About Lara Atwood

I am a practitioner and researcher into the ancient Religion of the Sun, and most specifically the Indo-European branch of it, which is my own native tradition. I am author of the book 'The Ancient Religion of the Sun,' - a religion that I believe is one of the most ancient in the world, and the origin of many spiritual traditions and sacred sites around the globe. I run the YouTube channel SakroSawel and the website sakrosawel.com ("sakro sawel" means "sacred sun" in the Proto-Indo European language).

Ancient Prophecies of the End of Civilization

Ancient traditions of the religion of the sun preserve accounts of a series of world ages that were destroyed by global catastrophes. They describe how civilization periodically goes through golden and dark ages, and declines over time to be destroyed and spiritually renewed over again. Their ancient texts and teachings state that such [...]

By |2019-08-19T03:19:59+00:00January 26th, 2018|lost civilization of the sun|92 Comments

A Guide to Creating a Shrine to the Religion of the Sun

A shrine is a place set aside for spiritual reverence, worship, and communion. It could be someone's own personal shrine, or one that is shared with others. It can be indoors or outdoors, and range from something very simple in someone's own home or garden, to something more elaborate and on a larger scale like [...]

By |2020-01-04T08:41:10+00:00October 22nd, 2017|religion of the sun|71 Comments

The Lost Civilization of the Sun – A Missing Link in Our Ancient Past

After a short hiatus, here is the next video from Sakro Sawel. A special thanks to my husband Mark for his knowledge that has made this video possible, and to the research of Martin Doutre of http://celticnz.co.nz/  - both of which have helped me be able to piece together the narrative presented in this video. [...]

By |2018-10-13T08:50:35+00:00October 14th, 2017|lost civilization of the sun|68 Comments

Who is Odin/Wotan?

Odin/Wotan is the mysterious wisdom bringer and god of the Norse and Germanic people. But in this video I explain why I think he is so much more. Join me as I traverse legends, mythology, local histories, and ancient sites, from Europe, to Turkey, Egypt, to Easter Island, and right through Central and [...]

The Song Odin by the Band Faun

Here is the song called Odin being performed live by the band Faun, featuring Einar Selvik from the band Wardruna and Martin Seeberg (a Danish musician). Since I've just made a video about Odin, I thought I'd share it. It's sung mostly in German. The song lyrics include a lot of mythology about [...]

By |2020-01-01T04:03:17+00:00August 3rd, 2017|odin-wotan|49 Comments

The Religion of the Sun – Spirituality of a Lost Ancient Civilization

This is my first video - the next one will be about Odin, and is in the works. Vast numbers of megalithic sites across the ancient world align to the sun at the solstices and equinoxes, including Stonehenge, the Great Sphinx of Egypt, the statues of Easter Island, the temple at Angkor Wat, [...]

By |2018-06-30T07:25:22+00:00July 15th, 2017|religion of the sun|41 Comments

9 of the Most Common Mystical Experiences

Have you ever had a mystical experience? Chances are, you’ve had many, as they can happen to us regardless of our belief, age, and culture, and often occur spontaneously. Their sometimes wanted, or even unwanted intrusion into our seemingly otherwise ordinary lives, can reveal a spiritual reality that influences and interconnects all that we are [...]

By |2020-01-01T03:43:35+00:00June 1st, 2017|mystical experience|7 Comments

Experiencing Consciousness by Being in the Present Moment

Have you ever had a moment where you felt a heightened sense of awareness in which you could tune into your environment and people around you allowing you to perceive things you wouldn’t normally? Or ever experienced becoming aware in a dream in which you were then able to start making decisions within the dream [...]

By |2020-01-01T03:47:18+00:00October 29th, 2015|consciousness|3 Comments

Out-of-Body Experiences – Our Natural Connection to Other Dimensions

Krishna teaches his disciple, the prince Arjuna, whilst he is out of the body. We have the potential to travel to other dimensions. We’ve always had this ability - in fact, it’s just part of what it is to be human. This should be the discovery of the century, if it hadn’t already [...]

By |2020-01-01T03:52:30+00:00September 1st, 2015|out-of-body experiences|20 Comments

The Symbolic Burning of the Knights Templar at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Katy Perry performing her single Dark Horse at the 2014 Grammy Awards. She is wearing the red cross of the Knights Templar and is symbolically being burned alive with four demons conducting the ritual behind her. The performance of the song “Dark Horse” by pop singer Katy Perry at the 2014 Grammy Awards [...]

By |2020-01-01T04:56:58+00:00September 22nd, 2014|society & pop culture|1 Comment