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Ancient Prophecies of the End of Civilization

Ancient traditions of the religion of the sun preserve accounts of a series of world ages that were destroyed by global catastrophes. They describe how civilization periodically goes through golden and dark ages, and declines over time to be destroyed and spiritually renewed over again. Their ancient texts and teachings state that such a catastrophe lies ahead for our civilization too.  

By |2018-06-30T12:46:07+00:00January 26th, 2018|ancient wisdom, video|28 Comments

The Lost Civilization of the Sun – A Missing Link in Our Ancient Past

Most are familiar with stories of the lost civilization of Atlantis, but in this video I explain that there is another lost civilization that lies even closer to us in time that most people are unaware of, and gave rise to the building of similar megalithic sites, and the spread of the same symbols, religion, and measurements, throughout distant parts of the world. I call it - the lost civilization of the sun. You can find the transcript of the video here on

By |2018-06-30T12:46:07+00:00October 15th, 2017|ancient wisdom, video|24 Comments

Who is Odin/Wotan?

Odin/Wotan is the mysterious wisdom bringer and god of the Norse and Germanic people. But in this video I explain why I think he is so much more. Join me, as I traverse legends, mythology, local histories, and ancient sites, from Europe, to Turkey, Egypt, to Easter Island, and right through Central and South America, tracing the footsteps of this enigmatic figure known as “the wanderer.” THANK YOU I just wanted to add a note to say thank you very much to those who've supported us and the work we've been doing. Your donations allowed us to get all the equipment we used for filming these videos, so without your help it would not have been possible. Your support is so appreciated.

By |2018-12-19T20:56:04+00:00August 3rd, 2017|ancient wisdom, video|36 Comments

The Religion of the Sun – Spirituality of a Lost Ancient Civilization

We've just released a new website, a new YouTube channel Sakro Sawel, and its first video, which gives a brief overview and introduction to the religion of the sun as the spirituality of a lost ancient civilization. Here is the video: Thank you very much to all those of you who have supported us and helped make this project possible. I've already shot the next video, which explores the mystery that surrounds Odin - the wisdom bringer of the Norse and Germanic peoples. It should be up soon, and many more will follow.

By |2018-06-30T12:46:08+00:00July 22nd, 2017|ancient wisdom, video|61 Comments

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 |2018-12-19T20:29:41+00:00December 24th, 2015|ancient wisdom|26 Comments

Not everything ancient is sacred – case in point, the Health Benefits of the Bedchamber

Here’s a reminder that not all so-called “sacred texts” are actually spiritual. An excerpt from an old text on Chinese Taoist sexology I came across today called the Fang-chung pu-i or Health Benefits of the Bedchamber states: Long ago, the Yellow Emperor had intercourse with 1,200 women and ascended into the realm of the immortals, whereas the ordinary man cuts down his life with only one woman. How far apart indeed are knowledge and ignorance. Those who understand the tao regret only having too few women to mount. ~ translated by Douglas Wile Hmm, how far apart indeed… There are many similar “Taoist” sexual texts that share similarly monstrous statements. Health Benefits of the Bedchamber is dated to at least 984 AD when copies of it were made and preserved in Japan, whilst earlier copies were persecuted out of existence in China. They reveal how the concept of Taoist sacred sexuality fell into the wrong hands, and became horribly distorted and degenerated by the profane. The author of another ancient Chinese alchemical text, called the True Transmission of the Golden Elixir, was right to express their worry that the sacred method for the integration of yin and yang would fall [...]

By |2018-06-30T13:00:08+00:00July 29th, 2015|ancient wisdom|36 Comments

The Mother included as part of the Holy Trinity in the Gospel of the Egyptians

I’ve written a bit about how the feminine aspect of creation has largely been excluded from our perception of who or what created this universe—entirely at odds with natural principles and the fractal nature of reality. And even how in many cases this was done by design, like in the suppression of all Gnostic texts that included her as part of “Godhead”, even though many are ascribed to the disciples and contain the teachings of Jesus himself. The list is mounting, as I just stumbled on yet another. This text is called The Gospel of the Egyptians. Jesus and his parents were said to have traveled through Egypt, and the creative trinity of Father, Mother, and Son is central to ancient Egyptian spirituality—portrayed most famously as the deities Osiris, Isis, and Horus. In the orthodox version of Christianity the Mother in this same trinity became supplanted with a male Holy Spirit. The Gospel of the Egyptians is just one of 52 early Christian texts that were accidentally discovered together in a sealed jar under the sands of Egypt by a farmer in 1945. The collection of texts today have been given the name the Nag Hammadi Library. Many of the [...]

By |2018-12-19T18:27:57+00:00July 26th, 2015|ancient wisdom|34 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 |2018-12-19T21:00:55+00:00August 20th, 2014|ancient wisdom, autobiographical|21 Comments

Video Interview on the Mother Goddess in Spirituality

In this latest episode from Total View I chat with host Jenny Alswinn about the importance of the universal Mother Goddess, her role in ancient religions and myths throughout history, and how she was effectively censored from orthodox Christianity. We also discuss how this censorship has now come to light through a number of recently discovered ancient Christian texts, and what impact this restoration of the mother goddess could have on our own spiritual journey, and society throughout the world. A very important subject! I hope you enjoy.

By |2018-06-30T13:04:30+00:00November 11th, 2013|ancient wisdom, video|35 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 marketing [...]

By |2019-05-09T11:54:42+00:00June 20th, 2013|ancient wisdom|16 Comments

Reestablishing the Feminine in Godhead – New Article

The goddess Isis feeding the Ankh of eternal life to an Egyptian Queen. In recent decades there has been a lot of debate as to whether God is a man or woman, or genderless. However, it starts to become obvious when looking through history in the Western world and in many other cultures, that God is primarily seen as a male e.g. the Christian Trinity. So why do so many hold this view, and have for thousands of years? Is it correct? And what kind of effect could this have had upon our society and the place of women in it? Many might say that this simply doesn't matter, but could it be much more important than people think, and could its consequences already have had an impact on our own everyday lives? This article explores just where the concept of an all male Godhead came from, and how the female should be an essential part of it. Read the full article Reestablishing the Feminine in Godhead: The Role of the Mother Goddess in Divinity

By |2018-06-30T13:06:46+00:00December 11th, 2012|ancient wisdom, esoteric knowledge|12 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 |2015-07-23T14:56:53+00:00October 19th, 2012|ancient wisdom, esoteric knowledge|20 Comments

Decoding the Ancient Meaning of the Sphinx and its Origins as Anubis – New Article

Here is a new article that explores the ancient meaning of the Great Sphinx of Egypt and why it was originally carved differently to what we see today - from a spiritual perspective:

By |2018-06-30T13:06:47+00:00September 19th, 2012|ancient wisdom, sacred sites|15 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 |2018-02-26T11:37:20+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 |2018-02-26T11:41:12+00:00April 5th, 2012|ancient wisdom|8 Comments