This site is the official website for the work of the author Mark Pritchard who writes with the name Belsebuub. It contains all his books, articles, talks, videos, audio, blogs, and media appearances.
I, Angela Pritchard (Mark’s wife), maintain the site and write the blogs.
This website, and all of Mark’s work, including his books, are published by the independent, non-profit publisher Mystical Life Publications.
Mark has been dedicated to spiritual practice since 1990, but has explored spiritual knowledge and practice since his childhood. He began teaching in person in 1990, and began writing in 2000. He taught and gave public talks for 20 years. In 2011 he stopped talks and teaching, and wrote on his website as an independent author until early 2018. Since then, he has withdrawn from all forms of public life, choosing instead to live in hermetic religious seclusion in order to continue his own inner spiritual journey, as many religious practitioners have done throughout history, spending time in solitude in nature.
He has always taught for free and without profit, and continues to do so, working in the time-honored way of accepting voluntary donations only.
Mark’s writing has covered many different topics, all of which he has written about from his own experience. These topics include the Religion of the Sun, the meaning of the ancient celebration of the solstices and equinoxes, self-discovery, dreams, out-of-body experiences, ancient texts and sites, spiritual alchemy, consciousness, parallel dimensions, near-death experiences, beings of light and darkness, world issues, and much more.
Despite the seeming wide range of topics, there is a thread connecting them all, which is the path of the spiritual sun/son. This path is an inner journey Mark has been on since 1990. It is found imbued in nature in the movements of the sun and earth, and lies at the heart of the Religion of the Sun.
It has been through his experience of the path of the spiritual sun/son that Mark has been able to found the revival of the Religion of the Sun in the modern day.
He is currently writing a series of books explaining this path and how it is found in the ancient Religion of the Sun, and in the sacred texts, traditions, and ancient sites it gave rise to throughout history.
I’m a metaphysical explorer, not a writer or an academic and my spiritual experience is of phenomena that are non-physical. This is one of the most difficult things to write about, as by its nature its hidden and inner, and often relies upon personal experience. It’s not like something in the physical world you can point to and see, nor is it fundamentally a set of concepts formulated and discussed, which is why it’s so important to understand this through the practice of spiritual exercises. I don’t read in order to write – I explore within myself and out of my body. This enables me to provide original content, which unfortunately is extensively plagiarized and what I give away for free is often repackaged by those who use it for financial and personal gain.
My wife Angela joins me in writing some of the blogs and providing much of the research found in my books.
We provide everything on this website for free, as we believe that’s the way spirituality should be provided – it doesn’t let money get in the way of access. A publishing company approached us to commercially print my books, but we declined them, as we prefer to give them away for free, or let our publisher sell them at cost.
This is what we love doing and we hope to see you somewhere along the journey.
At the end of the day I like to walk a little up the hill. It’s usually pleasantly warm at sunset, I have a seat where I like to sit; it’s positioned so that I can look out over the forests to the valley below and to the mountains in the distance.
The peacefulness does not depend upon the mountain, nor the view, nor the climate, nor upon anything external; it is peace that emanates from within.
Its immensity overpowers emotion, overpowers thought and extends to the whole of creation.
It emanates with love to every living thing.
As the sun sets the light begins to fade twilight spreads and birds call out noisily to signal the end of the day; the creatures of the day make their way to rest where they will and the creatures of the night begin to appear. In this transition the sounds of nature change and the cycle of life in sound progresses.
Mark Pritchard (Belsebuub)