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Two Secret Rooms Discovered in King Tut's Tomb

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Two Secret Rooms Discovered in King Tut's Tomb 
By John Van Auken


In a press conference held in Cairo on March 17, 2016, Egypt's Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty, announced the discovery two hidden rooms inside of King Tutankhamun's burial chamber. Radar scans of the tomb showed anomalies in the walls at the back of the tomb, suggesting a hidden door and chamber behind the decorated wall. Further analysis of the scans suggests that they may contain metal or organic material. In August of 2015, a prominent English Egyptologist, Dr. Carl Nicholas Reeves, published a 50-page paper outlining the evidence of two hidden doorways inside of King Tut's tomb (see figure 1). He theorized that the final resting place of world-famous Queen Nefertiti, whose tomb has yet to be found, might be intact behind the walls in Tut's, which was found in the Valley of the Kings in 1922, by Howard Carter and George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon. And all indications are that these doors have not been touched since ancient times. (A.R.E. Members can read the original article "Is Nefertiti Hidden in Tut's Tomb?" by John Van Auken in the Winter, 2015 Newsletter).


Tuts door
Figure 1

Nefertiti Museum BustThe bust of Nefertiti (see figure 2), whose name means "the beauty [or beautiful one] has come," is among the most recognizable artifacts of ancient Egypt. Even Edgar Cayce owned a reproduction of her bust, a gift from Louise B. Chisholm. The chief wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten, Nefertiti became Pharaoh Neferneferuaten, leading the nation between the reign of Akhenaten and Tutankhaten (Tut), circa 1334-1332 BC.


In the fourth year of her husband's reign, the couple decided to leave the magnificent, gigantic Karnak complex and move the capital to a region known today as Tell el-Amarna, north of Thebes (Luxor). In her husband's fifth year, Amenhotep IV officially changed his name to the now famous Akhenaten, and Nefertiti changed her name to Neferneferuaten-Nefertiti. The name change indicated the shift of the spiritual sect of Amun to Aten (also Aton), the nurturing aspect of Ra, shown as a sun disc with rays extending with a caring hand at the tip of each ray, one holding an ankh, the symbol for life (see figure 3). Archaeologists believe that this changed Egypt's religion from a polytheistic one to a religion that has been described as henotheism, meaning "one god." By the 12th year of his reign, there is evidence that she was elevated to the status of co-Pharaoh with her husband. And after his death she was the Pharaoh, using the epithet "Effective for Her Husband" in one of her cartouches.


AkenatonNefertiti also had influence on the younger royals in the court during her power years; as her life was ending, Tut's reign was beginning. It is believed that she died in the third year of Tut's reign, circa 1331-1330 BC. In that year, Tutankhaten changed his name to Tutankhamun, signaling a return to the official worship of Amun (also Amon), the unseen god. Amarna was abandoned and Tut returned the capital to Thebes.


Research by Dr. Zahi Hawass, former head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, suggests that Tut's mother was a daughter of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye known as "The Younger Lady," a mummy discovered in the Valley of the Kings. DNA tests to examine the parentage of Tut using his hair showed that Queen Tiye was the mother of Pharaoh Akhenaten and Tut's grandmother. Most Egyptologists agree that The Younger Lady is the genetic mother of Tut even though she was Akhenaten's full-blooded sister. This incestuous parentage likely contributed to the genetic problems found in Tut's mummified body. He suffered a deformed foot, a slightly cleft palate, and curvature of the spine.


An analysis by Marc Gabolde, a French Egyptologist and the director of the archaeological expedition of Université Paul Valery-Montpellier III in the Royal Necropolis at Tell el-Amarna, suggests that Akhenaten and Nefertiti were cousins and that Tutankhamun is their son. In a talk at Harvard's Science Center, he said he is convinced that Tut's mother was not his father's sister but rather his father's first cousin and chief wife, Nefertiti. He attributes the apparent genetic closeness revealed in the DNA tests to be the result of generations of marriage between first cousins.


Is it possible that Nefertiti's tomb was in the same location as Tut's, and when Tut died so young (19 years old) around 1324 BC, they simply buried him in the forward portion of Nefertiti's tomb, concealing access to the famous queen's chamber? Only time can tell. At the press conference last week, El-Damaty said it was too early to tell what the metal and organic material could be, saying only that he thinks the new chambers could contain the tomb of a member of Tutankhamun's family.


