The Pyramid as a Shelter from the Storm?by L. Savage
The pyramid complex at Gizeh, and in particular the Great Pyramid, has held a grand fascination for all peoples for millennia. What is it? Why is it? These questions have been disected, debated, researched, and written about for centuries.
I have read every possible writing that I could ever find on the Great Pyramid and have not seen this theory presented anywhere. In one way, I think this presentation is more objective than most theory views. I am not promoting this theory, not publishing it for profit, and nothing to gain or lose by its acceptance or rejection by the readers. Other theorists have developed a single approach and one-sided view of this Grand Structure, promoting their one theory with self-serving facts and research, overlooking other obvious facts. I do believe a more comprehensive - more encompassing theory is probably a better definition of the Great Pyramid ---one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The oldest manuscript concerning the Gizeh complex is the 'Emerald Tablets of Thoth,' where Thoth writes about how he developed the 'underground' portion of Gizeh. He buried a craft there for the 'end times' for our benefit to defeat the enemies of humanity. (reptilian overlords?) This manuscript is purportedly 35,000 years old. Thoth is also been spelt as Toth, Thaute, Thute, and Thuti. There is a general consensus that Thoth (the Atlantean) is also Hermes, and according to Freemasonry he was also Enoch. In the ancient languages, according to many, Thuti is the closest spelling to the the correct pronunciation of this being's name. (ta-hoot-i) The Great Pyramid in the same ancient language was call Khuti (ka-hoot-i).
There have been two recent discoveries that may verify that accuracy of the Emerald Tablets, concerning the craft that Thoth buried. One was the oldest ship ever recovered. This huge boat has been re-assembled and restored. Could this have been the craft that Thoth buried, intended to be the saving of mankind from a large flood?
In 1976, an expedition into the Great Pyramid was made by David H. Lewis, and reported on in his book, 'Mysteries of the Pyramid.' Lewis discovered a grand library preserved underneath the pyramid, which he claimed was the library of the Cyclopeans. The Cyclopeans are generally considered as the Atlanteans, they were one and the same people. Lewis also discovered what he felt was a type of space craft or air ship under the pyramid. These expeditions by Lewis, verified the facts reported by the Roman geographer Strabo, 2000 years ago. Strabo claimed to have entered the pyramid on the North Slope, opposite the one we are familiar with. Lewis and his crew entered on the same slope, even admitting there were other doors in the passageway he found that he could not figure out a way to enter. It is very possible one of these was the Gattenbrink door which is in serious pyramid discussion currently. In his book, Lewis never mentions Strabo or Thoth. He may not have even known about their writings concerning the pyramid.
Thoth's intent of the Gizeh underground facility was to preserve Atlantean knowledge and technology, along with Earth's history. This is exactly what Lewis claims to have discovered. Thoth was evidently one of the gods, as far as humans were concerned. It would appear that he was immortal to them, in that he may have lived several ten thousands of years.
Archeologists, upon uncovering the city of Sais, have stated that this city was definately built by Thoth, bringing him into the earliest dynasty of Egypt. The Gizeh complex was a construction design and project lasting over 10,000 years, spearheaded by the god Thoth. Reading the 'Emerald Tablets of Thoth' you will not find Thoth presenting himself as a god, but almost like a friend. The evidence that he built part of the Gizeh complex and the city of Sais, would tend to bring him back down to mortal status.
In the Emerald Tablets, Thoth never claims to have built the top structure, we know as the Great Pyramid. However, researcher, Dr. Gene Scott, has publically claimed that Enoch built the pyramid, from his studies. Enoch and Thoth were the same being according to some historical Freemason authors. If not the same being, they were indeed part of the same lineage, same family, which would carry you into the Noah family and epoch.
Herodotus states the Great Pyramid was built by Cheops or Khufu. The story of the Englishman that purportedly found the name of Khufu in the pyramid is clouded in it's veracity. The man's own grandson, stated, his grandfather hoaxed the signature. Did he use the name to match Herodotus writings? Herodotus also states the Great Pyramid took 30 years in the building and was built from the top down. Is it possible that Khufu was of the lineage of Thoth, as Noah was of the lineage of Enoch?
Presuming the Great Pyramid to have been built, as is, from the ground up, is like giving credence to the dancing bullet in the Kennedy assassination. Very little is written about the construction design of the Great Pyramid. If you peel off the eight sloping triangles (walls) of the pyramid you are left with the chambers, stairs, passageways.. by themselves. This would have been the practical way to start such a project... build the middle first. This middle edifice would still tower high into the air, looking more conventional in design and structure, though still a marvel, in itself.
