Secret of Anubis - Ancient Astronomy
Behold, Ancient Egypt, the land that the universe created when the cosmos made the Nile. As the Queen of the constellations raised herself above the two horizons and declared her name as Sirius, so did the jubilation of life occur, meanwhile her husband the constellation of Orion stands guard by her.

The articles that you find here, investigates all the mysteries that lies hidden in the ancient desert sand, specifically their spiritual nature which began among the stars.

While I worked in Egypt I quickly saw something more than the guides would talk about.
Like I would say to my guests before entering a temple, "I can give you the regular guide story, which last 40 min, and then you can walk around by yourself? Or..."

"I can give you everything I've got, meaning I will tell you the details, and anything you point to, I will explain. I will use up all of your time, and still have a lot to say. the choice is yours".
- Guess which one they picked, always :)

You could say that this blog is based on that concept, of giving you everything I've got, on what ever topic from this ancient land.

Mysterious objects, that either moves or sings, are studied in more detail. I can guarantee you a journey which you haven't seen before, from below the ground to up among the stars.

The Pyramid builders that left empty sarcophagus and a knowledge which no one have been able to imitate since...
A peculiar and mysterious thing, is also the fact that what we have from the Pyramid Builders are in stone not papyrus manuscripts. Their spiritual belief was written into the stones.

The mysteries of Edgar Cayce are also looked into, as well as the case of the Emerald tablets.

Furthermore you have a unique opportunity to read more about individual stars and constellations of ancient Egypt, known under the name of the Decans.

This blog goes extensively into different subjects from this holy land, and takes you on a real as well as truthful journey into the magical land of the great ancient Egyptians.

The Emerald tablets articles can be found under the label Hermes Trismegitus, there are more than one article about each subject, and it is for that reason that they are arranged into label categories.

You can also use the list below, turning the pages to see illustrating images of each article.
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By Karima Lachtane

Famous Historical Places Part 2 - Odd Blocks at Karnak

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I choose to write this in connection with the Sphinx Temple, because I think the construction seem very similar. But I will let You be the judge of that.

Karnak is surely another famous historical place, especially to the ancient Egyptians. 

Since I worked as a guide, even in Karnak, I know the regular guide story by heart. I can easily retrace the path that we would take through the temples of Karnak.

So the last couple of times that I visited Egypt, I very purposely took a different path. Instead of following the pharaohs line, I followed a mixture of astronomy and gods and goddess connections, and it was on this path that I saw them...

some spectacular over sized granite blocks, even their placement seemed rather odd, yet very clever. They are hidden in the open, only being covered by a strangle angle, which might make us overlook them...
Gigantic Granite Block

The block shown on this picture, looks bigger than the blocks used on the sphinx temple, and they are surely much heavier, because of the granite material used. 

The wholes in the block leads me to believe that it most likely belong to the roof section, which has been lost for many centuries. 

The wholes is actually something we still use today, when we construct buildings, known as wall ties (danish: Murbindere). They are used to hold the slabs together, this alone should make you reconsider some things in regards to our modern sciences...

I know this because I am educated in what is known as Building and Construction (I did the technical drawings of buildings or houses).

This slab also reminded me of the ceiling blocks used in the Kings chamber inside the Great Pyramid at Giza.


The Odd Angles



One thing that has baffled most Egyptologists surrounding the Sphinx Temple, was the odd shapes that the blocks have. 

It would be much easier to create the temple with regular square blocks, like normally done, so why use these very odd angles and shapes?


There are also many people that think the Sphinx temple is the only construction with these odd shaped blocks, 


imagen my surprise then, when I stumbled upon these blocks...


I feel like I have to tell you the story that lead me to these magnificent construction blocks, because somehow I feel like the journey is as important as what the journey brings.

When I am in Egypt, my mind swifts to being completely spiritual in what it perceives. This little story will give you a peek into that part of my mind.

When I am there I am completely absorbed by the universe itself, it is as if all people and everything modern completely evaporates from my mind...

Back to Karnak and the journey...
So there I was sitting on the balcony in the hotel at night, Orion was at one side, and Sirius was at the other side. The city lights reflected in the Nile water, and I was enchanted by the present of what once was...

