In the past few decades the orthodox views of ancient history have been presented with newly discovered, newly translated, or newly emphasized data that just don’t fit it with the tidy schemes and time lines of the academic world.
Since to many academics changing their minds is the equivalent of dying, the new data has been ignored or sneered at because the people who noticed what the experts hadn’t noticed don’t have degrees in the disciplines involved. That always happens. When Fulton built his steam ship the experts stood on the bank shouting in chorus, "It’ll never start." When it took off down stream they ran down the bank shouting, "It’ll never stop."
But now the great mass of unacknowledged historical data is hanging round the necks of the academics like the proverbial albatross dangling from the Ancient Mariner. We know from our political climate how undeniable facts can be denied by those with vested interests in the contrary. Global warming or weather distortion is a case in point. Even though satellite photographs show the ice caps are disappearing at an enormous rate, and world wide measurements of climate change are undeniable, yet with people to whom their dogma is more important than the facts, denial can still occur.
In ancient history the same mind set is evident in the realms of archaeology and ancient history, particularly in Egyptology. There are facts, and undeniable facts that don’t fit the well worn and universally copied theories. And like the facts of global warming they are ignored.
This short article, which could easily run to several hundred pages, gives a few pointers to our Practical Magick clientele, many of whom are very interested in the ancient past.
We start of course at Giza, where the Great Pyramid and Sphinx have been centers of controversy for many years. Recently it has been shown by a professional geologist that the wear and tear at the base of the Sphinx is due to water erosion. The Sphinx is MUCH older than the current academic time line allows, thousands of years older. The statue is exactly pointing along the 30th parallel which turns out not to be a coincidence.
Over half a century ago I became a charter member of Knights Templar of Aquarius. The founder was a psychic named Randall Stevens. He sent the members a diagram of his astral journey into the temple of the Sphinx. Now at that time the Sphinx was up to its ears in sand, as has happened many times over the ages. It was some years before the steps between the paws were excavated and the temple revealed. He was right. There’s still a lot we don’t know about it.
Those who have read Zecharia Sitchin’s translations of actual historical archives from the Sumerian know that there is definitely another story about the Pyramids, the Sphinx and other very ancient stone artifacts that isn’t the one from academia, and seems to make more sense.
In the Babylonian story of Gilgamesh, who lived around 2900 BC there is an account of what we now know to be the ascent of a rocketship. There are ancient coins from Phoenicia with the rocket shown on a landing and take off platform. Now that platform still exists. It was part of the space port of the Anunnaki who were the beings who gave humanoids the genetic modification that turned them into the current homo sapiens. The Sphinx and the Pyramids were part of the set up.
OK, that’s theory based on written historical evidence from the first major civilization, the Sumerians. But the platform is still there. And humans didn’t build it then and couldn’t build it today. You can see the name Baalbek on the map. In the Bible it was called Beth-Shemesh, the House of the Sun God and was actually part of Solomon’s kingdom. After Alexander the Great the Greeks called it Heliopolis, the City of the Sun God. They built Temples there to Zeus and Aphrodite and Hermes.
The Romans followed and built Temples to the same trio using the Roman names, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury. The Jupiter Temple was the largest ever built to Jupiter anywhere in the world because the Romans considered the place so sacred and oracular. The remains of the Temple are still there, and so is the platform. It rests on three colossal quarried and shaped stone blocks. You can see pictures of them if you search around. Each stone weights 1100 tons. There isn’t any modern equipment that can come close to moving such things around as building blocks. But there they are, unexplained by current historians. Apparently built by people of the New Stone Age using primitive tools, if we are to believe the academics.
The Sumerian records say that the Sphinx, Pyramids, Landing place and Control Center were built around what we call 10,500 BC. The Sphinx looks directly down the old landing corridor, and it and the Sphinx were built, according to the alternative story, thousands of years before the Pharaohs. And the Control Center platform also still exists in stone. It’s in a place known as Jerusalem.
