The Great Pyramid, Part 15
Now as we had alluded to earlier in a previous post once the “sloping” masonry was removed revealing
the great angular stones another unique item was likewise discovered. Located in the cavity just below
the bottom two angular stones was found some sort of emblem cut into the stone. What precisely
this particular item represented however is not so clear.
Some have suggested that it resembles an “eye” although personally I don’t see any such
resemblance, perhaps some are a little too eager to find some connection between the Great Pyramid
and the Masonic symbol of “the all seeing eye” found on the back of the one dollar bill.
Still others are of the opinion that it resembles the teeth of a “key”, that in some form or fashion it is
central to unlocking the mystery of the Pyramid. That this is a distinctive possibility we readily admit,
but not to any suggestion of its being a literal key mind you, rather we see it as a symbol of
something which serves as a key. A closer look reveals that this particular symbol or emblem bears
a remarkable resemblance to the “Subterranean Chamber” located beneath the Pyramid; this curious
chamber is only roughly hewn out of the bedrock and looks almost as though it were a quarry.
The last photo below is merely a plaster model of the Subterranean Chamber (as viewed from the rear
of the chamber, you have to picture it spun around), nevertheless I believe it serves best in showing a
remarkable resemblance between the emblem and the Chamber.
Is this what is represented by the emblem the “Pit”? We can’t say for sure however a little further
investigation into what we have thus far might prove helpful. Since the emblem is located directly
beneath the two sets of angular stones we believe it correct to assume that all three are related to
each other somehow.
So what about these angular stones; what do they represent? Why was one set of angular
stones placed above another?
“In his 5th Edition of Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramid, Page 296, Professor C. Piazzi Smyth
draws attention to the four “angular” stones which lie conspicuously above the Entrance of the
Pyramid. He demonstrates that their purpose was evidently to monumentalize the (pi) angle of the
sides of the building, viz.: 51º 51’ 14”.3, but he does not suggest a reason why this dominant angle
of the Pyramid should be particularly indicated at the Entrance. We suggest the following as being a
possible symbolical reason.
The great “angular” stones preserve by their inclination toward each other, the scientific (pi) angle of
the Pyramid’s four sides. They thus seem to say, in figurative language that at one time a perfect
Pyramid stood here at the Entrance of the Descending Passage. The apex of the inside angle
formed between the two sets of inclined stones (shown in the diagram below) is in line, nearly
with the level of the Queen’s Chamber floor (the 25th course of masonry), this perfect pyramid
would represent Adam, who was created on the Plane of Human Perfection.”
“One of man’s oldest mathematical quests has been to accurately determine the relationship between
the circumference of a circle and its diameter. Mathematicians denote this ratio by the sixteenth letter
of the Greek alphabet, À (’pi’). This value, which we know today as 3.141592 +, was first accurately
determined by Rudolph Van Ceulin in the sixteenth century. It is a ratio fundamental to the study of
physical things, as it gives a mathematical link between straight and circular geometric figures. A
proper ascertainment of this ratio is vital to mathematicians, astro-physicists, architects, and many
The pi ratio is one of the first mathematical features discovered in the Great Pyramid. In the 1850s
John Taylor discovered that the original vertical height of the Great Pyramid was to its base perimeter
as the radius of a circle is to its circumference. John Taylor noted that this pi proportion feature could
only work with the unique Great Pyramid angle of 51° 51’. Thus no other pyramid contains this
According to both Smyth’s and Petrie’s measurements, the Great Pyramid demonstrates the pi
proportion accurately to four decimal points. The significance of this demonstration is doubly
impressive when one realizes that pi had not been worked out to this accuracy until the sixth century,
more than 2700 years after the Great Pyramid’s completion.” (The Great Pyramid: Ancient Wonder,
In the Scriptures, our Lord is likened to the head cornerstone of a pyramid of which the great stone
Pyramid in Egypt is a symbol (Psa 118:22; Matt 21:42). It is therefore quite in accord with the
Scriptures, and with the Pyramid’s corroborative symbolisms, to liken Adam who in certain aspects was
a type of Christ to a small perfect pyramid standing on the level of the Queen’s Chamber floor,
immediately above the Entrance to the passage down which he afterwards is represented as falling in
consequence of his disobedience. Now, the direct vertical distance between the north edge of the
“basement sheet” of the Descending Passage, and the level of the Queen’s Chamber floor, is exactly
a 25th of the complete vertical height of the whole Pyramid. This vertical distance is 232.5204+
Pyramid inches (shown below), and is an exact 25th part of the full Socket-to-apex vertical height of
the building, 5813.0101+ Pyramid inches.
In his fallen state Adam is represented at the end of his 1000-year “day” of condemnation as standing
at the north edge of the “basement sheet.” Thus, the little pyramid now reckoned as having fallen like
Adam from the Queen’s Chamber floor-level down to the “basement sheet”, its apex just touching
the line above which symbolizes the Plane of Human Perfection, represents Adam at the full end of his
1000-year “day” losing all hold upon his at one time perfect human state, and falling into the
Descending Passage condition of death on his way to the “Pit”.
The fact that Adam is represented by a pyramid which is exactly a 25th the size of the Great Pyramid
may explain the reason for the Queen’s Chamber being situated at the 25th masonry course of the
building. This seems to be the Pyramid’s method of corroborating the Scriptural declaration that Adam
was made in the image of his Creator, and that he was the earthly type of the Spiritual Adam (Rom 5:
14), Christ, who is symbolized by the whole Great Pyramid.
As the pyramid representing Adam is a 25th of the size of the whole Pyramid, it follows that the
dimensions of the latter in cubits is exactly reproduced in inches in the little model; for a cubit equals
25 inches. The number of inches in the base-length of the little pyramid is 365.242, i.e., the same as
the number of days in the solar year. The foregoing symbolical representation of Adam is likewise
supported by a number of other time-measurements, which we shall see later in our study.” (Great
Pyramid Passages, Pages 145-147)
In our next post we will begin our look at the interior passages of the Great Pyramid.
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