guardian of the sun

Guardian of the Sun and the Soul

“The leader of ancient Persian civilization, who was sent by the guardian of the Sun oracle to the people under consideration, maybe designated by the same name ad the historical Zarathustra, or Zoroaster. …

“The impulse which Zoroaster had to give to his people was to show them that the physical world is not merely lifeless material, devoid of spirit, which it appears to a man who gives himself up exclusively to the influence of the Luciferian being. To this being man owes his personal independence and sense of freedom; but it should work within him in harmony with the opposite spiritual being. With the pre-historic Persians it was a question of keeping alive the sense of this last-name spiritual being. Through their inclination toward the physical sense world they ran the risk of complete amalgamation with the Luciferian beings. Now Zoroaster, through the guardian of the Sun oracle, had received an initiation that enabled him to receive the revelations of the great Sun-Spirits. In particular, states of consciousness, brought about by his training, he was able to see the Regent of the Sun-spirits, who had taken under his protection the human etheric body.” ~Rudolf Steiner

Guardian of the Sun Oracle

Who was the guardian of the Sun oracle, and who was the Sun oracle? Steiner doesn’t say, at least not in the section of his book I am quoting above. I can, however, give a general answer to those questions. The Sun oracle is the Spiritual Sun, or more accurately, the presence of a God Consciousness in the Spiritual Sun. The guardian would have been a high priest or leader of a mystery school of the time. This means that there have been a number of sun guardians at different times and in different places.

The Physical World

One of the secrets that the guardian of the Sun oracle protected was that the physical world and the spiritual world are not separate. While they are different dimensions and different levels of consciousness, they also overlap in area. They have portals connecting them. But not only do physical beings in the physical world have a physical body, but they also have a spirit or spiritual body. This is true of all physical beings. The spirit may be weak and suppressed, but it is there. It may be dormant, as it is in nearly all humans, but it can be awakened. Continue reading “Guardian of the Sun and the Soul”

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Lion and Sun Spiritual Allegory

Lion and Sun Allegory

“The lion is the king of the animal family and, like the head of each kingdom, is sacred to the sun, whose rays are symbolized by the lion’s shaggy mane. The allegories perpetuated by the Mysteries (such as the one to the effect that the lion opens the secret book) signify that the solar power opens the seed pods, releasing the spiritual life within. There was also a curious belief among the ancients that the lion sleeps with one eye open, and for this reason the animal was was chosen as a symbol of vigilance. The figure of a lion placed on either side of doors and gateways is an emblem of divine guardianship. King Solomon was often symbolized as a lion. For ages the feline family has been regarded with peculiar veneration. In several of the Mysteries—most notably the Egyptian—the priests wore the skins of lions, tigers, panthers, pumas, or leopards. Hercules and Samson (both solar symbols) slew the lion of the constellation of Leo and robed themselves in his skin, thus signifying that they represented th sun itself when at the summit of the celestial arch. …

“The Egyptians paid homage to the cat, especially when its fur was of three shades or its eyes of different colors. To the priests the cat was symbolic of the magnetic forces of Nature. … The cat was also a symbol of eternity.” ~Manly P. Hall

Lion is the King

There are many today who deny or debate that the lion is the king of the animals. From a story on BBC Earth, “Despite what Disney’s classic movie would have you believe, prides don’t have a Mufasa or Simba in charge of all other lions (or all other African animals for that matter). Rather than a king or queen, lions live in a egalitarian society without ranking.” But they later add in the same article, “The lion’s other title of ‘King of beasts’ won’t be disputed here. If you’d like to challenge it, please take the matter up with your nearest lion.” Others say the lioness bosses the lion around all the time, so she is more a queen than he is a king. Be that as it may, the concept of the lion as the king of beasts was believed by most of the ancients, so the symbolism of lions is that of a king.

Sacred to the Sun

I think the lion was more than sacred to the sun. It was a symbol of the sun, or more specifically, the Spiritual Sun. As Hall notes, the lion’s shaggy main resembles the rays of the sun. It is not the sun as a physical body that the Mystery and Spiritual schools of the ancients cared about, but the Light or Rays of the spiritual Sun, so anything that symbolized those Rays would be sacred to them. This doesn’t mean that they worshipped lions anymore than it means that they worshipped the Spiritual Sun. They say the Spiritual Sun as a source of God’s Light, and the lion as a symbol of that sun, nothing more.

Opens the Seed

The light of the physical sun opens the seeds of plants and gives them the energy to grow. This is also another spiritual allegory when looked at on a different level. As the physical sun “awakens” those seeds, the Spiritual Sun awakens our spirits and souls. So as the lion is a symbol of that Sun, the lion and sun together represent a spiritual awakening. So the Mystery schools sometimes used the lion and sun together as a symbol of spiritual awakening and development.

Lion Gateways

A Lion Gate in Greece

Lion gateways on temples and mystery schools were common in the past. In fact, the symbol is still used, though rarely understood.

A modern Lion Gate on a bridge in Canada.

