By this time, Bauval had used the a word (alien) twice, in other contexts, and he was now clearly advancing towards Stargate country. Although there are no ancient astronaut implications in his book, it was beginning to appear that he may have now begun to think about it, so we decided to turn the conversation in that direction. His response was startling, and placed his entire body of research and theory into a totally new domain. His answers put the capstone on his discovery, and suddenly it all made perfect sense. We could see that this was obviously not just an add-on idea, but was seamlessly integrated into his theoretical framework.
Bauval first argued that the Pyramid Texts were directing the dead king specifically to a place underneath the Sphinx. We are led to conclude that by following the instructions, we reach a date of 10,500 B.C., and that somewhere underneath the Sphinx, somewhere between the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid, is something that has to do with 10,500 B.C. I'm translating the message as it is written in the Pyramid Texts, and on the monuments. And he's supposed to arrive at the region called horacty when he's finished his journey. And there he's arrived at the time of the gods, and this is declared to be the place of the first time. What he's told then is that when he reaches here, he's at the entrance of the necropolis. And now comes the terrestrial journey. It's said that now at this entrance he has to find the astral body of his father, of Osiris. So from here, he has to go to the pyramids, which are behind him, which we know represent the astral body of Osiris. But he is actually told to go under the Sphinx. The message is to find the astral body which is behind you, you have to proceed to that point. And what we find there is a plaque in front of the Sphinx, a stele. And on it is written, This is the place of the first time. Surprisingly nobody has picked up its meaning.
The time had now come to ask the obvious question, the key question; what were the origins that the priests were so jealously guarding? Where did they come from? We pointed out to Bauval that the configuration of the three pyramids in replication of the Orion stars was only obvious from the sky. That observation elicited the following amazing reply. What they are telling us, whether we like it or not, is that the gods came from the sky, and one of them, the major one, came from Orion. And they're telling us that in 10,500 B.C. they buried the body of Orion at Giza. And they're leading us on just enough, but making it hard to find. It isn't Robert Bauval that is saying this. The message is there.
When Bauval made that statement, the words of Von Daniken and Sitchin flashed through our mind. All of a sudden, it all made sense, the Nazca Plain, Maccu Piccu, and Teotechaun. What makes Bauval's conclusion so convincing is the route by which he got there. He didn't start out with the extraterrestrial hypothesis, but arrived at it after painstaking study of the Pyramid texts, and a corresponding highly scientific astronomical study of the monuments. The body of evidence is there for anyone to see. 10,500 years before Christ, some super intelligent beings knew all about precession and galactic astronomy, and all the dimensions of the planet, and they laid out a construction plan on earth to duplicate the star patterns in order to leave behind an indestructible message telling us where they came from, and perhaps, where we came from!
The Galileo Syndrome
Having now revealed his entire message, Bauval felt free to comment on the extraordinary resistance to these ideas by the establishment, archeologists and Egyptologists, who refuse to even consider the star theory, and who have even been accused of suppressing some important new discoveries.
There are a few of us who are trying to maintain the tempo, and what we're finding is the quintessential adversarial situation. There is enormous resistance.
We're dealing with something that is giving us a cosmic address, a cosmic time, and it's screaming a message out loud. It's plain to read, but we won't accept it. And we feel uncomfortable with something that we shouldn't feel uncomfortable with. We live in a cosmic environment that cries out for us to consider an outer space explanation. This planet may very well have been visited. So, we may look like a bunch of fools now. But if we don't speak up, in two or three generations time they'll say Well, the evidence was staring them in the face. They had these big things there. They were obviously astronomical. There was obviously something to investigate, and these idiots have concluded that they were tombs!'
If there is any faint possibility that these people knew something that we don't know about our origins, let alone immortality, then we should pursue it, whatever the uncomfortable feeling we have. I can tell you that I am speaking far more openly now than I would have two years ago. But we're dealing with something of a scale and magnitude that has to be taken with the utmost seriousness.
Readers who found this article of interest should keep an eye open for Robert Bauval's next book, Keepers of the Genesis, currently being co-written with Graham Hancock, author of the very popular Fingerprints of the Gods. From the title, it is obvious that you have just read a preview of the book. It will be published in the U.S. late next year.