II. High Wisdom of Egypt
⎈ The Temple of Man ⎈ The Great Pyramid ⎈ Graveyard of Ships ⎈ The Giza Machine ⎈ Divine Geometry ⎈ A Map of the Stars ⎈ The Sphinx ⎈ Nabta Playa ⎈ Egypt the Wise ⎈ The Duat
The present issues from the past, and the future from the present. Everything is made one by this continuity. Time is like a circle, where all the points are so linked that one cannot say where it begins or ends, for all points precede and follow one another for ever.– Corpus Hermeticum
Know thyself as the pride of His creation, the link uniting divinity and matter; behold a part of God Himself within thee; remember thine own dignity nor dare descend to evil or meanness.– Akhenaten
There is a sacred science, and for thousands of years countless inquisitive people have sought in vain to penetrate its “secrets.” It is as if they attempted to dig a hole in the sea with an ax. The tool must be of the same nature as the objective to be worked upon. Spirit is found only with spirit, and esoterism is the spiritual aspect of the world, inaccessible to cerebral intelligence. Those who profess to reveal the esoterism of such teachings are charlatans.– R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz
Egyptian civilization was not a development, it was a legacy.– John Anthony West
The Temple of Man
Unanimously, the greatest minds of history have always considered Egypt to be the source of all true wisdom. The recorded documents, technology, and living traditions that were present in the library at Alexandria constitute a body of information so invaluable and far reaching, that there has never since been a collection that could even begin to compare. As many scientifc breakthroughs as we may make, we will never be able to guess what data they had observed for centuries, or what they would have said about themselves.
Traveling to Egypt was the crowning achievement for men like Alexander the Great, the Greek statesmen Solon (arguably, the inventor of democracy) and Napoleon Bonaparte. There is no debate regarding the fact that Egypt was equated with knowledge of the highest degree fathomable.
The earliest accounts of Egypt were not direct contacts with the actual civilization in its prime. As stated above, the peak of Egyptian culture actually occurred at a period thought to be the earliest era of its existence, and this will be demonstrated shortly. Then, slowly but surely, it’s secrets were lost. One of the earliest accounts of Egypt comes to us from Herodotus who traveled there around 454 BC. Even then, those who showed him the monuments were more like spectators themselves, marveling at what the past had created while generally in the dark as to how it was done.
Therefore, much or all of the clues we have about Egypt come from interpretations of what they left behind – structures, hieroglyphs, paintings, relieves, sculptures and stories. The way these are interpreted can vary greatly from observer to observer. That is why Egypt is still shrouded in mystery .
Rene A. Schwaller de Lubicz (1887 – 1961) was a pioneer in recognizing and displaying the genius of the
Egyptians. He was a mathematician, astrologer and alchemist, and therefore saw the whole of Egypt not as some prehistoric society just crawling out of caves and learning how to farm, but as an enormously complex puzzle of symbolic information that would require an illuminated mind to solve. His research helped to restore honor to the ancient Egyptians by outrightly showing evidence of their high knowledge and brilliant encryption methods. He insisted that Egypt be studied from a symbolic point of view, one heavily based on the use of number and geometry. For this he has been called the founder of the ‘Symbolist School’ of Egyptology.
Of course he was not the first to notice that Egypt’s constructions were brilliantly fashioned, and that their architecture far exceeded our own capabilities, but he showed in detail how far their knowledge of proportion, harmony, geometry, biology, astrology, and geodesy (the branch of mathematics dealing with the earth’s various measurements) extended. Suddenly, every single stone had a specifc purpose, the length of every wall, the number of sculptures in a line, the mass of a pillar, the height of the ceiling – nothing was done by accident, and he was intent on proving this.
Schwaller insisted that the hieroglyphs were a completely different kind of language than that of our alphabet. He strongly emphasized the separation of exoteric and esoteric. Our modern language may be considered as a whole, exoteric. In other words, it is external and focuses on objective reality. In general use, our letters have no inherent meaning, and neither do our words. It is only when we already have an understanding of what the word means that it holds any value to us.
In opposition to this system are the esoteric hieroglyphs. Here we find a system in which a symbol (pictograph, or glyph) can evoke a specific meaning based on an image or idea. This is a system of principles. The Egyptian Neters, (somewhat mistranslated as ‘Gods’) actually means principles, or forces within nature, and the hieroglyphs are the language of these principles. In fact, as my friend, Mohamed Ibrahim, has mentioned, the ‘t’ in neter would be better translated as a ‘ch’, and so the pronunciation of the word is actually near identical to ‘NATURE’, and most certainly the origin of the modern term.
If we find in hieroglyphic writing, a symbol
representing a cat, the image that arises within us is that of the principle of a cat. It directly corresponds to the mental form of ‘Cat-ness’ – or the qualities of this existence. Therefore, the image of a cat refers to the qualities that make it a cat – its dominant characteristics such as dexterity , balance, cleanliness, and at times, ferocity. Cats have strong wills and walk where they please. They fend off disease by hunting rats. What else does a cat make one think of?
The serpent does not mean simply a snake, but wisdom, spirit or consciousness – for the snake has no arms or legs and thus can evoke the idea of a disconnection from the sense of touch, and therefore, the physical world. A serpent moves like a wave pattern of light or sound, thus it represents waveforms of energy and transmutation. A serpent on the forehead of a sculpture (the Uraeus), therefore, means that a person had attained a higher level of consciousness, separate from the purely physical. Because of various associations, serpents take on countless other meanings as well, both in Egypt and beyond.
The scarab does not simply mean ‘dung beetle’, but rather, eternity and cyclical regeneration, as it carries a spherical ball of dung, which fertilizes its own eggs. It is therefore born of its own waste – a complete, sustainable existence similar to the phoenix, or the snake that eats its own tail; the ouroboros. The concept of immortality and eternity is thus represented in the scarab’s activities. When seen from above, the three plates on it’s back resemble the three sutured plates of human skull, also when viewed from above.
The imagery often has strong visual riddles of this type worked into it, alongside the purely metaphysical or mystical meanings. This is called steganography, which is a theme across this entire somewhat-chronological exploration of the human race, even to modern times. Oxford defnes it as “the practice of concealing messages or information within other nonsecret text or data”, originating from the Greek steganos (covered) and the English -graphy, essentially meaning, ‘the study of what is covered up’.
Steganography means hiding secret symbolism in such
a way that only those who know it is hidden there will see it, and all those ‘profane ones’, who are non-initiates, will never notice it at all. The more inconspicuous, the better. It is a riddle or a code that no one but the intended audience would ever solve, because they would not even know that it was there. How could one solve a riddle, if they did not know there was a riddle to be solved?
To think in the symbolic mindset is to recognize that the outward object is an effect of the inward quality of it. The object is an emanation of the principle.
A parable I fnd to help illustrate this is the political cartoon. If we don’t know that a donkey means a democrat, or $ means money, or a bomb means war, then the illustration will convey no meaning to us at all. When we have this understanding, then all the pieces come together to form a comprehensive whole and a specifc meaning comes forth. The phrase, a picture is worth a thousand words, certainly applies. To convey the meaning using only words, it would be much more complicated than with a simple illustration, and many times, it would be impossible to embody the exact message.
Schwaller, as well as all those others who interpret Egypt from the symbolist point of view (very few), has made a point of recognizing that we today are reading the ‘political cartoons’ with no idea as to what the donkey and the bomb are actually referring to. To truly understand Khemit (meaning ‘The Black [land]’ – the Native Egyptian [or Khemetic] name for the Nile and its delta), one must look at the hidden meanings, which arise in the wellsprings of our consciousness when we observe the symbolic language. In Schwaller’s words, “the symbol is the most perfect means for esoteric transmission.”
To be clear, this system was not only used in the Hieroglyphic language, but actually extended throughout the entirety of Egyptian culture – in temple architecture, relief, paintings, sculptures and in all other forms of expression. Schwaller made the important distinction that the temples of Egypt were not simply places of worship and teaching, but they were the lessons themselves. Great wisdom was embodied in such buildings and to the initiate, these lessons could be understood from the temples as easily as we today could read
a book. In this way, they serve as immortal teachers, and each one taught a different lesson. Each was dedicated to a different Neter, or principle, and so each was a chapter in the ‘book’ that was the lifelong object of study for the initiate.
The most amazing aspect of the temples is that they employ this symbolic language to deliver a very forceful and clear message to us today. It is as if they were built with the intention of sending their knowledge to us – the far removed future generations of humanity. This medium is a bridge between the past and future and that seems to be the primary reason it was utilized. This information was so sacred and important that they went to great lengths to immortalize it within indestructible monuments. The message has reached us now and we would be wise to interpret it with great care.
Among the more poignant statements made in these lessons, is that all arts should be studied as one. Within temple building we fnd many disciplines embodied as a single work. The object in focus was both the macrocosmic and microcosmic universe. The temples also demonstrate the study of consciousness itself, how it may be shifted and transformed, as well as how natural harmonies can be constructed to call forth such effects. This art also surfaced in the renaissance with the resurgence of sacred architecture by the cathedral builders of Europe, but none could have equaled the perfection established by Khemit.
All the arts and architecture of Egypt embodied the Seven Hermetic Principles, each of which in varying ways, expresses perfect balance. Everything in Egypt expresses perfect balance, because the core theme of all the temples and the religioin tied to them, is to fnd perfect balance in all things. It is to embody within ourselves, the qualities of all the Neters, so that all aspects of the divine cosmos are present within ourselves. Long before Solomon’s time, was a deep appreciation of the twin pillars, or the primary duality which gives rise to all lesser distortions and divisions.
So the balance of all these forces, and of the primary duality at their roots, was known as the ‘Return to Source’, or the ‘Law of One’. This duality, suspended below Unity, is refected in the later symbolism of the Holy Trinity. In it’s purest sense, it relates to the prima materia, and the Light or the
Word, referenced in many of the creation myths. It means the balanced story of what quantum science calls the wave and the particle, or matter and energy. It is the manifest form, balanced by it’s own conceptual form, or ‘nonexistent potential’ form. This early ‘quantum philosophy’ is found not only in Egypt, but is also refected in the Hindu days and nights of Brahma, and elsewhere throughout the world. Yet in Egypt, the concept of balance is simply everywhere; perfect balance.
This balance of duality, in the Hermetic texts, refers to all opposites at once, and it recognizes a higher plane of consciousness in which all these forces function together, in order to maintain existence as we know it. They are all trying to balance one another. Yet at the roots of all these aspects of creation, is the duality, which is all dualities. It is water and fre, cold and heat, male and female, dry and wet, sun and moon, night and day, earth and sky, man and universe, gravity and levity, exoteric and esoteric, microcosm and macrocosm, left brain and right brain, mercy and might, thought and emotion, yin and yang, fear and love.
The Hermetic axiom, one of the oldest phrases known to us, is quite familiar to you already:
‘As Above, So Below. As Within, So Without.’
So balance, between the two hemispheres of the brain was the aim of the initiate – to be centered between these two forces. Only then would the Third Eye open. The Eye of Horus and the Eye of Ra, known as the left and right eye, are merely depictions of the pineal gland, pituitary, thalamus and complete third eye structure, as seen from the left or right hemisphere of the brain. Thus, the Twin Pillars are within us, and to truly become microcosms of the divine blueprint, we must recognize, appreciate and internalize all the eternal forces and characteristics of creation. We must attune our will to that of Nature, which is only to promote, encourage and aid in the growth of life, beauty and experience.
It was understood that vibration is the key to everything. It is vibrating energy that calls forth a reaction to a heart wrenching concerto, a beautiful painting or a
breathtaking view from the high peak of a mountain. All these wonders enter into our minds by way of vibration, either of sound, light, or other waves, and the construction of such wonderful temples as are found in Egypt, demonstrate the same infuence. The stones themselves, and the shapes they have been formed into, resonate with a person’s consciousness, even if subliminally, in order to lift them into a higher state of being.
Primarily, Schwaller worked with the Temple of Luxor, where he lived for over 15 years and developed the conclusion that this temple was built in the likeness of the human body. His primary work was presented in the bookThe Temple of Man, condensing all his years of research into a massive body of mathematics and interpretations thereof. With just one picture, however, we can gain a great deal of understanding into his suggestion – the human skeleton laid over the ground plan of Luxor.
The temple appears to have been built over a period of five centuries, slowly completing a plan that was likely set at the beginning. Schwaller’s fifteen years on site gave him plenty of time to measure everything he possibly could, and calculate the relationships of all these measurements.
He had discovered the key that was to revive the meaning of Luxor, and this was not simply man, but the correspondence of man to the temple. For instance in the Hermetic tradition, the organs of the body all correlate to specific functions, planets, metals and astrological concepts. Within the temple, we find lessons in each chamber that relate to the principles representing that part of the body.
Moreover, the temple illustrated the perfected h u m a n being. The Pharaoh was the highest form of man; that which has reached a divine form. This is why the Pharaoh was often considered part God. But the temple also speaks of the unity of man and the universe, describing the microcosm and the macrocosm as the same form. The Egyptians saw the universe as indivisible from man, realizing that both were governed by the same natural principles, and in a manner of speaking, shared the same form. The Neters were described as very real and active forces that balanced and guided the progress of the divine human-cosmos.
The entryway of the temple reveals in itself a great deal. Two huge pylons represent the dual nature within man, and the balanced imagery symbolizes the two hemispheres of the brain. In the center is a gate designed perfectly to Pi and Phi proportions. Above the door is carved the winged solar disc with dual cobras, also known as the Ur Uatchti. This emblem representing eternal, liberated consciousness of the ascended soul, the pineal gland, and countless other meanings as well. Generally, it marked the lintels on the entryway to all of the ‘initiation temples’, so in it’s most basic and essential meaning, it generally implied ascended consciousness.
However, the side by side presentation of scaled serpent, along with feathered wings, holds very deep meaning. The juxtaposition of scales and feathers is a theme present across the globe, across all ages, always connected to the mystery schools, and it always represents the spectrum of human consciousness. These are the two doors through which a soul endowed with consciousness might leave this realm. The Bird and the Serpent represent higher and lower dimensions, or densities. Unless we remain in this, the third density/dimension, we will be either ascending or descending out of this ‘layer’ of reality, into one of higher density or else one of lower density.
