Excerpt from The Atlantis Blueprint
One of Rand’s major aims, in trying to understand the hidden geometry of the Giza site, was to try to locate this ‘secret chamber’. The notion seems to have originated in a document called the Westcar Papyrus, now in the Berlin Museum, which seems to be a New Kingdom copy of a Fifth Dynasty original (soon after the time of Cheops, or Khufu). It tells how Cheops asked a magician named Djedi th number (or precise location) of Thoth’s secret chamber, and was told that it could be found in a flint chest in a building called the Inventory. But no one, Djedi added, would be able to obtain the number until the coming of three kings as yet unborn… The papyrus breaks off at this point.
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Rand, naturally, was inclined to approach this problem of Thoth’s holy chamber from the angle of his own Atlantis blueprint. All our researches have led us to believe that ancient Egypt preserved the legacy of an earlier civilisation, perhaps of more than one, and that contemporary science is inclinded to greatly underestimate the intelligence of the people of the remote past. It was, at least, plausible that there was a hidden cache of knowledge inside or around the Great Pyramid. The Byzantine historian George Syncellus in the ninth century AD wrote a commentary that included a reference to a lost Egyptian text called The Book of Sothis, which was circulating in the third century BC. This lost book, according to Syncellus, contained important ‘records’ brought to Egypt immediately ‘after the flood’.
Robert Bauval, in Secret Chamber, unearths another clue in a tract called the Kore Kosmou, from the famous ‘Hermetic Writings’ attributed to Hermes Trismegistos (or Thoth), of which the most famous sentence is ‘As above, so below.’ Scholars had inclined to dismiss these writings as Neoplatonist texts written by Greeks in the third century AD, but more recently it has been widely accepted that they date back to early Ptolemaic times in Egypt (i.e., from 323 BC onwards). In the Kore Kosmou, Isis tells her son Horus that the secret knowledge of Hermes was engraved on stone and hidden away ‘near the secrets of Osiris.’ She also declares that a spell has been cast on these books, to ensure that they remain unseen. The fourth-century Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus also writes of ‘subterranean passages and winding retreats’ built by men before the flood to house documents, ‘lest the memory of all their sacred ceremonies should be lost’.
Rand had read a children’s book on magic called The Secrets of Alkazar, and had never forgotten its advice to aspiring young magicians: pay attention to the techniques of misdirection. ‘The audience will always look where the magician looks. The magician must never look at what he wants to conceal. The audience will treat as important what the magician treats as important, and as unimportant what the magician treats as unimportant.’ Rand reflected that a hidden chamber might well be concealed according to the methods of Alkazar.
The most obvious things at Giza are the pyramids and the Sphinx, so someone who wished to conceal something would expect future generations to devote their attention to these. But supposing this is just ‘misdirection’?
Rand also recalled that one of the sacred names of the Sphinx is neb, which means ‘the spiralling force of the universe’. Why should a spiral be associated with the Sphinx? Is it possible that the spiral was a Fibonacci spiral?
In The Keys to the Temple, David Furlong had also pointed out that the golden section has been used in the layout of the three Giza pyramids.
Rand recalled that, in a book called The Giza Necropolis Decoded, (1975), Rocky McCollum had noted that he could draw a Fibonacci spiral that would touch the apex of all three Giza pyramids. It folds in on itself, as can be seen, at a spot south-east of the pyramids, between the Sphinx and the Nile. It is Rand’s conviction that Thoth’s Holy Chamber lies at the centre of this spiral.
This solution to the location of the Holy Chamber breaks Thoth’s magic spell by revealing that the pyramids and Sphinx are the most amazing case of misdirection ever conceived. . . . Thoth hid his treasure well.
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