of the Great Pyramid Reconsidered in the Light of Creational Mythology
foremost of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid
is unique among Egyptian pyramids in its precision and complex
interior design. What does this astonishing structure signify?
Why was it built? Numerous fantastic theories have sought to answer
these questions, but all have ultimately collapsed like waves upon
the firm shore of common sense. And yet doubts still persist about
the official view that the Pyramid is ‘a tomb and nothing
but a tomb’.
of Secrets’, Alan F.
Alford provides a plausible antidote to the questionable theories
of mainstream and
opening premise is that the Great Pyramid is a religious monument,
whose full significance
may be apprehended only through
a true understanding of ancient Egyptian religion. Crucially,
however, he argues that Egyptian religion was not simply a
Sun cult, as
Egyptologists believe, but rather a ‘cult of creation’,
i.e. a cult whose primary aim was to celebrate and re-enact
perpetually the myth of the creation of the Universe. In keeping
he argues that the true pyramid (the smooth-sided type) was
not a solar symbol, as is generally believed, nor a stellar
as some would have it, but rather a symbol of the creation
of the Universe – a spiritual symbol par excellence.
argues that Egyptology has misinterpreted the architecture
of the Great Pyramid as a result of its misplaced emphasis
on solar symbolism. The purpose of his book ‘Pyramid
of Secrets’ is
to reconsider the architecture of the Great Pyramid in the
light of creational mythology.
the Egyptian creation myth as his guide, Alford emphasises the
importance of two
he argues that the body of the king, identified with the body
of the creator-god, had to
be buried beneath the pyramid,
at ground level or below.
he argues that what the pyramid raised on high was the seed with
which the creator-god
tradition, this seed was the meteorite.
two fundamental religious axioms demand a radical reappraisal
of the Great Pyramid’s
Alford maintains that the king was not buried in the King’s
Chamber (at a height of 140 feet in the superstructure),
as is widely presumed, but in a cave-like room beneath the
his body and burial treasure may remain intact
to this day.
Alford suggests that the sarcophagus in the King’s
Chamber contained iron meteorites – the
seed of creation.
the stage is set for a bold re-evaluation
of the Great Pyramid’s
upper chamber system.
now, it has been assumed that the upper passages and chambers
were built to facilitate
put the lie to this theory, argues instead
that the entire upper system was sealed off
construction by means of
and camouflaging stones – a thought
that has never, for one moment, occurred
Having set out the archaeological
evidence that this was indeed the case, he
then asks why the Pyramid would have been
built in this way, and offers what he believes
to be the only reasonable conclusion: that
the Pyramid, in its upper parts, was built
as a sealed repository and time capsule
in order to safeguard the material treasures
and spiritual knowledge of its builders for
the benefit of a future generation of men.
This idea would make sense, the author claims,
if the builder civilisation lived in fear
an ‘end time’ cataclysm.
explained and justified his repository/time
capsule theory, Alford goes on to reconstruct
the plundering of the Pyramid,
making specific suggestions as to the artefacts
that were removed. Also,
significantly, he predicts the exact locations
of further intact secret passage and chamber
systems, in addition
to the mooted
rooms above the Queen’s Chamber shafts
(here, he makes a specific prediction as
to the contents of these rooms). These
predictions, along with the earlier prediction
king’s body will
be found in a tomb beneath the Pyramid,
allow the validity of Alford’s
theory to be assessed against the results
of future explorations.
a surprising twist to his repository/time capsule theory,
Alford suggests that the
King’s Chamber functioned as an
amplifier and broadcaster of sound. Agreeing
in part with Christopher Dunn (1998),
he argues that the granite beams in the
superstructure vibrated in harmony with
Earth resonance and transmitted low frequency
vibrations to the chamber below. The
Chamber, built of highly resonant granite,
then amplified these vibrations and their
harmonics, and transmitted audible sound
the outside world via its ‘airshafts’.
The aim, says Alford, was to re-enact
the myth of the creation. The sound waves,
representing the voice of the creator-god,
would have spiritualised the iron of
(a sample of which was sealed in the
sarcophagus) and blasted it into the
sky via the ‘airshafts’ (symbolically
speaking) for the formation of the stars,
the Sun, and the Moon (which were made
of iron according to Egyptian belief).
fits neatly with the author’s theory
that the Pyramid itself symbolised the
creation of the Universe.
myth of creation also provides the framework
repository theory. The builder’s
aim, he suggests, was to preserve for
posterity the sacred science of creation,
the basis for all ritual magic in Egypt.
This knowledge was encoded into artefacts,
which were deposited inside the secret
but also, significantly, into the architecture
of the chambers themselves, most notably
the Grand Gallery and the Antechamber
(to the King’s Chamber), such
that even if these rooms were robbed,
Pyramid would still protect its ultimate
the benefit of a future civilisation.
Conceivably, this secret could provide
a scientific insight into the mysteries
of the creation
of the Universe and the construction
of the Pyramid (Alford hints that the
secret may pertain to a 10-letter word
beginning with ‘L’).
book thus points the way for further
exploration of the Pyramid along
two parallel lines: firstly, on-site probes
of the anomalous areas which he identifies,
i.e. a quest for further
secret chambers; and, secondly, desktop
analysis of architectural data, i.e.
a quest for an encoded message. Both
of these approaches,
he believes, will offer vindication
of his theory that the Pyramid was
a creational symbol and a repository
of spiritual and scientific
of Secrets’ takes an original
and distinctive approach to the
mystery of the Great Pyramid, provides
comprehensive and plausible theory
for the monument’s symbolism
and purpose, offers a unique opportunity
to reconcile the warring camps
of mainstream and alternative Egyptology,
and holds out a
real prospect of important discoveries
in the near future that will herald
the closure of the controversy.
Alford is correct
in his theory that ancient Egyptian
religion was a cult of creation
(a companion volume on this subject
is planned for 2004), then
this book represents nothing less
than the first ever study of the
Pyramid from an authentic ancient
As you read this, the authorities
in Egypt are reaching decisions
about future exploration – or
non-exploration! – of
the Great Pyramid. If Alford is
right in his theory, then the authorities
are making WRONG decisions based
on fundamental misconceptions about
the Pyramid’s purpose. This
is IMPORTANT, and arguably URGENT.
And YOU can make a difference to
the future chain of events.
This is no time for ANYONE to be
labouring under any form of self-delusion.
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