This imagery will be addressed in further detail throughout this book, but we must at least note here, that this was the goal of the whole Khemetic religion – to help humanity as a whole ascend to a higher state of being, or reality; one which, in the modern world, we might call Angelic or Divine. Yet it also required knowledge of the lower densities; of the Earth and the lower elements, and serpents were often used to indicate this underworld, which was not considered evil, but more deeply polarized towards the physical, objective and material, rather than the spiritual.
All of this overall intention of attempting, through living in purity, to access the ‘Divine Consciousness’, or Divine Realm; all of this core philosophy of the Hermetic teachings, and so much more, was beautifully encased within this simple symbol, which was viewed by the initiate every single day at the temples like Luxor.
Upon entering, one would fnd the ‘Hall of Marches’. In this chamber, which corresponds to the feet and lower legs of the body, can be found eighteen giant statues of men with their left legs identically extended forward. Within Egyptian symbolism, this is used to denote the frst step taken toward a destination. Even in the modern Masonic tradition, the frst step taken in a forward procession is always taken with the left leg. The angle at which the leg extends also matches the angle at which the chamber is skewed from the rest of the temple when viewed from above. This is embodying the principle of an initial motion – evoking the idea that the entire temple is taking this very same step forward. Just as the frst moment of the big bang or the frst appearance of life on earth, this chamber speaks of the concept of genesis – that which sets the whole into motion.
At the doorway into the second chamber, we fnd another clear, aesthetic technique to establish the human form as the key to the temple. As one moves through the temple, or up through the body, they can notice that the stones which the relieves are carved into, each have specific heights. Therefore, the joints between them land at different levels relative to the figures carved onto their surface. At the knee level, the joint clearly lines up to the knees of the characters inscribed on it. This correspondence can also be found at the base of the feet, the ankles, the hips, the shoulders and so on.
It acts as just one more mark of evidence that the human symbolism was absolutely intentional and it also functions similar to a ‘you are here’ marker that we might find on a modern map, reminding the viewer of what section of the temple (or body) they are in.
Moving onward, we enter the chamber of the thighs, which is elaborately ornamented with images of feasts and celebrations. These scenes illustrate offerings given to the Neters, and such offerings represent the sustenance that feeds the entire machinery of the cosmos. In the human body it corresponds to the femur, the largest bone and that which produces the majority of blood cells within its marrow, sustaining the body. This correlation demonstrates the sustenance that feeds the initial motion taken in the frst chamber by the frst step. The next chamber is centered on the navel and belly. Schwaller was convinced that within this chamber would be found symbolism related to the umbilical, and as this is the last connection to the mother’s energy, something related to birth. If the references to such topics were not found corresponding to the area of the navel, serious doubts would fall onto Schwaller’s research, but when hieroglyphs near the ceiling were interpreted, the message was to the effect of “Here the King is born. Here life begins.” His theory being right on target turned many skeptics to believers.
In the next chamber lies a hall of many pillars, each having carved on their bases the various phases of the moon. The moon, in Egypt, was associated with the lungs, as the wavelike pattern of inhalation and exhalation seemed to mimic the rising and lowering of the tides; the rise and fall of the Nile. The moon, working with the principle of the pull of gravity, was balanced by the Sun radiating outwards. For this reason the sun was equated with the heart, pumping the blood out through the body. In the small chamber located in the upper part of the hall of pillars, the early Christians had violated what was likely the solar-altar and turned it into a place of Christian worship. It was a common practice for the holy centers of Egyptian temples to be replaced by invading theologies, and the heart of this temple was clearly such a holy place. Therefore if a solar-heart shrine was once positioned there, it is no longer.
Above this are the throat and head area. In the region of the optic center stand 12 columns, symbolizing 12 hours of day and of night. Interestingly, the optic nerve is made up of twelve bundles of nerves. Just above, we fnd the seat of the pineal gland. This small chamber is centered around the gland’s position in the brain.
All in all, the temple paints a picture of a conscious, living universe and man’s place within it. It is a map of the eternal cosmos drawn upon the human form. Man and the universe are linked together in time, space and form. To study one is to study the other, and to study the Temple of Luxor is to study both.
Such a temple gives a clear example of the ingenious creativity and depth of the Khemetic Masters. However, Luxor is only one of the thousands of mysteries yet to be fully understood within the archaic civilization.
The Great Pyramid
Our journey begins with the Great Pyramid and it will certainly conclude there as well. From this introduction to the masterpiece of all masterpieces, we will spiral back around again, to discover more and more of the secrets of this structure. By the time we have dissected all of history in this deep investigation, we will still be, and perhaps more than ever, wondering how many secrets are yet to be decrypted from this single monument. Yet, we shall have an appreciation of how much knowledge is truly encoded within it. It is no tomb, but a teacher, among many other things.
I would argue throughout the course of this work, that everything humanity today needs to learn, is in fact, a lesson that the Great Pyramid teaches. It is a book that tells all, if we know how to read it.
The Great Pyramid is perhaps the single greatest enigma in the world. Of the seven Great Wonders of the Ancient World, it is the only one remaining. Weighing in at an estimated six million tons, the sheer mass is overwhelming to the viewer. The perfectly executed geometry as well, is eerily stunning. The overall effect given by the pyramid is nothing short of chilling. It seems almost out of place on our simple planet. When one contemplates its existence for only a moment, they must acknowledge that the skill of the builders is unequalled in our current world. This realization is uncomfortable because we have been taught all our lives that we are the most sophisticated form of humanity that has ever inhabited the planet. But who today could build such a magnifcent structure?
Most people believe that the great pyramid is four sided, yet in truth, it has eight sides, not including the base, and flat top, which would give it ten total faces. Each one of the ‘four’ sides are bisected down the middle and are actually concave. By an extremely subtle angle, they hint inwards at the middle point of each base edge. This can be seen, but only at dawn and dusk of the equinoxes due to the sun’s exact angle in the sky shedding light unequally on the two halves. This is no accident, but an incredibly precise calculation.
The enormous base sits perfectly level within an inch from corner to corner – far greater precision than is used in today’s construction. The massive blocks used are far too heavy for any modern crane (or any other modern device) to lift, and the manner in which they were cut is equally mysterious, yet they are stacked hundreds of feet high and ft together so perfectly that a razor blade, even today, can not enter into the joints. To date, no one has provided a defnitive theory as to how these stones were moved and put in place, though there are clues.
It is interesting to note that perhaps geo-polymers may have been used in the pyramid’s construction. This is a fancy word for natural cements that were poured or packed into forms to create blocks. In Why the Pharaohs built the Pyramids with Fake Stones, Joseph Davidovits argues that even today, ‘stones’ that are seemingly identical in density and chemical makeup to some of those used in the Great Pyramid, can be manufactured from sand and a few other locally-available ingredients using a simple process. In fact, he has demonstrated this quite effectively on video. If such stones
could be ‘man-made’, and could fll the role needed by the structure, then perhaps this technique was used, at least for certain parts. By ‘flling the role’, I mean to say that the pyramids are machines. Though we may not understand exactly how they work, we can tell that they are energetic devices in some sense. They are laid out much like circuitboards and we can fnd lines, plains or felds of stone that are meant to be either insulation or conductive – to electricity, but also to a certain force that is as yet unknown to most of humanity.
Does this solve the enigma? Not at all. Even if the proper density and chemical composition of ‘manufactured stones’ could have produced the desired effect in some instances, there are other parts that seem to defy physics. It is also possible that the geopolymer technique was used by later generations trying to mimic the effects produced by the great works of Pre-Dynastic times. However, within the pyramids, there is certainly evidence of far more unthinkable methods being utilized. Certainly, for instance, the limestone casing blocks were not formed in this way. Only rudimentary sandstone has arguably been reproduced, which may have been ‘filler stone’ at best. There are many types of stone used in the pyramids, in the plateau’s patio itself and in the Sphinx and Valley Temples nearby.
It is not well understood, except by those who have visited the pyramids firsthand, that in fact, the Giza
Plateau itself is constructed of stone. It is not bedrock carved smooth to make a platform for the pyramids, but multiple layers of massive stones that descend 6-8 feet per layer, on average, and again, are locked together so tightly that a needle can not enter the seam.
This platform is immense. There are places where one can fnd cross sections of this constructed motherboard (patio stones) and witness three or more layers deep of various types of stone, making one wonder if they are literally on a constructed mountain. How deep does this machinery extend into the earth, we might wonder? What else might be hidden below it?
Graveyard of Ships
Another curiosity of the plateau is why this motherboard-patio has throughout it, several pits which once contained massive ships. One of these has only recently been moved from its original location immediately beside the center pyramid, attributed to Khufu. A giant building was constructed over the pit and the ship itself was suspended within this ‘museum’ – only a few feet away from the pyramid itself. It has now been moved to the Grand Egyptian Museum, which is, as I write, in construction.
Though scholars have denied that such ships ever saw the ocean, remnants of marine biology on their hulls tell a different tale, including evidence of corrals that do not grow near Egypt. We are often told that these were purely ceremonial and symbolic, rather than functional. Some Egyptologists may admit that they were used by the pharaohs when they travelled from temple to temple. The most bold concede that they also navigated the Mediterranean, yet there is no reason to assume they did not sail across the whole world.
Khufu’s ship is constructed brilliantly to allow the ropes to expand in the gaps between the planks of Lebanon cedar, and form a watertight seal. The cedars of Lebanon were very sacred to the Egyptians. They were also very strong and obviously, they imply commerce with Lebanon, and therefore, Mediterranean Sea navigation. When visiting Alexandria, a local Egyptian told me that they refer to the Mediterranean as the White Sea. Though I do not know how old this descriptive title is, it would seem to balance nicely the name Khemit; the Black Land.
Such ships could arguably have travelled to America or Australia with ease. It is odd that they decided to bury them in the sand pits of the plateau, within ‘boat graves’. It is almost as if they knew that we would forget about any ancient ages of exploration and would need evidence of such ships. The sand preserved the wooden structure beautifully and the ship did survive to our day, with strong implications. Khufu’s boat is considered potentially ‘the oldest organic antiquity’ in the world.
A reproduction of this ancient style of ship was built by Hamdi Lahma & Brothers shipyard in Rashid (Rosetta). Aside from some electrical bandsaws, the ship was created entirely with hand tools which, aside from being iron rather than copper, would have been available over 4,000 years ago. It was based on ancient designs, instructions and detailed images and was called Min of the Desert.
In an article titled From River to Sea: Evidence for Ancient Egyptian Seafaring Ships, Dr. Cheryl Ward writes, “MIN OF THE DESERT demonstrates that Egyptians were fully capable of long- distance sea voyages in ships relying on technology developed along the Nile. For its design and internal structure, Min relies first upon archaeological data drawn from the Gawasis timbers, and only secondarily upon contemporary rivercraft techniques. The combination of thick planks shaped to interlock with one another along their edges and deep, unpegged mortise-and-tenon joints remained structurally sound. The ship outperformed expectations in terms of sailing and seakeeping, actively demonstrating that a rigging plan copied directly from the Hatshepsut Punt reliefs and the ship’s uniquely Egyptian construction were efficient and effective. Scholars have underestimated the capabilities of the ancient Egyptians because direct evidence was lacking, but new excavations in the Red Sea demonstrate mastery of technique and practice.”
The Egyptians had advanced fleets of ships and this is demonstrated in Hatshepsut’s reliefs and other sources as well. When entering Hatshepsut’s temple, my guide pointed out the root of an ancient bush or small tree, still planted in the sandy soil, which he said was not only thousands of years old, but from Australia.
Though this is not the only evidence to suggest that the Egyptians traveled to Australia, the questions of ancient sea travel will be explored at length in later chapters, but it is worth noting the ship’s presence at Giza, as it represents an important aspect of the Giza Mystery in particular.
As the academics say, the boat did have powerful symbolic relevance, as it was emblematic of the funerary boat that carried the soul of a pharaoh into the afterlife. If successful, the pharaoh hoped to join Ra on his ‘Boat of Millions of Years’, and traverse the skies on this divine craft, so it represents a ‘heavenly boat’ or ship. It may even have been used in processions, traveling over land. None of this, however, implies that it was not also fully functioning and ocean equipped, and certainly, there were countless others like it.
There are also many other pits or shafts that descend deep into the bedrock for unknown reasons.
It is shocking to see, when visiting Giza, how many of these shafts descend downward, yet are flled in with sand. How hard could it be to excavate these passageways and fnd where they lead? This is one of many clues that begin to inform us that perhaps Egyptian authorities do not want us to see what is below Giza. Countless iron gates over entrances into the bedrock further imply this, many of which are very close to the Sphinx.
One of the most interesting of these straight downward shafts, which has garnered massive attention in recent years, has been deemed the Osiris Tomb, which in itself, seems to have many secrets, yet to be revealed. Richard Gabriel has documented much of this story in an article titled More Secrets and Questions from within the Osiris Shaft, in association with the Giza Foundation, and also in his book titled Echoes from the Chamber.
It appears that the Giza Plateau and monuments may have been constructed over a long period of time, though the initial plan seems to have been established from the earliest age. At Giza there can be found evidence of many different techniques to quarry, shape, transport or place stones, and these should each be considered as separate mysteries, unless we can explain them all at once. The Master Technology that truly marks a civilization as an heir of the Secret Doctrine, will be addressed later, but there are many lesser technological methods that we can immediately attribute to Egyptians of some age between the creation of the plateau and today.
Flinders Petrie was another great luminary who helped to open up the codes of knowledge present at Giza. He was perhaps the frst to truly understand and dissect the pyramid as a machine rather than a ‘tomb’. His shift of approach led him to discover incredible aspects of the pyramid that were often passed over by others. Perhaps most importantly, he measured precisely the various thickness of the courses of stone and found that there was a pattern of sorts. At the base are very large stones and the course above this one uses slightly smaller ones. The course above becomes thinner still and the following one, thinner still. This continues until the 19th course, which is suddenly thicker once again and those above it gradually diminish in like fashion until the 35th course, which is again, suddenly larger, just as the 44th and so on.
Petrie had discovered a sort of compression wave demonstrated in these thinner and thicker concourses of stone. He noted that many of the thick courses that established a new sort of plateau within the pyramid, tended to fall directly on even twenty-ffths s of the pyramid’s overall height.
I suspect these varied thickness may play a role in increasing the capillary action between stones as well. Some have suggested that one of the functions of the pyramid was to serve as a reservoir of water. Though it does not look like most reservoirs, pyramids have often been known to inexplicably draw water up from deep within the ground.
