followed the blinding light. But in the solar mystery schools, it was the other way around.Archeologists have found that in every templeof the sun in every part of the world: Egypt, In-dia, Mexico, Peru and so on, there was a caveor chamber under it that was completely sealedin darkness. They correctly hypothesized thatthese were initiation chambers. According to therites of ancient solar mystery schools, the initi-ate would meditate in total darkness for days,and then the high priest would bring the initiateout to an open part of the temple to gaze at therising sun. The combination of the light sensi-tive hormones and the darkness sensitive hor-mones flooding the brain would cause the initi-ate's third eye to open.Solomon's temple, according to historicalrecords, had underground tunnels and cham- bers, which were thought to be storage rooms, but, more likely, initiation chambers. Further-more, the design of Solomon’s temple suggeststhat it may have been a sun temple and that ini-tiates may have sungazed from the Holy Place.There are techniques that facilitate communica-tion with the sun during sungazing. The basictechnique of sungazing can be read at the back of this newsletter, but once you have reachedthe 15 minute point in your practice you canadd these other techniques to enhance your ex- perience. The sun transmits information or wis-dom through our eyes, including the third eye,or pineal/pituitary gland complex, when wesungaze. If you look at the pineal gland under amicroscope you will see that it's covered by un-usual crystalline structures that effectively makeit an antenna sensitive to electromagnetic stimu-lation. So when we sungaze, we become humanradios that receive signals from the sun. If the pineal is the antenna, what is the battery? Om-raam said “the solar plexus is in contact with theentire cosmos and serves as the medium throughwhich man communicates with the universe.”So the solar plexus is the solar battery that pow-ers our communication. Thus, the receptivity of the pineal gland is enhanced when the solar plexus is charged, and this is done by sungazingin the Y position, where you stand with feet to-gether and arms and hands spread out. This Y position was thought by the ancient Greeks tochannel the sun’s ethereal radiance, which origi-nated in the Great Central Sun. In other words,the Word. Plutarch wrote that our etheric bodyabsorbs this radiance. I have seen pictures of sun worshipers from all over the world: Hindus,American Indians, ancient Egyptians, Medievalmonks, Russians, Incans, and even prehistoric petroglyphs all standing in the Y position facingthe sun. Only sun yogis can maintain this posi-tion for any length of time. An alternate posi-tion, which is just as effective, is to bend thearms at the elbow and have the forearms raised.So we have this sungazing position that trans-forms us into human radios. But how do wetune into the mind of God, the Solar Presence inthe Great Central Sun? In order to have thisatunement, we need to do three other things be-sides sungaze. We need to activate the three oth-er upper chakras through prayer, meditation,and chanting mantras or singing sacred songs.Chanting and singing with devotion activatesthe heart chakra. Praying out loud with willfulintent activates the throat chakra. And meditat-ing in stillness with mindfulness activates thecrown chakra. This was part of the daily pro-gram of every solar mystery school includingthat of Akhenaton in Akhetaten, that of Pythagoras at Crotona, that of master Omraamat the Bonfin, Blagoslovenia, IDEAL and other communities, and, most recently, that of themessenger David Lewis and the Hearts Center.In the next few years it will be increasingly im- portant to maintain our atunement because theoutpouring of energy and information from thesun will increase exponentially. We are now ex- periencing an incredible increase in solar ener-gy. We are in the middle of an eleven-year solar cycle that will peak in 2012. Scientists predictthat because of planetary alignments within our solar system plus the alignment of the solar sys-tem itself with the center of the galaxy, the solar flares we will experience during this cycle will be greater than any experienced in recent histo-ry. Some people are fearful of what might hap- pen in 2012, but I am looking forward to it.The changes we are experiencing in the sun, theearth and in our consciousness are from thelight fruency of the Galactic sun. It is transmit-ting to our sun a higher level of radiation or in-telligence factor so that we will have the infor-mation we need to create a new earth of beauty,health, and peace. Omraam said that “The Ageof Aquarius will soon be upon us and thetremendous upheavals accompanying it willoblige human beings to understand the reality of the invisible world and the laws that govern it.But the beauty, splendour and harmony of thenew life that will emerge from these upheavalswill be beyond anything imagined by man. Allthose who have been secretly working for thecoming of the Kingdom of God throughout theworld will join forces and work together, andthe bastions of ignorance, materialism anddespotism will crumble and collapse. And it will be: nothing can prevent the coming of the newera, the new Golden Age.”So what we have to do is sungaze, pray, medi-tate and chant or sing so that we can tune intodivine intelligence which will enable us to cre-ate miracles in our lives. One person in a citythat’s in darkness can uplift everyone if he or she is one with divine intelligence. All that weneed to create a golden-age solar civilization of peace and prosperity will come to us throughthe sun if we are attuned with divine intelli-gence. We can be the DaVincis and Michelange-los of a renaissance in every area: art, education,medicine, energy, economy, and so on. Thegolden age is on-going, only it’s in the etheric.It will not descend into the physical. We mustrise up to it by going into our hearts and com-muning with the Word, the wisdom of the sun.
AN INTERVIEW WITH MARK AMARU PINKHAM
Mark Amaru Pinkham is an initiate of the Solar Brotherhood of Peru and a Templar Knight of The International Order of Gnostic Templars(IOGT). He will be speaking at the Hearts Cen-ter's Easter conference in Tempe. His talk will be based mainly on a fascinating book thatcould radically alter many people's ideas aboutthe history of humankind. In this book,
The Re-turn of the Serpents of Wisdom
*, Mark presentsa spiritualized history, with the main protago-nists being numerous masters of the GreatWhite Brotherhood associated with serpents or dragons. According to him, these Serpents of Wisdom have been around at least 104,000years. They have founded many great civiliza-tions, served as priest kings and hierophants,and built colossal pyramids, monasteries andsun temples. More recently they played a piv-otal role in some important historical events,such as the French Revolution and the foundingof the U.S.A. I found
The Return of the Ser- pents of Wisdom
fascinating reading and wantedto clarify a number of questions that came up.
When you call the masters of the Solar Brotherhood “serpents of wisdom,” I can see people taking that the wrong way because ser- pents and dragons have been depicted in scrip-