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Discussion: Why Sun Worship? Your Understanding or Theory?

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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 05:19 PM
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Hello ATS.

Throughout the different cultures and kingdoms of mankind, Sun worship has been an ancient common denominator. It has been worshipped for its light, warmth, life giving rays, and even anthropomorphized into epic stories. It's movements have been carefully noted and charted in times before history. High regard of the Sun was esoterically assimilated into Christianity, and alluded to in the ideas of intellects throughout the ages.

In my studies I have not yet been satisfied with a deeper answer as to 'Why the human collective consciousness has pointed towards the Sun.'

What do you think?




posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 05:30 PM
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Keeper of Time and Direction
The Sun is faithful to its journey over the horizon (Horus-Risen). Cycles, seasons, hours, and bearing can be derived by observing the Sun each day.

Sustenance
Light from the Sun feeds and nourishes our bodies. It's the best way to supply yourself with Vitamin D. Not only that, but all surface life depends upon it.

What's deeper than this?



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 05:37 PM
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Well, why worship anything?
Personally, I think all religions and beliefs in a caring higher power are expressions of fear of the unknown and the infantile need of protection.
Why the sun?
Aside from the positive attributes you already named and, unlike many other dieties, we can at least see the sun.



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 05:39 PM
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See
Sight depends on Light. What is our sight anyway? Our eyes are simply processing light into information our brains can understand. So what are we seeing? We are only seeing Light.

Information Center?
Radios, televisions, the internet, and cellular phones utilize information in various energy forms, i.e., waves. Fiber optics has given us the ability to utilize information in light form. Is the Sun constantly bombarding our solar system with actual information?

Projector?
Acknowledging that all matter is fundamentally energy, and that energy is an information construct.... is the Sun the focal point of a projected reality?

What other thoughts?



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 05:59 PM
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I keep the Sun close to my heart. It is my God. Think about it. Keeps humans alive, lets greens thrive, and enriches every aspect of our planet. The Sun does so much, its usually overlooked in search of some other "God." Guys, the Sun gave us and most living things life, and I know we can't directly thank it for being there, but just appreciate it for what it is. It is energy, just like the energy flowing though our body and throughout the planet. I will worship something that keeps me living, rather than some made up God who we have no evidence of.



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 06:04 PM
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Sun Rulers
Prehistoric mythology around the world speak of Children of the Sun, creators of civilization. Pharos, Caesars, Emperors, and Kings all over the world held the banner of 'Son of the Sun.' What's going on with this?

Some of the most ancient and most sophisticated architecture is dedicated, aligned, or calculated according to the Sun.

Why such ancient emphasis on the Sun?



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 07:27 PM
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pretty simple. The sun is our life source and without it we would not worship anything or live to be precise. There could be other reasons like cosmic events with sun interaction etc, but when it boils down to it, I worship the sun just like any make believe god. Its visible, hard to look at and will eventually decide the fate of the planet and the solar system.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 12:15 AM
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My guess is that ancient cultures were fascinated by this bright fiery orb that cyclically appear and disappear, with zero understanding of how it helped life on earth flourish.
A cruder way of putting it is that they probably did not like the nights darkness and cold too much and grew fond of the sun, which kept things bright and warm.

All the mythology around the sun probably came much later.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 12:21 AM
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The Sun does so much, its usually overlooked in search of some other "God." Guys, the Sun gave us and most living things life, and I know we can't directly thank it for being there, but just appreciate it for what it is.


I would hardly say it is "overlooked"...

Its been the object of worship for millenia...

The question is... who put it there?




posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 06:50 AM
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The Sun brings us light, helps our plants grow, its light guides us through the world. The Sun is the dominant force in our lives. Maybe that's why the ancients singled the Sun out. Because we cannot directly look at the Sun. Because the Sun has thousands time more strength than any of us.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 09:07 AM
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The Sun isn't special, worship the one who made the star.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 09:23 AM
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The Sun is as essential to us as breathing. January and February are months where depressions are on the rise and it is potentially due to not enough sunlight.

