Ancient Sacred Sites Aligned to the Summer Solstice – New Article

//Ancient Sacred Sites Aligned to the Summer Solstice – New Article
The serpent mound in Ohio, whose head aligns with the summer solstice sunset. (photo copyright 2002 Timothy A. Price and Nicole I.)

The serpent mound in Ohio, whose head aligns with the summer solstice sunset. (photo copyright 2002 Timothy A. Price and Nicole I.)

Some of the most famous ancient megalithic sites in the world align to the summer solstice – in numerous different cultures: Egyptian, Pagan, Mayan, Essene, Buddhist, Native American, and Easter Islander.

Sites such as the Great Pyramids and Easter Island, are speculated to be some of the most ancient in the known world, and to have links to the civilizations of Atlantis and possibly Lemuria. Others trace their lineage back to the original spiritual knowledge of the Mayans and ancient peoples of Britain.

These sites indicate the existence of an ancient cosmic spirituality, sometimes referred to as ancient solar religions – some highly advanced in their technology and understanding of the cosmos.

Read the article here

By | 2013-03-13T12:01:39+00:00 March 13th, 2013|sacred sites|10 Comments

About the Author:

Angela Pritchard is a researcher and practitioner of the ancient religion of the sun. Writing alongside her husband Mark Pritchard (Belsebuub), she helped co-author the book The Path of the Spiritual Sun. Mark provides the spiritual knowledge found in her videos and articles, which she combines with research into the latest discoveries in science, cosmology, sacred sites, and ancient texts. Her own website is


  1. Julian Kingman July 23, 2013 at 4:24 am - Reply

    Michelle and I just visited Serpent Mound in Ohio a couple days ago. It was really incredible (not to mention it being incredible that we were let in at closing, and had the place to ourselves).

    We walked it’s length, then back again, stopping at the tail and the head. The tail points towards the sunrise, and the head towards the sunset. I noticed that they were shaped in such a way that maybe 20-30 people could sit in a semi-circle and watch the sunrise or sunset. The zig-zagging body of the serpent seemed to lend itself to being walked on in meditative awareness and contemplation, back and forth.

    The spot itself was expertly chosen, to see both sunrise and sunsets from the same general area, it apparently sits on the edge of a crater, possibly formed by an ancient asteroid or meteor.

    Another thing that amazed me about it is that the efforts of those people are still influencing people today, causing them to pause and reflect on why a serpent-shaped mound aligned to the equinoxes and solstices exists there.

    • Michelle July 25, 2013 at 2:07 am - Reply

      It was wonderful to be there. It was a truly beautiful location. I was so grateful that it had been preserved for us to witness in person. I read a sign that talked about a man who fought to keep it from being bulldozed. It made me wonder how many amazing sites like this have been destroyed due to the internal state of earth’s inhabitants. It really made me grateful to have the opportunity to change internally so I can stop being part of the problem and God willing, become part of the solution.

  2. Karim April 4, 2013 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Thanks for this article, many of those sites are so incredible!

    So much work has gone into them, perhaps partly so to leave a legacy of this knowledge for others. It is sad then that this universal knowledge is not also universally known around the world today, at all.

    It is great that you guys are uncovering and explaining it so that people can know about the higher truths behind it and the links to the personal esoteric journey each person can undertake. I would love to experience the things that all these solar religions and their sites around the world alluded to.

    Thanks for all your efforts.

  3. Layla March 19, 2013 at 2:28 am - Reply

    With so many ancient cultures based around the solar calendar and with such incredible structures and designs it would seem that spiritual knowledge and life was what was revered the most.

    Those ancient, ancient peoples seemed to have a richer and more vibrant life, atuned to the solstices, equinoxes, the cosmos and divinity, its a shame that historically it is sometimes presented as backward or primitive, when in actual fact they understood the keys to life so much more than our humanity does today and built a life around it.

    It’s amazing to have the understanding brought forward for us all like you have done because historical, archaeological and scientific studies alone cannot explain the deep significance, purpose and use of these structures and how humanity has existed in the past. Having that spiritual experience and knowledge to unfold its meaning and true understanding makes so much more sense in trying to understand them.

