History of Pyramidology


The history of modern Pyramidology began in 1859 when John Taylor, became convinced that its architect was not an Egyptian, but an Israelite acting under divine orders. Great (Mysterious Pyramid Power,) Martin Ebon.

Taylor used not only computations compiled by other men interested in the Egyptian pyramids, but "also found a score of passages in both the Old and New Testament ,which can be interpreted as references to the stone monument" (Ibid).

Taylor, Charles Piazzi Smyth, an Astronomer, (1864,) further developed the Pyramidology theory that the Great Pyramid held secrets to understanding Bible prophecy. He explained, "these measurements also embodied in cipher form prophesies relating to the events that would later form the body of the Old Testament, as well as the complete future history of Christendom up to and including the Second Coming of Christ" (Man, Myth and Magic, Richard Cavendish, editor, Vol. 17, p. 2313).

A key element in the study of Pyramidology is the pyramid inch. The number of inches point A is from point B, determines, according to Pyramidology, the date for biblical events and their fruition. There seems to be some disagreement, however, among historians as to who developed the pyramid inch. According to Martin Gardner, writing in Mysterious Pyramid Power, "Smyth" was its founder based on the original Great Pyramid "casting stone" (pp. 63-64). However, J.A. West explains that "In 1865, another early pyramidologist, Robert Menzies, put forward the idea that prophecies and biblical history were inscribed into the Pyramid in the ratio of one pyramid inch per solar year, and pyramidology was complete" (Man, Myth and Magic, Vol. 17, p. 2314).

Madame Helena Blavatsky (1831-1891). As a leader in Theosophy, a mixture of Eastern philosophy and Occultism, she gave Pyramidology a ritualistic flavor. "According to Madame Blavatsky, the interior of the pyramid was used for the performance of sacred rituals connected with the Egyptian Book of the Dead, and most theosophists today assume there are vast mysteries of some sort connected with the stone monument that are known only to initiates" (Mysterious Pyramid Power, p. 71).

Charles Taze Russell, founder of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, published his book The Divine Plan of the Ages in 1886. Each copy had a large fold-out diagram dissecting a pyramid and explaining the biblical events it prophesied. These events stretched from the Genesis flood to the post-millennial reign of Christ. In speaking about this pyramid chart, the 1907 edition states, "As the frontispieces of this volume we give a chart representing the plan of God for the world's salvation. By it we have sought to aid the mind, through the eye, in understanding something of the progressive character of God's plan, and the progressive steps which must be taken by all who ever attain the complete `change' from the human to the divine nature" (p. 219).

Known as the Sleeping Prophet, Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) announced startling information to his followers while in his trances. Believing in both Pyramidology and reincarnation,
"Edgar Cayce, during his trance readings, said the Great Pyramid is 10,000 years old and was built by a consortium of Egyptians, Atlanteans, and itinerant Caucasians from southwest Russia. The consortium was led by Hermes, an Egyptian high priest named Ra Ta (a past incarnation of Cayce), and an adviser named Isis. The pyramid served as a storage place for all the human history and prophecies up to the year 1998 (the time of the Second Coming of Christ, according to Cayce), recording in the languages of mathematics, geometry, and astronomy. Cayce said it also was an initiation temple where, thousands of years later, Jesus was initiated during his `missing years' as preparation for his public career" (Encyclopedia of Mystical and Paranormal Experiences, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, p. 492).

The popular writer of the 1960's and `70's, Erich von Daniken who wrote Chariots of the Gods, explained in another of his works, "Who nowadays can still accept the `serious' archaeological explanation that these stone blocks were moved up inclined planes using wooden rollers? So could it be true that extraterrestrial space travelers helped with their highly developed technology?" (In Search of Ancient Gods, p. 60).

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