“Allow the Senores y
Senoras da la Luz [Lords and Ladies of Light] to ...enter your soul.” –
Zia Summer, Rudolfo Anaya
“The Sun is the heart of
the Solar World (system) and its brain is hidden behind the (visible)
Sun. From thence, sensation is radiated into every nerve-centre of the
great body, and the waves of the life-essence flow into each artery and
vein…” – The Secret Doctrine, H.B. Blavatsky
"The cosmos is a vast
living body, of which we are still parts. The sun is a great heart whose
tremors run through our smallest veins." – Apocalypse, D. H.
Recently, I moved to New Mexico, the “Land of
Enchantment” whose colorful skies and sunsets have inspired many artists
and authors, including both Anaya and Lawrence quoted above. Sitting
under my viga and latilla-covered patio, I can watch transcendent
sunsets over Mount Taylor or -
the Navajo or Diné call it - Tsoodził, the sacred
mountain of the South. The inspiring sunsets have motivated me to
practice sungazing, an ancient, esoteric healing tradition.
It is claimed that meditatively gazing at the sun
right after sunrise or right before sunset brings into the body
life-force healing energy. Demonstrating that ancient wisdom often has
much validity, paradigm-expanding research suggests that such gazing
may, indeed, do so.
An Ancient Practice
In various forms, sungazing has been practiced by
many ancient cultures, spiritual practices, or healing traditions -
including Surya Yoga and qigong; Buddhism and Hinduism; and by Native
Americans, Aztecs, Mayans, ancient Egyptians, and pre-Christian Essenes.
Supposedly, adepts at gathering life-force energy can forgo food for
long periods through a variety of techniques, including sungazing.
According to the Encyclopedia of China, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Volume, ancient Chinese literature indicates that individuals
relying on life-force qi energy for nourishment should live much longer
with good health and extraordinary abilities.
The process has been given numerous names,
including inedia (fasting in Latin) or breatharianism, God-Eaters
(consuming divine spirit), and Bigu. The life-force energy has been
called many names throughout the ages, such as qi in China, prana in
or Holy Wind by the Navajo, Christian Holy Spirit; and, to make it a
more acceptable for scientific scrutiny, subtle energies or torsion
Scientists are actually beginning to notice some of
these life-sustaining practices. For example, Bigu, a process by which
qigong practitioners take in enough qi to forego food, was the subject
of “The First National Conference on The Bigu” held in 2000 at
Pennsylvania State University. In an example at the cellular level,
scientists reported that cells can survive in nutrient-free culture
after distant qi treatment (Yan et al, 2002).
However, it is emphasized that the purpose of
sungazing in this article is not to eliminate food. Quite the contrary,
the right foods are absolutely needed as building blocks to bring into
the physical the regeneration potential created by the infusion of
sungazing-mediated, life-force energy.
As indicated in the references, various sungazing
overviews are posted on the Internet. The following has been suggested
as one good way to initiate the process.
To minimize risk, practice sungazing one hour or
less before sunset or one hour or less after sunrise. And start
gradually. Because you are exposed to few ultraviolet rays during this
period, there is little risk. If you want to avoid all risk, check out
the technique indicated below for accruing the sun’s higher vibrational
energy without looking at any sunlight.
To enhance nervous-system regeneration, consume
high amounts of raw, uncooked fats (e.g., unpasteurized
dairy, coconut cream, etc) for some time before initiating sungazing.
The sun’s higher vibrational energy stimulates the nervous system, which
is composed mostly of fats. Overall, raw-fat consumption builds up the
nervous system, while cooked fats, which predominate in our diets,
deplete it over time. Unfortunately, prevailing health policies make it
difficult, but not impossible, to eat many of the most beneficial raw
After a month of consuming significant raw fats,
start gazing at the sun 10 seconds at the time period one hour or less
before sunset or one hour or less after sunrise. The next day add 10
seconds. If the weather is cloudy, gaze anyway, but do not add 10
seconds. Meditatively gaze without multitasking (listening to tapes,
Consciously draw the energy into the body.
Circulate it, putting it into any parts requiring attention. For
example, in the case of spinal cord injury, visualize the energy
circulating through the spine. After reaching two minutes of sungazing,
begin the conscious manifestation phenomena, visualizing the healing,
asking for it, praying for it, and feeling the solar energy as it
assists. Expect to be a bit dazzled afterwards.
When you reach a half hour after incrementally
adding 10 seconds, you may start to see more dramatic changes. Again,
the changes require sufficient fat reserves because the nervous system
will be highly stimulated.
If there are breaks in your sungazing schedule, do
not increase the period. For example, if you are sungazing for 70
seconds and forget to do so for a few days, begin again at 70 seconds.
For longer periods, subtract 10 seconds for each day missed.
