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Fulcanelli’s Final Revelation: Raising the Djed at the End of Time
Sunday, September 1st, 2002

By Vincent Bridges and Jay Weidner

Part One Since A Monument to the End of Time first came out in the summer of 1999, we have been asked repeatedly if the world was going to end on the autumn equinox of 2002, the date described on the Cross at Hendaye. The answer is both yes and no, but probably not so as you’d notice as you lived through it. This paradoxical answer typifies the question as a whole. As we look around us today, it is hard not to see that we are in a “fin de siecle” to end all such cycles. If we are not experiencing the beginning of the end of the world, then this is at least a good approximation. However life goes on and we can adjust to change. Up to a point, that is‚Ķ On a dark and stormy night in 1997, when we first decoded the date from the monument at Hendaye, we were stunned by the bold simplicity of the design. Anyone with an understanding of the Kabbalah and/or a deck of Tarot cards could read the symbolism, and provided of course that they understood the secret of how these symbols related to time and the movements of the heavens, the date could be directly determined. The secret was hidden in plain sight, and, when we figured it out, the date was less than five years away.

This monument to the end of time sits in a very small courtyard just to the south of the church. There is a small garden with a park bench nearby. Standing about 12 feet tall, The Cyclic Cross at

Hendaye looms over the courtyard, an ambiguous apparition in the clear Basque sunlight. The monument is brown and discolored from its 300 plus years. The facade is starting to crumble and it’s obvious that the air pollution ‚Äî the Cross sits a few yards from a busy street on the main square ‚Äî is speeding its dissolution. The Cross will be completely eroded in a few more years. The images and the Latin inscription on the Cross have no more than a generation left before pollution wipes the images clean and the message disappears forever. The base of local sandstone sits on a broad but irregular three-step platform, and is roughly cubic. Close examination reveals that it is a little taller than it is wide. On each face are curious symbols, a sun face glaring like some ancient American sun god, a strange shield-like arrangement of A’s in the arms of a cross, an eight-sided starburst, and most curious of all, an old-fashioned man-in-the-moon face that also resembles a boat. Rising from this is a fluted column, with a suggestion of Greek classicism, on top of which stands a very rudely done Greek cross with Latin inscriptions. Above the sun face on the western side can be seen a double X figure on the top portion of the cross. Below that, on the transverse arm, is the common inscription “Hail, O Cross, The Only Hope,” broken in an odd way apparently to fit in the space. On the reverse side of the upper cross, above the starburst, is the Christian symbol INRI.

What we found encoded on this enigmatic monument at Hendaye cannot easily be visualized without the use of a sophisticated astronomy program. Even with that, the key, as Fulcanelli slyly warns us, is where to stand. Taking our initial cue from Champagne’s Frontispiece to Le Mystere des cathedrales, we chose to stand at Giza, metaphorically in front of the Sphinx. All we had that first night back in ‘97 was a simple ephemeris calculated for midnight Greenwich universal time. From that, we could determine that Fulcanelli’s interpretation of the monument’s symbolism pointed to a twenty year or so span from the summer solstice of 1992, in which the sun and Venus were conjunct at the galactic antipodes, the cusp of Taurus/Gemini, to the winter solstice of 2012, when the sun is conjunct the center of the galaxy, the cusp of Scorpio/Sagittarius. This “season” was clearly marked by its mid point, the fall equinox of 2002. (See star charts A, B, and C.) Fulcanelli insisted that the cross, the Greek khi (x), has here the shape of an S, the snake, “and takes over its esoteric meaning.” This Fulcanelli explains as “the heliocoidal track of sun having arrived at the zenith of its curve across space, at the time of the cyclic catastrophe.” Heliocodial simply means “the sun’s curving track,” and can refer to both the ecliptic path of the solar year, and the Great Year of Precession’s backward motion along the same track. From the monument itself we could determine that the “season” of the catastrophe was the 20+ year span from summer solstice 1992 to winter solstice 2012. If this arc of the sun’s curving path was, as Fulcanelli said, the season of catastrophe, then the zenith of the heliocodial track, the time of the “catastrophe” itself, or the most critical moment, could only be the fall equinox of 2002, the mid-point/zenith of the solsticeto-solstice arc.

adds up to 270. YHVH. Igne Nitrium Raris Invenitum. This seemed. earth/fire. These match the locations of Jupiter and Mars. The Kabbalist would also see that Yod/Nun/Resh/Yod. the first letters of the names of the elements spell out INRI ‚Äì Yam/water/I. marking the change of one element into another. as Fulcanelli himself directs us to the mystery of INRI. the number 270. And indeed. 12 x 2160 = 25. with the galactic center and antipode. We expected that. If we assign each planet the Hebrew letter for the element of the sign in which it falls. But as we discovered in the course of researching A Monument to the End of Time. as all the equinoxes in the target period were roughly at 90-degree angles to the galactic center/antipode axis. The equinox sunrise formed a Great Cross. R/Venus/air/Libra and I/Mercury/earth/Virgo. . Y/10. But we could determine from the basic facts that the equinox symbolism of this period resembled the pattern of nature’s transformation. V/6. What we could not see at first was how many other precessional markers came into resonant alignment at that equinox. or quite simply INRI. alchemists have used these letters with various esoteric meanings. Traditionally. H/5. and fire/water. below the horizon in Libra and Virgo. and Yebeshas/earth/I. one of twelve zodiacal ages in the Great Year of Precession. we have I/Jupiter/water/Cancer. water/air.The sun at the zenith of it heliocodial track at dawn 9/23/02 in Cairo. begins to make a kind of cosmo-mythic sense. Nour/fire/N. Ruach/air/R. or 10/50/200/10. we find four six-pointed stars. N/Mars/fire/Leo. This is a key number in the precessional sequence (270 x 8 = 2160. above the horizon in Cancer and Leo. equals 26. Egyptian and Christian interpretations. Isis the Ineffable Queen of Nature. a 90-degree alignment. On the sun face panel of the Hendaye Cross. Now this is so curious as to be shocking. and its use as a mystical symbol for the Son of the Hebrew God. air/earth. What it suggests to someone of an esoteric perspective is that Jesus was crucified on the Cross of the four elements. In Hebrew. Fulcanelli seems to be telling us that when the INRI that hung above the crucified Jesus appears in the sky. when the Cube of Space returns for the Day of Judgment.5 years between solstices as the season of catastrophe Fulcanelli described. the INRI in the sky is somehow connected to the creation and alignment of the New Jerusalem Cube of Space. The Shining is rarely found in fire. or Jesus of Nazareth. 26. just as Fulcanelli suggested. and Venus and Mercury. the INRI appears in the sky on the equinox dawn. In Monument. and Isis Naturea Regina Ineffabilis. or By Fire is the whole of nature renewed. with the fall equinox of 2002 as the zenith or mid-point of that arc. H/5. When we turned to the fall equinox of 2002. At first it seemed strange that Fulcanelli should apply this very Christian symbol of the crucifixion to the four world ages and specifically to the Day of Judgment. The letters and their gematria.000 years of the Great Year of IHVH. and its appearance on the crucifixion cross is usually understood as an indication of his divine status as Son of God and the Hebrew Messiah. The Son of God would therefore mean the specific INRI of 270 years out of the 26. Christianity is a religion based on the Gnostic idea of a final judgment and the restoration of the harmony between heaven and earth. exoteric Christian meaning is Iesus Nazerenus Rex Iudeorum.920 years). Therefore. Since the Great Cross fell on the cusps. King of the Jews. The orthodox. Since other clues on the monument pointed to the 20.000. the closest whole number factor to the years in the Great Year. The gematria of YHVH. link all of the above alchemical. The symbol of this harmony is the descent of the New Jerusalem cube at the end of time. it was not hard to see in this a symbol of the alchemical process. two above the horizon and two below. then we could expect to find the INRI of the Day of Judgment/Cube of Space alignment in the sky. Igne Natura Renovatur Integra. we cite three of the most significant. we found that it fit the directional symbolism of the monument perfectly. then Judgment Day is at hand.

