“The Amulet of “Life,” . – It has already been shown in this book that two of the most important amulets
of the Egyptians, and , represent the os sacrum of Osiris, and the utrerus and its ligatures and vagina
of Isis. They symbolized the vital power of resurrection. Hence we find them, with appropriate formulae, in
the Book of the Dead, and on coffins we see frequently one hand grasping and the other , i.e., the fetishes
which held the spirits of life-power of Osiris and Isis. There is, however, another amulet, i.e., , which has, up
to the present, defied all explanation.
That it was of vital importance to the living and the dead is proved by its frequent occurrence on the monuments and in papyri. About its meaning “life” there is no doubt, but the identity of the object is difficult to discover.
Now as the Tet, , represents the os sacrum of Osiris, and the thet, , represents the uterus and vagina of
Isis, it is only natural to think that the sign also represents some part or organ of the body either of Osiris
or Isis, and preferably some member of the body of Isis.
As is intimately connected in the vignette of Chapter CVI of the Book of the Dead with the rising sun, and was presented to Isis by Amen-Ra (see Vol. I, p. 301), when she was giving birth to Horus, it is clearly associated with new life and childbirth and, one would think, with the womb of Isis, or something in it which was connected closely with the growth of the Foetus.
Reference has already been made to the importance attached to the umbilical cord by modern Sudani peoples (for the passages, see the Index), and to the disposal of the placenta, and analogy suggests that the primitive Egyptians attached as much importance to these objects as to the uterus itself.
I discussed the matter with Dr. W. L. Nash, and he informs me that the sign may well be a conventional
representation of the placenta and umbilical cord as they appear after they have left the body, the oval loop of the sign being intended for the placenta, the projections at the side for ligatures, and the straight line below for the umbilical cord. The placenta and the umbilical cord taken together would make a very powerful fetish,
of the same character as and , and I believe them to be the objects represented by the sign of , or “life.”
If this be so, , and were fetishes, in the truest sense of the word, of the same class.
Since writing the above, Messrs. Seligmann and Murray have published a paper in Man, Vol. XI, No. 8, p. 113 ff., in which they attempt to show that the sign also represents the uterus of Isis, and hence was associated with childbirth.
If this be so, the ancient Egyptian ideas connected with , and were all transferred by the Christian Egyptians to the Cross”.
Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection, Part 2, by E. A. Wallis Budge. (1911).
Figure 6: Left: The Ru and Tau of the Ankh, in the traditional esoteric Triad colours of Red, White and Black, superimposed over the satellite image of the River Nile and Nile Delta. As we can see, the Tau of the Ankh (World Tree, axis mundi) represents the Giza Zero Prime Meridian - also symbolising the central sushumna channel in the body. The meeting point of all three components of the Ankh is where we find the location of Giza . . . ROSTAU. This is also the location of the ROSE in the Rosicrucian Rose-Croix symbol, and also where the head of the Crucified Christ is positioned in depictions of him hanging on the Cross.
Right: The River Nile and Nile Delta superimposed over my diagram of the physio-kundalini-chakra system. Note that the location of Giza and the Great Pyramid are where the Third Eye Ajna Chakra is located on the brow. The Hindu glyph for the Ajna chakra actually has a triangle (pyramid) inside a circle, signifying the Triad of the central Thalamus (Neutral) and the Pineal (male) and Pituitary (female) glands in the brain associated with the Third Eye.
I first wrote the article 'Gate of God' in 2002 as a lead up to these insights, which I was going to place in a 'Part Two' of the same article, but never completed it or published it and really because for some reason I was still trying to convince myself about these connections.
Again, there was no real evidence and it was easier for me to take the view that it was all just a coincidence.
I prefer to keep my feet on the ground and always try to prove myself wrong, and I'm not adverse to changing my mind as new data presents itself.
It became apparent to me that although many subscribers to the 'new age' literature would embrace these ideas, in general these correlations between the chambers in the Great Pyramid and the glands in the brain and neck, would merely be seen as preposterous as placing a traced image of a map of the London Underground over a cross-section image of the GP to see what meaningful correlations emerge from it.
