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Great Pyramid in Egypt Tour

EgyptThe Great Pyramid and Orion’s Belt / Alignment Tour

The Great Pyramid was and remains the most massive construction on planet earth. Built thousands of years ago with precision that cannot be achieved even using modern technology, it’s true purpose remains a mystery. Thought to have been a burial chamber for the Pharaoh Khufu, it contains not a single hieroglyph to support this or any other theory. The relative positions of the three pyramids of the Giza Plateau (Khufu, Khafra, and Menkaura) have been found to correspond to the stars Mintaka, Al Nilam, and Al Nitak which are the belt stars in the constellation Orion. Further research shows that the pyramid of Nebku at Abu Rawash corresponds to the star Saiph and the pyramid at Zawat al Aryan corresponds to the star Bellatrix which are also in Orion; making up the body of the hunter (the constellation Orion is known as the Hunter). Recently, it has also been shown that pyramids existed on the Giza Plateau corresponding to the remaining two stars in Orion; Betelgeuse and Rigel. In effect, the architects of the Great Pyramid created a star map. The question is why?

The Great Pyramid itself is a marvel of geometry; containing in its dimensions and measurements the relationship between the Sun and the Earth, the Earth and the Moon, the number of days in a year, and the volume and mass of the Earth, to name just a few. It has been determined that small shafts exiting both the Kings and Queens Chambers to the North and South pointed to the stars Alpha Draconis (i.e., the Pole Star), Al Nitak (one of the stars in Orion’s Belt), Ursa Minor, and Sirius (i.e., the Dog Star) respectively in the year 2450 BCE which has led researchers to believe that this was the approximate year of construction of the pyramid complex at Giza. However, the alignment of the pyramids with Orion’s Belt corresponds to a much older date; 10400 BCE, when the constellation Orion is at it’s lowest point in the night sky as viewed from Giza. Among the numerous figures and calculations contained within the Great Pyramid is that of the Procession of the Equinoxes; namely, 25,827 (i.e., the number of years it takes the Earth to complete one rotation as it “wobbles” on its axis). What is known about the history of the Giza Plateau would appear to suggest that the pyramid builders whoever they were and whenever they lived, were not only aware of the Procession of the Equinoxes, but built a monument to it or perhaps left a message for those who would follow.

More recently, it has been suggested that the pyramids were built to honor or mark the alignment of the planets as is the case elsewhere on Earth which brings us to the upcoming VIP Meditation Tour sponsored by the Center for the New Age. In the early hours of December 3rd, 2012 the planets Mercury, Venus, and Saturn will align in the night sky along the eastern horizon at Giza in the same relative angles as the three pyramids. Pictures which have recently been circulated on the internet show three stars hovering low in the sky directly above the pyramids, but these photos were “photoshopped” (think about it, if the alignment only occurs every couple of thousands of years, who snapped the picture?) and can be discarded for any serious discussion. The upcoming alignment will have the three planets lined up vertically along the plane of the ecliptic (i.e., the Sun’s path through the sky) so that for someone standing on the Giza Plateau during the alignment at approximately 5:35 AM local time, the planets will appear vertically in the sky in the east as opposed to sitting horizontally in the sky above the pyramids. This is not to take away from the event, but to clarify what viewers will actually see.

The experience of meditating in the Great Pyramid has had a profound effect on my life (I’ve done this twice). I can’t recommend it enough for those in the healing professions as it has changed my life in ways that cannot be quantified. The theories explaining the possible uses of the Great Pyramid; range from burial tomb to granary and all points in between. The one that resonates with me personally is that of ceremonial object; used for resurrection rituals. Guarded not by Leo the Lion (i.e., the Sphinx), but Canis Anubis (i.e., the Dog headed god who accompanies the dead on their journey into the underworld), the Giza Plateau may have represented the Duat (the ancient Egyptians version of the underworld). In effect, the pyramids represented the place where one went to experience death before being reborn (which occurs each night as the constellations Orion and Canus Major pass into darkness only to reappear again the following day. We may never know the true meaning and use of the Great Pyramid, but the paradigm shifts which I have experienced as a result of meditating within its confines with like-minded individuals are undeniable.

I hope you will join us in dearly December for 5 days and 4 nights as we explore the beauty and sights of Cairo and the mysteries of the Great Pyramid. Please contact the Center for the New Age for details!

V’rasana Oannes

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