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"The proposition is that Sun is a living, conscious being with an intelligence that dwarfs our own. I am not only suggesting that Sun is a large complex system with some form of self-governing intelligence to it, but also that it is a living being, aware of itself and its place in the universe; that it is fully conscious and communicates with other conscious beings at its own level, and other levels; that its consciousness is so far beyond what we enjoy that it could be accorded deity status of a high order, and be recognized as a conscious being by atheists and agnostics, whatever spin they put on it.
As staggering as this proposition might seem, it is hardly novel, and was once held as a near universal belief or understanding in most parts of the globe. It is possible that generations of Neolithic peoples, the ancient Sumerians, Chaldeans, and Assyrians, the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Maya, Inca, Aztec, and the ancient Celts and Native Americans were not completely deluded. Perhaps they were right to regard Sun as a living celestial being, rather than view the prime enabler of life-on-Earth as just another random event in the infinity of space, deserving neither credit nor appreciation. We can add the world's 750 million Hindus to the list above, as well as followers of Shinto, the native Japanese religion revering Sun goddess Amaterasu."
- Gregory Sams, Sun of gOd, p. 75…

"In the center of all rests the sun. For who would place this lamp of a very beautiful temple in another or better place than whence it can illuminate everything at the same time? As a matter of fact, not unhappily do some call it the light of the world, others the mind, and still others the pilot of it all. Hermes Trismegistus calls it "a visible God," Sophocles' Electra calls it "that which gazes upon all things." And so the sun, as if resting on a kingly throne, governs the family of heavenly bodies which wheel around."
- Nicolaus Copernicus, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, 1543…

"The sun alone appears, by virtue of his dignity and power, suited for the duty of moving the planets, and worthy to become the home of God himself."
- Johannes Kepler, The Harmony of the World, 1619…

"The sun? Conscious? How?" "In a way lower organisms like you have difficulty to grasp. One thought from the source takes longer than a human life. A conversation with other stars takes thousands of your years." "All the stars are conscious?" A dry laughter resounded. "Of course. They are the original inhabitants of the cosmos. Without them there would be no organic life, let alone organic consciousness."
- Elian Lazaro, Elysium, p. 151

"Our ancestors worshiped the sun, and they were far from foolish. And yet the sun is an ordinary, even a mediocre star. If we must worship a power greater than ourselves, does it not make sense to revere the sun and stars?"
- Carl Sagan, Cosmos, p. 243…

"The stars are living creatures made mostly of fire (they have the fairest bodies and the happiest and best souls). Either the stars are gods, or are likenesses of the gods. These visible gods (or images of gods) must be worshiped with higher honors than all others."
- Plato, Epinomis…

Eustace: "In our world, a star is a huge ball of flaming gas."
Ramandu: "Even in your world, son, that is not what a star is, but only what it is made of."
- C. S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, chapter XIV…

"By measuring the number and luminosity of observable galaxies in the known universe, astronomers put current estimates of the total stellar population at roughly seventy billion trillion."
- Maria Temming, How Many Stars Are There in the Universe?…

"There's a lot more out there than even the most die-hard believers could possibly fathom. The truth is that we - and by "we" I mean this planet and the people of this planet - are in essence blind to what is really going on in the cosmos and in outer space."
- Smooth Genestar, Dimensions…

"The Sun is a force of intelligence that fuels your very existence, and creates the environment under which you can evolve. The Sun reads its creations, and in turn feeds the creations what they need."
- Merkaba, Visionary…

"It is the stars,
The stars above us, govern our conditions." 
- William Shakespeare, King Lear, act 4, scene 3, page 2…

"Surya Namaskara, also known in English as Sun Salutation (literally "Salute to the Sun") is a common sequence of yoga asanas. Its origins lie in India where the large Hindu population worships Surya, the Hindu solar deity." 
- Wikipedia, Surya Namaskara…

"His bright rays bear him up aloft, the God who knoweth all that lives,
Sūrya, that all may look on him.
The constellations pass away, like thieves, together with their beams,
Before the all-beholding Sun."
- Rig-Veda, Hymn L. Sūrya…

