The pyramid of the feathered serpent (which is a symbol of the union of the earthly and heavenly) at Chichen Itza (photo copyright Claude Belair)
There are hundreds of ancient sites, and were many thousands, that align to the winter solstice. However, the following sites mark this solstice alignment in a symbolic way. By doing so, they have encapsulated a profound esoteric wisdom that can still be grasped even in our modern world—outlasting books and texts, which are easily lost and destroyed. These monuments speak to us through thousands of years about the true spiritual significance of the winter solstice.
Someone who understands the symbolic language used to build these sites can see the builders knew the winter solstice was the cosmic embodiment of the process of creation and the birth of the divine Son. The significance of the birth of divinity pre-dates Christian times, which reveals that spiritual deities born at the winter solstice, such as Jesus, Horus, Krishna, Dionysus, Attis, Mithras, etc., symbolize something much greater which no religion owns exclusively. These sites were built around the universal knowledge of the process of awakening in which the birth of the divine Son within a spiritually prepared individual is a central event. Read the rest of the article here.
The Significance of the Solstice and Equinox in Spirituality
The ancient veneration of the sun is one of the greatest celebrations in history. It has been encoded in sacred texts and sites by peoples separated by vast distances for thousands of years across the world—all the way from the Great Pyramids of Egypt to 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, and yet its deeper meaning has continued to elude our modern society.
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 Egypt, North and South America, Easter Island, Australia, Asia, and many other parts of the world. Read the rest of the article here.
The Path of the Spiritual Sun – free e-book
The Path of the Spiritual Sun uncovers the profound spiritual significance of the veneration of the sun, pulling together the sites, texts, traditions, and symbols from around the world that were based on the solar cycle to reveal the common thread of spirituality running like a current of eternal knowledge through all of them and imbued in the very fabric of creation itself.
“Some believe that the correlation of heavenly movements to the lives of different deities only indicates that different religions borrowed from one another, basing their stories on the pagan traditions of sun worship. But to mystics, this correlation is the result of something hidden and profound that is central to all authentic spirituality—the path to enlightenment. This path is one that is mirrored in the heavens with the movements of the celestial bodies and is found imbued in the very fabric of life…It is the basis of the work of awakening, and at the solstices and equinoxes ancient people celebrated its stages in tune with the natural rhythms of the sun and seasons, which are permeated by its principles.” ~The Path of the Spiritual Sun. Download the free ebook here.
Return to Source – free e-book
Return to Source takes a short and eye-opening journey through the creation myths of ancient peoples from around the world and some of the most famous sacred texts, to uncover remarkable similarities.
Together they reveal a process of life and creation which is timeless, ever-present, and found in the very fabric of the universe – and one that is intrinsically connected to the return of consciousness to the source of creation, to enlightenment.
It explores how the reintegration with divinity can be achieved within human life, and how the natural world is spiritual in its root, where everything is ultimately connected – creating an environment that allows beings to find their way back to the divine source. Download the free eBook here.