The triangular walls were built later, to protect this original edifice. These walls would have been designed, at least from the top down, as Herodotus stated, but not necessarily built that way. The huge stones, were precision cut, and glued together, forming a water sheild, a water barrier, protecting the interior structure, and everything below it. The eight sided pyramid was engineered to withstand a great amount of external pressure.
The shiny, slick, limestone facing was the last and final construction phase of the project. These would almost have to be applied from the top down, again as Herodotus stated, and perhaps this was the phase Khufu was responsible for. It would have been very difficult and dangerous for crews to attempt to climb the facing, daily to continue work. If applying from the top down they have the very stones we see today to stand on and work from. It could easily have taken thirty years to cut, apply, and seal the facing stones themselves.
Thoth and the Atlanteans (earliest Egyptians) would have to have had advanced technology and knowledge to locate a single place on the planet which was not to be affected by ground shift, earthquakes, or any volcanic activity for thousands of years to come. Add that to the location being in the middle of the earth's mass, aligned perfectly north and south, with passages and chutes aligned perfectly with certain stars, you have an engineering marvel that cannot be matched today.
Thoth is commonly known as the 'God of History' and the Masons consider him the originator of the 'Craft'. The records preserved by the Cyclopeans, reported by Lewis, makes the "God of History' appellation given to Thoth credible. The history of this planet for half a million years is what Lewis claimed to have found. Etymology supports this indirectly, by enCyclopedia, Cyclopedic reference, etc.
The Greek Cyclops was a giant and giants would have built giant structures. The pyramid is one of these giant structures, but it was built for beings that were not giants.
The pre-determined mindset of many pyramidologists has led to absurd theories about the Great Pyramid. Christian researchers have gone to great lengths to 'prove' the pyramid is a time line for the future and prophecy. Pyramidologist David Davidson was one of the early proponents of this crazy prophecy scheme, but advanced by many others. When their projections and timelines failed, rather than admit they were wrong, they 'adjust' the scale and keep trying to sell the prophecy scheme. David Lewis also fell into the prophecy trap. While the pyramid may actually have a prophetic scheme designed into it, it would be the prophecies of Thoth or other Egyptian Atlanteans, and more than likely would be considered educated hypothesis, rather than true prophecies. The Bible may have enumerated some facts related in or about the pyramid, but the Pyramid could not relate anything about the Bible, since it was written many years after the pyramid construction.
Common sense should tell anyone that no being ever built this huge building to tell a prophecy. Why would anyone go to such expense to preserve prophecies, events that may or may not happen in the future? The human regard and interest in our history, especially for half a million years would be worth the cost and time to preserve.
The mere fact that there are air shafts built into the pyramid would make suspect that it was built as a tomb. Dead bodies seldom need fresh air. There are more than the two chambers built into this building. According to Lewis there are several other doorways to a stairway leading to the complex below.
Besides the structure being water proof with a design to withstand a great amount of water pressure from the outside, there was a pump designed into this building. In the book 'Pharaohs' Pump,' by Edward Kunkel, the design is well researched and laid out. Could this be a backup system in case the structure did fracture and leak?
Pyramid structures are known to have preservative qualities concerning food, seeds, and more. The reason behind this preservative nature of a pyramid, currently falls into the realm of paranormal or psychic, since there is little known physics to explain this phenomena.
Archeologists have verified that much of the Sahara was under water, AFTER the sphinx was built. The water lines on the sphinx are unmistakable. The pyramid was built upon a plateau, using the natural terrain to raise it higher than the average level of surrounding land.
From all I have read, without having a predetermination for any particular theory, this building may well have been the largest survival building ever built. Everything is there from air shafts, emergency top level exits on the North Slope, boats hidden away for exiting or for use after a catastrophic flood, designed to withstand external water pressure, pump designs for back up systems, and preservative nature of the structure itself. If worse came to worse, they might have had an aircraft for escaping, perhaps the planet. It had to be designed for keeping a LIVE person safe from a catastrophe, along with preservation of the technologies and knowledge of the Atlantean civilization. The design was virtually foolproof, plus having 10,000+ years to perfect the design and correct design flaws.
It is fairly well established there was a great flood in our past. The Gilgamesh and Noah epics are more or less verified by archelologists as a real event, however the time of this catastrophy is any given date plus or minus thousands of years. Velikovsky supports in his books a world wide flood, which were caused by planetary causes, rather than by god(s). There are archeological proponents of there being more than one flood that caused extensive damage, perhaps the Noahidic flood being the greatest.
Interestingly, there is a Christian researcher and scientist that supports the concept that the earth was once covered by a water canopy, which would have increased the lifespan of humans hundredfolds, protecting us from the life decaying x-rays from the sun. Ancient drawings in Africa and mythologies tell of an ocean type sky, where even fish were seen in the sky.
