Bauval and his books

Robert Bauval has published a lot of books.

Bauval books

Bauval has done a great service to scholarship by publishing with great energy his studies focusing especially on the pyramids of the Giza plateau, and the stars in the belt of the Constellation Orion.

As above, so below…

Bauval’s ideas are well known and widely available on the web. It is probably better to read these summaries than plow through his books because he is often verbose and gossipy. He loves to publish all the dirt and misdeeds of Zahi Hawass, so much that we could wonder if he is jealous of Zahi. Though Zahi is widely recognized as being more of a promoter and cheerleader for Egypt’s treasures than a rigorous, fair and dispassionate scholar, Bauval still seems to envy his wide popularity in some quarters. Hawass is certainly famous around the world. Here is a YouTube video from AIP where we put his Orion Correlation Theory (OCT) in perspective.

John Anthony West, Robert Bauval, Zahi Hawass, Graham Hancock

Bauval and his satellite intellectual partner Graham Hancock constantly lament that the Egyptological establishment (Dr. Hawass, Dr. Mark Lehner, and the other gods of Egyptology) does not accept their scholarship. Bauval/Hancock say the Sphinx is older than the 4th Dynasty, the Bad Boys say no. Bauval/Hancock say it’s weathering puts it thousands of years before the 4th Dynasty, the Egyptology gods say no. The Egyptologists say there is no credible connection with the stars and the Giza Monuments, the alternate stars Bauval and Hancock insist on it.

The rebels Bauval and Hancock believe the Giza Giants were built by a previous high tech civilization like Atlantis but Hawass/Lehner, the voices of authority, insist on the 4th Dynasty. Etc. etc.

So here is my message for the Masters of the Alternative, Bauval and Hancock. Look, you guys have sold a ton of books, you are famous, a ton of people believe your ideas. What is this desire to be accepted by the establishment academy? You are like school boys in the playground complaining to the teacher, “They won’t join in our game.” Get over it! Why would you want their acceptance? They represent all that you stand against: love of power over scholarship; blindness to new evidence from geology, physics, engineering; colonial attitude toward ancient Egyptians.

Face it, you have already won. The judge? The millions who follow your stuff and accept it. Keep doing what you are doing and forget about the Powers of the Egyptological Establishment. False paradigms will eventually fall in embarrassment. Continue in the confidence of your craft, your scholarship, what you know for sure and leave the fear and envy of the Establishment to the lightweights.

Bauval and his books

Is the “Lost Knowledge” of Ancient Egypt lost?

Chris Dunn is an engineer who has written several books which have made him one of the centerfold researchers among alternative theorists of Egypt’s past history. 

Dunn’s first book was The Giza Power Plant: Technologies of Ancient Egypt. His work suggests a highly advanced civilization existed in prehistory, and the Giza Pyramid is a remnant of their technology. The technology that fueled this ancient power source was harmonic resonance.   Dunn uses brilliant reverse engineering to suggest that the Great Pyramid of Giza was actually a large acoustical device! By its size and dimensions, this crystal edifice created a harmonic resonance with the Earth and converted Earth’s vibrational energies to microwave radiation.

Dunn shows how the pyramid’s numerous chambers and passageways were positioned with deliberate precision to maximize its acoustical qualities. Dunn’s hypothesis sounds like the work of Nikola Tesla. 

Dunn’s conception of the Great Pyramid’s parts in its role as power plant.

Dunn’s second book, Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt: Advanced Engineering in the Temples of the Pharaohs, looks at the sophistication of Egyptian art and structures with the eye, skill and training of a career engineer. He concludes that technology beyond what Egyptologists tell us the ancient Egyptians had was necessary to manufacture the artifacts we find. The complicated processes and equipment that would have been necessary to create, for instance, the perfection found in the faces and crowns of Rameses statues in upper and lower Egypt is not anywhere the part of the archaeological record. So of course the Egyptologists conclude it was not there. But Dunn insists it must have been.

Is the “Lost Knowledge” of Ancient Egypt lost?

Imhotep and the problem of time

Every post on this blog has had its timestamp doctored.  Anyone who has worked with the web’s most commonly used creator, WordPress, knows that getting your blog posts to show in reverse chronological order is like solving the riddle of the Sphinx or the conundrum of how to square the circle.  I won’t say it can’t be done, but… well, it’s hard.  So I solved that problem by entering, for every post on this site, a date more distant in the past than the previous.  So none of the dates listed for the written snippets on this site are accurate.  Someone could probably find out the actual date every post here was laid down, but it would be difficult.

That’s a microcosm of the difficulty in settling with assurance on dates from the distant past.  It’s hard, and can’t be done with great surety.  Where certainty exists is, in many cases, not really certainty, but the brute force of scholars all reinforcing one another on a date they are all committed to, have put in their lecture notes, and have fastened into their system.  It is accepted because, well, um, because everybody accepts it.

 

Imhotep and the problem of time

The Sage Presents the Path of Life

A Middle-Eastern guru commandingly told people to “Follow me!”  What is the right path to life, and who has it?  The unified mantra today is, “there is no right path, every person sets their own truth.” There you go.  No need to consult Mohammad, or Socrates or Lincoln or Mother Teresa. Your god is within. Aristotle begins the Nicomachean Ethics by basically saying that everyone is doing what is right. All actions tend toward the good.  Since we are all defining our own truth, then all is well, and we need search no further.  Utopia has arrived.

Except.  Except that we all know that it hasn’t.  School shootings.  Cancer.  Deadly gas in Syria.  Not everything that everyone sets out to do is right.  So you are wrong on that point, Aristotle. Not all actions tend toward the good. Some actions are stupid, some wrong, some downright evil, some cruel and despicable.  So back to our initial inquiry.  What is the right path to life, and who has it?

The Sage Presents the Path of Life