The Giza Codex: Time of the Gods (cont.)
By Scott Creighton
An Ancient Codex
Such might have been the scenario some 12,500 years ago when our ancient ancestors witnessed the first flickers of the hazy, bluish light of an explosion at the core of our galaxy. As the cosmic superwave reached the Earth, the initial effects of such an event would have our planet bombarded with all manner of radioactive particles, killing plants and animals by the millions. Hundreds of years later this devastation would be followed by a second wave of slower-moving cosmic debris, smashing into our planet, causing all manner of conflagrations and innundations. But it seems that our ancient ancestors were also aware of something much more worrying - the cyclical nature of such galactic core explosions and so they laid down this 'sacred knowledge' in a 'codex' - a plan - that later generations of their devastated civilisation would build. We see this 'codex' today as the Pyramids of Giza, built during the 4th Dynasty of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. That such ancient plans were handed down from Arcadia is hinted at:
"The design of the structures that Imhotep raised for Djoser at Saqqara seems to hark back to a remote past, deliberately recalling the occasion of the 'First Time', when creation arose in the primeval marsh, to which Djoser would return on death." Reymonds, 'Mythical Origins of the Egyptian Temple', P96
"They (the temples) were built according to an architectural plan which was supposed to have been revealed in a codex that fell from the heavens at Saqqara in the days of Imhotep." Aldred 'The Egyptians', P32
If there did indeed exist an ancient Codex in the manner proposed by our scenario - and hinted at by the Ancient Egyptians themselves - and the Pyramids at Giza were the end result of such a Codex, (i.e. the new Pillars of Xhalir), how might the 'Guardians' have encoded their 'sacred knowledge' into these structures? How are we to 'read' the Giza Pyramids to recover its secrets? What follows is an interpretation of the Pyramids of Giza as a repository of just such ancient knowledge. This is not to detract from the possibility that the structures may also have been designed with a more practical purpose in mind, such as a 'seed vault' that would ensure the survival of crop diversity in the event of a natural disaster and to offer the survivors of such a calamity the chance to restart the growth of food crops that may otherwise have become extinct.
In planning their codex it seems logical to assume that the key information the Designers would wish to communicate to future generations would most likely consist of the following:
- The start date of the previous cycle (i.e. when Illiantia first appeared in the eastern sky).
- The date(s) of the cataclysm(s) (i.e. when the cosmic superwaves struck)
- The end date of the last cycle, when the Earth returned to relative peace.
- The number of years between the end of once cycle and the beginning of the next.
So, let us assume the ancient Designers met to decide how best to 'transmit' such knowledge far into the future. Someone suggests simply writing everything into clay tablets. This idea is quickly dismissed since the Designers realise that with so few people having survived the cataclysm, in all liklihood, mankind will lose much of what he had already learned, quickly reverting to a very primitive state. Finding food and shelter would be the priorities in the foreseeable future than reading and writing. It is expected also that the ability to read and write would be lost very quickly, as indeed would the language used in any such tablets and - in time - new languages would replace the old.
In any case, even if the language could somehow be preserved, such tablets could easily be destroyed or lost. The Designers reasoned that whatever 'design' they conceived, it would have to be big - very, very big. Greater even than the lost Pillars of Xhalir - such was the significance of the sacred knowledge and the importance of its durability and passage through time. The planned design had to be such that, when eventually built, it would last for all time in the hope that mankind would relearn his lost knowledge and be able to decode the sacred knowledge contained within the Codex. Before it was too late.
Of course, with so few people and resources, it was quite impractical for the Guardians to consider constructing the new Pillars themselves. This would have to be the task of future generations, using the 'sacred Codex' the Guardians would design and bequeath to them.
Another of the Guardians suggested that the Codex should utilise the 'language of mathematics' since - unlike narrative text or hieroglyphs - the language of mathematics remains inviolate, no matter how long the span of time. It cannot be misinterpreted.
This was agreed as was the importance of building into the design a 'beacon' or 'key' to its understanding. Such a beacon would signal to future civilisations the mathematical 'context' in which the completed design was to be considered.
The simplest beacon - to symbolise the mathematical nature of the Codex - would, naturally, be a number. But not just any random number. It would require a number that demonstrated 'intelligent design' - an abstract number that could be easily recognised by a mathematically astute future civilisation. The Designers knew of just such an abstract, 'intelligent number', formed from the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. The division of this ratio would always give the first 3 digits of the resulting answer as 3 - 1 - 4 and these digits would be plainly encoded into the Codex in the hope that future civilisations would see the beacon and recognise its significance.
Of course, the added benefit of arranging the design in such a way as to incorporate the 3 - 1 - 4 mathematical beacon, is that such a number implies a circle and a circle is precisely what would be required to indicate the dates to be encoded into the Codex. By simply implying a circle much effort and resource is saved since this would only require a few strategically placed structures to be built as opposed to actually constructing a masive physical stone circle. The 3-1-4 beacon effectively would serve two purposes - it would act as a mathematical beacon of 'intelligent design' giving future generations the overall 'context' in which to consider the design, and it would also save much time and effort having to construct a massive, physical circle.