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« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2009, 11:20:10 am »

Referring to a period following this initial migration, but long before the building of the great pyramids, Blavatsky says that there are records which show that initiated Egyptian priests journeyed from one land to another in order to supervise the building of colossal zodiacs and other stone monuments, and earthen mounds (SD 2:750-4).* Carnac in Brittany and Stonehenge in England are two of the monuments whose original structures date from this period. (It should be borne in mind that towns, temples, and other monuments were commonly rebuilt or restored on the same sacred sites.) An Egyptian influence in still discernible in the modern name 'Carnac', which clearly resembles 'Karnak', the site of the largest and grandest surviving Egyptian temple. The name of Thoth, the Egyptian god of wisdom, survives in hundreds of Toot or Tot hills all over England. The system of measures embodied in the great pyramids of Egypt, a system based on the dimensions of the earth, is reflected in ancient monuments in many different parts of the world. For example, the sarsen ring of trilithons at Stonehenge is the same size as the Egyptian 'year circle' [5].


*This took place during the 'second subrace of the Aryan family'. Our present Aryan or Indo-European humanity is said to have evolved into a distinct root-race in Central Asia approximately one million years ago. If we divide its history into a series of subraces, each lasting 210,000 years (SD 2:435), then the third subrace began some 370,000 years ago. Since the first of these subraces was still distinctly 'Atlanto-Aryan', the third subrace can also be called the 'second subrace of the Aryan family'.
Note that the largest pyramid in the world is Cholula Pyramid in Mexico, a flat-topped structure 210 feet high, covering 45 acres. According to legend: 'In the beginning, before the light of the Sun had been created, this land (Cholula) was in obscurity and darkness . . . and immediately after the light and the Sun arose in the East, there appeared gigantic men . . . who built the said pyramid, its builders being scattered after that to all parts of the Earth.' (SD 2:276fn) This could refer to the ending of the last 'age of horror', and the return of a normal succession of day and night, which, in the latitude of Cholula, took place about 310,000 years ago.
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« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2009, 11:20:24 am »

A variety of partly conflicting theories concerning the use of Stonehenge as a solar and lunar observatory have been put forward, and often hotly debated, all based on the assumption that it can be no more than a few thousand years old. The midsummer sun does not rise over the heel stone today but just to the north of it, and this discrepancy would have been greater 5200 years ago, when the first phase of the main construction work is thought to have begun.[6] The official dates for Stonehenge are largely based on radiocarbon dating of fragments of organic material found in the ground nearby, but obviously there is no guarantee that this material is as old as the original structure. Frederick J. Dick offers a more radical interpretation [7]. He points out that approximately 150,000 years ago the axis of Stonehenge would have been directed to the rising of Aldebaran, the Eye of Taurus (the Bull) -- the star from which the Egyptians commenced their calculations of the new cycle (SD 2:785). (Note that about 350,000 years ago, Aldebaran was probably the brightest star in the night sky.)

The temple of Stonehenge was called in days of old the Giants' Dance. According to legend, the colossal stones were brought to Ireland by African giants, and then to England by Merlin the Magician. Blavatsky says that megalithic monuments the world over are the surviving handiwork of ancestors of a physical size far greater than our own. The Atlanteans in their heyday, several million years ago, are said to have been of gigantic stature, but humans were reduced from 15 to 10 or 12 feet in height from the third subrace of the Aryan stock (SD 2:753). Many remains of humans up to 12 feet tall have been found in recent times [8], and 150,000 years ago people 8 or more feet tall may not have been uncommon.

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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2009, 11:20:34 am »

The great pyramids of Egypt were built following a second migration to Egypt some 80 to 100 thousand years ago [9]. Blavatsky quotes an ancient Commentary which says that the great pyramids were built at the beginning of a precessional cycle, 'when Dhruva (the then Pole-star) was at his lowest culmination, and the Krittika (Pleiades) looked over his head (were on the same meridian but above) to watch the work of the giants', and she identifies the polestar in question as Polaris (SD 1:435). Dick interpreted this obscure statement to mean that the first pyramids were built when Polaris, the polestar at the time the Commentary was written, was furthest from the actual pole at the time the Pyramid was built, and was on the same meridian both with the latter and Alcyone (the chief star of the Pleiades), the latter being higher than the pole [10]. He calculated that the last time such an event occurred was 86,960 years ago,* during the Age of Cancer (the Crab) -- a constellation that is displayed very prominently in the two Dendera zodiacs, in which it appears a total of three times. This is in agreement with Blavatsky's statement that 'the Egyptians have on their Zodiacs irrefutable proofs of records having embraced more than three-and-a-half sidereal years [precessional cycles] -- or about 87,000 years' (SD 2:332).