I think it was soon after beginning my research into the theories of De Lubicz that I spent some months gathering together the correct external and internal measurements of the Great Pyramid so that I could then create a definitive, 'to-scale' diagram of my own, and could check everything that was coming to me about the Great Pyramid.
These measurements were based on Egyptologist, Flinders Petrie's measurements begun in 1880, and which remain the definitive measurement data on the Great Pyramid today.
By this time, I had also found some references to the Earth's axis obliquity (tilt) angle of 23.5º and the Great Pyramid side angles of 52º in various paintings and other sources throughout history – especially paintings from the 17th century.
Because these two angles would often turn up together in many of these sources, led me to suspect that the encoders (initiates into this ancient knowledge) were telling us there was a secret relationship between the Great Pyramid and the Earth's axis, and so it was a logical assumption of mine that the angle of 23.5º also existed within the angle geometry of the Great Pyramid.
I then discovered that not only does the Great Pyramid contain the axis angle of 23.5º but it also contained other angles that presented us with a geodetic picture, showing factual geophysical information about the Earth in relation to its own location.
In fact I discovered that the Great Pyramid is pointing to its own location on the Earth and via its apex, and that the King’s Chamber symbolically represents the core-centre of the Earth.
After first discovering this geodetic information in the Great Pyramid, it was then that I went back to my theory about the Great Pyramid being a representation of the human skull, and I had the further insight, that not only does the King’s Chamber represent the core centre of the Earth, but it also appears to represent the core centre of the human brain!
Which means that anyone climbing and ascending the Grand Gallery to the King's Chamber, would be making a symbolic journey to the both the centre of the Earth and the centre of the brain.
Think about this for a moment . . .
Keeping in mind that the Great Pyramid is located at the centre of the Earth's landmasses, and on the Giza Zero Prime Meridian, one could say that the initiate shaman "god-king-priest" laying inside the sarcophagus within the King's Chamber, is in essence, positioned at the centre of reality.
Again, these ideas were laid out here for the first time in 2003 . . . see here:
. . . although I have since corrected a few mistakes and developed these ideas and discoveries further since then.
Anyway, studying the 'to-scale' diagrams I produced, everything fitted together really well.
Again, when a picture of the human brain is looked at from the side; facing right and in cross-section – along with a picture of the inner plan of the Great Pyramid – again in cross section and with the North face on the right – we find that the King’s Chamber does indeed align with the central Thalamus; that the Queen’s Chamber aligns with the Pituitary Gland, and that the Subterranean Chamber aligns with the Carotid Gland in the neck.
This leaves an undiscovered chamber to represent the Pineal Gland.
See the diagram I created based on these correspondences below:
Consistent with Eastern traditions, this insight of mine was based on the ancient esoteric understanding of the chakra-associated “power centres” within the brain that I had learned about through my research into my own experiences and those of my brother in the early 90s.
What we had both experienced was the phenomenon that Eastern mystics refer to as a spontaneous “Kundalini Awakening” – although we didn't know this at the time and was quite ignorant about such things.
We decided to do our own research into this phenomenon and found that in the East, skilled Yogis can spend a lifetime trying to reach the enlightenment associated with a ‘Kundalini Awakening’ via the disciplined practice of Yoga – most of them never reaching their goal.
However, we also discovered that since the 1950s this 'awakening' experience had been happening to more and more people in the West and spontaneously – without any prior knowledge or instruction.
In any case, this recent insight of mine really seemed like a “eureka” moment. I remember phoning Mark and telling him that the Great Pyramid could be symbolic of the human skull and that its chambers might also represent the gland-related ‘chakra power points’ in the head - the King's Chamber representing the Pineal gland with the Queen's Chamber representing the Pituitary gland.
Mark was very interested in this, and agreed we should both look into it.
I then met up with Mark later that day at our local pub, The William Morris, in Merton Abbey Mills in Surrey.*
We took our drinks outside and sat at a table by the river, and after we talked about the day we had, Mark then takes a folded piece of paper out of his inside pocket and unfolds it to show me a drawing he had done of the Great Pyramid in E/W cross-section, with the North face of the pyramid facing right.
