Ebook on the Ancient and Timeless Spirituality of the Sun to Be Released Soon

Sun Over Pyramid - copyright Nina Aldin Thune 2005

Sun at the pinnacle of the Great Pyramid of Egypt (photo copyright Nina Aldin Thune 2005).

A new free eBook will be released here shortly. It will bring together everything we’ve written on the solstice and equinox – compiling what Mark has discovered on the cosmic connection between the awakening of consciousness, the stars, and ancient texts and teachings.

Writing this has been a journey in itself – both in terms of the circumstances it was written under, and in the process of unearthing what has today become a lost and cryptic knowledge.

The circumstances we wrote this under were extremely difficult – we were under the weight of an intensive smear campaign, whilst moving from place to place (from hotel to hotel, an extended garage in someone’s back yard, with all our things in tow), taking people to the police and courts, all the while continuing to write here and there with hardly any real support.

The stunning thing about it all is that the knowledge unearthed is so significant to humankind and yet hardly anybody really knows about or wants it beyond a superficial or passing interest. I hope somehow that people can not only find out about it, but fully put it into practice to create a new era of spirituality on earth.

The very difficulties faced by Mark however, were the ones that gave a depth of understanding to the processes written about – particularly those symbolized at the spring equinox, in which the individual’s struggle against darkness is part of their spiritual transformation. That’s the unique thing about this book – it’s not a historical compendium, but a rare synthesis of spirituality based on the actual experience of it. Mark’s firsthand knowledge of the process of awakening is what enabled the research to all fall into place.

I was often stunned as I researched to find something he said then appearing almost word for word in the next sacred text I stumbled upon; likewise after creating a ceremony for the winter solstice, Mark then found the record of an ancient Egyptian ceremony used for the same occasion that was almost exactly the same. Suddenly the world’s sacred texts that had been obscured in the fogginess of incomprehension started coming sharply into focus.

By going beyond all religious dogma to the heart of the very principles of life and creation that are written in the stars and creation itself, we could then begin to see these principles Mark has experienced appearing, as if veiled within the mists of time, suddenly becoming visible within the myriad of symbols and expressions of the sacred teachings of the ancients. It was like breaking a code which unlocked passage after passage, and even the very designs of their ancient sites. This knowledge is so remarkable – it has the power to explain the religions of the world. It even has the power to give us the common spiritual understanding with which to converse with other beings throughout the universe.

Many of the ancient texts quoted are hardly recognized in the mainstream; and most stick to the texts of their own religion whilst rejecting those of another. Many of them I had no knowledge of when we started work on this. Perhaps with a new understanding of the universal principles they were based on, they can become relevant again to humanity in a completely revitalized and practical way, and for some finally shattering the confines of the exclusivity of their religious beliefs.

We are consciousness connected intrinsically to the cosmos and it’s about time we got back in touch. The eBook will be released very soon; I’ll post an update when it’s available.


By |2018-06-30T13:04:31+00:00July 19th, 2013|news|37 Comments

About the Author:

Lara Atwood is a researcher and practitioner of the native, indigenous Indo-European religion of her ancient ancestors, which is a branch of the ancient Religion of the Sun. She runs the YouTube channel SakroSawel and the website sakrosawel.com ("sakro sawel" means "sacred sun" in Proto-Indo European). Writing alongside her husband Mark, she helped co-author the book The Path of the Spiritual Sun.


  1. Julian Kingman August 6, 2013 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    So glad to see the ebook available, I can’t wait to study it and take my understanding further. The message from Belsebuub regarding the book was quite meaningful to me, it helps me understand how alive and dynamic the study of esoteric knowledge is, and how learning is everywhere.

    • Lara Atwood August 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm - Reply

      Hi Julian,

      Actually the Return to Source book is just a starter 🙂 It was just a recent idea we had to make an article here on the site a book. It actually turned out nice in a way to have just something short. It’s just been added to Goodreads. I haven’t even had time to blog about it yet to let people know it is out; I just had enough time to put it in on the site.

      The book which complies all the material we’ve put together on the solstices and equinoxes is going to be released as a separate book, which will be much, much bigger. We just put the finishing touches on it today; the next step is formatting it as an eBook. The cover design is also being worked on at the moment. Hopefully it will be out in the next week or so.

      • Julian Kingman August 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm - Reply

        Cool, a bonus! Thanks. I hope it all goes well, and look forward to the release.

