The Heart – The Inner Sun


The Movie titled Time of the Sixth Sun was re-released online this week and I watched it again, although I have not viewed all the accompanying short videos that are being released each day after it. I find the ideas contained in it to be a bit scattered, and each of the guests who appear in it express diverse opinions that relate to whatever discipline they practice – they all agree that a new age is upon us, however the details of it are fairly sketchy.

They start out on the right track when, at about 11 to 13 minutes into the 1hr 50min movie, Dan Schreiber says (and I must paraphrase, this is not verbatim) The Sun is a living energetic being; the heart is like an internal Sun. He is followed immediately by Peruvian elder Jorge Luis Delgado who makes reference to Father Sun, telling us We can send the Sun’s energy to all the cells in our body – which are like little Suns – to awaken the body so you can experience the Light in you, the Light that you are.

The other guest I enjoyed hearing from was Drunvalo Melchizedek, whose work I have followed for many years, including his book Living in the Heart. At one point in the film he declares that the heart is a portal. I have written in other articles about how our Sun is also a portal, and that the golden orb we see in the sky has an unseen counterpart that is the source of our life energy. Philo of Alexandria called it The Sun of the Sun – Ancient Egyptian and Greek teachers said the Sun we see is just the physical form of a higher ‘Intelligible or Spiritual Sun.’

In the same way, people have always taken it for granted that there is an invisible counterpart to the human heart. When we talk about our ‘heart of hearts,’ or not ‘having the heart for something,’ or giving our heart away in love, we are not talking about the bodily organ that pumps blood around our system, are we? Note how often people point to their heart when referring to themselves. It corresponds to the notion of putting your ‘heart and soul’ into something.

The sketch at the top of this page is from the 17th century Hermetic philosopher Robert Fludd, who taught that the intelligible heart was in fact a ‘little Sun’ within the human being, connected to, and animated by, the great Sun we see in the sky. Fludd’s perception was informed by his medical training and firsthand understanding of human anatomy. He naturally compared the position of the Sun to the position of the heart after having observed that each object was located at the mathematical centre of their respective domains. It was on this assumption that Fludd conceived of the circulation of the blood – although it was his friend and colleague William Harvey who is credited as the first known physician to publicly describe this completely in detail.

In the past I have written articles about how the best way to absorb Sun-light is through the eyes, but lately I have had some adverse reaction to that from commentators on social media, and I respect that. You should not try Sun-gazing without the correct training and supervision (I always add that caveat, but it seems to get ignored). The good news is that we also absorb the Sun’s rays through our skin – in fact, that’s acknowledged as the best way to obtain vitamin D. You don’t need to get yourself sunburnt – just 20 minutes exposure around mid-morning on sunny days is advisable.

While we are receiving the Sun on the physical level, we are also benefitting from the Sun behind the Sun, i.e. its spiritual energy. It must be acknowledged that there is a right and a wrong way to receive the Sun’s Light, which is why I joined the organization known as Cosolargy – they teach the same techniques that were practiced in Ancient Egypt and South America. What I can say here is that the Sun should always be approached with respect in your heart, keeping in mind the words at the beginning of this article that it is a living energetic being.

Once this energy reaches your inner being, it may be circulated throughout your psychic self and your whole electromagnetic field, by means of the inner heart, that mini-Sun that lights you from within. When discussing these matters it is natural to consider the solar plexus, by virtue of its very name. This cluster is described as ‘solar’ because of its radiating nerve fibres and it follows that its energetic counterpart is also a centre for radiation, used by spiritual healers and light-workers. So, the inner heart receives and circulates the power of the Higher Sun, while the force centre located behind the solar plexus allows us to distribute and share it with those around us.

Today I was scouting around on the internet to compare what others have to say on the subject and found the diagram below on a website belonging to Padmacahaya, which is interesting as they go to some length to pinpoint the ‘location’ of the inner heart, so I will finish with that image as additional food for thought on the unseen centres of power.


Solar Fire and Ice

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The Climatic Effects of our Sun and its Brown Dwarf Companion

Among the many articles that landed in my in-box this week was a piece originally posted on the website of, speculating that the record number of days without sunspots this year (“spotless days”) predicts a Grand Solar Minimum that will lead into another mini-ice-age – to start in the 2030s and unfold over the ensuing decades.

Over the past few years I have been following this theory, and six months ago in issue #23 of my online magazine Australian Esoteric, I included a brief summary of some of my blogs on the matter, under the heading Insights into the Prediction of a Mini Ice Age. (I drew a lot of information from the Russian theoretical astrophysicist Valentina Zharkova, whose work is readily available on You-Tube). While such a scenario – already dubbed the Eddy Minimum (after the late John Allen “Jack” Eddy) – may well still eventuate, I have received some advice from scientist Jamal Shrair setting me straight on this.

Dr Shrair has reminded me that mainstream physicists do not understand that solar cycles depend on the external energy supply that the Sun receives. As soon as that extensive supply decreases, massive sunspots can be formed in just a matter of a few days – i.e. the “spotless” period could come to an end very suddenly. He stands by his claim that we should experience a destructive solar flare by next year (2020).

An important factor in understanding Jamal Shrair’s work is knowing that our Sun has a companion Brown Dwarf star, and some scientists have already referred to it over recent years by the name of Nemesis. As far as I can tell, it is probably also the celestial body that has been hailed by others as Planet X, coming in toward us from the Oort Cloud on the outer side of the Heliosphere. Brown Dwarfs are hard to see.

This should not surprise us – our closest neighbouring stars are binaries. The nearest to us is Alpha Centauri (4.3 light years away) which is a triple star system, and another close neighbour (at 8.7 light years away), Sirius – which is also the brightest in our sky – is a binary system. It is speculated that up to 85% of stars in the universe are in binary systems, with some in triple or even higher-multiple systems. Jamal Shrair looks at the big picture and notes that stars do not exist independently of one another, but rather in groups and clusters. He says that our Sun seems to be a ‘subpart’ of the Pleiades system.

So not only are our climate and geological events under the effect of our Sun, but also its companion Brown Dwarf. I asked Jamal Shrair when it might become visible to us here on Earth and he responded, “I believe it should be seen by space watchers by next year 2020, its impact on the earth and especially on the planets at the far end of the solar system is already obvious. However, when it gets near its orbital speed will increase and also, it becomes detectable. since it will start reflecting the light of the Sun.”

He goes on to point out that current science always measures the impacts of celestial bodies in terms of their gravitational impact, but in reality, the impacts are magnetic and, brown dwarfs – being very dense – possess very strong magnetic fields. He sees this as our biggest concern and says that as the Sun’s companion gets closer, the stress on Earth’s magnetic field will increase, resulting in huge geological and climate events – which are hard for us to imagine right now.

Another email to hit my in-box this week was an announcement by Theo van Dort about the re-release of the movie Time of the Sixth Sun on 6th November. Interested readers may want to Google that. The thing I really want to stress is, regardless of whether we experience a huge solar flare next year, or head into a mini-ice-age a decade from now, or both, it is time we understood that our Sun is not exactly the way it has been explained to us by mainstream science.

Regarding the ‘Sixth Sun’ concept – according to Wikipedia: “The term Five Suns in the context of creation myths, describes the doctrine of the Aztec and other Nahua peoples in which the present world was preceded by four other cycles of creation and destruction. […] the central tenet was that there had been four worlds, or “Suns”, before the present universe. These earlier worlds and their inhabitants had been created, then destroyed by the catastrophic action of leading deity figures. The present world is the fifth Sun, and the Aztec saw themselves as “the People of the Sun,” whose divine duty was to wage cosmic war in order to provide the sun with his tlaxcaltiliztli (nourishment). Without it, the Sun would disappear from the heavens.”

If the potential world upheavals concern you and you sense that our Sun is changing, I invite you to investigate the system of COSOLARGY and see if it resonates with you.

