Pyramids have mystified mankind for ages, inspiring awe and wonder in all who witness them. The western world has been enamoured since detailed
information was brought back to Europe by Napoleon. But ancient travellers just as well enjoyed their grandeur. To say the sheer size and magnitude of
the build is impressive would be an understatement.
How they were built is not our topic, though Herodotus recorded a rather mundane method
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More important is its purpose, which has everything to do with who built it.
Most people, religious or not, have accepted the idea that the pyramids were constructed by means of slave labour. Those that think this way believe
the notion that the Hebrews were the slaves to the pharaoh and thus made the pyramids.
, as the Hebrew language bible does not use the term slaves, but rather calls them "labourers". It actually alludes in several places
that they were compensated, primarily in shelter and food, as they were previously nomadic. (Source: Richard Gabriel, Royal Military College of
Canada, tv show Battles BC)
Egypt paid its labourers primarily in BEER - the english word "cash" descends from the egyptian word "Kash", which was in reference to beer, when used
as payment. Interesting enough, the British Empire also paid its soldiers in beer, and India Pale Ale was invented because their regular beer would
denature in the Indian climate. (I was taught this in School at Labatt Headquarters). But this is regardless of the fact that the pyramids were built
before the Hebrews were even there.
While Herodotus claimed 100,000 men worked around the sundial on it, Petrie estimated the local barracks could have housed 4,000 men, which is a more
likely sized permanent force. These were professional artisans and engineers. But there were certainly countless thousands more farmers working during
the flood season.
So why would the pharaoh want unskilled labourers working on his monument? During the several months of the flood season, farmers had nothing to do.
Traditionally they just went around and killed each other. Raids on neighbouring tribes prevented the country from expanding into an empire. Pharaohs
needed a unifying project to not only stay idle hands, but to give bored farmers a sense of purpose.
This explains why so much of their mythology revolves around the forces of order (maat) defeating chaos.
Incidentally, the waters from which the mythic primeval Mound of the Universe emerged were called the Waters of Chaos. So their pyramids represented
the Primeval Hill that rose from the waters of the receding Nile.
Case in point, the mound of Order was emulated by a synthetic mound of unifying order over tribes of farmers.
But why build them so big and complicated? Though I believe they were for initiation rites, this could have been accomplished with far smaller
constructs. I surmise that the pharaoh needed a massive, long-term project, to ensure order during every flood season. This would also explain why
Seneferu built THREE PYRAMIDS!
Some people wrongly argue that Egyptian pyramids evolved out of nothing and represent a sudden leap in architecture that can only be attributable to
aliens; but the truth is that they owe to the extensive development period of the Sumerians.
Accordingly, the Sumerians built Ziggurats as representations of their Sacred Mountains
which they believed held up the sky in their spherical Worldview.
Thus, the mountains were the home of the gods.
Mountains, and mountain-building, are universal. Consider the Incan
, why is it built in such a ridiculous
location? Simply because it is situated in the centre of the 4 highest mountains in the region (39 mins in). Hella sacred.
So if pyramids are manmade sacred mountains, why make the faces triangular?
The triangle is the expression of the number 3. It represents deliberation, in the sense that Once is Incidence, Twice is Coincidece, Thrice is
Intention. As such it is the manifest of god, because creation is generally considered intentional (though my parents may say otherwise).
Imagine yourself walking through the forest. You come across 2 sticks, parallel or in a cross. They could have been put like this deliberately, but
equally could have fallen that way. But what if you found 3 parallel sticks, or a triangle formation? You'd likely assume it was intentional.
Due to its nature of intention, Three has been extrapolated into philosophical principles, including Thought-Word-Action,
Incidence-Coincidence-Intention, and the Hegelian dialectic Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis.
The m@sons agree with me:
Albert Pike describes it in Morals and Dogma pg 87-88:
Now the Egyptians arranged their deities in Triads--the FATHER or the Spirit or Active Principle or Generative Power; the MOTHER, or Matter, or
the Passive Principle, or the Conceptive Power; and the SON, Issue or Product, the Universe, proceeding from the two principles. These were OSIRIS,
ISIS, and HORUS. In the same way, PLATO gives us Thought the Father; Primitive Matter the Mother; and Kosmos the World, the Son, the Universe animated
by a soul. Triads of the same kind are found in the Kabalah."
He thence relates it to Plutarch speaking about the mathematical meaning behind it, which I have illustrated for you:
The triangle is an expression of math, and math is considered to be the language of god. The triangle symbolises intention, creation, and the sacred
trinity - mother-father-child.
We're now left with answering why the apocryphal image has a pyramid with the capstone hovering above. And why is it gold with an eye, when no
resemblance has ever been found, let alone attested to? Let's dissect the inherent archetypal symbolism of each.
edit on 16-9-2015 by Ridhya
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