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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 | 2017-08-03T14:03:31+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|ancient wisdom, video|34 Comments

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

We've just released a new website www.sakrosawel.com, 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 | 2017-07-22T10:57:23+00:00 July 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 | 2016-10-24T09:45:16+00:00 December 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 | 2016-10-24T09:46:29+00:00 July 29th, 2015|ancient wisdom|33 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 | 2017-03-21T02:48:25+00:00 July 26th, 2015|ancient wisdom|33 Comments

Reflections on the Odes of Solomon from our Summer Solstice Ceremony

A painting of King Solomon who the odes are attributed to, but it is unclear who their real author is. Mark and I celebrated the summer solstice yesterday. As we both sat in a circle of trees in the light of the morning sun and did our ceremony, I read a selection of verses from a little known esoteric text called The Odes of Solomon. This text has defied interpretation, and yet that morning every word was filled with a meaning that resonated very deeply with Mark. Although the author is unknown, it became clear to us that it was written by someone who had experienced the final stages in the path of the spiritual Son, and whose words were profoundly shared and understood by Mark who has also passed through most of these same stages nearly 2,000 years later. The Odes of Solomon are dated by most scholars to somewhere in the range of 70-125 AD. However, you’ll find references to it in another early esoteric Christian text called Pistis Sophia, which recounts the teachings Jesus gives to the disciples after his resurrection and ascension on the latter stages of the path of the spiritual Son, which [...]

By | 2015-08-13T09:07:12+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|ancient wisdom, spiritual ceremonies|40 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 | 2015-08-13T09:34:48+00:00 August 20th, 2014|ancient wisdom, autobiographical|21 Comments

Reclaiming the Spiritual Symbols that Have Been Hijacked and Used Against Us

Supermodel Kate Moss looking demonic and posing with an inverted crucifix, whilst dressed as the bride of Christ. Spiritual symbols are powerful. Beneath the veneer of social norms they are being used in a hidden war. Not only have dark forces propagated the symbols of black magic into millions of unsuspecting homes, but additionally many of the world’s great spiritual symbols of light have been demonized. For thousands of years forces of darkness have tasked themselves with the aim of destroying spirituality and suppressing consciousness. They have infiltrated and/or founded religious groups, organizations and schools (such as the Freemasons, the Catholic Church etc.); have hijacked their spiritual texts, teachings, symbols and knowledge; and have then shut it away, distorted, destroyed and suppressed it. What we have been left with is a trail of smeared esoteric knowledge and infiltrated spiritual schools throughout human history, where spiritual symbols of light are given a bad name, inverted and used against us. All is not what it seems The way they have used symbols can give a good insight into how those behind the destruction of spirituality do their work. Sometimes they make good seem bad by demonizing and creating negative connotations [...]

Video Interview on the Mother Goddess in Spirituality

In this latest episode from Total View I chat with host Jenny Haase 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. https://youtu.be/pxF1kOw9-SA

By | 2016-10-27T14:40:24+00:00 November 11th, 2013|ancient wisdom, video|35 Comments

The Spiritual Meaning of the Summer Solstice – New Article

(photo copyright flickr user Simon Wakefield 2008) 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 achieve its own awakening. The progress of the sun throughout the year symbolizes the process of attaining enlightenment, and the summer solstice is the apex of this journey as the day of most light in the year.  It symbolizes the ascension found in many great spiritual teachings – the return to the Great Father Spirit, the triumph of light over darkness in the individual, and the return to wholeness in which the Son, Mother Goddess and Father God become one great consciousness. The Druids, ancient Egyptians, Mayans, Essenes, 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, the sun; and in Rome the [...]

By | 2015-07-23T14:52:05+00:00 June 20th, 2013|ancient wisdom, sacred sites|15 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 | 2014-06-14T03:30:46+00:00 December 11th, 2012|ancient wisdom, esoteric knowledge|11 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+00:00 October 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: https://belsebuub.com/articles/decoding-the-ancient-meaning-of-the-sphinx-and-its-origin-as-anubis

By | 2015-07-23T14:57:24+00:00 September 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 | 2015-07-23T15:00:21+00:00 July 2nd, 2012|ancient wisdom, esoteric knowledge|12 Comments
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