Stand while sungazing, or if in a wheelchair, place
your feet on the ground. If it’s not too cold, connect to the Earth with
bare feet, which promotes further energy circulation due to the Earth’s
electromagnetic nature. After sungazing, move around for 20 minutes,
exercising the body. If you can’t walk, swing your arms. If you cannot
do this, blink your eyes or be aware of head movements.
With sufficient fat consumption, sungazing may
promote regeneration after spinal cord injury, although it will take
Energies Coming Into the Body
Although sungazing will affect you through
traditional physiological mechanisms associated with increased sunlight
exposure, such as improved vitamin-D production and pineal-gland
stimulation, the true benefits accrue by energetic mechanisms that are
anything but routine.
Specifically, the sun is composed of helium under
tremendous magnetic, gravitational and electric forces. As discussed in
the sidebar, when helium, an inert gas, is appropriately stimulated,
primal energy is emitted. Due to the sun’s size, the amount of emitted
inert-gas primal energy is huge. This energy moves much faster than
light. Although it takes light over eight minutes to reach earth, the
helium-derived, inert-gas primal energy arrives almost instantaneously.
Hence, when you see the sun rise, it actually has
been over the horizon for eight minutes; i.e., it has taken this long
for the light to reach you. Because the sun’s inert-gas primal energy
reaches you immediately, for eight minutes you can sungaze at the
horizon at the point you will eventually see the sun rise and get
exposed to the sun’s inert-gas primal energy without looking at any
Indoctrinated in prevailing scientific paradigms, I
had difficulty grasping faster-than-light phenomenon. It sounded too
much like Star Trek’s warp speed. Then I heard a lecture on
torsion energy by physicist Dr. Claude Swanson at the 2009 International
Society for Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, and pieces
starting falling into place.
Unfamiliar to most Western scientists, Russian
research has evaluated a new force called torsion, which helps explain
phenomena that have been difficult to understand with previously known
forces (i.e., electromagnetic, gravitational and, nuclear forces).
Torsion also seems to correspond to the life-force energy described in
many ancient traditions, such as qi or prana.
As discussed in Swanson’s book Life Force: the
Scientific Basis, torsion fields are generated by particle spin.
Whenever a charged particle produces electromagnetic waves, it also
creates torsion waves. Because atomic particles spin (e.g., electrons,
protons, and neutrons), it is a universal force. Torsion fields do not
follow existing rules of physics, especially with respect to time,
distance, and the speed-of-light limitation. For example, they do not
diminish with distance, like gravity for example, and penetrate barriers
that block electromagnetic energies.
Because they don’t follow the rules, torsion fields
also can explain many well-documented psychic phenomena - for example,
why a mother immediately senses that her son has been hurt in a war half
way across the world, why qigong masters can exert healing many
thousands of miles away, or why long-distance prayer may work. It also
provides a scientific conceptualization for mankind’s interconnectivity
and greater oneness stressed by so many spiritual traditions.
Relevant to sungazing, technologically
sophisticated experiments have been carried out documenting the sun’s
torsion fields. In the experiments, a parabolic mirror in a large
telescope at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory focused the sun’s
radiation onto sensors. The telescope, however, was fitted with a cover
to keep out normal light. The device detected a non-light peak of energy
corresponding to the sun’s true position of the sun - not its position
when its light reaches the observer eight minutes later on earth. This
signifies that torsion fields travel almost instantaneously.
A similar experiment was carried out demonstrating
the life-enhancing nature of this energy. In this experiment, the sensor
was E. coli bacteria. Corresponding to the influx of torsion energy, a
large increase in bacterial growth occurred when the covered telescope
was pointing at the sun’s true position.
If this parabolic-focused torsion energy can
stimulate bacterial cell growth, it is not a big leap to conclude that
collecting this energy through the focusing lenses of our eyes also can
build up life-force energy within our own cells.
Consistent with these experiments, it has been
shown that the voltage through acupuncture points instantaneously
responds to solar flares. It does not require eight minutes for the
solar flare’s electromagnetic energy to reach the earth. In other
words, the sun is emitting some faster-than-light force that immediately
affects our physiology.
Today’s scientists are like the priests in
Galileo’s time: they already know the answer, so why look through the
telescope. Even though their presence is a short blip in mankind’s long
and rich history, they are intolerant of the wisdom of the ages
supporting life-force energy.
Paraphrasing German philosopher Arthur
Schopenhauer, every scientist takes the limits of his own field of
vision for the limits of the world. If it can’t be seen through their
glasses, it doesn’t exist. However, to correct this myopic view of the
world, Russian scientists have devised torsion glasses that allow us to
scientifically glimpse at the life-sustaining universe. Once the realm
of mystics, they’ve touched the face of God.