The Egyptians suddenly, went from average lifespans of hundreds, even thousands of years to having an average lifespan of thirty to fourty years. According to an Egyptologist in Dallas, this was the major fear of the Egyptians had against the Hebrew race. The average lifespan was 100 to 120 years for a Hebrew compared to the 30 or 40 for an Egyptian. The ancient Egyptians evidently could not physically cope with the earth or atmospheric changes that occurred suddenly and rapidly. The Egyptologist claims the Egyptians of antiquity died out, became extinct, with only traces of that lineage appearing now in India. He says it is obvious the modern Egyptians are not of the same stock due physical and body structure differences. Much of the ancient knowledge of the Egyptians was in the Library of Alexandria, which the Catholic church had burned. The Egyptologist in Dallas has uncovered evidence that the entire library was not housed in the single location. The library had outgrown the building and many stores of knowledge were cataloged in other buildings in Alexandria, which may still be intact under the modern city.
The Great Pyramid is a perfect sundial, keeping time by its shadows. This keeps a yearly, daily, seasonal, record of time, as we know it. The alignment with the stars kept a record of time in the procession of the astrological clock of approximately 26,000 years. Why would this be important for survival and preservation of records? If Velikovsky is correct, there were planetary re-alignments, along with possible asteriods and comets interfering in the solar system, causing floods and other anomolies. If it was expected that the earth itself might suffer from a planetary catastrophy, the pyramid being on the center of the earth's land mass, and being aligned perfectly with north and south, then re-alignment of the earth's position could be determined by the location, angles, size of the shadows, and along with calculating the degrees the stars could have been off.. then the ancients could triangulate the new position, with a great deal of accuracy.
This pyramid may not have been the ONLY pyramid built for survival and preservation reasons. Lewis also claims finding tunnels leading out from the complex under the pyramid, with rails and cars. He suspected, or possibly educated guesses, that these lead to other pyramids around the planet. Were these sealed stone masses there to hide the complex and tunnels? Seal the underground off from flood waters? or mark the locations? or both?
Man historically worshipped his father (bloodline) as a god. His father is the one that protected him. From this concept stems 'God the Father.' Oden is possibly the father god "O Dan" of the Bible, which may have its roots in Posei-Dan or Potei-Dan. If Thoth saved his family, or at least attempted to, his offspring would have eventually worshipped him as a god. This is a major area of error, but it has helped to preserve some of our history through legends, and myths. Further, it gives us the capability to define certain bloodlines, through identity and DNA.
Having experienced one set of catastrophies, the Egyptians then built other me-too type pyramidal structures throughout Egypt. Were these being built as more survival edifices? or did the Great Pyramid survival experiment fail and the Egyptians started building them as tombs, in remembrance of their father, Thoth? Thoth may not have survived the cataclysmic or atmospheric changes, bringing his life of tens of thousands of years to an abrupt end. There has been some evidence found that the Biblical Joseph built or had built many pyramids, but for thier preservative qualities, and as graineries.
If some bishop named Usher, had not attempted to date world history by incomplete Biblical records, would we find that the Biblical Joseph was perhaps ten thousand years in the past? You find in history that the Egyptians and the Hebrews were seldom at odds with each other, and usually on the same side of foreign battles or wars. The Egyptians were not known as expansionists like Alexander of Greece, Rome, Great Britain, and the United States. Egypt is a later name for the land known as Mizraim to the Hebrews. Aegypt is a Greek word, and it is suspected that the Greeks of the Aegean sea area were related, and some propose that the modern Egyptian is of Greek origin, mixed with Arab blood and the bloodline ancient Egyptian is extinct (for all practical purposes). It may have been their practice of in-breeding that finally led to their demise or even the other way around.
This pyramid probably preserved, or saved the Egyptian people and nation for thousands of years, but I have found little, if any, reference to the Egyptians using it as a national symbol, or as a temple. It must have held a more literal meaning to the ancients that was not related to the 'nation' of Egypt. It is odd there is perhaps only one Biblical reference to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and it is a vague one.
The pyramid may have never had a capstone built of stone, but possibly one of crystal. If the crystal was hollow, couldn't that have served as a watchtower for someone? or a power source from the sun?
I continue to see more possibilities that this building was less estoric and more of a common sense nature. Any esoteric mysteries (probably technologies) would have been preserved also. Perhaps the 'so-called' initiates into the secrets of the Pyramid, found or knew it was a one-way trip of no return. The few selected to be saved from a flood could never leave the building to tell anyone about it. It couldn't save everyone on earth, if it saved any.
I admit freely that a lot of this is conjecture, but no more than the other 'expert' theories. Mine comes from connecting dots from a lot of literature and research. Have we overlooked the obvious to create myths and theories?