Such was the case for Jim Onan, who built a 1/9 scale replica of the Great Pyramid in Illinois, for his family to live in. This was a passion project for Onan, who ran a successful cement company, so he was able to put significant resources into the project. It was built of cement, and coated in a layer of gold. This mimics the Great pyramid’s ‘filler stones’ (insulation) encased with the conductive Limestone casing blocks. During construction, water began to seep up from the ground, as if it was magnetized to the pyramid. Some of his helpers tried drinking this water, and claimed that it cured them of certain ailments, and soon many were interested in drinking this ‘miracle water’. By the time the construction was finished, it was in the middle of a lake, which had not been there before.
This was a phenomenal story in itself, yet there are many reasons to suspect that water was an important aspect of the function of the pyramid. In fact, one of the main excuses of orthodox historians to explain that nothing much could be hidden below Giza, is that it must be fooded, not far below the surface. The Nile is very close, so the water table may be high in some places, though water can easily be diverted or directed underground as well.
Even still, it is clear that there are aquifers in the vicinity below, and this is not only a clue the pyramid’s function, but also a signifcant trait shared by Nikola Tesla’s designs for wireless power transmitter/receiver towers, like his famous Wardencliyffe Tower. The aquifers are signifcant to both, as both seemed to have similar functions. It would seem that Tesla was attempting to recreate the Pyramid in a sense, and studied it in depth. He predicted lang before most, that pyramids would be discovered all throughout the world.
In fact, it is very possible that the pyramid could have ‘pumped’ or ‘drawn’ like a wick and stored, enough water for the vast empire, and perhaps this water was necessary in the pyramid to increase the conductivity of the ‘machinery’. Perhaps each of these bands of thick and thin courses were able to ‘wick’ the water higher and higher towards the apex.
I personally have a suspicion that these ‘compressions and expansions’ of stone levels play an important role in the directing of energetic currents that spiral up and down the pyramid and that perhaps, they also have a spiritual metaphor hidden within them as well. Perhaps they correspond to the chakras of the human body – the resonant centers that our own kundalini energy rises through in its ascent to the third eye. Though I noticed this connection many years ago, much more has recently come to light. We shall learn more about the chakras of the Great Pyramid when we reach the Renaissance Era, as Leonardo da Vinci also has some interesting things to say on the subject.
The Giza Machine
Chris Dunn, who was greatly inspired by Petrie, has elaborated on this evidence of ‘high technology’ in his book, The Giza Power Plant. He is a pioneer in the work of, not only showing that Giza is a machine, but also demonstrating the use of machines in the construction of these marvels. I had the pleasure of touring Egypt with Mohamed Ibrahim, who has also hosted tours with Chris Dunn and has helped to serve as the ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground for him, as well as for many other incredible researchers who have all noticed certain ‘keys’ to Egypt. Ibrahim fnds these keys in more and more places, as he travels through the temples constantly as a tour guide, and thus helps to provide more data for more revelations by the ‘open minded’ research community at large. He pointed out to me much of the evidence at Giza that he and Dunn consider most important. For instance, evidence of high speed tube drills.
We also fnd evidence of circular saws, presumably with some sort of diamond coating seeing as they have sliced through stones like granite, basalt, quartzite and diorite (some of the hardest stones on Earth). Some of these circular saws may have used water as well and by studying the cuts, we can tell that some of the blades must have been up to roughly fourteen feet in diameter!
Chris Dunn has carried out a detailed analysis of these ‘machining’ marks, and can even tell, at least roughly, how fast these saws and drills were likely rotating or gyrating. It is safe to say , they were ‘power tools’ though it is hard to say if that power was electricity, magnetism or some other force as yet unknown to us, but certainly it was no water wheel turning an axle or slaves turning a crank. It involved high speed, high torque controlled energy. One of the best examples of this is found in a stone box at the Cairo Museum. These boxes are found throughout Egypt, most notably at the Serapeum of Saqqara, where there are many. Do not jump to the conclusion that these were sarcophagi, as they may have had many functions.
The museum piece shown below, is unique, as it shows the process midway through. This box was abandoned after the circular saw went off course. The lids of these boxes were sawn off of their bottoms, ensuring that lid and box are of the same stone. They were likely transported as blocks and shaped near their fnal resting places. Having found a piece that is broken gives us a very unique glimpse into the process. Obviously, after having broken the lid, this piece was no longer worth the effort. The same can be said for the famous Unfnished Obelisk in the quarry at Aswan; it tells many secrets, all because it cracked and was abandoned mid- process.
All of this represents only lesser technologies that pale in comparison to the ‘Master Technology’ we will approaching. It almost seems as though the entire history of the study of this monumental plateau has been dedicated to explaining away its mystery in order to feel more comfortable about the fact that it is completely unsolved, in a thousand ways.
The ‘best guess’ of archaeologists is these magnificent structures were merely tombs, built for Khafre, Khufu and Menkaure, though no mummy has ever been found within. Even when it was first opened in the Ninth Century, no pharaoh was present. Unlike the rest of Egypt’s temples and monuments, the pyramid shows no signs of hieroglyphs or any other literal indication of its purpose or architects, so the theory that it was a tomb was a shot in the dark, and simply put, it is entirely untrue.
Not only is this theory lacking in evidence, but to anyone who can recognize the level of genius in these structures, and the extreme intentionality of every detail, anyone claiming they were tombs is unmistakably seen as entirely ignorant of the very foundational meanings of Egypt. All the Pharaohs were entombed in the Valley of the Kings; mummifed and left in peace.
We are meant to believe that Khufu ordered the slave labor of hundreds of thousands, just so he could glorify himself? Consider the intentions of the Pharaoh – his primary goal was to ascend in the afterlife, and all the teachings describe what is necessary, in order that one’s heart would weigh less than the feather of Ma’at on the Scales of Anubis. This means that rulers must rule wisely and justly. They must respect all life and never take advantage of others or cause harm to them.
Perhaps these ideals were gradually lost over time, but if one truly understands the motivations that guided the Pharaoh’s actions, they would understand how ridiculous it is to consider that they may have built such enormous, conspicuous monuments to be their own tombs. In order to navigate the afterlife, they needed time undisturbed, and so the most prized tomb is the one least likely to be found. So where is the logic in saying that Khufu or Khafre would have built the world’s greatest monument as the place where they would be buried? It simply makes no sense at all.
This mystery has been approached under the assumption that the builders were primitive and unlearned, and so its many phenomenal attributes are all called coincidences, or attributed to the labors of hundreds of thousands of slaves, yet any pharaoh ordering this, would know inevitably that the action would carry a karmic weight for his own soul. He would be aware that he was digging his own path to Hell, so to speak. If he caused suffering, he would have no chance of ascension.
If we are looking at Giza from this point of view (calling them tombs), we are blind. Not only was it an ignorant suggestion when first proposed, but today, is it unforgivable, as so much evidence has now revealed many of the countless, mind-expanding revelations of this monument. The spirit this search should reflect, is one of awe and humility. Inevitably, this search begins with two simple questions – why and how? The true function of the pyramid is yet to be fully explained, but we do have many clues. These clues hint that it probably had several functions.
To begin with, it seems to be a marker of time and in fact it is also a calendar of sorts. It is a time capsule that has physically stored advanced information within its design as if to relay to the future generations that this knowledge was present in the days when it was built, and it’s own calendar or prophecy, coded into the ascending corridor, predicts the date at which the time capsule will be opened. As it happens, it is right now! To read the pyramid like the temples, we must remember that the language is a spatial one. For this reason, many important messages can be found in its various measurements.
In these measures can be found many of the most important mathematical constants that would be discovered in later ages. Most of these discoveries were made by polymaths of history who studied the Great Pyramid, including Thales, Pythagoras, and many others. So perhaps some of the most advanced mathematics in the world are not only present in the Great Pyramid, but they likely were reverse engineered from it.Beyond this, the ‘Pyramid Prophecy’ encodes the message that it was constructed at the dawn of the last astrological Age of Leo, and was meant to last until the dawn of the Age of Aquarius (right now), when all its remaining secrets would be revealed. This is to say, it was not built only 4,500 years ago, but more like 13,000 years ago, or one half precessional cycle ago.
Clearly, if true, this is a very serious flaw in our history books, and so the evidence and symbolism suggesting this prophecy and verifying this bold claim, will be shown in subsequent chapters, but as we are simply scratching into the surface of this mysterious civilization, let’s open up the realm of possibilities, and begin to recognize that many things which the academic Egyptologists, who we are meant to think of as ‘experts’, may be very wrong about everything…
If Giza was actually (at least) well over twice as old as we imagine, then so is human civilization as we know it.
Within it are all the sure marks of the most advanced culture known in the history of the planet, including modern times. Presently, we can see some the examples of the kind of knowledge hidden within the structure itself. For instance, just as in the Temple of Luxor, we fnd Pi incorporated in the design. The height of the apex multiplied by 2π equals the base perimeter. In this, we see the ability to ‘square to circle’ just as in Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man; a feat not as easy as it may sound, and certainly more diffcult without use of the constant Pi. Egyptologists predominantly attribute this to coincidence, since Pi was apparently not discovered until the Greek Age. However, at this point, it is impossible to deny that the Egyptians were aware of the irrational number, as it is demonstrated countless times throughout Egypt in stone and art.
Also, in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid, we find a perfect ‘Pythagorean’ triangle. The diagonal across the end wall and the length of the chamber represent the 3 and 4 of a perfect 3-4-5 right triangle.
The pyramid is aligned perfectly to the four cardinal directions, with far greater accuracy than is the norm in our current world. Understanding that there even are four cardinal directions,
implies an understanding of the shape of the Earth. This knowledge, however, is also clearly exemplifed elsewhere. The pyramid sits at, near perfectly, 30° North latitude. At perfectly 30°, it would be exactly one third of the way from the equator to the North Pole. Once again, it is called coincidence.
Yet it is slightly off of this mark, and the slight deviation implies something far more paradigm breaking. In a vacuum, light travels at 299,792,458 meters per second. When we translate this number into into a line of latitude 29.9792458° N we fnd that it is mere feet away from the exact apex of the Great Pyramid.
The ‘experts’ will once again tell us that this could not possibly have been intentional, not only because they could not have known the speed of light, but because the meter was only discovered much later. It was not arbitrarily invented, but had to be calculated, as it is an exact measurement of the distance from the equator to the pole, divided by 10,000,000. The French Academy of Sciences is said to have determined this length in 1792 when Pierre Méchain and Jean-Baptiste Delambre were commissioned to survey the distance.
Likewise, the foot was a unit of measure dating back to ancient Sumer, but when it became standardized is debatable, as many times, it was simply a reference to one’s own foot size, or that of the average person of their culture, which allows for significant variation. It was not until 1958 that the United States and other nations officially defined the international yard to be .9144 meters. As 1/3 of a yard, this makes a modern foot .3048 meters.
Yet, we are told, the Egyptians used cubits as their standard of measure. The Sacred or Royal Cubit (.524 meters) was one of several they held as extremely important, and it is well defined within the Great Pyramid. These lengths are used today in the making of tensor rings, in order to ‘tune’ lengths of twisted copper wire to certain frequencies; in the case of the sacred cubit, to 144 hertz. Tensor rings were perhaps an ancient form of technology used for healing. The science was rediscovered by a man named Slim Spurling, who describes the importance of these sacred units. It is likely that ankhs, formed of special copper or gold, would be precisely sized to the sacred cubit.
What is truly astounding is that all three of these units are actually related to each other in an exact way. It suddenly all makes sense when we translate them from math into geometry – the two most important languages of the mystery temples. In a simple hexagon, and a pentagon made from one side, we can see all three and their relationship to each other, and we must understand that the ancient Egyptians were obviously aware of all three, long before our modern era ‘discovered’ them.
There have been many odd coincidences that have arisen as I’ve written this book, and one has just taken that I believe bears mentioning. It is July of 2022, as I make final edits on this text, which has been in formation since 2006. For the past week, I have been planning on drawing this geometric diagram, to explain the relationship of the these three units. I finally drew the image on July 17th (yesterday, as I write), the very same day in which this crop circle formed at Barbury Castle. The shape of the crop circle was the shape was the very same form, and this was obvious in the first second I saw it.
This was very strange. When I laid the images over each other, I first aligned the out circles and found that the two hexagons in the drawing matched two of those in the crop circle. When the crop circle was aligned to the inner circle of the drawing, two of it’s other hexagons match up with the two in the drawing. So the crop circle, by it’s outer circle’s relationship to the hexagon within it, describes exactly, the geometrical shape that describes the relationship of the cubit, meter and foot!
If this was not bizarre enough, I realized only today, that in the early hours this morning, as I made all these images proving the unique geometry, the circle makers returned – perhaps at the exact time I was making this connection! It was about 3-4 am (on the 18th) when I made this discovery, and upon waking later in the morning, half the triangles in this crop circle had been removed!
We must acknowledge that the meter is derived from the size of Earth, and the cubit and foot can be derived from the meter. The Egyptians could interchange all three units, and chose to do so intentionally. Let us remember that the wordgeometry means literally, the measure or meter of the Earth (geo)…
Geodesy is another term that means essentially the same. The Greek or the Latin geometria is also thought to be the root of the Hebrew Gematria, which refers to numerical and geometric codes hidden within written language, including Hebrew and English. When replacing the e with an a, metria becomes matria, and by this shift, one could expand the meaning of measure or meter to Mother [of the Earth], as in matriarch, matrix, maternal (material), mater (matter), or Ma’at. All of these terms are in one sense referencing Mother Earth, Gaia herself, as a Mother to humanity in a spiritual sense, but matria will also mean source. So it applies, to say that geometry is the measure of the Earth-Mother, who is the source of all these divine measures.
These numbers and harmonies are applicable all throughout our Universe, yet she is the best expression of them available to us. She is, simply speaking, the largest thing in the universe that we have the ability to measure, and so for humanity, Earth is the source of geometry.
This is to say that the meter was sourced from Nature, but it could have been found in a number of ways. The Royal Pendulum, for instance, measures .994 meters. This was arrived at by trial and error, as the exact length of a pendulum whose single swing will equal one second, and whose full swing, both back and forth once, will take two seconds. Any clock makers using this measure must be perfectly precise in this, or their clock would race ahead or fall behind significantly, within only hours. This is why the Grandfather clock was invented; because the pendulum needed to be one meter long in order to sway at a perfect intervals of seconds, so the box that contained the pendulum had to be very tall.
