Secret of Anubis - Ancient Astronomy
This Blog started 19. September 2008

Behold, the Secrets of Ancient Egypt, the land that the universe created when the cosmos made the Nile. As the Queen of the constellations raised herself above the two horizons and declared her name as Sirius, so did the jubilation of life occur, meanwhile her husband the constellation of Orion stands guard by her.

The articles that you find here, investigates all the mysteries that lies hidden in the ancient desert sand, specifically their spiritual nature which began among the stars.

While I worked in Egypt I quickly saw something more than the guides would talk about.
Like I would say to my guests before entering a temple, "I can give you the regular guide story, which last 40 min, and then you can walk around by yourself? Or..."

"I can give you everything I've got, meaning I will tell you the details, and anything you point to, I will explain. I will use up all of your time, and still have a lot to say. the choice is yours".
- Guess which one they picked, always :)

You could say that this blog is based on that concept, of giving you everything I've got, on what ever topic from this ancient land.

Mysterious objects, that either moves or sings, are studied in more detail. I can guarantee you a journey which you haven't seen before, from below the ground to up among the stars.

The Pyramid builders that left empty sarcophagus and a knowledge which no one have been able to imitate since...
A peculiar and mysterious thing, is also the fact that what we have from the Pyramid Builders are in stone not papyrus manuscripts. Their spiritual belief was written into the stones.

The mysteries of Edgar Cayce are also looked into, as well as the case of the Emerald tablets.

Furthermore you have a unique opportunity to read more about individual stars and constellations of ancient Egypt, known under the name of the Decans.

This blog goes extensively into different subjects from this holy land, and takes you on a real as well as truthful journey into the magical land of the great ancient Egyptians.

The Emerald tablets articles can be found under the label Hermes Trismegitus, there are more than one article about each subject, and it is for that reason that they are arranged into label categories.

You can also use the list below, turning the pages to see illustrating images of each article.
By Karima Lachtane

Famous Historical Places Part 2 - Odd Blocks at Karnak

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I choose to write this in connection with the Sphinx Temple, because I think the construction seem very similar. But I will let You be the judge of that.

Karnak is surely another famous historical place, especially to the ancient Egyptians. 

Since I worked as a guide, even in Karnak, I know the regular guide story by heart. I can easily retrace the path that we would take through the temples of Karnak.

So the last couple of times that I visited Egypt, I very purposely took a different path. Instead of following the pharaohs line, I followed a mixture of astronomy and gods and goddess connections, and it was on this path that I saw them...

some spectacular over sized granite blocks, even their placement seemed rather odd, yet very clever. They are hidden in the open, only being covered by a strangle angle, which might make us overlook them...
Gigantic Granite Block

The block shown on this picture, looks bigger than the blocks used on the sphinx temple, and they are surely much heavier, because of the granite material used. 

The wholes in the block leads me to believe that it most likely belong to the roof section, which has been lost for many centuries. 

The wholes is actually something we still use today, when we construct buildings, known as wall ties (danish: Murbindere). They are used to hold the slabs together, this alone should make you reconsider some things in regards to our modern sciences...

I know this because I am educated in what is known as Building and Construction (I did the technical drawings of buildings or houses).

This slab also reminded me of the ceiling blocks used in the Kings chamber inside the Great Pyramid at Giza.


The Odd Angles



One thing that has baffled most Egyptologists surrounding the Sphinx Temple, was the odd shapes that the blocks have. 

It would be much easier to create the temple with regular square blocks, like normally done, so why use these very odd angles and shapes?


There are also many people that think the Sphinx temple is the only construction with these odd shaped blocks, 


imagen my surprise then, when I stumbled upon these blocks...


I feel like I have to tell you the story that lead me to these magnificent construction blocks, because somehow I feel like the journey is as important as what the journey brings.

When I am in Egypt, my mind swifts to being completely spiritual in what it perceives. This little story will give you a peek into that part of my mind.

When I am there I am completely absorbed by the universe itself, it is as if all people and everything modern completely evaporates from my mind...

Back to Karnak and the journey...
So there I was sitting on the balcony in the hotel at night, Orion was at one side, and Sirius was at the other side. The city lights reflected in the Nile water, and I was enchanted by the present of what once was...

The Moon seemed further away than the star and constellation, which it off course isn't. And yet it looked like that.

I was there looking for something... I have no idea of what.. but there is something nagging at me... something...

