A little meditation post Halloween regarding everyone’s favorite concept the Vampyre and the Sun. Why should a vampire fear a cross? Is it the Christ they fear? Or is it the Sun?
The Sun that represents life in a stark contrast to their embodiment of death. The cross is just a holy symbol adopted by Christianity (regardless of methods of crucifixion) which represents the Sun and cycles of the Sun. If a Vampyre is of the Dead, undead, living dead. Then the Sun puts them to rest or brings life to the death. A dead body is Cold, like Winter, and a live body has warmth like Spring. The Sun brings the spring which brings life. The Solar Cross represents life. Solar worship is one of the primary means of interpreting the All or Existence and life itself. Without the Sun we would not have life or existence. Throughout Indo-European (and many other) cultures, considering the Sun as sacred or as a God that give life was a staple in spirituality. Often those who were considered Enlightened were either refereed to a shining, or illuminated as they cut through the darkness with truth. Often these teachers were depicted with halos, or sun rays. I think it is time we remembered where these symbols in our cultures come from and begin destigmatizing them. They are not political. As they have been around for ages, across many cultures. One thing that could be said as a truth Is what is in common amongst the differences. The sun is one of these truths. A quote attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte goes as such. “If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.” Beginning your morning, be it working out, fighting, going to work, or studying, by praising the sun. It may be a meme now due to a video game. But was that game wrong about Indo-European culture? Bro, Do you even praise the sun?
Hail the Sun!
Hammer and Vajra
P.S Because it has to be said. Nothing written on this page, nor images posted are related to any political movement or racism. Unfortunately, unwise and super sensitive people on Facebook reported this post (which is from Halloween 2018) because of a Swastika (Sun symbol) photo taken by myself at Herculaneum.