John Van Auken 052013 120x98John Van Auken is a director at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E., and is one of the organization's most popular speakers, traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad to address audiences on the body-mind-spirit topics found in the Edgar Cayce readings. He is an acknowledged expert on the Cayce readings, the Bible, ancient prophecies, world religions, meditation, and ancient Egypt. He writes Venture Inward's Ancient Mysteries column and is the author of several books, including Edgar Cayce on the Spiritual Forces Within You, From Karma to GraceEdgar Cayce and the Kabbalah, and his newest release Angels, Fairies, Demons and the Elementals.


Join John Van Auken in his online mentored course Angels, Fairies, and the Light and Dark Forces May 4, 2016.


2026 Awakening

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2026 Awakening 
By Kirk Nelson


Edgar Cayce said in his readings that the builders of the Great Pyramid left a record of the history of mankind from the beginning under the great Sphinx. He said that the entrance to this "Hall of Records" was by the right front forepaw of the Sphinx.

"This in position lies, as the sun rises from the waters, the line of the shadow (or light) falls between the paws of the Sphinx, that was later set as the sentinel or guard, and which may not be entered from the connecting chambers from the Sphinx's paw (right paw) until the time has been fulfilled when the changes must be active in this sphere of man's experience."

(Edgar Cayce reading 378-16)

In 1982, when Stanford Research Institute did acoustical soundings under the right front forepaw of the Sphinx, there were no indications of openings along the paw itself-but under the large masonry box behind the forepaw, there were dead spots in three different places, indicating open spaces underground. In addition, earlier tests indicated that there was a vertical shaft underground there. So I believe that this could be where the entrance to the Hall of Records is located. 


Very few people realize that the Great Pyramid had eight sides. This was observed in 1940, when a British military plane flew over the Great Pyramid at sunset on the equinox and took a photograph which showed a shadow of one of the sides. Remarkably, this feature can only be seen from the air at sunrise or sunset on the spring or fall equinox. It is not visible at any other time of the year. The way the builders of the Great Pyramid must have accomplished this was by indenting the sides by 1%, so that the sun has to be perfectly aligned with the pyramid for the shadow to appear. Perhaps this was done to tell us that the Hall of Records will be opened at sunrise or sunset on one of the equinoxes.




Edgar Cayce said that there are prophecies built into the Great Pyramid that are correct as to the hour, day, year, place, country, nation, town, and individuals involved. That's how specific these prophecies are.


But how do you build a Pyramid to indicate an exact hour, day, year, place, country, nation, town, and individuals involved? Perhaps you build it so that it has eight sides that only show themselves at sunrise or sunset on the equinoxes and point one of their shadows to the entrance of the Hall of Records. I believe that the builders of the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx left us a message that the entrance to the Hall of Records is located under the right front forepaw box and will be opened at sunrise or sunset on some future equinox. But which one?

Great Sphinx of Giza
Photo by Marek Kocjan

To figure this out, I began looking at the astrology of the future. I discovered that from 2024 to 2027, we will have what I view as the best astrological aspects of the next 35 years.

This is because Uranus and Neptune move very slowly through the zodiac and from 2024 to 2027 they will be in good aspect with each other. This is an aspect that happens only once every 30 years or so. It represents a great opportunity for the human race to develop its psychic and mystic powers and evolve to a higher level of spiritual understanding. Once again, I cannot emphasize how good these aspects are.


During this time period, the year that has the best aspects of all is 2026. There are several days in 2026 that have spectacular aspects, but the one that really stood out was March 20, 2026, the spring equinox! On that day, at sunrise, the Moon, Venus, Saturn, Neptune, and the Sun all come over the horizon together. This is a spectacular configuration! This group is lined up in good aspect with Uranus and Pluto. It represents the physical manifestation of spiritual ideals.


So I thought, "When was the last time we had aspects like March 20, 2026?" I looked at my ephemeris and discovered that the last time we had these types of aspects was in November of 1989, and on November 9, 1989, one of the most important events of the last quarter of the 20th century occurred-the fall of the Berlin Wall.