Why is this meter slightly shorter than the standard meter, by .6%? Perhaps this ‘second’ is distorted from a ‘universal second’. Perhaps it is an ‘Earth second’, meaning it is slightly shorter than the universal measure, in order to account for the roughly 4 minutes lost daily to the sidereal motion of the Earth around the sun. Since, every day the Earth moves about one degree around the sun, it technically does not have to make a full rotation between noon and noon. Any point on the earth’s surface at noon, will, 24 Earth-hours later, be directly beneath the sun again, and it will be noon again. Yet, this is not the full rotational period of the Earth, within a cosmic frame of reference – it is only the amount of time it takes for us to see the sun again, but as we are traveling around the sun, we only have to turn 99.4 percent of the way. Therefore, the 24 hour day we have come to know, is not actually based on a period of full rotation of the earth, but of a period just shy of that length.
So the length of the pendulums in our clocks must be cut just shy of a true meter. Otherwise, if we used ‘perfect seconds’ on Earth, the noontime on our clocks would slowly drift into the afternoon and evening. This helps to illustrate that the meter itself could be derived straight from nature in a number of ways, yet knowing that there simply must be 10,000,000 of them between the pole and equator, one could measure this long distance, divide it by ten million, and arrive at the most accurate meter ever known, because it is derived from the largest example. In the same way, the ancients also chose to measure time using the longest cycle or wavelength they could recognize in Nature; the precessional cycle, and dividing it down by these harmonic numbers into it’s smaller units. Rather than question whether the Egyptians were aware of the foot or meter, we should be testing our own measures against theirs, because theirs are likely more accurate than ours. Theirs are universal units, based on the movements of the whole heavens and all eternity.
The pyramid builders not only knew the size and shape of the Earth, but they could also certainly have encoded the speed of light into their design intentionally; in meters per second!
Still, this is only the beginning. It is as if they knew that someday, when we fnally began to decrypt the full message of the pyramid, we would notice this speed of light anomaly and that those who dared to speculate at it’s intentional placement, would be called insane. So thankfully, the Master Builders decided to encode the speed of light in not one, not two, but three ways, as if to smash any doubt as to their knowledge.
In the artic l e , Was the metre invented by the Ancient Egyptians 4500 years ago?, John Frewen-Lord describes the second instance.
“If we draw two circles, one circumscribing the Pyramid’s base (i.e. intersecting the four corners) and one inside (i.e. touching the mid-point of each side), then subtract,in metres, the circumference of the inner circle from that of the outer circle, you end up with a figure of 299.71. This is almost exactly one millionth of the speed of light in metres per second (299,792,458 m/s – the slight discrepancy is due to rounding at various points along the way).”
The third demonstration is a bit more complicated. First, we must understand how they knew of the unit of time known as a second, if we are to seriously to posit that they could use the compound unit of meters per second.
Seeing as these units are all directly related, we must acknowledge that many of the fractions can be calculated using any of the units. In other words, light will travel at the same speed regardless of what units are used to measure it; it is simply a relationship of space to time. These magical harmonics are numbers that represent relationships to 1, in other words, they are decimals, or fractions or percentages.
In geometry, they are each represented by a line, divided at a single point, so if we understand the line to be simply 1 (1 meter for example) then a harmonic number like phi, 0.618… represents the point at which the line is broken. So each number actually represent a relationship of three numbers (the original number itself (in this example, 0.618 m), it’s remainder when it is subtracted from one (0.382 m), and one (1 m). From these three, we can arrive at many others by adding and subtracting them together and so on.
There is a second way to translate the numbers into geometry as well, and this is to make 1 equal to a circle (of 360°). Suddenly the number that is also a fraction and a line becomes also an arc and an angle. We simply must note the linguistic connection to what is called the arc – angel. The Metatron, or Metatron Cube, is a geometric shape. It could be called quantum geometry, as it is a 2D form that describes higher dimensional forms, including 3D ones. We will see that pyramids also utilize quantum geometry, though they are already 3D forms, so their volume is used to describe time…
That is why all this math is necessary to grasp at least loosely, if we are to understand the codes written into the monuments. All of this describes the Divine Language that our time capsules speak in, so we will need this language to recognize the Golden Wisdom across the globe. This is when we start to recognize the deep mystery of the numbers, and that we did not invent them, but are still discovering them. Some of these numbers are simply keys to the universe, and it does not seem as if anyone earth is truly aware of why. Very few have even recognized that they exist.
So we must acknowledge one further mathematical anomaly of the pyramid which cannot be denied, and unequivocally provides evidence that the architects did know the exact size and shape of the Earth.
The height of the pyramid multiplied by 43,200 is equal to the polar radius of the Northern Hemisphere. The base perimeter multiplied by the same number gives the equatorial circumference. In this way, the form of the pyramid directly reflects, (or is a miniature model of) the Earth’s Northern Hemisphere at 1/43,200 scale. You may say that 43,200 is an obscure number, but it too holds incredible significance. It is a grand, universal harmonic and we will see this number arise frequently..
For instance, if the base perimeter of the pyramid is equal to one 43,200th of the Equator, then half of the perimeter (or the length of two of its base edges combined) equals one
86,400th of the Equator. This is the distance that a single point will travel (due to Earth’s rotation) on the equator, in a single second. That is to say, it is one 60th (second) of a 60th (minute) of a 24th (hour) of the length of the Equator. The distance or unit represents one 86,400th of the Earth’s Equator, OR one 86,400th of a single day – one second. It represents both time and space at once. Simply put, one half of the pyramid’s base perimeter represents 1/86,400 of the Equator, just as one second represents 1/86,400 of a day.
Obviously, any given point of the Equator travels this full distance in a given day, moving over 1,000 miles per hour, relative to the planet core, as the equatorial circumference is about 24,900 miles (divided by 24 hours). The neighboring Babylonians, or else their predecessors, the Sumerians, are often attributed as the first culture to use a sexagesimal system (based on 60) to divide the day into 86,400 seconds.
Since this is expressed as a fraction of a whole, either of the Equator or of a day, we can admire this astonishing level of genius and creative expression, through any units we please, either of time or space. Even still, they made a point to ensure that they demonstrated knowledge of each unit of measure.
For instance, the second proof of the speed of light, described above by John Frewen-Lord, will only work when using meters as the unit. As for the third proof, it ties all of this together very nicely, and dashes the hopes of any who would dare to question whether or not light speed was truly known. This third proof has been noticed by a few dedicated researchers, and applies not to the latitude or the circles derived from square base, but the slope angle of the side faces.
In an article called The curious case of The Great Pyramid and the speed of light, Ross Hedley nicely mentions all three, while noting the irony of how much knowledge has lain dormant within the pyramid for our entire known history; hidden in plain sight!
“I am not sure whether it is more comic or tragic to picture Eratosthenes – the man credited as the first to measure the size of the earth – staring down a well in the Egyptian town of Syene and observing the angle of the sun beams, while in that same country, The Great Pyramid had stood for over 2000 years, silent keeper of the knowledge he sought.
We’ve seen how the pyramid appears to encode the speed of light in its latitude, and also in the circles circumscribing and inscribing its base. But the builders went for the hat trick. The Great Pyramid has a slope angle of 51 degrees, 50 arc minutes and 40 arc seconds. This adds up to 186,640 arc seconds. The speed of light in miles per second is 186,282. The difference is less than 0.2 per cent. Again, this might be a coincidence, just like all the others.”
If we choose to consider these details to be more than mere coincidence, then we must acknowledge that the ancient craftsmen were aware of the planet’s shape, it’s size, it’s rotational speed, Pi, and the Pythagorean theorem. John Anthony West has noted that the doors at Luxor and other temples, which very clearly demonstrate Pi as a ratio, are made with two pillars and lintel across the top, which may even have been the shape that inspired the later symbol for Pi.
The all important constant, Phi, is also demonstrated thousands of times over throughout Egypt. It is so prevalent, in fact, that I feel no need whatsoever to debate whether or not the Khemetics were aware of it. Phi was their most sacred number of all.
In fact, one of the most incredibly vast and impressive temples in the whole land is Karnak, which is literally dedicated to Phi. It honors growth and expansion of life. Karnak’s ground plan mimics itself in smaller versions, like a fractal, spiraling off of it. The temple itself seems to growing and actually did continually grow over the many centuries of it’s construction. That is the only way such a stunning piece of art could possibly have been made, and these generations of tedious care and unparalleled skill, make themselves known the instant one walks through the gate.
In a certain sense, Karnak and Luxor are both one temple, connected together by a long colonnade of sphinxes bestriding a paved road spanning the 1.7 miles between the two sites. It is estimated there were once around 13,000 sphinxes along this processional causeway. I would assume that the number was likely 12,960, being the number of years in one half of a precessional cycle. They certainly would not have chosen an arbitrary number, yet with numbers this high, it is almost certain that they would choose one of these miraculous numbers I refer to as Universal Harmonics, which transcend all units of space and time and even translate from numbers into angles in geometry.
Graham Hancock mentions these numbers in Fingerprints of the Gods as ‘precessional numbers’, because they obviously relate to the astrological cycle as it is expressed in years, but the more we see, all across the world, the more we realize that these numbers can be universally applied; the more we realize that they themselves are an incredibly important language of their own, and quite a divine one.
At Karnak, Phi is shown over and over again. It is seen at Luxor as well. The symbolism of natural growth and beauty at Karnak is tethered by the avenue of sphinxes, directly to the metaphor of the perfected man at Luxor (Temple of Man). So growth leads to maturity, and eventually, perfection. All of this is told simply through esoteric architecture.
A Map of the Stars
The signs of high mathematics are everywhere present at Giza. The deepest meanings of the Great Pyramid will be dealt with throughout the remainder of this work. It’s signifcance, even to our modern world can not be overstated. To understand and recognize the Sacred Science throughout the world, we must fully grasp how deep it goes in Egypt, and to truly understand Egypt, we must understand the Great Pyramid. While I can not begin to address all the unbelievable accomplishments present in this singular structure, we must at the very least, recognize it’s correlation to the Hermetic philosophy, and it’s central axiom, As Above, So Below. We must recognize what the Egyptians themselves considered the pyramids to be – stars.
We can see the Egyptian fascination with the stars and the zodiacal symbolism at the Temple of Hathor called Dendera. The Dendera Zodiac is one of the many very early depictions of all the constellations, and the energies that believed to hold. Athanasius Kircher’s diagram shows how accurately they understood the positions of all the stars. Today it is diffcult to see it at all, as smoky lamps have blackened the whole ceiling, but the current restoration at Dendera has been revealing unbelievably vibrant colors of the temple, and hopefeully the Zodiac will be restored soon as well. It shows some of most perfectly in tact pigmentation in all of Egypt and the rich overwhelming blue of the temple is simply stunning.
Breaking from math, and returning to astronomy, we note that cosmic wisdom is demonstrated by four shafts, which extend from the King and Queen’s chambers. These were originally explained as ventilation shafts, but today this theory is more or less abandoned, or else should be. For one thing, these chambers were originally sealed at both ends, and upon opening them, it was found that along the shaft were several ‘doors’ which kept them sealed. The shafts are around eight inches by eight inches. Perhaps they could have helped with ventilation, but this was clearly not their primary purpose. They could have assisted the acoustic qualities as resonating cavities, but this was not likely their main function either.
It has been noted by Robert Bauval, that the southern shaft of the King’s Chamber points directly toward Orion’s Belt (associated with Osiris) while the southern shaft of the Queen’s Chamber points to Sirius – the star of Isis. This gives us another clue that the function of the pyramid may have been astronomical in some sense, or connected to these specifc stars. Bauval’s further work in connecting the pyramids to the sky represents another breakthrough discovery .
In The Orion Mystery, coauthored by Adrian Gilbert, Bauval outlines a shocking realization. Besides the shaft from the King’s Chamber, there is another connection to Orion’s Belt – the layout of the pyramids. Once Bauval brought the ‘Orion Correlation Theory’ to the public eye, it seemed hard to deny; a connection that should have been made long ago. Bauval’s explanation and illustration will demonstrate the clear connection.
“The first questions that come to mind in order to demonstrate such possible intention are these:
1.Did the pyramid builders have a keen interest in the stars? Yes they did.
2.Do the pyramids have astronomical qualities in their design? Yes they do.
3.Is there a feature in the pyramids that links them to Orion’s belt? Yes there is (the southern shaft from the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid).
4.Are there contemporary or near-contemporary texts, which are associated to pyramids in that region and which speak of a link with Orion? Yes, there are.
5.Did the ancient Egyptians imagine the pyramids to be ‘stars’? Yes (the Zawyat al Aryan pyramid was called ‘The Pyramid of Nebka is a star” and the Abu Ruwash pyramid was called “The Pyramid of Djedefre is a Sehed Star“. Also the ‘soul’ (Ba) in ancient Egypt was equated to a ‘star’, and several pyramids bear ‘soul names’, such as “The Pyramid of Neferirkare has become a Ba (Soul)” and “The Ba (Soul) of Sahure Gleams“. From the above we must conclude that there is much that suggests a deliberate intention to represent Orion’s belt at Giza.”
It seems quite obvious when comparing them side by side that the intention was there. It’s also important to note that this alignment can be seen on the horizon. Orion’s Belt rises directly behind the pyramids when viewed from the West, on the Equinox. These days, it would appear quite crooked and offset due to the precessional motion of the Earth’s axis. However, with computer programmed images of the skies of the past, it was found that the orientation of Orion would have most recently matched that of the pyramid’s, right around 10,500 BC.
We will fnd that this year is quite signifcant indeed. We might remember that at this time in ‘orthodox’ history, we were supposedly working on learning to harness agriculture. It would be another millennia or so before the assumed beginning of the Neolithic Revolution even began. Yet these colossal structures seem to mimic the sky at that moment…
This is quite a serious discrepancy! Is it possible that, perhaps, everything we’ve ever been told about our own history was false? This is the type of question we should begin to ask ourselves, as we really began to understand the implications here.
Around this period, we fnd the last effects of the most recent ice age coming to an end, very rapidly. In fact, this was a time when great catastrophes were ever present. Floods, glaciers, earthquakes and all manner of shifts were reshaping the globe. The melting of the last glaciers often caused massive foods. Ice would melt into pools on the surfaces of glaciers, for instance, and when a retaining levee would give out, thousands of cubic miles of water would rush into the ocean all at once, dramatically raising sea level and possibly wiping out coastal populations.
