posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 11:45 AM
Back in the mid seventies I became rather interested in Pyramid Power after reading a book called “Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain” by
Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder. That particular time of my life (18 years old and onwards) was very much spent with my nose in books about UFOs,
the Yeti, Loch Ness Monster, The Bermuda Triangle, Aliens (as in ekstraterrestials) and religion. I read the Bible, Talmud, Mahabaratha (all of it)
and many other books about weird and wonderful things. If it was a mystery and put in a book I read it. Back then I called my self a true skeptic but
later I have realized that I was very much under the same thumb as many others. Rereading new editions of the old books showed me that many proven
hoaxes was still kept in the new edition even though the author in interviews had admitted that he/she might have been to cavalier with the truth. Or
that they might have been misled. But they still kept the misinfo in the book as if it was fact. I learned that many people don’t care for fact.
They like publicity and money better than facts and truth.
On with the story.
My paternal grandmother was half gypsy and dabbled in fortune telling, Tarot cards, tea leaves, hand reading and dowsing (the clever bit where you
tell innocent women what gender their next child will have). And she taught me many tricks of the trade. I use the word tricks because most of it was
nothing but clever tricks and reading of body language and subconscious “give aways”.
Most of it but not all.
Anyway, back to Pyramid Power.
Someone called Drbal had apparently found out that a pyramid shaped cardboard model could keep your razor blades sharp longer than if you kept them on
the shelf. He even commercialized the idea. Maybe even a patent (as far as I remember).
And another guy called Antoine Bovis has reportedly observed animal carcasses inside the Great Pyramid that didn’t seem to decompose.
Bovis later claimed that he in fact never had visited Egypt and it was a tall tale. But I didn’t know that then.
And then there came this book about building your own model pyramid. It even had the formula for finding the correct angles and apogee and what not.
Geometry never was my strong side but I managed to employ the formula in a sensible way and soon had three different sized pyramids standing in my
bedroom. And I set to work with razor blades, dead mice, apples, oranges and whatever else I could find. My notebook eventually became filled with
interesting facts. This is where I should write this 200+ page book, but I didn’t. I should have kept my notebook, but it was lost along the time
line of my life.
But I do remember my findings quite clearly.
There were clear instructions in the book about keeping the alignment true North/South. Just to be sure I did the same experiments with True North as
well as Magnetic North.
Does a pyramid preserve a dead animal?
NO it doesn’t. But what it does is that it keeps the flies out and the maggots and bacteria have a harder time getting rid of the corpse.
A control test in a cubic cardboard box confirmed this.
Does a pyramid preserve or even sharpen a razor blade?
NO it doesn’t. But what it does do is keep the razor blade from the humid air in the bathroom and thus delay the rusting of the blade, making it
seem as if the pyramid shape did the trick.
A cubic box did the same.
Please note that an 18 year old hardly has the correct tools for checking the sharpness of a razor blade. That particular test was very subjective I
Does a pyramid placed under your bed make for a more relaxed sleep? Even invigorating?
NO it doesn’t. To be honest I found that it made my sleep less deep and less relaxing. Maybe it was because I wanted to feel a difference and kept
waking up to analyze my feelings and emotions.
These experiments lasted more than three months and my mother was a bit miffed with the state of my room and not least the smell. I never noticed.