The Invisible Sun
"Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us." Sir Thomas Browne, 1658
Our journey is not complete. Not by a long shot. Today we achieve the Invisible Sun itself. Source of magic, mystery, and wonder, the Invisible Sun exists outside the Path of Suns, and yet the path pivots upon the sun’s power and presence. The Invisible Sun is magical power. It is the Source.
Remember that the Path of Suns is not only a map of the Actuality, but a map of the soul as well. The inner world as well as the outer. Which means that all the suns—including the Invisible Sun—are also within us already, even if we are unaware. Our journey is one that is both spiritual and physical. In fact, when we reach this point, we begin to ask: is there even a difference?
The Invisible Sun is the end of the Path of Suns and the beginning of the Nightside Path, and its number is 9. Truthfully, though, the Invisible Sun is part of neither path. It is its own rogue fixture within the universe without a dual nature. It is the source of magical power and energy in all worlds. The currents of magic that flow, create, destroy, preserve, and change all originate from the Invisible Sun. As such, the warden of the Invisible Sun is only Visla. Or, to put it another way, Visla is warden of both of the gateways of this sun. Visla is an enigmatic figure, as mysterious as her realm.
Unlike all the others, however, the Invisible Sun has no attendant world. Its unseen light illuminates nothing. However, the Invisible Sun is the source of all magical energy, in the form of six (or, according to some, perhaps more) currents of power. These currents flow through the various suns and their gateways, but all originate with Visla and the Invisible Sun. Thus, the light of the Invisible Sun shines upon every world and everyone. Its light and its heat are magic.
Because of its role in providing magical power, vislae favor this sun—and, most of the time, Visla—above all others.