Lara Atwood biography

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Lara Atwood biography2018-12-06T09:42:06+00:00

Lara Atwood

I’m a practitioner of and researcher into the native Indo-European religion of my ancient ancestors, who migrated into Europe many thousands of years ago from the Steppe region, and which is a branch within a larger family of related solar religions stemming from what I call the ancient Religion of the Sun. I am descended from both those Indo-Europeans who migrated into Europe, and those who remained around the Steppes until the Russian revolution (which they fled). I am of mixed Indo-European heritage – being of British, Germanic, French, and Slavic ancestry.

Between 2011 and 2016, I helped co-author my husband’s book on the ancient Religion of the Sun titled The Path of the Spiritual Sun by providing much of the research in it. Since 2013 I’ve written a number of articles and blogs that have been featured on the GaiamTV (now Gaia), David Icke, and Waking Times websites. I now run the Sakro Sawel website and the YouTube Channel of the same name, which my husband Mark and I created in 2017, as a place to share our research on the ancient Religion of the Sun and instigate its revival. The name Sakro Sawel means “sacred sun” in the ancient Proto-Indo-European language.

I authored the book The Ancient Religion of the Sun: The Wisdom Bringers and Lost Civilization of the Sun, which was published in 2018, and presents the research on the history of the ancient Religion of the Sun I have done primarily between 2016 until 2018.

Mark and I first came across evidence for the Religion of the Sun while researching and writing our book called The Path of the Spiritual Sun, which we began working on in 2011. Since then I have read well over a hundred ancient texts from different traditions and studied excerpts from many others. I have researched scores of ancient sacred sites and hundreds of ancient illustrations, as well as the oral histories of indigenous peoples from around the world. By combining this research with Mark’s spiritual experience, we were able to uncover the deeper meanings and practice of the ancient Religion of the Sun, which had become lost over time, as well as the story of its origins and history.

Currently, I’m completely dedicated to the practice of the Religion of the Sun, as well as to researching and reviving it so that people today can practice it again, just as their ancient ancestors did. I have already presented and produced a number of videos on the subject, and plan to make many more.

I grew up surrounded by the beauty of nature and had a number of spiritual experiences as a child, which prompted me to attend a session of Church and Sunday School with my best friend at the age of 7, even though my family was not religious. I was curious to find out more about spirituality, but was disappointed by the stale old Church and unintelligible sermon, and even more so by the silly stories of Sunday School that I couldn’t understand how anyone, even children, could believe. That was enough for me to decide that I needed to look further than the current mainstream religions for answers; instead I felt the spiritual was alive and teaching through nature itself, where I would spend everyday as a child immersed in the mystical sense I felt from it.

My great, great grandfather was a Cossack (in what is now Ukraine where the order was founded) on one side of my family. Being involved with the Cossacks my family were “White Russians,” who fled Russia (specifically Odessa in the Ukraine) to escape the “Red” Bolshevik revolution. On the other side of my family in Britain was a mysterious ancestor who was named after the city in Palestine (Acre) that was the headquarters of the Knights Templar in the East – making them possibly a Crusader or member of the Templars. This name traveled with my family line to Scotland, where it is believed the Templars fled after their persecution in France to found the Freemasons, and my grandfather still carried the name hundreds of years on. Because of the often secretive nature of the order, and the scant records kept, I’ll probably never know if a member or members of my family were involved in the Knights Templar. Still, I believe today that spiritual principles and knowledge again needs to be defended by “spiritual warriors,” as well as the right to pursue the most fundamental reason for existence – spiritual awakening.

I respect the right of all people to practice the religion of their choice, as long as its ideology does not prevent others from doing the same and/or it promotes unprovoked violence towards any other living beings. I also believe that all peoples have the right to preserve their culture, their ethnicity, and their nations, as long as it does not infringe on the right of others to do likewise.

Media Appearances

May 2016 ~ Interview with Adele Park of Etched Magazine for article ‘Pinnacle of the Sun: The Magnificence of the Summer Solstice’ in Travel 2016 issue.

Nov 2018 ~ Interview with Jennifer of SOLoveInnerRadiance as part of the ‘Sol2Soul Global Summit 2’ hosted by Jennifer on Facebook. Interview is here:


  1. Karl November 23, 2018 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    “I respect the right of all people to practice the religion of their choice, as long as its ideology does not prevent others from doing the same and/or it promotes unprovoked violence towards any other living beings. I also believe that all peoples have the right to preserve their culture, their ethnicity, and their nations, as long as it does not infringe on the right of others to do likewise.”

    SPOT ON (spot the sun)

    • Michael November 25, 2018 at 11:36 am - Reply

      Yes, I agree that principle is a very good one to uphold Karl; it would be great if many others around the world could live by it.

  2. Bo Olsson November 6, 2018 at 7:10 am - Reply

    are you familiar with the Saga from Finland, explaining Oden somwhow differnt than the Norse traditions?


    • Lara Atwood November 6, 2018 at 2:13 pm - Reply

      Yes, I am. I came across it toward the end of last year. I found it quite amazing that there was a cave discovered where Igor Bock said there would be, and found his description of Odin/Oden intriguing, however, Igor is the sole source of the saga, which means that I can’t treat it as a verified source. Igor also had a very controversial life, which makes it even more difficult for me to see him as a reliable source. I was in contact with his friend Jim a while ago after he came across my videos, and he seemed like a really nice, genuine person. At this stage though, until I can see that Igor’s account is corroborated or verified, I haven’t used the Bock Saga as a reference for my research.

      • Laura November 15, 2018 at 2:27 pm - Reply

        Thanks for explaining that Lara. I have also looked a little bit into the Bock Saga and Ior Bock, and I certainly agree with you that his life, as presented in the mainstream media, was controversial. It was surprising for me to see that some elements in the Saga seem to echo some things I have learnt about the Religion of the Sun and its history, however other aspects, especially the ‘breeding system’ seemed opposite to true spirituality and higher principles (where a monogamous marriage is considered sacred). However I’m aware that over time religions and their principles might deteriorate and dark practices picked up, so it’s actually a great point that you made, that getting information verified is a way to validate it and pick up the aspects of truth that might still be preserved in the account.

  3. Del Parrish November 5, 2018 at 5:08 am - Reply

    I just watched your video on YouTube and it connected with me in a very unusual way in almost past life type memories. The fathers of our technological civilizations have been dubbed demons, ancient aliens, sorcerors, and keepers of lost knowledge, but reasonably and more likely, they are refugees of a section of the world wiped out by glacial meltwater floods. A civilization with high artistic, scientific, masonic, mathematical, and social structure. Not sure now what the reason is for this little note, but I felt a need to connect… ??? It seemed urgent.

    • Lara Atwood November 5, 2018 at 8:11 am - Reply

      Hi Del,

      I know exactly what you mean. I feel that many of us could have lived through those ancient events, and being reminded of them causes a kind of “deja vu” without really being able to understand why.

      Certainly in any case, these myths are so prolific throughout so many ancient cultures that they would have been told to us over so many different lives as to almost become a very intrinsic memory.

      Coming to this information again can then be a sort of re-remembering for many people.

      I think you are spot on with your intuitive sense of urgency. There are so many reasons why connecting with this information, as well as helping as many people as possible to re-remember it, is urgent.

      • Olga November 6, 2018 at 2:52 am - Reply

        Re-remembering is a great way of putting it. I certainly felt that when first coming across the spirituality of the sun.

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