It has a physical manifestation and a spiritual one. Here is another quote, this one from the website Sage Goddess, “Are you familiar with Lion’s Gate? Every year, on August 8, the brightest star in the sky, Sirius, rises above the eastern horizon, opening what is known as the Lion’s Gate – a portal through which tremendous star energy is activated and sent to Earth.” So the Lion and sun are used on gates to indicate that they are portals to spiritual learning or portals to spiritual energy. Libraries often have a lion gate in front, indicating that the lion is a traditional portal to learning. When you combine the lion and sun, it represents spiritual learning.

The Other Side of the Lion

If you read my blog regularly, this post may seem to contradict this earlier one, where the lion and dragon represent the Devil and demons. That is a contradiction, but such contradictions existed throughout the ancient world, and even in different Mystery schools. The same thing could symbolize good in one case, evil in another. We see that, especially in snake or serpent stories. But just as there are evil humans and good ones, there can be a good lion and sun symbol, and an evil lion and moon, or a lion and dragon symbol. Different people choose the same thing to symbolize something different. We should concentrate on the lion and sun symbol as representing spiritual growth using the Light of the Spiritual Sun.

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God in the Sun of Life

God in the Sun of Life and Truth

God In the Sun of Life

“No matter in which phase of life one may be, young, adult, old, rich, poor, educated, or ignorant, they must be awakened. Who must awaken them? God must. Why? Because God is the Sun of Life. When this Sun awakens man, it will open his eyes, so that he may see and understand the world correctly ad work in it.

“If you warm yourself on heat produced by wood, or on heat produced by coal, the effect on you in the two cases will be different. If you are sensitive, when you burn coal you will pass through all the stages it has passed; when you burn wood, you will experience the stages the oaks have passed through and feel them like living beings. The black color of the coal will produce quite a different effect on you from that which burning wood will. Contemporary culture must rid itself of the use of coal. That is why the future scientists must harness solar energy. We must provide for ourselves heat from the Sun. When we reach the stage of utilizing solar heat and energy, we shall be the cultured people humanity is expecting. At the present stage we cannot be called cultured people.” ~Biensa Douno

Must Awaken

Yes, we must all “Awaken”, but few even understand what that means. I’ve covered spiritual awakening on this blog and on the Cosolargy blog in depth, so I’ll just cover it briefly here. Simply becoming aware that matter is not all that exists and the world of materialists is a failed paradigm is not a spiritual awakening. It is the first step of awakening, but many other steps must follow it. Only when the dormant soul has been awakened from its coma-like sleep can we say that we are truly awakened. But all of us must awaken if we are to gain eternal life in the spirit. It isn’t something just for monks and fanatics. All must awaken sooner or later, so it is best to choose sooner.

God Must Awaken

Douno is correct in saying that only God can truly awaken our dormant spiritual faculties. This doesn’t mean that you are going to get a personal visitation from God, Christ, or even one of the Angels. What Douno is referring to when he writes of God in the Sun of Life is that God has put his Presence, His Grace into the spiritual sun making it the Sun of Righteousness predicted to come in the End Times. That special Light from God flows to us from the Spiritual Sun, the Sun of Life, but it doesn’t do much unless we seek it and accept it into us. So God doesn’t directly awaken each of us, but He sends a special Spiritual Light into the Sun of Life to do that job. Continue reading “God in the Sun of Life and Truth”

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Well-Disposed Sun of Immense Energy

A Well-Disposed Sun

“The Sun is not a hot body, but a body of immense energy. I am not to discuss the inner aspect of that energy, to explain how it was developed and so on. … It is obvious that the Sun is well disposed to us from the energy it sends to the Earth, from the gifts which it prepares every day for us, because life is impossible without this energy. The solar energy is alive, conscious. If we start thinking about the Sun in that way, we shall be able to receive its energy and it will produce a consciousness and proper process of growth in us.

“What is the most important thing behind the Sun? The sunlight and warmth which created light thoughts and lofty feelings in a man. Behind the sunlight is one great, powerful hand which the people don’t see.

“You will have to study light and its influence upon your organism; you will study the influence of colors, of the living centers. Take the light of the Sun. Every day at certain hours of the day, at noon and even more in the morning, there come certain waves from the Sun which bring with them positive thoughts, intelligent thoughts. …

“No matter in what phase of life one may be be, young, adult, old, rich, poor, educated, or ignorant, they must be awakened. Who must awaken them? God must. Why? Because God is the Sun of Life.” ~Biensa Douno

The Immense Energy of the Sun

I think all of us are aware that the sun is a source of great energy. When speaking of the physical sun, we know that some of that energy is good for us, while other frequencies are harmful. But it actually is a well-disposed sun in that most of that energy is beneficial.

There has been some confusion about that in recent decades due to members of the medical community foolishly scaring us with tales of the sun trying to destroy us with harmful radiation, and advising people to hide in the dark as much as possible. The result of listening to this advice is that many now suffer from vitamin D deficiency, and we are learning that vitamin D is far more important than previously believed. Of course, the same foolish doctors say we should get vitamin D from pills, not through the natural process of sun exposure that has worked for man for millions of years. Continue reading “Well-Disposed Sun of Immense Energy”

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