"This, then is the purpose, for the record and the meaning to be interpreted by those that have come and do come as the teachers of the various periods, in the experience of this present condition, of the activity of the spheres of the earth..."
- Edgar Cayce, 30th June 1932.
As one of the last remaining 'seven wonders' of the ancient world, the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt stands as an enigmatic testimony to man's mysterious past. Like all other great monuments and statues of past civilisations, the Great Pyramid fascinates and confounds, begging the same questions: Why and how was it built?
Unfortunately, the scientific and egyptologist fraternities cannot satisfy the truth-seeker with answers to these perplexing questions. The magnificence of ancient monuments contradict the 'party line' that man is only now at the top of the evolutionary scale, and could not have possessed advanced knowledge thousands of years ago.
As was shown in the article 'Wonders of the Great Pyramid Revealed' (see New Dawn No. 39), the mathematical and astronomical precision of the structure is not accidental but the result of an advanced knowledge.
The most enduring hypothesis on how the Egyptians gained their knowledge is that it came from Atlantis. Ancient legend goes that the first Egyptians arrived from a land to the West - the direction in which Atlantis is said to have existed.
Most of us know of Atlantis as a mythical continent once situated in the Atlantic Ocean that sank into the sea after a violent period of destruction. We also know that legends and myths usually contain a kernel of truth, a piece of history preserved inside a tale that carries down through generations. The story of Atlantis is one excellent example.
Plato knew of Atlantis and wrote of it. In Timaeus Plato quotes an Egyptian priest, who states that there have been numerous destructions of mankind in the ancient past, and there will be many more, the greatest devastation by fire and water. The legends record that Atlantis was destroyed by volcanoes and floods.
So, just maybe, the Great Pyramid is a memory of Atlantis, a time-capsule to preserve the ancient wisdom and knowledge of an advanced civilisation. It may also be a testimony to the cyclic nature of history and the rise and fall of civilisation.
What if the Great Pyramid contained more than just curious scientific information? What if the builders implied other secrets in their design? The chamber system itself can only be described as weird, suggesting there's something more....
Time-Scale and Prophecy
First, it must be understood that ancient Egyptian society was very different to modern day societies. A royal Pharaonic theocracy ruled Ancient Egypt, similar but not the same as monarchical systems of modern European times. Ancient Egypt held the King as representative of man's highest cosmic or spiritual accomplishment. There was no division between religion and politics.
To the dismay of modern scientists, ancient Egypt's advanced scientific knowledge was not applied to building massive highways or skyscrapers. No, we can more accurately describe their science as a Sacred Science in the service of man's noblest goal of spiritual perfection.
How, then, did the ancient Egyptians utilise Sacred Science in constructing the Great Pyramid to predict, or should we say record, the future?
Studying diagram 1 you will notice the passageways move in a downward and upward direction, as well as expanding and contracting in width, and usually project into a chamber.
It may occur to you that the Ascending Passage could represent a spiritual upturn after an era of declining values, apparently represented by the first part of the Descending Passage. The sudden raising of the roof at the beginning of the Grand Gallery might represent an era during which some tremendous new injection of 'energy' would lead those following the 'upward path' towards even higher levels of consciousness.
Simultaneously, the Well-Shaft might represent the opening of a new path of redemption for the less 'evolved' beings on the 'lower path.' In the King's Chamber, with its lidless coffer, death itself would be finally overcome during an age destined to lead men to higher dimensions of existence entirely (i.e. the Construction Chambers).
Meanwhile, Armageddon would have overtaken those still following the 'lower path,' who would be duly cast into the bottomless pit of everlasting damnation. As for the Queen's Chamber, it may represent a path taken by those who accept a mediocre standard of spirituality, but are unwilling to follow the direct path to higher levels of awareness.
That's a symbolic look at the passage system, so let's now look at the specifics.
