The Pyramid and the Pentagram
The Pyramid is probably one of the most evocative and mysterious structures left behind by ancient civilisation. What adds to the mystery is that so many ancient civilisations invested so much time and effort in building structures of similar design and purpose.
The Egyptian pyramids, centred around the Great Pyramid at Aswan, are probably the most well known, but Egypt has another, approximately 120 pyramids built over a period of 3,000 years. Then comes the pyramids of South America yet in Nubia, to the south of Egypt, there are around 220 small pyramids clustered in three main locations. There are pyramids in Greece, known as the, Pyramids of Argolis, pyramids in China and off Yonaguni Jima Island, in the Pyukyu island chain belonging to Japan, divers have discovered an underwater structure conforming in shape to a stepped pyramid. Academics still argue whether this is a natural formation or not but growing evidence is questioning their dismissal.
In addition to these obvious pyramid structures, countless ancient temple structures throughout Asia correspond in design to that of a stepped pyramid. They rise in stepped layers, each layer lined with carved reliefs telling a spiritual principle. Only when the novice understands the principle of one can they rise to the next, taking many years to reach the summit.
Many pyramids are considered to be tombs and many serve this purpose, but there is obviously some greater significance to building a pyramid than to serve as merely a tomb.
The sides of the Great Pyramid of Cheops are aligned to true north, not magnetic north, the sides matching the four cardinal points of the compass. The location of the pyramid complex to the River Nile mirrors the stars overhead, the River Nile reflecting the position of the Milky Way. There are further connections to the position of the stars overhead, but this is not the only group of pyramids to reveal such a connection.
The Greek Pyramid at Hellenikon, has an entrance corridor aligned to where Orion’s Belt would have been during 2000-2400 BC. Astronomical progression has altered this alignment, as with most other pyramid and temple structures, but it remains obvious that such structures were built to the pattern of the heavens above.
This principle can be extended to virtually all ancient and prehistoric constructions. Stonehenge and other stone circles throughout Britain and Europe bear a relationship to the movement of the stars and continue, after thousands of years, to mark the solar solstice and equinox as well as showing alignment to the position of other stars and galaxies. The ancient Great Circle Mound in America does the same. This consistency is an enduring mystery that scientists of every ilk have yet to fully explain.
However, there is a connection that is rarely considered. It is a connection that takes us back to the first pyramid ever built.
The First Pyramid.
Based on the development of agriculture, irrigation and most importantly, the existence of writing, anthropologists consider the people of ancient Sumer to be the first that can be termed, a civilisation.
This writing was in the form of cuneiform impressions made by pressing a stylus into a clay tablet and those discovered cover basic accounts of daily life to a record of their history and relationship with their gods. One of these is a set of twelve tablets entitled the ‘Legend of Gilgamesh’, King of ancient Uruk. The eleventh tablet in this set contains the story of how Gilgamesh set out on a journey to meet Utnapishtim, described as the survivor of a flood sent to destroy mankind. Utnapishtim’s story is that he was warned by the gods that a destroyer God was bringing a flood to wipe out mankind. He was told to build a boat and take animals inside. As the Flood receded, Utnapishtim sent out three birds with his boat eventually landing on top of a mountain.
This is an obvious parallel to the Genesis account, but scholars consider that Moses started writing the Pentateuch sometime after 1445 BC, though there is disagreement about the exact date. The Summerian accounts date back several centuries earlier, to the fragmentary Shütur eli sharrï (Surpassing all kings) from the 18th century BC.
In addition, Flood accounts permeate the creation stories of all ancient civilisations, even those that dwell far from any ocean, but it is what happened after the Flood that links to the mystery of the pyramid.
According to the Genesis account, after the Flood during which all opposition to the God of Moses had supposedly been wiped from the face of the Earth, there arose Nimrod, a mighty hunter in opposition to God.
Scripture does not explain how this was possible when supposedly, only Noah and his faithful family remained alive.
Nimrod set about re-establishing civilisation and during this process, the people got together and said, come let us build a tower to the heavens.
Archaeologists that have investigated the location of Ancient Babylon and have found what they believe to be the foundation the tower. These are earthen embankments stretching about three hundred feet on each side. This square base indicates the construction of a pyramid shaped structure.
King Nebuchadnezzar, 605-562BC, who rebuilt a tower at Babylon, wrote that,’ "A former king built the Temple of the Seven Lights of the Earth, but he did not complete its head. Since a remote time, people had abandoned it, without order expressing their words.”
The first pyramid was the one built at ancient Babel, later Babylon, under the direction of Nimrod.
Nimrod is deified as the god Tammuz, consort of the Sumerian goddess Inana who is described as, the guardian spirit of life and creator of wisdom. Wisdom is what the God of Genesis sought to prevent Adam and Eve taking from the Tree of Knowledge. This same God then tried to wipe mankind from the face of the Earth. Mankind survived and now set out to build a temple pyramid in opposition to the God of Moses and Abraham. According to Genesis, this God confuses their language scattering people throughout the Earth.
The stated intention was to build a tower to the heavens. This is commonly interpreted by the Church to mean building a tower high enough to reach the heavens, something an all knowing god should know was an impossibility, so why react? Why not just wait until it falls down?
A second interpretation of ‘building a tower to the heavens’ is to build a tower to the pattern of the heavens. Such a design would be an expression of knowledge and understanding, an obvious insult to a god who tried to deny mankind access to the Tree of Knowledge. To prevent this, God confused their language scattering the people across the Earth, but was this the end of the matter.