*In theosophical terms, this date marked the beginning of the present (Caucasian) family race. Since a family race can be divided into seven national races, each of them lasting for one precessional cycle (25,920 years), the present European nations comprise the fourth national race, which began about 9200 years ago and has another 16,000 years to live, before a series of cataclysms cause the submergence of many parts of Europe and usher in the next cycle of civilization. (SD 2:331, 1:439n; G. de Purucker, Studies in Occult Philosophy, TUP, 1945, pp. 35-9; Fountain-Source of Occultism, TUP, 1974, pp. 163-4.)
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« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2009, 11:20:55 am »

Calculations by this writer reveal a number of potentially significant astronomical alignments for the great pyramids during the precessional cycle that began 86,960 years ago (the third prior to the present one). However, in view of all the uncertainties involved, the scenario set out below is only tentative.* There appears to have been a master plan from the very beginning, because in the case of pyramids that seem to have been built in several stages, the features that indicate the completion dates belong to an earlier phase of construction.


*Stellar coordinates were first corrected for transverse and radial proper motion and then precessed on the basis of a precessional rate of 50" per year and a change in the axial inclination of 4 degrees every 25,920 years. The main uncertainties are the exact angle of the various passages and shafts, the variation in the rate of precession and change in the axis over time, exact data for stellar proper motion, distance, and radial velocity today, and the variation in proper motion and radial velocity over time. All the alignments mentioned in the text are accurate to within one degree.
The great pyramids include the two huge pyramids at Dahshur, 17 miles south of Giza, which are usually attributed to Khufu's father Sneferu ('Sen-nefer' means 'the two energies'). Just as the position of the three Giza pyramids reflects that of the three stars of Orion's Belt, so the Bent (southern) and Red (northern) Pyramids of Dahshur correspond to Aldebaran and Epsilon Tauri respectively, with the Nile representing the Milky Way. The Bent Pyramid is so called because its lower part has a steeper slope than its upper part. This symbolizes duality, as do the two entrances (one of them in the western face), which lead to two separate sets of chambers.[11] Furthermore, both entrance passages change their angle of descent part-way. The lower part of the pyramid may have been built 86,500 years ago, when the vernal (spring) equinox passed from Cancer into Gemini (the Twins), and the lower part of the northern descending passage was  aligned with Nekkar, the then polestar, in the constellation Bootes.

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« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2009, 11:21:05 am »

The 'Second' Pyramid of Giza is unique in having two northern entrances. Again, this is a sign of duality, and there may be a link with Gemini. The bottom few courses of this pyramid, up to a height of about 30 feet, are built of gigantic blocks, similar to the core masonry blocks used in the megalithic Giza temples, which were quarried from around the Sphinx. Since the temple alongside the Second Pyramid is linked to a temple near the Sphinx by a causeway, the lower part of the pyramid was probably built at the same time as the Sphinx.* Several writers, including the astronomer Sir Norman Lockyer, have suggested that the Sphinx is half lion, half virgin, and symbolizes the junction of the constellations Leo and Virgo (it also symbolizes the supremacy of the spiritual self over the animal self). Significantly, at the same time as the summer solstice passes from Virgo into Leo, the spring equinox passes from Gemini into Taurus. The last time this event occurred was around 6580 years ago, but if we go back a further three precessional cycles, we arrive at an epoch 84,340 years ago. At this time the lower descending passage of the Second Pyramid would have been aligned with Lambda Bootes, the previous polestar of that era.


