Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Aton, the Sun and the Holy Spirit - Sun Symbolism

Warning: Long.


2010’s most important celestial story may have been about another celestial disk, our Sun, waking up. To paraphrase astrophysicist Dr. Paul LaViolette, ‘Earth is under fire’ from our restless Sol. This is big news.

Scientists warn that from 2011 till mid 2013 we will see more and potentially destructive stellar activity as the Sun enters the most active part of its cycle known as “solar max.” Noting that this activity coincides with the end of the Mayan calendar, prophets warn this period will see dramatic signs in the sky (coinciding with even more tyrannical governance in the name of fighting terrorism, even louder high-pitched ringing in our ears, more body ache from scaling the new frequency or tone as we morph into a new species and, generally, more cosmic wonderment or weirdness).

Could the Sun’s awakening and light show be a ‘just in time’ cosmic anointing in tides of light and the prelude to fulfillment of Mayan and Christian End Time prophecy?

It’s beginning to look that way.

Here’s what’s happening.

A full-disk multi wavelength extreme ultraviolet image of the sun taken by SDO on March 30, 2010. (Credit: NASA/Goddard/SDO AIA Team)

Increased solar activity could give residents of the continental U.S., southern Europe and Japan the chance to see the northern lights for the first time in several years


After an unusually long period of low activity, a series of powerful solar events took place on August 1, 2010, where nearly the entire Earth-facing side of the Sun erupted in a tumult of activity, with a large solar flare, a solar tsunami, multiple filaments of magnetism lifting off the solar surface, radio bursts, and half a dozen coronal mass ejections (CMEs).

SUN STORMS: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory snapped this multi-wavelength extreme ultraviolet image of the sun, showing the Aug. 1, 2010, solar eruption that blasted charged particles toward Earth. The Class C3 solar flare triggered stunning aurora displays and geomagnetic storms on Earth that lasted about 12 hours. (Photo: NASA)

As the Sun awakens, NASA is keeping a close eye on space weather (and wondering what’s going on in our solar system and, indeed, the galaxy?!!!). Some are warning of potentially catastrophic events to come between now and mid-May 2012-2013. Others say they’ve been hearing this solar “kill shot” BS for years and nothing’s happened.

Richard Fisher, head of NASA's Heliophysics Division, explains what it's all about: "The Sun is waking up from a deep slumber, and in the next few years we expect to see much higher levels of solar activity. At the same time, our technological society has developed an unprecedented sensitivity to solar storms.” The intersection of these two issues is foremost on the minds of space scientists.

The National Academy of Sciences framed the problem two years ago in a landmark understatement entitled "Severe Space Weather Events—Societal and Economic Impacts."

It noted how people of the 21st-century rely on high-tech systems for the basics of daily life. Smart power grids, GPS navigation, air travel, financial services and emergency radio communications can all be temporarily knocked out (or even wiped out) by intense solar activity. In other words, basically everything upon which our lives now depend is at risk in the coming years.

A century-class solar storm, the Academy warned, could cause twenty times more economic damage than Hurricane Katrina. That would be a two trillion dollar disaster!

Much of the damage can be mitigated if managers know a storm is coming. Putting satellites in 'safe mode' and disconnecting transformers can protect these assets from damaging electrical surges. Preventative action, however, requires accurate forecasting - a job that has been assigned to NOAA.


Several prophetic traditions, including the Inca, foretell of immense changes during our time. As Kathy Doore observes, the Inca prophecies say that now, in this age, when the eagle of the North and the condor of the South fly together, the Earth will awaken. The eagles of the North cannot be free without the condors of the South.

The Aztecs also paid very close attention to the movement of the Sun and their calendar is second only to the Mayan in accuracy. For Aztecs, Tonitiuh was the god of sun and Tollan, the Aztec heaven. Interestingly, the original Mayan name homeland was called Tollan or Tula and it was from Tula where Quetzalcoatl ruled. Mayan prophecy says he’s expected to return in 2012.

The Aztec Calendar and the Sun. At the center of the Aztecs' calendar stone is the sun god, Tonatiuh. He is surrounded 20 day symbols. Tonatiuh's Face is the face of the sun, Lord of Heaven, around which takes place all daily and periodic phenomena

The face of Tonatiuh is in the center circle of the solar stone. Around the face are four squares called Nahui- Ollin, or Four Movement. According to Aztec legend, these squares represented the different ways that the four previous suns (or worlds) had come to an end: first by wild animals, then by wind, by fire, and by floods. The Aztecs believed they were living in the fifth and last world

I am fascinated by the similarity between the names and meaning of the names Tonatiuh (tona = to the sun and heat, tiuh = ir) and Aton, the name of the Disk during the reign of Akhenaton. This revolutionary thinker asserted that the Aton, “the Heat or Energy within the Disk” – also interpreted as the light that illuminates the Sun -- transcended and comprehended all other images of Divinity.

A disk with rays extending from it symbolized the Aton. The rays culminate in delicate hands that offer the “ankh” or key of life symbol. No other image was allowed in the temples. It reminded worshippers that the Essence of the Sun – the “heat” or the “heat and light” within the Disk – is not confined to the Disk itself, but is present and active, and life giving wherever the rays of the Sun reach. In the Hymn to Aton, Akhenaton wrote that these rays even penetrate deep within the sea.

Akhenaton, Nefertiti and family are anointed by the rays of the Aton

The Aton disk with downward beams ending in hands

Pentecost by Duccio di Buoniseqna. The eternal force of the Aton reappears in the Christian concept of Pentecost. While the disciples of Jesus were indoors praying, a sound like that of a rushing wind filled the house and tongues of fire descended and rested over each of their crown chakras. The Holy Spirit manifests as flames atop the disciples heads. Pentecost marks the birth of the Christian church

"Suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:2-3)

As I discuss in SOUL RISING, Christian art portraying the Pentecost, or the anointing of the disciples by the Son in that cosmic energy called the Holy Spirit, is virtually identical to the Amarna depictions of Akhenaton and Nefertiti receiving the rays/keys of the Aton.

In these depictions it is possible to see the connection between the Key of Life and the Holy Spirit. So clear is the correspondence that one wonders if the Pentecost is a revival of an ancient Gnostic ceremony or mystery school teaching?

The disciples experienced the Radiant Energy of the Sun in the Upper Room at Pentecost

Mary receives the mystical rays of the Holy Spirit from a brilliant light at Pentecost (L). Akhenaton and Nefertiti bask in the rays/keys of the Aton (r)

Jesus/Lord/Sun/Son beams Aton-like rays of light to the disciples at Pentecost

Qabbalah states that the Son of God, RA, or RAY, who is Jesus, the Light of the World.

If we substitute the Sun for the Son as the transmitter of this energy we can imagine a vibration coming from our star and illuminating the consciousness of the disciples, energizing and empowering them. Christian prophecy says it will be poured out on all flesh in the Last Days (Acts 2:16-21).

Part 2 coming soon....


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