Is it possible that this period of instability was the subject of the message encoded in the pyramid? Would that not be a message worth conveying? It seems as though building an incredibly strong, stable structure, which could withstand both earthquake and food, would be the perfect way to tell the future generations of one’s species that such events occurred frequently and predictably. It might also tell us that these people were fortunate enough to have survived the last one and that with their monuments they were marking the level of sophistication their culture had achieved – that future mankind might realize how much was lost in the cataclysms of their age, perhaps all in a single instant.
The instinct that drives humanity to formulate and develop their language systems, both written and spoken, is the very same which drove the these architects, genius engineers, stone masons and philosophers, to even conceive of such a wondrous structure, and their skills are proven, in that they actually created it. As its esoteric codes, more and more reveal themselves, we will surely understand that one of it’s most fundamental purposes was to preserve the Secret Doctrine of the past Golden Age, all the way to our present Aquarian Dawn.
It would seem as though they knew that humanity would plunge down into a dark recession, but would eventually ascend once more in order to comprehend the message they were sending. This is yet another ever-present theme throughout the entirety of all cultures that recognized the precessional cycle – this great circle of 25,920 years represented the full motion from Golden Age to Dark Age and Back to Golden Age again. Thus they were more than aware that after this traumatic time of upheaval, humanity’s intellect, as well as it’s connection to the natural world, would suffer greatly, gradually diminishing over thousands of years, until scarcely a trace of the Golden Age knowledge was left, or understood. Nevertheless, because of the pyramid they built, this knowledge would never be lost. In fact, as soon as our consciousness was raised back up from the darkest ages of history, they knew we would be able to to decipher the pyramid’s code.
They knew that to the one who truly thinks about what they are looking at, the Great Pyramid hides nothing! Rather, it is screaming these truths! It could not possibly be proclaiming them any more boldly or simply. It is a riddle which, to anyone truly following all the revelations unfolding from within it, simply get’s more and more unbelievable with each passing day. The more one understands it, the more humbled one becomes.
The ratio of ‘pyramid units’ to the earth, (1 to 43,200) hints that they knew of precession. Since harmonic numbers are essentially decimals, or ‘fractions of one’, we can add or drop zeros, so we can just use the base form of 432, which, multiplied by 60, gives a perfect precessional cycle (in years) of 25,920. So if we think of this enormous span of time as reduced to an hour, one minute of that hour, would last 432 years. If it were conceived as a minute, one second of that minute would likewise equal 432 years. This is merely to say that the sexamigesimal clockwork scaled harmoniously up from seconds, hours and days into calendars spanning aeons.
It also meshes perfectly with geometry based on a 360 circle, and this is shown simply in a face clock with 60 minutes. Each arc/minute is exactly 6 degrees wide, as 6 x 60 = 360. At the same, the 60 arc/minutes are also equally divided by the twelve hours, with 5 arc/minutes per arc/hour arc. Thus any number on the clock can be easily multiplied by fve to arrive at the minutes (for example 6 [hour] x 5 = 30 [minutes]). We tend to take this for granted, but the truth is, there is a very a good reason why all these systems are as they are, and they really could not be any other way. In a very real sense, this harmonic set within math and geometry constitutes the foundation of our reality.
These numbers were were not invented by us, but discovered by us, and only in the last couple centuries, nonetheless. Those who have learned of the great mystery behind these universal harmonics, have discovered them, almost exclusively, from one of two sources. The frst is Nature and the second is the Great Pyramid. The only other source from which one could learn of these magical numbers would be other cultures that also shared the in the legacy wisdom the last Golden Age, but it could easily be argued that no where on Earth is this doctrine more perfectly shown than at Giza.
As we consider the Egyptian tradition as a whole, we will see it all as an attempt to encapsulate this vast body of knowledge, acquired over untold millennia of lost history. It is all an attempt to demonstrate to a very confused and misguided human race, who we truly are. This applies to lost our lost estate of human knowledge and history, but also of our fall from divine form, into the realm of physical incarnation in density and flesh. Egypt is here to teach us about ourselves. Until we understand this, we can not begin to understand anything about it, nor should we pretend to.
We can see hints that they were aware of the precessional motion, though further evidence will be seen shortly which proves this to be the case. With the Orion Correlation theory, we are able to calculate the time they were marking, perhaps when the transformation of the Earth last took place. Their attention to detail and incredible workmanship proves that they went to great lengths to make sure this building would live on until the end of the next cycle. Their mathematical precision demonstrates that they were a wise people, civilized, highly cultured and intellectual. Also, the simple fact that they were able to effectively build such a structure, demonstrates their possession of the master technology.
So the message becomes clearer, piece by piece, and as always, more questions arise. Is the time marker of 10,500 BC simply trying to point out that something happened at that time? Or is it possible that the pyramids were built, or at least planned, at that time? If they were not at least plotted out at that time, it would be very difficult to align them to the stars then. We could not today, for instance, build a complex perfectly aligned to the positions of stars 5,000 years, without the help of the advanced computer programs which have only just allowed to see what the ancient skies looked like.
So if they were constructed anytime after 10,500 BC, the implication would be that the pharaohs had laptop computers or some equivalent. There is no way to simply guess exactly how far the sky would shift, unless of course, they already had knowledge of the exact length of the cycle, but again, this itself would imply tens of thousands of years of watching the sky, which is equally as troubling for the Egyptologist to explain. So however we look at this situation, it does not line up at all, with the chronology that the entire world population seems to passively accept. The emperor is wearing no clothes, so to speak. Who shall say that it is so, and risk the wrath of the ignorant king?
This is an essential question to ask. Egyptologists often laugh at the thought. It puts the date back 8,000 years before Khufu’s time (circa 2,500 BC) – the accredited builder. So if it were true, all of the history books would have to be thrown out. The entire timeline of Egypt, and of the origins of civilization itself would need to be rewritten. For this reason, it is a very bold statement, but thankfully, the testimony of the Orion correlation does not stand on its own. There stands beside the pyramids a great sentinel keeping guard over the Giza Plateau and protecting the timeless message, and it is she who holds the key to the heart of Khemit.
If the pyramids had stood alone on the plateau, they would still be the most intriguing constructions on the planet, but we must also factor in the world’s most mysterious monolithic sculpture by their side. The Great Sphinx calmly gazes into the far reaches of the eastern sky, watching every single sunrise over the Nile. She has seen millions of them.
The energy of the Sphinx deeply affects all those who visit, even if it is simply because of how famous it is. There is no sculpture on Earth more admired and wondered at. It’s like seeing the Mona Lisa. As human beings, we understand how important this work has been to the cultural development of our entire species. It is so culturally important, that we feel an inherent need to understand it, in order to understand who we are. The one factor that can truly embed an art piece into the collective psyche of humanity, is mystery.
The longer a riddle remains unsolved, the more people will speak of it, and the more people speak of it, the more culturally important it becomes. Our history is merely the history of the things we chose to talk about, and write about. Many art pieces are relevant for a day or a week or a year, but what does it take to become an eternal mystery?
It must hold some element that remains unresolved, throughout centuries. It must remain a subject that the ‘intellectual class’ will continuously try to pretend they understand, in their hope of appearing deep and philosophical, yet can never seem to truly explain away, since their debates over it are completely empty. They pretend they understand it, yet speak so vaguely, since they know that they truly have no concept or context of the subject they speak of. This delicate balance, is what will keep humanity wondering, throughout so many ages, what the Sphinx truly means.
By it’s cultural significance alone, anyone who stands before the Sphinx, is changed by the experience. In this way, it is both a work of art and an act of magic.
The entire Giza complex demonstrates a singular plan, clearly laid out at the beginning of construction. Regardless of how long it was in construction or when, it is beyond a shadow of a doubt, a single, unified design. It is very clear that the pyramids, Sphinx and all the intricate tunnel systems below were all planned and likely constructed at one time, as one project.
The temples are vastly different from Giza, yet all were building on the original blueprint, which is laid out from it’s source and center, the Great Pyramid. As we gradually process the evidence, this will become clear, as will the need to rewrite history.
Yet as for Giza, few would deny that it was all built at once. To acknowledge that the entire plateau is not smooth bedrock, but a constructed patio of unknown thickness, is to admit that it was all one structure. The pyramids, their subterranean chambers, the boat pits, the Sphinx and it’s temples, The Osiris Shaft and other vertical shafts – all these things, were carefully fitted into this massive stone floor. This entire plateau, constructed of stones, is in itself as impressive as the pyramid, in terms skill required of masons, the size of stones used and the overall mass of stone needed to fill such volume.
What we view as the most magnificent buildings on Earth, may in fact, only be markers upon the lid of a great box, which holds treasures unimaginable. The entire plateau itself, may be the lid, of just such a container. Egypt is the land of secrets, and real secrets tend to bury themselves deep, underground. Perhaps, the Sphinx is the keeper of keys, for this box.
As Above, So Below! The pyramids that point to the sky, in so doing, also point to the depths. The world of day
and light and waking life and sky, points to the world of night, darkness, dreams, and the underworld. The underworld represents the subconscious and occulted knowledge. All throughout Egypt, the physical underground is symbolically representing the spiritual underworld and the hidden wisdom. Everything we know of Egypt, represents only ‘surface Egypt’. Having a wide appreciation for how much is actually, intentionally kept secret there, it is my suspicion that perhaps 99% of Khemit remains hidden and unknown (or else known and kept secret), beneath the sands, while all the wonders we know of it, make up only 1% of what it truly is…
The temples we see, are merely the most recent replicas of the very same temples, built possibly tens of thousands of years prior, and probably still resting 50-100 feet directly below them… It is the geographic location of the temples that defines their meaning within the whole image of Egypt, spanning the Nile, so all the temples may have been built and and rebuilt many times over in the same location. The Osireion at Abydos is proof of this in itself, but we will reach this subject soon enough.
First, we must formally introduce the true Master of Egyptian thought, who provided us with the foundations of all modern esoteric Egyptology; a man I was proud to call a friend and mentor for over a twelve years, and who frst introduced me to all of these mysteries when I met him in 2006.
John Anthony West flicked over the very first domino that caused a cascading progression of events; of falling dominos. The dam of false history blew out, and a wave of new revelations burst through! The traditionally upheld timeline collapsed; was pulverized to dust; demolished forever. John, in this metaphor, was the dynamite.
It is he and he alone who corrected history. He alone, could answer the most pressing and obvious question that arises: When was the Giza Plan first laid out? Was this in the time of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure?
No. It was not.
As my own mentor, John was the initial inspiration for this book. His work is the hinge upon which history turned.
Having known him was a true blessing. I met John when I was eighteen years old, and when the rest of the world was telling me to go to college, but I, like him, wanted only to proclaim that ‘the emperor has no clothes’ – that we are truly living in an insane asylum. John did not care what had been said before, he dared to proclaim the truth he saw. I noticed quickly that he had keys to the greatest mysteries on Earth, and was in himself, a wealth of knowledge. Anyone who met him was captivated by his intelligence, wit, sense of humor and brutal honesty.
As I began reading his masterpiece, Serpent in the Sky, The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, (perhaps the greatest book ever written about Egypt) and the works that follow up all the ideas within it, I realized that this was the grand mystery I’d been searching for and John remained a helpful, priceless guide as I traversed these complex ideas. If you don’t understand how important he was, you soon will.
His passing in 2018 was the final catalyst that compelled me to finish writing this book. John is to me, what Schwaller was to him. It is not my aim to lean on John’s reputation for credibility, but to acknowledge that without his guidance over the years, I would never have been able to write this book. When I told him about it, he said that the hardest part was to simply to do it; to publish it. It takes courage to publish such things. He told me simply to do it, if I believe in it; if I have something to say that hasn’t been said before, and I do. For almost 13 of the 16 year process of writing this, I had John as an advisor, so I learned from him all I could.
John Anthony West’s work began as an investigation and continuation of the work of R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz. Though he had written satirical fiction, short stories and plays, His first nonfiction work, pointed at ancient mysteries, was the previously mentioned The Case For Astrology, and while writing this book, he became very familiar with the lofty mind of Schwaller. He poured through The Temple of Man in French (before an English translation was available) and translated it himself, line by line, while researching astrology, as well as for Serpent in the Sky, which gives a thorough description, not only of the Temple of Man, but of the entire approach to studying Egypt which honors first the esoteric meanings of things.
This mentality, both West and Schwaller urged us to adopt, if we wish to even begin to understand any aspect of the enigmatic culture. This is what is implied by the term ‘Symbolist School’, and the tenets of this mentality are best described either in Serpent in the Sky or else Schwaller’s Sacred Science. West could be called the father of the Symbolist School and Schwaller, the grandfather. It was John who inspired the movement of independent researchers including Dr. Robert Schoch, Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval, Dr. Thomas Brophy, Laird Scranton and many others, who have since aided him in exposing the errors of our culturally accepted chronologies.
In studying the work of de Lubicz, he found a very curious statement mentioned subtly, as though it were obvious. Schwaller wrote that the base of the Sphinx as well as it’s enclosure wall showed signs of water weathering.
The implications of this were utterly earth-shaking and West realized this. This single sentence, read by West, is what toppled the timeline!
It is well know that there has been very little rainfall in the region for at least 7-8,000 years, yet the Sphinx shows prolonged and consistent precipitation-based erosion, indicative of heavy rainfall, as if it had once lived in a rainforest. This means, there is no way it could have been built at the presently assumed date.
Most historians attribute it’s construction to Khafre, also known by his Greek name, Chephren, who is supposed to have built the middle of the three pyramid’s as well. The Great Pyramid is attributed to his father Khufu, and the smaller offset one, to Menkaure, Khafre’s successor. Khafre was the fourth king of the Fourth dynasty, living approximately from 2575-2465 BC – when the Sahara was already a very dry desert…
Something, clearly was wrong here. Orthodox Egyptologists attempted to shrug off this hypothesis for a moment until the evidence came in, then the ground was pulled out from beneath their feet. John never liked authority much, and authority never liked him much either, so he was not gentle as he deconstructed their faulty narrative. He was a wrecking ball, and as an independent, self educated rogue, the ‘establishment historians’ he challenged (famously termed by him, the Quackademics), simply despised him.
West had enough information to understand this as a breakthrough discovery, but he lacked the academic background necessary to be taken seriously by the mainstream current of Egyptologists and archaeologists. It was clear that he had to find supporters that would strengthen his credibility. He needed someone with an open mind and a PhD.
