"Pyramid Code" Documentary Claims Egyptians Had Superpowers; Producers Stage "Pyramid Activation Meditation"
In 1961, FCC chairman Newton N. Minow declared television “a vast wasteland” populated by sadism, violence, and advertising. He advocated for programming in the public interest, calling on broadcasters to take responsibility for the content of their shows. How quaint. The satellite television station The Documentary Channel, which is not subject to FCC regulations, has been re-airing this week a 2010 series called “The Pyramid Code,” produced by an independent production company and sold to stations in 34 countries.
I have not seen the series as I do not have Direct TV or Dish Network. The show’s claims, however, are available on the production’s website, and it seems to be a rather clichéd recapitulation of the David Childress-Chris Dunn school of pyramid fantasy. The program’s five episodes postulate that the Egyptian pyramids represent “superior technology and sophisticated knowledge of physics, astronomy, biology, and cosmology.” According to the producers, the Great Pyramid was built with “high science,” including some type of free/quantum/magic energy we do not understand. The program claims that the Egyptians “had more refined senses, experienced higher levels of consciousness,” and therefore had superpowers as reflected in myth.
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.
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