        • David August 8, 2013 at 9:03 am - Reply

          Thanks Lara, really looking forward to it! Return to the Source has been a really good read so far!

  2. Patricia A. August 6, 2013 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    A sincere and heartfelt thank you to Belsebuub and Lara for all your hard work and efforts to bring the free ebook Return to the Source to all of us, especially at such cumbersome times.

  3. Lucia July 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    I would like to join the others to thank you so much for bringing these ceremonies and the spiritual significance of the Sun to our attention. As others mentioned here, I also feel different during the day if I watch the sunset or sunrise. This giant ball of fire and light seems to speak to me in a hidden way, giving me the spiritual strength and opening my heart to inspiration. It is amazing how the teachings can come to us in this way, without the text or books.
    Your efforts to tap into the spirit of universal esoteric teachings is amazing too. How beautiful it would be if we could join more advanced beings from other planets in Universal spirituality, even though we are just babes here on Earth. 🙂 Wishing you all the strength!

  4. Hrvoje July 26, 2013 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Thanks a lot to both of you for your continuous work despite all the difficulties. Reading about this ancient ceremonies and putting them to practice has gave me some interesting insights. Some memories from it give the sense of what you said: “We are consciousness connected intrinsically to the cosmos …”

    I also look forward to the book. Thanks again.

  5. Priya July 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Thank you Lara and Belsebuub for the information you have uncovered, I am looking forward to the e-book.

    I also wanted to thank you Lara for sharing this article about the process you went through when researching and writing about the solstice and equinox, and the power of the knowledge uncovered and its potential. I too wish to help be part of uncovering truth in the world, and after reading what you wrote and reflecting on my own experiences researching and writing for this aim, I really understood how it’s within the very process of writing and what happens that you learn and uncover what you need to bring forward in the written word.

    Until you actually start, the unknown remains unknown, and when you take that step into the unknown to begin to uncover things, then what you are doing starts to take shape, and you get insight and understanding into what you need to do next. I have made the mistake before of spending too much time hovering around the start line, thinking of all the ‘what ifs’ and being daunted by the unknown. But once I’ve taken the plunge into it, then I’m surprised and humbled by the amount of strength and insight I’ve been given and amazed at what I’m able to achieve — no way would I have imagined what the outcome would have been before I started. And obviously the more important the information you uncover is, the more profound the effects are not just for you but for the entire world, like the practices of the solstices and equinoxes that you and Belsebuub have written about.

    It really is in the very events of life that you learn, and researching and writing is no exception. Many thanks again for sharing this news and the remarkable details of the process of its creation.

  6. […] Writing this has been a journey in itself ‚Äì both in terms of the circumstances it was written under, and in the process of unearthing what has today become a lost and cryptic knowledge. The circumstances we wrote this under …  […]

  7. Gabrielle July 26, 2013 at 3:08 am - Reply

    I look forward to the new eBook. I have also found the articles on these topics very inspiring and helpful. They are so uniquely valuable. Thanks very much for your great efforts and perseverance to get these to humanity.

  8. Craig July 25, 2013 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    Thank you Lara and Belsebuub for revitalising ancient knowledge for a modern audience. I look forward to reading it.

    A recent holiday to various remote stone circle sites in northern UK showed me clearly how important the seasons and the movement of the sun were to our ancient forefathers. The articles on this website about the solctice and equinox helped me greatly in appreciating the old monuments.

  9. Alexandros July 25, 2013 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Your work upon this ebook is very inspiring, gives to someone strength and a boost to go forward in his personal path. Personally, your way of searching and learning is inspiring 🙂
    It is a big help to see the love that you give to this ebook, your love to humanity.

    Thank you very much for putting all this secret things to surface for us, so generously

  10. Christos July 22, 2013 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    After reading and practicing all the ceremonies you have mentioned in your articles, together with articles that put into perspective the Work required to reach Enlightenment and how it relates to creation I feel that I have connected more with all the ancient sacred sites, texts and people that were connected with Divinity in the past.

    It was also your articles about the significance of the solstices and equinoxes that helped me appreciate opposition and learn to use it for my benefit. I feel that the more I reflect on the meaning of these events the closer I come to the spiritual inside of me. Understanding more that if I want the light I need to defeat darkness and not ignore or hide from it.

    I admire your dedication and courage that enabled you to acquire and share this knowledge with everyone.
    I hope many people will read this new ebook and connect with its message.

