Jan 19, 2007
There are hundreds of pyramids of all shapes and sizes that can be found scattered across almost every continent on Earth. These amazing structures can be unofficially divided into two distinct classifications; those with a confirmed function, and those with a largely unknown role that archaeology has simply made educated guesses about.
Evidence indicates that what we might term as the later pyramids, were used for ceremonial purposes as mausoleums or temples. Conventional archaeology suggests that all pyramids encompass this role, but in making that assertion they disregard evidence that may possibly change the way we should look at early pyramids.
In some respects this is understandable, as archaeology is to all intents and purposes a science that tries to operate within a demonstrable paradigm, but often this results in certain avenues of investigation being overlooked or dismissed too quickly.
To many, the earliest pyramids still remain something of a mystery, the true purpose of which for now, we can only speculate abou
t. Certainly these early pyramids seemed to serve as a template for the later civilisations of pyramid builders that spanned the globe, but what purpose could the oldest pyramids, such as those at Giza have been intended to serve? Where they really nothing more than tombs, or could they literally be a message from the gods?
One new, yet controversial theory revolves around the possibility that some of our oldest pyramids are examples of a lost language left by our planet’s ancient inhabitants. These ancient pyramid builders may have been part of a long lost but highly advanced terrestrial civilisation whose traces have all but vanished from history, destroyed by an unknown cataclysmic event. However we are also forced to consider the possibility that an extraterrestrial race that once visited our planet may have left the pyramids as a permanent message for future generations of visitors from their own race.
The language that the pyramids form may be of a three dimensional nature, quite unlike any language we are currently familiar with. It may even be that this language could be of a holographic and geometric nature.
Our understanding of language is naturally limited to that of our own human experience; written language is encompassed neatly into well defined and established parameters. As any historian or linguist will confirm, there are many lost languages that we are aware of but are no longer able to translate - such as the Etruscan and Ogham languages. Language is a constantly evolving aspect of our cultures, but perhaps language has actually been subject to a process of devolution in the past. Perhaps it was once far more advanced than it is now.
We are used to writing being a two dimensional form of communication that is confined to paper or computer screen, but our modern understanding of what constitutes language could be limiting our capacity to see what is in front of us. We can detect a hint of mankind’s past familiarity with three dimensional language in Mayan stone carvings, in the cuneiform tablets of the Sumerians and in khipu; the system of knotted string that the Inca used – and which scholars remain unable to translate. It is of course a massive step to question if the Giza Pyramids themselves might be a three dimensional language system, but it might explain the enigma that surrounds them. People from all walks of life seem to be intuitively drawn to the mystery of the pyramids without really being able to explain the attraction. Perhaps this theory explains why the Giza pyramids are famously devoid of any kind of inscription, if the pyramids were the message, there would be no need to overwrite that three dimensional communication with the inferior written word.
The pyramids could represent a form of language that not only bridges the gap between the written word and the world of symbolism but actually goes beyond it and plugs directly into our subconscious. The language system of the original pyramids might be sufficiently complex to incorporate more than the physical and the mathematical aspects of our world, but quite possibly the intuitive and the psychic.
Just as our own languages incorporate veiled but important elements such as metaphors and symbolism, it may be that the ancient language of the Pyramids also features hidden dimensions. In the case of the pyramids, those elements might include geographical position of the message in relation to the earth, as well as aspects of the configuration - establishing a relationship with specific constellations in the cosmos, as the Giza pyramids do with Orion. They may even create electromagnetic fields that can be ‘read’ by anyone who is tuned into them – the quartz crystals found in the granite blocks used in the construction of the King’s Chamber in the Giza pyramids for example create a piezoelectric field that could in theory transmit a message to anyone capable of reading it. If the Giza pyramids are indeed a message from the ancients, then we might need to consider any number of unseen factors in order to understand them. There may be multiple facets of the message that need to be read not individually, but as a whole, in a similar way to how we often have to look deeper into our own written texts to ascertain the more profound meaning behind the message.