The Moon seemed further away than the star and constellation, which it off course isn't. And yet it looked like that.

I was there looking for something... I have no idea of what.. but there is something nagging at me... something...

The only thing I knew, was that I wanted to change the way that I saw the temples at Karnak, I was tired of the pharaohs stories, and I was wondering what if? 

What if they built the temples in a certain pattern, with a purpose more visible than we might perceive right now... what if... there was a path of the stars themselves, present in the path among the temples? What if?...

I had printed satellite pictures of the entire area of all the temples at Karnak, as well as further out in each directions. It did not take me that long to see a pattern in the temples.

I found myself following the Moons path, to where the 12 moon calendars once stood. I also knew that I was treading in the footsteps of the ancient family line of Tuthmosis and Hatshepsut.

I have never seen a guide tour in this area of the temple complex, which I find rather peculiar.

It was on this path that I found these remarkable and gigantic granite blocks. Among the thousands of smaller sandstone bricks, there stood these huge blocks. 

It was clear to see that the destruction of the temples at Karnak, had been focused on this path... The path of the Moon of the family line of Tuthmosis', the area of Thoth.

The Path that religion still despise... The path of seeking Wisdom...


Interestingly these granite blocks have the name of Tuthmosis III, the same person that erected the dream stealer between the front legs of the Sphinx.


Even more interesting is the fact that it might have been the Tuthmosis family line that were the inventors of modern day religion. You can read more about this at http://www.freamasons.com/

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By Karima Lachtane

Famous Historical Places - Sphinx

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"In a land fare to the south, lays a gigantic creature unlike any other. It carries many secrets from the past, and enchant people to have thousands of theories, of it existence.."

Truly this magnificent ancient structure, must be seen as a historical place set a part from the great Pyramids. I would say that it has earned its right, simply by surviving for thousands of years.

The sphinx of Giza was once upon a time also known as "The Terrifying one", it is considered a Mysterious structure on earth, the rock cut sculpture has a human head, and lions body. 

The statue is located on Western bank of River Nile along the Giza plateau. 

There are many mysterious theories about the Sphinx, one of them, is the theory about who the Sphinx portrays, and it is believed that it is the face of one pharaoh named Khafra. 

A German archaeologist named Rainer Stadelmann, did a careful examination of the beard, that was detached and the headdress, and he concluded that it was more parallel to Pharaoh Khufu. 

He supports this, with the evidence that the Khafra’s Causeway was constructed to suit the pre-existing structure, which by then could be the sphinx. 
Picture from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphinx

Of all monoliths, this is the largest ,standing 74 meters long, 19 meters wide and 20 meters tall. The structure may have been built from 2558-2532 BC. 

There are many questions regarding the sphinx, and the countless of questions has led to the formation of different sphinx riddles. 

According to evidences found, it is thought that the structure was part of a larger funerary complex. 

The valley temple and sphinx temple are build with 200 tone stone blocks that have been excavated from the structures enclosure. 

Many people have tried to explain the origin and the nature of the sphinx. 

Early Egyptologists know that the structure was unearthed during the reign of the Egyptian pharaoh Tuthmosis IV. 

They know this, because of the Dream stealer which Tuthmosis IV had erected between the feet of the Sphinx.


Top of the Dream Stealer
http://euler.slu.edu/~bart/egyptianhtml/kings%20and%20Queens/Tuthmosis_IV.html

however, the structure could not have formed a perfect sculpture of a human head and a lion’s body, the proportions between the head and body, are too different. 

There are other theories like the water erosion hypothesis, which is rather interesting, and might hold the most truth of all theories.


This water erosion theory is placed in the category of geology, and it is presented by Mr. John Anthony West in collaboration with Mr. Robert M. Schoch.

One mythologist Colin Reader proposed the sphinx of Giza could have been a place for worship before necropolis. 

Over the last 700 years, many people have tried to demystify the mysteries behind the sphinx, but only having theories of what could have created this amazing structure. 

Other poets have depicted the structure having breasts similar to those of women...