Laid over it is also a fine 'trace paper' drawing of the human brain in vertical cross-section with the head facing right and towards North, to see if the significant parts of the brain – the positions of the pineal and pituitary glands – match the King and Queen chambers, as I imagined they would.
In fact, Mark showed me that the pituitary gland does indeed fall on the Queen's Chamber.
However, instead of the Pineal Gland, it is the centre of the central Thalamus that falls directly on the King's Chamber.
The correlation was still interesting Mark said, but compared to my initial insight earlier that day, to me it was disappointing.
Mark assured me that there might still be something to it, as the Thalamus is also important and has much esoteric significance.
I then decide to place this at the back of my mind as something I'd come back to.
It was interesting, but nothing more than that. It was all mere speculation anyway.
The simple fact was that there was just no way of knowing if these correlations were intentional on behalf of the architects and builders of the Great Pyramid . . .
Sometime later in 2002, I was in email correspondence with John Anthony West, and something came up that reminded me of this insight about the Great Pyramid and so I mentioned this theory about the Great Pyramid possibly being a huge symbolic representation of the human skull.
West quickly responded, saying that it was interesting because of the theories of the esoteric initiate, philosopher and mathematician, R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz (1887-1961), and his (de Lubicz') belief that the placement of certain internal features of various ancient buildings – like the Temple of Luxor at Thebes for example – corresponded with the locations of the three power centres in the brain, again, the Thalamus, the Pineal and the Pituitary.
I then began researching into the work of Schwaller de Lubicz.
Again, as already mentioned in a previous presentation, between the years 1936 and 1951, de Lubicz lived in Egypt, and while there he made an intense study of the Temple of Luxor. (Lux is Latin for "Light", and Or is French for Gold).
De Lubicz' knowledge of esoteric disciplines and his skill in mathematics – which he applied to the often painstaking and meticulous measuring of the temple site – brought him to the conclusion that incorporated within the temple’s design was both the knowledge and location of the endocrine glands, the Hindu chakras and the acupuncture points in the body according to ancient Chinese tradition.
This conclusion, together with the astronomical alignments he had observed, revealed that the Luxor Temple was a symbol of the universe in human form.
De Lubicz reasoned that the science employed in the design and construction of the temple was so far in advance of what can be explained by the slow, step-by-step, acquisition of knowledge, that the symbolic statements hidden in its design could only have been inherited by the ancient Egyptians and from some highly advanced culture that existed far back in antiquity.
These discoveries were published in a written work; a 1,000-page magnus opus titled 'Le Temple dans l'homme' (The Temple in Man), 1949 – now translated into English.
Most important to my own discoveries and theories about the Great Pyramid of Giza at that time – which I would emphasise, had come to me long before I had known of de Lubicz’ work – is his theory that the Triple Sanctuary in the Temple of Luxor corresponds to the skull, and its “three endocrine glands” or power centres.
It was during November 1997 that I received one of the most important insights - that although inconclusive - would remain with me for many years, and one I would keep coming back to.
It was early morning and I was in the kitchen making a cup of coffee. I was thinking about the Triad symbolism as it was something I had been researching recently.
I was thinking about the diagonal arrangement of the male-related Pineal gland and the female-related Pituitary gland in the brain, as recently discussed with a friend of mine, Mark Dunn, who was well-versed on the shamanic tradition, the occult and ancient esoteric knowledge and symbolism.
For some reason, I had also been studying the Great Pyramid of Giza, and so my thoughts turned to the same diagonal arrangement of the King and Queen chambers in the Great Pyramid as shown in the popular E/W cross-section view of its internal features.
At the same time I also remembered something I had read in an esoteric text that accompanied the illustrations found in a book about Alchemy (see figure 1). The image is an example of the theme "God the Father", in which there are numerous depictions of God with a triangle or pyramid surrounding his head in place of the circular halo.
Then it suddenly occurred to me that the Great Pyramid of Giza – although obviously pyramidal in shape – might also be a gigantic representation of the human head or skull.