The commonly held belief is that any advanced civilisation that tried to communicate with us would do so in binary; the most basic and universal form of mathematics. This idea is based on the dual assumptions that even the most advanced beings possibly millions of years ahead of us in terms of development would be aware of the binary system and of course, that they would choose to use it. If the message of the pyramids was not specifically intended for us, this might not necessarily be the case.
There are a growing number of researchers who believe that mankind couldn’t have developed so quickly without the intervention of a more technologically advanced race. That intervention they claim had to be extraterrestrial in origin. Just as our early explorers such as Columbus introduced unknown customs and concepts to the primitive islanders of Tahiti, any visitors to earth might introduce ideas and technology to early humans. If we consider that the origin of the oldest pyramids may be extraterrestrial, then the possibility that any monument or message that they left behind them would incorporate an element of psychic communication makes some sense. After all, there is a great deal of witness testimony from contactees and abductees that states that communication with the aliens they encountered was undertaken at a psychic level.
If we envisage an extraterrestrial intelligence that lacks the restraints that anchors humanity in our current level of interaction, one capable of psychic communication, then the pyramids may take on an entirely new light. They could act as a permanent record that is both physical and non-physical at the same time.
To understand how the language of the pyramid might work, it might be helpful to consider the way mystics, psychics and remote viewers experience and interact with reality. People with highly developed psychic skills observe and experience certain aspects of reality in a very different way to the rest of us. They are able to interact with the more subtle realms that most of us are unable to perceive. Psychics are often able to visualise locations they have never visited, viewing them from above, below and within without going anywhere near the location in question. It’s as if they can tune into and manipulate a holographic model of the location with their mind and thus interact with them on an etheric and mundane level simultaneously. Could the piezoelectric field in the Great Pyramid act as a beacon to those who are capable of becoming attuned to its electronic signature? Such a field would certainly have an effect on the holographic potential of the structure, and modern archaeology has yet to satisfactorily explain why the huge granite blocks were used above the King’s Chamber.
Scientists who subscribe to the holographic universe theory tend to view reality and the universe in general as a holographic construct. It could be that the original pyramids represent a physical recreation of a holographic language left by visitors from another world.
Pyramids have always been synonymous with Egypt; however there is plenty of structural evidence to suggest that sometime in our history, the Earth was home to an ancient people who constructed pyramids all over the world.
Examples of pyramids exist not only in Mexico, Peru and Ancient Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) but also in China, which is home to over a hundred pyramids, some of which rival the Giza complex in terms of size, scale and mystery. The Canary Isles has a complex of step pyramids on one of its islands, as do the Maldives and archaeologists are currently studying what appears to be a pyramid discovered in Bosnia. This suggests that sometime in our past, the Earth was home to either several different pyramid building cultures, which created several variations of pyramids based on a master template, or to one single culture that was dispersed through out the world.
Respected researchers such as Thor Heyerdahl have suggested that ancient civilisations were in regular contact with each other in times gone by. If this is the case then it may be that the tradition of pyramid building spread across the world as civilisations and cultures attempted to replicate the original pyramids, pyramids that had been built by the ‘Gods’ themselves in relative ignorance of the message they contained. The fact that the oldest pyramids have stood the test of time suggests to some that their builders knew that it would be several millennia before humanity would be able to read the message they had left behind.
Symbolically, pyramids are thought to unite heaven and earth; their solid base rests on the earth, and four faces, representing the four cardinal points of the compass rise to a peak in the heavens. This was thought to help the soul of the deceased ascend to heaven after death and to symbolise the spiritual development of man. It’s easy to see how ancient people would embrace and relate to this symbolism, some researchers point to the fact that this symbolism might be based on an even more ancient and long lost understanding that the builders of the first pyramids originally came from and returned to the heavens.
Many ancient cultures have incorporated symbolism and geometry into their temple pyramids as if they were trying to follow an established formula. It cannot be simply coincidence that pyramid complexes as far away as Egypt, China and Peru incorporate very specific astrological alignments to particular constellations in their layout. It is as though a secret knowledge, the knowledge of the ancient world has slipped from the grasp of modern man.