As early as 1865, a researcher by the name of Robert Menzies advanced a theory that the passage system inside the Great Pyramid might be a chronological representation of prophecy. Then over the next 50 years, other researchers also discovered peculiarities about the passage system. For one thing, the Well Shaft was holed out from above, so it was apparently not the work of grave-robbers trying to get in from below. The Subterranean Chamber was rough and unlike the other 'smooth' passages, and the strange Ante-Chamber intrigued researchers. The whole thing looked so deliberate.
At this point, before we go any further, the time-scale system of prophecy is based on the work of many researchers over a long period of time (numerous books are written on the subject). This article only serves as an introduction to pyramidology, and it is advisable the reader further their interest and study.
The Starting Point
To the early researchers, if the Great Pyramid's interior represented a projected history of mankind, or rather a blueprint and prophecy, then it must have a clearly delineated starting point and some sort of time-scale.
The discovery of several unique features determined the chronological starting point in the Great Pyramid. Down the Descending Passage, at a distance of about 40 feet from the entrance, there are found, on the side wall, straight knife-edge lines cut from roof to floor, one on each side and exactly opposite each other. Their appearance on the otherwise smooth walls of the passage certainly suggests that they are intended as a clear zero line, or "datum line" from which to take measurements. They are called the 'Scored Lines'.
Prof. Piazzi Smyth was the first person to realise the full significance of the Scored Lines. He surmised that if the elevation of the Descending Passage represented what, for want of a better term, might be called the plane of the Dragon Star, then it was clear that the Scored Lines could represent the intersection of that astronomical plane by another equally significant plane. Calculations soon confirmed the suspicion. It turned out that at one time - and at one time only - during the third millennium B.C. (3000-2000 B.C.) the plane denoted by the Scored Lines passed directly through Alcyone (chief star of the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, in the constellation of the Bull) at the same time as the axis of the Descending Passage was locked directly onto the Dragon Star (Draconis).
The Dragon Star, sometimes referred to as the Devil Star, symbolically shone down the Great Pyramid's Descending Passage marking man's descent into materialism, and for those who continued on this path, death and damnation. The following Bible verse sums up the cosmic influence of the Seven Sisters (stars) and the Pleiades: "Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?" (Job 38:31) Therefore the "influences" coming from the Pleiades are a reference to the path of the Ascending Passage and is thus in direct opposition to the Dragon Star's path of the Descending Passage.
The Scored Lines provided an exact astronomical fix - and that fix, as it turns out, occurred precisely at noon of the vernal equinox, 21 March, 2141 B.C. It was clear, then, that noon of 21 March, 2141 B.C., was the starting date for the Great Pyramid's internal chronograph. And with this dating now suitably confirmed it only remained to discover the symbolic time-scale.
The Time Scale
As mentioned in my last article (see New Dawn No.39), the dimensions of the Great Pyramid are based on a single unit - the Pyramid inch. The Pyramid inch is equal to 1.001 British inches that happens to be equal to a 500,000,000 part of the Earth's Polar Diameter.
The Pyramid inch is the universal measurement that the engineers used in the construction of the Great Pyramid. It was only logical, then, that the Pyramid inch be used in the chronological time-scale. This is how it works:
Measurements in P.(Pyramid) inches, backward or forward from the Scored Lines, represent the corresponding number of years before or after that astronomically fixed date of 2141 B.C.
To test the accuracy of this startling premise one simply has to measure the passages and chambers up and down from the Scored Lines, counting one year for each P.inch and at every change of masonry, (beginning and end of every passage and chamber or change of direction) marking the date. The dates, being so far back in history, allow ample testing against known recorded historical events.
We can take the dimensions of the passages, just as the ancient builders constructed them, and let the results take care of themselves. The scaler line itself however, is consistently the floor line. As access into the Great Pyramid's interior is from the North only, progression in time is therefore represented by advancement southward.
At first sight the idea may seem too naive. Yet, a simple test can be arranged. What happens, for example, if we measure back up the Descending Passage floor from the Scored Lines to the position of the entrance? Working backwards from the Scored Lines (2141 B.C.), at the rate of one P.inch per year is a total of 482 P.inches.
