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Messages from Michael L. Morton

Pyramids at the solstice ..

[With reference to the below email]

My own work has shown that the Orion belt-star ALNITAK is almost "dead-on" the cusp of GEMINI/TAURUS .... at 29 deg TAU 56' 50" ... only about 3' 10" from the cusp. My work has also shown that Mary Anne Weaver's theory of ALNITAK serving as our ecliptic's prime meridian marker-star .. is correct.

I have worked-out the numbers, proving her theory as self-evident fact.

Please see ...

That article, on the "Sky-matrix", has been up on that website for over 10 months now. If you haven't read it ... you really *should* read it .. even if I do say so myself.

For example ... our current North Pole star, POLARIS .... Grid LAT ... 66 (deg) X 05 (min) X 41.89090909 (sec) North ... = 13824 North. [ North of our ecliptic ]. Grid LONG ... 03 (deg) X 53 (min) X 4.025157233 E.ALNITAK ... = 640 E.ALNITAK [ East of Alnitak as prime meridian-marker for our ecliptic ]. Grid POINT Value POLARIS ... 13824 / 640 = 21.6

Notice .... "21.6" is a decimal harmonic of Earth's POLAR circumference in nautical miles !!!

And Stonehenge's Grid LAT (Munck, 1992) is "21,600" North .... = 51 (deg) X 10 (min) X 42.35294118 (sec) North. { "60" original stones on The Sarsen Circle circumference ... times "360" degrees on "any" circumference ... 60 X 360 = 21,600 }.

What is Earth's POLAR Radius ? It's ... "3437.746771" nautical miles ... 21600 / (2Pi) = 3437.746771 ... nautical miles.

Now you know why the length ... the *precise* length ... of The King's Chamber, inside The Great Pyramid of Giza ... is ... "34.37746771" regular Feet. This reflects my proposed "Royal Cubit" length of exactly "20.62648063" ... *regular* inches (not "pyramid inches"). The length of The Royal Cubit is taken directly from the 'numerical value' of The Radian (deg) ... "57.29577951". (2Pi) X (57.29577951 X 57.29577951) = "20626.48063" Square Arc-degrees, the AREA (surface) on a Generic HEMISPHERE ... using the *numerical value* of The Radian (deg) as the GIVEN RADIUS !!! So ... the number of regular inches in The Royal Cubit is a DECIMAL HARMONIC (base 10) of the numerical value of the Area on a Hemisphere surface, using The Radian (deg) as the *numerical value* of the GIVEN RADIUS.

How many regular inches is "34.37746771" Feet ? 34.37746771 X 12 = 412.5296125 regular inches ... 20 Royal Cubits. The exact width of The King's Chamber is ... 10 Royal Cubits .. 206.2648063 regular inches.

What is the Polar circumference of Mars ? I think it is (or was) .. "13159.47253" *statute miles*. That figure is a decimal harmonic (base 10, of course) of precisely "one-third" of the SQUARE of (2Pi).

(2Pi) Squared = 39.4784176 ... and "1/3rd" of that is ... "13.15947253" ... and I think that's the exact azimuth, in arc-degrees, of a line from the apex of 'The D&M Pyramid' to the NOSE on 'The Face' at Cydonia ... which, in turn, is a 'decimal harmonic' of the Polar circumference of Mars in statute miles.

What is my calculation for the Grid POINT Value of the star REGULUS .. in what I call the "Sky-matrix" ? It's ... "19.7392088" .... precisely HALF the value of ... "(2Pi) Squared" !!! [ 19.7392088 X 2 = 39.4784176 ].

What happens if we divide the *Sine* of Hoagland's "Tetrahedral Latitude" .. into the Azimuth of the orientation-of the apex of 'The D&M Pyramid' to the NOSE on 'The Face' ? SIN 19.47122061 = 0.333333333, or "1/3rd". 13.15947253 / 0.333333333 = 39.4784176 .... (2Pi) Squared.

