Pyramids of similar design have been found all over the world, and have led many researchers to conclude that the ancient civilizations who built them must have derived from a common source. All of them were built as part of a religion in which the sun was central. Image credits: Egypt CC BY 2.0 by Jerome Bon, United States CC-BY-SA-3.0 by Skubasteve834, China public domain, Mexico CC BY-SA 4.0 by Daniel Schwen, Cambodia public domain, Canary Islands CC BY-SA 3.0 by Pedro ximenez, Tahiti public domain, India CC BY-SA 4.0 by MADHURANTHAKAN JAGADEESAN, Mesopotamia public domain, Azores CC BY-SA 4.0 by Torbenbrinker, Italy CC BY-SA 3.0 by Gianf84 at Italian Wikipedia, Mauritius CC BY-SA 4.0 by Uli sh
The existence of ancient solar religions is well known to academia—there are reams of evidence for ancient sun worship in texts, sites, traditions, and archeological finds, which have been studied by countless scholars.
For example, it is well known that the religion of the Indo-Europeans was solar in nature and that it is the origin of a vast set of religious traditions which branched off from it. It is also well known that the religions of Mesoamerica and ancient Egypt were solar.
As for the connections between solar religions, the Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl identified sun worship as one of the major traits shared by the civilizations of the ancient world, which along with much other evidence, led him to conclude that they had been in contact with and influenced one another. He proved they had the ability to cross the oceans, and thus this contact was possible, by crossing the Atlantic and Pacific himself in reconstructions of ancient boats.
Dr David Frawley, founder of the American Institute for Vedic Studies, also identified solar religion as the earliest religion of mankind and believes it is most completely and accurately preserved in the Vedic religion of India (a position I agree with).
Other researchers, such as Graham Hancock and Randal Carlson, have suspected that a common thread weaves the civilizations of the ancient world together, and numerous academics and researchers have documented the clear connections between a number of ancient cultures, even those that were separated by oceans.
A few writers and researchers—such as the 33rd Degree Freemason and prolific occult writer Manly P. Hall, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States (and possibly a Freemason), Thomas Paine—have concluded that a shared religion centered on sun worship is at the root of many ancient traditions.
However, as far as I’m aware, my book The Ancient Religion of the Sun is the first to attempt to bring together the evidence that reveals how ancient forms of sun worship derived from the same religion, and also demonstrates how this religion spread, and who spread it, providing a comprehensive history. In the book I cite the work of numerous academics and researchers across multiple fields, like linguistics, genetics, archeology, and theology, as well as ancient texts and indigenous oral histories, in over 1,300 references.
And, as far as I’m aware, my husband’s book The Ancient Path of the Sun is the first attempt to reconstruct the theology of the Religion of the Sun, using ancient sites, texts, and traditions.