Napoleon and the Great Pyramid: Myth and Reality-12/2 Beachcombing, One of the best WIBT (wish I’d been there) moments in history must have been that wonderful occasion when Napoleon ascended to the royal chamber in the Great Pyramid and asked to spend a minute alone with the pharaohs: perhaps it is so fantastically attractive as history because no one was there and so there is the mystery of just what happened. Here is a typical modern account, and there are several web pages that go into details of Napoleon’s likely vision within.
There is an interesting story about Napoleon on his visit to the Great Pyramid. He asked to be left alone in the King’s chamber. When he emerged, it was reported that he looked visibly shaken. When an aide asked him if he had witnessed anything mysterious, he replied that he had no comment, and that he never wanted the incident mentioned again. Years later, when he was on his deathbed, a close friend asked him what really happened in the King’s chamber. He was about to tell him and stopped. Then he shook his head and said, ‘No, what’s the use. You’d never believe me.’ As far as we know, he never told anyone and took the secret to his grave. (It is interesting to note that there is an unsubstantiated story that Napoleon had hinted that he was given some vision of his destiny during his stay in the King’s Chamber). Alexander the Great also spent time alone in the King’s Chamber like many famous people throughout history.
Now, Beach wrote above that no one was there with the Emperor, but actually, and this is rather embarrassing, the Emperor wasn’t there either. Here is an account that deals with Napoleon and the pyramids.
On the 14th of July Bonaparte left Cairo for the Pyramids. He intended spending three or four days in examining the ruins of the ancient necropolis of Memphis; but he was suddenly obliged to alter his plan. This journey to the Pyramids, occasioned by the course of war, has given an opportunity for the invention of a little piece of romance. Some ingenious people have related that Bonaparte gave audiences to the mufti and ulemas, and that on entering one of the great Pyramids he cried out, ‘Glory to Allah! God only is God, and Mahomet is his prophet!’ Now the fact is, that Bonaparte never even entered the great Pyramid. He never had any thought of entering it. I certainly should have accompanied him had he done so, for I never quitted his side a single moment in the desert. He caused some persons to enter into one of the great Pyramids while he remained outside, and received from them, on their return, an account of what they had seen. In other words, they informed him there was nothing to be seen!
And who is this author? None other than Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne, Bonaparte’s private secretary in Egypt! The testimony is solid and the image of Napoloen chatting away with the spirit of Cheops has to be unfortunately written off as cobblers. There is though the question of how the legend emerged in the first place. In another passage (in another volume of his memoirs) Bourrienne criticises Sir Walter Scott in the roundest possible terms for claiming that Napoloen embraced Islam: this seems to have been a deliberate British misinterpretation of Napoloeon’s policy of general religious tolerance (we’ll leave Napoleon’s widespread murder and pillage for another occasion). There, in any case, Bourrienne claims that Walter Scott embellished his story with ‘the stupid farce of the burial chamber of the great pyramid’ (‘embellit son roman de la ridicule farce de la chambre sépulcrale de la grande pyramide’ ). It was there that allegedly Napoleon turned around with his ‘Glory to Allah!’ Beach has been unable to find any writing of Walter Scott where this takes place: can anyone help? drbeachcombing AT yahoo DOT com However, even if Bourrienne somehow got his authors mixed up Napoleon did not go in the Great Pyramid.
Morya on Napolean at Agni Yoga-12/2 1938
Supermundane I, 6. Urusvati has witnessed the healing vibrations sent by Us. Their rhythms are varied and not everyone can recognize them. Some may suppose them to be the effect of an earthquake, others may assume that they are an attack of fever, and still others may attribute them to their own nervousness. But the majority will think them to be merely imagined. However, on all continents Our healing solicitude is often felt. People receive help and sense a sudden recovery but do not understand whence came the help. We are not speaking about gratitude, for We do not need it, but a conscious acceptance of Our help increases the beneficial effect. Each negative reaction or mockery paralyzes even the strongest vibrations. We hasten to help, We hasten to bring good, yet how often are We accepted?
The ignorant assert that We provoke revolutions and sedition, but actually We have tried many times to prevent murder and destruction. Brother Rakoczy himself fulfilled the highest measure of love for humanity and was rejected by those whom He tried to save. His actions were recorded in well-known extant memoirs, but still certain liars call him the father of the French Revolution.