The last time it appeared just that way was on the spring equinox at the opposite end of the precessional arc 13.” The essential cross suggests a marker of the galactic alignment and the measure of the 12th part points to the completion of a precessional cycle. The Great Cross of the galactic alignment at that moment made it obvious how to align the Cube of Space and project the Tree of Life on the celestial sphere. Even better. that the alarm on this cosmic clock was set to ring at dawn on the fall equinox of 2002. so that we would examine the deeper meanings of the simple phrase O Crux Ave(s pes) unica. By focusing on Orion and the star birth aspects of the ancient Egyptian light body practices. We correctly surmised that the secret was astronomical. we missed the clues we had already collected in terms of timing. the only Snake (seps). If we read the broken word in reverse. pes unica.” an odd but meaningful phrase in terms of the Great Cross and the precessional year.000 years ago.” We did not understand. The fall equinox dawn at Cairo. This clue. Fixing the first line by putting the unnecessary letters together. when the above was written. the phrase becomes “Hail O Cross. rises in the east just before sunrise. And when we did this. as clear as a sign post in the sky saying X marks the spot. As our research on Monument continued. John’s Revelation. made us certain that the moment indicated was the fall equinox of 2002. With this important piece in place we could see and intuit the outline of the completed pattern. but failed to heed our own strictures and look at Giza and its monuments in terms of the equinox 2002 Great Galactic Cross alignment. We noted the alignments to Orion and the summer solstice sunrise. the place to stand.” If we try to fix the second line. our only Hope. Fulcanelli. we found that it matched rather nicely the description of the New Jerusalem Cube in St. in order to see and understand the erection of the precessionally correct Cube of Space.” As we described in Monument. specifically the Giza Plateau and the Sphinx.when we discovered it.” or “the essential cross salutes the measure of the 12th part. We commented that the enclosures of Tehuti were the pyramid complex on Giza and the shrines of its secret chambers were the stellar alignments. this odd break results in a complex of possible meanings for the Latin inscription. We could see how this pointed to the fall . The INRI in the sky is clearly displayed along the ecliptic arc between galactic edge and center. but we failed to connect this directly with the Great Cross and the galactic alignment. the constellation Leo. in his Hendaye chapter. was the center point. the inscription is telling us that the monument is a way to measure when the snakes and the crosses coincide. which could be expressed in a text with illustrations and perhaps a model armillary sphere. and the other indications from the monument. but we failed to note that these alignments were in fact the coordinates of the Cube of Space. we came back to Giza to look at the ancient Egyptian science of becoming a light body or sentient star in the bardo or transition fields between Giza and the star birth area at the heart of Orion. We noted that: “Giza’s monuments function as a cosmic clock. The answer was right in front of us the whole time. we now have “Os crux ave pes uncia. hail. “O Cross. the Sphinx in the sky. ticking off the ages through cyclical stellar alignments while establishing galactic scale resonance with the regions of star birth far off in Orion. draws our attention to the inscription on the monument and its odd Latin mistake in breaking a letter off one word and sticking it on the end of the word before it. This moment of union will fall on the completion of the precessional cycle. we come up with pes uncia “the measure of the 12th part. Without any more complicated coding or anagramming. He tells us that this was done on purpose. So the signs were clear that the key to the moment of alignment was contained at Giza.

Its horizontal axis is tilted. from the Egyptians.equinox of 2002. we felt that we had come full circle. If we continue the vertical line from the south celestial pole through the Cross and on to Centarus and Corvus and then to the cusp of Leo/Virgo. The nature of this star has occasioned much speculation. Cusco Peru) toward Peru and found Atlantis and the significance of the Southern Cross.” or the one precessional epoch of 2. Part Two Fulcanelli had one last trump card hidden away in the Hendaye chapter of Le Mystere. The age can be read by its vertical orientation. .160 years out the twelve epochs of the complete precessional year. but we failed to notice an important clue in this same discussion. where Fulcanelli tells us that the inscription also points to the place of refuge. or cosmic redeemer. With this. and an important astronomical clue. The Southern Cross connects the south celestial pole and the start point of the Great Year of Precession in Leo/Virgo. that was so prevalent in the cultures of the region in the early 1st century CE. Fulcanelli did everything he possibly could to draw our attention to it. Yet. As this axis moves backward through time. Johnson’s The Fulcanelli Phenomenon.920 years. possibly from the Iranian highlands north of Tabriz. was used as an ancient sighting marker for the Southern Cross. that the magi were following the setting of the Southern Cross. our version. but the obvious conclusion. Following an even more subtle thread of clues led us to the Red Serpent document and Rennes-le-Chateau in southern France. That the essential Cross in the sky. we see that the Southern Cross is a perfect precessional marker in the sky. That we didn’t find it until the 11th hour is due to our ineptitude. including a possible location for Atlantis.760 years. where we found a real western example of light body attainment who just might have been the author of Revelation and its description of the New Jerusalem/Cube of Space alignment. Fulcanelli himself does not suggest an anagram style of approach. Thus the Southern Cross is the “essential cross (which) salutes the measure of the 12th part. The constellation Crux stands on the galactic meridian and its vertical axis points to the south celestial pole. Tiahuanaco. The Greeks. at this precessional epoch. The Peru Interpretation. The Southern Cross alignment with the south celestial Pole (SCP) Since the Southern Cross is now a southern hemisphere constellation. Like so many things in this tangled mystery story. it was obvious that the Cross was leaving the northern hemisphere for another 23. and the idea of precession itself. the Southern Cross forms the galactic seasons by aligning the celestial and ecliptic poles with the solstice and equinoxes and the galactic meridian. seems never before to have been suggested. we still had not completely solved the mystery of Fulcanelli’s place of refuge. R. significantly. The story of the magi told in Matthew’s Gospel supports this theory. 25. who were too far north to appreciate it clearly. we do not realize that it was visible on the southern horizon above the 30 degrees north latitude line for most of the precessional epoch of Aries. followed a “star” to the south/southwest to the town of Bethlehem southwest of Jerusalem. the answer was in plain sight all along. The oddly misspelled Latin inscription is the key. We unravelled and followed the anagram clue (Inca Caves. considered it as part of the constellation Centarus and only learned of its importance. As the epoch of Aries drew to a close. “Paul Mevryl” introduced this into the discussion in his afterward to K. did yield some interesting results. should be disappearing at this particular moment might just be the inspiration for the idea of the messiah. While Mevryl’s work with anagrams of the inscription seemed designed to discredit the whole idea. The Urcos Cross (the final anagram of our interpretation) did exist and. to point directly at galactic center. when it is visible above 30 degrees north latitude. the cosmic precessional marker. We were just too close to see it. A group of Zoroastrian magi.

a medieval collection of Greek Hermetica. By dating this pivotal event in this way. then the Holy Family left Egypt and returned to Jerusalem in the winter of 2 CE. and brings in Hermes/Thoth and Anubis/Anpu. Giza and the Roman fortress of Babylon. of Water. Even though this connection has never been openly commented on. I conjure you in the name of Hermes and Anubis‚Ķ” As we noted in Monument. 23. Since July of 1999 passed without incident. It also points to the INRI in the sky with the planets in the appropriate elements. we can be sure that Nostradamus wasn’t counting according to Dennis the Short’s reworked calendar. 1999 years and seven months before WTC attack However. It also stretches beyond Bethlehem to Cario and the Giza Plateau and its monuments. Curiously enough. In quatrain 10/72 (the quatrain number itself suggests a precessional meaning. Osama bin Laden. this was the moment when the Southern Cross was visible for the last at the latitude of Jerusalem. the 16th century Seer of Provence. although at that point it was Heliopolis. a great Mongol king of terror will be seen in the sky. September 4 BCE The line from Tabriz to Jerusalem and Bethlehem matches the line of the rising Southern Cross at that period. to return and stand complete and upright on the southern horizon. It is possible that this is the reason why Matthew’s Gospel insists that after the visit of the magi. 2001 does seem to match the idea of an eastern King of Terror. the attack on the World Trade Center Towers on September 11. planning an attack from Afghanistan. As a further confirmation of the connection with the Southern Cross. when the Southern Cross was setting on the Cairo/Jerusalem/Tabriz line. That would indeed be almost exactly 1999 years and seven months later. .760 years. As we studied this text. Cairo didn’t exist until after the Muslim conquest of the 7th century CE. this part of the invocation creates the cube of space. an ancient Mongol/Mogul stronghold. specifically the area of Cairo. 02 CE. who provides evidence of this survival. we found a deep level of resonance to the clues from the monument at Hendaye. Part Three Early in our research. Coptic tradition tells us that the Holy Family stayed in Egypt for six years. The legend of the Holy Family and the magi leads us to Egypt. of Air and of the Earth.Southern Cross setting at the Birth of Jesus. If we assume that the nativity of the messiah was in September of 4 BCE. as it takes 72 years for the sun to precess one degree along the ecliptic) Nostradamus tells us that 1999 years and seven months after a certain point in time. Only the date is two years off. and it is with this word that Fulcanelli played his hidden Green Language trump. Perhaps Nostradamus was counting from the last time The Southern Cross appeared as a complete constellation in February of 2 CE. it apparently survived as part of the esoteric tradition of the west. I conjure you in the name of the Heights of Heaven and the Depth of the Earth’s Underworld. we came across the amazing Gnostic alchemical work “Isis the prophetess to her son Horus‚Ķ” in the Codex Marcianus. The angelic Amnael invokes the secret for Isis with these words: “I conjure you in the name of Fire. Nostradamus reveals the hidden significance of the Southern Cross as a precessional marker. it is Michel Nostredame. the Holy Family fled along the rising Southern Cross line to Egypt. or least for a very long time. The name originated with the Arabic word for Conqueror or Redeemer. It set in mid February. Southern Cross setting on February 11. who preside over the Egyptian Day of Judgment. never again.

