"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
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
Plato knew of Atlantis and wrote of it. In Timaeus Plato quotes an Egyptian
states that there have been numerous destructions of mankind in the ancient
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
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
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
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
That's a symbolic look at the passage system, so let's now look at the
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
aperture appears in the roof. This aperture is the entrance to the Ascending
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
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
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
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
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
The placement of the Well-Shaft placement appears intentional. If this is the
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
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
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
and initiates. The Celtic Druids were also divided into three classes.
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
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
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
In other words, the discoveries, in reality, did not serve any spiritual
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
A Levelling Out
The next fixed dates are 1440 and 1521, both situated along the Descending Passage
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
When we realise the year 1945 centres exactly upon this feature it is all too
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
22:2-14) and could not enter the highest level of the plan continue their journey in the
Further reading: The Great Pyramid Decoded by Peter Lemesurier
(Element Books, 1977); Pyramid Prophecies by Max Toth