Later that month, on November 29, 1989, a large triangular UFO appeared over the town of Liege in Belgium. Over the next several months, that triangular UFO appeared again and again and was witnessed by thousands of people, sometimes at very close range. It was the most amazing UFO wave in human history. The Belgian Air Force tracked these objects on radar and even held a press conference to show the radar readings to the media.


So what would be a 21st-century parallel for the events of November 1989? Alien contact? The opening of the Hall of Records that Edgar Cayce says is under the Sphinx? It's hard to know.


Is this real? I think so. In any case, if there were no Great Pyramid and no Sphinx and no prophecies, the influence of the planets on that day will still be spectacular for the human race, and I believe it will be a time of great advancement for all of us.



Kirk NelsonKirk Nelson has been a student of prophecy for over 30 years and his specialty is the effect of planetary influences on world affairs. He is the author of three books on prophecy, astrology, and the life of Jesus. Kirk has lectured in over 50 cities in the U.S. and Canada and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows. Kirk works as a realtor in Virginia Beach. His website is 2026Awakenings.com. He is a presenter at the 85th Annual A.R.E. Congress—The Living Legacy of Edgar Cayce Conference at A.R.E. Headquarters in Virginia Beach from June 19-24, 2016.



The Teaching, Part 3 Atlanteans in Central America

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The Teachings, Part 3
Atlanteans in Central America
By John Fuhler

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You may also want to read The Teachings, Part 1: A Firm Foundation and The Teachings, Part II: Mosaic influence.

Several of Edgar Cayce’s readings relate the establishment of Atlantean culture in the Incal land.

…the entity was in the Inca land when there had been the journeyings of the Atlantean peoples for setting up…the Incal activities…The entity was a companion of the one that acted in the capacity of a leader in setting up the customs, rituals and activities in that land… (Edgar Cayce Reading 3345-1)i  

Elements of Atlantean rituals survive in contemporary mythologies of the Desana and their Tukanoan cousins, as well as among the Kogi Indians, all residents of modern day Colombia. Here is an example:

In Desana origin myths, the hero searches for the “center of the day,” or that place where the sun overhead casts no shadow. Earth and sky meet, and life unfolds around this center. The hexagon formed by the stars Pollux, Procyon, Canopus, Achernar, T3 Eridani, and Capella define this bounded space in which life unfolds. Epsilon Orionis, the star at the center of Orion’s belt, occupies the center.

orion's belt petroglyph  

The celestial hexagon determines the terrestrial boundaries of the Desana and their Tukanoan cousins. "The image is that of an enormous transparent rock crystal standing upright, the six corners of which are the six stars…on earth, the corners are formed by six major waterfalls…The center, the axis of this crystal tower, is a vertical line between Epsilon Orionis and a large boulder covered with petroglyphs…" ii  

The Tukanoan Indians divide the hexagonal territory into six phratries, representing the six equilateral triangles of which the hexagon consists. And the celestial hexagon provides the model of the traditional Tukanoan longhouse; its central posts correspond to the stars of Orion. “(The Desana) shamans are quite explicit about the importance of the philosophical dimensions that capture the mind when contemplating the sky, and will insist that the celestial vault is the one and only model for (Humanity’s) material and spiritual well-being.”iii

The Kogi of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta believe the entire Sierra Nevada to be a magnificent hexagon. Six sacred sites mark the corners that correspond to the six stars surrounding Epsilon Orionis, the center star of Orion’s belt. The highest peak of the conically shaped Sierra Nevada demarcates the terrestrial center of the Kogi Territory. The very mountain represents the primordial sacred mountain. The sky over the mountain is a map of the land; and the temple architecture incorporates this cosmology.vi As with the Desana and their fellow Tukanoans, a great hexagonal crystal links the terrestrial and celestial hexagons. For these tribes the middle star of Orion’s belt represents the center of the sky.

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The Kogi mythology especially correlates to the imagery of the Temple Beautiful as reference in the Cayce readings; the temple was said to have the form of an ovate solid surrounded by a pyramid and topped by a hexagonal crystalline column.