When the Moslems captured Jerusalem in the 7th Century they claimed that it was from the Sacred Rock the Mohammed ascended to heaven for a visit. They enshrined the place by building the Dome of the Rock there. Now it is clear that this platform and the rock were there before Solomon built the First Temple there. The great platform required landfill amounting to about 60,000,000 cubic feet of rock around Mount Moriah. The retaining walls are still there and the deeper the foundations the larger the stones used.
The Bible gives exquisite details about the building of the First Temple and doesn’t mention the rock platform at all. It was obviously already there and whoever did it could move prodigious amounts of earth and stone. Looks like the same folks who built the platform at Baalbek and the Pyramids.
Now we’ve established that right there in the kingdom of Solomon there are still remains of impossibly large stone edifices, and even a partially cut monster still in the quarry, let’s look at the Pyramid that the historians want us to believe was built by quite primitive craftsmen using copper chisels, lots of rollers and thousands of slaves. And you will see that what they don’t explain or mention is rather important.
The Great Pyramid has around 2.3 million blocks of stone in it and weighs around 4 million tons. Cutting these stones and moving them around and up 48 storeys seems quite a chore for people with copper chisels. But the things that are not explained at all by the current Egyptologists concern the precision of the work.
Some of the blocks of granite weighed 16 tons and they were precision cut and fitted together with a kind of super glue mortar that our chemists still haven’t figured out. The final result was like a seamless mass of stone.
People who haven’t been there or thought about it have no idea how big this thing is. It has two thirds the volume of stone of the Hoover Dam, or more than 30 Empire State Buildings. To put it into figures, that’s 90,000,000 cubic feet. And it’s 454 feet high, as high when it was new, as a modern 48 storey building.
The limestone bedrock, perfectly square base of it covers 13 acres and when the modern international engineering firm of Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Menendhall surveyed the Pyramid and wrote about it in the professional magazine Civil Engineering, they pointed out that the base was leveled all over to within a fraction of an inch, a precision that could only be achieved by modern engineers since the invention of the laser level. Not a job for primitive workers. In fact, there isn’t an engineering company today that could build the Pyramid using the blocks the builders used.
The average width of the joints between the monstrous precision cut stones is two hundredths of an inch. Not bad for primitives using copper chisels, and copper is soft as a metal. I’ve made copper knives for Wiccans when I was a custom knife-maker and they were the pits to make. The metal is so soft that the abrasive belts filled up with copper and were useless until cleaned. Even if annealed, which case hardens the copper but weakens it, you could get maybe two strikes against a piece of granite containing quartz, like the granite used in the Pyramid. Then you would have to re-harden it all over.
There is a descending passage cut into the limestone bedrock foundation. It is 350 feet long and 4 by 4 feet high and wide. It is cut at exactly 26 degrees angle to the horizontal and is as straight as an arrow. There are no carbon marks on the walls to indicate that torches were used and the passage, though mathematically sharp and accurate is only big enough for one primitive worker at a time. How was it done without lighting? And how did they keep the 26 degree angle accurate for over 100 yards into the foundation rock? Nobody in Egyptology addresses the question. They have found chisels, therefore chisels is what were used. Not all that logical. My street is Sauk Trail. It has been dug up and reworked, re-cabled, re-piped, re-sodded and re-treed. None of the monster machines that did the work are there now. I did find a sledge hammer and a couple of pry bars left behind. But they weren’t the major tools involved.We may not have found the tools that were the major ones used by the Pyramid builders.
The sides of the Pyramid are accurately aligned with the north, south, east, and west. How did they do that on a 13 acre perfect square centuries before the invention of the compass? The Egyptologists are silent. Not only that but the pyramid is oriented to true north with a greater accuracy than any known monument, astronomical site, or any other building, ancient or modern.
In our times, the most accurately north-oriented structure is the Paris observatory. It is 6 minutes of a degree off true north. A tenth of a degree. The Great Pyramid of Giza is only 3 minutes of a degree off true north. In case you’ve forgotten, there are 60 minutes in a degree. We still use the 60 system for time and space that the other primitives in Sumeria invented. Studies have indicated that this 3 minutes of a degree off true north is due to either a shift in the in the earth's pole or movement of the African continent. Originally it was perfectly oriented to true north. Those primitives certainly knew their astronomy.
