Sacred Geometry and the Offset Entrance to the Great Pyramid

The Great Pyramid has been studied, marveled at, researched, and ransacked by thousands of different people with almost as many perspectives of Sacred Geometry. It is of interest to New Age and progressives, alternatives and mystics, Christians and Zoroastrians, Muslims and atheists, Egyptologists (though perhaps them least of all [1]), and Pyramidologists. The Great Pyramid reveals it is claimed, the irrational constants phi, pi, and Euler, to name a few, and it encodes the speed of light [2] (See our YouTube video explaining this.) Famous geniuses who had a special connection to the magical measurements of the Great Pyramid include Leonardo DaVinci and Shakespeare. These connections are so incredible that I am not going to write about them right now, but simply give you a YouTube link to follow if you’re brave, because what is here is so amazing that it borders on miraculous:

Almost all of the measures and numerical constants claimed to be encoded in the Great Pyramid, are derived from the theoretical lengths taken from its idealized architecture, as shown, for instance, in this simple representation of the Pyramid’s form:

Idealized measures of the Great Pyramid exterior

Sacred Geometry works in design; the work of human construction often dethrones the Sacred!

This elevation drawing of the Great Pyramid lists its height as 280 (royal) cubits. This is not an actual measurement, since there is no topstone on the Great Pyramid, and it is unsure if there ever was one. So you can’t measure to its pointed top. But if you take its slope angle of 51.8 degrees and extend that to the theorized top point, mathematical calculations put the height at nearly 280 cubits. If you divide its slant height (“hypotenuse”) of 356 by its base of 220, you get very nearly the value of the phi, the Golden number, 1.618. The Great Pyramid, in the dimensions shown here, follows closely the dimensions of a perfect “Phi” pyramid:

A “Phi Pyramid” would have the height (3) of “Phi”, the base (1) of “1” and a slant height (2) of the square root of Phi. These proportions come close to the Pyramid’s actual measures.

So the Great Pyramid is probably showing evidence of its having been built by human beings using tools and instruments that have limitations and margins of error when its actual dimensions do not perfectly match the theoretical. For instance, the slant angle of the Descending Passage, the Ascending Passage, and the Grand Gallery are often given as 26 degrees, 18 minutes. But when the AIP team measured those inclines in different places in February of 2020, they varied by as much as a degree in some places. So there are the ideal, blueprint-based measures of the Great Pyramid, and then the actual. But there is a case of the Great Pyramid’s plan – it’s idealized measures – which seems like it is a “planned imperfection!” Look at the placement of the original (and apparently only planned) entrance to the Great Pyramid:

The original entrance to the Great Pyramid. View from the north.

Why was the entrance placed off the north-south central axis? If you asked most school children to place a door on a blank pyramid, most would probably place it in the center. Why the offset, which places the door about 24 feet to the east of the Pyramid’s center? And it is not only the door pictured here which is offset but all the passages and chambers it leads to, as can be seen from this top down plan view of the Great Pyramid by Dr. Mark Lehner [3], all the known passage systems in the Great Pyramid are in the offset line of the exterior door:

A New Era of Pyramid Collaboration?

Manu Seyfzadeh and Jean Paul Bauval recently posted a YouTube video in which they invite collaboration in deciphering the Great Pyramid’s architecture and meaning.[associated paper at 4.] This begins a new paradigm in the study of the mighty Silent Sage, because most researchers go it alone, build their own theories, then write their books, without a sense of collaborating with a wide group of other researchers. Seyfzadeh and Bauval share the dimensions of various parts of the Pyramid’s interior, many of them numbers from the Fibonacci series associated with the Golden number Phi. The construction method implied by their model is that of a step pyramid, onto which the polished Tura limestone casing stones which once adorned the Pyramid were added later to create the pyramid form. Here is a screenshot from their video:

From Seyfzadeh/Bauval video, “Thoth’s Great Pyramid Fibonacci Design.”

In their white paper accompanying the video [5] they point out the areas where their model makes testable predictions, where it explains some things that were previously hard to explain, and also things which their model does not prove or disprove. One of these items is the first one they list, “The east shift of the main entry, corridors and chamber doors from the meridian axes of the Great Pyramid.” The Seyfzadeh/Bauval “Thoth” model of Fibonacci numbers cannot affirm nor deny any explanation for the offset of the Great Pyramid passages.

An offset pointed to by Sacred Geometry!