What is the original height, derived by Munck (1992), of The Great Pyramid of Giza, including the capstone ? It's .... "480.3471728" Feet. Notice how that figure is related to the Polar Radius of Earth in nautical miles : 52562.89164 / 480.3471728 = 3437.746771 / 10Pi.

What is "52562.89164" ? It is the Grid LONG (Munck, 1992) of Stonehenge. [ 32 (deg) X 57 (min) X 28.8173748 (sec) W.Giza ]. The W.Greenwich longitude is ... 01 deg 49 min 28.0173748 sec.

The Earth prime meridian (currently, at least) is "marked" by The Great Pyramid of Giza. The prime meridian passes through its center. [ Munck, 1992 ].

Then, we can derive the original base perimeter, in FEET, of The Great Pyramid, by simply multiplying "480.3471728" X (2Pi) ... = 3018.110298 Feet.

Would "3018.110298" show us anything interesting if we divided it by, say ... the length of The King's Chamber in Feet ? 3018.110298 / 34.37746771 = 87.79326981 ... ??? When in doubt, and working with this ancient matrix, the first thing to do is ... multiply or divide by ... Pi.

87.79326981 X Pi = 275.8106915 ... now, where have I seen that decimal harmonic ? Just divide by 10 ... "27.58106915" ... Grid POINT Value of ... 'The D&M Pyramid' of Cydonia (Munck, 1992).

And, now .. where is the current Mars prime meridian ? It is "marked" by 'The D&M Pyramid' ... it passes through its center.

Very recently, I figured-out where the "current, conventional" prime meridian is on Mars. It is at ... 09 deg 32 min 0.8 sec .. to the East of the 'matrix' prime meridian. Here's how I figured this out : I took the longitude-variance (Munck, 1992) from Giza to Greenwich ... which is ... 31 deg 08 min 0.8 sec.

I then tried to find an "obvious", or "obviously-self-referential" ... number ... by subtracting the approximate "09 deg 32' or "09 deg 33' ... from the Earth longitude-variance.

31 deg 08 min 0.8 sec
09 deg 32 min 0.8 sec
21 deg 36 min 00 sec

So ... if I use "09 deg 32 min 0.8 sec" ... as the Mars longitude-variance ... I get EXACTLY ... "21 deg 36 min" ... which is ... PRECISELY .. "21.6" deg. That figure is a numerical MATCH of the Grid POINT Value I found for POLARIS, in the "Sky-matrix" !!!

This implies ... among many things ... that there *has been* a carefully-executed plan involved in the positioning of the current "conventional" Mars prime meridian. Also, this implies prior knowledge, and use of, the Greenwich/Giza longitude- variance of 31 deg 08 min 0.8 sec. How far back does this prior knowledge .. by "someone" ... go ? And who in NASA, or who somehow "connected-with" NASA ... possibly covertly ? ... was involved with this carefully-executed plan ?

-- Michael Lawrence Morton

Subj: [M-TRAC - MSAA] FW: Pyramids at the solstice - by Adrian Gilbert Date: 04/27/2000 12:49:10 AM Pacific Daylight Time From: (Brian Zinkle) Sender: Reply-to: To: ('Adventures Unlimited'), ('Black Vault'), ('M-TRAC - MSAA List'), ('PARA-DISCUSS'), ('RealUFOs'), ('Riskers UFOList')

Pyramids at the solstice - by Adrian Gilbert

It is now over six years since the publication of "The Orion Mystery", co-authored by Robert Bauval and myself. During that time there has been an upsurge in interest in Ancient Egypt and many books have appeared concerning the pyramids. Whilst some of these have been quite orthodox in character others have been quite fantastic (in the true meaning of the word). Not surprisingly the general public has been left feeling confused about what to and what not to believe concerning these strange monuments.

