|Ancient Egyptian Pyramids|
The ancient Egyptians prepared a body for mummification by pulling the viscera through the anus. The brains were removed by some suction process through the nasal passages. This prevented any damage to the shell of the body, thus enabling the spirit to return to an intact receptacle. Then, according to Egyptologists, the body would be soaked in a brine mixture for approximately a month, and plugs, usually perfumed with an onion scent, were placed in the ears, nostrils and other orifices. The entire body would then be wrapped in cloth in preparation for interment in the sarcophagus.
As far as can be determined, mummification rites were, at first, applied only to the Pharaohs. Then, as the religious age of Egypt became decadent, the nobility began to have themselves mummified. Eventually, the practice became quite widespread and the requirements for mummification became so lax that anyone who could afford the cost of the process was allowed to undergo it. So great did the vogue become that at one time even animals were mummified.
The mummification process is interpreted by Egyptologists as signifying the ability of the Ka, or the soul, of the deceased to regain entrance to this earth. If this hypothesis is accepted, it becomes obvious that mummification was necessary to preserve as completely as possible the body shell of the Pharaoh in order for his spirit to return properly.
However, an opposite, but equally likely interpretation, can be applied to the purpose of mummification. According to many mystics, the mummification process is actually an effective preventive measure against reincarnation. This seems plausible when it is understood that reincarnation was considered necessary for imperfect souls. For example an adept who had failed to pass any of the initiation procedures would have to come back to earth rather than be able to go on to eternal life. In this context, it would have been natural for the Pharaoh, considered “the perfect one,” to halve his body mummified so that even if his spirit was the slightest bit jaded it could not return to its former shell.
Still another theory is propounded by Manly P. Hall, who suggests that the body of the adept was mummified for the sole purpose of serving as a talisman to indicate that the spirit had an existence on earth. The major purpose, then, of the mummification of the Pharaoh would be as a medium through which his survivors could communicate with him.
An interesting parallel to the talisman theory can be found in a Peruvian ritual which required the population to mass in the sacred square of Cuzco on high holy days to witness the display of the mummies of past emperors of Inca civilizations. This showing of the mummies strengthened the belief of the masses in the structure of the ruling class. Even today, in many countries around the world, the Catholic and Orthodox churches display mummified parts of former saints on holy days or saint’s days.
It is interesting to note that in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s, mummy flesh was used as a medicine. This flesh was mistaken for a drug called pitch or Persian moma, which healed small cuts and bruises. Mummy flesh was to be found in the stock of most European pharmacists and was strongly believed to have the powers to knit fractured bones immediately and to be beneficial for every type of internal disorder.
Apparently, the first person to discover the ability of the Great Pyramid to aid the mummification process was a Monsieur Bovis, who visited the Pyramid sometime during the 1900’s. In Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain, Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder claim that they were told by Czechoslovakian scientists that Bovis, while walking around inside the King’s Chamber, found seemingly preserved cats and other small animals which had apparently wandered into the Pyramid and died of starvation. Bovis thought that perhaps the shape of the Pyramid might have been responsible for the dehydrated state of these animals, which showed no signs of decay. Upon his return from Egypt, he decided to construct a model of the Pyramid with a base about 3 feet square. Since the King’s Chamber is approximately one-third of the height of the Pyramid from the base, he experimented with placing specimens (dead cats) one-third of the way towards the apex from the base. Seemingly, his experiments were successful, because he concluded that there was something "about the Pyramid’s shape which prevented decay and caused rapid mummification.
Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Energy :
- Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Energy Part 1
- Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Energy Part 2
- Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Energy Part 3
- Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Energy Part 4
- Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Energy Part 5
- Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Energy Part 6