FIGURE 2 HORUS CARRYING THE ANKH IN HIS RIGHT HAND
FIGURE 3 LEFT (RECEIVING, FEMALE) SIDE AND RIGHT (GIVING, MALE) SIDE OF THE BODY
FIGURE 4 THE MOST COMFORTABLE SIDE TO FOR A MAN AND WOMAN TO BE
FIGURE 5 THE ANKH BEING WORSHIPPED BY GODDESSES ISIS AND HER SISTER
FIGURE 6 FRONT OF DENDERA TEMPLE
FIGURE 7 PLAN VIEW OF DEMDERA TEMPLE
FIGURE 8 THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE SPHINX SHOWING THE LONGITUDINAL EROSION CHANNELS
FIGURE 9 THE SOLAR BOAT AT CHEOPS
FIGURE 10 PLAN OF THE TEMPLE OF KARNAK
FIGURE 11 HINDU GOD OF CREATION (CARDINAL) BRAHMA.
FIGURE 12 VISHNU THE MAINTAINER AND PRESERVER (FIXED MODALITY
Astrology is the oldest science, and is founded on the axiom that the energy of the life force (spirit, chi, prana, ka) motivates human behaviour, and changes with time (known as ‘zeitgeist’ ‘spirit of the time’) This changing motivation over the Great Ages of astrology can be used as a dating tool for the construction of monuments. Applying it to Egypt, I conclude that:
a) The sphinx was built about 11.000 years ago (between 9,600BC and 8900BC), during the mutable phase of the age of Leo. Its purpose was a job creation scheme to harness the power of the people in the mutable phase of the Leo archetype (fixed fire, power) when the polarity (Aquarius, fixed air, power to the people) predominated (as it does in the present age).
b) The pyramids and temples (such as Dendera) were built 2 millennia later (between 7,500BC and 6,800BC) in the mutable phase of the next age of Cancer, (cardinal water) when the polarity sign Capricorn (cardinal earth, building of eternal structures) predominated.
c) The rock art on the walls of the temples was cut 2 millennia later, (between 5,300-4,600BC), in the mutable phase of the next age of Gemini (mutable air, communication) when the polarity sign Sagittarius (mutable fire, spirituality) predominated.
d) The elaborate tombs were built 2 millennia later (between 3,200-2,500BC) during the mutable phase of the next age of Taurus, (fixed earth, possessions) when the polarity sign, Scorpio (fixed water, death and afterlife) predominated.
TABLE 1 SUMMARY OF WHAT HAPPENED IN EGYPT CRETE AND MALTA OVER THE LAST 13,000 YEARS IN THE PHASES OF THE LAST 6 GREAT AGES
2 Developing a tool for dating the building of pre-historic monuments The further back we go back in history, the more difficult it is to date the construction of monuments and buildings, because of the lack of historical records. Clay tablets and papyrus scrolls only go back some 5 millennia, to the time of the first dynasty in Egypt, around 3,000BC. Prior to then is known as ‘pre-history.’ Carbon dating is possible on organic material which was once living (such as bones, wood, food) and this is revealing that many towns were ‘prehistoric’ such as Hierakonpolis, in Egypt, and Golbekli Toply in Turkey, which are known to have been inhabited in 10,000BC. However, we have no means of dating when rock was cut and placed into structures.
For lack of other methods, the building date of the pyramids and temples in Egypt tend to be determined by the cartouches of Pharaohs and kings found carved on them. This is not reliable evidence, as they could have been added later, as graffiti. This paper attempts to create another method by using astrology. This is the oldest science, and for thousands of years has correlated the behaviour of people with the position of the planets.
The advent of computers has enabled scientists to determine the position of the planets at any time in the past. Prof Richard Tarnas, has done this for every significant historical event for several thousand years in his book: ‘Cosmos and Psyche’ (2005) and has found remarkably good correlations. His work is being continued by Kieron Legrice.
I have done a similar exercise, published in another paper of mine dated 1.3.09, called: ‘History Explained by Astrology’ (1) (paper 9.35 of www.reginaldkapp.org) In it I check whether the great ages of Taurus Aries Pisces, and Aquarius can be used as a dating tool, by correlating the known historical dates of major events over the last 6,000 years since 4,000BC with the cosmic energy pertaining at the time. I find that this does indeed give plausible explanations of why people were motivated to do what they did then. This seems to prove that the tool works, so can be used as a time measuring stick.
