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The Great Pyramid and the Bird of Fire

Jul 9, 2008
One of the strangest and least understood myths of Ancient Egypt concerns the bennu bird or phoenix. A description of the symbolism which it was intended to invoke was given by Rundle Clark.

Clark: "One has to imagine a roost extending out from the deep of the Abyss. On it rests a herald (a grey heron) of all things to come. It opens its beak and breaks the quiet of the dawn with the call of life and destiny, which 'determines what is to be and what is not'...

The Phoenix, therefore, embodies the original Logos, the Word, or declaration of destiny which arbitrates between the mind of God and created things...In a sense, when the great bird gave out its ancient scream, it initiated all those [calendrical] cycles, so it is the ancestor of all divisions of time, and its temple at Heliopolis became the centre of calendrical regulation."

This confirms what we suspected, that the notion of the phoenix is closely related to the Great Pyramid as the epoch and timekeeper of pharaonic kingship, both mystical and historical. The shafts from the King's and Queen's chambers are calendrical in that they point toward specific stars and fixed their processional and other cycles.

The link, therefore, between the Great Pyramid and the phoenix is unmistakable. In the Book of the Dead (see chapter 17) the question is asked: "Who is he'? ..I am the great phoenix which is in Heliopolis. So the link connects the two as time keepers of the stars of Orion and the "soul" of the Osiris kings.

According to Rundle Clark the phoenix was a great cosmic bird which came from a distant and magical land beyond the earthly world called the Isle of Fire, the place of everlasting light beyond the limits of the world, where the gods were born or revived and whence they were sent into the world.
About the Author
About the author: Ken Klein is a independent film producer and researcher. His examinations have illuminated secrets surrounding the Great Pyramid. For a free tour of the Great Pyramid get his free The Great Pyramid walk though video.
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