There are now pyramids and ancient temple structures across the world. Their design reveals that, in some way, they all mark the position and movement of the stars. They are all built to the pattern of the heavens.
Scientists ask why ancient civilisations, supposedly living a subsistence lifestyle, invested so much time and effort into building ancient temples to gods that were clearly in opposition to the God of Genesis. In addition, King Nebuchadnezzar went on to complete the building of a Tower at Babylon. That was built along with countless others throughout the world.
What connection is there to the pentagram?
The first recorded use and meaning of the pentagram also dates back to the ancient civilisation of Sumer. The word translated from ancient tablets equates to UB meaning small room, cave or internal chamber. The modern word pentagram comes from the later Greek π (pentagrammos) meaning five (pente) lines (grammê). Though Pherecydes of Syros, teacher and friend of Pythagoras, described the true meanign of pentagram as “the cave” where the first cosmic offspring had to be put in order for the cosmos to begin.
The use and meaning of the pentagram has undergone a number of symbolic changes since this time. The early western occultist, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa helped to perpetuate the popularity of the pentagram as a magical symbol. The occultist Eliphas Levi created another version of the pentagram and promoted this as a symbol of the human microcosm.
Another commonly known version of the pentagram is that used in Da Vinci’s symbol of the Vitruvian Man with the pentagram interpreted as the symbol of the Goddess Venus.
Some early Christians then started to claim the pentagram as a symbol of the five wounds of Christ while others view it a symbol for the five senses. The letters, S – A - L – V – S (from the Latin salus) were then added at the points to create a symbol for health, calling this the Pentalpha which then makes an appearance in Arthurian legend. Most Christians now associate the pentagram with Satanism, but it is when we go back to the original meaning that we discover the true connection to the mystery of the Great Pyramid.
The Great Pyramid
The Great Pyramid is entered along a descending passageway about 345 feet in length. At a distance of 18 metres is a junction with one corridor continuing to descend while the other begins to rise. The descending passage leads to a subterranean chamber some thirty metres below the base of the pyramid. The purpose of this chamber has yet to be explained, nor has the purpose of a passageway leading south for just over 16 metres before reaching a dead end. Another puzzle is the purpose of a shaft, approximately 17 metres, deep between the north and south walls.
The ascending passageway, which was originally sealed with three blocks of pink granite each weighing seven tons, rises at a gradient of just over 26 degrees for a length of 129 feet. This leads to the ascending Grand Gallery, still considered to be a masterpiece of construction technology. Another narrow shaft leads from just outside the entrance to the subterranean chamber to join at the lower end of the Grand Gallery. This has been called an escape tunnel or air shaft, but its true purpose remains unknown.
Another passageway leads to the so-called Queen’s Chamber measuring 18 feet 10 inches long, 17 feet, 2 inches wide and 15 feet high. This is acknowledged to have been misnamed by early Arab explorers and is aligned precisely on the pyramids east-west axis. There is a niche in the east wall, probably to hold a statue. Two narrow shafts measuring approximately 20 x 20 centimetres square rise at an angle from the north and south walls of the Queen’s chamber
The upper end of the Great Gallery leads to the so-called King’s Chamber. This measures 10.45 metres by 5.20 metres and is 5.80 metres high. Two further rising shafts of similar size, climb from this chamber at an angle of approximately 32 degrees. These rise in the same direction as those from the lower Queen’s Chamber again pointing towards Sirius and the northern stars.
Despite countless theories including the idea of the pyramid being a tomb, the true purpose of these chambers remains unknown. Mystery also surrounds the purpose of these rising shafts. If they continued and emerged from the pyramid’s side, the northern shaft would point towards the circumpolar stars Minoris, Ursa and Beta while the southern shaft is aligned towards Sirius. However, these shafts are blocked by what are sometimes called, doors, part way along and continue after. Their full length has yet to be explored.
Providing and Answer
Mystery remains because men look from the perspective of men. Academics look from the perspective of academia. When trying to solve this mystery, most stand in either the king’s or the queen’s chamber trying to visualise what they would see through these shafts, but an interesting vision appears when this is reverse. Instead of looking up, visualise looking down at a similar angle from the position of the gods.
As an exercise, look down on a model pyramid from the position of the Goddess, as if looking down the rising shaft to see the chamber within. Now trace an imaginary line from the top of the pyramid to the front right corner. Extend this back diagonally across the base to the rear left corner. Continue across to the rear right corner. Now come diagonally back across the base to the front left, extend this back to the top.
You have just drawn a pentagram.
From the perspective of the Goddess, anyone standing within the two upper chambers of the pyramid would equate to standing in the centre of a pentagram. The reverse then applies. Standing within a pentagram would equate to standing under the eye of the Goddess within the pyramid. The ancient Dogon tribe of North Africa called Sirius, the Eye star.
Now compare this statement to the original Sumerian meaning of the pictogram of a pentagram as meaning, small room, compartment, chamber or cave and the Da Vinci image of the Vitruvian man. Da Vinci, as well as being an artist, was also known as an alchemist and alchemy leads the path to a great many secrets of the occult.
Further interpretation can now be given to the layout of the Great Pyramid, one that conforms to the occult principle that it is given to each individual to choose, on a spiritual sense, where they wish to be and which path they wish to follow. Therefore, mankind is born under the eye of the Goddess, in the so called Queen’s chamber. Each individual is then given free choice whether to climb to a higher spiritual position, illustrated by the King’s chamber, or descend spiritually to below the ground, out of sight on a spiritual level, but always with a path open to return.
Whether you accept this or not, under the eye of the Goddess, the pyramid and the pentagram are linked in both design and purpose.