Counting back 482 years from the Scored Lines brings us to 2623 B.C. When we realise that 2623 B.C. quite possibly falls within the historical time-frame of the Great Pyramid's construction, fact and theory suddenly snap together.
Therefore, the start of the entrance passage marks the year 2623 B.C. So what? Well, let's start measuring along our time-scale in a forward direction. Please now refer to diagram 2 that illustrates the positioning of each significant event.
Measuring 688 P.inches beyond the Scored Lines, down the Descending Passage, an aperture appears in the roof. This aperture is the entrance to the Ascending Passage, which leads into the Grand Gallery. Progressing 688 years from 2141 B.C. gives the date 1453 B.C., or to be more precise as tests and calculations can prove, the 30th of March, 1453 B.C.
The significance of this date to the early pyramidologists was clear: It marks the date of the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, and their receiving the Law, through Moses. A granite plug, at this very point, fills the Ascending Passage. The Granite Plug (as it is aptly called) corresponds to the two blocks of granite that Moses had received the Ten Commandments on the summit of Mount Horeb.
The coincidence seems too good to be true, but facts are facts. Moreover, the red granite of the Granite Plug is virtually identical to that of Horeb red granite. Certainly, too, the Ascending Passage does appear to represent an upward 'initiative,' a turn in the right direction.
The Raising of the Roof
Measuring up the Ascending Passage at the given scale of one P.inch per year, we find that the entrance of the Grand Gallery is marked 1485 P.inches away. Now remembering that there was never a 'year dot' (1 A.D. immediately follows 1 B.C. in our present system of year-numbering), 1485 years after 30 March, 1453 B.C. brings us to 1 April, 33 A.D.
This date is said to represent nothing less than the traditionally-recognised date of the Crucifixion of Jesus the Christ and the sudden 'raising of the roof' at this point refers to human enlightenment, the release of cosmic power, which flowed from that event.
As noted earlier, the Well-Shaft was created top down, almost as if it was ripped apart. Its rocky and steep incline is in stark contrast to the other well-formed passages. The placement of the Well-Shaft placement appears intentional. If this is the case, you may ask, then what could it possibly symbolise?
We have already discussed the symbology of both the Ascending and Descending passages and their representation of different paths. Clearly the Well-Shaft adjoins both these passages offering a type of bridge between two divergent paths - a redemptive route, centring on the events of the period immediately following A.D. 33.
Pyramidologists interpret the Well-Shaft to symbolise the path opened by the teachings of Jesus to the travellers of the lower path or Descending Passage. To Christians, it obviously represents the saving grace of Christ, the possibility of redemption for errant humanity - even, perhaps, Jesus' own descent into Hades.
The Next Phase
Immediately following the opening of the Grand Gallery and the Well-Shaft is the beginning of a new passage that leads to a room called the Queen's Chamber. It is said to represent the path taken by those who choose to accept spiritual truth, but only up to a point, or half-heartedly. Some researchers have stated this is the path of Pauline Christianity, whereas the Grand Gallery is a higher path taken by only a few who have retained the true initiatic teachings of Jesus the Christ.
So we have three divergent paths of humanity. On one level, they represent three states of spiritual maturity, in which every human being may move from one state to another during his/her lifetime. At another level, the three paths indicate dates of events that effect the future of those on each particular level.
It is worth noting that most spiritual traditions maintain the idea of three classes of people. The Essene community consisted of three types of member: the postulants, novices and initiates. The Celtic Druids were also divided into three classes. Jesus' original followers composed of the hearers, those under instruction, and the baptised. Plato in his Republic discusses a society composed of an ascending scale of bronze, silver, and golden souls. St. Paul wrote that all humans consist of three basic elements: body, mind (soul) and spirit. In each person the essence of one or other of these three basic elements predominates establishing the type of person he/she is.
