Christmas is a solar festival, an ineffable cosmic festival with its origin in the mysterious night of the centuries.

The three-dimensional physical sun is only the medium through which the spiritual sun acts. The physical sun meets the mystical sun, the sun of midnight, the star of Bethlehem, the Cosmic Christ.

All ancient religions paid homage to the sun. Even the Vatican is constructed so that its doors open towards the east, towards the rising sun. The early Christians always repeated with great devotion: “Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Sun”...

...There are three forces at work in all galaxies: the first is centripetal; the second is centrifugal; the third is neutral, serving as a point of support and equilibrium. The centrifugal force imparts movement in spiral form to a nebula in the same way that a whirlwind raises dust in a spiral manner...

...Ancient esoteric traditions affirm that the Transcendental Church exists in the central sun Sirius...

... The sun which warms us and gives us life, our beloved sun, source of all life, is located approximately 30,000 light years from the center, i.e. two thirds of the distance from the center of the galaxy to the perimeter. It appears to be near the interior ring of a spiral arm, near a group of very weak and distant stars, and near another group, which is closer to the center...

Samael Aun Weor. Excerpt from the book: "The Buddha's Necklace"

The Crib of the World

The stable or Crib where the Infant-God is born is the Divine abode of the Soul, the eternal Temple now invaded by the animals of desire. It is urgent to know that unfortunately inside the Soul's kingdom there are animal Elementaries of desire. Those nourish themselves from the inferior substances of the animal lower deeps of the man. They live and multiply there, those animal Elementaries make up that which is called the EGO; therefore it's not an exaggeration to say that the I exists pluralized. The I is made up y animal Elementaries, the animals from the stable where the Infant-God is born to save the man. Each animal Elementary represents a certain defect; when we annihilate a defect, it's corresponding Elementary dies. We need to die from instant to instant, we need to dissolve the Psychological I that always reincarnates to satisfy his desires.

Samael Aun Weor. Gnosis in the 20th Century.

My brothers and sisters: observe the King of Stars in his elliptical orbit as he travels from South to North and back again... The Sun-god, however, does advance northwards on December 24th to animate and give heat and life to all creatures.

The Infant-Sun is born on December 24th in order to dawn on December 25th; he crucifies himself at the spring equinox to give life to all that exists.

The fixed date of his birth and the variable date of his death have a profound significance in all religious theologies. In the northern regions of our world, in winter, there are long hours of darkness and few hours of light. On one of those very long nights, the Child of the Sun was born, frail and helpless, in this humble stable, our world.

The sign of the Celestial Virgin rises on the horizon at Christmas, and it is then that the Child is born to save the world. The Christ-Sun, in His childhood, is surrounded by dangers, and the kingdom of darkness lasts longer than His [of light] in the beginning, but He lives despite all the dangers that threaten Him.

Time passes by... the days become cruelly longer, and the spring equinox arrives. This is Holy Week, the moment of crossing from one extreme to another, the moment of the Lord’s crucifixion in this world. The Christ-Sun crucifies Himself on planet Earth to give life to all that exists. After His death, He resurrects in all creation, ripening the grapes and the grain. The law of the Logos is sacrifice. This is the cosmic drama that is repeated from moment to moment in all infinite space, in all worlds, in all suns. This is the cosmic drama that is represented in all the temples of Egypt, Greece, India, Mexico, etc. This is the cosmic drama that is represented in all the temples of all the worlds of infinite space. The secondary aspect of this great drama has its parallel in the life of any high initiate who, by a Revolution of Consciousness, obtains the Venustic initiation and becomes a Solar Hero.

Samael Aun Weor. Excerpt from the book: "The Buddha's Necklace", chapter: The Infant-Sun