The theory presented in "The Orion Mystery" was very simple in essence though with wide ramifications. It was that the Ancient Egyptians of the IVth Dynasty, far from building pyramids more or less at random, had in their minds a definite plan. This plan was that they would recreate on earth a terrestrial "map" of that part of the sky they regarded as most desirable: i.e. the Duat. The pyramid fields of the Mephite Necropolis, particularly Giza but also Dashur and other areas, were to become counterparts of the "Elysian Fields" in the sky in accordance with the Hermetic doctrine "As Above, So Below". This all important area of Egypt, at the head of the Delta and laved by the Nile, was to become a microcosm of the macrocosm: a "heaven on earth".

To achieve this noble objective the Ancient Egyptians, or so Bauval and I believe, consecrated the land. They did this by building large pyramids to represent certain stars of the Duat region of the sky, most notably those of Orion's Belt. These were represented on the ground by the Pyramids of Giza, the last remaining of the wonders of the ancient world. The Orion constellation, called "Sahu", was considered to be the star-form of Osiris, the god of the Dead. By performing rituals in and around the Pyramids of Giza the soul of the pharaoh could be helped on its journey to heaven where it could itself become a star and one with Orion/Osiris. This we believed to be the true meaning of Pyramid Text 882-3 which states:

"O king, you are this Great Star, the Companion of Orion, who traverses the sky with Orion, who navigates the Duat with Osiris; you ascend from the east of the sky, being renewed in your due season, and rejuvenated in your due time. The sky has born you with Orion..."

This in a nutshell was the position we presented in "The Orion Mystery", that the ancient Osiris religion of the Egyptians was intimately connected with the astronomy and in particular with the Orion constellation. In short that the stellar cult was of the greatest importance. However as Professor I.E.S. Edwards predicted to us even before the publication of our book, our championing of these stellar theories would not be to everyone's taste; this not least because it took little account of the obviously solar nature of so much Egyptian art.

Whilst to my mind there can be little question that the Egyptians intended the Pyramids of Giza to represent Orion's Belt, it has to be admitted that we could not claim to have a fully comprehensive thesis whilst the Sun remained out of the picture. For the past six years I have been battling with this question: Did the pyramids have a solar function as well as a stellar and if so how could this be identified? Curiously enough the answer to this question turned out to be very simple and connected with that most simple of devices: the sundial.

Now because of its location the region of Heliopolis, Cairo and the Pyramids bears a certain curious relationship with the sun that must have affected the Ancient Egyptian religion in powerful ways. For one thing it stands very close to latitude 30o north. As a result at the equinox the noonday sun attains a southerly elevation of 60o above the horizon. This means that the length of a shadow cast by an obelisk (or other pillar) at this time will bear a geometric relationship to the height of the obelisk of 1: root 3. As this relationship is the basis of all "ad-triangulum" systems of proportion, this is of more than passing interest.

There is however, something else which I discovered when investigating the hypothetical lengths of shadows that would have been cast by the Pillar of Atum Re that we are told once stood inside the Temple of the Phoenix. By using the SKYGLOBE program and back tracking this to c.3100 BC I was able to show that on the day the sun was conjunct with the star Regulus in Leo it would cast special shadows to the east and west as it crossed the east-west axis of the sky. The proportionate length of these shadows to the height of the pillar (surmounted by its "BenBen stone") would have been as 5.5 : 7. This meant that the angle of elevation of the sun at these times and on this day would have been approximately 51o 51-the angle of slope of the Great Pyramid. Using the length of shadow to define the size of the temple surrounding the pillar (so that the shadow would just touch the base of the wall opposite to the sun's position) I could imagine a square temple surrounding the central pillar with dimensions such that the lengths of its side bore a relationship to the height of the pillar as 11 : 7.

11 and 7 are the so-called "numbers of Thoth" from which can be derived an approximation of the "Pi" relationship (22/7). I now believe that it was to incorporate these numbers into his pyramid that Khufu asked his magician Djedi (in the Westcar Papyrus) to bring to him "the Ipwt of the Wnt of Thoth" so that he could have the same for his pyramid (see Appendix to the Orion Mystery). I also believe that the Khufu Pyramid was built using the same relationship of proportions as employed in the Temple of the Phoenix except that instead of having a pillar surrounded by a square temple, Khufu built a solid pyramid. This pyramid, however, exhibits the same proportions as the Temple, the length of its sides to its height being as 11: 7.