The only thing I knew, was that I wanted to change the way that I saw the temples at Karnak, I was tired of the pharaohs stories, and I was wondering what if? 

What if they built the temples in a certain pattern, with a purpose more visible than we might perceive right now... what if... there was a path of the stars themselves, present in the path among the temples? What if?...

I had printed satellite pictures of the entire area of all the temples at Karnak, as well as further out in each directions. It did not take me that long to see a pattern in the temples.

I found myself following the Moons path, to where the 12 moon calendars once stood. I also knew that I was treading in the footsteps of the ancient family line of Tuthmosis and Hatshepsut.

I have never seen a guide tour in this area of the temple complex, which I find rather peculiar.

It was on this path that I found these remarkable and gigantic granite blocks. Among the thousands of smaller sandstone bricks, there stood these huge blocks. 

It was clear to see that the destruction of the temples at Karnak, had been focused on this path... The path of the Moon of the family line of Tuthmosis', the area of Thoth.

The Path that religion still despise... The path of seeking Wisdom...


Interestingly these granite blocks have the name of Tuthmosis III, the same person that erected the dream stealer between the front legs of the Sphinx.


Even more interesting is the fact that it might have been the Tuthmosis family line that were the inventors of modern day religion. You can read more about this at http://www.freamasons.com/

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By Karima Lachtane

Famous Historical Places - Sphinx

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"In a land fare to the south, lays a gigantic creature unlike any other. It carries many secrets from the past, and enchant people to have thousands of theories, of it existence.."

Truly this magnificent ancient structure, must be seen as a historical place set a part from the great Pyramids. I would say that it has earned its right, simply by surviving for thousands of years.

The sphinx of Giza was once upon a time also known as "The Terrifying one", it is considered a Mysterious structure on earth, the rock cut sculpture has a human head, and lions body. 

The statue is located on Western bank of River Nile along the Giza plateau. 

There are many mysterious theories about the Sphinx, one of them, is the theory about who the Sphinx portrays, and it is believed that it is the face of one pharaoh named Khafra. 

A German archaeologist named Rainer Stadelmann, did a careful examination of the beard, that was detached and the headdress, and he concluded that it was more parallel to Pharaoh Khufu. 

He supports this, with the evidence that the Khafra’s Causeway was constructed to suit the pre-existing structure, which by then could be the sphinx. 
Picture from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphinx

Of all monoliths, this is the largest ,standing 74 meters long, 19 meters wide and 20 meters tall. The structure may have been built from 2558-2532 BC. 

There are many questions regarding the sphinx, and the countless of questions has led to the formation of different sphinx riddles. 

According to evidences found, it is thought that the structure was part of a larger funerary complex. 

The valley temple and sphinx temple are build with 200 tone stone blocks that have been excavated from the structures enclosure. 

Many people have tried to explain the origin and the nature of the sphinx. 

Early Egyptologists know that the structure was unearthed during the reign of the Egyptian pharaoh Tuthmosis IV. 

They know this, because of the Dream stealer which Tuthmosis IV had erected between the feet of the Sphinx.


Top of the Dream Stealer
http://euler.slu.edu/~bart/egyptianhtml/kings%20and%20Queens/Tuthmosis_IV.html

however, the structure could not have formed a perfect sculpture of a human head and a lion’s body, the proportions between the head and body, are too different. 

There are other theories like the water erosion hypothesis, which is rather interesting, and might hold the most truth of all theories.


This water erosion theory is placed in the category of geology, and it is presented by Mr. John Anthony West in collaboration with Mr. Robert M. Schoch.

One mythologist Colin Reader proposed the sphinx of Giza could have been a place for worship before necropolis. 

Over the last 700 years, many people have tried to demystify the mysteries behind the sphinx, but only having theories of what could have created this amazing structure. 

Other poets have depicted the structure having breasts similar to those of women...

The structure ads immense history and it is a great place to learn the ancient Egyptian culture and history. 

This was a short recap of how the Sphinx is viewed by different people, some are not plausible, while others surely seem proven by nature itself.


Despite all the theories, one thing is for curtain, The Sphinx is indeed a famous historical place, where dreams meet reality and become one.


Now with this in mind, I would like to draw your attention further south, to the temples of Karnak...

We are actually going to zoom in on the building blocks themselves, those use at the Sphinx temple, and other building blocks that I found at Karnak...

Continues into Next Post, Stay Tuned...

