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Christmas as a celebration of universal spiritual principles

The celebration of Christmas has similarities with celebrations in other religions on the same date that predate Christianity and yet December 25th is celebrated today almost solely as the birth of Jesus. Why? It’s because Jesus as a spiritual figure has stood the test of time, while others have faded into the mists of history. Yet his life has striking similarities with the lives of older spiritual teachers in cultures around the world who were also said to have been born on the same day. This is because they all share a common message. The accounts of their lives carried in them a profound symbolism of the process of spiritual awakening, and these principles are the same, no matter what culture or age we are in. They all relate to inner processes that are part of the journey of consciousness back to its source. And the birth of the Son, which has been represented by the sun, is a crucial element of that process. Here are some of the articles on this site that relate to the birth of the Son/Christ, perhaps they will be useful for anyone who wants to go through the real Christmas within themselves: The Symbolic [...]

By |2019-12-22T09:47:45+00:00December 24th, 2015|ancient wisdom|26 Comments

The Resurrection in the Pyramid Texts

The Pyramid texts in Egypt are often thought to be about the process of the soul after death, but they have a more significant meaning, which is the depiction of the process of death and resurrection on the Path of the Spiritual Son. This event is represented in the solar year by the spring equinox, which is Easter time. Here is a small selection: 163: He comes indeed, this Unas, weary of the Nine, an Imperishable spirit, he that bore more than you, he that suffered more than you, he that is more weary than you, he that became greater than you, he who will be happier than you, he who roars louder than you. You have no more time there! Lo, this is what Seth and Thoth have done, your two brothers who could not bewail you! 167: To say the words: "Atum, this your son is here, Osiris, whom you have preserved alive. He lives! He lives! This Unas lives! He is not dead, this Unas is not dead! He is not gone down, this Unas is not gone down! He has not been judged, this Unas has not been judged! He judges, this Unas judges! 195: Be [...]

By |2019-12-22T09:47:46+00:00August 20th, 2014|ancient wisdom, autobiographical|21 Comments

The Spiritual Meaning of the Summer Solstice

The summer solstice is a time to celebrate the light of consciousness within ourselves and within each and every person, and to reflect upon the potential for consciousness to awaken. The Druids, ancient Egyptians, Maya, Romans, and many others have aligned their sacred sites to the summer solstice and conducted ceremonies on this day. At the Great Pyramids of Egypt the summer solstice sun crowns the head of the Sphinx; the Druids celebrated the marriage of heaven and earth and the defeat of the dark god of the year just as the Egyptians celebrated the defeat of the dark god Seth by Horus as the sun; and in Rome, the festival of Vestalia continued a Druid tradition of guarding the sacred fire. Update on our articles about the spiritual meaning of the solstices and equinoxes As of 17 March 2018, this article has been removed from our website because it was being so extensively plagiarized by people using it to write their own articles on the meaning of the solstice and equinox without crediting or referencing our work. Usually these people write an article about the meaning of the solstice or equinox on their website as an SEO and [...]

By |2020-05-19T05:51:15+00:00June 20th, 2013|ancient wisdom|16 Comments

The Churning of the Milky Ocean – New Article

For anyone interested in higher consciousness, this is a principle worth understanding. It shows how darkness and the struggle against it are essential elements in creation, enlightenment, and in living a worthwhile life. This principle of the Churning of the Milky Ocean is illustrated in the ancient Hindu text the Mahabharata. Whoever wishes to be part of the forces of light and good in the world, and whoever wishes to bring the light of consciousness within themselves will face opposition. Instead of seeing opposition simply as a detriment to spiritual growth, it’s more realistic to see it as an essential element of spiritual growth. By understanding the principle of the churning of the milky ocean we learn to use darkness to generate light. If there was only light there would be nothing to learn, it would be a form of blindness, its only darkness that gives shadow and allows form to be manifest and therefore visible. This is an excerpt from the article, read the full article here.  

By |2019-12-22T09:47:47+00:00October 19th, 2012|ancient wisdom, esoteric knowledge|20 Comments

A Reflection Upon Krishna

This evening I set out to explore the words of Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita “The mind of him, who is trying to conquer it, is forcibly carried away in spite of his efforts, by his tumultuous senses. Restraining them all, let him meditate steadfastly on Me; for who thus conquers his senses achieves perfection. “ I sat comfortably and tried to see what it is to meditate on Krishna, who is the Christ. In the past I’ve concentrated my mind and reached meditation- perfect silence whereby I left behind the body, mind, and emotions to enter into the light that casts no shadows, the illuminated void. But this meditation that Krishna refers to is quite different; he refers to meditating upon him in the actions of life, not being out of the body, so I wanted to learn something about what he meant by meditating upon Krishna. I quietened the body and looked for a way to meditate on him. I sought to concentrate my mind, so I thought of him, but my thoughts were not him. I visualized him, imagined various forms of light, but I realized this was only my imagination and not him. So I immersed [...]