When the Sun Spins in the Sky

The crowds at Fátima wait for a miracle on Oct. 13, 1917.
(Image credit: Public domain)

Last Sunday was the anniversary of an event known as The Miracle of the Sun that occurred at Fatima, Portugal, a hundred-and-two years ago. Lest you think the event was isolated or insignificant, I would like to mention other cases of similar Solar Miracles that I have explored and written about in the past, including: Medjugorje in Bosnia; Georgia, USA; Misamis Oriental, Philippines.

My personal experience had led me to understand that, once you come to see the Sun is not a ball of fire in the sky, but an intelligent sphere of plasma having its origins in higher dimensions, you are able to establish a rapport with it if you wish. If you are not familiar with the four examples below, take a few minutes to read over the facts and see if you begin to sense there is more to the majestic Solar Orb than you’ve previously acknowledged.

The Miracle of the Sun occurred just after midday on Sunday 13th October 1917, witnessed by a large crowd gathered near Fátima, Portugal. Estimates of the number of people present range from 30,000 to 40,000 (by Avelino de Almeida, writing for the Portuguese newspaper O Século), up to 100,000 (estimated by Dr. Joseph Garrett, professor of natural sciences at the University of Coimbra), both of whom were present on that day, along with several newspaper reporters who took testimony from people who saw the extraordinary solar activity. The event was visible by onlookers up to 18 kilometres away, precluding the theory of a collective hallucination or mass hysteria, and Pope Pius XII himself witnessed the Miracle of the Sun from the Vatican gardens.

Of the very many vivid accounts recorded by the noted Father John De Marchi, here are a couple of examples:
The silver Sun, enveloped in the same gauzy grey light, was seen to whirl and turn in the circle of broken clouds … The light turned a beautiful blue, as if it had come through the stained-glass windows of a cathedral, and spread itself over the people who knelt with outstretched hands.” (By a reporter for the Lisbon newspaper O Dia).
As if like a bolt from the blue, the clouds were wrenched apart, and the Sun at its zenith appeared in all its splendour. It began to revolve vertiginously on its axis, like the most magnificent firewheel that could be imagined, taking on all the colours of the rainbow and sending forth multicoloured flashes of light, producing the most astounding effect. This sublime and incomparable spectacle, which was repeated three distinct times, lasted for about ten minutes.” (By priest Dr Manuel Formigão).

Medjugorje is a town located in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, close to the border of Croatia. On the 24th June 1981 the town experienced something akin to Fatima, with the Sun dancing in the sky and six children claiming to have received a message delivered from the Virgin Mary. The messages attributed to ‘Our Lady of Medjugorje’ have a strong following worldwide – they are still being received up to the present day, and a number of websites have recorded the messages.  The town has become one of the most popular pilgrimage sites for Catholics in the world and each year more than 1 million people visit. It is estimated that 30 million pilgrims have gone there since the 1981 event.

Many attendees have reported visual phenomena including the Sun spinning in the sky, flickering and strobing or changing colour, with figures such as hearts and crosses circling around the solar disc. A lot of witnesses say they are able to look directly at the shining orb without suffering eye damage. Jesuit Father Robert Faricy has written about his own experience of such phenomena, saying, “Yet I have seen rosaries which have changed colour, and I have looked directly at the Sun in Medjugorje and have seen it seem to spin and turn different colours. It would be easier to report that it is just hysteria except that I would then have to accuse myself of being hysterical, which I was not and am not.”
Many people have recorded the strange solar events on camera and their footage can be found on YouTube. Of course, there those who claim that the pictures have been tampered with, but then how do the images happen to concur with what thousands of eye-witnesses are saying they are seeing?

There is another case of similar occurrences in the town of Conyers, Georgia, USA, where according to a New York Times report in 1998, “Worshipers pray and sing, and aim their camcorders at the sky, hoping to record the flickering of the Sun or perhaps the opening of the door to heaven.”  At the centre of it all is a middle-aged mother, Nancy Fowler, and she – like others where such happenings occur – also claims to communicate with the Virgin Mary.

At noon on the thirteenth day of every month, thousands of people who have come from all parts of the world, gather at Conyers to watch the event. They report that the Sun becomes pure white light and that a smaller white disc sometimes circles it.  The solar disc also ‘blinks.’  It is said that on some occasions golden powder or rose petals fall from the sky.

Video of the solar phenomenon has been caught on camera and posted to YouTube – concurring with what witnesses say they actually see. Mrs Fowler says that Mary tells her to warn us about an impending war with China. Maybe that is the third mysterious secret of Fatima that has been hushed up by the Vatican?


The Divine Mercy Shrine, which is located in Divine Mercy Hills, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines is yet another prominent location where this occurs. At the initial gathering on what has become known as Divine Mercy Sunday, in April 2001, a rainbow first appeared over the head of statue of Jesus and along with an inexplicable phenomenon – more than 10,000 attendees witnessed an astonishing solar event that took place and continues to occur on subsequent Feast Days of the Divine Mercy. It is seen with the naked eye – the Sun’s changing forms and colour. The Sun is said to look like an opaque disk that is ‘spinning like a pinwheel in the sky.’ This miraculously claimed phenomenon is considered by the religious (Christian) Filipino population to be a ‘divine and supernatural manifestation.’

One website which incorporates a video of the event reports that, “The clouds broke, and from behind the mountains, the Sun came out as an opaque disc in the sky. The Sun danced, changed colours, spun like a pinwheel, and made a most sensational demonstration.”

I am uncertain why these events are often linked with the Virgin Mary – is it because of the Catholic predisposition of the host countries, or is something more going on? But it does demonstrate there is an interaction taking place between earthly mortals and the solar disc.

Source references for quotes and images in this blog may be found on my Solar Ancestor website, particularly about Fatima (here) and Bosnia, USA & Philippines (here).


Will the Sun Lash Out at Us?

I write a lot about the benefits of the Sun, and feel just a twinge of sadness as I must also acknowledge that, just like the reputation of the Hindu deity Shiva, our star may be thought of as both Creator and Destroyer. It has lashed out at our planet in the past by way of solar flares causing geomagnetic storms, and some believe we are due for another massive one.

Recently I have exchanged emails with Dr Jamal Shrair and acquired a copy of his book, Helical Universe. Dr Shrair has told me, “As I have indicated many times before, the Sun is now located in high energy region and approaching the most dense one, therefore, the chance for massive solar flare is almost certain and it is going to be a devastating one.” He later added, “A destructive solar flare is certain, and it will hit in the near future.” To clarify what he means by the near future, he posted elsewhere that it will happen “for sure if not this year then next year.”

It becomes clear when reading Jamal Shrair’s work that even as scientists make new discoveries, there is reluctance by them to discard certain outdated notions that have become ‘sacred’ to the mainstream – a point in question being the so-called speed of light. One example of the ‘helical nature’ of our universe is that photons of light travel in a helical path. Science has based its calculations of distances on light travelling in a straight line from the Sun to Earth. This being the case, Dr Shrair reasons that those little photons of light must actually be moving faster than previously thought – and the Sun itself must be considerably closer to us than the currently assumed 150 million kilometres.

As part of his explanations of how our whole solar system follows a helical trajectory through the galaxy, Jamal Shrair asserts that the Sun is the primary factor in climate changes taking place on Earth (just as it is on all the other planets in our solar system at the same time). He is not alone in saying this – it was expressed by Dr Alexey Dmitriev about 20 years ago in his work, The Planetophysical State of the Earth and Life, where he wrote that there is external energy coming from interstellar space, which produces ‘hybrid processes and excited energy states in the Sun’ (as well as all the planets). Dmitriev stated in 1998, “The climatic and biosphere processes here on Earth (through a tightly connected feedback system) are directly impacted by, and linked back to, the general overall transformational processes taking place in our Solar System. We must begin to organize our attention and thinking to understand that climatic changes on Earth are only one part, or link, in a whole chain of events taking place in our Heliosphere.”

Dmitriev later added, “The adaptive responses of the biosphere, and humanity, to these new conditions may lead to a total global revision of the range of species and life on Earth.”

