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Solar Relationship of Man with the Spiritual Sun

“We will make an experiment with the sunlight. Let it speak to you: music is hidden within. No harmony of tones more sublime exists than that which emanates from the vibrations f the rays of the Sun.

“When you want to benefit from the energies of nature, receive them directly from the source and not indirectly. For instance, when you want to use the solar energy, go out and receive it directly from its source and not through glasses and lenses.

“Love as the Sun loves. When it rises, it sends forth light for all living things—ugly and beautiful, small and great.

“The heart of the solar system is the Sun. The rhythmical movements of blood in the human heart is determined by the rhythmical waves of the Sun. Therefore, when the heart of man functions improperly, this is a symptom that he has violated is relationship to the Sun.” ~Biensa Douno

Listen to the Sun

Yes, the sun will speak to you. Or more accurately, something within the sun will speak to you. That something is the spiritual light that comes from God, down to the spiritual sun, and then to us. We have a strong solar relationship. But few of us turn to the sun. As to whether or not it sounds like music, I think that is open to interpretation. Douno probably meant that statement allegorically. That is to say, he meant it is like music in that it is pleasant and makes one feel joyful. Our solar relationship is one of joy and pleasant sounds and scents. Continue reading “Solar Relationship of Man with the Spiritual Sun”

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Sun Evolution and Evolution of Earth

“In order to describe the further course of the Sun evolution, reference must be made to a fact in the formation of worlds which is of the greatest possible significance. It is this, —that by no means every being attains the goal of its evolution in the source of one epoch; there are some that fall short of the goal. …

“As organisms belonging o the evolving planet are left behind, so is it also with certain beings connected with that evolution. Through the process of evolution up to the moon period, different grades of such beings have already risen. There are the Sons of Personality who not even on the Sun have attained their human stage; but there are also others who have caught up with evolving humanity. …

“After a certain time we have a system of cosmic bodies the most advanced of which, as can easily be seen, must be called the New Sun. … It would take us much too far to follow up in detail all the celestial bodies that come into existence. It must suffice to have pointed out the reason why a succession of them arises by degrees from the undivided world-organism which appears as Saturn at the beginning of human evolution.” ~Rudolf Steiner

Sun Evolution

When Steiner talks about Sun evolution, he means a certain period which he labels the sun period. He labels others the Moon period and the Saturn period. These titles he assigns should not be taken literally. They are allegorical references to the type of evolution that occurred in that period.

But there is another kind of Sun evolution that is more significant. That is the evolution of the sun itself. To empirical science, there is but one sun that has always shined down on planet Earth and the rest of the solar system. It may undergo some changes, much like us aging, but it is still the same sun. Spiritual and Mystical orders say different. They say that there have been several epochs, usually five or six, which each has a different sun. You might think it is impossible for the sun to have been replaced several times. But you are thinking of the material sun. It is the spiritual sun that changes. Of course, when the spiritual sun changes, it affects the physical sun over time.

Exactly when each of these sun epochs began or ended is not important. What does matter is that we are now at the beginning of a new sun epoch. This means major changes. This is the age of the Sun of Righteousness that the prophet Malachi wrote about. Continue reading “Sun Evolution and Evolution of Earth”

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Shine With the Sun of Righteousness

“When the Lords of Wisdom begin to stream forth their etheric body, the Sun, previously dark, begins to shine. At the same time the first appearances of inner activity are seen in the human germ; life has begun. What had to be described as a semblance of life on Saturn now becomes actual life. The influx lasts for a certain time, at the end of which an import and change for the human germ sets in—that is to say, it organizes itself into two parts. Whereas up to this point the physical and etheric bodies formed an intimately connected whole, the physical body now begins to detach itself as a separate part. Yet even that separated physical body is still pervaded by the etheric body. Therefore we have now to do with a human being composed of two principles. One portion is a physical body permeated by an etheric body; the other is an etheric body and nothing else. This separation comes to pass, however, during a period of rest in the Sun life. During this pause the shining, which had begun to appear, dies away. The separation takes place during a ‘cosmic night,’ as it were.” ~Rudolf Steiner

Sun Begins to Shine

Wait a minute. Doesn’t the sun always shine? Yes and no. Steiner is not talking about the physical light of the physical sun. He is talking about the spiritual light of the spiritual sun. so what Steiner is saying in an allegorical way is that the sun doesn’t truly shine until it shines with the eternal light of spirit.