In this paper, I use this time measuring stick to go back a further 6,000 years to 10,000BC, and use it to date buildings of unknown original building date, such as the pyramids, temples, rock art and rock tombs of Egypt. This paper states my conclusions.
3 Interpreting the energy of the time of the great ages.
The sphinx (at Giza, near Cairo, Egypt) is a statue of a lion weighing about 30,000 tons. It seems obvious to any astrologer to postulate that it was built towards the end of the great age of Leo, between 9,600 and 9,000BC (ie is at least 11,000 years old) This date is confirmed by the obvious water erosion on its sides, which could only have been caused by a very swollen river Nile several hundred feet above its current level, caused by the thawing of the last ice age about 10,000 years ago, as observed by Schwaller de Lubicz. (3)
The Leo archetype symbolises power, and particularly rulership by an all-powerful king, who was worshipped as a deity. However, in the mutable phase, the polarity sign (Aquarius) dominates, representing power to the people. I postulate that the construction of the sphinx was a job creation scheme to keep the people ‘off the streets’ from revolting, by the state funding of an enormous construction project.
The same energy of revolt that prevailed 13,000 years ago could have occurred 236 years ago in 1775, at the beginning of the great Age of Aquarius, when the people of America (and 14 years later, France) revolted against domination by tyrannical kings.
This job creation scheme proved successful, and became a tool of subsequent rulers. Over subsequent millennia the technology developed, and ever more ambitious projects were accomplished, - pyramids, temples, rock art and tombs, as described later below.
According to this theory, the pyramids date to 7,500-6,800BC, during the mutable phase of the great age of Cancer, when the polarity sign (Capricorn) predominated. They were not built as burial chambers, although they were subsequently used for that purpose during the mutable phase of the great age of Taurus, when the polarity sign (Scorpio – death and transformation) prevailed, from 3,200-2,500BC. They were built to practice the art of building eternal monuments, which required the art of levitation of single blocks of stone each weighing up to 100 tons. These arts were used to construct the great temples, such as at the Sphinx, Karnak, and Dendera.
Similarly, what is known as ‘rock art’, adorning the surface of nearly every Egyptian temple, was created between 5,400-4,700BC, during the mutable phase of the great age of Gemini, during which the polarity sign (Sagittarrius – spirituality) predominated. At the end of that great age, hieroglyphic writing was invented.
4 What is the paradigm underlying astrology?
The belief system (paradigm) underlying astrology is that all living creatures, including people, are caused to live by a life force. This belief is shared by every religion. The life force is called ‘spirit’ in Christianity, ‘prana’ in Sanscrit, ‘chi’ in Chinese medicine. In the ancient Egyptian religion, the life force was called ‘ka’ and is represented by the ankh, shown in figure 1. This is the cross of earthly life, surmounted by the circle of eternity. It is almost the same as the symbol for Venus in astrology, and femininity.
Modern science and information technology (eg mobile phones and the internet) confirms that action at a distance (wireless) is possible. I postulate that the life force emanates like radio waves of ‘music of the spheres’ from outer galactic space to animate life on earth. The planets act like mobile phone masts, relaying this life force. Our reception of it varies with the positions of the sun, moon and planets (hereafter collectively called the ‘planets’).
FIGURE 1 THE EGYPTIAN ANKH For many millennia, the art and science of astrology has correlated these positions with human behaviour. These correlations span every civilisation, and every historical period, thereby forming a huge and robust evidence base of empirical data. This is further described in another papers of mine. (1).
The life force is like an embryo, egg, from which we all spring. It develops by dividing into two, and so on. The life force divides into yang and yin (male and female) The yang divides into the two elements fire and air, and the yin divides into the two elements water and earth. Each element is subject to the forces of the 3 modalities – cardinal (initiation) fixed (maintenance) and mutable (destruction, to make way for the new) The permutations of these energies create the 12 astrological archetypes, which alternate yang and yin, as shown in table 2 below.
TABLE 2 THE ENERGIES OF THE 12 ARCHETYPES
The life force varies with the positions of the planets, which move in elliptical orbits (cycles) around the sun. When they are in aspect, they reinforce their energy. The cycle of the precession of the equinoxes is 26,000 years, and creates the Great Ages, of 2,145 years in each sign. Each Age has 3 phases, corresponding to the modalities (cardinal, fixed and mutable) each lasting 715 years. During the mutable phase, the polarity (opposite) sign tends to predominate. The reason for this is given in my earlier paper (1)