People likewise do not understand Our appeal to Queen Victoria, yet history has shown how right We were. Our warning was rejected; nevertheless, it is Our duty to warn the nations. Similarly, Our warning to the northern country was not understood. Eventually, people will recall and compare the facts. One can mention events from the history of various countries—recall Napoleon, the appearance of the Advisor to the American Constitutional Convention, the manifestation in Sweden, and the Indication given to Spain.
Remember that ten years ago the ruin of Spain was foretold. The sign of salvation had been given, but, as usual, it was not accepted. We hasten to send help everywhere and rejoice when it is accepted. We sorrow to see what destiny nations prepare for themselves.
Supermundane I, 133. Urusvati knows how extremely difficult it is on occasion for Us to visit meetings of earthly people; visiting the Subtle World is easier. We all realize that to achieve results on the earthly plane more energy is needed than in dealing with the Subtle World. Where the energy of thought can be applied directly it is easier to establish contact, but thought in earthly conditions is so confused that the sending requires an increased tension.
Urusvati also knows that it is very tiring for the invisible witness to remain in the midst of earthly gatherings, yet such attendances are frequent. People can sense the invisible presence, as if someone had questioned or answered them. At times this is felt so intensely that one is prompted to ask his neighbor whether he has spoken. One can recall episodes in history when statesmen clearly heard voices and warnings. Unfortunately, most of them paid no attention to this help.
We warned Napoleon more than once, and he admitted that he "heard voices," yet he continued on his path of error. Over eons it has been Our duty to warn those in high places who are in a position to hinder evolution.
Urusvati recently visited some military gatherings. The participants sensed that they should speak plainly about their problems, but had no idea who it was they were confiding in. Thus, decisions are often made which otherwise would remain unspoken. We call such influence "inaudible Advice." Letters Of Helena Roerich I,
We may also recall Napoleon, who, in the first years of his glory, loved to speak of his Guiding Star. But his mind became clouded by too much success, and in his pride he did not accept the whole Advice and violated one primary condition by invading Russia. The collapse of his armies and his sad end are also well known.
You just can't make this stuff up. Kafka would be proud.
The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts-11/27 Amazon, by Graham Robb Amazon Description: A treasure hunt that uncovers the secrets of one of the world’s great civilizations, revealing dramatic proof of the extreme sophistication of the Celts, and their creation of the earliest accurate map of the world.
Fifty generations ago the cultural empire of the Celts stretched from the Black Sea to Ireland and the Highlands of Scotland. In six hundred years, the Celts had produced some of the finest artistic and scientific masterpieces of the ancient world. In 58 BC, Julius Caesar marched over the Alps, bringing slavery and genocide to western Europe. Within eight years the Celts of what is now France were utterly annihilated, and in another hundred years the Romans had overrun Britain. It is astonishing how little remains of this great civilization.
While planning a bicycling trip along the Heraklean Way, the ancient route from Portugal to the Alps, Graham Robb discovered a door to that forgotten world—a beautiful and precise pattern of towns and holy places based on astronomical and geometrical measurements: this was the three-dimensional “Middle Earth” of the Celts. As coordinates and coincidences revealed themselves across the continent, a map of the Celtic world emerged as a miraculously preserved archival document.
Robb—“one of the more unusual and appealing historians currently striding the planet” (New York Times)—here reveals the ancient secrets of the Celts, demonstrates the lasting influence of Druid science, and recharts the exploration of the world and the spread of Christianity. A pioneering history grounded in a real-life historical treasure hunt, The Discovery of Middle Earth offers nothing less than an entirely new understanding of the birth of modern Europe.
Ancient Celtic Geo-Wizards Plotted Real 'Middle Earth'-12/4 Forbes,
Far from being drunken Iron Age louts, more than 2000 years ago the ancient Celts already had one of the most geospatially-advanced civilizations yet known.
The Celts not only carried on the classical Greek traditions of geometry and mathematics but developed an unprecedented, complex system of geo-coordinates that aided them in long distance navigation and commerce.
Or at least that’s the assertion of independent U.K. historian and author Graham Robb. ...
Tibet: an unfinished story-12/1 Blavatsky News, Tibet: an unfinished story by Lezlee Brown Halper and Stefan Halper is a 320 page study set to be released April 1, 2014 by Oxford University Press, USA. The Tibet Post International conveys the publisher’s announcement:
This book traces the origins and manifestations of the Tibetan myth, as propagated by Younghusband, Madam Blavatsky, Himmler, Acheson and Roosevelt. The authors discuss how, after WW2, Tibet — isolated, misunderstood and with a tiny elite unschooled in political–military realities –– misread the diplomacy between its two giant neighbours, India and China, forlornly hoping London or Washington might intervene.