What can explain this offset? I got this idea at one point, and I honestly can’t remember how, that the construction of a pentagon and hexagon merged could speak to the offset distance between the Pyramid’s center axis, and its passage systems set parallel to the central axis but 24 feet east. It might have come from a pentagon-hexagon merger that Robert Grant shared on his Instagram page (@robertedwardgrant):

Hexagon/Pentagon merger drawn by Robert Grant and displayed on his Instagram account @robertedwardgrant on January 3, 2020

You can see that the leftmost vertice of the pentagon does NOT touch the bounding circle, as the other 4 points do. I got to thinking that maybe this construction, which has ancient esoteric significance, could NOT be closed and the gap that would thus be created between the pentagon and hexagon might relate to the Pyramid’s offset. So I began trying various drawings with these two polygons, a few of which I share here:

Working with AIP Associate Will Weyer (Instagram: @willweyer), trying to see how the pentagon/hexagon merger may interface with the offset entrance of the Great Pyramid.
As stated in the text, I first thought there was a gap created between the polygons in trying to surround a pentagon/hexagon merger with a bounding circle, and I tried to see its relation to the offset entrance of the Great Pyramid.

Though I still sensed – I hoped an explorer’s instinct was at work – there was something connected between this ancient sacred construction and the ancient sacred Great Pyramid opening, I let my work sit on this, seeking help, because I lack training in formal drawing and sacred geometry.

Then recently I contacted Robert Grant about his January 3 drawing of the pentagon/heptagon merger, to see if he could explain the gap that appeared in his drawing. Robert and I share several interests, especially the Great Pyramid and Egypt generally. We have both discovered Alpha and Omega etchings inside the Great Pyramid, he on the sarcophagus in the Kings Chamber, and me near the scored lines of the Pyramid’s descending passageway into which one travels upon entering the original entrance to the Pyramid. We have also found other markings of significance inside and around the Great Pyramid. We were both inside the Great Pyramid on October 6 with special permission, he in 2017, me in 2018. During the Covid-19 crisis, Robert used the home quarantine time to offer sacred geometry drawing classes on Facebook and Instagram live and now all the classes are available on this YouTube playlist.

He probably had more sacred geometry students taking these classes than all the students enrolled in similar college courses around the country. Robert has a resume that is hard to believe is the summary of one man, so I will only mention one line-item: he is a polymath who has discovered a new set of numbers known as “quasi-primes” that, because of their ability to pinpoint distant prime members, have put at risk almost every form of password and code protection in the world. Yes, the Department of Defense and CIA know about him and his company, as does a recent cover of Forbes. I’ll stop there for now.

Robert got back to me quickly and said he would work on the construction later that day. He was sure it was just a construction error. He called me later that day and told me he had spent over an hour on it, and still could not get the pentagon to close in the bounding circle. He told me he had even gone to his electronic drawing tools (he normally does all constructions with only compass and straightedge), still without success. He said he was budgeting time in the evening to continue to wrestle with it. His inability to close the construction made me think my hunch about there needing to be a gap in between the two polygons might be correct, and that gap might be related to the Great Pyramid offset.

Paydirt!

It turns out my hunch was wrong… but still right in the end! How? Wrong because Robert was able to close the construction, so that the 5-sided pentagon and the 6 sided hexagon, shared their common side, and the circle that surrounded them both touched all the required vertices. It is interesting that the day we were laboring to solve the 5-6 merger construction was 5-6: May 6! Such “coincidences” seem to go with the territory of Sacred Geometry! Here is what Robert sent me, leaving visible in the background the flower of life construction he used to complete it:

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Robert Grant’s solution to the challenge of the pentagon/hexagon merger.

So I was wrong about the need for a gap. The geometry of this construction is fixed: the two polygons have to have the same length sides, because, by definition, they have a common side in that they are merged. and they have to have the necessary angles for that is what defines them: the 5 angles of the pentagon must be 108 degrees each for a total of 540, and the 6 angles of the hexagon must be 120 degrees each for a total of 720 and there is – and this was the difficult part – a bounding circle which joins them, and each polygon is also bounded by its own circle.