Kairoi.siloam. We turned to the Voyager II astronomy software for help. Cairo at the moment of the Great Djed: 5:30 am 9/23/02 Our first star chart (chart C) shows the moment of the equinox/dawn on September 23.diagnosis2012. Allen’s charts were based on noon at about the location of Singapore. A line perpendicular to the mid point of these two stars intersects the long axis of Crux at the “bottom of the celestial sphere. Therefore.htm).uk/new.As suggestive as these clues are. Which brought us back to exactly where on earth we should stand to make the observation. Allen states: “The striking revelation of these star charts is that speculations regarding a monument (circa 1680 AD) in the town of Hendaye in the Pyrenees known as the “Monument to the End of Time” as reported at the Dire Gnosis 2012 web site have been verified. connecting at the NCP. which usually means location or place. and as we already knew. but Allen didn’t seem to grasp the important of the Great Cross or the alignment to Galactic center on which it is then we have a sphere or globe with the poles of that globe. with the implication of a sacred for it was a symbol of a tear dedicated to rising above the trials of existence. This meant that the Great Cross would be precisely defined at sunrise. Cairo was still the obvious choice.” The impetus for this was an article by astrologer Rush Allen on the Dire Gnosis 2012 website (http://www. We decided that better star charts could show the Great Cross and the other signs on the monument with great clarity and precision. This showed the basic alignments.” He goes on: “The dark rift of the Coalsack contains a tear.html and http://www. the key to Fulcanelli’s trump card can be found in the odd Greek word kairoi. in our opinion. the point in space that corresponds to the north pole of our planet. On the extreme right and left of the image is the north celestial pole. It is used in the “Isis the Prophetess” text in the sense of a specific situation or place of alignment: “‚Ķafter the passing of the kairoi and the necessary movement of the heavenly sphere‚Ķ” Isis could not be initiated into the secret of alchemy until certain astronomical conditions in the sky were matched on the ground. If we bend this image around us. dawn fell close to the moment of the equinox. as marked by the coordinate lines.” Thus. tilted away from the equator . The word was interesting enough to leave in the original Greek in the quote we used in Monument. 2002 from the Giza Plateau in a 360 view with a galactic meridian/equator orientation. he was right in places for odd or obscure reasons. But Fulcanelli’s trump didn’t fall until we decided to do an extra appendix to the third edition of Monument with better star charts of the “season of the catastrophe. in this unusual usage means a situation or place of alignment. the pillar in Hendaye is a metaphor for the Moment of the End of Time as established by the South Pole marker of the celestial axis…” We found this to be striking independent confirmation of our discovery that the Southern Cross was a true precessional marker. In the Southern Hemisphere the “Pointers” are Alpha and Beta Centaurus. The Ankh represented life. The charts reveal the ancient moment known as the “End of Time” will be properly passed at the moment of the autumn equinox in 2002. which united with the Cross was represented by the Ankh.

(See chart D. But we were still slightly worried that we were following a clue from Champagne. We turned back to Fulcanelli’s words in the Hendaye chapter with renewed determination. directly beneath our feet through the earth.) So dawn at Cairo was certainly a propitious “situation” from which to observe the Great Cross. while they exist. in the text of the Hendaye chapter. Saturn sits on the galactic antipodes in Gemini/Taurus and at dawn the zenith of the apparent sky aligns with this point. 30 degrees north. This can be seen even more clearly in a 360 degree view centered on the horizon line. do not match the Great Cross alignment when mapped on the ground. In other words. and not Fulcanelli himself. and even the Peru Interpretation fails to point to a specific place identifiable on the ground that matches the alignments in the sky. The nadir of the sky at that moment falls on galactic center. the galactic meridian stands straight up in the sky like a column of light or the mythical Djed pillar. We also notice that the horizon line is now tilted at a 90-degree angle to the galactic meridian. We must consider these clues as important informational diversions.” Also. to be pointing in other directions. then Fulcanelli himself must have known and recorded the secret in the Hendaye chapter. the snakes of the ecliptic unite with the cross of the galactic alignment. His “single space” of refuge is strangely undefined. It was “up to us to find it” as Fulcanelli commented. Somewhere Fulcanelli must have hidden a definitive clue to the place of refuge.of the sphere. who drew the Frontispiece with the Sphinx. The Cusco Caves and even the Urcos Cross. echoing Amnael’s “Heights of Heaven and the Depth of the Earth’s Underworld. which causes the zenith and nadir of the apparent sky to fall along the galactic axis from center to edge. Fulcanelli seems. Also charts E and F show the same moment in different projections. otherwise why would he go to so much trouble to set up his complex pattern of clues? An unsolvable mystery wouldn’t have served his obvious purpose of communicating the secret. not as markers of the place of refuge. and just at the latitude of Cairo. If Champagne’s Frontispiece was the real location. the galactic meridian. .

the master of the punning Green Language is here hiding the clue in plain sound. Fulcanelli is pointing to the exact usage of kairoi in the “Isis the Prophetess” text. This. with the bright twinkle of Saturn at the zenith of the sky. or place of alignment. which has. In the note he points out that the usage of space is that of Tacitus’ spatium. must match the Khi-Rho of the celestial Great Cross. is the Khi-Rho of Cairo. the Conqueror or Redeemer. on the 23rd of September 2002. The kairoi. Fulcanelli has told us. which are the true monuments to the end of time. from the Arabic Al Cahirah. but no smoking gun. exemplifying the chosen means of expiation. the smoking gun. is part of one Isis’ hermetic titles. which marks the edge . that Cairo/Khi-Rho. below is the global cross. at the location of the missing capstone. kore/kora complex of ideas. we finally noticed the footnote. space. we see the Khi-Rho standing between two Djed like pillars flanked by Ankhs.” With this. the pyramids on Giza. Khi and Rho. as we will see. The first thing that we would notice is that the Milky Way is arcing directly overhead. As we went over the paragraph in the Hendaye chapter concerning the place of refuge for the hundredth time.We found a great many useful clues that convinced us that our reasoning concerning Cairo and the dawn equinox were correct. In this image. Cairo. at dawn. Part Four The Great Pyramid of Khufu is an ancient geodetic marker placed at the exact center of the earth’s major landmasses and geometrically encoded with the ratios and proportions of the northern hemisphere of the planet itself. no clear and unmistakable indication. a specific relationship to the cube. defines both the place and the moment of the alignment. The monument at Hendaye is but a glyph pointing us to the Monuments on Giza. Fulcanelli. at the zenith of the sky’s arc. meaning place or situation. kairoi. on a line from the northwest to the southeast corners of the pyramid. fixing the pole of the northern hemisphere and locating in time the fatal period of this expiation. under the Khi/Rho. from the root Kora. X or K and R. the octahedron. the places of alignment on the ground. as plainly as he can. a phonetically similar word. Below. along with the precise North/South. This collection of symbolic images is simply astounding and demonstrates the importance of the Khi-Rho. It is also the top half of a platonic solid. or Virgin of the World. makes it the perfect focal point to visualize the erection of the Cube of Space. Fulcanelli informs us: “Above is the divine cross. Fulcanelli adds a note on espace. Above. The moment we transliterated the Greek words. so that we have two symbolic crosses. All of these words contain the key Greek consonants. At the end of the French sentence formed from the phonetics of the Latin letters. In Monument. kore. familiar to us from early Christian iconography. Even more interesting. even more specifically. East/West alignment of its faces. 5:30 am local time. the monuments on the Giza plateau. The single space. we see a disk or circle with a smaller circle/disk inside. we published a photograph of a 1st century CE altar piece now in the Coptic Museum in Cairo. Kore Kosmica. Since Saturn and the zenith of the apparent sky fall on the cusp of Gemini/Taurus. is phonetically Cai/Khi ‚Äì ro/Rho. We will examine the other clues a little later. the specific kairoi. and that it corresponds to that of the Greek word Kairoi. we knew we had it. Let us imagine that we are standing on the top of Khufu’s Pyramid. we find a solar boat with the alignments of the cube of space. but without a specific pointer from Fulcanelli they were not conclusive.