    I also really appreciate how you have shown that solstices and equinoxes were part of life all around the world, how it was a universal language between times and people and through that language we can see that the spiritual purpose to living was not only revered but that it was life itself and for me it shows it was a common truth. As you say, ““The message of the solstices and equinoxes transcends both time and culture and forms a cosmic book for all who can read it.”

    Thank you for helping us to learn to read it

  4. Geraldine March 17, 2013 at 11:17 am - Reply

    This is really fascinating! So many of these sites I was completely unaware of. I’m just amazed on the similarities of these sites found across the world.

    Especially about the snake mounds found in Ohio USA, in Loch Nell Scotland, and to know there are more found in Ireland as well is really flabbergasting. By their age, it seems quite obvious to me that there must have been existed long before, people who had a common highly advanced knowledge and interest in the cosmos.

    I was discussing these sites with a friend, and something came up during that discussion that stayed with me about human history – it’s like being able to uncover some part of history that was either long forgotten, or simply put aside because of inconvenience with what has been established.

    I’m in awe at all these articles and knowledge being passed on through these articles. It’s like, the people who built these formations, these pyramids, these monuments, obviously tried to pass on a knowledge that would withstand time.. Yet almost forgotten, it is now resurfacing – it’s like they are heard again.

    Belsebuub, Angela, thank you so much for all the work you do, both esoterically and historically with these articles.. There is much precious wisdom to be found within them..

    And to realize that all these monuments are dedicated to the inner work within ourselves is deeply humbling.. It does feel like symbols, map were left to help us remember what is possible and with your work, you’re helping us reconnect with what is at stake..

    I sincerely hope it empowers people to reconnect with their inner spark on these special days, and to strengthen that bond, through these simple yet powerful days of the year.

  5. Patricia A. March 15, 2013 at 3:28 am - Reply

    There are so many sacred places listed here that I’ve never even heard of that sound incredible. Thank you for highlighting them – I’ll be reading up on them to learn more about them. I was really surprised to read about the American sites – you don’t often hear about ancient sacred sites popping up in this day and age in that part of the world. It’s remarkable to learn about the number of people from different cultures and times who similarily worshipped the sun and its esoteric significance and having built these monumental temples that still stand today and continue to be awe inspiring.

  6. Jenny R March 14, 2013 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Thanks for highlighting some more of these alignments and sacred sites. I’ve never heard of the Loch Nell site, and can only imagine how magical it would have been to watch the sunrise on the solstice overlooking the serpent mound and the three mountains. The global connection of many of these sites is also really fascinating. I wish we knew more about the sites in North America and their true builders.

    “Today as a humanity we have such an incredible heritage of knowledge left by ancient peoples from all over the world who worked so hard to leave behind what they knew for future generations.

    What they left are indicators of a deeper understanding of our place in the cosmos and an integration between the outer and inner worlds.

    With our modern technology we have been able to ascertain a certain scientific understanding of the summer solstice, but as a day it passes just like any other. Whereas ancient peoples not only built structures around this date, but created ones that incorporated incredible spiritual symbols.”

    It seems only natural to be in tune with nature’s cycles, the cosmos, and our environment, but it seems like when you are only immersed in city life you get further and further away from this natural connection. I feel like even doing something as simple as observing the sunrise or going out into nature makes such a big impact on my perception and feelings, and observing the sunrise during special times of the year has been a really special experience — just knowing that people from all over the world, across countries, cultures, and time have been pondering and celebrating this connection makes it all the more awe-inspiring.

  7. Jenny March 14, 2013 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Great article!

    It’s interesting to learn about even more ancient sacred sites that are aligned with solstices and equinoxes throughout the world, especially the lesser known ones. It’s clear that there was an universal spiritual understanding and reverence for the cycles of the sun with these ancient cultures. One thing that was really striking to me from this article was the serpent mounds in Ohio USA and the one worlds away in Scotland!

    As summer is coming to an end in the southern hemisphere, it’s been nice reading this article and reflecting again on the significance of the summer solstice and summer time as we prepare to go into the next cycle, the autumn equinox time.

    “The message of the solstices and equinoxes transcends both time and culture and forms a cosmic book for all who can read it.”

    An awesome ending to an awesome article. With the help of you guys we have been able to understand this cosmic book. Thank you.

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