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"Enter into the arcane wisdom of the ancients"., 22 July 2001
Once again, Graham Hancock, and this time also cowritten with Robert Bauval, both well established individuals in the so called cult field of `archio-astronamy` have combined forces to present Keeper of Genisis (Message of the Sphinx in America), to present an impecably researched, coherent flow of data analysis. The first chapter of the book deals with the mathmatical and geographical anomalies evidently associated with the Giza necropolis. But where the book breaks away from any other of the authors works is the indepth study of the remnants of Egyptian texts, the insights into the dualistic nature of Egyptian consciousness and way of life. The reader is able to glimpse a fraction of the connection the highest orders of Egyptian civilisation felt towards the natural world and its universal celestial cycles, and mankinds inevitable place in the grand scheme, the quest for the immortality of the soul. Nowadays, in our modern cultures, where modern religions fail, especially amoungst the young, such notion is lost. So to rise above the material and to strive for the spiritual divinity of the soul has in a sense never been of greater need and relevance. The insights which this book glimpse into high Egyptian wisdom are enchanting, and portray a world view where their civilisation knew exactly who they were under the stars, a connection which has dissolved for most of our time. The authors detail how the pyramids and funeray texts have held safe the knowledge which has been passed on (sometimes not even consciously by those carving the inscriptions or hauling the stones) originally instigated by a secret academy of astronamer priests, the Shemsu Hor... "the cult of Horous", who were already ancient by the time of the first Egyptian pharonic dynasties, who instigated and manipulated Egyptian society to create texts and monuments which transmit infomation of a divine nature throughout time, across the ages and geological distance, with the sole purpose of engaging the mind of future humanity through our curious nature, ultimately providing a mental puzzle to be decripted in the form of the pyramids and hieroclyphics, with the ultimate reward of reminding modern humanity of where we have come from, and ultimately, where we must strive to reach before the end. Throw away all preconcieved notions and enjoy the texts as they stand, modern Egyptologists and orthodox historians do not even study the full infomation passed on by the Egyptians themselves, the orthodox chronology is based on a few pieces of text taken from here and there and disregard all else as "spiritual mumbo-jumbo", it is this disjointed historical shallow text which continues to be taught to our children across the globe, disinfomation springs to mind. So read this book and listen to two aurthors who have read all the infomation availible who provide an objective view on the facts, you make up your own mind after researching for yourself. At times you will hear the voices of the ancients whisper to you through the text across time. It is a refreshing slap in the face to look up and remind yourself that material gain is not all that we are here for, and that our materialistic achievements do not define us and elevate us above others, and that ultimately, our collective goal as a race is the same, above nation, colour and creed, we will strive to awaken the divine purpose of humanity. Books like this, made popular by public demand, are the first steps to the keys of ascension. The irony is that these books are critisised by those who havent done any research and accuse the authours of taking snippets of infomation to make the events fit their notions, unfortunetly it is the orthodox establishment that has done this. In regards to the total relevance of archiological-astronamy the bottom line is this, if only ten percent of the infomation passed onto the public via the range of books now availible, is in the end proved right, then all humanities history will have to be rewritten, thats an interesting thought isnt it. Read and enjoy.