By |2019-12-22T09:47:47+00:00July 2nd, 2012|ancient wisdom, spiritual practice|12 Comments

When Eastertime Isn’t Really Easter

Easter is a celebration of resurrection, which is a universal cosmic event symbolizing the resurrection of the son, the neutral force of creation, which integrates itself within the human consciousness when a person is prepared through divine initiation. That's celebrated at the spring equinox. The present celebration of Easter is a creation of the Christian Council of Nicea, who made sure that little of the esoteric teachings and groups of Jesus survived. It's related to the passover and is calculated from the first Sunday after the full moon following the spring equinox. This has no esoteric basis in relation to the actual death, three days in the tomb, followed by resurrection, which is the real Easter - a universal event celebrated by many different cultures, particularly the most ancient ones, whose grasp of spiritual knowledge was incredible. The name Easter and the time of Easter celebration was taken over by the church from pagan religions that had a basis in the original solstice event and celebration. I wouldn't celebrate the Church's version of Easter at all though, any more than I would include Santa Claus in the winter Solstice. It's a distortion of cosmic truths, which is best left in [...]

By |2019-12-22T09:47:47+00:00April 5th, 2012|ancient wisdom|8 Comments

The Spiritual Meaning of the Autumn Equinox

The autumn equinox (also known as the fall equinox) is the time in the earth’s annual cycle around the sun in which day and night are equal in length, before night takes over and brings the coming winter, a time of darkness and death. The autumn equinox is a special time of connecting with the divine, which is just as important as ever today. Update on our articles about the spiritual meaning of the solstices and equinoxes As of 17 March 2018, this article has been removed from our website because it was being so extensively plagiarized by people using it to write their own articles on the meaning of the solstice and equinox without crediting or referencing our work. Usually these people write an article about the meaning of the solstice or equinox on their website as an SEO and marketing gimmick to boost their site's ranking, or in order to promote and market their "spiritual" products and retreats, and were using our articles as a basis to do so. In some cases they have copied and pasted the entire contents of our article as if it's their own. There are at least hundreds of instances where people [...]

By |2020-05-19T05:42:10+00:00March 23rd, 2012|ancient wisdom|2 Comments

The Spiritual Meaning of the Winter Solstice

The birth of a divine child and savior at the winter solstice has formed a central part of spiritual beliefs throughout the world since the beginning of history—in ancient Egypt as the birth of Horus, the birth of Mithras in Persia, the birth of Jesus at Christmas, the birth of the spiritual Son at Alban Arthan of the Druids, etc. These celebrations have tapped into a universal spiritual principle that is just as relevant now as it was then. Update on our articles about the spiritual meaning of the solstices and equinoxes As of 17 March 2018, this article has been removed from our website because it was being so extensively plagiarized by people using it to write their own articles on the meaning of the solstice and equinox without crediting or referencing our work. Usually these people write an article about the meaning of the solstice or equinox on their website as an SEO and marketing gimmick to boost their site's ranking, or in order to promote and market their "spiritual" products and retreats, and were using our articles as a basis to do so. In some cases they have copied and pasted the entire contents of our [...]

By |2020-05-19T05:45:20+00:00March 22nd, 2012|ancient wisdom|5 Comments

Solstices and Equinoxes – Spiritual Significance Explained

The ancient veneration of the sun is one of the greatest celebrations in history. It has been encoded in sacred sites and texts by peoples separated by vast distances for thousands of years across the world—all the way from the Great Pyramids of Egypt, to the megaliths of Stonehenge, and the huge stone statues of Easter Island. The sun is one of the oldest and most universal themes connecting the ancient wisdom traditions of the world. It’s estimated ancient cultures built hundreds (if not thousands) of huge megalithic structures, stone circles, temples, and secret inner rooms that aligned with the sun at its major annual stages—the solstices and equinoxes—across Europe and Britain, in Africa, Russia, North, Central and South America, Easter Island, Australia, Asia, and many other parts of the world. Most today see it as a form of sun or agricultural worship and pagan celebration to do with the seasons—and yet some of these sites have endured as the most enigmatic and mystical places in the world, and remain some of the most advanced sites astronomically, mathematically, architecturally, and spiritually even to this day. Down through the ages they have echoed messages from a Golden Age of spirituality, [...]

By |2020-05-19T05:29:25+00:00March 22nd, 2012|ancient wisdom|2 Comments

The Spiritual Meaning of the Spring Equinox

The spring equinox (also known as the vernal equinox) is the time in the earth’s annual cycle around the sun in which day and night are equal in length, before the days finally start to get longer after the dominance of darkness during winter, and life springs forth from death. The spring equinox is a special time of connecting with the divine, which is just as important as ever today. Update on our articles about the spiritual meaning of the solstices and equinoxes As of 17 March 2018, this article has been removed from our website because it was being so extensively plagiarized by people using it to write their own articles on the meaning of the solstice and equinox without crediting or referencing our work. Usually these people write an article about the meaning of the solstice or equinox on their website as an SEO and marketing gimmick to boost their site's ranking, or in order to promote and market their "spiritual" products and retreats, and were using our articles as a basis to do so. In some cases they have copied and pasted the entire contents of our article as if it's their own. There are at [...]

By |2020-05-19T05:48:18+00:00March 15th, 2012|ancient wisdom|20 Comments