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By Karima Lachtane

Explore The Enchanting Mysteries Of Egypt By Booking Adventurous Nile River Cruises

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From the modern capital Cairo to the ancient land of Dendera, the mysterious country of Egypt offers plenty of sightseeing opportunities for adventurous people. 

The legendary land of Pharaohs offers you a memorable glimpse into its rich ancient civilization.

Egypt is based on a flat, rough and sandy terrain. The country is mostly a desert landscape but most people are fouled by the sand, Egypt is actually over 88% rocks, so it is a rock desert. 

The more sand based deserts lies more towards and below Morocco which houses the famous Sahara Desert and Libyan Desert. But most of it is covered by barren rock (sandstone) deserts though Egypt.


Luckily they have the Nile, that provides the right vegetation for growth. This is also the reason why ancient Egyptian saw the Nile as something much more spiritual. For them it was a gift from the universe, and the universe mirrored it with the milky way.

If you want to experience the enchanting aura in the Valley of the Kings or witness the gigantic pyramids, a luxurious cruise on the Nile River will make your dreams come true. So, take a break from your monotonous daily routine and travel to Egypt with your family.



About Nile River

One day I took a felucca out on the Nile, the young sailor said: "It is said that if a person touches the water of the Nile, they will instantly fall in love with Egypt" I smiled and tipped over the side and dipped my arms into the river, and splashed the water over myself. We both smiled.

The Nile is recognized as the longest river in the world. It originates in the East African mountains and meanders over 4,000 miles of land before it drains into the Mediterranean Sea. 

It has 3 major tributaries 
Blue Nile, 
White Nile and 
Atbarah River. 

Blue Nile may be longer but the White Nile is known for its boon of prosperity. Ancient Egyptians depended on the fertile silt-laid waters of the White Nile for irrigation. It was a blessing in disguise for thirsty natives and their farmlands.


My brother took this picture, as we were docking by Kom-Ombo Temple (Where I use to guide)


River Nile Cruises


Seeing the immense potential of Nile River, the government has introduced several development projects to harness it. Presently, the river contributes a major share to the booming tourism industry. Various local agencies offer cruise packages for couples and families.


These tourism packages include one-day, 3-days, weekly and 10 to 15 days cruises on Nile River, from the port of Cairo to other remote destinations. These trips start on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sunday and include high-end amenities like free photography, fine dining (3 meals a day), camel back riding, cultural activities, themed events, music, dance, spa and Jacuzzis. The tourists are escorted by an English speaking guide who directs them throughout the trip.

A standard Egypt cruise package starts at $100 to $10,000 per person, depending on the number of destinations visited and facilities included. What’s more? These lavish cruise lines are furnished with contemporary facilities like gym, private docking areas, libraries, museums, ball rooms and medical services.


Aswan Dam


The dam was initially constructed to divert flood waters from Nile to nearby ponds and Lake Nasser. Water is stored during monsoons and released when the droughts strikes local farmlands. Additionally, the dam produces hydroelectricity for the natives.


Pyramids of Giza

The great pyramids are one of the Seven Wonders of the World. They were built by Pharaoh Khufu approximately 4,500 years back. Today, they serve as burial chambers for the deceased members of the royal families.




Temples of Karnak

This Luxor based structure is the largest man made temple dedicated to the hidden god Amun. But it is hardly the only temple at Karnak. It took 1,300 years to finish.


Horus Temple at Edfu

Edfu is the ancient capital of Upper Egypt. It was constructed between 300 to 30 BC and serves as the home to Horus Temple.


Other than these sites, vacationers can check out the Egyptian Museum, Memphis and Temple of Hatshepsut

Take a peek into Egyptian rural life as you pass fields, tombs and mud houses on your way. 

Take some time and shop for delicate ornaments, tinkles and fine silk in the local bazaars or savor scrumptious, exotic cuisine at famous eateries.

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By Karima Lachtane

Seti I Heb Sed Festival

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This is an article post about the great pharaoh Seti I and his Heb Sed Festival, this article is connected to 
The articles above, deal with those pharaohs Heb Sed festivals, and gives you the basic details so fare known behind this peculiar festival. 
This article on the other hand, investigates some interesting points to the image used for the festival themselves. 


- Analyzing Festival Scenes


- The Astronomical Connections

Again,... Interestingly I think Sety I temple at Abydos offers more clarification upon the mysterious festival, so I will use the pictures that I took at the temple.

