Summer Solstice Poetry Contest 2024

The Order of Fire’s First Men group has been running an internal poetry contest.

The most recent theme was “Summer Solstice,” and the two winning poems were “Revive” and “Under the Glory.”

Our members vote for the winners, but all of the poems will be included in Volume 02 of PH2T3R: The Journal of Solar Culture

You can purchase Volume 01 via this Amazon affiliate link, or buy a copy signed by Jack Donovan from our store. 

"Under The Glory" - Theo

Under the Sun’s radiant glory, I recall,
I came down to burn bright, never to stall
And so I breathe, I rise and soar,
Slowly wisdom in whispers pour.

Father that crowns the azure sea, 
May I mirror your majesty
May I nourish your sacred flame,
My might and hope in this world’s game.
Where twilight meets the dawn’s first gleam, 
Few braves still guard the solar dream.

New men of old, they stand,
Oathed to the Father’s only command.
Rise, man of the Sun! Stand tall and bright,
You bear a weight given to few,
This realm’s order relies on you,
On your heightened silence and stormy light.

Rejoice, Brother! For I see the old way awaken
Omens are here, gods have spoken
A tribe of fire shall bond once more
A golden age relit within man’s core.

"Revive" - Dan

Block out the noise and clear your mind.
Leave the modern world behind.

Face the eastern sky, embrace dawns early light.
More time for thought.
More time for action.
Solar waves engulf and revive.

The sun — our wheel, our guiding star
Giving us purpose and clarity from afar.
Lessons we learned from a thousand years ago
Having deeper meaning, becoming status quo.
Man cannot thrive without hardship and strife
so we must challenge ourselves throughout life.
Virtues and Myths our ancestors told became 
the foundation for the brothers in gold. 

The first men keep the fire burning bright.
Primal and ancient, our weapon against the night.

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Invocation of the Storm

Jack Donovan told a mythic story about The Father calling down the gods of the storm — his Strikers — to drive back the darkness and nihilism of the Dragon, Negation. 

Invocation is an original Order of Fire collaboration between Jack Donovan (USA) and Fredrik Hedjenberg of Temple Trible (Sweden), who produced the epic soundtrack to realize Donovan’s vision. 

Invocation was inspired by the ideas in Fire in the Dark, and riffs on lines from Rig Veda — especially lines about the storm gods known as Maruts. However, the end product is syncretic — invoking the sun, referencing Sol Invictus, and tracking the god-archetype of The Father across the sky as he observes what is good. 

“But then…”

The Dragon known as Negation, who represents death and non-differentiation, appears, and The Father “pull the clouds across the sky to shield the heavens from his fury” and calls in his warriors to do battle against the dragon.

He reminds his Bulls — and the men who are listening — that we are alive now and no matter what the future holds, NOW is our time to burn like the sun!

Read more about the Dragon of Negation on this site. 

Add Invocation of the Storm to your workout playlists on Spotify, iMusic, and other streaming services.

PH2T3R on Spotify…

Support the project and buy the track (and remixes)  on Bandcamp. 

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Into The Light

Order of Fire original members Paul Begadon (Ireland) and Fredrik of Temple Tribe (Sweden) collaborated to produce the powerful single “Into The Light,” which is now available on all of the major streaming services as part of Temple Tribe’s Acropolis of the Ascended release. 

This rousing tribute to legendary men can also be found on Spotify and other streaming services. 



Fredrik’s music production here is powerful and cinematic — look for a similar collaboration with me in the future. 

In addition to being a strong argument for reading classic literature, Paul’s words convey the spirit of Solar Idealism and the culture we’re trying to create with the PH2T3R project and the Order of Fire.

Take inspiration from the great stories of the past and use them to inform your actions in the present and your vision for the future. 

The words for Into the Light also seem to evoke a Platonic world of the forms — a parallel world of perfection above and beyond us that peeks through the clouds in god rays and inspires greatness in men. 

I was so moved by this effort that I wanted to help spread the word, so I cut a lyric video for it. 

–  Jack Donovan

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Solar Wind Meditation

Fredrik Hedjenberg from Temple Tribe worked with sounds from NASA’s sun sonification project to develop this 10-minute solar meditation soundscape. This was a PH2T3R solar culture project that is a product of the Order of Fire. Temple Tribe and PH2T3R are both on Bandcamp, Spotify, and all of the large streaming services.


We created a video loop of the sun and posted it to our YouTube channel.


For more about Solar Meditation, watch this video explanation. 

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Crossing the Night Sea

The aim of the PH2T3R project has been to inspire and create new solar culture, so a few months ago I commissioned tattoo artist and musician Tod Janeczek to develop music for solar meditations. 

The end result is a three-movement ambient meditation soundtrack, titled “Crossing the Night Sea.”  You can listen to it and purchase it on the PH2T3R Bandcamp site

This project explores the psychological space of The Father in Darkness, as explained in Fire in the Dark. It was inspired by the mythic theme of the sun traveling through darkness and chaos when it is invisible at night — typified by the nocturnal journey of Ra, the ancient Egyptian sun god who crosses the night sea on a solar barge. 

I see it as a metaphor for confusion and chaos that The Father, as leader of himself and others, has to sort out behind closed doors, so that he can lead with decisively and with confidence. It applies to meditation in the sense of exploring the darkness and chaos of the unconscious inner world, and bringing the whole self into order and congruity. 

Each of us, as we meditate, becomes something of a solar “avatar.” 

The first track is meant to induce a meditative headspace, and it is titled “Golden Hour” — that hour of golden light before sunset. 

Here are the notes I gave to Todd to set the scene:

During the Golden Hour, the Avatar of the Solar Father proceeds across the beach toward the dead sea and the setting sun, hauling his Solar Barge, followed by his attendant priests. The priests chant *sóh₂wl̥, (PIE: sun) in low voices. One carries the solar sphere, while the other plays a monotonous beat on a primal skin drum. They are accompanied by otherworldly drones from unseen sources above and beyond the clouds. When the procession reaches the water, the priests paint the Avatar with solar symbols from across time to protect him during his journey across the dead sea into darkness and the void. As the sun sets, the Avatar prepares to board the solar barge and mounts the solar sphere on its bow. Incense is burned, and they whisper the prayer that invokes the Solar Father:

Pátér, Dyéus Pátér (Father, Shining Father)

Egoh hésmi wihrósyo séhwōl, (I am a man of the Sun)

gwem hésmi ménjos woghós. (Be my charioteer)

The Avatar climbs aboard the barge and the attendant priests assist him as he pushes off and begins his night journey, slipping off as a silhouette into the darkness. 

I performed the solar prayer, and hired James R. Basterd, a professional throat singer, to chant *sóh₂wl̥, and Clinton J. McMillan, my occasional ritual collaborator and the new owner of the Waldgang ritual space in the Pacific Northwest, provided additional chanting and throat singing in Proto-Indo-European. 

The second track, titled “The Solar Barge,” was the first track that Todd produced, and is meant to capture the idea of the solar barge floating on the night sea, as the solar avatar moves deeper into darkness and the chaos of the inner world. 

The third track is titled “Blue Hour and Ascension,” and it is meant to evoke the continuation of the solar journey, the “blue hour” before dawn, and ultimately the emergence of the unconquerable sun. 

I hope to create more collaborative projects based on solar themes in the future, and hope you all enjoy this work. 

For more of Todd Janeczek’s work, visit

For more about Solar Meditation, watch this video from our YouTube Channel. 

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