*The Sphinx does not face due east but 4.25 degrees south of east; its azimuth is therefore 94.25 degrees -- or 30-pi. The Sphinx is a very tiny (and perhaps very young) kitten by comparison with the enormous 5500-foot-long Panther Mound in Florida, whose location, as Carl Munck has shown, encodes the key number 30-pi. (See The Code 1997, pp. 85-7, L L Productions, 700-112 Ave., N.E., Suite G-1, Bellevue WASH 98004; http://www.pyramidmatrix.com.)
Alnitak, the star represented by the Great Pyramid, coincided with the vernal equinox 83,860 years ago (i.e. its ecliptic longitude was 0°), and at this time the Pyramid's descending passage would have been aligned with the then polestar, Alkaid (in Ursa Major). The lower part of the Pyramid may date from this time, including the subterranean chamber and the descending passage (or at least the part cut out of the bedrock).* The Second Pyramid may have been completed around 83,770 years ago, when Alnilam, the star that it represents, coincided with the vernal equinox, and its upper descending passage was aligned with Alkaid. Some 70 years later, Mintaka, the star represented by the Third Pyramid, coincided with the equinox and the descending passage pointed at Alkaid. According to an ancient Arab inscription, when the Great Pyramid and Second Pyramid were built, the Lyre (or Vulture) was in Cancer. At the dates mentioned here, the celestial meridian of Vega, the brightest star in the Lyre, would have intersected the ecliptic in Cancer and Capricorn. The causeways leading to the Great Pyramid and Second Pyramid point 14 degrees to the north and south of due east respectively, and at this epoch, this was exactly one-third of the angle between due east and the sunrise points at the summer and winter solstices.

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« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2009, 11:21:17 am »

*Carl Munck has demonstrated that ancient monuments the world over were designed and positioned according to the same scientific code, and that the Great Pyramid marked the prime meridian (zero-point) of this global matrix. Prior to the Pyramid's construction, this function may have been performed by the mound of rock that marked the site, part of which was incorporated into the Pyramid's base; it symbolized the 'primeval mound' which, in Egyptian mythology, first emerged from the waters of chaos at the dawn of creation.
The construction of the Red Pyramid of Dahshur may have begun around 82,710 years ago, when Aldebaran (the star it represents) coincided with the vernal equinox, and the descending passage was aligned with the then polestar, Mizar (in Ursa Major). The upper part of the Bent Pyramid may have been built about 200 years later, when Epsilon Tauri (the star it represents) coincided with the vernal equinox and the upper part of the northern descending passage was aligned with the polestar, Alioth (in Ursa Major). The combined angle of the lower and upper parts of the unique western descending passage of this pyramid equals the number of degrees that the equinox would have moved (westward) through the zodiac during the long period between the pyramid's commencement and completion.

The bulk of the Great Pyramid may have been built towards the end of the precessional cycle that began 86,960 years ago. What is commonly called the Grand Gallery was in ancient times known to some as the Hall of the Orbit, and Dick suggested that given the extraordinary astronomical knowledge of the Pyramid's builders, it was probably built to lie in the exact plane of the earth's orbit at that time. The ascending passage to the Hall of the Orbit is inclined at about 26°7', and the Hall of the Orbit at about 26°22', corresponding to a tilt of the earth's axis of 33°54' and 33°39' respectively. The former tilt refers to a date of about 67,800 years ago, and the latter to a date of about 66,180 years ago.

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« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2009, 11:21:30 am »

About 67,800 years ago the northern shaft of the Queen's Chamber would have been directed at Albireo (in Cygnus, the Swan), while about 66,180 years ago the northern shaft of the King's Chamber pointed to Sulafat (in the Lyre). The southern shaft of the Queen's Chamber would have been directed at Aldebaran about 67,100 years ago, and that of the King's Chamber would have pointed to Alcyone about 66,500 years ago. After being built up to the top of the Grand Gallery, the Pyramid was probably left truncated prior to the final phase of construction, and used partly for initiations and partly as an observatory. By the time of the Pyramid's completion, the three stars of Orion's Belt would have been close to their lowest point in the sky, and would have provided a perfect match with the layout of the three Giza pyramids on the ground.

67,800 years ago the summer solstice occurred in Capricorn, the Goat. One of the oldest gods of Egypt is Khnum, who is depicted with a goat's head, and is associated with Capricorn. A goat also appears in the hieroglyphs reading 'Khnum-Khufu' ('Khnum protects me'), sometimes abbreviated to 'Khufu', which appear on some of the stone blocks used in the Great Pyramid, and are usually assumed to refer to the 4th-dynasty pharaoh Khufu. Capricorn is found at the head of the rectangular zodiac in the Temple of Dendera (a word meaning 'place of the orbit'). The present temple dates from the 1st century BC, but it is built on the site of a succession of earlier temples. It is oriented 71.5 degrees north of east, and according to an ancient inscription, when the (original) temple was laid out, the king directed his gaze to Ursa Major [12]. The latitude of Dendera is the same as the angle of the ascending passage of the Great Pyramid, and at the date represented by this angle (67,800 years ago), Dubhe, the brightest star in Ursa Major, was about 71.5 degrees from the celestial pole. At this time the earth's north pole would have pointed near to the neck of Cygnus (situated next to the Lyre). Dick suggests that the Pyramid was built at this time because the earth's axis was then pointing to the solar apex -- that point in space towards which the sun (and the entire solar system) appears to be moving. Astronomers estimate that the solar apex is currently located near the border of the Lyre and Hercules.*

