The Pyramid of Unas and Cheops

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The Masonic Influence on World History

Written by Gary Wonning

Located at Saqqara, the pyramid of Unas has a room with an empty sarcophagus and the ceiling is blue representing the sky with stars covering the ceiling where the ancient ceremonies were performed.

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The pyramid of Cheops, as many know it as the Giant Pyramid in Giza has three chambers, with the king’s chamber located near the top. It is difficult to enter, after climbing the grand galley; one must crawl through a narrow opening to enter the king’s chamber. Upon entering one finds a smoothly polished granite lined chamber with an empty sarcophagus tomb near the center of the room.

The high walls are polished granite and there are air chambers on two sides of the room which are said to have pointed towards Venus at the time of the construction of the pyramid.

When a king passed, the coronation and ascension process were two similar but different ceremonies that is said to resemble masonic ceremonies of today. 

Performed at different times, the thought was to bring the soul of the deceased pharaoh into the body of the soon to be king.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

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King Cheops Pyramid ; The King’s Chamber

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Mysterious Egypt, land of a thousand years

Written by Gary Wonning

Located in the upper third of the Cheops pyramid it is hard to imagine how the workmen were able to get these huge stones this high from the ground. The stone over the King’s Chamber is larger than a train locomotive. The chamber itself must be about twenty feet wide, long, and high, and the walls are fashioned out of polished granite. Looking around I spotted two air chambers on opposite sides of the room and the sarcophagus sitting on one side. People were peering in when I suddenly heard a gasp. Someone had lain down in the vault for a photo op and just as a lady peered over the side, he raised up, and gave her quite a fright.  It got a chuckle out of everyone.

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The kings chamber of Cheops pyramid

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

Freemasonry Has Many Elements That Are Egyptian

 

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The Masonic Influence on World History

Freemasonry has many elements that are very Egyptian.

Most brethren don’t believe there is a connection between masonry and Egypt beyond just referencing it in the ritual work, but when one investigates further they find many similarities.

The all-seeing eye of Amen-Ra, the pyramids, not to mention the dual pillars and the identical nature of Ma’ at, all of which show similarities to masonry. In reality, masonry mentions many of them in its rituals.

Maat or Ma’at was the ancient Egyptian concept of truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice.

Maat was personified as a goddess who regulated the stars, seasons, and the actions of both mortals and the deities who set the order of the universe from chaos at the very moment of creation. Sound familiar?

photo of the three pyramids of Giza at sunrise

Mysterious Egypt, land of a thousand years

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

Egyptian Pharaoh: Ramses 11

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Mysterious Egypt, land of a thousand years

Ancient Memphis was founded in 2925 BCE by King Menes and was long known as the capital of Egypt and as such was the home to many of the early pharaohs including Ramses II.

Ramses II is generally believed to have been the Pharaoh during the Exodus, and as a consequence, many artifacts from Ramses time still adorn the countryside. Ramses II, powerful and ambitious, was the third ruler of the 19th dynasty.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

The Mystery of the Pyramids

 

Many legends and much speculation in Egyptian mythology surround the pyramids and why they were built, as well as to how they were built. They have been described as being burial tombs for the pharaohs and Egyptian Gods, giant observatories, ceremonial sites where many ancient rituals were performed, and many other functions. Although it is my understanding that no one has ever been found buried in a pyramid, all of the other functions seem to make sense. The giant pyramid, or pyramid of Cheops(Khufu), is perfectly aligned with the four cardinal points of the earth, following and extending one line along the base, it would pass through Bethlehem, another line would extend through Stonehenge in England. Various points line up perfectly with different constellations that were of importance to the ancient Egyptians.

Much has been written trying to explain how they were built, using pulleys, ramps, and thousands of workman to construct them, not much of it makes sense. Built on the highest ground for miles, it’s hard to visualize how ramps could have been built, also, there would still be evidence of the ramps. In an extremely arid climate, structures and the evidence of structures last for thousands of years. The tremendous manpower needed to build the edifices would have been staggering, how do you move a stone, some of which weigh 40 tons and are as large as a train locomotive up a ramp three hundred feet high?