  11. Justin July 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    It’s great to hear this is on the way, and thank you both for the efforts to unearth and publish this information, especially under such difficult circumstances.

    These circumstances are themselves an inspiring example of these ancient teachings in action — the struggle for the light against the darkness.

    Feels very fortunate we can now have access to this ancient information which has been lost or obscured for so long, presented in a clear format that is accessible to any person.

  12. Matthew July 22, 2013 at 7:19 am - Reply

    Thanks for bringing all this information to light, in spite of everything. It will be great to have all the information in one book. It will also be a really good resource for anyone interested in ancient sacred sites and ceremonies. Hopefully they will come across it and read it, and then get a deeper understanding into the potential this knowledge holds for their own lives, and realise how they can go beyond an interest in ancient wisdom into a personal spiritual journey.

    If people in the world had more personal spiritual experience behind them, I think there would be much more appreciation for the knowledge you and Belsebuub have uncovered. In my own case, I have seen that I am able to connect on a personal level much more deeply with the autumn equinox ceremony and information than for the other three. I feel this is because it deals with things I can relate to more, particulary how the Divine Mother helps you to overcome darkness within. Because I have living experience of attempting to put that into practice in my life, and because I know from that experiece that the Divine Mother does truly help you overcome darkness, and because I have seen that darkness within myself and the need for change, it made the ceremony more alive for me and the feeling I had in it was quite profound. So that ceremony is dealing with something that is not just a theory to me, but something I can relate to on some level from my own life experience.

    That’s not to say I haven’t benefited from the rest of the ceremonies and research, but I have not been able to connect as deeply with them as with the Autumn equinox. I feel this is because they deal with advanced stages in the spiritual work which are generally beyond my personal experience. (Hopefully that won’t be the case forever!) But knowing what is up ahead if you do progress is of course vitally important for anyone attempting to reach enlightenment.

    It seems to me though that if people coming across this information for the first time lack experience in their own lives about any of this, it may be difficult for them to appreciate this information beyond an intellectual level, since they may be unable to relate or connect the information and ceremonies to their own lives. For those of us intersted in awakening, I think that guiding people in how they can gain experience in their own lives of the things the ceremonies represent and show (in conjunction with increasing our own level of experience) will be important in enabling people to grasp the significance and value of the ceremonies themselves, and partaking in them.

    • Julian Kingman July 23, 2013 at 4:10 am - Reply

      I’ve felt that the autumn equinox is very relevant to me as well, really powerful. I’m looking forward to this year’s.
      This summer solstice, though, I had this connection with the fire, this instantaneous understanding about it that was quite incredible. I can’t fathom anything about the birth, resurrection or ascension, but I feel like for most of the ceremonies, there has been some element in it that struck a chord, that brought some sort of learning or understanding.
      In all the cases, though, when I’ve put a lot of effort or sacrifice into the preparations, that’s when I really got a sense of the ceremonies and their purpose, with regards to the inner work to change. I hope that can be a focus for people again sometime soon.

  13. Julian Kingman July 21, 2013 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Thank you Lara and Belsebuub. I was just considering printing out the articles related to the ceremonies for myself, and binding it into a book, now I won’t have to.

    I really hope that more people, especially all of us already interested, can go deeper with the worship of the sun. The ceremonies in particular have been amazing, conveying information and teachings through the preparations, symbolism, mantras, and ceremonies that has given me understanding in my life. The summer solstice ceremony this year, in particular, felt like an astral experience. Since the summer solstice (N. hemisphere), Michelle and I have been watching every sunrise and sunset. It makes a big difference to my day.

    One time in a friend’s living room, I saw the sun come in through the curtains, and had this feeling or sense of how life could be, where everyone, even whole families, would greet the sun at the solstices and equinoxes, and could know about, value and pursue the spiritual. It was a beautiful moment.

    Thanks again for all you’ve done, I’m sure the content of the book is most profound for you two, having gone through a difficult time yourselves.

    -Julian K

    • Layla July 22, 2013 at 3:57 am - Reply

      Julian, I recently had a very similar sense and feeling when I was watching the sun rise in the park near my home. If two people from different parts of the world and at different times captured the same feeling, then how true this statement by Lara: “”It even has the power to give us the common spiritual understanding with which to converse with other beings throughout the universe.”

      • Julian Kingman July 23, 2013 at 3:58 am - Reply

        That’s really cool.

