"The dream marks are all present. You should have recognized them sooner.”
- Mark Twain -

“One who can not give anything away, can not find anything either.”
- Frederich Nietzche-

Time For An Update

It has been quite a while since I have posted on here. It has been a tough year, illness, accidents, injuries, surgery. A ton of fun.
But I do want to start to add information to this site again, in a more defined way. Posting more variety of topics that may have direct value in the reader’s current life.
I am going on holiday for a week, but then will post an article that will show the similarities of two seemingly very unsimilar movies. It may be quite revealing for you.

Also as more and more people have been asking to buy my book, I will be creating an online store here so that the book as a download pdf can be purchased online,make things much easier for those who want a copy.
Catch up with you in a couple of weeks with the new article
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Great Pyramid Tunnel

I want to point your attention to an interesting article that I read recently in my research by Ralph Ellis and Mark Foster called Tunnel Vision.

What they are wondering about is what is known as Al Manun’s forced entry tunnel, the one tourists today use to enter the Great Pyramid as opposed to the original entrance that is a bit further up the pyramid. I had long wondered if the story (that he just randomly began digging a tunnel when he could not find the original entrance) was just wrong. That is because his tunnel is almost at the exact point where the descending passage and the ascending passage meet.

This article goes into detail on the background, and gives a possible interesting reason for its being dug. I don’t want to say I agree with everything, but it does provide very thought provoking ideas that all who study the Pyramid should ponder.

 

A simple version of the article is  here

Another version with a few more photos is here

Happy reading.

WRITINGS TO CHECK OUT

I want to make a short post to acknowledge some great researcher-writers of Ancient Egypt in the 1970’s and 80’s that have come to be forgotten today. Their work was a great foundation point for those who followed them, and are still more than worthwhile study tools for someone digging into these topics today, hence I wanted to share these names with you: Peter Tompkins, William Fix, John West, Lucy Lamy, and Roy Norvill.

The first is Peter Tompkins and his book Secrets of the Great Pyramid, the most complete compilation of material at its time (1973). Here he placed all that could be found on the pyramid’s mathematics, geometry, and explorations. He also presented many of the theories surrounding it, including what could be called spiritual theories not often found in print at the time- but never does he present any theory as an answer, he is just presenting information. It is really hard to find this book now, and those that are for sale on the internet are quite pricey, but if you see one around I highly recommend having it on your Egyptian bookshelf. Included are many of the drawings and early photographs made of the interior and exterior and thus are great for looking at things “before the modern fixes.” Actually that might become my next post, what one sees in the Great Pyramid now you wouldn’t have seen 100 years ago.

The second suggestion is William Fix. This is definitely a name no one has heard of. I came across his book Pyramid Odyssey, written in 1976, at a used bookshop about 15 years ago. It can be described as the blueprint for what became Graham Hancock’s Fingerprints of the Gods, and is one of the first printed works I can find that suggest the three Pharaohs may have repaired or restored the pyramids, not actually built them. Just for that alone makes it a unique read, but certainly Fix put together some interesting ideas (even if a few may be thought of as a bit too New Agey) but the basic premise over twenty years later finally reached a larger audience through the writing of another.

The next two names sort of go together, they are John Anthony West and Lucy Lamy. Both in their own way were working on simplifying the massive work of RA Schwaller de Lubicz. West began with Serpent in the Sky (still available and a great read to get a background on symbolism in Egypt) who later proposed the theory of a water-weathered Sphinx, and won an emmy award for it. Lamy was the step daughter of De Lubicz, and her book Egyptian Mysteries is another classic of understanding the symbolic nature of the Ancient Egyptians.

The final name to mention here is Roy Norvill, especially his book Hermes Unveiled. His was the book to really make a point that there was an Alchemic-Hermetic symbolic meaning to everything that went into any myth, religious story or ancient presentation of itself. That everything was a symbol, and if you could understand the meanings of the universal symbols, then the texts, reliefs, walls or temples could begin to be unlocked. Whether his symbols are all correct is not so much the point as the basic idea he is setting forth in this work.

Giza Valley Temple

Inside the Valley Temple

Inside the Valley Temple

The Giza Plateau is one of the world’s great mysteries. Of course the three large pyramids gain most of the attention, and rightfully so. And the more one studies them, the more amazing they become, beyond what is normally presented in textbooks. The next focus for tourists is the Sphinx, a marvel in itself. Yet few take the time to really examine the rest of the sites on the plateau. There are six remaining smaller pyramids (along with remnants of several others), mastaba tombs, shafts to underground chambers, temples around the pyramids, amazing shaping of granite stones, and several surprises.

For this article I want to take the reader-traveler’s attention to a place visited, but rarely lingered at. The Valley Temple. Located just in front of the Sphinx, this temples not only displays examples of amazing building practices with megalithic blocks placed in Peruvian-style jigsaw fashion, but presents some ideas of age of the Plateau.