If we measure 2675 inches from the start of the Ascending Passage (1453 B.C.) down the Descending Passage we come to the bottom of the Well-Shaft and the year 1223 (diagram 1). Similarly, the small downward step featured along the Queen's Chamber also reads the date 1223. For travellers of the lower path, it appears that events around the year 1223 caused an opening for redemption and advancement. For those on the Queen's path, a setback occurs.
Referred to as the 'father of modern science', his name was Friar Roger Bacon (1214-90), explosives expert, inventor of both spectacles and telescope, and prophet of the horseless carriage, the steamship and the aeroplane. His methodology would later contribute greatly to the success of the Renaissance. He was one of the West's earliest 'scientists' so it is obvious that 1223 represents this 'influence' on history.
This is a good example of how one event (impulse) can effect two paths of humanity in different ways. We can surmise that Bacon's philosophy might have positively effected those enveloped in spiritual darkness. His discoveries may have inspired those of the lower path into abandoning their sleep of ignorance and awakened in them a new quest for the mysteries of existence. As for those on the Queen's path, the discoveries, laying the foundation of modern science and materialism, served to stultify their spiritual progress. In other words, the discoveries, in reality, did not serve any spiritual purpose, only man's decline further into materialism and the smothering of the spirit. For those on the highest path of the Grand Gallery, earthly events could not in any way stop their march to spiritual perfection.
A Levelling Out
The next fixed dates are 1440 and 1521, both situated along the Descending Passage (see diagram 3). As history now records, the years leading up to 1521 profoundly effected human progress. We can trace most of the fundamental developments and tendencies of our own age from this time. 1440 marks a point on the Descending Passage of the projected plane of the Subterranean Chamber ceiling. It symbolically indicates the start of events that culminate in the year 1521.
It is significant that 1440 saw the invention of the printing press in Germany. Columbus' voyages to the Americas in 1492 and 1498, as well as voyages of discovery by Cabot, Vasco de Gama and Magellan, all during this period set the stage for European colonisation and domination of the world. The ignoble objective of these explorations for treasures and glory were all symptomatic of man's further descent into materialism and ignorance.
However, in 1521 the Descending Passage is no longer. We now enter a new tunnel that does not descend but levels out horizontally. Students of history will immediately recognise we have now reached the Reformation period. 1517 marks the publication of Martin Luther's celebrated 'Ninety Five Theses': His excommunication was in 1520 and condemnation by the Diet of Worms in 1521. That same year the reformers first called themselves 'Protestants'. Interestingly, the Reformation and the so-called return to written sources is directly related to the invention of the printing press in 1440.
Yet again, the travellers of the lower path are reprieved, albeit temporarily. The Protestant movement, created as a reaction against the excesses and indulgences of the Catholic Church, tried to halt man's fall into 'hell on earth' but could not - it was already too late.
History marched on until the next period on our time-scale of 1767 and 1848 marking the beginning and end of the Lesser Subterranean Chamber. Here we find one of the most turbulent periods in modern history and the events that directly shaped today's modern world. To quote Peter Lemesurier:
"From the British imposition of the American tea tax in 1767 we can trace the War and Declaration of Independence in 1776. The earth-shaking French Revolution in 1789 was followed by two more revolutions in 1830 and 1848 - a year which was to see no less than six revolutions in Europe - while 1847 saw the appearance of Marx's Communist Manifesto. In the meantime, the Napoleonic wars had wrought havoc in Europe, culminating in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. And yet this same period was to see the foundation of virtually all the world's existing Bible Societies..." (The Great Pyramid Decoded)
The groundwork was being set for history's culmination and man's perilous journey toward the millennium and the 'endtimes'.
The Great Step
Before moving along to the next year along our time-scale on the lower passage we must now turn our attention back to the Grand Gallery and the position of what pyramidologists call the 'Great Step' (see diagram 4). Corresponding to the year 1845, the Great Step marks a 'lifting up' of those travelling the highest road.
