In many places and eras, the sun was considered the most visible proxy of the divine and the most potent bestower of spirit, light and life.
The ancients did not simply observe the movements of the celestial bodies but personified them; creating detailed and creative mythologies. These stories are based on thousands of years of observation of the movements and interrelationships of astronomical objects and the earth. The sun figured prominently in the stories of every culture worldwide. Arguably the most influential pioneer of the inward journey, Carl Jung, likened the self to the Inner Sun. This Inner Sun is the source of realization of ones true nature.