Exploring An Ancient Wisdom & New MysteriesAfter bookmarking the rich scientific and spiritual content I found on SAND, my search next brought me to a collection of films and books all having to do with ancient Egypt. Looking back, I’m not entirely sure how this happened; perhaps it had to do with running into Graham Hancock’s banned TED talk about exploring altered states of consciousness with psychotropic plants. Rarely does Graham discuss these topics without looping in a connection to his other passion, ancient wisdom traditions. And no wonder – as the films below show, some astonishing recent discoveries by Hancock, John Anthony West, Robert Bauval and Robert Schoch and others continue to add significant weight to their arguments that 1) the ancient Egyptian civilization began thousands of years earlier than previously thought, perhaps guided by an even older advanced civilization and 2) the Egyptian people had a far more advanced understanding of various technologies, sciences and spiritual philosophies than expected for a Bronze Age civilization, perhaps as an result of contact with this much older and more advanced civilization – or it’s survivors.
Pretty eyebrow raising stuff, eh?
Currently, history classes teach us that the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx were built around the same time, somewhere between 2000-2500 BCE, making these structures between 4,000 and 5,000 thousand years old today. But comments by Egyptologist R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz in the mid-50s, in which he noted what looked like water damage to the Sphinx enclosure, caught the attention of author and amateur Egyptologist John Anthony West, who decided to continue investigating the erosion. After many years of study, J.A. West concluded that most of the damage was indeed due to heavy and prolonged rains. Based on known geological changes in the region, these findings would indicate the Sphinx was built much earlier – 2,000 to 5,000 years earlier! If true, this revision in the Sphinx’s timeline, along with similar evidence emerging from other monolithic sites, could end up rewriting a large part of our story about how modern human civilization evolved. J.A. West’s research also led him – and a growing number of others – to reject the common explanation of the Great Pyramid as a tomb, citing both the fact that no mummies were ever found in the pyramid and the stark structural and decorative differences between the Great Pyramid and other known tombs.