This particular moment in history heralds the beginning of events effecting those travelling the higher spiritual paths. Nevertheless, the 'influences' that poured into the world during this extraordinary period of change and inspiration moved those on different paths.
The onset of a creative science, unseen in earlier periods, particularly in the field of astronomy, enabled interpretation of the Great Pyramid's chronology.
Also at this very time major metaphysical influences were felt on Earth. Reportedly, meteor showers lit up the night skies for many months during the year 1845.
The religious inspiration and prophetic visions received by so many in this period would herald the establishment of a wide variety of religious movements, both in the East and in the West.
Many of today's modern religious movements began at this time, effecting the destinies of millions of people ever since. The most significant were:
- The Adventists. The leading prophet of the Second Coming of Christ during this period was a man called William Miller, who predicted the Second Coming would take place in 1844. Miller's North American followers numbered close to 100,000 in the years prior to 1845. Today, several churches trace their origins to Miller's group, the largest being the Seventh Day Adventists.
- The Mormons. The 1830s saw the formation of a unique religious movement that was to have a profound effect on North America, and is known today as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (or Mormons). The founder of the Church, Joseph Smith, claimed that a Messenger of God had appeared before him and told him that the covenant between God and Israel was about to be fulfilled and to prepare for the Second Coming. Smith eagerly accepted this mission but met a sudden end in 1844, when an angry mob murdered him because of his beliefs. Smith had predicted his own death three days beforehand.
- The Ba'hai faith. In the East, Mirza Ali Mohammed from Persia, after a long period of prayer and meditation became convinced in the year 1844 that God had chosen him as a prophet. He declared himself the Bab and a manifestation of God and from that the Ba'hai faith grew to become one of the most active international movements in the world today.
The period around 1845, spiritually speaking, manifested new religions and sprung new branches upon older faiths. The effect shows in two ways: the souls of the higher path in this actual period (1845) were touched by a religious outpouring resulting in prophetic visions and revelations. Secondly, the subsequent establishment of the new religious movements effects all who travel the higher path to this very day.
Again, let us recall that each path symbolically represents a road travelled by each one of us. You may have noticed that the Queen's path is straight and even. For those who are not willing to delve too deeply into spiritual matters and are not too obsessed with the material things of life, that is your path. Major events of history never really influenced your spiritual viewpoints too much, so you travel the 'straight' path and are 'lukewarm'. Everyone else is either reaching high levels of spirituality (always a very, very few) or groping in the darkness of ignorance and 'love of the world'. Your current spiritual status may be equivalent to one of the three strands of the pyramid's representational history.
1914 is a very important date, according to our prophetic chronology, marked on both the lowest and highest paths.
The 'lower' path descends into the Great Subterranean Chamber in the Summer of 1914, plunging into a chaotic nightmare and symbolically named in the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the 'Egyptian Chamber of Ordeal.' The beginning of 'Hell on Earth' - is how the Great Pyramid seems to portray this period.
Historians agree that 1914 marked a major turning point in history, not merely in the matter of the First World War, but the changing of the European political map forever, including the end of most of Europe's age-old monarchies.
As a result of World War I, for example, a whole generation of European fathers were virtually wiped out, severely hindering the handing-down of society's traditional wisdom, values and habits of thought.
The destruction wrought during World War I set the stage for modern warfare that encompassed whole continents and led to the deaths of millions. Of it the book World War I said:
"In its scope, its violence, and above all, in its totality, it established a precedent. World War I ushered in the century of Total War, of - in the first full sense of the term - global war.
"Never before 1914-1918 had a war absorbed so much of the total resources of so many combatants and covered so large a part of the earth. Never had so many nations been involved. Never had the slaughter been so comprehensive and indiscriminate."
Returning our attention to the top chambers, the year 1914 marks just prior to a narrow constricted passage that leads into the Ante-Chamber. Significantly, it represents the finish of the Grand Gallery and the entry into the upper chambers of the pyramid.
According to the chronology, 1914 heralds a period of absolute war, carnage and chaos, and, apparently, the beginning of the end of this Age. The travellers of the highest road now enter the final stages of their journey.
