Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Spiritual Meaning of the Summer Solstice & Aligned Sacred Sites

We found it very interesting that Fathers Day coincides with the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year and the veneration of the Sun. This type of alignment is very rare, and it seems to be suggestive of a major shift for humanity. 

In the post Divine Feminine in Distress - She is waiting for your Divine Masculine! | All human beings are divided into four general classes by Manly P. Hall we discussed the Natural Law aspect of mind control, detailing how our masculine aspect of consciousness is largely left unused in our modern age. The Sacred Masculine is the principle of right (correct) action, of self defense and conscious discernment, when left unused, leaves the Sacred Feminine open to manipulation by external control and domination; hence distressed.

This is exactly what has happened on Earth. Humanity is being dominated by tyrannical masculine governments and groups who suppress our desires to gain personal knowledge and self mastery, offering us benefits from Father Government; the price for which is dependence. But over the past decade, a tangible shift in humanity has provided the foundation for unifying these latent abilities of personal freedom, providing the basis for a global shift in consciousness. Could this be a type of synchronicity marker of transition? Has humanity finally had enough of the fraud that is daddy government destroying the planet and life as we know it?

The shift is inevitable, but since we have allowed our selves to be duped into giving up our sovereignty, only we can do the work of looking in the mirror and relearn what was forgotten.

In past ages of greater consciousness, this time of year was for taking action, making manifest the intentions developed from the previous period of germination; the preceding three months of Spring. Now more than ever our actions and deeds have a strong astrological charge, which we can use to our benefit of doing the inner work of seeking truth and acting within it.

You may also be interested in the Occult Meanings of Winter Solstice and Christmas | AstroTheology, Alchemy, Roman Solstice Practices, Occult Symbolism, Santa Claus, Reincarnation and Origins and Occult Symbolism of Easter | A Celebration of the Spring Equinox: Biblical Connections, Christian and Babylonian Traces.


Why You NEED To Understand the Occult | De-Mystifying the Occult Seminar - The Nature of Sacred Symbolism and Hidden Knowledge by Mark Passio

Magic and Ritual Decoded | The Science of Ritual Magic in Theory and Practice

The Theory and Practice of Alchemy - "it is the process of increasing and improving that which already exists"


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The summer solstice is a time to celebrate the light of consciousness within ourselves and within each and every person, and to reflect upon the potential for consciousness to awaken.

The progress of the sun throughout the year symbolizes the process of attaining enlightenment, and the summer solstice is the final climax of this journey as the day of most light in the year. It symbolizes the ascension found in many great spiritual teachings. At the spring equinox, the resurrection and return of the Son/sun to the Mother goddess is celebrated. Following this, the summer solstice symbolizes the return/ascension to the Great Father Spirit. It is a time to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness in the individual, and the return to wholeness in which the Son, Mother Goddess, and Father God become one great unified consciousness—a complete, whole, and powerful light that enlightens the individual.

The Druids, ancient Egyptians, Mayans, Essenes, Romans, and many others have aligned their sacred sites to the summer solstice and conducted ceremonies on this day. At the Great Pyramids of Egypt the summer solstice sun crowns the head of the Sphinx; the Druids celebrated the marriage of heaven and earth and the defeat of the dark god of the year just as the Egyptians celebrated the defeat of the dark god Seth by Horus, the sun; and in Rome the festival of Vestalia continued a Druid tradition of guarding the sacred fire.

Light is spiritual in its nature, and so the sun and stars have a spiritual significance that has its root in higher dimensions—in many ancient teachings they are described as the source of creation. The summer solstice is therefore a highly spiritual time. The summer solstice is described as the gate of ascent out of this world into the realm of spirit by both Krishna, in the famous text The Bhagavad Gita, and in the designs of the secret caves of Mithras.

The Spiritual Sun
In sacred texts and traditions around the world there are references to an ancient spiritual veneration of the sun – it can be found in Egypt, Mesoamerica, the beliefs of the Druids, in the esoteric texts of Christianity, the Eleusinian mysteries of ancient Greece, the esoteric schools of Mithraism originating in Persia and found underground in Rome, and in many other places around the world.

This is because the annual journey of the sun is symbolic of the journey of enlightenment. Ancient peoples expressed this wisdom according to their time and culture, yet their sacred teachings and symbols share many similarities because they are based on universal principles common to all life. This is why the Christ, the divine Son, or solar hero, was born at the winter solstice, and died and resurrected at the spring equinox in sacred myths throughout the world. This resurrection is followed by the ascension, which is represented by the summer solstice.

The summer solstice is described as the gate of ascent out of this world into the realm of spirit by both Krishna, in the famous text The Bhagavad Gita,
Now I will tell thee, O Arjuna, of the times which, if the mystics go forth, they do not return, and at which they go forth only to return. If knowing the Supreme Spirit the sage goes forth with fire and light, in the daytime, in the fortnight of the waxing moon and in the six months before the Northern summer solstice, he will attain the Supreme. But if he departs in gloom, at night, during the fortnight of the waning moon and in the six months before the Southern solstice [winter solstice], then he reaches but lunar light and he will be born again. These bright and dark paths out of the world have always existed. Whoso takes the former, returns not; he who chooses the latter, returns. The sage who knows this passes beyond all merit that comes from the study of the scriptures, from sacrifice, from austerities and charity, and reaches the Supreme Primeval Abode. 
~ Krishna, The Bhagavad Gita
and in the designs of the secret caves of Mithras:
“But this cave was adorned with the signs of the zodiac, Cancer and Capricorn. The summer and winter solstices were chiefly conspicuous, as the gates of souls descending into this life, or passing out of it in their ascent to the Gods; Cancer being the gate of descent, and Capricorn of ascent. These are the two avenues of the immortals passing up and down from earth to heaven, and from heaven to earth.” 
~ John P. Lundy, Monumental Christianity



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