Although its interesting that these connections had been made and published 67 years before I had the same insight, in my view one of the correlations is wrong, because as Mark discovered, although the superimposed diagrams of the Great Pyramid and the brain, showed that the Queen's Chamber does indeed fall on the same location as the Pituitary Gland, the King's Chamber doesn't match with the Pineal Gland, but the central Thalamus instead. (See figure 4 below). In other words, if we take it that the Pituitary is really associated with the Queen's Chamber, then the King's Chamber can only fall on the central point of the Thalamus. This means that another chamber may exist which represents the Pineal gland.
Figure 4: Head and Brain superimposed on the Internal Plan of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
1. The ‘King’s Chamber’ . . . Thalamus . . . Massa Intermedia.
2. The ‘Queen’s Chamber’ . . . Pituitary Gland.
3. Pineal Gland.
4. The ‘Subterranean Chamber’ . . . Carotid Gland.
'The King's Chamber and the Queen's Chamber stand in the same relation to each other as do the pineal gland and pituitary body. The King's Chamber being placed the highest and likewise the pineal body'.
God-Man: The Word Made Flesh by George W. Carrey and Inez Eudora Perry,
(The Chemistry of Life Co. Los Angeles, 1920), p 67.
In a subsequent email, John Anthony West told me that another researcher – Giovanni Carlo, who also goes by the name John Carlo and which as I later discovered many years later, was another 'Kundalini awakening experiencer' – had been working on a similar theory; that the GP symbolically represented the human skull. I have since become good friends with John Carlo, who shares the same insights as me.
Soon after I corresponded with West I came across a Website (now missing) which presented the same insights with which I began regarding the diagonal placement of the internal chambers of the Great Pyramid – i.e., that the King's Chamber represented the Pineal Gland and the Queen's Chamber represented the Pituitary Gland.
I now suspect that what had been presented on the pages of this Website had been taken directly from the book, 'God-Man, the Word Made Flesh' by Dr. George Washington Carey and Inez Eudora Perry, published in 1920.
I first learned about this book only recently.
On the 3rd May 2012, a friend of mine Jan Thulstrup, who was familiar with my work on these glands in the brain after reading my article Gate of God, which had been on the Internet since 2003, sent me a link to the relevant pages online on Scribd.
This book, which I have found to be a good resource for certain ancient esoteric teachings that have been largely forgotten, ignored, and are missing in our contemporary esoteric or new-age literature, can be read online here:
(See pages 19, 20 about the pineal and pituitary glands being related to the male and female respectively; page 67 about the relationship of these two glands to the two internal chambers of the Great Pyramid; and pages 71 to 77 about the optic Thalamus being “the central eye, in the centre of the head” - also known esoterically as the "Lamp" and the "Lamb").
Quote from page 67:
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Originally written in 2003. Updated, 2007 and 2012
Figure 1: Alchemical Emblem 2 from Barchusen, Elementa chemiae, Leiden, 1718.
Figure 2: Ground-plan of the Temple of Luxor superimposed over a human figure – according to Schwaller de Lubicz.
Note the reference made to the gland-related centre in the brain. In physical terms this is the Thalamus – associated with the ‘enlightenment’ experience. Illustration from Le Temple de l'Homme (Temple of Man), 1949, by Schwaller de Lubicz.
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Figure 3: The Great Pyramid superimposed over the Earth revealing the Geophysical-Geodetic
Information hiding in plain sight within the Geometry of the Great Pyramid.
As if to support these correlations, I found it interesting that in the mystical-esoteric traditions the Pituitary gland is actually known as “the Queen” and like the pineal, the pituitary is associated with the Ajna or “third eye” chakra.
If I was correct in my view that the Queen's Chamber and Subterranean Chamber were meant to represent the pituitary and carotid glands respectively, along with Mark Dunn’s insight that the King’s Chamber must represent the thalamus, then this meant that the people who designed the Great Pyramid had an almost scientific understanding of the brain and these three glands in particular.
In accepting this possibility I then tried to grasp the same understanding these people had – which was based more on esoteric cosmologies that have been passed down to us from antiquity and which give emphasis to the division in consciousness and ‘duality’ in all its forms.
And so without going too deeply into the function of these glands as established by our neurophysiologists – esoteric tradition maintains that it is the fusion of the essences related to the pineal, the pituitary, and the carotid gland – the mystical triad in the brain – which opens the mystical ‘third eye’ – known as the ‘ajna’ or ‘brow chakra’ and that the real third eye is the Optic Thalamus.