The spiritual sun has been shining for quite a long time, so exactly when it started to shine doesn’t really matter to us. What does matter is why it shines.

To Whom it May Concern

If we were purely material beings, it would not matter at all if the spiritual sun shines. But we are not purely material beings. We are just as much spiritual beings, if not more. And the plants and animals have spirits as well. And spirits are not nourished by the physical sun. They need the spiritual light of the spiritual sun.

The spiritual sun is not always the same. We are fortunate enough to be living in the time of a special version of the spiritual sun called the Sun of Righteousness. This is the sun the Old Testament prophet Malachi wrote about. It is brighter than the previous spiritual sun and continues to get brighter all the time. This sun can awaken the dormant spirits and souls or humans more easily than the previous sun. Still, we have to try if that is to happen to us. The sun is not going too pull us out of bed, shake us, and shout “Wake Up!” At us. It sends more subtle signals to us that are gradually waking up some of us. And as more and more of us are awakened, it becomes easier for others to follow.

Split Man

At the beginning of the fall into matter, Steiner says man split into two parts. One part being pure spirit, or what he calls “etheric”. The other part being almost pure matter, with only a bit of spirit left in it. This makes sense when we consider what we know about our energy centers. Each of our spiritual energy centers forms two centers on the psychic and physical levels of being.

Yet there are some who disagree with Steiner. They say that man, as a total, descended from spirit into matter. That prior to the fall, man had no matter in him at all. In fact, matter didn’t exist until the fall, when it was created by the error of the Demiurge. That seems to be more accurate to me. Perhaps Steiner meant his version to be more allegorical than literal.

Cosmic Night and a New Dawn

Steiner says this separation of man takes place during a period of darkness he labels the Cosmic Night. Of course, darkness here is a relative term and refers primarily to a lack of spiritual light. The physical sun still shines, but the spiritual sun is dim.

But as already noted, that time is over. The Sun of Righteousness has arrived and we are at the dawn of a new Golden Age. What happens next depends as much on us as on God and the angels. We can work hard to transform ourselves into more and more spiritual beings until we become pure spirits once again. God will help, of course, but He won’t do it for us. Because He gave us a certain degree of free will, we must make the decision to change and work at it. If we do this, Earth and everything on it will transform to spirit as well. If we don’t, we will fall even further into matter and be lost forever.

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Raiment of Light from Watching the Sunrise

“Every morning the Sun rises and beings from the invisible world ask you: ‘Did you read the page of the book fixed for today?’ The Sun is a book, and God writes something new in it every day.

“Light is a sign of love. When the sun shines on us that shows that God is sending us light. …

“Beautiful is the raiment of every living being who rises early before sunrise and works with love. If one does not rise early and does not work, he will be ordinary and poorly attired. All living beings are expected to do some work. The more conscious they are, the greater is the effort that they must apply. …

“When you want to benefit from the energies of nature, receive them directly from the source and not indirectly.” ~Biensa Douno

Sun Gazing at Sunrise

Sun-gazing (or sungazing) has become popular in recent years. In many cases, however, people are doing it without really knowing how or why. Most are gazing strictly at the physical sun. While that can have some benefits for the physical body and the brain-mind, It doesn’t really help the spirit and soul. To awaken and develop the spirit and soul requires gazing at the spiritual sun rather than the physical. Unfortunately, Douno rarely says that in his writings. He simply capitalizes “Sun” so you know he is not talking about the ordinary, physical sun. But if you don’t know why he is doing that, you might not understand his point.

Technically, sun gazing can be done at any time of the day. It is best, however, to do it at sunrise. That is when the frequencies of light are the most spiritual. The second best time is at sunset. So if you can’t always get up early to do it at sunrise, sunset is an acceptable alternative. But you should make sure that at least some of your sungazing is done at dawn. Too much evening sun will make your energies unbalanced and you may get angry or depressed. Continue reading “Raiment of Light from Watching the Sunrise”