Each side of the Pyramid slopes at exactly 51 degrees 51 minutes to the horizontal. Every casing stone was cut to that angle. Each side of the Pyramid has an area of over 5 acres of these stones. You will note that 26 previously mentioned is very close to exactly half the slope of the sides.
It was originally covered with pure white casing stones (made of highly polished limestone). These casing stones reflected the sun's light and made the pyramid shine like a jewel. They are no longer there because in the 14th century an earthquake damaged the area and the Arabs used the stone to build mosques. It has been calculated that the original pyramid with its casing stones would act like gigantic mirrors and reflect light so powerful that it would be visible from the moon as a shining star on earth. Appropriately, the ancient Egyptians called the Great Pyramid "Ikhet", meaning the "Glorious Light". According to Sitchin’s translations this White Mountain was a landmark for the approaching space shuttles of the Annunaki. And it makes sense in that context.
Let’s look inside briefly. Everybody knows that there is a stone coffer in the King’s Chamber as the Egyptologists call it. They continue to tell everyone that it was the burial place of Khufu or Cheops. When I came to America my name was not Douglas Buchanan, and my initials were L.K. I was astonished to find my initials painted on walls all over the west side of Chicago. It doesn’t prove that I built the walls. And I don’t think that finding the name of Khufu painted on a wall by some workman is proof that Khufu built the Pyramid either.
But that coffer is rather unusual. To begin with it has no hieroglyphics painted or carved on it, as every coffin of a Pharaoh possessed. It’s also made of a single piece of rose granite. And a little thing that the historians ignore, the explorer Petrie discovered that it was elevated from the floor by a piece of flint.
The flautist Paul Horn played his flute in the chamber and remembered what a friend had said about the coffer. He hit it with the soft side of his hand and it resonated like a bell. You can hear him do this on his cassette. With his tuning apparatus he found that it resonated at exactly 438 hertz, which is as close to the A of modern orchestras as a good ear could get. Physics says it’s 440. When Paul tuned his flute to the coffer and improvised he was getting an eight second echo and amazing resonance. It seems clear that the reason the flint rock elevated the coffer was so that the resonance wasn’t dampened by it being flat on the floor. The coffer was to act as a resonator, not a last resting place for a Pharaoh.
Not only that but the coffer is too big to go through any of the corridors cut in the Pyramid. It, and many other structures were put there at the correct level and the rest of the Pyramid assembled round them. Rather like the Lutherans building the altar of their church first and then putting everything else in place after. It was put into place before there were lots of granite chips around to use instead of flint. And still the Pyramid around it was a perfect shape. Copper chisels and slaves just don’t ring true.
There are resonating blocks in the chamber above the coffer. They are huge pieces of granite arranged above the chamber, and it looks as if they are tuned to specific frequencies. You can check The Giza Power Plant by Christopher Dunn, a technician who explored the inner anatomy of the Pyramid and found that it seemed to be designed to resonate to the frequency of the planetary vibrations. Other investigators have found that the Pyramid has a kind of aura connected with gamma radiation. The Egyptologists haven’t yet explained satisfactorily why the dead Pharaoh required precision cut ventilation shafts, one of which points exactly to where the star Sirius is shining around the 23rd of June, the Egyptian New Year when the Nile begins to flood.
The precision of the work shows that tools were used that are not in the Cairo Museum. There are wonderful stone vases in the Museum that engineers insist were lathe turned. There is evidence that the stones in various places were cut with saws having jewels or jewel dust as teeth. So many things that the archaeologists didn’t understand were just labeled as ritual objects and put into museums. But when an engineer saw one of those ritual objects in the Baghdad Museum he pointed out that it was made of alternate layers of two different metals, it was a battery. When a duplicate was made and a mild acid poured into it the "ritual object" generated a voltage. There was a legend that the Babylonians could drive their chariots at night using a cold light. Who knows?