When he was finally joined by Dr. Robert Schoch, the scientific community was forced to take notice. A geologist and professor of natural science, and a man with an extremely discerning, yet open mind, Dr. Schoch was the perfect scientist to help champion the debate by John’s side. After agreeing to visit the site and perform a thorough, first hand investigation, it was agreed that there was legitimate reason to further the research. It was very clear that water, and specifically precipitation (not Nile fooding), was the weathering agent – running down in streams causing deep vertical fissures to be carved out of both hard and soft layers of stone. Alternatively, wind erosion scoops out the softer layers while leaving the harder ones intact.
West and Schoch released a feature length documentary in 1993 called Mystery of the Sphinx, which was narrated by Charlton Heston, and for which John won an Emmy Award for best original research. He and Schoch also presented the theory at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. This caused an enormous uproar within the archaeological community, though geologists tended to agree with him and geologists are the authority on rocks and weathering…
So ironically, while the archaeologists and Egyptologists could not admit it was true, because it upset their apple cart, the geologists had to admit it was true – if any of them did not admit the courtyard showed a picture perfect, textbook example of precipitation induced weathering, they could not be taken seriously in their field. When presenting their findings at the geological panel, West and Schoch attracted the attention of hundreds of geologists, and effectively pinned the two groups against each other, (the geologists, on the side of reason…) so regardless of their opinions on the matter, the question forced it’s way into the realm of academic debate.
Nevertheless, the skeptical arguments came on like a tidal wave, and so the answers were hunted down. The notion that the Sphinx predated Dynastic Egypt was not new, but to prove this had never seemed possible, before such clear geological evidence had arisen. To prove that water weathering had taken place would certainly dispel the rumor that it was a construction of Khafre. Even the latest possible date for rain in the desert would place it much further in antiquity than even the Old Kingdom. So the clear objective
became proving the ‘Water Erosion Hypothesis’, as well as disproving that the weathering could have developed from any other agent.
Due to historical documentation from several excavators, it is clear that any time the Sphinx has been left alone for even a short time, the enclosure quickly becomes flled in with sand. The legs and lower body lie beneath ground level, so this courtyard dug around the Sphinx flls in quickly. For this reason, the sands have protected the erosional features through countless millennia. West calculated the periods of time in which the Sphinx would have most likely been consistently exposed due to constant excavations of Pharaohs as well as foreigners. He determined that of the 4,700 years, which have elapsed since the time of Khafre’s apparent construction, the lower portion has been buried for about 3,300 years.
This would account for the fact that the wear from ancient rains would not have been covered over by the wind and sand induced weathering in more recent ages. It is as though the sand deliberately and delicately preserved the patterns for us to examine today. Perhaps this was part of the design, just like the buried ships, intentionally placed to open our minds.
The mostly subterranean nature of the sphinx is what allowed for the rainwater to drain in and create the weathering in the frst place, and we can see the channels it has worn into the foor of this area as well as the walls. While the weathering is shown on the Sphinx’s body, it is less prominent than on the enclosure walls, since less rain fell on the Sphinx directly, than did on the entirety of plateau, which was essentially the catchment area of water that all seemingly drained into the Sphinx courtyard, most of which, channelled for thousands of years, through the largest fssure on the southern wall, which has since been covered over with cement. Clearly, John and Robert had struck a nerve…
Besides the obvious differences between wind and water weathering, the deep rounded channels carved out of the stone are not found at any other site in Egypt. This in itself says a great deal. If so many other temples and structures were built in the same age as the Sphinx, then why were they not weathered similarly? John noted that mud brick temples still existed in the vicinity which would have been completely washed away if such rain had fallen on Giza in the dynastic years. Many other structures had been exposed to the elements for much longer periods of time than the Sphinx supposedly was (accounting for time buried beneath the sand), yet show none of the same erosion.
We must also take note that many of the stones quarried out from the bedrock surrounding the Sphinx were used to build the Sphinx Temple and Valley Temple directly in front of it. We can match the layers of strata in the cut stones directly to the fxed bedrock walls of the Sphinx enclosure. This is extremely important.
The Sphinx and Valley Temples were built concurrently to the Sphinx itself – before the controversial weathering took place! These two temples display some of the most advanced stonework in all of Egypt, regarding size of stone, expertise of shaping, lifting, and placing, and the fact that various types of stone from all across the land were utilized, even from faraway Aswan in Upper Egypt. It shows that the most advanced stonemasonry in the land, took place long before the Old Kingdom dynasties even began…
Now are we beginning to understand why academic Egyptologists despised John West and criticized him? It is because the greatest works of Egypt are more than twice as old as Egypt’s supposed origin.
The issue remained, however, that Khafre was supposed to have been the builder. It turns out that this conception is entirely based on circumstantial evidence and is in no way concrete. In fact, it rests upon only three very weak claims.
For one thing, the Dream Stele of Tuthmosis IV, which was only partially intact when it was first excavated, shows the frst syllable of Khafre’s name, Khaf. The inscription had faked off beyond this symbol and controversy arose over whether or not this was referring to Khafre or was part of a different name altogether. It was circumscribed within the oval shaped cartouche, which always designates someone’s name, usually of royalty, but the same letter is found in many Egyptian names, so this evidence is questionable. Besides, it is likely that this Stele was only naming him as the restorer of the Sphinx. This was the view of Gaston Maspero, who was the director of the Egyptian Museum of Cairo in the year 1886. He concluded, “The Sphinx stela shows, in line thirteen, the cartouche of Khephren. I believe that to indicate an excavation carried out by that prince, following which, the almost certain proof that the Sphinx was already buried in sand by the time of Khafre and his predecessors [i.e. Dynasty IV, c. 2575–2467 BC].”
The second pillar supporting the case for Khafre, does in one sense, support the case that it was indeed Khafre’s name on the Stele, yet still, we must see him as a restorer of the Sphinx, just as Thutmosis IV was. A statue of Khafre was found buried in a pit dug into the floor of the Valley Temple.
It was common practice for Pharaohs to restore or revise the older temples. It is actually quite easy to imagine that for a civilization that spanned such great lengths of time, the oldest structures were rebuilt and developed upon a great deal. Therefore, finding a statue of Khafre/Chephren buried in the temple by no means implies that he was the original builder. If he was, the whole temple would likely be consecrated to him in relieves and portraits. Instead, we find only his statue buried in a pit. It is a beautiful statue; one of the most incredible statues that still remains. When we walk behind it, we see Horus in full hawk form, wrapping his wings around the king’s headdress, illustrating Khafre’s attainment of Horus-consciousness. As stunning as the piece is, it is by no means proof that Khafre was the creator. So, two out three ‘infallible links to Khafre, are already seen as, at best, simply an association with Khafre.
Yet the third connection to him is flimsier still. It is literally, simply, that the Sphinx’s face looks like him! This is clearly an opinion, and a terribly ignorant one, at that. The master craftsmen of Egypt perfected the art of capturing the exactly the features of the pharaoh’s faces in relieves and sculpture. This means that even slight deviations may be intentionally distinguishing between two completely different people. Even still, it is conceivable that Khafre had the face carved into his own image. It is a common theory that the head has been re-carved, at least once, and this is most likely true. Some believe this to have been Khafre’s role, since he is clearly associated with the Sphinx in some way. Ultimately, however, the truth is that the Sphinx looks nothing like him, and that is not merely my opinion.
John brought the question before Frank Domingo, the senior forensic investigator working for the New York Police Department. As an indisputable expert in physiognomy, Domingo compared key measurements of the facial structure of the Sphinx with those of Khafre using computer imaging and forensic drawings. Ultimately, the two faces showed substantial differences, and Domingo determined that Khafre was definitely not the model. The sheer angle of the Sphinx’s face is drastically different than that of Khafre’s.
So all three of these claims of ‘evidence’ collectively amount to, ultimately, nothing at all! Yet this is why the entire world passively accepts the fact history only began 5,000 years ago…
While the evidence for Khafre as the builder is essentially non-existent, the evidence for Khafre not being the builder is stacking higher and higher every day. There is a reference to the Sphinx on a stone tablet which describes Cheops discovering a temple of Horus in the area near the Sphinx. This implies that the Sphinx was around during the time of Cheops, who lived before Khafre and this threatens to destroy the theory in one blow. The tablet itself is from a later date, but it is believed to have been copied from an earlier text, probably dating to the time of Cheops himself. The process of copying ancient documents was a regular practice in such a long living civilization, but it was always done word for word. From this we can see that the Khafre hypothesis is shaky at best, and already disproved at worst.
West sums up the argument:
“1 Egyptian civilization was complete at its beginning. There is no sign of a period of ‘development’.
2 Weathering on the body of the Sphinx is typical of water erosion elsewhere.
3 It is almost impossible to attribute this erosion to wind, sand, insolation or chemical reaction, since the Sphinx was buried in sand for most of its putative history.
4 There is a complete lack of similar erosional effects on other Egyptian temples and monuments exposed to the elements for as long or longer.
5 The attribution of the Sphinx to Chephren is based upon flimsy circumstantial evidence.
6 The architectural style and building scale of the Sphinx and Sphinx temple complex are unlike anything else in Dynastic Egypt.”
So the argument is quite strong, and the theory has gained support slowly but steadily due to Shoch’s in-depth and continuous analysis of the subsurface strata. I had the unique opportunity to visit Egypt with Dr. Schoch in 2019, and we had the chance to not only get a close look at the weathering, but also to visit the Sphinx Temple itself, which Robert had not been since the filming of Mystery of the Sphinx in 1993. This temple is rarely included on tours, but we attained permission for a private entrance.
I had tried for all the years I knew him to visit Egypt with John, but could never afford the trip in that time. It was not until after he passed, that I finally met Robert at an event held at John’s home, which was not so much a memorial for him, as much as a celebration of his life, and Robert was one o f many great minds who attended to pay respect to John. There were many like me, who had wanted very much to attend one of John’s legendary Magical Egypt tours, and as this was no longer an option, we all wondered if Robert might offer a similar tour, which he did. This tour, in the fall of 2019 sold out so quickly that he offered a second one immediately after it, which also sold out immediately, and so he doubled the capacity of the second trip and even that sold out quickly. As fate would have it though, one person cancelled, and I got the last ticket available.
Needless to say, the experience was priceless, as Robert was still working on this research as we toured the temples, and actually, along with his wife Catherine Ulissey, creating a documentary tentatively called Civilization before Civilization, (not yet released, as of 2022) that follows up on the questions posed in Mystery of the Sphinx. These are questions that he and John have spent years investigating, including, primarily:
Where can we find further evidence of sophisticated science and high consciousness in these earlier ages and how far back in time exactly, must we push the origin of Giza?
We may remember that the Astrological Ages, caused by precession, were well understood and of extreme importance to the ancients. By tracking these ages, they were able to predict what influences would be shaping the world and humanity’s consciousness in the far removed future.
With his background in astrology, John was well prepared to understand that, as with all Egyptian lore, the Sphinx was astrological in nature. John understood that the Sphinx must relate to Leo, the lion. Would it not make sense then, for the Sphinx to have been built in the Age of Leo, when the land was likely covered with feline statuary? At one time, the Sphinx was staring directly at the heliacal rising of Leo. This is known as the star’s ‘birth’, which comes only once in the precessional cycle, when the star rises directly behind the equinox sun. The heliacal rising of Leo therefore, marked the dawn of the most recent Age of Leo – 10,500 BC.
Yes, it coincides perfectly with the alignment of Orion’s belt stars to the three pyramids, discovered by Bauval! It was not only the pyramids and the Sphinx that lined up with the sky at that moment either. Looking east over the Giza Plateau in 10,500 BC, we would see the Sphinx gazing directly at Leo’s rising point, the Pyramids reflecting Orion’s Belt, and the Nile River itself would reflect the Milky Way Galaxy, but even this is only a small selection of the full body of evidence suggesting the attempt to map the stars upon the ground and to mark as incredibly important, the 10,500 BC date.
In fact, words attributed to Thoth (or in Greek, Hermes) validate the assumption. In the Hermetica is a passage in which Hermes is speaking to Asclepius about the grand secrets of Egypt. “Do you not know, Asclepius, that Egypt is an image of Heaven? Or to be more precise, that everything governed and moved in Heaven came down to Egypt and was transferred there? If truth were told, our land is the temple of the whole world…”
Now we have a hypothetical date of origin for the entirety of the Giza plan, but it is very ancient. Rather than 4,500 years old, we propose that Giza is 12,500 years old. This date is in agreement with the level of weathering we see today, though it means that the most advanced feats of engineering on the planet seem to have been accomplished in an age which we are told was characteristically savage and primitive. Not only does it nearly triple the entire known span of our history, but it proves that the most advanced knowledge of all was present in that remote time, implying a previous period of development which must in itself have spanned millennia, since it demonstrated exact knowledge of the precessional cycle accurately .
Now read the above paragraph again.
Recognize how fundamentally this changes the way that humanity must look at itself, and before assuming that this celestial tie to Leo and Orion is a reach, recognize that, just as with the speed of light, when the Egyptians wanted to encode a piece of knowledge, they found a way to make sure there is no disputing the intended meaning.
With these correlations to celestial bodies in place, logic dictates that we must ask if the scheme applies to the whole of Egypt. If the Giza pyramids align to Orion’s Belt, are not all the pyramids stars also?
Bauval has noted several other pyramids that correspond to stars in his work, but he is not the only one to suggest the idea of pyramid-starmaps. Wayne Herschel is another brilliant researcher who has asked this question, and his discoveries are simply incredible. He has mapped out around fifty different pyramids stretching all down the Nile reflecting the brightest stars above the Milky Way.
As Above, So Below.
Notice here that the three stars of Orion’s belt have turned from the angle represented by the pyramids. That same twist, caused by precession, would point the Sphinx directly at Leo, which now appears ‘higher’ up on the Milky Way, but in 10,500 BC, would have appeared directly across.
Hershel shows that both Upper and Lower Egypt make up an enormous map of the Milky Way, with bright stars embodied as pyramids. A closer look at the Andromeda representation at Saqqara is not easy to dismiss! With such views, it is hard to imagine that this phenomenon is purely coincidence. For so many pyramid positions to sync with the brightest stars above the Milky Way, seems to absolutely prove that the entire layout was an intentional map of the heavens (as Hermes told Asclepius quite plainly).
