y formation or bent at the elbow and palms facing the sun was called by the Greeks “fire blooming” because the radiance or essence of the sun thus channeled burned away impurities. I have pictures of sun worshippers from all over the world: Hindus, American Indians, ancient Egyptians, Medieval monks, Russians, Incans, and even prehistoric petroglyphs all with upraised arms. William Henry wrote that when Jesus taught his disciples the Lord’s Prayer, he also taught them this prayer position, which he learned from the Egyptians, who called it the Ka position. Moses also learned it from the Egyptians and used it to invoke the Light of God during the Israelites’ battle with the Amalekites.
SLIDE 30 - Prayer To The Sun BY Fidus, 1913 SHOWING KA POSITION
Another part the mysteries revealed by the Pistis Sophia is a certain power of the spoken word. The soul, in order to be cut free from the counterfeit spirit, must utter “the mystery of the undoing of the seals and of all the bonds.” This is the science of the spoken word, the uttering of sacred mantras, prayers and songs that remove or restrain the evil self, the “karmic records” of the individual.
These spiritual sciences and techniques were not revealed to all the faithful. According to Pistis Sophia, the mysteries were to be given to those initiates who made themselves worthy through years of testing. However, today we live in the dawn of the Aquarian age of spiritual freedom and anyone can learn the techniques of sungazing taught by Omraam Mikhail Aivanhov and sun yogi Hira Ratan Manek and techniques of chanting. And Saint Germain has freely given the tremendous dispensation of the violet flame, which is “the mystery of the undoing of the seals and of all the bonds.” It is significant that during the 1930s Omraam began giving public lectures and Guy Ballard also began teaching people about the violet flame.
In a dictation on Christmas Eve, 2006, the ascended master Jesus Christ said: “I have made the way plain for you, and now it is up to you to walk it all the way home -- yes, all the way to Bethany's Hill where you, too, will rise one day unto the eternal light of perfection of your own oneness with the Spirit. I bless the communion this night with my spiritual fire. Take and eat and receive my new Spirit of who I am in this hour. For, you see, I am constantly evolving and becoming more and more of that Sun Presence of cosmic light on behalf of the earth and its evolutions.”
MYSTERIES SCHOOLS DURING THE DARK AGES
In the Lost Light, Kuhn wrote that sun worship “was the heart’s core of all religion and philosophy everywhere before the Dark Ages obscured the vision of truth. And world religion will not fulfill its original function of dispelling from the soul of mankind the dark earth-born vapors that envelop it until the mind once again is irradiated with the light of that transcendent knowledge. Christianity forsook its high station on the mount illuminated by solar radiance when it submerged the Christly sun-glory under the limitations of a fleshly personage and dismissed solar religion as ‘pagan.’ In converting the typical man into a man of history, it forswore its early privilege of basking in the rays of the great solar doctrine. Light, fire, the sun, spiritual glory - all went out in eclipse under the clouds of mental fog that arose when the direct radiance of the solar myth had been blanketed. Christianity passed forthwith out of the light into the dreadful shadows of the Dark Ages. And that dismal period will not end until the bright glow of the solar wisdom is released once more to enlighten benighted modernity.”
During the Dark ages, the mysteries of the sun survived and
were passed down through the Gnostics, Knights Templar, Cathars, Paulicians and
the Bogomils among others. Many of these saints were brutally murdered by the
Roman Catholic and
Gibbon noted in The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. I, p. 393: “The Gnostics were distinguished as the most polite, the most learned and the most wealthy of the Christian name.” George Mead, who translated the Pistis Sophia, and other scholars also testified to the high character of the Gnostics. These were the same Gnostics that the Orthodox Church branded as immoral and Satanic heretics.
One of the most inspired Gnostics, although some would argue
against this, was Saul of Tarsus, an embodiment of Hilarion. Saul experienced a
sudden conversion and gnosis as a result of what I call extreme sungazing on the
In Second Corinthians verses 2 to 4, Paul describes his conversion as an experience of being caught up either in the body or out of the body into paradise to the third heaven, where he heard “unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.” Thus, he implied that he received the secret mysteries of the sun directly from Christ in the sun.
After his conversion, Paul spent three years in the desert
with the Essenes, studying the mysteries and receiving initiations, before
Clement of Alexandria recorded that Paul, before going to Rome, said that he would bring to the brethren the Gnosis, or tradition of the hidden mysteries, as the fulfillment of the blessings of Christ, who, Clement says, reveals the secret knowledge and trains the Gnostic by mysteries, that is, revelations made in the state of trance. Such a state can be attained through deep meditation, chanting and sungazing.