"The Christian apologist Tertullian agrees that from the earliest days of the introduction of this religion in the West, the more enlightened men who had examined it, pronounced it to be merely a sect of the Mithraic religion, and that the God of the Christians, like that of the Persians, was the sun. In Christianity there were sundry practices remarked which betrayed that origin: the Christians never said their prayers without facing the East, or that part of the world whence the sun rises. All their temples and all their religious meeting houses were anciently facing the rising sun. Their holy days in each week had reference to the day of the Sun, called Sunday or Day of the Lord Sun. All these practices derived their origin from the very nature of their religion."
- Charles Francois Dupuis, 18th century professor at the College du France…

"The Christian religion and Masonry have one and the same common origin: both are derived from the worship of the Sun. The difference between their origin is, that the Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the Sun, in which they put a man whom they call Christ, in the place of the Sun, and pay him the same adoration which was originally paid to the Sun, as I have shown in the chapter on the origin of the Christian religion."
- Thomas Paine, The Origin of Masonry…

"Thus in the controversy about the Plurality of worlds, it has been considered, on purely antecedent grounds, as far as I see, to be so necessary that the Creator should have filled with living beings the luminaries which we see in the sky, and the other cosmical bodies which we imagine there, that it almost amounts to blasphemy to doubt it."
- Cardinal John Henry Newman, An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent, 1870…

"This book is a slightly revised version of my doctoral dissertation entitled Solar Worship in the Biblical World which was submitted to the Graduate School of Yale University in the Spring of 1989. As may be judged from the title of that work, I had at one time planned to cover more territory than sun worship in ancient Israel, but found the material pertaining to ancient Israel so vast that I never got beyond it."
- Rev. Dr. J. Glen Taylor, Yahweh and the Sun: Biblical and Archaeological Evidence for Sun Worship in Ancient Israel…

"Issa-ra-el: the kingdom of the moon (Isis), Sun (Ra), and stars (El)."
- Mark Tokarski, Issa-ra-el…

"Look on the rising Sun: there God does live
And gives his light, and gives his heat away.
And flowers and trees and beasts and men receive
Comfort in morning, joy in the noon day."
- William Blake, The Little Black Boy, 1789…

"One of the things I'm interested in is the possibility that there might be consciousness, or mind, associated with heavenly bodies. All traditional religions have seen the sun as a god; the sun is a divine being in those religions. And when children draw a sun, they draw it with a face and a smile. So, the idea of the sun being alive is very ancient, found all over the world." 
- Rupert Sheldrake, in Science, Soul and the Spirit of Nature: Leading Thinkers on the Restoration of Man and Creation…

"Heal them, with fire from above;
kneeling - my God is the Sun."
- Queens of the Stone Age, My God is the Sun…

"If I am asked whether it is in my nature to revere the Sun, I again say - certainly! For he is likewise a manifestation of the highest Being, and indeed the most powerful which we children of earth are allowed to behold."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe…

"If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god."
- Napoleon Bonaparte…

"The Sun is God."
- Joseph Mallord William Turner, last words…

"So rather than be just another mindless religious robot, mindlessly and aimlessly and blindly believing that all of this is in the hands of some spooky incompetent father figure who doesn't give a shit, I decided to look around for something else to worship. Something I could really count on.
And immediately, I thought of the sun. Happened like that. Overnight I became a sun worshiper. Well, not overnight, you can't see the sun at night. But first thing the next morning, I became a sun worshiper. Several reasons. First of all, I can see the sun. Okay? Unlike some other gods I could mention, I can actually see the sun. I'm big on that. If I can see something, I don't know, it kinda helps the credibility along, you know? So every day I can see the sun, as it gives me everything I need: heat, light, food, flowers in the park, reflections on the lake - an occasional skin cancer, but hey, at least there are no crucifixions, and we're not setting people on fire simply because they don't agree with us.
Sun worship is fairly simple. There's no mystery, no miracles, no pageantry, no one asks for money, there are no songs to learn, and we don't have a special building where we all gather once a week to compare clothing. And the best thing about the sun: it never tells me I'm unworthy. Doesn't tell me I'm a bad person who needs to be saved. Hasn't said an unkind word. Treats me fine. So, I worship the sun. But: I don't pray to the sun. Know why? I wouldn't presume on our friendship. It's not polite."
- George Carlin, You Are All Diseased…