This, however, extraordinary as it may seem is not everything. As everyone knows the pyramids do not all have the same angles of slope. Nearly all of them are different and the Khafre Pyramid in particular, at 53o 10' has a sharper angle than the Great Pyramid. Feeling that this was also not coincidental I now began to investigate this. To my great surprise I discovered that the sun would attain this angle of elevation, exactly as it crossed the east-west axis, on the very day of the summer solstice. This again seemed to much to have been coincidental and implied to me that just as the Great Pyramid was somehow linked to the Regulus conjunction (and I believe therefore to the Birthday of Horus) so the Khafre Pyramid was linked to the summer solstice, the day on which the sun god Re reached his greatest power.

Because the Khafre Pyramid was built using this angle of slope it would have clearly have been central to whatever rituals were performed on the day of the summer solstice. For someone standing at the bottom of the pyramid at its western fact the sun would have been seen to sit dramatically on the very apex of the pyramid at the moment it crossed the east-west axis. At that moment too the western face, which at that time was covered with smooth, white ,limestone would have suddenly lit up and the pyramid would cast no shadow. This, I believe, may have symbolised the victory of light over dark, of Re over his adversary the Apep serpent. In this way the pyramids, which by night represented the stars of Orion's Belt and were therefore linked with the heavenly kingdom of Osiris, were by day shadow chronometers proclaiming the pre-eminence of Re, the sun god. They therefore were monuments built to honour both the stellar and solar cults and as such emphasised the unity of Egyptian religion.

All these matters and much more besides I have discussed in my latest book "Signs in the Sky". However there is even more to it than this. At the time the pyramids were built (c.2500 BC) the sun reached the solstice position whilst occupying the constellation of Leo. The sun would stand over the Khafre pyramid with the angle of 53o 10' in the morning in the east and again in the afternoon in the west. This is why, I believe, that the Ruti or "Double-Lion" firstborn of Atum are shown as twin lions of the horizon. They represented the two positions of Leo, to the east and to the west with the sun at the solstice.

Today all this has changed. Because of precession he sun is no longer in Leo at the solstice but on the cusp of Gemini and Taurus. In fact it now stands on a position in the zodiac exactly over the outstretched "hand" of Orion. Curiously enough this position (which I call the "shake-hands position") is where according to the ancients there exists one of the gates of heaven. There were in fact two of these imaginary gateways at the points where the ecliptic, or pathway of the sun, crosses over the Milky Way. One of these gates was in Gemini over the hand of Orion and the other in Sagittarius over the sting of Scorpio.

This gateway seems to be what is symbolised by the Sahu (Orion) figure as inscribed on the Benben stone of Amenemhet III at the Cairo Museum. He is depicted as a small walking figure holding a sceptre in one hand and cupping a star in the other. This star or "S'ba" to give it its Egyptian name has a dual meaning as a hieroglyphic. On the one hand it means "star" but on the other it means "gateway". Thus Orion is correctly shown holding in his hand what we might call a "stargate".

Now the positioning of the sun at the solstice at a stargate is a very extraordinary phenomenon and unique to our present age. It has not happened since around 10,880 BC at around the time when many believe the destruction of Atlantis occurred. The fact that this is now occurring and is somehow linked with the Khafre pyramid seems to me to be an important portent and to symbolise the "opening of a gate in heaven". This I don't take in some sci-fi way as symbolising the arrival of aliens or some such but it is, I believe, symbolic of the birth of a new age of mankind. I take it so symbolise the beginning of a new era and a new cycle of possibilities.

To celebrate the opening of the stargate I have arranged a summer tour that will be in Egypt for the time of the solstice and hopefully witness the sun sitting on top of the Khafre Pyramid. We will also visit other sites in and around the Cairo area as well as the ancient Temple of the Phoenix. We are then going to go to Israel and spend time there visiting other sites that I believe are connected with the same Hermetic Tradition as Egypt culminating with the Mount of Olives.