My readers will probably already be aware of the Carrington Event of 1859 (if not, Google it). It was a massive solar flare that caused a lot of damage to the electrical and communications (telegraph) grid at the time. In today’s electrically dependent modern world, a similar scale solar storm would have catastrophic consequences. It would emit X-rays and ultraviolet light, which would interfere with electronics, as well as disrupting GPS satellites and blacking out radio communication on Earth. This would mean outages that would decommission everything from mobile phones and computers to automobiles and airplanes.

Such disturbances penetrate into the upper atmosphere (ionosphere) and cause auroras, which damage electrical power grids and can contribute to the erosion of oil and gas pipelines. (During a geomagnetic storm in 1989, for instance, Canada’s Hydro-Quebec power grid collapsed within 90 seconds, leaving millions without power). The cooling systems of nuclear power plants would also be compromised, causing them to release radioactivity into the environment, in Fukushima-type situations. A longer-term outage would likely include disruption of the transportation, communication, banking, and finance systems, as well as government services; the breakdown of the distribution of potable water owing to pump failure; and the loss of perishable foods and medications because of lack of refrigeration. Simply using a credit or debit card to pay for purchases in a store or at the gas pump requires a satellite transaction, the connection of which would no longer be possible.

In such a ‘solar explosion,’ a cloud of charged particles known as a coronal mass ejection (CME) would bump against Earth’s magnetic field and propel a burst of radiation into our atmosphere. Electric fluctuations at ground level could blow out transformers in power grids, leaving cities without power for weeks or months. There is a tendency these days to assess disasters in terms of money. For those who need to think in terms of currency to grasp the proportions of such a disaster, researchers in the U.S. reckon it would cost that country alone trillions of dollars in the first year, with full recovery taking up to ten years.

In my first blog in this series, three months ago, I wrote of the anticipation by many people of “The Event.” [preparing-for-the-event-what-will-it-mean-for-australia]. There are those who foresee a largescale ascension of humanity in 2020, and some of them believe we must first endure a cataclysm of some description – not the annihilation of the world, but an event that would force a restructure of humanity or, as Alexey Dmitriev said (above), lead to conditions that bring about “a total global revision of the range of species and life on Earth.”

Will our Sun lash out at us and, if so, could that be the catalyst for such an Event? Personally, I am not able to make a prediction on either the scale or date of such a massive solar flare, but if Jamal Shrair is right, then being forewarned is to be forearmed – without having to go all-out and become a “Preppie.” As a student of Cosolargy, I have come to understand that the Sun is changing, and we are changing with it, on a psychic and spiritual plane, if not on the physical level as well.

Lest it appear that I am predicting doom for planet Earth, I should balance this Blog with the more positive possibility put forward by Dr Robert Schoch and his wife, researcher Katie Ulissey, in the article “Is Our Sun Conscious?” (New Dawn Special Issue Vol.10 No.6). In it, they discuss the fact that the only reason the massive Solar Superstorm event of July 2012 did not devastate our society was that it was directed away from earth. They speculate that not only our Solar Orb, but all stars, might be conscious – and that consciousness may not be restricted to carbon-based forms of biological organisms. It would follow then, that the Sun may have purposefully released its energy discharge a week or so before it would be facing our world.

If this was the case, then it would not necessarily rule out the possibility of a coming world-changing event, but might lessen the severity of it on those of us living here on planet Earth. And I’m sure that my dear friend Valerie Barrow would happily concur that this scenario is more in line with her latest posted message from the Cosmic Sai Baba, that “there will not be a major holocaust upon this planet.”

Let’s remain positive that any imminent changes will be for the better and, if Old Sol is indeed conscious, that it will impart its lessons to us leniently. If an upgrade to the Human realm is upon us, may it be accomplished with the parental love and beneficence of the Sun!

Ocular Transmission of the Sun’s Light

In my last Blog I wrote about Sun-gazing, a topic which was fresh in my mind, having just attended the annual Cosolargy convocation during September.  The ritual of Sun-gazing has had a recent surge in popularity.  It was practised by a number of ancient cultures, including the Egyptians and Aztecs. Modern-day practitioners who claim success with it start at a minute or less per day and build up their exposure over time.  Sunrise and Sunset are the preferred times to view the Sun.  An informative source is the movie, ‘Eat the Sun’, available on line[1], or start with the trailer on You-Tube[2].

A fact well known to the ancient mystical orders, but less commonly realized among the general public today, is that the eyes not only receive light rays and relay them to the brain, but also transmit energy beams.  You can conduct a simple experiment to demonstrate this, by staring at a person some distance from you who is not looking in your direction, even when you are not facing one another.  More often than not they will turn to look directly back at you.  The more fixed your gaze, the greater the success.  Planet Earth is basically a big electro-magnet, and the very substance of the material world we live in is itself a conductive medium.  The human is the only mammal whose eye shows the sclera, or white of the eye, which is probably an indicator that we are the only mammal capable of transmitting as well as receiving light energy.

Back in the 1930s, Dr. Paul Brunton coined the term ‘Ocular Radiation’ for this phenomenon[3] but, unfortunately, should you do an on-line search for this phrase today, it will most likely yield information about medical radiation treatment.  A more apt title would be ‘Ocular Transmission.’  One way you can hone your skills in this practice is by focused contemplation.  I first experienced the awareness of eye-gazing at a focused meditation conducted by the Brahma Kumaris at Ubud, Bali, in 2002.  A group of about twenty people sat in a darkened room and focused on a pin-point of light on a neutral coloured wall in hour-long sessions.  The Hindu Yogis called this gazing meditation ‘Trataka.’  The effect is to awaken the knowledge that the beams of energy travel in two directions, both in and out of the eyes.  That the eyes are ‘the gateway’ or ‘window to the soul’ is an expression variously attributed to Shakespeare, The Gospel of Matthew, Herman Melville and Edgar Allen Poe.
Recognizing that the human eye is not only a passive receiver, but also an active transmitter of radiation, is of great assistance in utilising our creative energy, by sharpening the focus of our willpower.  It is said that this radiation consists of electricity and magnetism, the latter, of course, being the instrument of attraction.  There is much information out there these days on the popular topic of ‘The Law of Attraction (LOA),’ and Ocular Transmission enables one to cultivate and achieve fixed attention, while the pineal receptor works in drawing the object of desire to oneself.  It is advisable to first activate the line from the heart (of the true Self within) to the eyes before establishing your needs and wants, primarily because our real Self is the best judge for what is right for us and, furthermore, our aims have more chance of success if we believe in them ‘with all our heart.’  The reason why so many LOA practitioners fail in their attempts is they accept the validity of what their brain-based ego-self thinks it wants, when all the while there is a conflict going on at the subconscious level between the head and the heart.  Passionate beliefs of the heart will usually trump the capricious fancies of the brain.
With the two-way function of our ocular transceivers in mind, what result could be expected if the age-old art of ‘Sun-gazing’ was applied to transmitting our intentionally focused energy to the Sun, instead of just passively receiving its light and life-giving energy?