The implication, again, is that every single monument in Egypt, must be understood as only one part of a massive, singular work. They are all working within a master plan – a blueprint so vast and complex, no one has ever noticed it before. We could not even begin to imagine such a plan until we achieved fight, and could look down at the Earth from above, which was only a century ago. Assuming that they had no means fight in their time, building a star map of pyramids would likely be a difficult task.
We will see later that it was not the only civilization to do this. In fact, it is a central theme that will continually arise. Herschel documents ‘Earth-Star Maps’ the world round. His book,The Hidden Records, offers many theories and useful diagrams, and his further work will be visited in subsequent chapters. Bauval has also mentioned star alignments of pyramids that extend far beyond Giza and down the Nile. Andrew Collins has also proposed star correlation theories in his book, The Cygnus Key, noting that the constellation of Cygnus set perfectly into the pyramid’s peaks when viewed from Gebel Ghibli, the hill nearby the Sphinx. We will find that megalithic building is almost always tied to astronomy. As I have claimed, these are two of the three pillars of the Atlantean wisdom, the third being knowledge of the soul and spirit.
One of the many sites at which star maps are located is at Stonehenge, where nearby circular mounds mark out an image of the Pleiades. Certainly the Druidic builders of Stonehenge possessed the Secret Doctrine. It should come as no surprise then, that both these cultures shared a love for the stars and were highly developed astronomers. The various alignments at Stonehenge blatantly disclose the fact of its astronomical function, not to say that this is it’s only, or even primary function. It is plain to see, however, that site lines were built into it, allowing for precise measurements to be made. It is an observatory, so we should not be surprised to find representations of celestial forms around it.
Of all the sites in Egypt that get little attention, yet say a great deal, the most unbelievable of all is known as the ‘Stonehenge of Egypt’. It holds knowledge of the Heavens, and of the cycles of eternity, which defies everything we have ever been told about history.
Located exactly on the Tropic of Cancer, in the middle of the vast Sahara, rests the ancient site of Nabta Playa. This megalithic circle is at least a thousand years older than stonehenge. It is commonly estimated to have been used between 11,000 – 5,500 years ago, though once again, the date of its origin is unknown. Six stones placed in the middle are surrounded by a circle of smaller ones. On the horizon are several other monoliths. This simple, humble confguration of a few, unshaped stones holds within it revelations so extraordinary, that the world will be fundamentally changed by they time they grasp what it is being shown here.
Thomas Brophy , PhD., astrophysicist and archeo- astronomer, has published astonishing findings on this subject in his book The Origin Map. Just as West and Schoch (who both offered support by each writing a forward for Brophy’s book) had cracked the Giza Code; as Bauval and Herschel had cracked the Star Map Code, and Schwaller had cracked the Temple of Man Code, it was Brophy whose brilliant investigation provided Nabta Playa’s decryption. He also co- authored, with Robert Bauval, Black Genesis, which also describes Egyptian Archeo-astronomy and Nabta Playa.
Brophy’s research shows that this site served not only as an observatory, but represented a planetarium of sorts. It was a three dimensional representation of the stars. It consisted not only of surface stones, but also some entirely buried stones and even carved bedrock below the sand.
Brophy initially noticed the very obvious East-West alignment, marked by two ‘gates’ made of two stones each. This line, if literally drawn onto the Earth, would be the Tropic of Cancer. Therefore, on the Summer Solstice, the sun would rise up through, pass directly over, and set within these gates. Brophy, wondering at the purpose of the center stones, decided to take a look at what part of the sky would have been rising with the sun in the period when the circle was used.
He soon found that in the window of 6400 – 4900 BC, the three stars of Orion’s belt rose with the sun, and he noticed that the front three stones in the center seemed to mirror those three stars precisely on the Summer Solstice in those years. This was the only time in which the stars would have appeared at such an angle due to precessional movements. Wondering at the purpose of the other three stones within the circle, he saw that they looked like the head and shoulder stars of Orion, but they were not to scale with the other three stones, or at the same angle. So he noticed two sets of three specific stars/stones each, which were to scale in themselves, but not to each other. One set marked Orion’s Belt and the other marking his head and shoulders.
Brophy soon realized, unbelievably, that these two sets actually aligned to the stars they represented, at two opposite points within the precessional cycle, or at the two extremes of the celestial tilt… This means that if one of the two sets is aligned, the other set will not align for another half a cycle – around 13,000 years!
Take a moment to deeply contemplate this…
It means that, if we assume the stones were placed when they aligned to the stars they represent, the two sets would have to have to have been placed 13,000 years apart, meaning it would have been 13,000 years in construction at minimum, and another full cycle of 25,920 years to return to these extremes again and ensure that the markers are accurately placed.
Again, there is always the alternative potential, that they had laptop computers with advanced astronomical imaging software… Otherwise, how could they have possibly known exactly what the sky would like 13,000 years later, or would have looked like 13,000 years earlier? Who alive can answer this question? Why is it not headline news?
Brophy also found that when the constellation is laid out over the circle by matching the head and shoulder stars to the stones, the stars of Orion’s feet and his outstretched hand land directly on the outer circle, and when it was aligned using the belt stars, his shoulder rested right on the circle. At these two points, we fnd the sky tilted to each of its extremes, just as the location of Nabta Playa marks the extremity of the sun’s path north at the Summer Solstice.
The most recent alignment of the head and shoulder stars with their respective stones was around 16,500 BC!!!
This means one of two things, both quite unbelievable. Either the stone circle was built in (or before) that age, or else the builders possessed a means of simulating what the skies would look like in future or past times. If they knew the exact length of the precessional cycle, let’s say, by some means other than having watched the sky themselves for many rounds of 26,000 years, then it might theoretically be possible for them to calculate when the sky would reach its maximum tilt, and possibly they could attempt to calculate where the stars would land at that time, but this is a major stretch of the imagination. Today we require very advanced computer programs just to be able to look back ourselves and realize that these monuments do line up. If the ancients had computers that allowed them image the skies of the past and future, that would be quite a remarkable find, but the alternative – if this site was actually built by the year 16,500BC when it aligned to some of the stars it represents, then we are looking at yet another definitive mark of genius in an age possibly even predating the Giza Complex by several millennia.
So in 16,500BC the head and shoulders align. Then around 4000 BC the ‘belt stars’ align with the ‘belt stones’ and we can anticipate that around the year 9000 AD the shoulders will begin to align again! How is this possible? We can scarcely imagine. Yet, these were the values of time the Egyptians were working with, Even still, this is only the very beginning. Nabta Playa keeps getting better and better…
As we have noted, the master riddle makers wanted to leave no doubt whatsoever as to the references they were making, so again, the correlation to the stars is reinforced with far too many ‘coincidences’ for the skeptics to dismiss.
The confirmation of Brophy’s theory came from outside the circle where stones, placed only a few hundred, to over a thousand meters away, marked out more site lines. There were again, six of them, establishing six sight lines from the ‘viewing stone’. It did not take him long to notice that these lines roughly pointed to the six stars commemorated within the circle.
Unfortunately, there was no date at which all of these lines matched up with their respective stars, but intrigued by the prospect, he continued to search for the answer. Soon enough, he realized that the lines were marking the star’s heliacal rising points on the horizon, or the moment at which the star rose directly behind the sun. In other words, the date set for each star was different. This made perfect sense however, in that the stars heliacal rising date came only once in each 26,000 year turn of the wheel. For this reason it was thought of as the ‘birth’ of the star, or the point at which its cycle began.
These calculations fit perfectly to the astronomical data, and such a breakthrough only encouraged more analysis. Yet, we must again expand our minds to recognize – this means that if these six stones were placed when they aligned to their respective stars, they must have been placed at six different specific times within the long cycle.
Did they watch the sky for 26,000 years straight, placing one stone every few thousands years? If not, then again we must ask, how is this possible?
This second discovery indisputably confirmed the ‘Nabta Playa/Orion Correlation Theory’ (which paired nicely to Bauval’s Giza/Orion Correlation Theory). It unequivocally proves that the Egyptians had an unbelievably exact knowledge of the Precessional Cycle. They had actually pinpointed six unique moments within the cycle, as if to show off how well they understood it. Yet, again, the revelations come in threes…
The next question was clear: why were these same six stones all placed at such random distances from the viewing stone? They were all marking very specific lines to the horizon, but why would some be placed 1100 yards away while others were only hundreds?
Perhaps the distances were proportionate to the brightness of each star, Brophy hypothesized, but there was no correspondence there. After investigating many possibilities, he decided to look up the actual distances from Earth to each star. Finding the proper data, which had recently been measured quite accurately, he discovered that all six stones were showing the relative distance from Earth to each star.
Let this sink in.
The data matched the stone’s layout so exactly, across all six stones, that he was able to calculate the exact scale ratio that was being used. He determined that the whole layout was built in a scale of one meter to .799 light years! This may be one of the most significant discoveries in the history of the world. Am I wrong? In The Origin Map, all this and much more regarding Nabta Playa, is explained in detail, and he also describes these findings in West’s eight part series, Magical Egypt.
It is sad to note that recently, the stones have been removed from their original location and are now on display at the Nubian Museum in Aswan. They were located deep in the desert, and in order to reach them, one required a Jeep and a sincere spirit of adventure. They are now more accessible for tourists to see, and arranged in their original basic configuration, yet obviously, their exact location was a major factor in their mystery, so moving them, to me, seems very wrong.
At the same time, it only makes Brophy’s discovery all the more important, as we may never have gotten another chance to measure so accurately their exact placement. What if they had moved it before he made this discovery; would he still have discovered it? Did they move the buried stones with it, which were concealed entirely, and only discovered with ground penetrating scans? The bedrock aspects of the circle are now removed from it, so further analysis of it’s relationship the subterranean elements is now impossible. Was this relocation perhaps an intentional attempt to disrupt or break apart this vastly complex model of the galaxy?
The stone’s original location exactly on the tropic assures of their designer’s precise awareness of not only the Earth’s size and shape, but also of it’s axial tilt, which is extremely important to note! The tropics are located approximately 23.4° north and south of the equator because the axial tilt is 23.4° off of the ‘Celestial North Pole’ (perpendicular to the ecliptic). Over the course of a precessional cycle, the North Pole of Earth slowly circumnavigates this Celestial North Pole, which is an invisible point at the intersection of all twelve houses of the zodiac, yet the two North Poles always remain 23.4° divergent. The knowledge of all this, is implied in nothing more than the line of latitude that Nabta Playa was positioned on!
We leave this site asking – how could they have mapped out on the ground, the two extremities of a cycle that takes 25,920 years to complete, as well as six specific dates within it, as if they had personally witnessed the entire span of the cycle themselves, from that very position? Did they know that someone would solve their riddle one day? Is that why they left behind so many confirmations that these stones were absolutely describing the six stars in the Orion constellation? Finally, of course, we must ask: how could these so-called ‘primitives’; these savages, only just crawling out of their caves, have accurately marked the relative distances to foreign star systems?
Egypt the Wise
Let us recap the broadest concepts present in Egypt’s earliest period. We can reasonably conclude the following.
- They were well aware of Pi and Phi ratios, and the Pythagorean Theorem (golden triangles) long before Greece.
- They knew the exact size and shape of the Earth.
- They had the means to find key latitudes on the Earth’s surface and at these points they placed relevant structures.
- They had a vast knowledge of the stars and were able to keep accurate records of their movements over great lengths of time.
- They were able to recreate the position of the constellations on the Earth.
- They were aware of the distances to certain stars.
- They held the ‘master technology’ that allowed for megalithic construction.
- They went to great pains in order to transmit their wisdom through the ages, embodying it into enduring structures, using genius-level encryption methods.
- They were masters of art, sculpture, medicine, mathematics, geometry and many other fields, including that which could be called metaphysical science, or quantum physics. If we are earnestly seeking the beginning point of Egyptian culture, we are finding that it is so far in the past that the rains and sands of time have distorted the view. What did they have to say for themselves regarding their own cultural genesis in the ‘Black Land’? This is another important question. Many chronological tables have been found which point to a far earlier origin date than what is given as the beginning of the Dynastic Record. Though few have survived in complete form today, they were spoken of by many writers of the time.
On this subject, John West stated, “The various sources postulate a long period in which Egypt was ruled by the Neters and then another, almost equally long, period during which it was ruled by the Shemsu Hor, (the ‘Companions of Horus’). The chronology is impossible to disentangle, and in some cases it depends upon the manner of calculation chosen, but the earliest calculation would place the founding of Egypt around 30,000 BC, the latest around 23,000 BC. Though the discrepancy is obviously very large, it is at least worth remarking that while the sources are independent, the discrepancy lies within a single order of this magnitude.
Herodotus quotes one of his guides as saying that in Egyptian history, ‘the sun had twice risen where it now set, and twice set where it now rises’. This remark Schwaller de Lubicz interpreted as a description of the passage of one and a half precessional cycles. This would place the date of foundation around 36,000 BC a date in broad agreement with the other sources.”
This is how Egypt itself, or Khemit, described it’s own origins, yet academia naively assumes it just sprouted up around 3000 BC. They are guilty of the very error they accuse Plato of, when he offers a date for the sinking of Atlantis – they are off by an entire decimal point with this figure. Egypt did not likely begin in 3,000 BC, but more likely, 30,000BC.
The more archaeological finds that emerge, the greater the knowledge attributed to any certain age. We are working with scraps and remnants of lost peoples. For this reason our entire history is based on facts like; this person of this age had this much knowledge, exemplified by this artifact. It stands to reason then, that we could only find more than we have already found. It’s true, when we find evidence of tools or temples or beliefs or fragments of wisdom, we can assume that the user of such devices was of at least a matching intellect. Yet if archaeologists one day dig up my remains, and find near my body a hair comb or a hammer, that by no means implies that there were not also televisions and atom bombs in my time. The point being, we tend to accredit our ancestors with the lowest level of understanding we can. As the body of evidence increases, (and it is booming today) the date at which certain knowledge was attained is constantly pushed backwards. As Graham Hancock always says, ‘stuff just keeps getting older’.
But these revelations imply an even bigger flaw in our understanding of human progress as a whole. Progress, in the evolutionary context, paints a picture of gradual development from an inferior form into a more advanced form – a straight line ascending upwards. If we compare ourselves to the builders of the Sphinx, a moral crisis may arise. Are we really a more advanced form of those people who spent their days sculpting the earth into complex diagrams of the heavens and locking the keys of universal harmony into elaborate physical structures?
