Naturally, they also worshiped (sigh) the “Sacred Feminine,” just like Henry Sinclair and the Templar-Cistercian-Freemason cult of the Holy Bloodline! The series concludes by arguing that Egyptian chronology is incorrect and must be re-dated by applying the “Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Iron Ages of Plato’s Great Year.” Because the Egyptians had superpowers, they must have lived in the Golden Age, which therefore means that the pyramids “must” date back to the start of the cosmic cycle, thousands of years earlier.
I think that the show is conflating Plato’s “perfect year” from the Timaeus, describing how a perfect calendar would measure solar, lunar, and planetary motions until all returned to their first positions (he was referring to the daily motion of the stars, not precession, so this was an astrological event), with Plato’s view from The Republic that souls come in gold, silver, and bronze in proportion to their function. This, I imagine, they must cross with Hesiod’s idea of the five ages (gold, silver, bronze, heroic, and iron) from the Works and Days (109-201) as modified in Ovid’s four ages (gold, silver, bronze, and iron) from Metamorphoses (1.89-150). These were not part of the precessional cycle but rather measured time from the creation of humanity. According to Jerome, translating Eusebius, this period began around 1700 BCE. To tie this to the Great Year, as in precession of the equinoxes, they must have to link it to the Hindu cycle of the four ages, even though these ages are not part of the 26,000 year cycle of precession but rather a 4.32 million year cycle. At any rate, I can’t work out any other way to get from Plato to a “Great Year” made up of four ages.
Last month the producers of the documentary series have started offering “courses” of study on pyramid mysteries, beginning with one about the alleged 25,000-year-old Bosnian pyramid that isn’t any such thing. (It is a natural formation.) The course teaches that the Bosnian pyramid and its surrounding area form a giant Tesla-style free energy device and that the pyramid is the remnant of a “fallen age,” which I can only interpret as some mystical-religious appeal to a vanished Golden Age. The course concludes with “a guided, pyramid-activation meditation with Linda Star Wolf, a neo-shaman who claims to hold a “Doctorate of Ministry in Shamanic Psychology” from the University of Integrative Learning, an unaccredited school that claims to be “exempt” from accreditation because of the U.S. Constitution’s separation of church and state.
I guess we can add Star Wolf to the list of alternative and New Age writers who disdain academic knowledge but want to ape the authority of academia.