Unfortunately, Paul was arrested in
embodiment was as Saint Hilarion, a reclusive monk on the
SLIDE 33 – SAINT HILARION
In a dictation through David C. Lewis on April 5th, 2006, Hilarion said “understand that each new day is an opportunity to re-experience a higher level of God-consciousness whereby your chakras are cleansed and scoured out and graced with a new light dawning from the Great Central Sun.
“Beloved ones, when the sun rises each day it is not simply another round in the twenty-four hour cycle of your experience of light and darkness in the earth. But when that sun comes, new radiation of fire from Helios and Vesta, who are continuously transcending themselves, is available to you for your use in creative works, in transcending cycles whereby you are ever moving onward, upward, not the same today as you were yesterday. This is a miracle of life.”
The Paulicians were persecuted and diminished in the ninth century, but
in the tenth century, a new Gnostic movement, the Bogomils, arose in
At the beginning of the 12th
The Cathars “pure ones” and the Knights Templars were concentrated in
The Cathars believed man entered the
The Cathars believed that the key to this divine transformation was the correct understanding of the symbolism of the Eucharist, that is, the bread and wine and the Holy Grail. The light of the sun is the bread; its warmth is the wine. The Holy Grail is the brain’s third ventricle or cavity containing the pineal and pituitary glands. This secret of communion, known to the Cathars as the consolamentum (with the sun in the mind), was kept hidden from the uninitiated.
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov has this to say about communion. “Bread and wine are solar symbols. It is not a question of the physical reality of bread and wine, but of the two properties of the sun: light and heat, which combine together to create life. But the heat is love, the light, wisdom. And so we can see that [the Christ through] Jesus meant that if we ate his flesh: wisdom, and drank his blood: love, we would have eternal life.
“For two thousand years, now, Christians have been eating wagon-loads of hosts and drinking barrels of wine without ever attaining everlasting life and even, sadly enough, without being in any way the better for it. The only way to attain eternal life is to eat the light and drink the warmth of Christ, the Spirit of the sun.”
Communion is a two way street. We receive
God’s light or wisdom and God’s warmth or love. But we also return something to
God through our eyes, which are the windows of our souls. We send to God our
thoughts, prayers and affirmations. And these thought, prayers and affirmations
are multiplied by the power of the sun and broadcast to the world where they
can effect change. That’s why we should only have positive thoughts when we
Sungaze. And we should always end with an outpouring of gratitude.
The Cathars believed that the solar elements of the Eucharist transubstantiated into the body and blood of Christ within themselves. Transubstantiation comes from the Latin trans, across, and substantia, substance. This substance turned men into gods, as described by Jesus in his statement: “Is it not written in your law? ‘I said ye are Gods.’”
This substance, the transmuted elements,
caught by the Holy Grail (the third ventricle), is what the Hindus call Amrita, the elixir of immortality and the Greeks
called Ambrosia, the nectar of the gods.
William Henry, in Mary Magdalene, the Illuminator, wrote “All the occult mysteries speak of a key that is required to unlock mystical secrets of enlightenment. Specifically, the lost secret of the Templars… is about building a better human through the release of secretions from the astounding manufacturing plant of spiritual oils, the human brain. This oil or essence was the key secret of Mary Magdalene and the Essenes recovered by the Templars from between the temples. The skull [specifically the third ventricle] is… the Cup of Life, the Grail, that catches these secretions from the brain… The Templars’ ultimate objective was to restore true Gnostic monotheism to the world, uniting Christianity, Judaism and Islam in a New Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. The ‘new’ humans that inhabited this New Jerusalem (or New Atlantis) would know and embody the secret of the Kingdom of Heaven within the brain and its capability of producing… the elixir of life, the Sacred Soma, the tonic of immortality, for these terms all refer to the cosmic esse or brain substance.” It was also called Christos (anointing oil) by the Essenes.
During Sungazing or deep meditation, amrita is produced, fills the grail and drips down the back of the throat. David must have experienced this when he wrote in Psalm 23:5 “thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” Amrita has an intensely sweet taste described as nectar, honey, gold dust, euphoric, ecstatic, intoxicating and gives the feeling of being imbued with holiness. People report that it usually is secreted while practicing the Khechari mudra (tongue touching palate behind upper teeth). The following is the account of an initial amrita experience by a Sungazer, Lillie, who posted her experience on a Sungazing forum: “I have had an awesome experience 10 or 12 times that I have not yet read about. This will happen most often in the morning. [The solar wind at dawn stimulates pineal gland secretions.] I will get this taste in my mouth that will last anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours. It is the most wonderful taste I have ever experienced! I can assure you that there is NOTHING to describe what may be similar, or at least nothing I have ever tasted. It is just so divine I find myself getting lost in it, and wanting it to never go away. I don’t know if there’s any connection, but I now have less anxiety, and much better eating habits. Also, I can strongly feel others’ emotions before they even look at me and I have begun to see colored auras on people and animals.”
