Clanlord - Sun Cathedral as seen by Xan in a vision:
Book of the sun
I would like to
update you on some of the research I have been doing of late. I have
been spending increasing amounts of time in the library only to find
scraps of information. As we have no scholarly journal here on Puddleby
Isle I have yet to submit it for publication but I would welcome your
advice as to content, presentation and additional areas of study.
There are no known copies of the Book of the Sun. We do know some of
the content of that work because they were quoted in the text written
by the human, John of Split Pines, On the Establishment of Natural
John's work has been meticulously copied over the centuries, however
many variant editions are known to have existed. We do not know which
variant I have found in the Puddleby Library, or even if it is a
documented variant. Up until this point scholars have not even known if
copies of John's work still existed.
It is my hope that my work here will help to preserve this knowledge
for future generations. The volume in hand is so worn that many
portions are crumbling and illegible. It appears to have been the
working copy of a mystic named Theodus the Tired, who has annotated the
margins in many places.
The work seems to have 2 distinct sections with the first being a
collection of wisdom and instructions from those who follow the Sun and
the second section dealing with forms of worship and service. The
little evidence given suggests that the vast majority of followers were
mages of some sort. There appeared to be some sort of ranking to the
followers and priests of the Sun but its structure and function is
There did seem to be many different roles and variants to worship.
There was a significant amount of worship centered on a temple or large
church of some kind. Another branch was centered on more of a traveling
worship with small portable altars and individuals worshiping
completely out of the common eye.
All that being said it cannot be proven that this is in anyway an
accurate text and my translations and transcripts are far from
complete, but this is what I have to share with you, my fellow scholars.
I have begun to carefully copy quoted potions of the Book of the Sun from On the Establishment of Natural Order:
Am I not hidden?
Am I not alone?
Can I not exist apart?
A soul to myself?
Must I act as bidden,
In the play's of Gods?
I feel that I am myself,
Apart from my community.
Unseen hands guide and spirit pushes,
Concentration takes over all.
My mouth opens,Your words emit,
but they are of my heart.
A stout piece of unblemished Elm. 4 Ct.'s long.
2 bronze caps to be affixed to the staff in the ceremony.
1 bunch bramble berries
The ceremony must take place near a bend in a stream so that the . . .
. .[c]areful not to damage it with the heat . . . . . . in the light of
the blessed Sun to charge . . .
Align the internal structure of the stone in a North-South orientation
using a . . . . You may need to build an apparatus to accomplish this;
the smith will be of great help in this effort. . .
. . . Light and heat are 2 edged,
nurturing, growing, and creating,
burning, scorching, and destroying.
Use a seed to capture the power,
form and guide the light into a stable source,
draw from that source sparingly. . .
. . . Center on the stone until the gray haze forms in your mind, then
draw lightly from the living source, guiding and forming until you
visualize the restored body, step by step, as it was first created. Do
not be distracted by the world around you or you will have to draw more
from the source than you intend. Also, be careful not to use this
method on ailments of the mind and soul but on body alone for special
training is required to deal with mind and soul, such treatments are
available from those in the Temple.
. . . of the items the curse makes it nearly impossible to destroy.
Calling upon the Great Sun while nestling the afflicted item in the
bosom of the Earth is only the first step. Next you need a person
trained to . . . few are trained but seek them all the same, because .
Comments about the Sun Lord, this Scroll, or Religion in general are welcome here!
Take at look at what others have to say
Since this 18th day of the second month of the year 1999.
Ringsite: Sun Lord page by Maldacht
Webring: Clan Lord Webring