It is believed that bright light stimulates the production of serotonin and melatonin in the pineal, and it has been suggested that the pineal gland is involved in the production of Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), and other peptides that have psychoactive effects.  The pineal sits above the mouth, suspended in the third ventricle, a chamber filled with cerebrospinal fluid which, it is said, can be released by combining Sun-gazing rituals with mantras.  These secretions have been called by various names: nectar of the gods, ambrosia, the living water, and amrita.  During Sun-gazing or deep meditation, this amrita is produced, fills the chamber then drips down the back of the throat.  Amrita has an intensely sweet taste described as nectar, honey, gold dust, euphoric, ecstatic or intoxicating.  A teaching from Sri Chinmoy states, “There are quite a few mantras that also help in opening the third eye. The Gayatri Mantra, for example, helps in opening the third eye, for it invokes the infinite knowledge, wisdom and light.” Sun yogis usually recite the Gayatri mantra while sun-gazing. The last line of this mantra can be translated as “May it [the Sun] activate the brain.”   People report that amitra usually is secreted while practicing the Khechari mudra (tongue upward on palate).[4]
Being aware that we can transmit as well as receive light, Sun-gazers might well reap extra benefit by using their ritual as a time of prayer, expressing intentions, desires and, most beneficially, gratitude.  Quantum science describes ‘The Role of the Observer’ in these terms: “Whatever is being watched is affected by whoever is watching it”.  Those who do not Sun-gaze can nonetheless benefit from facing the morning or evening Sun with eyes closed and focusing their attention on the pineal gland as their transceiver, while intoning their chosen mantra.  According to Canadian blogger Molly A. Chapman, “When you look directly at the sun’s rays, send intent, visualizations, thoughts, feelings, and sensations of divine virtues and situations to bless all, and send any request, through the optic nerve into the rays of the sun. […] Looking at the sun at sunrise or sunset is safe on the eye, and over time, the eye is capable of looking for longer periods of time at brighter light… Remember to send blessings and prayers as well as receive when you gaze at the light.”[5]

Medical practitioners still warn of its potential dangers and I stress that my purpose is not to encourage untrained persons to engage in it, but rather to recommend that those interested should first investigate it thoroughly and talk to existing practitioners, before embarking on any experiments of their own.  A great starting place, for those interested, is the newly revamped Cosolargy website.  Direct staring at the Sun itself should be avoided – gazers usually look around it rather than directly at it, and only at Sunrise or Sunset.




[2] Plus other You Tube videos will appear beside it

[3] The Quest of the Overself, Dr. Paul Brunton, Ch.12 ‘The Mystery of the Eye’ Samuel Weiser Inc, 1970

[4] See:

[5] Ibid.

Viewing & Absorbing the Sun

As I write this, we have just crossed the September Equinox and a number of people I know have posted about it on social media, with comments such as it being an opportune time to receive healing energies from the Sun.

I’ve just returned from the annual Cosolargy convocation in Reno, Nevada USA, where the Sun featured prominently in our discussions and activities. Over several consecutive mornings I joined large gatherings of members at elevated sacred places in the high desert country to partake in respectful ceremonies, as we viewed the rising of the Sun. It manifested itself slightly differently to us on each occasion and, even when a smoky haze drifted in from fires in a neighbouring state one morning, the large orange solar orb did not fail to impress us with its majesty.

Back at home in Australia, I will be writing and talking about Cosolargy a lot in future. In addition to solar techniques, the Community’s teachings cover a wide range of subjects including the force centres (chakras), higher dimensions, the Light body, solar viewing (Sun gazing), healing with sound and light, ancient solar cultures, Andean explorations, and the transformation of humans into a new world species.

Sun Gazing has become increasingly popular in recent years. A quick search online will produce a myriad of web sites advancing some form of solar viewing. We know that many ancient cultures and civilizations held the Sun in high regard. But in many cases, this, too, went far beyond the commonly held concept of “Sun worship.” The great spiritual Masters and Teachers knew that the physical Sun was actually a gateway to another world – a Sun behind the Sun. They also knew that sunlight was the conveyor of Intelligence and Information. This was the teaching of the great Masters of the mystery schools on which the noble religions and philosophies of the world were originally founded. A few years ago, I wrote a brief summary of the ancient cultures who venerated the Sun, for New Dawn magazine (Special Issue Vol 10 No.6, Dec 2016). The list included Egypt, India, Sumeria, China, Britain, Greece, Rome, Palestine & Syria, Central & South America, Japan.

My personal work has always drawn me in particular to Western Civilization and religion, during the period of the past two and a half thousand years. I believe that this sphere of time and place was deliberately created, and is now nearing its inevitable end. The seeds of Western Civilization were, I believe, sown in Greece by a luminary (referred to later as a ‘deity’) called Apollo. His teachings were disseminated first by Pythagoras, followed by Empedocles and later, Plato. [I should mention that this paragraph is part of my own personal instruction and may not necessarily coincide with the teachings of Cosolargy].

The respected author Peter Kingsley has written, “Civilizations never just happen. They are brought into existence quite consciously, with unbelievable compassion and determination, from another world. Then the job of people experienced in ecstasy is to prepare the soil for them; carefully sow and plant them; care for them; watch them grow. And each culture is just like a tree whose essence and whole potential are already contained in the seed. Nothing during the course of a civilization is ever discovered, or invented, or created, which was not already present inside that seed.”[1]

The Ancient Greeks believed the Sun we see is just the physical form of a higher ‘Intelligible or Spiritual Sun.’ Philo of Alexandria called it: “The Sun of the sun, the Intelligible object behind the object comprehensible by sense, and from invisible fountains he supplies the visible beams which our eyes behold.”[2]  In addition to the light, heat and solar winds the Sun sends our way, the Greeks taught that our Psyche receives a more subtle, invisible life-force called Pneuma, which, along with rays of the light spectrum, enters the human being via the eyes. I will write more about the connection between the Sun and our eyes in a future blog.

The Pythagoreans of Greece, as well as the followers of Plato, held the Sun and the associated solar deities in high esteem. It is likely that they too were Sun-gazing. The Greeks and Romans were known to use sunlight for healing various physical and mental illnesses.

The Essenes were known to rise early in the morning, take a ritual bath, then climb to the highest spot in the area to pray while observing the rising Sun.

St. Francis of Assisi was by no means a pagan Sun worshiper, yet his spiritual awakening involved the Sun. Few realize the importance of the fact that he was laying in his bed watching the sunrise, when the revelation that awakened his spiritual side and transformed his life occurred.

Jacob Boehme was another great Christian mystic who was awakened by the Sun. Jacob was carrying a shiny metal bowl when the morning Sun reflected off it, striking him in the eyes. He entered a kind of ecstasy that lasted several days. When he came out of it, he began writing a series of books on spirituality and spiritual growth.

In the interests of being inclusive, I should add that Cosolargy is not the only community that embraces Sun gazing as part of it practices, although I hasten to add that it does not publish its techniques indiscriminately. Information is imparted to its members as part of an orderly and organized system. A Google search will often lead seekers to others who publish their ideas openly, and the uninitiated need to be aware of certain dangers involved in self-tuition.

One such popular source is the HRM method, so named after Hira Ratan Manek, who shares a yogic technique of Sun gazing.  HRM has given free lectures in many countries and rightly points out that most parts of Australia host ideal conditions for Sun-gazers who, they say, should practice at the safe times of Sunrise and Sunset, after proper instruction.

Following is an extract of HRM’s method, as described on the SunEnlightenment website:
Sungazing is a one-time practice of your lifetime usually for a period of 9 months.  You can break up the practice in three phases. 0 to 3months, 3-6months and 6- 9months.  You have to walk barefoot for 45 minutes for the rest of your life. Food makes us commit the maximum pain to others and exploit others.  The practice entails looking at the rising or setting Sun one time per day only during the safe hours.  No harm will come to your eyes during the morning and evening safe hours.  The safe hours are anytime within 1-hour window after sunrise or anytime within the 1-hr window before sunset”

“First day, during the safe hours, look for a maximum of 10 seconds. Second day look for 20 seconds at the rising sun adding ten seconds every succeeding day.  So at the end of 10 continuous days of sun gazing you will be looking at the sun for 100 seconds i.e. 1 minute and 40 seconds. Stand on bare earth with bare foot.  Eyes can blink and/or flicker.  Stillness or Steadiness of the eyes is not required.  Do not where any lenses or glasses while Sungazing.”

The transcendent system of Cosolargy – a modern term for an ancient spiritual discipline of becoming – has been practiced by solar mystics and spiritual seekers the world over, and this year is an auspicious time for the Community, as it celebrates the 60th anniversary of its founding. It teaches the individual how to use the light of the physical Sun to enhance not only physical attributes, but dormant psycho-spiritual faculties as well. The force centres (chakras) are enlivened; they begin to spin and take on personality. Importantly, they are developed in harmony with each other. In time, the practicing solar adept penetrates beyond physical sunlight into Worlds of Light, or spiritual worlds, a place beyond the physical but from where it emerged. The process takes one on a personal journey where they can retrace their origin to the Godhead and escape the cycle of life and death. It is a revitalizing experience – one which goes far beyond ordinary Sun gazing.

