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When was the Great Pyramid Built?
Enigma in Stone - Lingering Symbol of the Ages
People have been asking the Age of the Phoenix for Ages. And many have wondered if it has unearthly secrets. There is a group of people trying to gain permission to actually dig a hole underneath it? Is it likely to happen? Probably not. An opened secret tomb might just reveal something that we never knew.
If you can imagine it, stretch your mind, and think for a second. The Sphinx has been stumbled upon, lived next to, marched toward and viewed from afar, for ages. Looming peacefully in the sands, it has been a winsome illusory desert vision, and something to build around -- for so long that mostly, it has been said about it: "Who built that?" and "How long has that been here?"
Solomon's Look Across Gaza
"There is no new thing under the sun. Is there a thing of which one might say, see this, it is new? It has already been for the ages which were before."
---- Ecclesiastes 1:10
Was Solomon referring to the Sphinx? He was probably musing that his lofty ambitions and his sense that he was doing God's will, was cast against, as a backdrop -- the ageless Sphinx. After all, his eyes were focused on building the Temple and becoming known throughout History as the one who would build this magnificent tribute to God. The signs of the Zodiac were being placed on the floor of his temple, and he was undoubtedly a Kabbalist and privy to all the ancient texts that Moses and Aaron knew of and the oral tales which came from Egypt (Moses being a Prince of Egypt and Joseph, being a Pharoah and Abraham being an ally). He was undoubtedly intimate with Egypt. This idea is not thought about by modern Christianity. They want to think of Moses and the people in the Wilderness as a Tabula Rasa (blank slate). But, that topic is for another article
Since he was focused on the plan for Man that was revealed through his studies, he most undoubtedly was as cognizant of the Sphinx and its meaning as any at the time. Since the Egyptians were focused on their own polytheistic panoply of gods, they might not even have been aware of the meaning of the Sphinx as Solomon might have been. Not that people have not had theories. For heaven's sake, the Sphinx probably started the proclivity of scholars to boldly pronounce their scholarly opinions about origins -- as this article itself can only be a matter of opinion and tradition and history and symbology and archaeological study. Solomon and David knew that the - "heaven God's glory do declare", but they did not have archaeologists. However, they were most likely privy to ancient Egyptian lore, much of which has been lost now forever.
Ten Thousand BC or 2500 BC?
There is a whole group of people speculating that the Sphinx shows "water wear" and that the only way that could happen would be to go back into pre-history and declare that it was built around 10,000 BC -- the last time that that area had lakes and rivers in abundance. Of course if that were true, it would overturn all of history, so its not likely to be met with acceptance any time soon. The 2500 BC idea is based upon more orthodox views of when it would most likely have been built during the time of the Pharoahs (Khafre and Khufu). Regardless of its age, the fact of it, its symbols, beauty and majesty and mystery will continue to beguile man and mystify scholars.
The Head of Virgo
Since the study of astrology and astronomy predates most modern religions, the symbols which work the best are for that time are astrological. The symbol of the Virgin is that it carries the Son (the Messiah figure) (Madonna and child images are rife throughout ancient ideas across the planet). Deeper than that though there is the essential picture of the Soul being housed in the Virginal Human Body. The Virgo personifies innocence. They are the guileless critics of the zodiac, viewing the whole realm as worthy of improvement that they can provide. The confidence and boldness coupled with wide-eyed wonder make the Virgo a puzzle of sorts. If one uses this image to construct a picture of the young human soul, full of certainty and simultaneous wonder, you can see how this image contains all those elements. The young soul is ready to learn, and its destiny will carry it through multiple experiences.
Since cannons of Napoleon, and ancient men of malice have tried to defile the face of the Sphinx, we cannot now see how beautiful and "Mona Lisa like" the head and face of the Sphinx must have been ages ago. It was probably an arresting face of beauty on the body of this lion. You can see the vividness of this message: The young Soul, full of positiveness and self assurance undertakes the adventurous journey and progresses through the astrological experiences brought through all 12 signs, until it reaches the Kingly Leo.
The Body of the Leo
As humankind progresses through their life times and develops and grows in maturity, it finally reaches an apex of development. (Leos can stop polishing their claws in pride). It is the stated intent of the Divine, in other words that we succeed. That we can look forward to an immense sense of happiness and accomplishment and puff up our chests with the divine breath of God. Not the human pride, so easily extinguished with defeats, set backs and yes, even death itself; but the realization that our goal down here is to fully reach a state in which we are purged, healthy, strong and full of the realization of redemption and transformation.
This you can read on the Watcher Website:
"The pictures found today in the zodiac were not developed by the Greeks, but were in place perhaps as early as 4000 BC, predating even the civilizations of Sumeria. These (zodiacal images) were not merely arranged in haphazard order to aid in the tracking of star movements, but with the purpose of depicting an epic narrative. Authors like Bullinger and Seiss have suggested that there is a deeper meaning, one that goes beyond even the most illuminated of occult interpretations. The zodiac is a pictorial story of God's plan of salvation on earth. The key to understanding the celestial zodiac is found in ancient depictions of a mythical creature called -- a SPHINX."
Theories as to Origin
Those who think that Ancient Aliens established humanity in these monolithic kingdoms, see the Sphinx and its mysteries as validation of the inscrutable tale that simply cannot every be resolved to everyone's opinion. Then there are theories about ancient prehistoric races who established themselves from other continents and left this monument as a statement of their existence. Edgar Cayce made statements about the Sphinx, and the fact that there is hidden information underneath the Sphinx. Theories do abound, but they all show the limitless curiosity which promulgates itself at the mere sight of this magnificent monument. Whatever its origin, the fact of it and its powerful message remains.
The astrological symbols do hold powerful and inspirational pictures that each human individual can take comfort in and draw inspiration from, as they work their way through their current life lessons and try to look back on and forward to - a future of growth and wonder living on this planet of life and resurrection. As we do, the Sphinx still sits there with its presence a statement. If the Sphinx is declaring that a Messiah, an anointed one, will come and secure man's future to a kingly destiny, then the Sphinx is making a very positive declaration. Ultimately, what is the hoped for effect of the Messiah? That man's struggle and pain will be ended and ultimate victory and peace will be attained.
If there can not be agreement on its meaning, there can be universal agreement of the fact that it continues to make a statement every day - a statement of ultimate mystery. In our scientific and mechanistic and materialistic age maybe its message is the message of impermanence. Societies come and go, but "I still sit here, telling my story". Read astrologygetalong.com for ebooks for each sign, and helpful analyses for couples.