reply to post by karismac
Many thanks for posting your question which I hope I will be able to answer to your satisfaction.
Karismac: So am I correct in seeing the lower shafts as pre tilt and the higher ones post?
SC: Yes, that is correct.
Karismac: If this is the case couldn't the disaster that caused the tilt have happened while this pyramid was under construction?
SC: I certainly considered this possibility but discounted it for a number of reasons. The first reason relates to how the Great Pyramid may in fact
have been designed from its 4 shafts. Traditionally it has been assumed that the Great Pyramid was built and the 4 so-called ‘star shafts’ simply
incorporated into the superstructure as it was being built, supposedly for religious or cultic reasons.
The ‘Shafts First Hypothesis’ shows, however, how the Great Pyramid may in fact have been designed around its 4 shafts, that the 4 shafts of the
Great Pyramid were actually the KEY element and the most important feature of the pyramid design and that they were placed inside the Great Pyramid
for a highly significant reason – to impart a particular kind of knowledge. You can see how the Great Pyramid is designed from the inside-out using
the 4 shafts here. The Shafts First Solution
It stands to reason then that if the Great Pyramid was designed from the angle of inclination of its 4 shafts then ALL of the inclinations of these
shafts MUST have been known before
the design of the pyramid could be made.
Karismac: The pyramid may have been finished to the height of the first star viewing shafts and then after the tilt happened they could have
rebuilt the center of the pyramid opening up the new big gallery shaft and closing off the old air shafts in the queens chamber and building the kings
chamber. This would then have caused all the same calculations you propose but in real time from it happening and them re aligning the shafts post the
disaster rather than as some coded message.
SC: If you look carefully at the shafts you can actually see that there is a point where ALL FOUR shafts are being constructed simultaneously, layer
by painstaking layer. This again suggests that there was an intent from the outset to record all 4 shaft inclinations to indicate a 6.5º tilt of the
If there is indeed a message to all of this I rather suspect it is related to Orion’s Belt and, in particular, to the inclination of the belt star,
Al Nitak, the Great Pyramid’s stellar counterpart. If the Great Pyramid is symbolic of this star then what seems to be getting hinted at here is
that when Al Nitak reaches an altitude of around 38-39º on the southern meridian, a tilt in the Earth’s polar axis of around 6.5º may occur. Such
a tilt would have the effect of shifting astronomical time by around 1,600 years and this is what we see in the two southern shafts of the Great
Pyramid. The lower southern shaft from the Queen’s Chamber indicates Al Nitak at around 38-39º which would have occurred c.3,980 BCE. If a tilt
of the polar axis took place relatively quickly, the second southern shaft in the upper chamber shows us Al Nitak shifted to around 45º inclination
which would be around c.2,345 BCE (see image below).
In short the astronomical year of c.3,980 BCE and c.2,345 BCE may only have been separated by a very short period of time and not the 1,600 years that
is presently assumed. The effect of this would be to cause misalignments of monuments in Egypt and elsewhere around the world.
Significantly, this year of c.3,980 BCE was the previous midpoint of the Orion Belt precessional cycle and is also indicated by the alignment of the
Sphinx to this date on the Orion Precession Timeline (see image below).
Also significant here is that the date 2,345 BCE (pre-tilt c.3,980 BCE) is the time when just about every Early Bronze Age III culture, including the
Old Kingdom of Egypt suddenly collapsed, apparently as a result of sudden and dramatic climate change. This is a period known as the First
and was ancient Egypt’s first ‘dark age’. Relatively speaking we do not actually know very much about this period
compared with other periods of AE history.
What is surprising is that of all these ancient cultures, only ancient Egypt was able to continue as a civilisation, to pick itself up and, like a
phoenix, rebuild itself from the ashes of its destruction. Ancient Egypt was able to do this, imo, because it had foreknowledge of this catastrophic
cycle and had prepared themselves for it by BUILDING THE PYRAMIDS. These structures were not, as orthodox Egyptologists maintain, originally built as
rejuvenation or rebirth vaults for the king but rather, regeneration or recovery vaults for the kingdom (Arks); structures built so massive in order
to withstand an approaching cataclysm - and ALSO so that they would be noticed by its survivors. The survivors would easily find the pyramids, enter
them and find in them the means to regenerate their land – seeds, tools, pottery, linens, weaponry etc etc. And it’s a fact that ALL of these
items have been found inside the pyramids of Egypt. Egyptologists would call them ‘grave goods’ – yes, perhaps but they are also a ‘homage’
to the pyramids and how these magnificent structures secured an ‘Afterlife’ for the entire kingdom of Egypt (not just the king).
It is no surprise that the Bennu bird (phoenix) is symbolised in Egypt by a small pyramid (Benben) because this was the original function
the pyramid – to ensure the kingdom could rise, phoenix-like, from the ashes of destructuon. It is also no surprise that Osiris whose stellar
depiction is the constellation of Orion (Sah to the AEs) is the AE god of rebirth and regeneration. Through the Orion constellation the ancients have
provided the means to know of this deadly cycle and to plan for its arrival.
I further contend that this sudden climate change c.2,345 BCE (c.3,980 pre-tilt) occurred as a direct result of a sudden and dramatic shift of the
Earth’s polar axis of some 6.5º and that this sudden tilting is part of a regular cycle of the Earth; knowledge that has been lost, forgotten or
perhaps even suppressed. The ancients, however, seem to have known about it and recorded it in the Great Pyramid. Through the shafts of this
structure we can know when to expect these tilts of the Earth’s polar axis to occur – when Al Nitak reaches and altitude of 38-39º. The next
occurrence of this won’t be until around 8,500 CE – so you can sleep well in your bed for many years to come!
Karismac: I also wonder if the stars shining down these shafts is not the alarm you mention in your other hypothesis?
SC: As indicated in the article you referenced, stars cannot actually shine down the shafts as the shafts twist and turn and run horizontally for some
feet into the chambers. They are not, imo, targeting stars per se, but rather demonstrating to us the inclinations of a particular star, Al Nitak in
Orion’s belt. The northern shafts, incidentally, merely reflect the motion of the southern shafts. By “crossing over” the two northern shafts
we can then know the direction of the axis tilt.
Karismac: I might have missed something major here but I generally look at the simplest explanation being the correct one.
SC: I hope my explanations above have helped explain my own perspective a little better for you.
Very best wishes,
[edit on 26/7/2010 by Scott Creighton]