from northeast to southwest. a day and a half past full. form the four horizontal faces of the Cube of Space. is tilted up on its side. just above the horizon line.000 years. The vertices to face transformation of the octahedron into a cube . The corners of the pyramid also align with reference points in the sky. If we form such a cube based on the pyramid. the point in space above the earth’s poles. the galactic axis and the equinox axis. Khufu’s Pyramid is very precisely aligned to this north/south axis and an alignment such as the one on dawn of the fall equinox could be marked or fixed on the ground by the sides of the pyramid. while the ecliptic and celestial pole alignments form the vertical plane faces.of the galaxy. This east/west line is clear and definitive. and the celestial poles. the alignment of the north/south ecliptic and celestial poles. the nadir of the sky. with the galactic dragon axis of edge to center is rare enough. These coordinate points form the intersecting Cubes of Space. as Fulcanelli insists. We can think of this as the local. Therefore. The galactic meridian arches up from the northwest to the southeast corners. or egg shape marking the changing position of the Pole Star point. are aligned together on the due north/south axis. John’s Revelation. these vertices become the center of a face of that cube.north and south And. This means that the top half of the precessional ellipse. from our perspective on Giza. would be directly beneath the pyramid through the center of the earth. standing straight up the sky along that axis with the edge of the galaxy at the zenith and the center at the nadir. the path the sun makes in its yearly journey. This precise due north alignment occurs only at the moment of local dawn. This places the north and south galactic poles along the other corner axis of the pyramid. In the local Cube of Space only the vertical axis falls on the vertices of the octahedron. and so we look to the north/south line for something as definitive. the current Pole Star in Ursa Minor. The zenith/galactic edge and nadir/galactic center axis crosses the equinox axis to form the corners of the local Cube of Space. The Great Cross. at right angles to its vertical axis. Due north we see Draco rising like the Loch ness monster above the horizon. on the cusp of Leo/Virgo and due west is the vernal equinox point in Pisces/Aquarius. the cube. the top and the bottom of the cube. Fixing the Poles . then this Cube of Space. This alignment of the Djed pillar of the zenith/nadir meridian. We will return to this point later. occurring for a span of 270 years (another INRI sign) every 13. This is marked in the sky by the swiftly setting moon. based on the sun’s path through the zodiac. as it is the key to the mysteries. The four vertices of the octahedron that fall in the same plane also define the faces of the cube. solar orientation of the Cube of Space. These points are also the Tiphareth points of the projected Tree of Life on the celestial sphere. as the octahedron transforms into its dual. the equinox sunrise is always due east. with the north pole of the ecliptic. is visible on the due north horizon. Directly above this point is Polaris. this moment is defined by “fixing the pole of the northern hemisphere and locating in time the fatal period‚Ķ” Both the ecliptic poles. then the center of the galaxy. the New Jerusalem described in St. to be considered a major precessional marker. Due east is the equinox sunrise.

“the passage from 4 to 5. is but a residue in which all time exists in ever-present layers. Our INRI period of 270 years is 1/96th of the Great Precessional year of 25. the square with its gnomon.forces us to look to the next Cube. If we consider the galactic meridian and galactic polar points as the four horizontal plane faces of another cube. It is therefore shown as the seat of the world of transformation through death and rebirth. shells and even our brains. would involve both a 45 degree shift on the horizontal plane and a 90 degree shift on the vertical plane to produce the cube within a cube of the hyper-cube in 3D space. “This figure also images the passage from 4 to 5. with light whizzing by us on its the way to the future. for an exact match. This aspect of the Throne of Osiris.” is represented by the geometry of the . The orientation and alignment of the pyramids on Giza at this moment. the fall equinox of 2002. The original unity within the four squares of 2 squared is projected outward to form the gnomon. in his Sacred Geometry. which is equal in area to each of the other four squares. as representative of the eternal solar power on earth. comments: “In Egyptian iconography the square and its gnomon appear on the throne of Osiris upon which the king takes his seat. Each is half an octahedron in structure and the geometry of their orientation and placement is nothing short of amazing. when expanded into three dimensions with four such 4 x 4 grids. which. when added to an original figure. horns. that of the galaxy itself.” In nature. Yet this throne is also the throne of Osiris ‚Äì the divinity representing the cyclic pattern of change in nature ‚Äì in his otherworldly kingdom of potentiality.920 years (25. “A gnomon is any figure. with 16 square faces on each side for a total of 96 faces on its surface. Khaphre and Menkaura as named for their supposed builders. According to Hero of Alexandria. There are of course three pyramids on the Giza plateau. with the galactic center/edge axis as the vertical axis. we see this in growth by accretion or accumulative increase such as can be seen in bones. that is from the elemental or mineral realm associated with the number 4 to the realm of life associated with the number 5. which is constant through growth and change. reflects this embedded cube within a cube. Every glance up toward the stars is look into the distant past. The solar Cube of the New Jerusalem is embedded within a larger Cube of Space based on the galaxy as a whole. forms a gnomic cube of 64 interior cubes.920/270 = 96). since Nature begins to create pentagonal figures only with the advent of life. Perhaps our best example of a gnomic perspective is the night sky. in 2 and 3 dimensions. then the shift. particularly the idea of a “fixed support” by which the cycles of flux or time is coordinated. our visible universe. In this sense the throne is the fixed support upon which the Osirian cycles of flux must rest. But where is the galactic Cube of Space and how does it fit in the pattern? If we were thinking of the pattern in terms of a 4D hyper-cube. The enthroned king. Lawlor continues: “The throne on which Osiris sits is clearly depicted as the square of 4. Khufu. The 64 cubes that compose the Cube suggest a link with DNA and the I Ching. Our world. represented by Osiris. and the 96 faces (16 per face x 6 faces = 96) may be the same process expressed in terms of precession. then the galactic Cube of Space transforms perfectly from the octahedron of the Khufu Pyramid.” This echoes our findings about the Giza pyramids.” Lawlor concludes. The length of the side of Khufu’s and Kaphre’s pyramids are used to create a complex Throne of Osiris gnomon that. the fifth part. Concerning the Throne of Osiris gnomon. is thus appropriately associated with the fixed element. leaves the resultant figure similar to the original. as it transforms into the square of 5 through the principle of the square root of 5 on which all the phi proportions rest. Robert Lawlor. the geodetic model of the northern hemisphere.

the Djed. at Giza. based on the length of a side of the great pyramids. the culmination or azimuth of the star. the center point of the middle pyramid. Life on earth. the One. The best we can say is that in its original connotations. connecting us to the transcendent reality of the whole. the supernatural life energy of the grain itself. Fortunately. Ptah’s Djed was often shown with a Uas scepter plugged into the top of it. It is the center point from which the ordering of space/time and the evolutionary flow of change is directed. When the First Dynasty priests began their grand synthesis of Egyptian theology. speech deified.” As the cosmic axis the . that of Menkaura.” “to declare. Part Five The Djed is a pre-dynastic “fetish” which somehow was absorbed into the Egyptian language as the ideograph for stability. the djed was connected with fertility. it is the other roots that really strike a suggestive nerve. It is in these mythological waters that we will find the true meaning of the up coming Day of Judgment and season of the apocalypse. in a pattern of constant flow through. then to understand the moment that is about to occur we must turn at long last to the mysteries of Osiris. Djedd. All of these gnomic cubes are defined by the square root of 5 gnomic expansion of the cube in which Khaphra’s octahedronal pyramid is inscribed. Egyptian is very logographic as well as ideographic and phonetic. it is the sacred word itself. The pyramid complex on Giza is a perfect three. Each of the 4 x 4 growth gnomons. the God of the Land of the Dead. when the alignments are considered. or. According to Djed researcher and archaic futurist Moira Timms (whose extensive research and unselfish sharing of her material puts her in a class by herself on all matters concerning the Djed): “The Djed is the supreme unifying symbol of all polarities. attributed to Khaphra. The Throne of Osiris then could be literally the middle pyramid. that of Khaphre. along with the crook and flail that would later become the emblems of Osiris himself. It symbolizes the macro and microcosmic “axis. Khufu and Khaphre. It is the Hyper-Cube of Space/Time animating the cube of matter to produce the phi ratio of organic life from which sentience evolves. This meridian alignment connects the galactic cube/cube of the earth alignment of Khufu’s pyramid and its reverse. and so Ptah ended up with the djed. Ptah had become associated with Sokar. It is indeed the fixed support upon which the cycles of flux rest. are related to its neighbor and to the overall structure by means of square root of 5 gnomic expansions. symbolized by the square root of 5 gnomic expansion of the Menkaura 4 x 4 gnomon.” “to say. Djed is also the Egyptian word for “to speak. his Throne and the World Tree formed from his backbone. the djed became one of the fourteen powers or “kaw” of the Great God RA. in its original sense of the unveiling of Isis. Each power was given to one of the Memphis triad. the same word with a slightly different emphasis. which Osiris absorbed at the beginning of the Old Kingdom. fits within a framework of intelligent design that is mediated by the square root of 5 gnomic expansion of the solar Cube of Space and informed by the same gnomic expansion of the great Galactic Cube. If this is indeed the central secret at the heart of all the mystery. the cube of earth/galactic cube proportional alignment of the third pyramid. and circle around. means. This means that the whole pattern folds and unfolds through the local solar Cube of Space. Ddd-jed.” as Robert Lawlor called it. is the focus of the local solar New Jerusalem Cube of Space and defines the edges and the center of the expanding and interconnecting gnomic cubes.pyramids on Giza. a four dimensional Throne of Osiris. the “seat of the world of transformation. This 4 x 4 x 4 gnomic cube formed by the geometry and alignment of the pyramids on Giza is nothing less than the Philosopher’s Stone itself. “star.” actually. It would appear that Osiris assumed those objects from the ideograph of the djed.” With emphasis. Interesting as this is. This means that word signs can be spelled out using similar sounds and meanings to the sign. The center pyramid.