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« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2009, 11:21:42 am »

*Theosophy holds that as our solar system orbits the centre of the galaxy, it also revolves around a 'central sun' or 'raja-sun' (just as the moon orbits the earth while both of them orbit our own sun). The central sun is located in the constellation Hercules (H.P. Blavatsky: Collected Writings, TPH, 1950, 5:162-3; letter from Mahatma KH, in: H.P. Blavatsky & Daniel H. Caldwell, The Esoteric Papers of Madame Blavatsky, Kessinger, 2004, p. 660). This is consistent with modern astronomical data, which indicate that at the same time as the solar system moves towards the Lyre at a velocity of about 20 km/s with respect to the local stars, the group of stars to which the sun belongs orbits the centre of the Milky Way at a velocity of about 220 km/s.
Far from being an 'idle and silly display of royal wealth' [13], as Pliny called it, or 'a dead end in massive stone construction' [14], the Great Pyramid was a majestic temple of initiation and stands as an enduring monument to the wisdom of the initiated adepts who designed it and supervised its construction. The pyramid shape symbolizes the emanation of matter from spirit; it 'conveys the idea that all things had their origin in spirit -- evolution having originally begun from above and proceeded downward' [15]. It is interesting to note that the Great Pyramid was never entirely completed. Pyramids were generally crowned with a granite or basalt capstone, sometimes gilded to represent the sun. The capstone of the Great Pyramid, however, is missing, and there is evidence to suggest that it was never added. Another novel feature of the Pyramid is the existence of four corner sockets cut into the bedrock a little outside the original corners; the Pyramid was therefore built slightly smaller than the full design. The unfinished Pyramid can be regarded as a symbol of our unfinished evolution.

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« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2009, 11:22:07 am »

Similar symbolism can be found on the reverse side of the US seal, which shows a pyramid without the capstone, with a blazing eye in a triangle above it; the inscription at the top means 'he has looked with favour on the beginnings', and the one at the bottom means 'a new order of ages'. This design, which has appeared on the dollar bill since 1935, reflects the desire of the founders of the United States -- several of whom were freemasons -- to establish a new order in the west.[16] The four corners of each side of the truncated pyramid can be interpreted as symbolizing the lower quaternary, the four lower aspects of the sevenfold human constitution -- physical body, astral model-body, life-energy, and lower thoughts and desires -- which constitute the limited, personal self. The eye in the triangle above it is the eye of Horus, standing for the invisible, spiritual sun, the source of our higher nature, and for the 'third eye', the faculty of inner vision which, when awakened, allows direct perception of nature's truths. The triangle itself stands for the upper triad, the three aspects of our spiritual self -- the higher mind, intuitive wisdom, and inner divinity. The aim of human evolution is to 'so purify the Lower Quaternary that it shall vibrate in unison with the Upper Triad' [17], that is, to refine our lower nature so that it can manifest the nobler qualities of our higher self, our inner buddha or christ.

The same message can be found in the Bible, where we read: 'The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner', the 'head of the corner' or 'chief cornerstone' being identified with Jesus himself -- i.e. the christ-element within us [18]. Our journey through the human kingdom is far from complete, but by following our deep-seated aspirations to higher things, life after life, we shall gradually bring to expression our spiritual nature -- the 'capstone' of our constitution -- and the wisdom represented by the Great Pyramid will then become the inheritance of all mankind.



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« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2009, 11:22:47 am »

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Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, 1992, 5:288.
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Studies in Occult Philosophy, TUP, 1973 (1945), pp. 538-44.
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Psalm 118:22; Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:10; Luke 20:17; Acts 4:10-11; Ephesians 2:20-21; I Peter 2:4-7. See also H.P. Blavatsky: Collected Writings, TPH, 1984, 14:220-1, 285; SD 2:626-7.




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