So I took Robert’s solution and laid it horizontally over the Great Pyramid’s north side, with the pentagon on the left, the east side, and the bounding circle tangent to the two corner vertices of the Pyramid. I placed the central axis of the joined polygons directly over the base line of the Pyramid. When I did, I had an immediate sense of “Eureka!” because the common side of the polygons – the unique feature of the pentagon/hexagon merger – matched perfectly with the offset line of the Great Pyramid! Because it is hard to find perfectly scaled drawings of the Great Pyramid, I made my own simple drawing built on the base of 22, height of 14 ratio, and I diligently made sure the eastern offset where the original entrance was was spot on. Here is the drawing I used:

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My base 22, height 14 Great Pyramid, with the entrance offset drawn to scale.

Here then is how the overlay of Great Pyramid and pentagon/hexagon came out:

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The Great Pyramid offset perfectly aligns with the common side of the pentagon/hexagon merger, with the axis of the polygons laid over the base of the Pyramid, and the circle being tangent to the two base vertices of the Pyramid.

To check this alignment, I took a drawing of the Pyramid’s north side entrance offset by well known engineer and Great Pyramid enthusiast David Davidson [6] and did the same overlay:

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Drawing of the Pyramid’s north entrance eastern offset by engineer David Davidson

As you can see this overlay also shows the near-perfect alignment of Pyramid offset and the common side of the pentagon/hexagon merger.

OK, now what?

This merger of the 5 and the 6, the pentagon and hexagon, has an ancient esoteric significance, representing the merger of the microcosm and the macrocosm.

The pentagon/hexagon merger symbolizes the merger of the microcosm and the macrocosm.

The Great Pyramid: Macrocosm, Microcosm, and the Meaning of Life

In a sense, this symbol could be translated, “What is the meaning of life?” It is not unlike DaVinci’s Vitruvian man which puts man in relation to a circle and square which have been shown to be proportional to the earth and the moon. How does man fit in with his universe? What is his place in this environment? Similarly, the pentagon is the microcosm, representing mankind and the hexagon is the macrocosm, representing the larger universe. Man is joined to this great greater space, but what is his place? What is his responsibility? The 6-sided hexagon can represent the perfect harmony of the universe from the Creator, while the 5-sided pentagon represents fallen mankind, in need of grace to fulfill his calling.

When you enter the original door of the Great Pyramid, at its 19th course, and pass underneath the lovely and strong chevrons which are overhead, you immediately enter a descending passage, that is narrow and short, requires the humility of a bent posture, and is dark and somewhat claustrophobic.

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The author, taking a photo, with permission of the Egyptian government, of the original entrance of the Great Pyramid.

This fits the idea of recognizing one’s own weakness, and the weakness of the human race.

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The author, crouching in the Great Pyramid’s descending passage, forty feet from the original entrance.

There is eventually a way to attain to the majesty of the Grand Gallery and the solemnity of the Kings Chamber where the empty sarcophagus is, but not without first descending in humility, then, assuming the first ascending passage can be reached, ascending in equal humility for now there is a 26 degree upward slope to contend with while still mediating a narrow and low passage. It is necessary to surrender pride to enter a monument that promises to have the secrets of resurrection, symbolized by the merger to perfection of the macrocosm.

This way into the Great Pyramid, apparently the only way designed by its Architect, is in contrast to the current entrance whereby all visitors now enter the Pyramid, the breach blasted by the will of a medieval caliph.

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The two doors into the Great Pyramid. One in the original design, one the result of intrusion.

This intruder entrance is high and horizontal, so requires no humility of posture, no effort of climb, and, symbolically, no union with a polygon of greater dimension. An illegitimate entrance symbolically saying, “I’m good. Can make it on my own. Don’t need anything greater.”

Many claims are made about the profundity of the Great Pyramid and the revelations and prophecies it contains. Is it possible it gives lessons on how to live?


Footnotes

  1. John Romer, in his The Great Pyramid: Ancient Egypt Revisited, writes, “Modern Egyptologists have largely given up on the pyramids.”, p. 3.
  2. For instance, Julian Gray, in chapters 4 and 5 of his book, The Authorship and Message of the Great Pyramid, shows how the equation of light – the time occupied by light in traversing one astronomical unit – is encoded in the Great Pyramid, as is the velocity of light in space!
  3. Mark Lehner, The Pyramid Tomb of Hetepheres and the Satellite Pyramid of Khufu.
  4. Manu Seyfzadeh communication, Thoth’s Blueprint Schemes
  5. Ibid.
  6. David Davidson, The Great Pyramid: Its Divine Message, Kessinger Publishing, Montana, USA., p.127.

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