As always, I add the caveat: Gazing at the Sun should not be undertaken without guidance from experienced experts.  Direct staring at the Sun itself should be avoided – gazers usually look around it rather than directly at it, and only at Sunrise or Sunset.

Egyptian Sun with Hands

[1] “A Story Waiting to Pierce You,” Peter Kingsley, 2010, Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center, Page 80

[2] Philo, The Special Laws 1, LI (279)

The Light Body – Real, or Merely Poetic?

I believe that to survive into the future, humans will have to activate their light bodies in the fifth dimensional state – having form and substance, but beyond flesh-and-blood bodies like present-day humans. Many traditions speak of humankind’s ‘fall’ and it seems that the hybrid offspring of otherworldly visitors somehow became trapped in physical form. If the DNA of those distant ancestors is still driving us, it may be the destiny of humanity to return to this higher state of being.

Sound far-fetched? The authors James Redfield, Michael Murphy and Sylvia Timbers, in their book God and the Evolving Universe, suggested that such a state of existence is a “dimension in the chain of human evolution,” stating, “In short, we propose that our emergent capacities, which alter our physical functioning to some degree whenever they make their appearance, can gradually give rise to a new and more luminous embodiment.”

They quote the likes of Saint Paul, Origen, Saint Thomas Aquinas and writer Romano Guardini in positing that humanity can exist in another state, being neither the physical body nor the soul, but a kind of spiritualized corporeality which is no longer limited by conventional time and space. I relate this state to what the ancient Egyptians called the Duat – an intermediate plane or state between the Visible and the Intelligible. The piece by Saint Paul that they refer to is to be found in his first letter to the Corinthians, Ch.15, verses 39 to 41: “All flesh is not the same: men have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another. There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendour of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendour of the earthly bodies is another. The Sun has one kind of splendour, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendour.” Paul goes on to add, in verse 44, “If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.”

James Redfield was already developing this hypothesis in his earlier works, such as the Celestine Vision, where he wrote, “Our overriding purpose has been to raise our energy level to the point where we can walk into the Afterlife dimension, essentially merging the two dimensions into one.” His allegorical work The Secret of Shambhala has the lead character utter the words, “The Tibetans believe that there is another, more spiritual reality beyond the physical worlds we can see, and that Shambhala, while here on this Earth, lies in the spiritual realm.”

If we recognize that our world was produced by the Sun in a physical sense and that it continues to nourish us with life-giving energy, is it possible that there are conscious living beings dwelling on our star, whose ‘bodies’ are composed of photons rather than atoms? Down here on earth, scientists are working on making a new form of matter based on photons. Harvard Professor Mikhail Lukin has said, “Most of the properties of light we know about originate from the fact that photons are massless, and that they do not interact with each other. What we have done is create a special type of medium in which photons interact with each other so strongly that they begin to act as though they have mass, and they bind together to form molecules. This type of photonic bound state has been discussed theoretically for quite a while, but until now it hadn’t been observed.”

We already knew that light photons can behave like either a wave or a particle, depending on the circumstances. Now we learn that photon particles can behave like atoms and interact with each other so strongly they begin to act as though they have mass, then bind together to form molecules. These molecules can, again under the right conditions, mingle with physical matter. Both photons and the vital life force – which I like to refer to as Pneuma – are generated from the Sun. From this knowledge arises the possibility of the two combining to create life forms that could, at will, behave as if they had physical mass and thereby intermingle with human beings.

While religion, spirituality and mysticism have been the trustees of ancient wisdom and truth throughout history, good-old twentieth century scientific empiricism stripped away much of Western culture’s spiritual belief systems. But quantum physics theorists are ushering in a new kind of awareness and understanding. Brian Greene, the foremost modern writer on physics and science, has written in detail about the ‘Hidden World,’ and String Theory predicts that there are at least ten more dimensions in addition to the one we live in. Those who struggle with believing in the ‘spirit world’ proposed by religions, might instead accept the idea of ‘dimensions’ as proposed by quantum physicists. It’s all in the terminology, and the concept of dimensions can in fact account for a range of phenomena such as ghosts, angels, OOBE and some UFO sightings.

In Taoism it is said that by the sublimation of ching (semen or psychological essence), chi (breath or vital force), and shen (mind or spirit), an adept can form a ‘spirit-child’ or ‘spirit-body,’ the vehicle of everlasting life. Such teachings reflect the long-standing Taoist belief that humans can advance to higher forms of embodiment, in this flesh or a substance crested within it.

In his famous book Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda recalled the words of his Master Sri Yukteswar, who said that “God encased the human soul successively in three bodies – the idea, or causal body; the subtle astral body, seat of man’s mental and emotional natures; and the gross physical body.” In later passages, he is quoted as stating, “When a soul is out of the cocoon of the three bodies it escapes forever from the law of relativity and becomes the ineffable Ever-Existent. Behold the butterfly of Omnipresence, its wings etched with stars and moons and suns!” [Paramahansa compares this to the Biblical Book of Revelations, 3:12, interpreting its words ‘Never again will he leave it’ as meaning the person who attained that state will not have to reincarnate any more].

When it comes to quoting from the scriptures, I find myself treading warily, because oftentimes selected lines are used out of context to back up one’s particular viewpoint. Nevertheless, I do like exploring the non-canonical texts (those that are not included in the popular mainstream Bible) and many years ago I acquired a large volume of the complete gospels which contains a lot of rare manuscripts. One of those that I am drawn to describes the experience of his beloved Apostle John, during the last days of the Christ on Earth, in the Acts of John: 93. “Another glory also will I tell you, brethren: Sometimes when I would lay hold on him, I met with a material and solid body, and at other times, again, when I felt him, the substance was immaterial and as if it existed not at all. […] And oftentimes when I walked with him, I desired to see the print of his foot, whether it appeared on the earth; for I saw him as it were lifting himself up from the earth: and I never saw it.”

It is apparent that millions of religious devotees around the world believe in the possibility of having a light body, at least in the case of one great man, but it is not so clear that all see the inherent potential of the whole human race to activate their light bodies. To the ancient followers of the Sun, the doctrines of unseen planes of existence – along with the transmutation of humans into bodies of light – were considered not just as speculative philosophies, but rather as incorporating practical methods to be undertaken for connecting the inner, true Self to the Intelligible Sun… thereby creating the light body.

The message from the sages is that the Light Body is attainable, but we have to work on it. And, of course, the essential component is LIGHT.

Mending the Divided Self

This morning on ABC Television, eminent Australian scientist Paul Davies appeared as a guest promoting his new book The Demon in the Machine (Penguin/Allen Lane, 2019). He admitted that science does not understand either Consciousness, or Life itself. To paraphrase one of his observations, Consciousness is the software of the Universe. Science has perhaps focused too much on the hardware (physical workings and the chemistry), at the expense of the software – which we cannot see or touch, but might control the material world.

For humans, Consciousness is inextricably tied to our sense of Self. Knowing the Real Self is important for two reasons: it enables you to know the right direction to take in life; and it is supposed to be the part of us that survives when this life is over.

The term Hard Problem of Consciousness (with words starting in capitals) came into common usage after a talk by David Chalmers about a quarter-century ago. The question is all about how humans are self-aware and subjective. Paul Davies referred to the discussion about Consciousness in his interview as “a really tough one.”

For me, the experience of I Am is key to my spiritual and philosophical pursuits. If my Real Self is like a droplet of water drawn from the ocean of Life, simply to plunge back into that ocean once the eyedropper-like casing of the body decays and passes its use-by date, I need to know if my ‘droplet Self’ is going to retain that sense of ‘I Am.’ If not, then any illumination attained in this life will have been temporary and in vain.

Probably the reason that Consciousness is considered ‘hard’ by academics, is that it is often seen to be merely a function of the physical brain. The same goes for the Self. Obviously, when the body dies, so does the brain, so anybody who thinks they are going to retain a sense of identity after death, must consider Consciousness to be something non-physical and independent of the brain.