All pyramids have an uncertain history; in truth, we cannot accurately date any of them, although some seem easier to approximate than others, where we can only make a best guess and hope that we come close. Researchers have suggested a variety of applications for our many pyramids that extends far beyond their use as temples and tombs to include uses such as observatories, power stations and water plants, places of initiation and complex calendars.
There has also been much speculation that if these structures were originally of extraterrestrial construction the pyramids may have acted as visual markers that could be seen from not only the air, but from space. This is particularly interesting as the Giza pyramids are located at the precise centre of the Earth’s land mass as it would have been if sea levels were 178 metres higher than they are today – i.e. during the great flood. Interestingly, according to one researcher, one of the pyramids near the Wei Ho River, north of Xian, is located at the exact centre of China’s land mass. The construction of the smaller Chinese pyramids is similar to that of the pyramids of Teotihuacán, near Mexico City: piled earth - almost clay, with stepped sides, they can hardly be compared to the spectacular engineering of Giza pyramids, yet like Giza, their location cannot be simply put down to chance. Unlike Egypt’s pyramids, the tops of most of the Chinese structures are flattened off, as is the case with the often-rectangular structures of the Mayans. China’s pyramids are something of a mystery, as they incorporate some of the precision in alignment that we see in Egypt, but share common features with South America’s pyramids. This points to the possibility that the Chinese pyramids not only predate the South American ones, but that there was contact between the two continents.
It seems sensible to explore what commonalities and inter relationships might exist between what is in effect a global network of pyramids in an effort to ascertain if their creation was the result of a deliberate dissemination of knowledge.
Once clad in a gleaming white limestone facade and precisely aligned to the four cardinal directions, the Giza pyramids are probably the most studied structures in the world, yet despite this there is no definitive answer as to their true age or purpose. Popular opinion amongst orthodox Egyptologists is that the pyramids were built around 2,500B.C. as tombs for the Pharaoh Khufu, his son Khafre and Menkaure. However, as we’ve already seen, there are anomalies that point to the pyramids being far older – especially if they do actually date back to the Great Flood.
Unlike the highly ornate tombs found in the Valley of the Kings, the three Giza pyramids contain no hieroglyphs: carvings and inscriptions that would have accurately identified their builders as well as confirming their function and time of construction. This is very strange because the Ancient Egyptians were an extremely superstitious people who would have been concerned about leaving such walls undecorated, as they considered ‘blank’ or empty spaces to represent the void. It was also an Egyptian custom to adorn buildings with the names of the pharaoh and ruling elite as this was thought to ensure the person’s immortality. The most important aspect of Egyptian life was ensuring the immortality of its rulers. The idea that the pyramid, essentially the vehicle used to transport a pharaoh to this state of immortality and stand as a permanent earthly monument to commemorate his reign, would be left nameless and undecorated is at odds with current understanding of Egyptian culture and indeed common sense. This has never been satisfactorily addressed by Egyptologists who support the tomb theory.
We do know that whoever built the pyramids of Giza possessed a highly advanced knowledge of maths, engineering and astronomy. It was Robert Bauval who first noticed that the alignment of the pyramids mirrored the three stars of the constellation Orion, suggesting that all three pyramids had been constructed as one project. The astronomical role of the complex also extends to pyramid shafts which point to specific stars, such as the Pole star. While this could be to allow the pharaoh’s soul to ascend to its rightful place amongst the stars, if the original pyramid was intended to be a form of writing and relay a message, then perhaps the shafts pointing to those stars serve a different purpose.
If the design of the pyramids is baffling, their location is even more so. The Giza pyramids, as we’ve already said, were built at the ancient geographical centre of the Earth. Other research that we haven’t covered yet suggests that encoded in the pyramids is a method to map the entire Earth (see the Giza Blueprints link at the end of the article). Such a significant position is either an extraordinary coincidence or means that the pyramids’ location was chosen very deliberately. There would be no reason for a pharaoh’s tomb to be located so precisely and the only way to calculate such an exact position would have been to view the earth from space, clearly something that would be beyond the ability of the ancient people if they were as primitive as history assumes. The most credible reason for the pyramids to have been built in such a precise location would be if they were marking something; seemingly the centre of the planet, but why this should be so important remains a mystery, unless the exact centre of a planet was an accepted location to leave a message for future visitors.