” While it is logical to think of the stable point of the sky as the pole star around which the sky turns on a nightly basis. in the words of Thoth the great Master Initiator of Light. the raised Djed is the fixed reference point which makes firm the bond between Heaven and Earth. such as those of Seti I at Abydos. In her article cited above.’” The pillar of Shu is clearly the zenith/nadir of the sky. the Djed served its greatest purpose and revealed its greatest mystery at the ending of one world age and the beginning of another. This Djed would be a simulcrum of the precessional marker in the sky. two lionheaded sphinx-like figures facing opposite directions.” In the same article. It also shows us the nature of the precessional mystery and gives us a clue to creation of the twin soul RA/Osiris. she goes on to say: “From the geodetic and astronomic perspective. If we think of RA as the personification of all that we now call the nature of light.Djed is the “cylinder. this word has very definite magical connotations. Written as the combination of the “kaw” powers light and stability. although we have images of the Pharaoh. This image showed the ahker of the two horizons. “The Raising of the Djed. Moira Timms continues: “In the ancient Egyptian creation myth the Pillar of Shu (god of atmosphere) was the column of light that separated the union of Earth and Sky. but that star does not seem to have been the pole star. The dome of the sky overlay the surface of the Earth according to the divine blueprint of creation so that. the cosmic beam mediated through the vibrations of the sun itself. When the “Book of Coming Forth Unto Day” was written down in the predynastic era. In a personal communication to one of the authors in 1992. a solar Djed. Timms herself considers the Djed alignment to be something other than an alignment with the north celestial pole.” the column of light linking the Earth to the pole star. aligning the Djed to the north celestial pole. ‘That which is above is like that which is below. the pole star was in the tail of Draco.” 1995. the place where the Djed rises. The north celestial pole does have a role to play in precessional timing. evoking geophysical stability at a time of increased potential for Earth changes. the Southern Cross. a link between earth and sky formed by a star at its zenith. which marks the north celestial pole. The Djed does seem to indicate a point of stability. This concept is made even clearer by the specialized word for astral light or psychic brilliance in Egyptian. but this usage of the Djed does not address the solar aspects of the concept. a spirit being. but the Djed orientation itself is 90 degrees from the polar axis. In this sense it finds its way into the word aakhu. then his role as . is hardly constant. the pole star.” She also reminds us that: “according to the texts of the Temple of Horus at Edfu. and we can think of this column of light as the original image of the Djed. Timms shared an image that intuited the correct Djed alignment. from the perspective of precession. falling on the Leo/Virgo and Aquarius/Pisces equinox axis and crossed by the Djed pillar marking the galactic meridian of center/edge. The light ideograph. has no phonetic value but indicates a being of light. a sun disk shown radiating energy downward. which is also pronounced djed. But this was perhaps a later and more explicitly exoteric understanding of the concept connected to the epoch of the Southern Cross in the precessional age of Aries. It represents stability because it aligns the North Pole of Earth with the still-point of the revolving “dome” of the heavens–the pole star. setting them apart and in correct relationship to each other. This shows that Timms had intuited the correct orientation for the primal Djed and its connection with the Great Cross of the galactic alignment. the celestial polar axis does fix the midpoint of the ahker. which in that time period stood high on the southern horizon throughout the winter months. In this arrangement. Light in this sense is divine light.

The “r” sound is rendered as a mouth. As such it long out lasted the priests of RA. in hieroglyphic rebus fashion. or a vesica piscis and the “a” is the out-stretched hand symbol. his viceroy among the monkeys. every form in the created universe is a volume. If the RA function existed since the beginning of time. The Followers of RA. The “Light Beings. eternity is referred to as “since the time of RA. The only god worthy of respect to that grieving monkey was one who could assuage the awful lonely emptiness of extinction. Time. Even our DNA seems to communicate its design through the use of photon emission and absorption. It is the discontinuous nature of quantum events.” that is. The mouth of RA is a schematic for the sine wave of a vibrating string. This form-creating flow. but the mass of Egyptian people never wavered from their faith in the shamanic paradise of Osiris.” considered one of the powers of RA. Ausar (Osiris) was invited into the Boat of a Million Years and was asked to sit at the right hand of RA. Ausar is spelled with the eye of RA above a throne. Osiris the Justified One. he was asked to be RA’s regent. or great light. with the RA function at the level of a universal religion. and enveloped in light. It is a clue to understanding the basic mysteries of Egyptian theology. and like them. our physical reality would not exist. The genius of the IVth Dynasty Heliopolitan theologians lies in their creative resolution to the problem of these two contrasting afterlives. Life was anything but dull in the Hall of the Lord of the Dead. whose functions were usurped by Amun of Thebes. was once.” then we will become like these light beings. Ausar Un-Nefer. like the Henmemet. even if that meaning was judged as negative. we are told. This gift of form is the essence of what the Egyptian theologians considered divine. creatures that are fed on.” the “RA Function” passed to the priests of the City of the Sun. the henmemet. His distinctive function. It is from them that the concept of “God the Principle.the original creative principle suddenly comes into sharp focus. when understood as the nature of light. RA. not spirits. the absorption and emission of photons. The determinatives are: a sun symbol with a line to the ground and the seated god figure. Therefore. Hang on to that realization. regular polygons arising one after the other in the succession of vesica constructions unfolding from the self-division of unity. The union of these two god-forms produced the central mystery of the Egyptian religious . This number divides the volume-form of the cube (a cube with edges equal to 1. ra. The phonetic symbols suggest. Think of the square root of three as a form generator. The name. which creates this discreet and sentient existence. who visited Heliopolis in the early dynastic era. with the god figure as a determinative. naturally became the focus of the religious concept they taught. the “One God who is All Gods. we will voyage forever in the Boat of a Million Years… Beliefs such as these were popular with the priests and the intellectuals. when we die. which tells us that this ra is a god who localizes the energy of the sun. that the waves give or supply the energy of the sun. and. with its shamanic paradise. Their merger thus elevated and equated Osiris worship. as the vesica. filled the existential void of death with a myriad of shamanic ordeals and divine interaction. the glyphs suggests. We find traces of this apocalyptic Gnosticism surviving at the center of the mystical faiths of all three monotheistic religions. In fact. along with “light. An afterlife of judgement and reward ensured that existence was continuous and that it had meaning. remember. the sun. as it were. is the gift of the local energy source. generates the irrational number of the square root of 3.” These are ideas that strongly suggest the role of light as the ultimate yardstick of the space/time continuum. In that sense. RA was indisputably the One God. a vegetation god whose worship created a cult of the deified dead. the diagonal equals the square root of three) and.” symbolized by the backbone-like djed. then the Osiris cult surely has its beginnings in the moment the first Handy Monkey (Homo Habilis) learned of death. clothed by. the unity at the heart of diversity. Without the activity of photon binding and threshold kindling. “stability. were real people. The ancient Egyptians expressed this in the way they spelled the word. If we believe (as did the early Egyptians) in the RA Function. does creatively enact our world and all its parts. began with the first appearance of RA.

the word serpent in Egyptian.” commonly called the “Book of the Dead.” The Calendar lists the other Djed days as very favorable. indicating that the concepts were related. the Djed. but how are the gods compensated by its presence? Why do gods need to be compensated? What does the Djed pillar do for these primal beings? The next Djed date. The sadness of the gods suggests their compassion for the human condition.” Now this is most intriguing. we can be sure that these are very esoteric Djeds indeed. Atum’s statement. but the moment when the two Djeds that of Ra and that of Osiris. “I am fate and Osiris. Tehuti goes forth to be judged before RA. Its hieratic script dates it to the New Kingdom. mentions the Djed three times.” that RA and Osiris are twin souls. with their faces downward when they remember Osiris. Neither the gods nor mankind can perceive the double beauty I have created for Osiris. Atum addresses Osiris concerning the end of the world: “I am but doing away with all that I have done since the earth emerged from the watery primal state of the abyss of Nun. The Two Lords are reconciled.” From this. The first comes on the nineteenth day of the second month of Inundation. be the primal mound at Giza. causing the land to be in peace. the “djed of Osiris” can be seen as a sort of divine rescue. “The djed of Atum” is a unique concept. We are told in the “Book of Coming Forth Unto Day. Since however both the sun and the zenith of the sky can never fall on the north celestial pole. which can be found nowhere else. the gods gave us an escape mechanism. Atum is the Heliopolitan creator god. but this one is listed as very unfavorable. In the 175th chapter of the Book of the Dead. the 26th day of the third month of Inundation. united between the pillars of the Djed. with its almost deus-ex-machina-like djed. Saddened by our fate. This blending of cosmological and metaphorical values supplied the inner tension that kept the Egyptian mysteries vital for over three thousand years. is very important. I am fate and Osiris. In that sense. are connections to the solar ecliptic. “It is the day of putting up the djed-pillar of Osiris. it is Osiris. align with the sun and fix by their alignment the celestial and ecliptic poles. The last Djed day in the Cairo Calendar is the sixth day of the second month of Emergence. The path of RA offered a transcendentally cosmological existence in the boat of a million years. as a sort of mediator among the worlds. an ant-eaten piece of papyrus bought by the Egyptian Museum in 1943. it is RA.” These are the gods before whom Nun set up the first Djed. I have granted him the Mound of the Dead. If Nun is the primal water. is related to the roots used in the Djed itself. while the path of Osiris promised eternity in an astral metaphor for life along the Nile. on Day 17. but some of its phrases are extremely obscure. then who are the gods? Two days before. we are told that the Major and Minor Ennead emerged from “the chaotic waters of Nun. The Great Mystery. and the entire desert to Set. The gods are sad. A line of the Vth Dynasty Pyramid Texts reveals: “The Great Secret. we can glean that the secret of the Djed is not its exoteric north pole alignment.” is the core of the mystery. djed-ft. “It is the day of establishing the Djed of Atum in heaven and on the land of Heliopolis at the moment of the uproar. The Calendar tells us: “It is the day of the going forth of Nun to set up the Djed pillar in its place to compensate the gods in its presence.experience. All of Egypt is given to Horus. which unite Ra and Osiris in one being. the original being. suggesting that they go back to the Old Kingdom and perhaps beyond into pre-dynastic times. I have changed into other serpents.” The serpents of course. of course. Certainly this glimpse of the resolution of the conflict between Horus and Set is rather unusual. The Cairo Calendar. “In its place” would. greater than all the gods. . the self-created lord of all.” Granting Osiris the Mound of the Dead is to give him the position of the original Nun djed-pillar. but we are left with only a few clues from an ancient calendar scroll as to how this unification was accomplished. We can read the meaning of this as close to the Buddhist’s “suffering and the release of suffering.” The Cairo Calendar is a curious collection of folkloric fragments.