Probably the most logical explanation as to how they were built, when they were built, and by whom is also the most illogical. Many legends persist that they were built by either extraterrestrials or refugees from Atlantis, who escaped to Egypt when their land sank beneath the sea some twelve thousand years ago. Theoretically, either could be true. There is much evidence that planet earth has been visited many times by life forms from beyond our galaxy and there is also evidence of a land existing in the Atlantic  Ocean before our present era.

How were they built, only time will tell.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

 

 

Synchronicity In the Modern world

Written by: Gary Wonning

I had replied to an ad in Outdoor Photography. A man living in Zambia was needing to communicate with someone in the states, film processing was difficult there and he needed someone to process film for him. I replied as it sounded like a lucrative business proposition, he even mentioned paying for my passage to Zambia for business purposes. What did I have to lose, he was going to pick up the tab?

The trip was to take place in a few months so I began to make plans and applied for a passport. When I applied for the passport, the birth certificate I had wasn’t the correct one. I didn’t realize the hospital birth certificate wasn’t a legal document, so first off, I had to apply for a new birth certificate from the county health department.

Upon receiving the correct birth certificate, I noticed my first name was spelled differently than the way I had been spelling it all my life. My name was spelled Garald on the birth certificate and I had been spelling it Gerald all these years. The funny part about it, people had always called me Garald instead of Gerald. Quite a revelation. As it turned out, later when I began to understand numerology more, the difference in spelling made a big difference in my life plan.

Evidently, the doctor had written it down wrong at my birth, and my parents weren’t even aware of the error. The original birth certificate couldn’t be changed so we decided to make my passport match my driver’s license,  no one in customs was going to see my birth certificate.

As things progressed, many unseen circumstances prevented me from traveling to Zambia. The adventure was all but forgotten.

Two years had gone by and as I sat reading the morning paper the Sunday before Thanksgiving, a travel ad caught my eye. A group trip was being planned for the two weeks after Christmas to Egypt, it was leaving on December 26th, only five weeks away, and the price was fantastic.

The ad had been placed by a professor Kennedy of Xavier University in Cincinnati and was providing the opportunity to visit Egypt during the Christmas holidays. What better way to spend New Year’s Eve, than in The land of the Pharaohs!

It went on to state it would be a twelve-day trip, visiting Cairo, Memphis, Luxor, Thebes,  Alexandria, Saqqara, and Giza, an all-inclusive trip for $999.

I had some time off after Christmas and so far had no plans. I realized this would be perfect. There isn’t much to do in Indiana this time of year, it would be a good time to travel to a warmer climate. I had been wondering whatever possessed me to take a vacation at this time of year, now I had my answer.

I immediately called and made a reservation, I was on my way to the next step of my journey to enlightenment. The next five weeks flew by, extremely busy with my work I had little time to think about the trip.

As the time approached, I  realized it takes at least six weeks to apply for and receive a passport, if I hadn’t gotten a passport when I was thinking of going to Zambia, this trip would never have materialized and I would have missed one of the great adventures of my life.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

Time To Leave Egypt

 

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New year’s Eve in Cairo

Leaving Egypt

Written By; Gary Wonning

Our journey was coming to an end. The next day we would be revisiting the Cairo Museum and the Citadel. If time permitted, a last minute stop at the Cairo Marriott, a refurbished palace . The final evening we would be shopping at the Bazaar, a large flea market type shopping area in Cairo.

They reminded us many times not to give kids any money. If you gave them money, they would go begging on the streets instead of going to school.

Shopping at the bazaar, I felt a tug at my elbow. There stood a little boy who had rubbed fresh dirt on his face to make him look poor. His  outstretched hand and the frown on his face told me he was asking for money.

I thought, what the heck and gave him a quarter. Soon, I felt another tug, there were a dozen kids standing behind me with all their hands outstretched. Lesson learned.

The next morning, it was up at 4:30 to catch our 8:30 flight. The airport was a mad house. A security guard stopped me to check me with a hand held device. I had put my camera film in my coat pocket to avoid sending it through the x-ray machines. When the device reached that pocket, it went off. I attempted to pull my hand out of my pocket to show the guard what I had. He held up his hand, shouting ,”No,No” and turned and left. Guess he thought I had a gun.

As we departed my thoughts turned to home and returning to a normal life.

The Life of the Egyptians

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Mysterious Egypt, land of a thousand years

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

 

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