After reading about amrita and continuing Sungazing for three more months, this is Lillie’s update: “The amrita has not become more often, but it lasts longer (the longest being almost three hours now). My emotions during amrita are extreme joy and happiness. The taste is still so amazing it takes my breath away. The only way I can describe even a hint of the taste is like a milk-sugar-nutty, and that’s still not even close! If I’m not at work or in the public and can find a quiet place, the taste seems much stronger.
“I have energy surges that seem pretty powerful. Not nervous energy, but like a blissful energy. Kind of like when I was a happy child. I believe it stems from Sungazing and meditation. I meditate twice a day. While Sungazing, I do a light meditation that consists of expressing gratitude for everything. At night, I meditate on colored balls of light before going to sleep. I do deep breathing before Sungazing and walk barefoot for 15 minutes afterwards. When I eat just a little fruit or nothing in a day is when I usually notice the blissful energy. I truly am more loving and grateful since I started Sungazing. I now get by on five hours of sleep instead of eight. I used to be a light smoker. My cravings went away at only 7 minutes of Sungazing [after about two months]. I mean they completely went away. It’s like I never smoked, and I’m amazed that I ever did that. Being able to see auras is still pretty mild. I usually can see it on an angry person, and it’s kind of like pulsating shades of reds and oranges from the head and chest area. I can see other colors on occasion when I am paying close attention. (I also can see mostly blue and white on my dogs). As far as feeling and knowing other emotions, this has become very powerful, almost to the point of frightening me on occasions. Sometimes I think I can almost physically feel the emotions of others.”
The bliss that Lillie experienced is not just a
natural high. According to William Henry, bliss is a state of extreme happiness
and freedom from attachment, conditioned responses, and fear that is created by
Christos. It is the key required to enter the
This bliss can also be triggered by chanting. Like their forerunners, the Bogomils, the Cathars engaged in chanting. This along with sungazing was the key to activating the pineal gland. The use of mantras and chanting can awaken the pineal because it sits above the mouth suspended in the third ventricle, a chamber filled with cerebrospinal fluid. Its location above the mouth in a fluid chamber makes the pineal gland quite uniquely positioned to respond to sonic vibrations. Manly P. Hall, in The Opening of the Third Eye stated that the pineal gland “vibrating at a very high rate of speed, is the actual cause of true spiritual illumination.”
The teachings of the Cathars posed quite a
threat to the fledgling Catholic
Church. Unlike the Cathars, the
Condemned by the Council of Tours in 1163 as
heretics, a propaganda war was launched by the Church against the Cathar’s
competing ideology. Propaganda was not enough to dissuade the Cathars. The
Church sought to neutralize the threat posed by them first by dispatching
emissaries to debate and convert them.
When its best envoys failed to convert these heretics of the
From 1209-1249 the first European genocide was conducted against the Cathars by Pope Innocent III and a coalition force including French Catholics. Promising spiritual rewards in exchange for the blood of the Cathars, he sent 30,000 enforcers into the Midi and nearby
The Cathars were hunted, tortured, burned at the stake and savagely murdered by the Church’s hired killers. It used psychological warfare to turn Christian against Christian, neighbor against neighbor, and even brother against brother in a bloodthirsty campaign that continued with the Inquisition. Estimates place the total number of Cathars and sympathizers murdered between 300,000 and 1,000,000 men, women and children.
Throughout all the carnage report after report substantiated an amazing testimony. The Cathars rarely displayed fear, terror or even pain even after the most hideous cruelties were inflicted upon them. It was said their example caused many a crusader to undergo profound spiritual transformations. Later, at the siege of Montsegur --the Cathars last stand -- crusaders actually converted to Catharism and fought alongside them.
Although the light of the Cathars was snuffed out in the 13th century, at the beginning of the 20th century, the teachings of the Bogomils were revived by the master Peter Deunov (Beinsa Douno) and his chief disciple, Omraam Mikhail Aivanhov.
On January 31, 1900, Mikhael Aivanhov was born into a poor family in Serbtzi, a small
SLIDE 34 – Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov sungazing
Suddenly bathed in a cloud of brilliant light, he was plunged into a state of ecstasy. Later, he commented: “It was so beautiful that I was beside myself. To see such a being, with all those colours, all that light! He was almost invisible in the extraordinary luminosity that surrounded him. I found myself flooded with light. I was in a state of bliss, of ecstasy so immense, so powerful, that I no longer knew where I was. It was a delirious joy; it was heaven; it was the universe! Ever since then I have felt that if God were not all beauty I could not believe in him. It is beauty that remains in my mind as the one essential: neither power, nor knowledge, nor wealth, nor glory. Only beauty!”
