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The Origin and Significance of the Great Pyramid

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« Reply #105 on: July 07, 2009, 01:34:06 pm »

in an order to accord with the climate of Egypt by settlers in this country. Mr. Proctor, after fixing the probable limits of the place where the constellations were formed, at from 35 to 39 degrees north of the equator, says, "The Great Pyramid, as we know, is about 30 degrees north of the Equator; but we also know that its architects travelled southwards to find a suitable place for it. One of their objects may have been to obtain a fuller view of the star-sphere south of their constellations." * This suggestion is a very important one, for it assumes that the constellations were formed before the **** of the Pyramid, and therefore that the date of the latter event cannot have been earlier than that of the former. Mr. Proctor goes further, however, and even suggests that one of the objects which the architects of the Great Pyramid may have had was "the **** of a building indicating the epoch when the new system was entered upon, and defining in its proportions, its interior passages, and other features, fundamental elements of the new system." The construction of that building implies considerable proficiency in astronomical observation,


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and hence, says Mr. Proctor, "the year 2170 B.C. may very well be regarded as defining the introduction of a new system of astronomy, but certainly not the beginning of astronomy itself. *" That year becomes, however, the date of the pyramid itself, and in the suggestion that it was intended to commemorate the substitution of the twelve zodiacal signs for the twenty-eight lunar mansions, we have a strong confirmation of the opinion expressed in these pages that the Great Pyramid was a monument of Sabaism, and that it was erected in honour of Seth, the Agathodæmon of the ancient world, and consecrated to his worship.



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« Reply #107 on: July 07, 2009, 01:35:04 pm »

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70:* "Egypt," Vol. iii. p. 427.

70:† "Antiquities," Chap. ii. sec. iii.

71:* Vyse, "Operations, etc.," vol. ii. p. 330 n.

71:† Ditto, p. 354. See Appendix II. for Masoudi's account of the Legend of Surid.

71:‡ The Sophia, or Divine Wisdom and the Ophis-Christos of the Gnostics, was represented under the form of a serpent.—Matter's "Histoire Critique du Gnosticisme," Planches II. A. B. c. Matter appears to identify the Ophis with the god Kneph, p. 32.

72:* Siva would seem to be the same deity as Saturn, and possibly therefore as Set (Seth), a fact which confirms the serpent character of the last named deity.

74:* Lenormant "Chaldean Magic and Sorcery" (Eng. trans.), p. 157.

74:† Ditto, p. 158.

74:‡ Ditto, p. 21.

74:§ See the "Journal of Anthropology," 1870, p. 209, on this point.

75:* Wilkinson's "Ancient Egyptians," Vol. iv. p. 413. Mr. Lane states that each quarter of Cairo (which was built out of the ruins of Memphis and its tombs), is supposed to have its guardian genius or agathodæmon, in the form of a serpent.—"Manners and Customs of the Egyptians," Vol. i. p. 289.

75:† "Origine de tous les Cultes," Tom. ii. Part 1, p. 165.

76:* "Mélanges de Mythologie et de Linguistique," p. 95.

77:* The earlier character of this deity is well shown by the remark of Tiele, that the name Sutech is an attempt to reproduce in Egyptian form the Semitic divine name, Sedeq, "the righteous."—"Outlines of the History of Religion," p. 55.

77:† "Chaldean Magic," p. 83.

78:* "Chaldean Magic," p. 83; Wilkinson, Vol. iv. pp. 395, 435—Apophis, may have given name to Papi, and Egyptian king, who lived about a century after Cheops, and also to Apepi, or Apappos one of the Hyksos kings; unless the 'Giant' Serpent took this title from the former monarch.

79:* "Chaldean Magic," p. 232.

79:† Tiele, "Outlines of the History of Religions," p. 47; also, "History of the Egyptian Religion," Vol. i. p. 72.

79:‡ Dupuis, Tom. iii. p. 255.

81:* Vyse, "Operations," etc., Vol. ii. p. 330, and see Appendix II.

81:† "The Ancient Egyptians," Vol. iv. p. 427 n.

81:‡ Knowledge, Vol. i. p. 243.

83:* Knowledge, Vol. i. p. 243—Dupuis explains fully the position of the heavens at the date of what he terms the "sacred fiction" of the Deluge, Tom. iii. p. 176, seq.

83:† See Appendix II. for the Arabian legend as to the connection between the Deluge and the building of the Pyramids.

84:* "The Nineteenth Century," 1382, p. 236.

85:* "Chaldean Magic," p. 322.

85:† If Soris was the first monarch of the Fourth Dynasty, the Great Pyramid may possibly have been commenced in his reign, and completed during that of Cheops.

86:* "Life and Work at the Great Pyramid," Vol. iii. p. 338.

86:† M. Vivien de Saint-Martin gives 3893 B.C. as the best date for the epoch of Menes.—"Nouveau Dict. de Geographie Universelle," Art. Egypte.

89:* "Origine de tous les Cultes," Tom. iii. p. 339.

89:† "Histoire du Ciel," p. 153.

90:* "Myths," etc., p. 362.

91:* Ditto, p. 360.



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