September 13, 2018

For the aboriginal people (the first people to settle in Australia 40 000 years ago and  also some of the first people to had had displayed a some sort of religious symbolism), the sun was a source of light, heat, movement and life. Its absence was considered to be the most terrifying thing that could have happened to man. The Sun worship as a God or as a deity could have existed since 200 000 years ago, when the first humans with modern anatomy had appeared in Africa as there is no difference in the avarage size of the brain, nor in the information it contains, between the modern human and the people 200 000 years ago. Therefore even though the first people in Africa haven't left leads towards any symbolism or beliefs, they had the capacity to exercise the same thought process as the aboriginal people from Australia.


Tens of thousands of years after the aboriginal people came the Egyptians, Persians, Babylonians and the Hindus. All of them shared a similar belief and worshiped the Sun as a personification of God and were of the opinion that one simple act of daily observation about it, could give answers to the deepest questions residing outside the boundries of human capabilities. This philosophy was present within one of the most ancient egyptian teachings - "Hermeticism", stating "As above, so below; as below, so above. As within, so without; as without, so within." The ancient sages and priests thought that this law gave man the capability of lifting the veil of the material world and peek indirectly into the higher-dimensional, non-material worlds.

According to Hermeticism if we understand the nature here (the material world), we would know the nature of the whole Creation. Since the Sun is the source of all elements essential for life - light, heat and food, it was considered as "Good", thus deities like Brahma from hinduism, Mithras from the persians, Osiris from the egyptians, Bal from the chaldeans, Apolo from the greeks were born - all of them being solar deities (sons of the Sun/God), or in some cases represented as the Sun/God itself. For example Brahma is also refered to as Atman, which is the part of Brahman (Ultimate God) inside every man. This is analogical to the Sun (Brahman) being the Ultimate God and Brahma being its Son within man - or "his soul", so to speak. Some of the mentioned names were worshiped under other names as well, while still being solar deities.

In the egyptian mythologies and religion, "Ra" was known as the Sun God, while Osiris was a solar deity (or son of God). Also just as Jesus Christ was represented as personification of the brightly radiant sun in the peak of its powers that brings the Golden Age on Earth and it is classified as a son of God, so Baldar, the son of Odin in the scandinavian mythology, is analogical to Jesus as he is described as having the same exact properties, while Odin was considered as the supreme god and illustrated sometimes as the Sun, mainly because of his one eye. Every ancient civilization to have had some type of religion or mythology to speak about the topic of God, had a story about the son of God who brings happiness and radiates love and light which symbolizes life in its most pure and beautiful spiritual state (The Golden Age). This is beautifully represented in the stories of the Egyptians, Babylonians, Hindus, as well as the Christians regarding the "Holy Trinity". In modern teachings of Freemasonry this trinity is coming from the Sun (God) and it is illustrated as a triangle where the three angles represent the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, while the Eye in the center is symbolic of the Sun - the All Seeing Eye of God.


Most of the masonic lodges are studying the ancient religious mythologies of the mentoined above civilizations. According to some of them, the Holy Trinity is making God visible, for God exist outside of space and time, but through the Holy Trinity that makes Creation happen, God (or more specifically - his Mind) becomes visible. The Holy Trinity however, is God as well, therefore it is by his own will that he makes himself visible through the trinity. One observation of the sun during the day gives us the key of understanding the Holy Trinity and unraveling the ancient mythologies and religions. The sun has 3 stages during the day - dawn, midday and twilight. This alone shows us that everything in the material world is being born, reaches its peak and decays, regardless if it is a rock, plant, animal, human, planet, star, etc. The first stage - dawn ("Let there be light.") is associated with the Father from the trinity, the creator of the world. His color is blue because the morning light is veiled by a blue mist. After dawn, God sends its Son to bear witness of his Father's creation, his color is golden yellow because he is representation of the Sun in its most beautiful and powerful radiant state, thus Christianity speaks about the coming of the "The Golden Age" along with Jesus Christ (the SON of God the Father). The third stage of the day "twilight", symbolizes the Spirit robed in red, sitting for a moment on the horizon line and disappears into the darkness during the night to wander the lower worlds only to emerge again in the morning. This simple daily observation of the Sun not only shows us that everything has a beginning, a peak and an ending, but also that death is something inevitable and temporary. The egyptians worshiped the Sun as immortal because its emerging every morning was a symbol for the Spirit reincarnating over and over again. The passing of the sun through the zodiacs gave birth to many solar deities. The sun thus became a Bull in Taurus and was worshipped as such by the Egyptians under the name of Apis, and by the Assyrians as Bel, Baal, or Bul. In Leo the sun became a Lion-slayer, Hercules, and an Archer in Sagittarius. In Pisces, the Fishes, it became Vishnu, the fish-god of the Hindus. Godfrey Higgins after thirty years of inquiry into the origin of religious beliefs states his opinion in the following words: 
All the Gods of antiquity resolved themselves into the solar fire, sometimes itself as God, or sometimes an emblem or shekinah of that higher principle, known by the name of the creative Being or God.
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