We have already see the evidence for this in the previous presentations, and it is clearly stated that the "Central Eye" is the Optic Thalamus throughout the 1920 book God-Man: The Word Made Flesh:
For example, regarding the pineal, pituitary and carotid glands, eastern traditions maintain that these three glands are all-important as regards the balance of both mind and body and the creative power of our consciousness – especially in regard to our own creation of the world around us.
Though not much has been said about the carotid gland, my theory that the carotid gland was deemed significant by the ancient mystery schools is supported by one of the most esteemed writers on Western and Eastern mysticism – Alice Bailey, who mentions these three glands in accordance with the knowledge of ancient esoteric traditions:
"And the lamp thereof is the lamb." Revelation.
THE optic thalamus, the central eye, in the center of
the head, is called both "lamp" and "lamb."
God-Man: The Word Made Flesh by George W. Carrey and Inez Eudora Perry,
(The Chemistry of Life Co. Los Angeles, 1920), p 75.
"The brain is largely conditioned by the endocrine system, and this far more than the endocrinologists would care to admit: It is powerfully conditioned by three major glands which are found in close relation to the brain substance. These are the pituitary body, the pineal gland and the carotid gland. These form a triangle. It is this triple mechanism in the head – both objective and subjective – which uses the physical brain as a receiving agent and as a transmitting agent".
All the glands are homeostatic in function – in that they regulate and balance the ‘opposites’ in the internal environment of the physical system; all working to the circadian rhythms set and controlled by the suprachiasmatic nucleus in the hypothalamus.
Again, I shelved these ideas as I just couldn't take them seriously and instead I focused more on the geophysical/geodetic data I had discovered as concluded in figure 3 above, as there was more evidence for this at the time I was working on it.
And in any case, as I later discovered, the encoding of these angles throughout history was also substantiated by the words of Frank C. Higgins – a field archaeologist and 32nd Degree Mason writing in 1919. See his book Ancient Freemasonry: An Introduction to Masonic Archeology.
These particular discoveries of mine regarding the geophysical and geodetic data that I believe had been purposely encoded within the Great Pyramid, have now been presented in the published book I co-authored with Scott Creighton, The Giza Prophecy in January 2012.
However, although I had shelved it as an interesting sideline to my more serious research, the Chamber-Gland Theory was always difficult to shake, because over the years I had found many subtle references to this view or belief that 1), the GP is really a huge, symbolic representation of the human head and brain; 2), that it represents the head of Osiris, and 3), that it is also the real “Place of the Skull”.
For example, the paintings below are just a few of the many examples I have found that contain not only the obliquity angle of the Earth's Axis of 23.5 degrees, but also the Great Pyramid side angle of 52 degrees.
The angle of 38 degrees is the inverse of 52° . . . 90° subtract 38° = 52°.
What is interesting about the painting on the right, is that the head of the cRUcified Christ is 1), not only symbolically representing the Hill of Golgotha, but 2), the Cross is angled at 52 degrees - an obvious and direct reference to the Great Pyramid of Giza - with 3), the cross-beam of the Cross marking the ajna, 'Third Eye' chakra at the brow and between the eyes represented by the two figures carrying the cross - the one in front possibly being Jesus himself - while 4), what appears to be the god Osiris is faintly depicted as the spinal cord-column (Djed) connected to the base of the skull.
We should also note that the cross itself symbolises the shamanic 'World Tree' and axis mundi; representing both the centralised Earth's axis AND the Giza (Zero Prime) Meridian that runs straight through the Great Pyramid of Giza, aligning with the River Nile - the backbone of Osiris. The Prime Meridian could be considered to be an abstract projection of the Earth's axis onto the surface of the Earth, which means that both the Earth's axis and the Prime Meridian, as are all meridians in relation, are angled at 23.5° in respect of the Ecliptic Plane.
In the painting on the left, the heads of all three figures again appear to be making a reference to the positions of the three power centres in the brain, the thalamus (Christ) and the pineal and pituitary glands represented by the male and female figures who are accompanying Christ to the Hill of Golgotha behind them.