Look at us with our nuclear warheads, our globally corrupt network of governments, our human rights violations, our prison systems, our petroleum gluttony, microwave ovens, bidets, reality TV shows and (John’s favorite) striped toothpaste… Those who truly believe this to be the case; who think that our modern culture is the precipice of of all past knowledge combined, John classified as the ‘Church of Progress’.
Yet, the ancients seem more correct on the matter – time is cyclical. Progress is not a straight line, but a wavelike pattern slowly waxing and waning between the periods of great wisdom and those of dark confusion. Schwaller insisted that all things are subject to the law of Genesis. Birth, growth, death and renewal constitute progress. This applies to individuals, civilizations, humanity as a whole – even stars and galaxies. It is a universal format.
We may now set forth a primary hypothesis as to the true nature of man – his heights, his falls, his origins. Though this book is not necessarily chronological, and earlier times will still be revisited, we have established at this point a certain understanding of the content of Egyptian wisdom. We conclude that at least this much was known in their day. We see a distant point in the past when this culture was only still forming, and very close to that date, we propose that the highest wisdom was present. At a later time, a vast flourishing empire was heir to the land of these wise beings, yet the content of the wisdom was slowly simplified, and the skill of
those documenting the same was greatly diminished. Moving on through history, we find the same downward slope to continue towards Greece and then Rome. Finally we arrive at the dark ages, full of death and confusion. Then slowly the enlightenment was reached and scientific culture was born. Finally we arrive at the present, when technology flourishes, though morality is scarce. Few among humanity even care about the ancient wisdom at all, and even fewer attempt to seek it out, yet we are entering into an age in which the archaic doctrine can once again become fully realized. We are approaching a state in which we will finally understand the message that was sent to us from the Golden Time.
Though the entire description above is quite simplified, only addressing a small fragment of the Egyptian enigmas, it will have to suffice for now, as many of the principles addressed will be reinforced as we move along. At this point, we have discussed the Egyptian’s possession of what we have termed the ‘master technology’ (megalithic building techniques), and we have seen that they were well aware of the precessional cycle. The fnal aspect of the Secret Doctrine must now be raised – that of the state of the soul.
Every facet of the Egyptian civilization was centered upon a single fulcrum – the doctrine of immortality – the Return to Source. All the people of Egypt, regardless of how far along the path they might have been, were encouraged towards this promised destination. The priests and pharaohs were understood to have attained a divine position or else be very close to it, and the common people regarded it as something to be worked towards. The initiation process allowed those who asked the most questions and actively pursued this knowledge to receive higher and higher levels of realization, not unlike the clearance levels within an intelligence agency like the CIA. The highest secrets were imparted only to those who were developed enough to expect a transformation within their current life.
Many Egyptologists accredit this obsession with immortality to a fear of death. They consider it a feeble attempt to explain or conquer death by inventing fantastic scenarios of the afterworld . Many consider it to be a fruitless, morbid superstition.
When it comes to matters of the afterlife, we should take great care to notice that every other discipline within this incredible civilization was developed to the state of mastery, whether it was astronomy, agriculture, mathematics or philosophy. With all the arts and sciences well established, immortality became the central focus within each of these separate studies and even within the society itself. Everything was related to the process of becoming perfected – an eternal entity .
Thus we realize, either it truly was just an eccentric, superstitious obsession founded upon fantasy, or else everything related in the underworld texts represents genuine knowledge of the world beyond the flesh. It is hard to imagine that it could be anything between these extremes because the content of the funerary inscriptions are so dense with esoteric details that it would seem to represent either a complete knowledge, or else a total fabrication. The choice is anyone’s to make, but oftentimes it is actually superstition on our part (contemporary society’s) that prevents us from taking seriously a valid investigation into the afterlife. In other words, it is possible that modern man himself is the one too afraid to approach the question of death and therefore denies that his ancestor would have solved the question already.
West states: “When death is regarded not (as with us) as an ultimate dissolution, but rather as a transitional (and crucial) stage of a journey, then the apparent Egyptian preoccupation with death becomes exactly the opposite of what it seems to be. It is, in fact, a preoccupation with Life in the deepest possible sense.”
In the many tombs along the Valley of Kings, elaborate funerary texts decorate the walls. There are several different versions of each text, often differing slightly in artistic styles and recorded at different times. The Osireion at Abydos, as well, is home to volumes of inscriptions regarding the underworld, as both the underworld and the temple itself are the domain of Osiris. These ‘books’ contain a vast array of figures, concepts, names, realms, processes, actions, thresholds and destinations which are all presumed to be located in the land of the dead.
The Egyptian term for this region of reality was the duat. Although it was somewhat associated with the underworld, or that place to which the sun and Osiris go at night, it was understood not as a literal location, but as a course to be run. There is a parallel, as well, between the physical underground, the underworld (duat) and the subconscious (dream world). It was believed that when one died, they must not break their concentration, but instead use all their willpower to compose themselves long enough to reach the goal at the end of the duat. Therefore, this was the training of the initiate during his life – to study the obstacle course that he would inevitably face at death and to memorize the pathway that would lead him to the door at the end.
The Egyptian Book of the Dead broadly refers to various underworld texts known also as The Book of Coming Forth by Day, The Book of What is in the Duat or the lesser known Book of Gates. There are many Egyptian books of the dead.
The basic story of the deceased soul’s path, however, is inscribed within several of the tomb walls at the Valley of the Kings. We find this journey divided into the twelve hours of the night, or the twelve various stages of transformation the soul must pass through. The following interpretation comes from John West’s own view of the symbolism in this path. In his documentary series, Magical Egypt, which also explains the Temple of Man, Nabta Playa, much more, he gives a visual walk through of this story, referencing the imagery on the tomb wall.
The whole scene is divided into three levels representing heavens, Earth and the underworld, and this scheme runs through all the 12 hours.
In the first hour we see a scarab in a boat being carried on a river, representing the constant flow of time as this progression takes place. Three serpents tow the boat, cleaving the waters. The scarab represents the kernel of consciousness that is rising from within the cleaving of the waters, or the body. It is rising between two kneeling figures and this may represent the two hemispheres of the brain and the scarab in the center may represent the pineal gland through which the soul exits. Above this, in the higher register is seen a similar boat inhabited by several divine entities who represent the various aspects of the soul as it stands in the first moment of death.
In the second hour, we observe the deceased character with the several personages representing aspects of himself as well as two serpents which are taken to be Isis and Nepthys, who symbolize the visible and invisible, intellect and will, the dweller in the night and the dweller in the day. This symbol represents magic in essence and since the serpents are positioned at the front of the boat, it means that these mystical forces are guiding the boat.
In the third hour we find ‘she who cuts up the souls’. It is a place in which the souls who lack the willpower and focus to traverse the duat are cut apart; their various aspects are separated and returned to their respective sources. In other words, the soul is dismantled for parts. Unlike the furnace of hell, these souls are immediately broken down into pieces. They do not experience eternal pain, but are instead recycled.
In the fourth hour the coffin is lowered into the depths of the earth representing the successful passage through the ‘realm of lost shadows’. From this deep region he then bursts forth in the fifth hour as a solar deity. As his spirit ascends from the ground he is standing upon a three headed, winged serpent. At this stage, earthly matter has become completely transmuted into its purely divine form. We see the heavenly forces pulling him upwards from high in the sky.
In the sixth hour we find Set or Apophis in the form of a giant serpent which must be cut into pieces in order to progress further. One must confront this adversary which could represent the darker aspects of one’s own soul. Through the Dark Night of the Soul, these would have to be neutralized before moving onward. It is the conquering of the ‘inner beast’.
The seventh hour represents metamorphosis as the constituent parts of the soul are broken down into their elemental bases and re-synthesized. The Eighth hour represents the weaving of these ‘threads of the soul’ back together. In the ninth we find the scarab holding his ball of dung towards the sky – the egg of the new self germinating
within. We find the sun rising between two serpents, the whole of which is surrounded on the right and left by the solar and lunar principles embodied as seated fgures. The snakes cross each other at their base, and the whole image may be relating the interconnection of the two hemispheres of the brain, with the third eye or pineal gland represented by the sun. Beneath this scene, we see the ‘drowned souls’, or those lost in the labyrinthian catacombs of the duat. These souls are not banished or punished, they are simply lost, yet still retain the opportunity to eventually ascend the ladder once more.
The last few hours depict the soul finally reaching the heavens. The king is now literally sitting upon a serpent, his vehicle that is disconnected from the earth, that is shown amongst the stars. The serpent in the sky! In the end, he is also seen in a boat towed by a great serpent, perhaps representing kundalini, the life force that rises to activate the third eye, or alternatively, be released sexually. The sexual act and the vibration it produces serve as a beacon with a unique energy signature, in the astral dimension. At this moment a soul who wished to reincarnate may be attracted to it. Alternatively, those intent on weaving the threads of the soul into a form that no longer needs to reincarnate will have the privilege of ascending to become a star. They will accompany Ra as he traverses the sky in his ‘boat of millions of years’. They who succeed, become immortal and ascended. They are no longer entrapped within the cycles of incarnation and death.
This system is employed in death and life alike. All these states of progress can be worked out during life, and at the end of each incarnation, one may be more prepared to face the duat than they were in the last life. At a certain point, one may successfully retain individuality when threatened with dissolution. Afterwards, the being can travel from incarnation to incarnation as a ‘solidified’ soul. Then, later on, may develop that soul to the extent at which incarnation in a human body is no longer necessary and death is no longer a factor. Their soul has been formed and developed to maturity, thus their soul itself can be the vehicle of their consciousness, rather than a mind/body/spirit complex, tethered to a physical incarnation. They can attain a form outside of linear time, which is therefore, an eternal state, or immortality. They have achieved the Philosopher’s Stone.
This very concept, which so many have labelled as superstition, could very well be the sacred key to our existence as humanity. In fact, it may have been the key to the more or less uninterrupted peace and prosperity that Egypt enjoyed for several millennia. If all members of society were striving to purify themselves so that they might fulfill their inevitable destiny and free themselves from the bonds of mortality, we would imagine that the evils present in the world would vanish. There wouldn’t be time or the need for war and oppression, not that these things didn’t exist, but they could simply not be pursued if a Pharaoh intended to join Osiris in the night sky. When his heart was weighed by Anubis in the afterlife, it must not show that he was an unjust ruler. His heart must weigh less than a feather. He must prove that he was fair and just in life.
Today, on the other hand, sociopathic billionaires desperately claw at one another while attempting to ascend to the summit of political or economic power. If they knew that, in truth, they were clawing their way to purgatorial oblivion, digging themselves deeper and deeper into the land of the ‘lost souls’, they might rethink their ambitions and priorities.
The attention that Egypt paid to the soul is not unfounded. This elaborate science would not have occupied the minds of the civilization for thousands of years if it was an illegitimate rouse. If this doctrine was forced upon the people and after countless centuries passed, it still proved to have no positive effects, it is unlikely that it would have been preserved for so long. In fact, even today, thousands of years later, we are still in possession of these texts, and still they perplex the highest minds of the world.
For example, how and why does mummification take place? None alive today can reproduce the process of mummification. It was a vastly intricate science developed from a rudimentary embalming process. But why should the Egyptians go to such great troubles to preserve the body of the Pharaoh? As with everything Egyptian, eternity was strived for, from monuments to documents to people, but mummification had another purpose. It was believed that as
long as the pharaoh’s body remained intact, then he was not rushed or pressured into reincarnation. Therefore, he could take as long as he needed to cross the duat. If his body could be preserved and then cemented into a tomb, or better yet, the side of a mountain in a remote area, it may never be disturbed for even millions of years. The Pharaohs were also buried with all sorts of talismanic protections and magical spells. The texts themselves decorate the tombs in relief, in case the king should need to reference them.
For the initiates, learning to inhabit this world was the focus of lifelong study. By entering trancelike states, and by learning to control one’s dreams, the initiate could sharpen his willpower and focus. Upon his entrance to the duat, he would be prepared for anything that might approach him. It should be noted that the Tibetan tradition utilizes nearly the exact same process. However, instead of building tombs for the dead with the inscriptions surrounding them, the Tibetan Book of the Dead is actually read aloud in the presence of the deceased body. The Tibetan Bardo is only another name and description for the Egyptian Duat.
Before we begin to discuss the ancient wisdom as it manifests in other regions of the world, however, I invite the reader to bring themselves back to ancient times. Try for a moment to vividly imagine yourself living amongst towns and fields within the Nile Delta. The daily tasks of cultivating and harvesting crops, manufacturing and selling goods, cooking, cleaning, traveling, conversing with friends – all the activities we enjoy today – are underscored with a deep sense of unified spiritual purpose…
Feel the confidence that is born only from knowing that your culture is a just and righteous one, seeking purity and divinity, and doing all it can to penetrate the deepest layers of the great mystery; to discover TRUTH. Imagine if you could be proud of your own culture. As I am an American, this is quite a foreign concept, if not bordering on fantasy, but I have plenty of imagination.
The festivals and holidays commemorating celestial and terrestrial events are constant reminders of a central goal to be reached. Those who pursue the spiritual path with the greatest fervor work towards admittance to the sanctuary of
the temples and and their secret teachings. They aim to ascend the various initiations until finally, they face the grand challenge and attempt to transcend the temporal world, liberating themselves into the sea of immortality. Does this strike you as ‘primitive’ or ‘superstitious’? Or does it sound more like a culture that has already transcended into higher dimensions?
Where did this knowledge come from?
Why was it already present in 10,500 BC?
Why are we told that civilization began in 3000 BC?
III. Lands of the Gods
I am the goal of life, the Lord and support of all, the inner witness, the abode of all. I am the only refuge, the one true friend; I am the beginning, the staying, and the end of creation; I am the womb and the eternal seed. I am heat; I give and withhold the rain. I am immortality and I am death; I am what is and what is not.– Bhagavad Gita
Though the modern world may know a million secrets, the ancient world knew one – and that was greater than the million; for the million secrets breed death, disaster, sorrow, selfishness, lust, and avarice, but the one secret confers life, light, and truth.– Manly P. Hall
I operate on the assumption that our education system, media and indeed our entire society today combine to give massive support and unquestioned acceptance to the orthodox side of the argument. Until I and a few of my colleagues like John Anthony West and Robert Bauval began to speak out there was really no counterbalancing view at all! And even now, although we’ve managed to get some people’s attention – and some television time – we’re still in every sense outnumbered and outgunned.– Graham Hancock