The ancient Greek maxim inscribed on the wall of Apollo’s Temple at Delphi was “Man Know Thyself.” Humankind has made lots of progress in the ensuing two and a half thousand years, but most of us still do not know our Selves.

When I read the works of popular writers on the subject, it is sometimes unclear if they are using the word ‘mind’ interchangeably with ‘brain’. For example, Eckhart Tolle wrote, “Don’t seek your Self in the mind.” Gary Zukav wrote, “The logic and understandings of the five-sensory personality originate in the mind. They are products of the intellect.” These sentiments agree with others whose works I follow, including Guy Finley, Michael Roads and the late Gene Savoy, namely that we should not confuse the word intellect with Intelligence. Because it is so easy to get lost in semantics, I also use the words Consciousness and Intelligence (with capital letters in front) in preference to mind and intellect.

Likewise, I refer to the real or authentic Self with a capital letter. It is popular these days to say that we have many selves: higher self, over self, lower self, inner self, shadow self, image self etc. And it is true we undergo the sensation of being different personalities according to the circumstances we are facing and the chemical reactions going on in the body at any given time. I suggest it is easier to think in terms of all these so-called selves as being strings on a harp, with the instrument being the whole Self. The idea then becomes to get all the strings vibrating in harmony – which they rarely in fact do.

The basis of what I am saying here is that most of us feel divided within. And it is not helpful that some teachers tell us we have to get rid of some part of ourselves. If one string of the instrument is discordant, you don’t remove it, you tune it up. It is not uncommon for us to be told that we have to get rid of our ego, or lose the lower personality. Real Self Love involves acknowledging every part of our being, not ignoring or eliminating any part of the Self. Many well-meaning Christians quote the uplifting words, “Love your neighbour as yourself,” while concentrating on the first three words and forgetting the last two: “As yourself.” We need to take into account that the essential theme of the gospels is about redemption – the Celestial descending into a lower world to redeem that part of itself that is trapped below.

The main religious traditions tell us that humankind underwent what is known as The Fall and, if you read the Judeo-Christian texts, it becomes apparent that they are talking about the advent of self-awareness appearing in homo sapiens. Using our analogy of the harp, the physical brain tends to be aware of only one string being plucked at a time, and assigns the word ‘self’ to that experience. You feel like one self early in the morning and another in the evening; you are this person when you get a rush of adrenalin and that person when you are self-medicating.

Beyond all these minor nuances of the subjective consciousness, the major issue is that we humans have split our selves in two. I am referring neither to the left & right brain, nor the objective consciousness & subconsciousness – although these are both reflections of the effects of the division. spirit twin

The Division of Consciousness

This is the title of a book written by Peter Novak (The Division of Consciousness, Hampton Roads, 1997) that goes into great details of how human Consciousness originally became divided and how it might be mended. He maintains that the spirit and soul will split apart at death. Even though some scholars have demonstrated that the founders of Christianity probably understood the laws of reincarnation, I think it has been omitted from their books for a reason, i.e. that the whole idea is to break the cycle and stop returning.

I do not accept that it is inevitable for the two parts of the Self to keep dividing; furthermore, I believe the practical work needs to be done while incarnated here in this world. Those who are content to think along the lines of, “I have lived as good a life as I know how, so I will face death with my fingers crossed and hope that the keepers at the Pearly Gates will give me an invitation to Paradise” will probably have to face the ultimate disappointment.

In a chapter titled Making the Two One, Novak gives his ideas on how we might go about doing just that. In the process, he relies heavily on Christian gospels, although he likes to add a sprinkling of insights from the Chinese Tao Te Ching (which I also enjoy reading). However, since none of the mainstream religions teach us what he calls Division Theory, it is equally valid to contemplate this topic using secular language.

If we look at a split in the material sense, for example, a rock being sawn in half, it then becomes two distinct objects with scant prospect of being re-joined. The Conscious Self, as a non-material phenomenon, is much more ethereal than liquid or gas, but to assist picturing it in the mind’s eye we might compare it to, say, a body of water divided by a weir, or a tank of nitrogen divided into two compartments. In such cases we see a unit that continues to exist as a whole while becoming a binary system – there is a clearly defined barrier that produces a dichotomy.

Your Spirit Twin

Some mystical teachers talk about meeting their higher self (read: inner self, over self) as a separate entity. Others talk about a mystical marriage that must take place within us. One order tells us we have a “master within.” A teacher I admire very much talked about first meeting his inner, authentic self as a Golden Angel appearing before him. And it is interesting to contemplate that the well-known poems of Rumi might have been written about his “twin self.”

In a recent article in New Dawn Magazine (Vol.13 No.2), we are told about the experience of Olga Kharitidi who was taken into apprenticeship by a female Siberian shaman called Umai, high in the Altai Mountains. It says: Later she (Umai) tells Olga the “greatest secret.” We have the task of constructing two things while we are in our physical lives – the physical reality in which we live and the creation of ourselves. Keeping the balance between the two is a very sacred and demanding art. Every human has a Spirit Twin, or Spirit Guide, who inhabits their inner space. There are seven kinds of these Spirit Twins: Healer, Magus Teacher, Messenger, Protector, Warrior, and Executor – one who makes things happen.[1]

My understanding is that for as long as our twin spiritual counterpart may appear as being separate from us, our goal is to reunite with this part of our Self and become one. When the two become one, we are complete and at peace. Hence the need to love ourselves  – all parts of our Self – unconditionally. You may consider that, if you haven’t met this Twin yet, “it” is right beside you, within the electro-magnetic sphere of your being, and your Spirit Twin also has the goal of integrating with you.

Says Umai, “One of our most important tasks is to learn the identity of our Spirit Twin and then to integrate ourselves fully with it.”[2]

These two parts, to quote Peter Novak, “interact in a dynamic partnership, together forming a whole far greater than the sum of their parts.”

The great author and spiritual teacher Paul Brunton recommended that a good place to start is by deeply meditating on the question, “Who am I?”

“If one is whole, one will be filled with light, but if one is divided, one will be filled with darkness.” (The Gospel of Thomas 61:5)

[1] Shambhala & the Shamans of Altai: Opening the Gate to Belovodia, by Jason Jeffrey, New Dawn Special Issue Vol.13 No.2

[2] Ibid.

Sunlight: Renewing Our Relationship with Old Sol

The darkest hour is always just before the dawn and sometimes we wallow in the gloom of our slumbering state, only to be jolted back into life when struck by the Light. In my case it was after a long run of misfortune, a time when the light of day seemed barely perceptible, when I staggered out of my tunnel of despair and into the Sun. To some people who know me it seems odd that a pale skinned indoor type like myself could come to form such a strong bond with the Sun, but when that solar orb reaches out to you from the sky and grabs you, embraces and enchants you, then you know your life has just taken a quantum leap and there’s no going back.

It’s strange how so many people these days have come to be afraid of the Sun. Only two generations ago, our beaches in the summertime were jam-packed with Sun-worshippers, all competing for the best tan. Now the warnings from authorities have scared the heck out of the general population, to the point where we have a generation deficient in vitamin D. What ever happened to ‘all things in moderation?’ The Earth, like all the other planets in our solar system, was formed out of the Sun and we owe our very life to its warmth and light. The expression Mother Earth is often used and I like to also use the concept of our Father Sun. They really are our parents, astronomically speaking.

My initial attraction to our star came in the form of a new appreciation for brightness after a long period of emotional and mental darkness. Yet it was something more than just a metaphor. It felt like a long overdue return home. My interest was really piqued when meeting up with an old childhood friend who, I discovered, was practicing what is known as Sun gazing. The only time I had heard about this before was in reference to the ancient Egyptians, but he quickly armed me with videos and links to You Tube that demonstrated the modern-day resurgence of the practice. I now know that there are certain techniques for doing this, for limited periods at specific times of day and, whenever I refer to these methods, it is always with a caveat about the risks of doing it without correct training. The reader will appreciate the potential hazard of staring straight into the golden disc when it is high in the sky, known to result in damage to the retina.