when this conjunction of sun and galactic antipode rose at dawn. aligned with galactic center and the noon sun on the summer solstice of 10. The Cairo Calendar gives us some tantalizing fragments of a Djed myth. we have the key to the mystery of the Djed. The moment is marked by the alignment of the sun with the galactic antipode at the cusp of Gemini/Taurus. that of the galactic meridian and that of the zenith and nadir of the sky. Horus rules all Egypt. the center of the galaxy fell on the zenith and the edge of the galaxy aligned with the nadir. The root complex of the spelling of the word djed encompasses the concepts of speech. As this idea became a word. as we can see in the Djedi tale from the Berlin papyrus quoted in Monument. There are many elements of sexual energy in this connection. The djed began as a power object to the Neolithic cultures of the Nile valley.” The world tree or axis is a common motif in shamanic practices. the spine of the individual. let’s try to pull all of this information into a coherent picture. However.000 years earlier. we find three Djed raisings. The next Djed is that of Atum. We are stable only as long as we are connected to our stellar source. the meridian of the galaxy stood straight up in the sky at the latitude of Giza and Heliopolis. In other words. The personal djed. At the moment of the spring equinox in 4. then.477 BCE. As it had 6. Horus was awarded the Djed of the galactic meridian. we find this clearly shown in the sky. the secret contained in the chamber called Revision in the city of On. was awarded all Egypt. This tells us that the ancient Egyptians thought of the Djed as something divinely pronounced. it was associated with similar sounding words in order to have a phonetic spelling.400 BCE. or stellar connection. from the delta/edge of the galaxy to the source far upriver at the galactic center. (Since the Pharaoh aligning the djed to the north celestial pole is named for Set. one that connects Nun.) The desert is . Part Six From the fragments of the Great Myth gleaned from the Cairo Calendar. a Djedi. whose torch seems lit by the sun on the galactic antipode. They envisioned everyone as connected to a Khabs or star body. If this can be accepted as a fragment of Heliopolitan secret lore. The Two Lords refer to the opposing Djed alignments. Stability then becomes the link between earth and stars. then we might suppose that the Djed of Set was indeed the north celestial pole alignment.) The disparity between these Djed alignments can be seen as the cause of the conflict between the two antagonists. an axis/tree that links the earth and the stars. indicating an awareness of the infra-structure of the universe. (See star chart H. can be dated to the epoch half a precessional cycle ago when the galactic edge/center axis aligned with the solstices. the zenith/nadir Djed axis. Atum and Osiris in new and unusual ways that point away from the Djed as the axis of the celestial poles. The Djed of Nun then is the primal Djed alignment of galactic meridian and zenith/nadir meridian. combined with the Throne of Osiris geometry of Giza. the zenith/nadir line at this era fell at right angles to the center/edge galactic axis.957 BCE. Horus. this meant internal as well as external.Now. Set and Horus. became the channel for that divine. A person who had this internal stellar connection was seen as one who had control of the life force itself. Set was awarded the desert part of the sky marked by the north/south meridian and including at that epoch the poles of the galaxy and the north/south ecliptic and celestial poles. whose analog in the sky is the Milky Way galaxy. the Djed of Nun on the primal mound. This can be dated to around 4.” or rather “divine establishment. It symbolized “stability. the risen Osiris represented by the constellation Orion. the culmination of a star and an olive tree. We may take this to mean all of the land along the river Nile. The first. the world tree itself. suggesting both Hindu and Tibetan Tantric practices. which contained the alignment of the djed with the celestial polar axis. including divine speech. when the galactic center/edge axis fell on the equinoxes and the Leo/Virgo and Aquarius/Pisces alignment marked the solstices. the axis of the “desert” in the sky. the Nile of the galaxy. erected to settle the disturbance caused by the struggle between Horus and Set. At that time. For the ancient Egyptians.

for instance. Only at these times. which is by association the primal mound.” we find Atum. the zenith and nadir of the apparent sky fall about 60 degrees from the north celestial poles. as now. the nadir and zenith points in 4.” In the “Book of Coming Forth Unto Day. The Djed of Osiris would therefore be the alignment of the galactic meridian Djed with the Djed of the apparent sky. This would match. then they were designed to model these eternally recurring patterns of cosmic alignment. Along the 30 degree north latitude line. If Khufu. or 72 years.957 BCE. We don’t have to argue their probable age to understand this point. with the directions of the galactic Djed reversed. The mid point of this period fell on the fall equinox of 1924. or one quarter of a degree. As Tehuti is the neter or god who measures the arc of time. or 270 years. making this the closest conjunction of the zenith/nadir and the galactic center/edge meridian. The gods are sad.75 degrees of arc. or Thoth. was brought before Ra to receive a judgment. However the Djeds were not yet perfectly aligned. That in fact might be even more astounding than that they were built by a pre-catastrophe world culture of unknown sophistication. This primal mound. The close approach lasts for 3. 90 degrees from the galactic center/edge axis. and crossed the galactic meridian at Crux and Puppis and Cassiopia and Cygnus. the zenith/nadir axis. perhaps on Set. This arrangement brought peace to the land. These points rotate every 24 hours as the earth turns. declaring that at the end of the world Osiris will be granted the Mound of the Dead. seat of the Throne of Osiris in the Duat. the zenith and nadir of the sky fell close to the center and edge of the galaxy. On that point he will erect his Djed and conduct the Day of Judgment and therefore restore stability to the universe. At the dawn equinox point. Due to the movement of precession. with the nadir in Velis and the zenith between Cephus and Cygnus. In our current precessional epoch. the Djed of the galactic meridian and the Djed of the zenith/nadir of the sky will be in perfect alignment on the fall equinox sunrise and the spring . these galactic meridian points began their closest approach to the zenith/nadir points on the spring equinox of 1789. The Cairo Calendar simply informs us: “It is the day of putting up the djed-pillar of Osiris.477 BCE came closest to the zodiac at Aquarius/Pisces and Leo/Virgo. but Tehuti. This zenith/nadir Djed axis crosses the same points in the sky every day. meant to last the 6. privy to a very deep understanding of celestial mechanics and what can only be called sacred science. We can therefore date these times with a degree of precision by charting when the galactic edge/center points fall closest to the 60-degree celestial latitude of the zenith/nadir meridian. From the latitude of Giza. we must look once again at the celestial mechanics of precession that produce the alignments. the solstices points. so we might think of this as a judgment. 60 degrees away from the galactic center/edge meridian. The galactic meridian was still one degree off 180 degrees from the last period of alignment in 10. who erected a Djed to settle the conflict between Set and Horus. and only at the latitude of Cairo can the Djed of the sky and the Djed of the galaxy merge into one Great Djed.957 BCE. the zenith/nadir fell in the middle of this galactic encounter. without a doubt. Which brings us to our current epoch and the Djed of Osiris. Kaphre and Menkaura built the pyramids attributed to them. with their faces downward when they remember Osiris. clicked off in 1996 and for the next 18 years until 2014. That one degree. the Mound of the Dead. and would therefore be the re-alignment of the primal Djed of Nun. but the long haul of the Great Precessional Year shifts the stars against which these points fall. the sky in 10. To see this. If they were built in the middle of the 3rd millennium BCE.480 years until the erection of the next Djed.therefore all of the sky not “watered” by the Milky Way/Nile. then they were. these background star reference points shift so that 13. Let us consider then that the Throne of Osiris on the Mound of the Dead where Osiris as Lord of the Duat conducts the Day of Judgment is indeed the pyramid complex on Giza. would seem by the weight of the astronomical alignments and the geometry of their placement and structure to be the pyramids on Giza.000 years ago.