Lord Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge and former Archbishop of Canterbury, says about the book:
“The West is — understandably —deeply impressed with the spiritual energy and depth of the Dalai Lama; but we have long needed a judicious and comprehensive overview of how the current indefensible situation in Tibet arose that will take us beyond vague sympathy. This book offers just such an overview, spelling out how short-term needs of the Cold War and the tunnel-vision of pro-Taiwanese lobbyists in the USA combined with the political and moral radar of the world. It is a tragic and shameful story, told here with clarity and challenge.”
Reincarnation: Fact or Fallacy?--11/25 Epoch Times, By Pure Insight | Reincarnation. Fact, fallacy, superstition or simply coincidence? Those stories of people with super-minds; minds that delve into the past, minds that have the power to move objects and perceive things the rest of us cannot with our ordinary senses; minds that operate independently of the body. ...
A follow up video is included below: Bill Wiese: What Happens When I Die?-11/27 The 700 Club, CBN.com -ANSWERS ABOUT THE AFTERLIFE --
In his new book Bill shares thirty-four true stories of the near-death experiences, deathbed visions, people’s last words, and visits to heaven and hell. Bill had his own experience with this, which is the subject of his NY Times best-selling book 23 Minutes in Hell. Bill was lying in bed at 3:00 am when he was plunged into hell – not in a dream, but in actuality – not because he had died and was being punished, but because God wanted him to experience hell and warn others. He believes that after 23 minutes of torment, Jesus came to rescue him from hell and returned him to earth, where he landed, shaking, on his living room floor. Although Bill had been a Christian for 28 years, he had never thought all that much about hell. After his hell experience, he spent six years searching the scriptures to find out what the Bible says about hell. He cites more than 150 scripture references to hell, all of which he discovered line up exactly with what he experienced. Bill says repeatedly, “Even if you don’t believe my story, I hope you will believe the scriptures and avoid hell just the same.”
A couple of years ago, Bill was making a YouTube video on the afterlife. Around that same time his publisher asked Bill if he would be interested in writing a book about the very same subject. Bill was already studying more about the subject and it touched on some of the questions he covered in his follow-up book 23 Questions in Hell. For this new book Bill wanted to share the truth about where people go after they die. He found that most people are not well informed.
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE AFTERLIFE
For the non-Christian, Bill presents information about Christianity. He also shows what other religions teach and their views on what happens after death. Most world religions are based on philosophical thought and their founders all died. The also talk about works in this life without any absolute reassurance of the afterlife
For the Christian, Bill gives the answers on why we believe what we do. Christianity is unique and based on the free gift of the assurance of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ. Jesus valued rewards in heaven and as His followers, Christians should too. It is a good reminder to have an eternal perspective and what we can do in this life for it. Bill reminds Christians of what Christ has done for us and that we serve a God of love. We live a Godly life by fearing and obeying Him. Winning souls back to Him is important and God’s heart. We as Christians can participate with God in His work for His Kingdom. Christianity is the only religion that has proof and has been scrutinized by scholars. This comments on its authenticity (i.e. the death of Christ, empty tomb of Jesus, etc.) No other religion predicts the future or has had prophecies fulfilled – the Bible has been proven. ...
Comte de Saint Germain: Rosicrucian, Ascended Master, or Immortal?-11/27 Mysterious Universe, by Micah Hanks -- Throughout the eighteenth century, there was an unusual character of apparent wealth, influence, and prosperity who was known to have come and gone amidst the royal courts of Europe. This man, whose heritage was often attributed to Transylvanian royalty, was considered a person of great interest and influence, advising the elite governing bodies by day, and dining with the rich aristocracies by night.
This man, known as the Comte de Saint Germain, carried with him an air of mystique the likes of which none during his lifetime had ever matched, or even neared. It was said by some that Saint Germain was an immortal, and that he had somehow uncovered the secrets to eternal youth. His friend Voltaire wrote describing him as ,”A man who knows everything and who never dies,” and Saint Germain was also loved particularly in the courts of Louis XV, who had been said to grant him space during his visits to the Chateau of Chambord.