For Mikhael, this transcendent sungazing experience was the beginning of a
new life; his quest for perfection was now channeled in a more definite
direction. When the disciple is ready, the master appears, and he soon found a
spiritual Master, Peter Deunov, who founded the school of the Universal White
In 1959, he traveled to
SLIDE 35 – THE IMMORTAL BODHISATTVA BABAJI
On his return from
Omraam loved to talk about the Spirit of the sun. In this respect his philosophy coincided with the age-old mysteries of the sun, which taught that the true sun is not the star that is visible in the sky, but the supreme Intelligence that reigns at the summit of the firmament, above the realms of physical creation. Through love, it is possible for human souls to communicate on the level of the Super Mind or super-conscious with all creatures in the light of that sun. He wrote, in Toward a Solar Civilization, “In our planetary system, the sun is the representative of God, the supreme sun of the universe… Light, warmth and life as we know them are a very inferior reflection of the true light, true warmth, and true life. Behind the light of the sun is the light of God… You must not think of the light of the sun as the true light of God. It is a reflection of the true Light.”
But the sun should not be ignored because it is an inferior light, or, as one anti-Sungazing guru told me, a “corrupted light.” For he pointed out that “On the physical, material level, the sun is the door, the link and the medium thanks to which we can make contact with the Lord… Through the sun, we work with God Himself. I can say that certain things that no human can teach me have been revealed to me by the sun. No book can give you what the sun gives you if you learn to have the proper relationship with him… If you want to create a bond between you [and the Sun], you have to look at him in all consciousness. If you do that there will be a communication of vibrations between the Sun and you in which forms and colours, a whole new world, will be born… The sun is an intelligence, a life, a living light. And when you understand that, all of a sudden he begins to speak to you… Try asking him a question and you will see that he will answer you.”
As we evolve into light beings the more we Sungaze and meditate, the less food we need to eat. HRM says that the sun, air, earth and water can supply all our energy needs and so did Omraam. He wrote, “The brain, too, needs to eat! And its food is light.” He spoke of "eating" and "drinking" light, the primordial food of the universe. As he put it: “We go to the sunrise in order to nourish ourselves with light . . . Man needs to feed on light in order to nourish his brain . . . Light awakens those faculties that enable man to penetrate the spiritual world. Zoroaster asked the god Ahura Mazda how the first man was nourished, and Ahura Mazda replied, ‘He ate fire and drank the light.’” The other elements can provide complete nourishment for the body through prana. Omraam wrote, “Prana is a living force. It is the vitality that comes from the sun and that we breathe in with the air and absorb through all our cells. Prana is comparable to a great river flowing from the sun to us, in which, through breathing and meditation, we are able to find all the elements we need.”
But there is something even greater than prana that come from the sun, something which nourishes and builds our deathless solar body, what Omraam called “the body of glory.” Concerning this, he wrote “Prayer, meditation and ecstasy are forms of nourishment; through them we partake of the heavenly Ambrosia, the food of immortality… the Elixir of Everlasting Life. Yes, you can say that it exists in the physical plane, for it is distributed by the sun throughout the length and breadth of nature. And this is why we attend the sunrise every morning in the Spring and Summer to receive some particles of that quintessence of life, that Ambrosia that pours out from the sun into the whole universe, and nourishes all creatures, from rocks, plants and animals to men.” What is this heavenly ambrosia composed of? It is the “quintessence (fifth element) of life,” ether. It causes the secretion of certain hormones in the pineal, pituitary and other glands that form a psychoactive substance called amrita.
As an ascended master, Omraam is very active today in establishing the foundation for a Golden Age solar civilization. On June 4th, 2006, he revealed the reason he came to earth: “For beloved ones I was sent from the very Sun-Source of this system of worlds to the earth for the accomplishment of a specific mission. And that is and remains -- to reconnect you with your own Solar-Source of fire. For only through this spiritual fire may you fully attain to all that you descended from your own God Sun-Source to accomplish.”
In a dictation on April 9, 2006, he said: “The grace of God is available to all in very simple terms. Yet, many overlook the beauty of the divine experience through simply understanding how, in taking in the rays of the sun, one may enter into a devotional state of acceptance of God's love and light and begin to have that Sun Presence manifest a new consciousness, a new world, a new vision… Therefore, I leave you this day to consider how, through the action of devotion, through the image of God outplayed in the sun, you may also become that sun through self-identification, through allowing the image to reside within you, within your consciousness and to truly begin to radiate light as a sun each day.”
This message is basically the same as all the masters and cosmic beings from Ra to Omraam who taught the mysteries of the sun – and that is: become a sun of God.