First what is a Valley Temple? Short answer, each pyramid was linked on its eastern face (usually) by what is called a Mortuary Temple. Of course there is no proof anyone was every buried in an original Egyptian Pyramid, but it is the name for these temples. At Giza the second and third pyramid have semi-complete structures, while only the basalt floor is left at the side of the Great Pyramid. These temples were linked by a long covered causeway to a Valley Temple, which would have been connected to a boat dock to take arriving boats from the Nile River. Thus a Valley Temple was the starting off point for anyone’s journey to a pyramid in ancient times. The Valley Temple in front of the Sphinx, part of the Khafre Pyramid complex, is the most unique and complete valley temple in Egypt. Only one building in Egypt looks anything like it, the strange Oserion at Abydos. The reason the Valley Temple at Giza is so well preserved it that it was buried in sand for centuries. It is hard to know just how long it had been buried before excavations in the 1850’s when it was uncovered.  Read more…

2016 Site Activity

It has been a long while since I have posted on here. Almost three years when I check my last blog post. The time away was needed. I began back in what may be called “normal life.” Research on new topics continued, but slowly and this site had to be put aside for a while. But the time away has been useful, to just have a bit of space to look over the last 15 years and contemplate. What did I really learn? Where should this journey go to next?

So it seems that it wants to continue, and as I take my study into new areas I want to open myself again to sharing that along the way again as I work on putting together a new book. It, and the new posts on this site, will include many of my old study topics (such as Ancient Egypt, Megaliths, the illusion of reality, Hermeticism, and the search for the Self), but new areas as well (Holy Grail, Templar Knights, Cathars, the examination of earth and space).

In December I took another trip to Egypt. It had been many years since my last visit, and while some things remained the same, others had changed. Once great change was the lack of tourists. At Giza there were perhaps 20 other Western Travelers, while at Sakkara we saw only two other travelers (yes just two!), and at amazing Dashur nobody. It was saddening to know how this was affecting normal Egyptians who make their living off tourists. Of course it gave the small group who came with me a chance to experience Ancient Egypt in somewhat of silence.

But this trip was different for me as well. I had time to look at things that I normally didn’t study closely, such as the type of stone used in temple floors, the way stones were cut and placed, angles and geometry in more detail. And we were rewarded in the various pyramids with the most interesting of experiences, in the simple yet direct sort of ways. The trip was the marker to show the period of being more cave-like was ending, and returning to share my findings was re-starting.

So now that I am back at this site I will retool it a bit, and begin to add longer blog-articles rather than several smaller entries. I am preferring to write fewer but in more depth. Good to be back…hope there will be something of value in the new additions of this site for you.

Thanks goes out to my site over-seer Jason Miller, who even though not much was happening here for the last three years, still kept watch over it for me to assure it would be here when I was ready to return.

Feel free to comment, send an email, drop a suggestion or order a book. I will be getting back out to do talks again during the summer. As I get dates set up I will let you know on here as well. Correct email to reach me is now listed on the contact page.

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Nice cartoon found on the net

 

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Native Prayer

 

The Tat Foundation web magazine put up an article that I wrote that compared the way Native Indians use prayer compared to what Richard Rose called the method of between-ness- the way of using Intent to move with, rather than against the dream.

Rather than re-post the article here, I will leave a link to it- as there is many very good articles that exist in their archive that might be useful to you

NATIVE PRAYER- TAT FOUNDATION PAGES

 

 

RECAPITULATION

The spring equinox is a good time energetically to take a step and move forward in a new direction. It is also a very good time to make the space where that step can happen. That comes from clearing out the past.

One of the best techniques that I have come across is the life review, also known as recapitulation. While not difficult, it is time consuming and in fact boredom in the practice is one of the main reasons for people stopping. But to go ahead and finish a review of our life not only rewinds our tape- makes space for something else, but will help us to see why we do what we do and think as we think- as various small events in our long ago past are brought up and seen as the start of what became many of our habits and patterns.

 

I already have a 3 part article on recap in the articles section, but wanted to remind people that they are there for those interested in adding this technique to their current inner work

RECAPITULATION PART 1

 

 

 

Email

Correct email for me can now be found on the contact page…

Dream Remembering

This was in a response I got a question yesterday about how to remember one’s dreams, as this person was having what we was describing as very symbolic and important. So I sent him this email and thought I should share it with all of you as well.

 


As for dreams, all I can do is share some of the things that I did and see if any work for

you. I don’t think there are any tricks that work 100% for everyone.

The first thing was I had to have the intention that I did want to remember my dreams.

That I was serious about it.

I always kept a pen and paper right beside where i was sleeping. That included if i was sleeping somewhere other than
my own house. If the dream came in the middle of the night- ie i wake at 2am, then i would get out of bed and go to anotherplace in the house- to avoid falling back to sleepit it was normal waking time, then i would first try and do a quick scan and see if it was just one dream, or several dreams

The next part was key for me. It was to write down the dream in 3-4 sentences without too much detail. this happened then this, then this. I found that if I tried to write all the detail out right away, that I would forget the dream halfway through, and I would have a detailed first third and have almost nothing from the end. Once the 4 sentences were down, then i have an overview, so as a whole it wont be forgotten, then I would go out and put down as much detail as possible. If it was “I started by getting out of a a car.” what kind of car? what colour? where was it? was i driving or just sitting in the car when i got out?
That sort of thing

Then i would just leave it for the rest of the day, and then come back to it around 5 or 6 at night before eating and read it all over one more time and then see what impression i got from it then