I am of the belief that it is NOT a 30 year festival as the scholars have settled upon, but I actually believe that this ritual festival has more to do with some Astronomical Relationship between Earths Seasons.

Now, I am well aware of, how this must sound to the scholar mind, so please do bear with me, as I venture into yet another unexplored path among the old...

I do not say that I am right, but I will prove my point with more than my own words or theories, I will use what is known, and draw attention to the smaller details that people so quickly move by.

Analyzing Festival Scenes


The deeper that I dig into these ritual scenes, the more you might be unfamiliar with them, but the scholar would know what I am talking about. Again you must remember everything is not known yet, fare from it...

So here we see the great Seti I in a running motion, he has a staff like thing in his hand and a wipe in his other hand. 

It is accepted among scholars that this scene is called the Hed-Sed festival, and most believe it to be an event that took place every 30 years of a pharaohs life. 

Yet there are so much evidence that points in another direction, too many pharaohs have more than one of these scenes on their temple walls, yet they hardly ruled for 60 years (30 years X 2)...


So the question would logical be (if one wanted to explore the thought even more), could it be something different that what we perceive the Heb-Sed festival to be?

- I do suspect that the answer to this, is Yes :)

As I mentioned in the other posts which are referenced to at the beginning of this post, I was thought by an scholar Egyptologist in what the Heb-Sed festival was thought to be about, yet their perception seemed very off to me..

Again I will not go into describing the celebration of the festival in this post, because I have already done so before.

Here I will show you how my mind works, and what I see, which does not follow the scholar books.



The first thing that I noticed, where both the differences in the scenes of one pharaoh (it could be either Ramesses II or Seti I, like other ritualistic images they follow a standard.. And unknown standard, yet you still see some common denominators among the scenes).

Another thing worth pointing out, is that the ancient Egyptians were masters of not only numerology, but also the dual images. 

By this I mean, there is this duality which goes harmonies through everything that they did, I talk more about this in my book "The Secret of Anubis, The Winter Triangle".


They did Nothing unintentionally !



The first thing that I notice with the festival scene, was the scorpion Goddess. You might think that I am referring to the smaller lady figure with her arms stretched out, but I am not talking about her, thou I think she too, is very important.

No, I am talking about one specific figure on the other side of the pharaoh, I have drawn it with white inside the red box-thing. That symbol is normally used for the Scorpion Goddess, who is also portrayed in their astronomical charts, which are found at either their tombs or their Death Temples.


The Scorpion goddess is the constellation of the Scorpion, this is clearly proved in many ancient tombs. 

Beneath the Scorpion goddess you have the symbol of "Horizon" ?.. Interesting considering...

It is also very clear that, as the scholars also say, that it is a ritual about the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, under one pharaoh (king). This is illustrated through different symbols, such as the Pharaohs crowns on each scene, and the ladies that stands in front of the pharaoh.

The ladies that have their hands stretched out, is on one of the scenes a representation of the goddess of Upper Egypt, and in the other scene, she represents the goddess of Lower Egypt.


It is also interesting, to notice the different objects that the king is holding in each scene.

The Astronomical Connections

First off I would say, everything in ancient Egypt had deeper connections and always ends back at their most ancient Gods and goddess, namely the stars and constellations.

Placing the Scorpion goddess in the image, clearly indicates a connection to the holder of the symbol, and what she in depth stands for. Then we see a symbol of the word "horizon" beneath the Scorpion goddess symbol...

Another interesting observation about the ancient Egyptian, The Birthday of Osiris was called Heb-Tep... 

Osiris is in some context seen as a Moon god, but this is interesting because of what Osiris birthday actually meant back then. 

Osiris Birthday was one of the Epagomenal days, the first of them to be very exact. The birthdays of five certain gods and goddess were used to make up the calendar year, where we today use the 'leap-year' classification, because of difference in calendar ideas.

In ancient Egypt time and calendars belonged to the gods and goddess.

Again there might be some deeper connection to these scenes, than first presumed. Rather coincidental that Osiris birthday was known as Heb-Teb, and here we have a ritual called Heb-Sed? 



Could this peculiar running ritual have something to do with the Epagomenal days?

Read more about the Epagomenal days here  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intercalation_(timekeeping)

Sadly I was not looking for how many scenes there were in the temple at Abydos, Because in retrospect it would have been interesting to see if there were five scenes? I took pictures of four scenes.

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