Its curious that although the red and white undergarments of the two figures correspond correctly with the two glands - i.e., red for pineal-male-positive and white for pituitary-female-negative, the female figure has been positioned to represent the pineal, and the male positioned to represent the pituitary. This may seem confusing at first - especially to those who are only just becoming familiar with this symbolism for the first time. However, in many cases both male and female are depicted in 'mirror opposite' to what we would expect - as if expressing their interchangeable natures.
Again, the crucifixion of Christ took place on the sacred hill known as Golgotha – meaning (“The place of the Skull”).
In Luke 23:33 it is said that Christ's Crucifixion took place on Mount Calvary.
The name ‘Calvary’ is from the Latin calvaria, which again means ‘Skull.’
Calvaria is a translation of the Greek Kranion which means cranium – being the upper domelike portion of the skull . . . the roof of the skull.
Also there's this quote from Exploring the Great Pyramid (2005) by Dr. Robert M. Schoch which is just one of many examples I have heard, seen or read where someone refers to the Great Pyramid as the “head of Osiris”.
“On the airplane from Cairo to New York the next day, my head filled with ancient dreams, I thought of what my Egyptian friend Emil Shaker had told me. Looking at a map of Egypt, the outlines of the country can be compared to a person, or more specifically the resurrected person in the form of Osiris, with raised and outstretched arms. The head of Osiris is the Great Pyramid, the body and legs are the Nile stretching to the south, the delta is the up-stretched arms that touch the Mediterranean Sea, which represents the sky”.
Exploring the Great Pyramid by Dr. Robert M. Schoch (2005).
It could be just a fanciful observation, but it would appear that Emil Shaker was an initiate and/or knew more than what was said to Dr. Robert Schoch.
Again, in a discussion on the subject of the 'Djed Pillar', investigative journalist and author Filip Coppens pointed out to me his view that: “The Djed also symbolised the Nile – the “natural meridian” of Gizeh, also seen as Osiris’ spine”.
Of course I had already had the insight that the River Nile (Nil) represents the central and neutral, Hindu Sushumna channel in the human etheric body, as claimed by mystics, and that the Great Pyramid represents the 'third eye' in this imagery, with the Nile Delta representing the radiations of light from the third eye and crown chakra as depicted in Hindu illustrations of the physio-kundalini-chakra system.
Also, on page 78 of the book God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, I was surprised to read that the gland at the sacral region (base of the spine) and which is larger than a hen's egg and of spongy character, is known as Kundalini, and in the Bible, New Testament (Greek) as the Kardia.
Interesting, because on pages 264 to 365 from 'Additional Notes' in the book Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection, Volume 2 by Egyptologist, Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge, we are told that the Os Sacrum is associated with the ancient Egyptian god Osiris.
Kundalini = Os Sacrum = Osiris.
It is worth quoting Budge in full:
Figure 5: Left: Crucifixion by Fra Angelico (1395-1455). Again, 38° is the inverse of 52°.
Right: a contemporary painting of the “Hill of Golgotha” (“Place of the Skull”), (artist unknown).
The artist is clever in concealing a few secrets amidst all the humour; that the hill of Golgotha is the Great Pyramid and that it really represents the skull – and possibly that of Osiris.
(Note the ghostly image of Osiris, bottom right, representing the spinal cord or column).
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As we can see, the painting on the left also shows Christ's head at the intersection of the cross and crossbeam, and his 'third eye' is marked by the cross inside the halo where only three arms of the cross are visible.
Again this detail, with the spine of the cross tilted at the Great Pyramid side angle of 38-52 appears to be pointing to the location of the Great Pyramid at Giza at the intersection of the Nile and Nile Delta (spine and cross-beam) and on the Giza Meridian (cross-beam) which in reality is angled in respect of the Earth at 23.5 degrees.
To make my point, I thought it best to included the images I presented earlier in the presentation, The Djed Pillar, the Nile and Kundalini.
Contrived? Well you be the judge. It is worth mentioning that there are numerous references to this same "picture" that have been placed in various sources throughout history - and yes, even in the Gospels, especially the Gnostic Gospels.