We’ll leave the Pyramid there and you can continue reading about amazing discoveries still being made concerning the mathematics of the construction and other things. Just check on gizapyramid.com for the Research Society and what their engineers and technicians have discovered. Don’t forget that a patent is operational on small models of the Great Pyramid being used to prevent razors from going blunt. It is obvious from experiment that if you make a scale model of the Pyramid from any substance., with the angles exact, the shape itself does something to the local energy. Meat put inside such a pyramid doesn’t go bad, it just dries up. Blunt razor blades have their edge molecules realigned overnight. I kept using the same razor for six weeks without any problem. The monograph on Energy balls contains a pyramid template and you can find them on the web too. Meditating in a pyramid made of dowelling rods but of the exact ratios is also quite an experience. Many commercial models are useless, being 60 degree equilateral triangles for ease of manufacture. They don’t have the pyramid properties.
But the Pyramids of Giza, perfectly aligned according to the stars in the belt of Orion, are not the only enigma with characteristics inexplicable by current historical theories.
Zecharia Sitchin has pointed out that there was an emigration from Egypt to S. America that hasn’t got into the text books yet. The huge pyramids, temples and cities there have certainly been noted, but connecting them with Egypt is a scholarly no-no. Yet some of the children’s toys excavated from ancient remains in S. America were of African animals not known in this hemisphere. That has been disregarded, not explained.
And in India, at the time of the Pyramids there were cities like Mohenjo Daro. This city in the Indus Valley was built on a grid system about 4,500 years ago, obviously planned out and drawn up before the first brick was laid. It had houses, some with indoor plumbing, a granary, baths, an assembly hall and towers all made out of standard size bricks. The streets were about eight to ten feet wide on average, and were built with well-engineered drainage channels.
This Indus Valley civilization flourished around 2,500 B.C. in the western part of South Asia, in what today is Pakistan and western India. It is known as The Harappan Civilization after its first discovered city, Harappa. Note this carefully The Indus Valley was home to the largest of the four ancient urban civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, India and China. We’ve all heard about Egypt and Sumer and have been impressed by the scale of the buildings. This was bigger, and it was not discovered until the 1920's.
Most of its ruins, including major cities, are unexcavated. Its script has not been deciphered. We know just about nothing about the people who built this civilization, except that they were obviously not primitive in their engineering skills..
Harappans used the same size bricks and standard weights for a thousand miles. There were other highly developed cultures in the area. Some are thousands of years older. Harappa was settled before the Harappans of the Indus Valley arrived, and they were replaced by other peoples who we know nothing about either. We hardly know anything about our amazingly skilled ancestors of the really ancient past.
The oldest Indian scriptures, the Rig Veda, talk about an ancient, large river which was parallel and west of the Indus in the third and fourth millenium B.C. This was the ancient Sarasvati river. Its lost banks are slowly being laid out by researchers. Along its bed, a whole new set of ancient towns and cities have been discovered. History is being put on rewind and current historians have no idea of the first pictures of the video.
Mesopotamian texts speak of trading with at least two seafaring civilizations - Makkan and Meluha - in the neighborhood of India in the third millennium B.C. It’s always a shock to students that world wide trade occurred before aeroplanes and steam ships. This trade was conducted with real financial sophistication in amounts that could involve tons of copper. The Mesopotamians speak of Meluha as an aquatic culture, where water and bathing played a central role. A number of Indus Valley objects have been found buried with Mesopotamians.
India contains many other unrecognized enigmas for sure. Here are two. First is the famous iron pillar in Delhi. It is a miracle of metallurgy. This huge wrought iron pillar, 24 feet in height 16.4 inches in diameter at the bottom, and 6 1/2 tons in weight has stood exposed to tropical sun and rain for at least fifteen hundred years without showing any visible signs of rusting or corrosion. Evidence shows that the pillar was once a Garuda Stambha from a Vishnu temple. It is made of pure iron, which even today can be produced only in small quantities by electrolysis. Such a pillar would be most difficult to make even today. The pillar defies explanation, and so is ignored. Every tourist to Delhi can see it and bring home a post card.