"The only rule, as everywhere, is the dual rule of gift and counter-gift.
According to Bataille, we live on the immense free gift of solar energy, on that natural excess and unreciprocated prodigality. But there is no natural excess and the sun does not dispense its energy free of charge. The Aztecs knew this, they who made it function by performing human sacrifices. Solar energy itself is the product of a dual, sacrificial exchange, a real potlatch. You sacrifice to the gods and they sacrifice in return, to make the light exist and with it the stars and living creatures. Or the gods sacrifice themselves first and human beings reciprocate: the dual form plays both ways. What would humans be if the sun afforded them its light with nothing in return? If they are not able to give anything back, they are nothing. Conversely, if the gods did not respond to human sacrifice with their blessings, they would be nothing. They would not even exist. Nothing has existence in itself. Nothing exists except in dual, antagonistic exchange.
We have put an end to this dual relation with the sun. With nuclear power and the bomb, says Canetti in a superb image, we have annexed the sun, we have dashed it down on to the earth, without any possibility of surrendering it, and its light then is a light of death.
Reversibility is still there, but it takes the form of vengeance."
- Jean Baudrillard, The Blowback Of Duality. In The Intelligence of Evil or the Lucidity Pact, pp. 188-189…

"The fact is clear that the Devil was at first considered a God, and was worshiped as such by several nations, including some of the early Christian sects. And the same is true of Jesus Christ and the Devil, that the same titles were applied to each, an evidence that they were both derived in common from the Pagan conception of good and evil, virtue and vice flowing and emanating from the same fountain, which was primordially the sun.
In Exodus 6, God is represented as saying: "I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as God Almighty." Now this God Almighty is found to read in the Hebrew Bible as Baal-Shadai, and in tracing the derivation of Beelzebub, the highest title for "your father the Devil," to its original analytic form, we find it terminate in Baal-Shadai. Thus, both are traceable to the same origin. Beelzebub, in its original Chaldean and Phoenician form, is Baalzebub. Then we have Baal-Shadai, God Almighty, and Baalzebub, the Devil. And on further research, we find these terms are essentially the same - that is, they were originally applied to the same being. Baal, as synonymous with Bel, was the Chaldean name for the Lord dwelling in the sun. Baal-Shadai was the sun in the zenith of his glory, and Baalzebub was the sun while in the constellation of the scorpion.
And then there is Baal-ial, or Baal-iel, a Chaldean and Phoenician solar title for God. This is the term from which the Devilish Beliel of the Christian New Testament is derived. Beliel comes from Baal-iel, Lord of the Opposite, which means a sign or constellation opposite to the sun at any given point. Adversary, another Satanic title ("your adversary the Devil," 1 Peter, 5-8), is also traceable to the same source - Adversary being like Beliel a sign at right angles, or adverse to the sun. Paul asks: "What concord hath Christ with Beliel?" I answer: the same that Christ had with the father, all being traceable to the same original source.
Dragon is another title for the Great Attorney General of the lower kingdom, and is found to be synonymous with Baal and Bel. St. John speaks of "that old Serpent which is called the Devil and Satan, the great Red Dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and a tail which drew the third part of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth." (Rev. xii, xiii) Here Serpent, Devil, Satan and Dragon are used as synonymous terms, as nouns in apposition. Now let it be observed that the Dragon was worshiped by the Canaanites under the name of Dagon, and that Dagon is compounded of Dag, the fish, and On or One, the Egyptian name for the God in the sun. And this On or One is the source to which "The Holy One" of Israel is traceable. Dragon, or Dagon, then, signifies Dag: the fish, and On or One: the sun - that is, the sun in the constellation of the fish."
- Kelsey Graves, The Biography of Satan, pp. 45-47…


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