Dating the Giza pyramids is a highly controversial subject that there is little agreement on. Certainly it’s fair to say that the archaeological establishment is at odds with the date of 10,000 BC suggested by Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert in their best selling book, the ‘The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids’, but dating the pyramids depends greatly on the evidence you use to calculate the date.
Bauval and Gilbert used computer software to recreate the night sky at the time when it mirrored the pyramids as closely as possible. This conjunction, they discovered, was almost exact around 10,450 B.C. Other researchers such as Alan Alford tend to question this date and suggest what they say is a more plausible period of 6000-5000 B.C. – which is still around 3,000 years earlier than modern Egyptology claims they were built. All three dates pale into insignificance if we consider that they may have been around at the time of the Great Flood.
In all, there are hundreds of pyramids in Egypt but despite many notable attempts including the Step pyramid at Saqqara, the bent pyramid of Dashur and the red pyramid of Sneferu, the Egyptians were never able to replicate the size, scale, engineering and astronomical precision of Giza. The Red pyramid, which took 17 years to build, came close in base size to the Great pyramid, but lacked the height, complexity and astronomical alignment of the great pyramid. The fact that the Egyptians experimented with size, shape and design in their bid to build pyramids that rivalled the great pyramid suggests that the science and knowledge used to construct the Giza complex was no longer available; it had simply been lost. Perhaps the reason that this knowledge was lost, it that the Giza pyramids had been built 3,000 years earlier, by a civilisation that the Egyptians themselves may not have even known.
Perhaps all that remained of the pyramid builders’ ancient knowledge was the understanding that the pyramid represented a connection with the heavens and with the continuation of existence beyond that which we know on Earth.
There is only one other country in the world where the numbers of surviving pyramids rival Egypt’s in terms of size and numbers and as we’ve already mentioned, that is China. Until recently, Chinese officials have been very guarded in even admitting that the pyramids exist. Although little has been attempted in terms of archaeological study, in the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi, the entire cosmos is mapped out as were earthly features such as rivers, which were created using mercury.
According to researchers Mark and Richard Wells, at least some of China’s pyramids appear to be aligned in very specific formations. The vast majority of the pyramids so far discovered are located in a 100km area around the city Xi'an, which is probably best known as the location of the terracotta warriors. According to Wells:
“We studied a number of star maps and the prominent star constellations. It was not hard to notice that our plan of the pyramid layout matched the constellation of Gemini, including the star Betelgeuse from the neighbouring constellation of Orion. Also the photograph appears as if it has been taken from the top of another pyramid, if we add this to the plan then you find that it matches the brightest star in Taurus, Aldebaran.”
The pair then used a program called SkyGlobe to recreate the night sky taking the sky map back to the date of 10,500 B.C. They discovered that the constellation of Gemini was rising on the spring equinox on that date, with the pyramids matching the sky, at sunrise.
The more we delve into man’s history and try and relate the establishment version of events with the evidence that our ancestors left behind, the more we realise that the facts don’t create a complete picture. Somewhere lost in time lies our secret history; our forgotten past.
It seems incredible to think that such a unique style of construction as the pyramid was used by supposedly primitive people across the world without there being some interaction and common understanding of what they were trying to achieve. This raises two possibilities: that these ancient people who were divided by oceans and vast continents may have been in communication with each other and shared a common understanding of how and why pyramids were a vital aspect of their culture, and secondly that the oldest pyramids were indeed created by an extraterrestrial civilisation as a message. Whether that message was intended for humanity when we reached a particular stage in our evolution or whether it was a communication left for subsequent extraterrestrial visitors to our planet is something that perhaps only time will tell.