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THE PHOENIX SOLUTION
Secrets of a Lost Civilisation

CONTENTS

  FOREWORD BY MICHAEL RICE

AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION

Part One: The Pyramid Puzzle

CHAPTER 1: BEYOND THE SPHINX

An introduction to the mysteries of Giza. Why the impasse between orthodox and new-age Egyptologists must be addressed urgently.

A review of dating methodologies at Giza, including comments on Lehner's 'Pyramids Carbon-dating Project' and a critical look at Bauval's theory of the Great Pyramid's shafts being aligned to certain stars c. 2500 BC.

A balanced overview of the amazing and inexplicable technologies of the ancient Egyptians and their predecessors.

New insights into 'the lost race', which would explain why so few archaeological traces have been found at Giza (apart from the Pyramids, Sphinx and megalithic temples!).

CHAPTER 2: SNEFERU'S SECRETS

Getting to know king Sneferu (the pivotal figure in the Pyramid Age) and exploring the inner recesses of his mysterious pyramids.

New evidence proving that the Bent Pyramid was deliberately designed to be bent, thus undermining the orthodox theory that it was a defective tomb.

Engineering evidence which suggests that the conversion of the Meidum step pyramid to a true pyramid could not have been carried out by Sneferu, thus undermining the orthodox theory which conveniently regards Meidum as a 'transitional pyramid'.

Highlighting the major differences between the Saqqara and Meidum step pyramids - again undermining the continuity imagined by Egyptologists.

Arguments against the orthodox 'pyramids-are-tombs' theory.

New insights which demonstrate that Sneferu aligned his two giant pyramids at Dahshur to the two giant pyramids at Giza - thus totally undermining the orthodox chronology which imagines that the Giza pyramids did not exist at that time.

CHAPTER 3: PYRAMIDS AND TEMPLES OF GIZA

The revolutionary features which make the Great Pyramid entirely out-of-place in the orthodox pyramids chronology.

More telling arguments against the 'pyramids-are-tombs' theory.

New evidence and a new scenario for the forgery of Khufu's names inside the Great Pyramid  by the English explorer Colonel Howard Vyse.

CHAPTER 4: FINGERPRINTS OF A LOST RACE

Reviewing the collapse of the Pyramid Age.

Dramatic new evidence undermining the notion that king Khufu built the Great Pyramid.

Exposing the ancient Egyptians' own doubts regarding the builder of the Great Pyramid.

Weighing the evidence for and against the 'adopted pyramids' scenario at Giza.

A unique means of reconciling the confusing chronological clues at Giza.

Part Two: Children of Chaos

CHAPTER 5: LORDS OF THE TWO LANDS

An introduction to the Two Lands of ancient Egypt, the traditions of Egyptian kingship and the most important myths, covering the gods Atum-Re, Shu and Tefnut, Geb and Nut, Osiris, Isis, Seth and Horus.

Some contradictory clues concerning the real nature of the Egyptian 'gods'.

Why Egyptian beliefs in creation and the afterlife are primarily cosmic in nature.

CHAPTER 6: THE DEATH OF OSIRIS

A closer look at the death of the god Osiris. Was Osiris an exploded planet? A summary of Van Flandern's exploded planet hypothesis.

Was 'Horus' a generic term meaning 'planet'?

Was the 'Eye' of Horus a planetary satellite?

An update on Planet X and its role in Egyptian mythology. Has Planet X exploded?

CHAPTER 7: ISIS UNVEILED

More on Osiris - the god who fell to Earth with fire and a flood.

Was the separation of Geb and Nut a cosmic catastrophe?

Revealing the secret identity of Isis and other Egyptian goddesses.

Corroboration of the Egyptian exploded planet cult in Mesopotamian texts.

CHAPTER 8: SUNRISE AND MOONSHINE

Why Re was not originally a Sun-god - destroying a 170 year-old myth of Egyptology.

Does the divine trinity Khoprer-Re-Atum symbolise three phases of an exploded planet?

Introducing Alford's 'east-west axiom', and revealing the real meaning of the 'two horizons' in Egyptian religion.

Re-interpreting the Book of Caverns, Book of Gates etc - a new theory on the Egyptian  Duat.

Decoding the myths of 'wandering eyes' and 'decapitated heads'.

The battle whereby Horus's eye and Seth's testicles were exchanged. Is there an astronomical reality behind the myth?

A planetary interpretation of Osiris' name - 'the resting place with the Eye'.

Making sense of the bizarre Egyptian myths of phallic gods, seed/semen and an explosive pregnancy.