Amidst allegations that he could live indefinitely, Saint Germain was also a man of obvious wealth, leading some to proclaim he had unraveled the secrets of transmutation via alchemical processes, and hence could have endless access to untold wealth. Though history remembers him as the enigma described here, who was this man in the truest sense, and if any of the claims about him were true, what abilities and resources had the Comte de Saint Germain actually possessed that promoted him to such legendary status?
Throughout his life, those who knew Saint Germain lauded and praised his abilities and seemingly endless amounts of knowledge. Saint Germain, for instance, was described as a virtuoso on the violin, and a number of musical compositions do exist that are attributed to him. His involvement with secret organizations, which included Rosicrucianism, the Freemasons and Order of the Templars, the Society of Asiatic Brothers and the Knights of Light (which some accounts claim he co-founded), and even the infamous Illuminati, further promoted his appearance as some sort of nearly-divine esotericist. The Count had been known to have erected a laboratory everywhere he stayed, in addition to producing paintings and beautiful works of art. But perhaps the strangest among his many and varied character traits had been the Count’s diet: though he was known to frequently dine with friends, he would eat very little while in polite company, save only a diet consisting primarily of oatmeal, and allowing an occasional lean cut of chicken. “He is one of the oddest historical enigmas,” wrote the French historian Jacques Sadoul in his 1970 work, Alchemists and Gold. ...
Richard Nolle's December Forecast-12/4 AstroPro, December is in some ways a token for the New Year. It includes two Max cycles (Venus and Mars Max) that will carry over for months into 2014, for one thing. For another, the very first SuperMoon of 2014 opens its shock window as December draws to a close. And last but hardly least is the Uranus-Pluto waxing quadrature), which was last exact on November 1 but remains within a few degrees of partile throughout December and well into 2014. So get ready: much of what we experience this month presages what lies ahead.
THE URANUS-PLUTO QUADRATURE:
For years now, I’ve been describing the 2011-2016 Uranus-Pluto square as setting the underlying theme for these years. Revolution, financial and economic upheaval, scientific and technological breakthroughs, attempts at social reform to accommodate all these things: that’s the nature of this celestial configuration, these times. The news over these past couple of years bears this out, from the Arab Spring to protests, revolts and riots in too many countries to mention (including the Occupy Movement), it’s clear that something has been and is still stirring – and will continue into early 2016, mark my words.
This background of social disturbance stresses out a lot of people, many of whom end up going criminal – hence the rash of mass murders, murder-suicides etc. these past couple years, to cite just one example. Expect all such disturbances – from the individual to the collective – to continue apace, and in fact to intensify this month, what with the Mars Max cycle beginning on the 22nd, and continuing up to August 9, 2014.
THE MARS MAX FACTOR:
There’s a full explanation of what the Mars Max cycle is, along with historical examples, in my article on the subject. Suffice it to say that it’s the point in their orbital cycles when Earth and Mars draw closest together, culminating in the (geocentric) Sun-Mars opposition – which, this time around, occurs on April 8, 2014. (Think of it this way: Mars Max is analogous to a SuperMoon shock window, only it operates more in terms to zeitgeist than geophysical tides.)
Synodic Cycle of MarsStrong Mars factors always correspond to an excitation in the human psyche, individually and collectively. Haste, impulsiveness, impatience, belligerence are peaking at such times. In the zeitgeist as a whole, this manifests in conflict, aggression, war: that’s the clashes part of the "fires, clashes, crashes and explosions" description I’ve been using for Red Planet prominence for years now. Get ready, because it’s picking up this month, especially going into the 22nd, as Mars aligns opposite Uranus and the Mars Max cycle sets in. Get a grip, keep focused and alert, steer clear of trouble if you can – and if you can’t, then obliterate it at the outset. (Definitely not a good time to be going in harm's way, or creating potential conflicts. Think Syria, Iraq, the China Sea, etc.) ...
American scientists holed up in tiny observatory at the edge of the world who could have just transformed the way we understand our place in the galaxy-12/2 Daily Mail,
• US-led $270m astronomical facility, IceCube, has detected neutrinos, subatomic particles from deep space
• They possibly came directly from supernovae or black holes
• It is the first time these very high-energy particles have been 'seen'
• Unlike light particles, neutrinos hardly ever interact with ordinary matter because they carry no electric charge and very little mass
• Neutrinos in their trillions travel in absolutely straight lines from their source without being deflected by magnetic fields or absorbed by matter
• This means scientists might be able to see what is out there in its purest form, opening up new possibilities of seeing how the universe was created ...