  14. Michelle July 21, 2013 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    It is amazing that you have been able to do this considering the circumstance that you have been under! Thank you for working so hard to help humanity in spite of everything you have had to endure and in spite of the lack of interest that seems to be out there. Personally, I am very excited to read this ebook, as everything you have been posting about the equinoxes and solstices have been so helpful to me. I had no idea how similar the various traditions were until reading about them here. Thank you so much, We are really looking forward to it, I have been studying the articles here and each time gain more understanding about these seasons and ceremonies. I truly hope this ebook expands the reach of this information to many more people around the world.

  15. Vida July 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Wow. It sounds like quite an incredible adventure to bring forth this ancient knowledge and connection. It’s troubling to hear it was so difficult, no one should have to live like that. Knowing that makes me appreciate even more the value of the material being brought to the world since it sounds like it would have been very difficult to live normally in general, let alone trying to investigate and collect this deeply esoteric information. Thank you both very much for all of your efforts with these new books and just in general, with this website, helping bring this incredible information to humanity. I sincerely hope more people will benefit and take up their own investigations since I’ve seen in my own life how this connection with the cosmos is quite profound. Again, thank you very, very much.

  16. Layla July 21, 2013 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    This is a real win for humanity!

    Unveiling, unearthing, and bringing this information from its very source has given me an incredible opportunity to connect with the cosmos through the very core of what’s within me and within all of us – consciousness.

    What’s so powerful about this for me, is that it came to be through consciousness, and the fight for the light against the opposition of darkness revealed it. It shows the magnificent potential and strength of consciousness when it is pursued for the benefit of all.

    I hope that as more people realise that they are consciousness and discover their conscious potential and empower it through conscious living this information will become an invaluable map for their spiritual journey.

    I think that as an ebook more people will be diving into the experience of the solstices and equinoxes.

    Thank you and Belsebuub so much for all the years of research and exploration, I really can’t wait!

  17. richard July 21, 2013 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Thats great news about the e book cant wait to read it.

    Much appreciate for all your efforts to help to bring this information to us all, each new article brings a greater understanding into the meaning of these spiritual events and to also have the opportunity to experience a ceremony was fantastic thanks you

  18. David A July 21, 2013 at 7:50 am - Reply

    I am really looking forward to this ebook!

    The understanding and experience of the solstices and equinoxes has been like a little seed inside that has started to grow and was fed with each new article and chance to participate in a solstice / equinox ceremony. Being able to celebrate the journey of the Sun through the year and it’s significance for our own spiritual journey has really enlivened my understanding of life, the spiritual work and the interconnectedness of everything.

    I feel very grateful to you and Belsebuub for this information and opportunity as it feels like your articles have opened the door into the experience of an eternal stream of spirituality that was previously closed to me, as the information about the solstices / equinoxes I’d previously come across had been quite inaccessible.

    Thank you for persisting through such dark times in order to bring us such light!

  19. Roy S July 20, 2013 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    I often was amazed by the articles put up on the solstices and equinoxes. The information on the celebrations and also the references to the various sacred texts and sites seemed all to link up and slit into place. I’m very thankful for both of your continues effects and putting this information out there.

    Looking at the circumstances you wrote the articles under I can see how they have helped to gave the story and your own understanding dept. I’m sure people coming across this book will get a hint of this. I’m looking forward to see the ebook published soon.

  20. Patricia A. July 20, 2013 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Thank you both for all your efforts, struggles and perseverance in putting together this book of invaluable information while opposing and difficult forces were working against you. I am looking forward to reading more about the principles of life and creation and their cosmic connections and hope use it to gain a better understanding of my own personal spiritual journey.

  21. Cliff July 20, 2013 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Thanks Lara and Belsebuub. I’m saddened by what you have had to endure in order to create this work for others. I truly hope we can reach the standard required, putting the information into practice, to bring this ancient knowledge to life.

  22. Andrew July 20, 2013 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Thank you for your efforts! Both of you! The all encompassing and unifying nature of this upcoming book will be a wonderful synthesis to demonstrate universal nature of spiritual transformation. I hope all those looking for it in this world are able to find it. I look forward to it!