Solving the mystery of the Benben Stone - how it commemorates a seeding in the heavens and a seeding in the Earth.

The identity of the Phoenix or Bennu-bird revealed.

CHAPTER  9: MYSTERIES OF HEAVEN AND EARTH

A critical re-assessment of stellar cults in ancient Egypt. Were Orion and Sirius merely symbols of the exploded planet? Did Orion mark the gateway to the heavenly Duat and the 'body of Nut'? Were the 'Imperishable Ones' metaphysical planets rather than stars?

Why did Upuaut 'open the ways', what was his 'shedshed' and how does it connect with the Aten?

The Nine Bows and the Shemsu-Hor as planets of the original solar system.

A tour of the Duat, including the Field of Reeds, the Field of Offerings and the Castle of the Mace.

A possible solution to the infamous Cannibalism Text.

The cosmic significance of the Sedge and Bee - supreme symbols of Egyptian kingship.

Decoding the meaning of the King's various crowns and titles.

Part Three: New Horizons

CHAPTER 10: THE METAPHYSICAL PYRAMID

The significance of the Double-Lion god in the Egyptian Duat.

Investigating the etymology of Ta-Meri - ancient land of creation, rebirth and ascension.

New light on the two horizons or 'mountains' of the Duat.

Why the Great Pyramid was a miniature representation of the Earth, and thus an umbilical cord for planetary rebirth.

A new theory on the satellite pyramids - did they literally represent planetary satellites?

Exposing the true cosmic identity of Thoth. Why was he called Hermes Trismegistus?

The transfiguration of the dead king, from mummification to the opening of the mouth and the ascension to heaven.

The Great Pyramid as a metaphysical Earth - why Egyptian sarcophagi were deliberately designed to be empty.

Decoding the Pyramid Complex (pyramid, mortuary temple and valley temple) according to the exploded planet hypothesis.

CHAPTER 11: SECRETS OF ABYDOS AND GIZA

As above, so below - the planetary hypothesis which links Giza and Abydos.

Dramatic evidence for a profound resurrection cult along the river Nile from Abydos to Giza.

Does a 'lost city of Isis' exist at latitude 27 deg 30'N?

Evidence for two exploded planets in Egyptian and Mesopotamian mythology.

Revealing the symbolic secrets of the Second Pyramid at Giza.

How numerical symbolism was used to represent planetary gods in ancient Egypt and elsewhere.

CHAPTER 12: KHUFU - SON OF A SATANIC GOD

A dramatic reappraisal of events during the Egyptian 4th Dynasty.

How and why Sneferu instigated a religious revolution.

Decoding the symbolic meaning of Sneferu's two giant pyramids at Dahshur.

Evidence for Khufu being an evil tyrant and literally a 'satanic' king.

Was Khufu imprisoned inside the Great Pyramid by the priests of Osiris?

Re-assessing the history and significance of the Sphinx. Was it originally the dog Anubis?

More on the 'adopted pyramids' theory at Giza.

CHAPTER 13: LEGACIES OF ATLANTIS

How might the Egyptians or their predecessors have worked out the exploded planet theory?

Intriguing legends of a lost race and a Hall of Records at Giza.

How old is the Great Pyramid and the knowledge behind it? Who built it? Re-assessing the scientific capabilities of pre-literate peoples.

The Vela X supernova and its significance to ancient Egypt and freemasonry.

Legends of Atlantis reconsidered in the light of the Egyptian exploded planet cult.

The celestial origin of the Biblical Flood myth.

The 'ancient astronaut' theory reconsidered in the light of the Egyptian exploded planet cult. A new critique of the works of Robert Temple and Zecharia Sitchin.

Why did Zwntw 'cross the Sky nine times a night'?

CHAPTER 14: THE PHOENIX RISES

Reflections - why has an ex-accountant cracked the mysteries of ancient Egypt after 170 years of study by expert Egyptologists?

How will Egyptologists react to 'The Phoenix Solution'? Comments on past paranoia and a future paradigm crisis.

Predictions against which 'The Phoenix Solution' can be tested. For example, where might 40 missing mummies of Egyptian kings still lie undiscovered?

Is the clock ticking against Homo sapiens? Two planets identified as candidates for future explosions.

An analogy which hints at the original purpose of the Great Pyramid.

Closing comments on religion, faith and the future. Why NASA holds the key to a revolution in religion as we know it.

APPENDIX A: RADIOCARBON DATING

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

NOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY (40 pages)

INDEX

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