“In Genesis, the “Lord” first creates light, and three days and three nights are alleged to pass away before He creates the sun, the moon, and the stars. This gross blunder against exact science has created much merriment among materialist. And they certainly would be warranted in laughing, if their doctrine that our light and heat are derived from the sun were unassailable.
Until recently, nothing has happened to upset this theory, which, for lack of a better one, according to the expression of a preacher, “reigns sovereign in the Empire of Hypothesis.”
The ancient sun-worshippers regarded the Great Spirit as a nature-god, identical with nature, and the sun as the deity, “in whom the Lord of life dwells.” Gama is the sun, according to the Hindu theology, and “The sun is the source of the souls and of all life.”
Agni, the “Divine Fire”, the deity of the Hindu, is the sun, for the fire and sun are the same. Ormazd is light, the Sun-God, or the Life-giver. In the Hindu philosophy, “the souls issue from the soul of the world, and return to it as sparks to the fire.”
But, in another place, it is said that “The Sun is the soul of all things; all has proceeded out of it, and will return to it”, which shows that the sun is meant allegorically here, and refers to the central, invisible sun, GOD, whose first manifestation was Sephira, the emanation of En-Soph – Light, in short.”
H. P. Blavatsky