” taking a little less than 30 years to complete one circuit of the zodiac. albeit in an opposing orientation.” This equals (108 x 30) 3240 years. or a one-degree of precession model of the complete cycle. is the critical body.” and an eighth of a cycle every 108 of its “years. then we can simply count Saturn cycles to mark the span of the Great Precessional Year. Saturn completes one precessional Great Year of 25. While we might think of this entire period of time as the Djed of Osiris. animates and crystallizes the other six.” a quarter cycle every 216 of its “years. If we note when Saturn fell on a significant marker. seven alignments. we have a total of 72 Djed moments. and the scythe. the planet Saturn. two Cubes.equinox sunset. on the zenith point conjunct with the galactic antipode. This moment is dawn on the fall equinox of 2002. as well as noon and midnight on the solstices. there is one final marker that identifies the moment with clarity and precision.” The Major and Minor Ennead gives 18 ‘gods’ echoing the 18-year. then we have our target time period between the cross hairs of multiple precessional alignments. alignment of the Great Djed. As there are four Great Djed alignments in these 18 years. The original Djed compensated these gods by giving them a fixed point from which “fate and Osiris” could unfold. Its hieroglyph is the skeleton. that of the Saturn conjunction with the zenith and galactic antipodes. was considered to have seven bodies. Since Saturn is making just such a station on the galactic antipodes for the 11 months between August 2002 and July 2003. bearing the attributes of Saturn: the empty hourglass. which brings us to the alignment period of the galactic meridian and the zenith/nadir axis.” a half cycle every 432 of its “years.920 years every 864 of its “years. the alignments of the Cubes of Space and the erection of the Great Djed of the zenith/nadir-galactic meridian. In this way. This makes it the best precessional timekeeper of all the planets. we have our moment of the Djed of Osiris erected on the Mound of the Dead. or 3. such as the galactic center or antipode. in his immortal form as Lord of the Duat. one Djed and one Saturn conjunction. The fall equinox of 2002 is the first equinox since the exact Great Djed alignment began in 1996 to have Saturn. quarter of a degree of arc. Fulcanelli hints at its importance: “The age of iron has no other seal than that of Death. because it is at the greatest distance from the sun of all the visible planets. the INRI formed by the planets. the Great INRI Cross shown on the Hendaye monument. Saturn. It also includes our target date of the fall equinox 2002. it appears as if it is overtaken. then we might have some answers to our questions concerning the “gods. to the primal Djed of Nun. With this last timer in place. we could determine that if Saturn fell on the galactic antipode and made a station (since the earth is moving faster than Saturn. We may think of these alignments as the seven bodies that combine to generate Osiris’ immortality in the Duat. precisely . the number of transformation‚Ķ” Osiris. and it is dawn on the fall equinox in Cairo. reproduced in the figure seven. two for the Great Cross. then 432 Saturn cycles ago it was making a station at the same location. when it aligns. the crucial component. At dawn on the fall equinox. or 45 degrees of precessional arc. the one that. one INRI. combine to create the Throne of Osiris on Giza. there is indeed one moment in time during these 72 Djed alignments when the Djed of Osiris Lord of the Duat appears in the sky. In addition to the Great Cross of the galactic equinox alignment. the symbol of time run out. the planetary precessional counter. We can continue counting in Saturn years down to 9. one 96th of the precessional year. The period includes the end date of the Mayan calendar on the winter solstice alignment with the galactic center and the end point of Fulcanelli’s catastrophic season. The seventh. making it appear to stand still in the sky to mark the moment). has the longest “year.75 degrees of arc and 270 earth years. If this is a return. and would be doing so again at the completion of 864 Saturn cycles.

9/23/02. and it begins with Osiris’ murder by his evil brother. the Master Initiator of Light. According to archaic futurist Moira Timms. but the image is reinforced. the sun’s disk touches the horizon. in her 1995 article “The Raising the Djed”: “The story of Osiris is in the shamanic tradition. Egypt and the Duat. then the sun rests atop the Great Djed of the galactic meridian and the zenith/nadir axis. Isis makes Osiris the Lord of Duat. One version says his body was cast into the river. and Osiris’ is a throne with the eye of Ra above it.960 years. The glyphs for Isis and Osiris help us understand this a little more clearly. “making him stable. Isis erected the Djed of Osiris. along which his body is spread. is the galactic meridian. returning him to life by the words of power taught her by Thoth. This is the Throne of Isis. But it is the Saturn alignment. that determines the moment of the Djed of Osiris. Eventually he was discovered and extricated from the tree by the great goddess Isis. 5:30 am Cairo Locating the Djed of Osiris so precisely in time and space allows us to turn to the mythic aspects with a completely new perspective. or Cubic Stone. These 17 minutes are the moment of the hieros gamos. Osiris’ Throne. is in turn part of the greater Cube of the Galaxy. Symbolically. marking Osiris’ emergence as Lord of the Duat.5:30 am local time when the zenith/nadir axis aligns with the galactic meridian axis and Saturn is on the antipodes at the cusp of Taurus/Gemini. Osiris must return to life in order to reign once more as the Lord of the Two Lands. When Osiris is triumphant and ruling as the overseer of Ra over both “Egypt” and the Duat. and we are in such an era now. Set. The Lord of the Dead. and gave him life by the magic of Thoth. His body was dismembered and scattered along the Nile in the other version. the sacred marriage between Isis. therefore impregnated Isis. In Cairo on the 23rd of September 2002. . the center of the galaxy. is the solar Cube of Space. Horus the Sun God and King. By these deeds. washed ashore and entombed within a great tree (a type of the Djed) that grew around him. the 64 gnomic cube formed by the alignments on Giza. the planetary INRI. Isis retrieved and re-membered his parts. Osiris rules life and fate or chance from the Cube of Space of his throne. as we have seen. She resurrects Osiris by raising his spine to align with the Great Djed. But the story doesn’t end there. as shown by his glyph. Both accounts end with Isis raising Osiris’ spine to a vertical position. with the Great Goddess as the creative matrix at the center of the galaxy. The bare bones of the other version are that his body was dismembered and scattered throughout Egypt. The seven bodies of Osiris align to create the Cubic Throne and the Great Djed.” From this we can discern a few crucial points. It is perhaps the most sacred 17 minutes in the last 13.” and resurrecting him to life by means of the words of power taught her by Thoth. The critical point is the role played by Isis. all fall into place at this magical moment. but that after a long and arduous search. this is represented in the sky by the moment the sun’s disk touches the horizon on the fall equinox of 2002. and Osiris. Seventeen minutes later at 5:47 am. Isis’ glyph is the throne.000 years. the Great Cross and the Cubes of Space. the moment of the Djed alignment is 5:30 am. This era arrives once every 12. All the other pieces of the puzzle. crowned by the star of the Duat. planting the seed of his reincarnated form. triumphant in the Duat on the galactic antipode. which sits or rests on the galactic Cube. and their union on earth at the moment of the sunrise. Osiris was cast into the river of the Milky Way/Nile and became entombed in a djed-tree from which he was released by Isis. The Great Djed of Osiris Lord of the Duat. the celestial Nile. The Djed of Osiris. This Throne.