The structure ads immense history and it is a great place to learn the ancient Egyptian culture and history. 

This was a short recap of how the Sphinx is viewed by different people, some are not plausible, while others surely seem proven by nature itself.


Despite all the theories, one thing is for curtain, The Sphinx is indeed a famous historical place, where dreams meet reality and become one.


Now with this in mind, I would like to draw your attention further south, to the temples of Karnak...

We are actually going to zoom in on the building blocks themselves, those use at the Sphinx temple, and other building blocks that I found at Karnak...

Continues into Next Post, Stay Tuned...

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By Karima Lachtane

An Unforgettable Night for a Guide - Private Story

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As you probably already know, I worked as a guide touring between Luxor and Aswan. 

I think I had been working in Egypt for like two weeks when suddenly something strange happened. It would be an experience that I will never forget, and it still blows my mind to think about.

You might not believe my words, but there were witnesses and believe me, I could not make this up. But the last part is up to you, I just know what I live.

A Guide Experince by Karima


I do hope that its alright to tell this story, Its been years, and there should be no contract breach of this story (or I hope).


So one night after me and my teacher had dinner with our guests, I returned to my room at the lower deck, I needed to prepare for the next day. So there I was tugged up in the bed with around 5 books around me, when suddenly my teacher came storming through the cabin door. With a panic like look she said "Karima we have got an emergency, and you have to jump ship!"


I looked at her and said "Say what?" She went on saying "Here is what has happened, one of our other guides has just left their guests'. The boat signed them in and diverted their attention, so that they did not know the guide hadn't turned up as their boat set sail. The guide is not picking up their phone and we can't find the person. Now Karima, you have to go from this ship to another ship and take care of the guests until we fix the situation."
I remember just being blank as she spoke and thinking "What?..."
She continued "You have to pack some things because you will be traveling with them for a couple of days. Now the problem lies in as you very well know, that we are sailing right now, and there is no docking until after tomorrow. We have talked to the captain of the ship and he will sail into Esna's shores and so will the other ship, then you have to climb down from this ship and climb up the other ship".

Still in a small state of chock I packed a bag and went with her. We walked all the way through the ship and through the engine room until we reached the end, where people were preparing for what was to come next.

I just have to make a quick input here, been in Egypt less than two weeks, then suddenly I have to climb a ship. I thought it could not be that hard, because the ship did not look that high when it was docking... But sadly I was very mistaken.. It is quite sad that I didn't have a camera with me, but as a guide you really don't have time to stop up and take pictures.

I looked at my guide teacher, and she was now laughing, because the situation was so ridicules. I panicky laughed a little bit too, but what I was seeing was not what I had expected.

First off, these ships are like two floors high, when they just sail up into the sand shore. No matter the situation, it was a remarkable view and something that I will never forget. But it felt film like, you know where you're asking yourself, is this really happening, am I really seeing what I am seeing?
I saw two giant boats ram up on the Nile river shore at Esna, and there was a long way down to the sandy beach. I remember the sky was clear of clouds and I could see the stars and the moon, it was a unique experience indeed.

Well I threw my shoos as hard as I could overboard, then I saw a very small plank being dragged overboard. I looked at my teacher and said "Is that how I'll be getting down from here?" She was laughing very hard, and said "Yes, there is no other way to do this". Now I cannot describe it completely, but there I stood in a white dress and sandals overboard. I was scared, but the adrenalin had completely pumped my body full of its energetic power, so I was ready to go.

One of the ship workers easily took my bag on his shoulder and ran down like it was nothing, I was amazed at how easily he did it. I on the other hand did not do is so easily. I grabbed hold of the ship railing and placed my feet steadily on the plank and began moving down. Pretty interestingly it was not as hard as I had imagined, but the plank did wobble a lot.

On the sand shore I picked up my sandals and looked up at the ship that I had just climbed drown from, and then over to the other.

I did make it, and in a rather good manner, none of the gusts suspected anything and I was not allowed to say.

I have to stop it here, sorry for the long post, but I just thought I share something from my private life experience baggage.

I should probably have called this post something like walk the plank in a downwards motion..

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