The warnings about skin cancer are not to be ignored either. I personally had a stage one melanoma removed from my right arm in 1996, followed by the excision of several less serious skin cancers since then, one of which required cosmetic surgery on my head. It has been suggested to me that the melanoma could have been due to the fact I would go for long drives in outback Australia when I was younger, with the window down and my right arm resting on the car’s doorframe under the blazing Sun. While unsure if that was the cause, I am now familiar with the risks and understand the official campaign which has been pitched to the public over recent decades. Again, the advice should be: ‘nothing in excess’.

Earlier this year a website called Outside Online published an article titled Is Sunscreen the New Margarine?[1] In it, the writer started by pointing out the results of studies which show many of the supplements we take are not having the desired effect, and that Vitamin D supplements in particular are no substitute for natural sunlight. The title of the article refers to the fact that margarine – an artificial product – was once pitched to us as being preferable to butter.

Margarine became popular during the Depression and World War II, because of its cheaper price and the scarcity of butter at the time, then its popularity skyrocketed in the second half of the 20th century when authorities told us we must shun traditional saturated fats (such as butter and lard) and cholesterol in order to avoid cardiovascular disease. Margarine is made by bubbling hydrogen gas through vegetable oils to turn them into solid trans fats. Eventually, better science revealed that the trans fats created by the hydrogenation process were actually worse for our arteries than the natural fats in butter.

Comparing sunscreen to margarine is one thing, but what about cigarettes? The article quotes Swedish medical researcher Pelle Lindqvist, from a 2016 study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, who said: “Avoidance of Sun exposure is a risk factor of a similar magnitude as smoking, in terms of life expectancy.” The idea that the obedient application of SPF50 might be as bad for you as Marlboro 100s was not well received by mainstream doctors, but the point is made that old accepted practices sometimes need re-evaluation.

I can personally vouch for the efficacy of the Sun’s rays in driving away the ‘black dog’ of depression, helping to knit bones and lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. We are affected by the frequencies and radiations it emits, which are generally beneficial in and of themselves, but may be greatly enhanced when we learn to work with them, rather than in fear of them. The solar sciences are not new – they have been known to humanity for millennia.

These days it is evident that there is a very clear connection between us humans and the star of our solar system. Beyond the physical, there are also mental and spiritual effects from the Sun. Our world is inextricably tied to it, along with the cycles and rhythms of our lives.

As my own fascination with the Sun took root from about 2012 onward, my thoughts were continually drawn to the ancient stories, common to cultures on all continents, about solar deities. No matter how many gods were revered in archaic times, it was always the ‘Sun god’ who was in charge and imparted great teachings to humanity. Then there was one particular pharaoh in Egypt – Akhenaten – who tried to introduce monotheism, with the Sun as the only god. What was behind all the myths and legends? Although historians and archaeologists prefer us to think that ancient monuments dating from the fourth millennium BC to the first millennium AD were built by hard-labouring, superstitious simpletons, one only has to look at the Pyramids, the Nazca Lines, Pumapunku or Baalbeck to conclude that the ancients possessed knowledge and technology that we moderns still cannot fathom.

Some of those megaliths were constructed specially to track and record the movement of the Sun. Some were temples, such as in South America, and others like the ones at Stonehenge and Glastonbury seemed more like observatories. Naturally there was the practical demand for calendars to record the seasons and know when to plant and when to harvest, but a number of them went to great length to include doorways or apertures that allowed events such as the midsummer sunrise or midwinter sunset to cast their light on a special spot. This continued even in Roman times, with the erection of the Pantheon and similar buildings that virtually served as gigantic Sun-dials. Great rulers with solar connections were behind the very beginnings of Western civilization.

More than five years ago I began to study the Sun and its influence on humankind, at first scouring the internet and then book stores. As is often the case, books can seemingly leap into your hands at the right place and time, and it also dawned on me that there were already publications sitting on my own bookshelf on the topic, the significance of which I had failed to appreciate before. The most glaringly obvious issue was that the Earth is synchronised to the Sun by way of electromagnetism and radiation. As I came across works by Maurice Cotterell and others, I discerned a matter that is perhaps more obscure to most of us, in that the human body is intimately connected with solar rotations, vibrations and rhythms. Other authors spoke of spiritual associations with the non-physical side of the Sun, and suddenly I began joining the dots between that and the religions of ancient Egypt and the philosophies of the Greeks.

Over the ensuing years I have become increasingly aware of the spread of this phenomenon around the world. It is not just me, but thousands seem to be simultaneously embracing the ‘solar techniques’. In 2015 I became an associate of the American organization called Cosolargy which is dedicated to the teachings about, and the reverence of, the Sun. In a few weeks time I will embark on a trip to the USA to attend their annual Convocation in September, and it is my intention to make their teachings accessible here in Australia. With the firm conviction that there is much to be gained by synchronizing ourselves with the Sun’s energy, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, I will continue to write more about this in future.

Most of my writings are categorized by others as belonging to ‘New Age’ – a movement which has been prophesying since the sixties that the time of a ‘brave new world’ will soon be upon us. I am suggesting that the change is happening right now. The coming decades will see a giant leap, possibly a transmutation of human beings, and I propose that the survival of humankind will be well-served by harmonizing with the star of our solar system. If we are looking forward to the prospect of ‘ascension’, we ought to be preparing ourselves for it now. Many of the great masters have used agricultural metaphors, and the obvious one is that even the warmth and light of the Sun will not cause seeds to sprout if they are strewn on concrete. Cultivation is key.


Other Dimensions and Portals- Are they Real and do Vortexes Align with Sacred Sites?


Do ‘sacred spaces’ – both natural and man-made – correspond with what the Irish would call Thin Places – locations where the ethereal world is accessible to mortals, and two planes of different dimensional frequencies might overlap? Many megaliths and religious edifices erected by humanity around the globe over millennia qualify as ‘sacred sites’ due to their heightened spiritual and metaphysical energy, while many more magnificent works created by the hand of nature have drawn seekers and worshippers since antiquity.

A more recently adopted term for such places is ‘Star-gates.’ Their entrances take various forms: inside temples, pyramids, caves and artificial hollows in rock faces: under artificial hills (called ‘mounds’ in both Britain and North America, or ‘tells’ in the Middle East); outdoors in vortexes between rocky knolls (as at Sedona). Some are underwater.

Many of them are said to sit along the Earth’s energy meridians or Leylines. When we examine the energy flows around the planet, a few Parallels of latitude stand out as being extremely significant. The most notable are those of 15°North and 33°North; then, 15°South and 33°South. [The number 33 is meaningful to many, including the Masons and entire websites are devoted to the 33°N Parallel]. And the polar regions are equally important.

Ancient mystery traditions around the world share the view that certain places possess a higher concentration of power than others. Interestingly, these ‘power places’ are often said to be connected with the heavens by an invisible hollow tube or conduit, and this umbilical connection enables shamans to engage with other worlds or dimensions during ritual.

With the mounting evidence indicating that Australia’s Indigenous culture predates all others, it is not too much of a stretch to consider the sacred sites on our continent as being places where energy vortexes or dimensional portals might have long existed. Anecdotally, the majority of the world’s population today professes a belief in an invisible plane where unseen beings dwell, beyond the perception of our five senses. This is often the result of cultural beliefs or religious convictions. Those who struggle with believing in the Dreamtime or a spirit world might instead accept the existence of additional dimensions, as posited by some quantum physicists. All civilisations and cultures have myths and legends of deities, star beings and heroes coming and going between Earth and this other, invisible realm.

The priorities on any list of mysterious Australian areas would have to be Uluru and Kata Tjuta in the Northern Territory. Even visitors who would not normally consider themselves ‘spiritual’ frequently report having transcendental experiences at these two locations in the mystical heart of our continent.

There are certain guidelines that I apply to identify sites around the globe as potential portals:
– Visitors sense a high energetic presence and sometimes have a profound experience.
– Unexplained occurrences and disappearances take place in the area.
– They are made of stone, have patterns carved into or painted onto rock, and sometimes have caves and tunnels running beneath them.
– Their petroglyphs portray meaningful images of the sky, beings and spirits and sometimes vehicles resembling aircraft/UFOs – and maybe symbols with as yet undeciphered messages.