It was in the form of the pyramid, within which was the globe… (Edgar Cayce Reading 281-25)

...the obelisk upon which the light is put, should be more in the shape of a six-sided figure…It is not the attempt, in the building of the Temple Beautiful, to indicate a spire but as a source of light… (Edgar Cayce Reading 5746-1)

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta resembles a pyramid, itself corresponding to the primordial mound in Central American mythology. There the pyramid equates with the daytime sky. This seems to be an attribute of the Temple Beautiful, as well.

…an inside view of the Temple Beautiful; this indicating the seven stations, or seven centers…with the heavens seen in the dome or ceiling... (Edgar Cayce Reading 993-6)

The reading states the hexagonal crystalline column above the temple appeared as a beam of light; the Indians of Colombia envisioned this channel as surrounding the tribal boundaries completely. As with the Maya and Egyptians, Orion’s stars symbolize the channel linking the place of creation on earth with the spiritual heights of heaven.

The descriptions of these Colombian cosmologies bring to mind the Tuaoi stone mentioned in the Cayce readings as the source of energy in Atlantis until it was used for destructive purposes. Below is the answer a question asked about the shape and form of the Tuaoi stone:

…a six-sided figure, in which light appeared as the means of communication between infinity and the finite…In the beginning it was the source from which there was the spiritual and mental contact. (Edgar Cayce Reading 2072-10)

In time these teachings would find their way to the Yucatan and North America.

…in that land now known as the Peruvian…the entity…led a peoples into…Yucatan… (Edgar Cayce Reading 772-2)v  

…the entity was in…Florida…when there were those settlings from the Yucatan, from the lands of On…or the Inca… (Edgar Cayce Reading 1298-1)

…the entity was in the land of the present nativity…when there were the spreadings of those teachings from…Atlantis…Yucatan, the Inca…in…the central portion of Ohio… (Edgar Cayce Reading 1286-1)

…when those peoples first came from…the Peruvian country, to settle the plains of now Southwestern portion of North America. (Edgar Cayce Reading 2667-5)


And thereby tenets of the children of the Law of One persist to this day in diverse tribal beliefs throughout the Americas.

John Fuhler Blog 072-013John Fuhler has been involved in the field of alternative medicine for more than 25 years. He received his BA in anthropology from the University of Illinois and studied in Glasgow, Scotland, and Portland, Ore. As an amateur archaeologist, he participated in projects in Ariz., Calif., Hawaii, N.M., and Wis.; reporting discoveries in Ore. and Scotland. His tribal affiliations include: Saxon, Friesian, Bohemian, Irish (O'Meagher clan), and Wyandot. He volunteers his skills with organizations supporting the homeless, forest services, and families. He enjoys reading the bible in Greek and Latin.



i Cf. 845-1, 1208-1, and 5750-1.
ii Reichel-Dolmatoff, G. Astronomical Models of Social Behavior Among Some Indians of Colombia. In Aveni, A.F. and Urton, G. (1982). Ethnoastronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the American Tropics. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 385. 167- 169; 175.
iii Op. cit. 167- 169; 175.
iv Op. cit. 177-178; 181 n.13.
vCf. 1730-1.
viCf. 5750-1.


The Teachings, Part I: A Firm Foundation

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The Teachings, Part I: A Firm Foundation

By John Fuhler


According to the Cayce readings, about 13,000 years ago, several souls later associated with the early A.R.E. (Edgar Cayce [294], his son Hugh Lynn Cayce [341], and stockbroker Morton Blumenthal [900]) convened in Egypt in order to collect key teachings whereby they might give the people a better understanding of the mystical forces and the relationship with others and the Divine.

None are being drawn into that purpose of the establishing of this more close relation of God’s truth in earth…other than those that first established same in that land now known as Egypt…to give to the peoples the better understanding of the mystic or mysterious forces… (254-42)

egypt-pyramidsTemples including the Temple of Sacrifice, which was like a hospital, and the Temple Beautiful, which was like a university, were built for the purpose of recording and sharing the material. Among the tools chosen to convey these teachings, [900] brought the “mysticism of numbers…the relationship of the stars, (and)…the characters as became the symbols of the land.” (254-42) The Great Pyramid was designed and built based on the position of the stars (294-151). It was to be a prophecy and timeline of all coming changes in religious thought in the world; signified by the layer, color, and direction of movement within the pyramid. (5748-5)


The material was called the “Law of One” and included an understanding of universal laws and the Oneness of God. The tenets and truths were so important that they dispatched emissaries around the globe to share it.

