EXPLORING THE ANCIENT CELEBRATION OF THE SUN
Ancient religions across the world share remarkable similarities. Above all, many venerated the sun as the greatest source of light and highest symbol of divinity.
Hundreds, if not thousands of ancient sites were built for the worship of the sun, and were aligned to the sun's yearly transitions at the solstices and equinoxes--including the most famous in the world, such as the Great Pyramid of Egypt, Stonehenge, and the statues of Easter Island. These transitions of the sun were celebrated by numerous ancient peoples and billions still hold their religious celebrations on them today, such as at Christmas.
This book interprets the deeper, spiritual meaning of the ancient sites, symbols, and traditions connected to the solstices and equinoxes using hundreds of illustrations, excerpts from sacred texts, and in-depth descriptions of ancient sites--presented in an easy-to-read, informative, and comprehensive way.
It makes a compelling case for the existence of an ancient religion of the sun that spread around the globe in prehistory, and reconstructs its central tenets using detailed evidence--also providing ceremonies based on ancient traditions to reconnect with it today.
Ancient Solstice links the ancient past with the movements of the cosmos and ourselves to show that these cultures, which seem so mysterious to our modern civilization, possessed a great understanding of the spiritual nature of the universe and our place in it.
Whatever your spiritual path, this book may be of value, and is recommended for students of comparative religion, those interested in the possibility of lost civilizations in prehistory, and those looking to reconnect with pagan or indigenous spiritual traditions.