The second should be even better known. When the Portuguese got to the South of India in the 15th century, the first Europeans to do so by sea, they were astonished to find Christians in the area who traced their lineage back 1500 years to the apostle Thomas who came to India over land in the first century AD. The Pope a few years ago acknowledged that the Indian Christians were there many centuries before Europe became Christian.
Put Mohenjo Daro into Google.com and you will get about 34000 sites. Some contain 500 pages of material. The city itself was divided into two parts; the Citadel was on the upper level and included an elaborate tank called the Great Bath that was made of fine quality brickwork and drains. The Great Bath was 40 feet long and 8 feet deep, a huge public facility by any standards. A giant granary, a large residential building, and several assembly halls were also on this upper level. http://www.harapp.com/har/haro.html
The Great Bath was made watertight by the use of two layers of brick, lime-cement and then finally sealed with bitumen (tar). The bath included a shallow section for children.
We know nothing about the ancient culture that made this city, not even its language. Historians are silent about how this could happen thousands of years ahead of the rest of the world. Civil engineers do not appear from the jungles suddenly able to draw up plans for a complex city. We need to ask the following questions to archaeologists and historians who are so keen on demonstrating how things evolved:
1. Where are the cities that demonstrate the path of urban development, social and technical organization, leading to Mohenjo Daro?
2. How do you explain the sudden emergence of a complex society when 99.99% of the rest of humanity were primitives?
The same questions could be asked about the better known Sumeria.
Almost nothing is known about the Indus Valley civilization that once spanned nearly a thousand miles with other Harappan cities matching the description of Mohenjo Daro
But we did mention Mesopotamia and Sumer. Here is another thing that the academic historians never seem to address. Sumer, and Egypt and the Indus Valley were terribly hot, and largely barren desert lands. What made the Stone Age people so anxious to settle in such awful places. Why would any primitive peoples choose a hostile desert environment to settle in and build a civilization. And note that Sumeria contained very few resources, no forests, no minerals, not even the rocks that were plentiful in Egypt.
In the Bible Sumer is referred to as Shinar. In fact, historians thought Shinar was a piece of biblical fiction until the mid-19th century, like Masada in Josephus, but now they think they know everything about it with complete certainty, as long as certain troubling facts are not noticed or mentioned.
As is the case with the Indus Valley cities nobody knows who the ancient Sumerians were or where they came from. On their clay tablet histories they called themselves ‘the black-headed ones’ and spoke a strange language that was unrelated to the languages of the Semitic tribes in the region. To some linguists, there is a similarity between the Sumerian and Basque languages, another mysterious culture, whose language has no European correlatives..
How are we to explain the fact that this mysterious culture managed to invent ALL of the core components of civilization, some 39 historical firsts, under such conditions?
One would think for example, that experiments over generations would be necessary before metallurgy and the alloying of metals could occur. There’s nothing simple about finding out about ores and then figuring out how to extract the metals from them, by using very hot furnaces.
But they did. The Sumerians not only figured out how to obtain the ore, they knew how to build kilns to produce the appropriate heat. Not only that but they created the first ever alloy of bronze. While the smiths were doing these first time feats the other citizens were apparently creating the wheel, building cities on a grid system, building two storey houses, inventing accounting systems, a two house legislature, ziggurats, a written alphabet, movable type, ceramics, a medical pharmacopeia, the ox-drawn plow, cereal crop agriculture, and advanced mathematics applied to geometry and astronomy, to mention a few. The same two questions apply here as to the Harappan cities.
Now these are unchallengeable facts. Yet historians also say that most human beings were counting using their fingers, if at all, hunting animals and gathering plants for their meals. The Sumerians were in the newly invented classrooms learning how to count using 60 as the basic number instead of ten. We still use their systems in time and space, minutes and degrees.
It’s no use plugging the old evolutionary idea of small advances over generations. Before Sumer there was nothing in the area. After Sumer we had the basics of all civilized knowledge. And their histories tell the story of how it all happened. And it isn’t the story the historians give us. Even the skeptical Carl Sagan had to admit that the evidence available indicated that humans were given a jump start in evolution by an alien presence.