  23. David N July 20, 2013 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Look forward to the release 🙂

  24. Geraldine July 20, 2013 at 8:03 am - Reply

    The wealth of knowledge confined in the articles on the subject has been quite amazing, it is hard to realise and comprehend the circumstances under which they were written, what you went through, as it was very much indeed terrible and a very dark time. I just cannot imagine what it was like to live the way you have been pushed to live.

    It feels so very little to say this, but thank you so much for giving us access through your work to this incredible gift.. It is very humbling and very inspiring to realise how perseverance, endurance, and faith are capable of bringing so much knowledge forward, how pushing through all of this opposition gave such a result.

  25. Jenny July 20, 2013 at 5:19 am - Reply

    Thanks for writing this blog. It’s given me a nice glimpse into your personal experiences unearthing all this information and creating these articles and ceremonies. The circumstances in which you both unearthed and created all this in is pretty astounding. The attacks on you both were just awful. It’s inspiring to read that it gave part to your active learning and experience with the universal processes you both were writing about.

    I also thank you both for your efforts in unearthing all this. Learning about and experiencing the solstices and equinoxes and these principles of life have brought a new understanding and depth to my own personal spiritual journey. Can’t wait for the eBook!

  26. Christy July 20, 2013 at 4:02 am - Reply

    It’s incredible how these ceremonies have been brought forth for the modern day and how you both were able to do so under such difficult circumstances. I find it amazing that through research and ancient texts, you bith have discovered that these ceremonies had existed long ago but were lost until recently. What is even more amazing is that you had discovered this information after Belsebuub had talked about it hidden away in sacred texts of the world.
    Thank you Lara and Belsebuub both for bringing all of this information forward and making it available and understandable for the modern era.

  27. Vadim July 19, 2013 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Great news and thank you so much for your efforts! The articles about a spiritual meaning behind solstices and equinoxes seemed to be valuable for my inner work, I especially appreciated attempting to experience those mysteries beyond the intellect through actually reviving ancient sacred ceremonies. Looking forward to the book…

  28. Mike July 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Wow, this is exciting! I didn’t know about this book at all. I love surprises 🙂 Can’t wait to download it 🙂

    These solstice and equinox ceremonies have been so powerful for me, and the group of mystic friends I’ve shared them with. I hope that through the book, many more around the world can benefit from this deep knowledge of the Sun!

    Many thanks to Belsebuub and Lara for bringing this incredible knowledge to us!

  29. Karim July 19, 2013 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    I think it’s a great idea to put all that valuable information spread across the solstice/equinox articles into one book! I think it’s definitely going to be more accessible that way for people.

    They contain such a wealth of information. Learning about the universal Sun spirituality common in ancient sites and structures around the world has been really eye-opening.
    Yet learning about the deeper meaning of the four times of the year and trying to get in tune with them by doing practicing ceremonies, and by chanting relevant mantras, has truly been an amazing learning. Thanks so much for this. I hope many more people can know about it by studying this e-book and applying its teachings to life.

    What you describe about breaking a hidden code/language and thereby understanding ancient texts and buildings designs reminds me of trying to interpret our dreams. We get shown something in a symbolic way that feels very important, and we wish to understand it. It would be convenient if someone simply tells us what it means. But aside from knowing the meaning of any particular dream, I think it’s also vital for each of us to gradually learn this symbolic universal language.

    “…particularly those symbolized at the spring equinox, in which the individual’s struggle against darkness is part of their spiritual transformation”

    For me this principle has been such a key in learning, this struggle, this inner displacement is what makes the consciousness stronger and stronger by utilising opposition and difficulties. I’ve found that applying this principle in my life has helped change my approach to difficulties, internally and externally.

  30. Jenny July 19, 2013 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    That’s great to hear. The information you’ve brought forth about cosmic processes and their connection to the journey of the spirit is very special and I found it very valuable. It’s incredible to think that all of this has been uncovered and collated for others under such difficult circumstances. Thank you!

    I thought what you said about the sacred texts that are ignored nowadays is very interesting. I’ve been interested in exploring ancient texts and manuscripts for a while now, and it never ceases to amaze me that so many valuable teachings are never even mentioned in society or worse yet are intentionally obscured or somehow debased. I truly believe many of these texts can have a way of breaking through illusions, igniting the search for truth, and ultimately bringing the focus back to the individual’s journey. I hope bringing more of them to light will help to resurface public interest in them.

  31. Deano July 19, 2013 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Awesome. Looking forward to it and thanks for the amazing efforts to bring this to people, especially in light of very difficult circumstances.

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