The End of the World
"Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another."
- Matthew 24:7
Our chronology has led us from the year 2623 B.C. right up to the significant date of 1914. A glance at the full chronological system will tell you that we are indeed in the 'end times'. The 'lower' path emerges into a chamber of chaos and the 'Pit', while the 'upper' path enters the Ante-Chamber and moves toward the King's Chamber.
We should also note that the chronological scale is not the same for the latter parts of the prophetic scheme. The mistake made by earlier pyramidologists in keeping to the one inch a year scale meant the chronological time-scale would have ended in 1953. Modern pyramidologists, in particular Peter Lemesurier, discovered that the scale changes when a step is encountered. The designer of the Great Pyramid with mathematical certainty makes it clear we change the scale according to the depth of the step. This is important for our next move into the complicated chambers of the 'end times'.
At the bottom of our configuration is the Great Subterranean Chamber. Its chaotic and rocky interior signifies a time of great upheaval after the year 1914. To the left of the chamber is a deep pit representative of a coming hell. On the right the chamber slopes upwards and downwards but never below the horizontal, representing a humanity trying to pull itself out of a very bad situation.
A striking feature on the right hand side of the chamber is a gaping trench sunk along an East-West axis and aligned with a small cavity cut into the back wall of the chamber. When we realise the year 1945 centres exactly upon this feature it is all too obvious. It symbolises none other than the destruction and carnage of World War II.
From here we look to the top chambers and observe the beginning of the Ante-Chamber marks the date 1985. The significance of this date is known only to a small number of initiates and is yet to be publicly declared. We can divulge that it concerns those of advanced spiritual progress and the first light of the 'Messianic' Aquarian period. History now starts to 'speed' up.
Still in the Ante-Chamber, 1999 registers a change in floor masonry from limestone to granite. We saw earlier that the Granite Plug that fills the start of the Ascending Passage represented the Law given to Moses and the sanctification of a holy people (Exodus 19:5-6). One meaning of the granite floor is that the 'calling out' of a special people from the bondage of the world is imminent. Since granite is usually accorded with spirit, it characterises the purifying and perfecting of the souls of the higher path before they enter the Father's Kingdom (King's Chamber).
Many pyramidologists, who see the Great Pyramid as prophecy in stone, measure the complete Adamic Age beginning around 4000 B.C. and covering 6000 years. According to their calculations the final period of the Adamic Age is between 1953 and 2001. Charles Berlitz in his best-selling 1981 book Doomsday 1999 AD wrote that studies of the Great Pyramid show that September 17, 2001 is a terminal date for the world.
Charles Berlitz writes: "While remembering that this is an interpretive prophecy mainly after the fact, it is still intriguing to observe that certain modern events appear to have been indicated in advance... the gallery measurements apparently indicated critical events that corresponded to World War I, World War II, the Atomic Age, and crucial events of the 50s and 70s. But the measurements - and history itself - seem to break off in 2001."
Other pyramidologists, notably Peter Lemesurier, offer new and detailed interpretations covering the period from 1999 onwards.
As we have shown, the prophetic chronology of the Great Pyramid symbolises three separate paths and the events of history that served to alter the course of humanity. Known to some as 'the Bible in Stone', it represents the process and refinement of human beings during this current Age, and portrays the cosmic impulses that direct the course of history. The whole scheme is none other than the Divine Plan of the Ages.
For those who remain oblivious to the pyramid's prophecies and a correct spiritual aptitude, only time will tell their fate. Even now, it is probably too late for those souls who cannot rise. For those in which the divine 'spark' is afire, a new dimension of existence is on the horizon. The souls who were without a 'wedding garment' (Matthew 22:2-14) and could not enter the highest level of the plan continue their journey in the physical planes.
Further reading: The Great Pyramid Decoded by Peter Lemesurier (Element Books, 1977); Pyramid Prophecies by Max Toth (Destiny Books, 1988)