The organizers of the Cosmic Consciousness Conferences at Uluru write:
There is a magical quality at sacred sites.  The powerful charge of the land resonates with your own body’s meridians, there’s a whisper of ancients carried in the air, the nurturing love of Mother Nature that wraps itself around you, and an amplified energy plugs you into a higher consciousness.  It’s something that can only be felt by being there as you become a conduit between celestial and terrestrial energies.  When you connect to the power of a such a place, your power returns to you.[2]

It is noteworthy that they also perceive the ‘conduit’ or ‘umbilical’ connection, believing Uluru to be the site of Earth’s solar plexus chakra and envisioning the next gathering there in 2020 to be an ideal time to “construct a solar umbilical cord from the Earth to the Sun.”  

[In 2008 NASA may have unwittingly supported the possibility of such an event when it published details of an investigation into FTEs, or flux transfer events, describing how the Earth is linked to the Sun by a network of magnetic portals which open every eight minutes. Such discoveries help to scientifically validate the long-held belief by the New Age community that sacred sites and ancient megalithic structures are places connecting this terrestrial plane with the celestial spheres.]

In the United States, a number of Indigenous sites have come to be connected to what are known as Vortexes, particularly in Sedona, Arizona. The ancient Native American Yavapai people lived all around that area, where they painted petroglyphs and established cliff dwellings, indicating to future archaeologists and visitors that their creative force, the energy of their Great Mother, was powerful and palpable.

There are attractions in Sedona today, notably Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, Boynton Canyon, Airport Mesa and the Chapel of the Holy Cross, that are all claimed to be Vortex sites. Residents and pilgrims alike swear that the Earth’s energy swirls in these spots, with a kinetic electricity that twists the surrounding trees and makes visitors’ bodies tingle.

In a recent issue of Atlantis Rising magazine #130, author Ken Wells raises the question of Vortexes in his article ‘Portals to the Multiverse?’ His main concern is to connect sites of American Indigenous rock art to the phenomenon of Dimensional Portals.

Regarding the U.S. sites, Wells writes: “(…) very few in the field have directly addressed the striking similarities present in indigenous rock art across the globe. I am not referring to circles, zig-zags, spirals, and such. I am speaking of the eerie similarities in the ‘anamorphic’ images, found on all continents. These images span insurmountable differences in time and geography and yet bare (sic) more than a passing resemblance. It is difficult to believe that the similarities of the shamanic and spiritual experience seen in ‘Multiverse’ panels (are) globally organic – that is, abstracted from time and culture. Difficult to believe unless, of course, they are all traveling to a similar – or perhaps the same – dimension of the ‘Multiverse’ on their shamanic journeys.”

Wells later adds: “Isn’t it possible that those ancient shamanic ways, now mostly lost to us, had the ability to either take advantage of an existing bridge – or create a new one – into the next dimension of existence? If so, we can only imagine what these shamans would have seen – and what they would have felt. Indeed, they may have been overwhelmed – and potentially under gunned – in the face of physical laws that no longer behaved as expected and surroundings that no longer made 3D sense. Perhaps they would have felt as children, in a dimension populated by Gods.”[3]

Ancient sacred places may actually be attracting, storing, even generating their own energy field, creating the kind of environment where one can enter an altered state of consciousness. A small change in the local environment is enough to stimulate the human body’s electro-magnetic circuitry and create a change in awareness. People who visit ancient temples and megalithic sites often describe such a sensation.

According to the Ancient Origins website, an engineer by the name of Charles Brooker did a study in the eighties to find if there was magnetism in sacred sites, using the Rollright stone circle in England as a test case. A magnetometer survey of the site revealed that a band of magnetic force was attracted into the stone circle via a narrow gap of stones acting as the entranceway; this magnetic band then spiralled towards the centre of the circle as though descending down a rabbit hole. Two of the circle’s western stones were also found to pulsate with concentric rings of alternating current, resembling ripples in a pond.

The analysis led Brooker to state how, “the average intensity of the [geomagnetic] field within the circle was significantly lower than that measured outside, as if the stones acted as a shield.”

Studies conducted by the late physicist John Burke also discovered how the stones of Avebury – the world’s largest stone circle – are deliberately placed and aligned so as to focus electro-magnetic currents to flow in a premeditated direction using an identical principle to modern atomic particle colliders, in which airborne ions are steered in one direction. Its megaliths are designed to attract a ground current into the site.

Electrodes planted at Avebury reveal how its circular ditch breaks the transmission of telluric ground current and conducts electricity into the ditch, in effect concentrating energy and releasing it at the entrance to the site, sometimes at double the rate of the surrounding land.

Magnetic readings at Avebury die away at night to a far greater level than can be accounted for under natural circumstances. They charge back at sunrise, with the ground telluric current from the surrounding land attracted to the henge just as magnetic fluctuations of the site reach their maximum.

An investigation into the Carnac region of France, where some 80,000 megaliths are located, reveals a similar technology at work. The leading researcher, electrical engineer Pierre Mereux, found that Carnac’s dolmens amplify and release telluric energy throughout the day, with the strongest readings occurring at dawn. The voltage and magnetic variations are related, and follow a phenomenon known as electric induction. The dolmen behaves as a coil or solenoid, in which currents are induced, provoked by the variations of the surrounding magnetic field.

The composition of the stones is key to their ability to conduct energy – these phenomena are not produced with any intensity unless the dolmen is constructed with crystalline rocks rich in quartz, such as granite. The effect of sacred sites behaving like concentrators of electromagnetic energy is enhanced by the use of stone that contains substantial amounts of magnetite, making them act like magnets. Being high in quartz makes them piezoelectric, which is to say they generate electricity when compressed or subjected to vibrations.

Stories of comings and goings through ‘gateways’ abound in ancient mythology – much of which I believe is rooted in fact and real personalities. I am referring not only to Apollo at Delphi but also the Minoans & Mycenaeans at the Palace of Knossos in Crete; Asclepius at the Valley of the Temples in Sicily; Mithra at the cave in Ostica, Antica; the Asclepiadae at Pluto’s Gate in Turkey (Gobekli Tepe and Çatalhöyük were other sacred sites in Turkey).

One of the most enigmatic historical figures – who I believe really existed – was Viracocha. He made his debut on the terrestrial plane in the 1st millennium BC at Sacred Rock on Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun) on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca (which borders Peru), at the site of a labyrinthine structure called the Chicana. He later had the 10-ton archway we know as the Gate of the Sun hewn from a single piece of stone, standing 3 metres tall by 4 metres wide at Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco). This was reputed to be a kind of wormhole that allowed Viracocha to come and go between this dimension and the next as he pleased.

Just a little inland from Lake Titicaca, is Puerta De Hayu Marka, the ‘Gateway of the Gods’.  Carved into a natural rock face and measuring 7 x 7 metres, it looks like a gigantic door with a smaller alcove in the centre at the base, which is 1.8 metres in height.  There is a groove in the centre of the alcove into which, it is said, a golden ‘Sun disc’ was inserted to activate the inter-dimensional gateway.  Amaru Meru, the first priest-king of the Incas, arrived via this portal, then later some worthy individuals are said to have travelled out through the gate to assume a ‘glorious new life of immortality’.

Now that quantum science has opened up the topic of other dimensions to the mainstream, many of us feel that the 21st Century heralds not only the Age of Technology, but more importantly, an Age of Ascension. The time feels right to attune with higher frequencies and try to connect with other realms that may be within reach.

Aboriginal Rock Art at Emily Gap, in the East MacDonnell Ranges near Alice Springs.[4]

Gateway of the Gods at Hayu Marca, Peru

Viracocha’s Gate of the Sun at Tiwanaku

[1] Magnetomer survey image of the Rollright Stones. Adapted from Charles Brooker. Magnetism and Standing Stones, New Scientist, January 13, 1983


[3] Atlantis Rising Magazine #130, Portals to the Multiverse by Ken Wells

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