blasting out at me. And it was all archetypal. Also.” The choice is ours. in the fabric of reality. briefly. then ? was singing about the cosmic cube of the Throne of Osiris. higher.” We considered. A more unlikely connection could hardly be imagined‚Ķ It was as if we discovered that Fulcanelli was not only was still alive and well. we can all take part in. “the mission of renewing for regenerated humanity the chain of tradition of the humanity which has disappeared. if we considered each square on the face of the 64 cube as a tear. that this was a reference to the INRI/270 years. then we should also be able to locate the moment of Osiris’ death and dismemberment as well as the birth of the new Horus King. then we are led to count them as months because 15 months before the fall equinox of 2002 is the summer solstice of 2001. orchestrated from some deeper. or we can align ourselves to the new dispensation of the risen Osiris and assist the punctuation of evolution caused by the cosmic resonance of the moment. The myths in the sky move us. One hit wonder band ? and the Mysterians. but also had fronted a rock group in the 1960s. Let us hope we all choose wisely‚Ķ Postscript ‚Äì An Addendum for Dead Heads Perhaps the most strange of all the many coincidences and synchronicities involved in the tale of our five year long quest for Fulcanelli’s place of refuge is the discovery of the role played by the rock band Grateful Dead in the raising of the Djed. Set and Horus define the events in the sky that mark the changes of the precessional seasons. had a Number One with a bullet hit on the pop charts in September 1966 with “96 Tears. But what of the birth of the new Horus King? Nine months after the hieros gamos we find the summer solstice of 2003 when the summer sun will be conjunct with both Saturn and the galactic antipode. In one such segue of pure weirdness during the writing of this article we thought we had found just such an event. such a . because we are alive at this moment. further level with virtually no conscious awareness. whether we understand its import or not. In the version of the legend that describes Osiris’ dismemberment. as Fulcanelli says.” But the Grateful Dead connection could not be so easily dismissed. Its mythic qualities blended nicely with the actual events and their astronomical relationship to the moment of galactic alignment. (See star chart I) This is an appropriate moment because the sun was close to the galactic antipode. the land of the living and the dead. will seem major enough to describe as the end of the world. and be taken unaware by changes. If we think of this as units of time. If we make the choice. This signifies the moment when the resurrected or reincarnated Osiris/Horus is reborn as the King of Egypt and the Duat. (See star chart G) Birth of Horus 6/21/03 These great mythic dramas are played out by means of the alignments in the sky and their markers here on earth. of the Djed’s alignment. there was a solar eclipse. in deep and strange ways. grateful dead‚Ķ In 1969. The myth of Isis. We can either remain ignorant. we are told that he was split into 15 parts. or tear. man. Mercifully. The legend begins with the name itself. Osiris.Death of Osiris 6/21/01 If this moment is indeed the Djed of Osiris as Lord of the Duat. this fancy passed quickly when we discovered the original title was “69 Tears. We participate in the Cosmic drama. and most interesting of all. This date therefore fits quite nicely with the mythic pattern. that when we have lived through them. who performed masked. 1/96th of the precessional cycle. Jerry Garcia described the moment of revelation: “Big black letters edged around in gold.

all the pieces were in place. Before 1978. The Grateful Dead performed as the moment of the galactic alignment. the third night. of their long strange trip. To many of the Dead family. one would have to stretch to find a translation that would fit “grateful dead. By coincidence. Eighteen years before the zero point of the fall equinox of 1996 takes us back to 1978. and his moment of resurrection in the Duat. September 16th 1978. The eclipse fell on September 16th. Strange as that may be. half Egyptian.500 people. but the hippies did. the 1/4 of a degree on either side could be considered as exact enough. let our chant fill the void. that others may know: In the land of the night. It was the moment. half western. The Book of Coming Forth Unto Day. with minor changes. and perhaps the high point. Observationally. As the Dead played to 1. a fool. This gives us an error of only 22 days over 36 years. and so the name stuck. But the band played badly. a few days are insignificant. Sometime in the mid 1970s. This motif can be found. With measurements these fine. the fall equinox of 1978. While mentions of the dead are found in this text. we really did‚Ķ” So.stunning combination. the eclipsed moon hung in the sky above the Great Pyramid. which. just 5 days before the equinox. the experience that was important. the return of the ancient gods of Egypt playing out their precessional drama in the sky. By early 1976. the true weirdness lies in the timing of the event and its connection to the Great Djed of Osiris. The Grateful Dead would play three concerts in the Sound and Light Theatre in front of the Sphinx with the pyramids of Giza as a backdrop. The idea had been in the wind since before the band’s beginning. in New Kingdom Egyptian papyri. then 1/4 of a degree. the dead and resurrected protagonist is Osiris. That is what 1/2 a degree of arc looks like to the naked eye. So I said. and by the summer of 1978. “It didn’t matter. the galactic meridian returned to its exact degree of precessional opposition in 1996. well worth the half of a million dollars it cost. The lunar eclipse in 1978 is the start point. “How about Grateful Dead?” The band didn’t like it. The 1/2 a degree of space covered by the precessional motion of the Djed alignments takes 36 years of time to complete. was a full lunar eclipse. Since we need a marker point to measure such a fine degree of alignment. In these tales. The lunar eclipse point is simple and unmistakable and the roughly 18-year span between eclipses makes it perfect for counting the years of the Djed alignment. the lunar eclipse of September 27th 1996 is the midpoint and the eclipse of October 8th 2014 is the end point.” Rock Scully in his memoir Living with the Dead quotes an unreferenced saying from someone’s version. man. the original grateful dead. To understand this how fine a measurement this really is. A cheap tour book and some bootleg tapes are all that remain. who gives his last penny to a corpse to aid his journey into the land of the dead. that of the simpleton. began its 24-year trip toward the moment of completion on the fall equinox of 2002. according to Jerry Garcia. We had a wonderful time. an American band from California. it was the highlight. 18 years. The resurrected dead man subsequently rewards the fool for this act. to perform in Egypt in front of the Sphinx during a full lunar eclipse. we need to visualize a 3cm wide paper matchbook held at the distance of one mile. the piano was consistently out of tune. India and the Far East were seen . The phrase is actually a folkloric motif tag for a tale found in many cultures. “We now return our souls to the creator and as we stand on the edge of eternal darkness. it is synchronisitically convenient that there should be a lunar eclipse close to the target point of the last 1/4 of a degree of alignment. With 1996 as the midpoint. and the trip was never turned into anything even vaguely commercial. while it may not be literal. is nonetheless moving and significant. before and after is the width of the alignment. As we noted above. with a name that derived ultimately from a folktale about the resurrection of Osiris manages. the Ship of the Sun is drawn by the Grateful Dead‚Ķ” All of this would be simply the mythic maundering of a psychedelic rock band except for the curious timing and location of their Egyptian concert. it had become a project. the rumour begin that the name actually came from the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

“Let our chant fill the void. as I write this. and Egypt was where mummies chased 1940s comedians across the burning sands. a pagan political activist and a world traveller. The Newport Earth Institute in Newport. Jay Weidner is an author and filmmaker. and their four cats. raising of the Djed as the axis of the galaxy and the sky came into alignment. with a musical bridge from a Nubian folksong to the song “Fire on the Mountain. The Dead themselves lit the spark and myth became reality. . He has also Produced and Directed the documentary films ‘Earth Under Fire’ (shown on national television). we have seen the rise of what was called the New Age Movement and its great events such as the Harmonic Convergence and 11:11. A band named for the original grateful and resurrected dead. due out in 2003. this slowly began to change. and has been a featured speaker at venues such as The International Fortean Organization’s (INFO) FortFest and the Subtle Technologies Conference. Phantom Airships And Flying Discs. (in the depths of the eclipse-like age of iron) the Ship of the Sun is drawn by the Grateful Dead‚Ķ” (C) copyright 2002. Besides co-authoring ‘A Monument to the End of Time’ (with Vincent Bridges) Jay has two new books due for release in 2003. Fox Television is broadcasting a live tomb opening and sending a robot into the mysterious hidden chamber in Khufu’s Pyramid. He has been instrumental in the creation of three schools or educational organizations. The Fifth Way Mystery School. In 1980. He was also the Public Affairs Director at KCMU-FM in Seattle. Osiris. Egypt and India. Arthur and the Fall of Britain. opened the season of transformation. Vincent Bridges and Jay Weidner Vincent Bridges is an historian. one is ‘Alchemical Kubrick’: An Examination of the Esoteric in the films of Stanley Kubrick’ and his memoirs ‘Season of the Apocalypse’.” His book length works available on the internet include The Gnostic Science of Alchemy. Sage’ with Shaman/author Dr. and High Weirdness. In this span of time. From 1992 to 1995 he produced and hosted the weekly radio show ‘Mind Over Matters’ where he interviewed a who’s-who of dynamic and important personalities such as Noam Chomsky. He currently lives in the Uwharrie Mountains of North Carolina. a trauma abreaction technique using light and sound entrainment of brain the source of hip spirituality. sponsored by InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Center of Toronto. He was also featured in the Discovery Channel’s documentary Atlantis in the Andes. the artist Darlene. He is currently in production as Writer/Director of a major motion picture titled ‘The Bird People’. ‘Path of the Priestess: Awakening the Divine Feminine’ by author and sacred dancer Sharron Rose. After 1978. the hexagram uses the metaphor of a wild fire on a mountain to suggest the fleeting moment of inspiration. that others may know: In the land of the night. until now. as well as a guest on the Laura Lee and Jeff Rense radio shows. It was also the first. having organized and led tour groups to southern France. at the age of 26 he directed the feature film cult classic ‘The Legend Of Johnny Kill’.” which echoes the image of hexagram 56 from the I Ching. Hew Hampshire and Pendragon College. Vincent Bridges is also a pioneer researcher in the field of psychoacoustic therapy. and totally spontaneous. with his wife. Shaman. Jay Weidner. It is not hard to see the origin of such spiritual festivals in the freewheeling Dead concerts in front of the Sphinx. ‘Healing Sounds’ with best selling writer Jonathan Goldman. a collection of articles by Vincent Bridges and his co-author. ‘ArtMind’ with noted sacred artist Alex Grey. Entitled the Wanderer. author. Terence McKenna and Peter Dale Scott. The UFO Enigma: Spirits Of The Dead. Canada. Alberto Villoldo. and ‘Healer. whether it brings extinction or enlightenment. independent researcher and a self-proclaimed “anthropologist of the weird.

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