Sungazing is the act of looking directly into the Sun. It is sometimes done as part of a spiritual or religious practice.

The human eye is very sensitive and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can lead to eye degeneration. cataracts and even blindness. Medical studies have shown that even when viewing a solar eclipse the eye can still be exposed to harmful levels of ultraviolet radiation.

Your doctor will warn you about how dangerous the sun is and how harmful it can be to your health. They recommend that we wear sun screen and shades and limit our exposure to harmful UV rays. People complain about skin cancer, sun damage, and sun blindness but these have little to do with the sun. Studies have shown that sun exposure helps to heal melanoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It appears that the sun is a great healer.

How do you Safely Gaze at the Sun?

Sun Gazing can be used as a source of energy and sustenance. It is a gradual process but has the same effect which is that one gradually loses their appetite for physical food and subsists on the background energy of the Cosmos. Research into anything like this before attempting to try it if you chose to do so by your free will. If you do it correctly you will not experience the above issues and concerns.

Eye Sungazing

Harmful UV radiation does not appear until 45 minutes after sunrise and 45 minutes before sunset. You can use a UV detector and find somewhere where you have clear sight of the horizon such as over an ocean or down a hill to the horizon. Also it works best when you combine with meditation, focus and deep breathing. Then you start with 15 seconds and go up 15 seconds each day until you reach 45 minutes of sun gazing. Ideally do on consecutive days or at least every morning and evening the sun is out. If there are clouds you can still sun gaze by imagining the sun through the clouds and also inviting light codes in that penetrate the clouds.

Atmospheric Refraction at Sunrise and Sunset

The sun is refracted by the earth’s atmosphere at sunrise and sunset. When you gaze at the sun soon after dawn or just before dusk you are not looking at the sun.  What you observe is an image of the sun whilst the actual sun is under the horizon. This is like a holographic image or mirage. The atmosphere refracts light according to frequency of the light. Higher frequency UV light is not bent or refracted as much as the lower frequency visible light. This is why UV meters don’t read any UV for up to 45 minutes after sunrise and 45 minutes before sunset.

Refraction of sun

Light travels through our atmosphere and the energy of the light from the sun is transformed. Light codes from the sun are bounced around with the sunlight through the atmosphere. This triggers activation and downloads of information. Information in the light itself is made more available because we are not seeing the sun and the transmission of light through earth atmosphere also plays a role. By decoding spectra of information we can perhaps discover the hidden information contained within the sunlight.

At sunrise and sunset when the path through the atmosphere is longer the blue and green spectra are removed almost completely. This leaves the longer wavelength orange and red spectral hues. Sunlight that may appear deep red is scattered by cloud droplets and other large airborne particles. These light up the horizon in a beautiful display of red and orange. In evening, the air contains more particles than at morning resulting in sunset colours being brighter than sunrise colours.

Also, light from the lower edge of the sun’s disk is refracted more than light from the upper edge. This reduces the apparent height of the sun when it appears just above the horizon. As the width is not affected the Sun appears wider than it is high.

Sun Refraction

Remember that the sun appears to rise from the horizon but it is actually the movement of the earth that causes the sun to appear this way. By the way this is one of many scientific observations that prove the earth rotates around the sun and thus discredits the literal flat earth theory which some people still believe in.

Sungazing in the Media

A man named Hira Ratan Manek has been doing a lot of walking the walk in terms of actually living on light through Sun Gazing. He tours the world sharing his experience and knowledge with others who desire to seek further into the world outside The Matrix and limitation. After he retired he began to research and study the ancient practice of sun gazing in which he had been interested in since his childhood. This method was an old but forgotten method, which had been practiced, in the ancient times in many different parts of the world.”

There is a documentary which has some scientific standards and tests that are used to determine the effects of Sun Gazing on the brain and body. The creator of the documentary Matthew Wilcox is a student undergoing the practice of Sun Gazing and having his brain hooked up to a machine to see what happens to it while he is being monitored. You get to see the results in the documentary.

He also visits an eye doctor to see if there is any damage sustained from doing these practices and as Matthew expects they find nothing. There is apparently no UV radiation coming from the sun during sun rise and sunset and these are the suggested times that one stand outside and look out into the Sun. It sounds crazy but there are a lot of people that have had successful health benefits and no adverse problems as a result.

These individuals are attacked intensely because of the programming installed into us from birth. The entire way our reality and bodies work needs to be updated and re-written as it is much more amazing and metaphysical than we could have ever imagined.

Health Benefits of Sungazing

The practice of sungazing closely resembles its name. At sunrise and/or sunset, when the sun is closest to the earth, sungazers stand barefoot on the earth and look directly at the sun for 10 seconds. Every day, 10 seconds are added and some sungazers eventually reach a duration of 44 minutes.


The theory is that the sun is the force of all life, and staring at it can infuse the body with large amounts of energy. So much so that one of the sungazers featured in the film, Hira Ratan Manek, claims to have gone eight years without eating. He has been eating a steady diet of solar rays and claims that this is all he needs for nourishment.

Our ancestors understood the relation between the sun and health. From the Aztecs to the ancient Egyptians, many past societies revered sungazing as an esoteric practice for high-ranking priests and shamans. Today, it is experiencing a resurgence in popularity and sungazers claim it has its benefits.

Sungazing boosts production of melatonin and serotonin. Research shows sungazing stimulates the pineal gland as the direct sunlight hits the eye, moves through retinal-hypothalamic tract, and then hits the brain. This stimulates the pineal gland, also known as the “master gland”. This boosts the secretion of melatonin and serotonin, our “feel-good” hormones.

You receive increased energy levels. Modern day sungazers say the practice has boosted their vitality. This is probably related to the secretion of the aforementioned hormones.

Sungazing increases the actual size of the pineal gland. Not only can this practice boost hormone levels, it has also been shown to increase the size of the pineal gland. Normally, as we age, the pineal gland shrinks. However, brain scans of a long-term practitioner of sungazing show that this 70 year-old man has a gland three times as big as a normal man.


Sungazing Promotes weight loss. One of the historical theories for sun gazing was that the body and mind could be nourished by the sun, reducing the need for food. Similarly, some modern day sungazers say they have lost excess weight, and some even report a total loss of the desire and need to eat.

Sungazing is an interesting practice that touches the spiritual and psychological realms and crosses the boundaries of perception of what can really be achieved in a human body.

Everyone is wired a little differently and this practice isn’t for everyone. If you choose to partake, do your own research, be careful, be cautious, and document your experience.


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