March and Spring comes along and all of life renews itself. And many smiles come back !

The Beatles explained it better than me with this song...





S&F. Interesting thread !!!



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 07:50 AM
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Originally posted by ColCurious
reply to post by Sahabi
 

Personally, I think all religions and beliefs in a caring higher power are expressions of fear of the unknown and the infantile need of protection.


You may be correct. I came to this same conclusion regarding authority. We often look to our elders, leaders, bosses, politicians, spiritual leaders, and gurus for guidance... for orders to obey. It takes a great deal of responsibility, critical thinking, and decision making away from the individual. We lose our freedom and free will by obeying others, but it sure reduces the liability of personal responsibility.


Why the sun? Aside from the positive attributes you already named and, unlike many other dieties, we can at least see the sun.


Any ideas beyond the obvious reasons for Sun worship?



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 08:08 AM
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Originally posted by football6
I keep the Sun close to my heart. It is my God. Think about it. Keeps humans alive, lets greens thrive, and enriches every aspect of our planet. The Sun does so much, its usually overlooked in search of some other "God." Guys, the Sun gave us and most living things life, and I know we can't directly thank it for being there, but just appreciate it for what it is. It is energy, just like the energy flowing though our body and throughout the planet. I will worship something that keeps me living, rather than some made up God who we have no evidence of.


With all of our man-made technologies, comforts, and luxuries the Sun is easily overlooked today.

Appreciation and acknowledgement to the Sun is known to Sol, in my opinion. Entanglement and nonlocality connects us to everything if we acknowledge that we all originated from the One same source. The singularity point of our existence entangled All before the Beginning.

As we and the Sun are fundamentally energy, there is an even stronger bond that some fail to realize.



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 08:23 AM
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Originally posted by NOTurTypical
The Sun isn't special, worship the one who made the star.


The "Most High," who undergoes a 3-day cycle of death, resurrection, and rebirth during the end of December?


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posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 08:46 AM
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Originally posted by Sahabi
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Originally posted by NOTurTypical
The Sun isn't special, worship the one who made the star.


The "Most High," who undergoes a 3-day cycle of death, resurrection, and rebirth during the end of December?



What? Are you talking about santa claus?



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 08:50 AM
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maybe, just maybe our ancients weren't as stupid as they make them out to be, and concluded that suns powers life on earth, alongs w the moon for water currents.
it would probably be a too simple explanation.



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 09:37 AM
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Originally posted by Redevilfan09
pretty simple. The sun is our life source and without it we would not worship anything or live to be precise. There could be other reasons like cosmic events with sun interaction etc, but when it boils down to it, I worship the sun just like any make believe god. Its visible, hard to look at and will eventually decide the fate of the planet and the solar system.


Thanks for weighing in. All valid and truthful points.



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 09:38 AM
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Why worship the sun? The answer is quite simple, the sun is the closest thing to god we can find in the physical observable solar system. Without the sun there is no light for crops to grow, no clock to wake the trees and flowers from their slumber, no warmth from cold and no light to conquer the dark. In my opinion, taking the mayans for example, their understanding of astronomy way back when was in many ways on par (if not above) with our own current understanding so I wonder if its at all possible that they understood then that we are all made of star stuff. If thats the case they would hold a belief that god is within all of us.

My $0.02



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 09:50 AM
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Originally posted by Sahabi
Hello ATS.

Throughout the different cultures and kingdoms of mankind, Sun worship has been an ancient common denominator. It has been worshipped for its light, warmth, life giving rays, and even anthropomorphized into epic stories. It's movements have been carefully noted and charted in times before history. High regard of the Sun was esoterically assimilated into Christianity, and alluded to in the ideas of intellects throughout the ages.

In my studies I have not yet been satisfied with a deeper answer as to 'Why the human collective consciousness has pointed towards the Sun.'

What do you think?


[color=gold]STARS are what humans are made of so why not start there for showing appreciation?!

NAMASTE*******

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