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Friday 18 November 2016

The hubris of the academic elite

I have been watching a series of films entitled the 'Pyramid Code', an attempt to shake the accepted tenets held by the established Egyptologists including the Egyptian department of antiquities. As with any new ideas, across many disciplines, these views are being vigorously resisted  by those whose position and status are threatened by new revelations. None more so than in the field of Egyptology. I remember a similar situation when the author musician, David Rohl published his work, 'A Test of Time' and had it it made into a film shown on television, it was received by the academics with the same enthusiasm as a bucket of vomit, particularly an oxbridge professor called Kitchen, despite Rohl's arguments being both plausible and well made.
The 'Pyramid Code' presented by Carmen Boulter, a professor at the University of Calgary, seeks to demonstrate that the pyramids of Egypt, in particular, were originally built very much earlier than supposed; up to 40,000 bce as opposed to 2400 bce. They further suggest that they were not originally built as tombs but as sources of energy, tapping into the power of water and electromagnetic fields then available.
The series relies heavily on archaeoastronomic evidence, pinpointing the position of stars and galaxies in the distant past but the most compelling evidence for the earlier date, however, is the locations of the twenty-three pyramids that form this 'Band of Peace'. Their positions mirror the course of the river Nile suggesting that these monumental structures were positioned alonside the waterway connected by short causeways. Although evidence of the causeways exist, and the ancient riverbed identified, the river is now eight miles distant.
Principle witness in the series and most credible was an elderly Egyptian archaeologist, Abd'El Hakim Awyan, an indigenous 'wisdom keeper'. His input struck me as being the most important and compelling, pointing to an older, more technological civilization that existed in Egypt well before the dynastic periods, perhaps dating to that era identified by the Mayans and their 'long' year (26000 years) as the 'Golden Age'.
There is surely little doubt that the sphinx at least was built when rainfall was common in the area and the western desert a fertile plain. But when did the river Nile flow past these pyramids?

The films, principally about the pyramids, also touch on the civilisation that built them in the first place their advanced technology, medicine and brain functions including an awareness of consciousness. Hakim Awyan's talk on the physiology of the scarab beetle and its significance in ancient Egyption understanding was particularly enlightening. This aspect of the films was of particular interest to me as I have proposed a definition of consciousness based on my own hypothesis regarding the temporal machinations of the brain. Again my views on this, the wider implications for time and cosmology in generally will meet with the same reaction as the aforesaid bucket with the established orthodoxy. It is the price we pay for daring to challenge the established view.

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