The Victorians were great scholars, yet whenever the Sumerian tablets mentioned flying, or communication over a large distance, or traveling through the air or between the planets, or destroying a city from the air, the Victorians counted all such stories as myths because they could do none of those things. Zecharia Sitchin is a scholar who knows all the ancient languages and lives in a century when we can do all those things. By treating the clay documentation as history instead of mythology he has made sense of all the anomalies I have mentioned, and many others.(See Genesis Revisited)
When French missionaries talked with the Stone Age Dogon tribe in Africa in the 30’s they were astonished to hear about the invisible star that revolved around Sirius, and about the moons of Jupiter and much else. They, being missionaries did not know that some of the things the Dogons were talking about had not ever been seen by astronomers. The Sirius dwarf companion was found by calculation of the orbits of surrounding stars. The primitive Dogons knew that it was the heaviest thing in the universe and that it took 50 years or so to orbit Sirius, and that there was another star in the same family. The white dwarf is indeed very dense, thousands of tons per cubic inch, and the period of orbit is as they said. (See The Sirius Mystery by Temple)
When the excited astronomers wanted to know how these primitives from Mali knew stuff that was just being discovered by the great scientists they lost interest when the Dogons told them they were ancestral stories from Egypt, told to their ancestors by the gods who lived in the lake around the Sphinx. They came out by day to teach the people and went back in the water at night.
The scientists switched off. The FACTS that the Dogons knew, without apparatus, were ignored because their explanation could not be accepted. Everyone knew there was no water near the Sphinx. But now we know there was once water there, and the third star has been recently discovered by calculation. And Sirius was identified as Isis and a signpost to the Egyptian heaven by those who said they knew how to get there. The three marker stars in the belt of Orion point directly to Sirius.
The Chinese have a similar set of strange jump starts. They tell of a race of large white people who came and collected the best artificers and taught them new knowledge, unknown to Europeans for centuries, including, how to make glass, how to make silk, how to make gunpowder, how to keep healthy using acupuncture and how to foretell possible future events using I Ching.
I don’t have the space to go into the marvels of Teotihuacan in Mexico, (National Geographic 1995) though I must mention the mica. The enormous Pyramids and the city are dealt with in many places but the fact that a layer of mica was found inside a cavity in the Sun Pyramid and under one of the temples is ignored by the historians as though it’s just a couple of specks in a granite block. It was a layer. We use mica nowadays for radiation shields in NASA space vehicles. It’s useless as a building material. But it can be used as a shield against electro magnetic interference. Some of the sheets found under the rock floor of the Mica Temple were 27 meters square. Whoever put them there meant to do so. And incidentally, how did these primitive people find out that the mica they needed was in Brazil, 2000 miles away in the jungle? And how did they transport it? Pretty good for Stone Agers without wheels.
So look these things up, and don’t forget Titicaca and Machu Picchu, more examples of structures found on mountains and made of stones weighing 100 tons or more with precision assembly so that a penknife blade can’t be pushed between stones. And then there’s the Nasca plateau in Peru with patterns that can only be seen from the air, that were obviously deliberately built by someone.
So much of the OLD stuff was actually the best, and things got less good, and the workmanship sloppier as the centuries went by. This planet has had great civilizations before ours. The Spaniards destroyed cities in S. America better than any in the Europe they left, and compounded their villainy by obeying their priests and burning the books of the Mayans, whose mathematics surpassed that of the Europeans. Just like their spiritual ancestors did when they burned the greatest library in the world at Alexandria. And some of these wonders I’ve mentioned were not even noticed until the 1920’s, let alone understood. We have not yet begun to understand the abilities of some of those who came before us. And according to the mathematically very competent Mayan astronomers and astrologers we have another seven years left to do it. Happy Trails! Check back in 2012.
Books to check out on these matters: The Genesis Race by Will Hart, The Sirius Mystery by Temple, Ancient Gods and their Mysteries by Robert Berringer, and everything by Zecharia Sitchin, starting probably with Genesis Revisited and The 12th Planet,
Tid-Bits VII #94 Mysteries in Stone: Unsolved, and ignored