Before that…the entity was in the Egyptian land when there were preparations of individuals for activities in others’ lands…among those who were prepared in the Temple Beautiful for those activities in what is now Yucatan. There the entity may find much which would appear as a part of its own experience, just as it may among the people in the southern portion of this land, or the Indians who hold to the symbols of the ancients. (3384-3)
The entity was among those that came to…Yucatan…many (people) of those lands now known as the Egyptian – then of Mu and Ra – came to pass the messages for the building of the activities and those things that made for the preservation of the thoughts and teaching of those people in that land. (3823-1)

water lillySeveral elements of these teachings survive in the Egyptian and Mayan symbols and mythologies. Examples include the pyramid, Orion, and water lilies; each has its own, similar esoteric meaning. In both cultures, the pyramid represented the Northern Celestial Hemisphere at the moment of Creation. Peter Tompkins, author of the book Secrets of the Great Pyramids, wrote that the pyramid’s apex represents the Celestial North Pole. In the book The Pyramids of Egypt, I.E.S. Edwards found a direct correlation between the step pyramid and the stellar religion. In a similar fashion, anthropologist Walter Krickeberg demonstrated that in the Yucatan and in Central America the stepped pyramid represented the daytime sky as a metaphor of the Upper World. For these Indians, the sky represented an enormous blueprint of everything that ever had, does, or would happen, and therefore is a schematic record of their history and prophecies. This is very similar to the information about the Great Pyramid from the Cayce readings:

This, then, receives all the records from the beginnings of that given by the Priest…to that period when there is to be the change in the earth’s position and the return of the Great Initiate to that and other lands for the folding up of those prophecies… (5748-5)

starsThe constellation Orion figures prominently in the Egyptian and Maya beliefs as well. The association of Orion with Creation is paramount. The Round Zodiac of Dendera combines the Greco-Babylonian “Thema Mundi” or natal horoscope of the world, similar to the Egyptian version of the same. A schematic map of the Northern Celestial Hemisphere, it symbolically represents a pyramid with its apex at the Celestial North Pole. On this composition the sculptors placed Osiris/Orion at the Vernal Equinox at the time of Creation.


In the Egyptian mythology, the god Seth killed his brother Osiris, a primeval king of Egypt, and floated a sarcophagus with his remains north along the Nile River. The sarcophagus transformed into a tree (extending to the Celestial North Pole). Isis, the wife of Osiris, must recover his body and magically resurrect it sufficiently to beget a son, Horus. The embodiment of Osiris’ living spirit, Horus is born from the blue water lily (Nymphaea caerulea).


In Maya mythology, the Underworld gods slew First Father just prior to the Creation of this World Age. His twin sons raised him up in resurrection. Out of a water lily by way of the cleft turtle carapace, represented by a portion of Orion, emerged the Maize God, one with the Tree of Life. The turtle floated upon the primordial sea, symbolized by the white water lily (Nymphaea ampla). All these symbols, the Tree of Life, Orion, water lilies, and the pyramid, represent Creation, death, and resurrection. 


Symbolic NASA Message
Symbolic NASA Message

The mythological cycles surrounding these symbols informed generations of individuals for millennia in two of the world’s greatest civilizations. The universal truths contained in those myths incorporate abundant symbols that any generation might understand, encoded in the languages of numbers, geometry, and astronomy.


Although these symbols represent only a small fraction of the information still available, the numbers are among the most important. As with the symbolic messages sent by NASA into space in order to communicate with alien civilizations, these great souls sent encoded messages in order to communicate to subsequent generations the truths that they intended to impart.


John Fuhler Blog 072-013John Fuhler has been involved in the field of alternative medicine for more than 25 years. He received his BA in anthropology from the University of Illinois and studied in Glasgow, Scotland, and Portland, Ore. As an amateur archaeologist, he participated in projects in Ariz., Calif., Hawaii, N.M., and Wis.; reporting discoveries in Ore. and Scotland. His tribal affiliations include: Saxon, Friesian, Bohemian, Irish (O'Meagher clan), and Wyandot. He volunteers his skills with organizations supporting the homeless, forest services, and families. He enjoys reading the bible in Greek and Latin.



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