Carmen Boulter, PhD
Mystics have speculated that the Great Pyramid in Egypt was used to influence consciousness in ancient initiates. Scientific research on how the Great Pyramid influences human consciousness has been limited due to a scarcity of sensitive measurement instruments and difficulty in obtaining government permits to conduct studies on the Giza Plateau. This study assesses the affect of the Great Pyramid on the human energy field and the chakra system. Thirty-nine subjects from 8 countries participated in the study conducted in Cairo, Egypt. To what extent does going inside the Great Pyramid affect the human aura and is this affect maintained? To what extent does going inside the Great Pyramid affect the chakra system and is this affect maintained? To what extent does the Energetic Frequency compare between inside the Great Pyramid and outside the pyramid? The research was quantitative and used a pre-test-posttest experimental design. Data on the overall area of the subjects’ Energy Field, the alignment of chakras, and the Energetic Frequencies inside and outside the Great Pyramid were collected using a Gaseous Discharge Visualization Electro-photonic Imaging (GDV/EPI) device. Analysis of Variance, comparison of means, and correlations between variables were calculated using SPSS software. Strong significant correlations were found between mean scores for Energy Fields and individual chakras suggesting that the Great Pyramid positively influences the human body. Future studies will be conducted with larger sample size to further understand patterns of entrainment among the chakra.
Keywords: Great Pyramid, human aura, chakras, consciousness, GDV/EPI, Korotkov, synesthesia, Egypt, initiation, energy field, energetic frequency
Largely misunderstood, much speculation and misinformation has been perpetrated about ancient Egyptian mysticism and the purpose of the Great Pyramid. Frankfort (1948) cites that “texts introduce us to a jungle of religious matter, so impenetrable to our understanding that Egyptologists have increasingly shunned the task of interpretation” (p. v). Scholars in the early 1900s set the pejorative tone presenting the ancient Egyptians as “the product of half-savage men, and think that it is nothing but a mixture of crude, and often disgusting, nature cults and superstitions of the most stupid and childish character” (Budge, 1913, p. 120). While mystics ascribed high levels of consciousness and secrets of ascension to the ancient Egyptians, scholars took a “firm stand against the existence of mystical initiation prior to the Hellenistic Period” (Wente, 1982, p. 161). Thus, for centuries, an impenetrable wall separated science and mysticism.
Tompkins (1971) broke the mold by arguing that there was a link between the Great Pyramid and Egyptian Mysteries stating that: “the secret knowledge possessed by the hierarchy of initiates was communicated to those who could prove their worthiness by passing a long period of probationary training and severe trials” (p. 256-257). Aligned with this notion, Penczak (2007) asserted that “ascension is a mystery – a mystery not in the sense of a riddle to be solved, but an experience found in the heart of the mystery religions” (p. 9).
Penczak (2007) describes ascension as a “euphemism for enlightenment, a continual state of consciousness in which an individual is in communion with the divine. Mortal, or ego, consciousness ‘ascends’ to a higher level of consciousness where there is no separation from the divine” (p. 11). Penczak goes on the describe stories of saints, gurus, and mystics from around the world who are said to shift to another dimension of reality without physically dying. Hall (1928) describes initiation ceremonies inside the sarcophagus (coffer) of the Kings Chamber inside the Great Pyramid as: “a doorway between the material world and the transcendental spheres of Nature” (p. 119). The initiate would thereby learn that the soul was immortal and that it extended beyond the physical world.
Tompkins (1971) was convinced that the Great Pyramid was built “by initiates for initiates” (p. 259). Citing Arab sources, Tompkins contended that “the secrets of astronomy, complete with tables of the stars, geometry, and physics” (p. 218) were built into the Great Pyramid. Tompkins indisputably ignited curiosity. Progressions in multi-diciplinary research and the development of measurement devices to measure consciousness fields have made the current study possible.
Bruyere (1989) contends that an “electromagnetic field is generated by the spinning of the chakras” (p. 61). Motoyama (1981) suggests that chakras have both subtle and physical forms which supply energy from the outside world by pervading the astral body. These follow the seemingly invisible Chinese Medicine meridians and energy channels that have been mapped in the body. The stresses of living in the current global context and exposure to specific environments encode harmony or disharmony in our energy fields and chakras. Psychological conflict or particular energy fields may impede the free flow of energy through the subtle body and can be experienced as disruptions in awareness.
In his quest to measure consciousness fields, Korotkov (1998) confirmed that photonic emissions from the human body can be measured and photographed using a special electrode system that creates a high intensity field called Gaseous Discharge Visualization (GDV) which he invented. Based on Electro-Photonic Imaging (EPI), associated software programs calculate over thirty parameters such as area, brightness, density, fractality, entropy scores, chakra alignment, and chakra energetic values. Scores can then be logarithmically processed to evaluate alterations in psychological states or consciousness fields.
Seeman (2002) argued that the human energy field encompasses a frequency spectrum, with slower or denser oscillations of emotionality being representative of the lower chakras. The human energy field, or aura, has varying positive and negative charges that encode the impact of experience or conditioning. Seeman (2010) concludes that the energetic properties of individual chakras can be contained in isolation and cited research indicating that chakras orchestrate in complex fields with one another due to their proximity. Understanding patterns of entrainment amongst chakras may illuminate intersensory associations known as ‘synesthesia.’
Synesthesia, from the Greek syn or ‘union’ and aesthesis or ‘sensation,’ has been loosely referred to as a ‘sixth sense’ (Cytowic, 2002, p. xxiv). It is the rare capacity of cross-sensory perception such as hearing pictures, seeing music, and tasting shapes. While synesthesia has been observed in infants and in every age group, it is considered abnormal because it is statistically rare (p. 2). Understanding synesthesia may be linked to understanding brain functioning and consciousness.
Cytowic (2002) describes a ‘neuro-immune-endocrine’ network with synergistic transmitters that regulate glandular functions giving chemical feedback to hard-wired portions of the nervous system (p. 214). The glandular system is closely associated with the chakra system. Research has shown that neurotransmitters can be tagged and seen microscopically tracing the energetic transfer between nerve fibers (p. 214). It was previously thought by neurologists that emotion was localized in a discrete control center in the brain. Research into synesthesia has shown that emotion is spread over multiple neural and glandular pathways or, ‘transmodal areas’ (p. 233). Reciprocal connections between multimodal areas, thus, modulates parallel sensory perception, or synesthesia, and consciousness. The architecture of the human brain, the glandular system, and the chakra system exemplify transmodal connectivity.
The current quantitative study used a pre-test–posttest experimental design to measure consciousness fields and the affect of the Great Pyramid on the chakra system. Independent variables were the Energetic Frequency Inside the Great Pyramid and Outside the Great Pyramid and Gender. The dependent variables were Area of subjects’ Energy Fields and alignment of Virtual Chakras as measured by the GDV/EPI device.
Research Question 1: To what extent does going inside the Great Pyramid affect the human aura and is this affect maintained?
Research Question 2: To what extent does going inside the Great Pyramid affect the chakra system and is this affect maintained?
Research Question 3: To what extent does the Energetic Frequency compare between inside the Great Pyramid and outside the pyramid?
Hypothesis 1: Mean scores for measurements of Virtual Chakras Inside the Great Pyramid will be closer to balance (0.00 values) than Before and After scores as measured by the GDV/EPI.
Hypothesis 2: Measurements of Area of Energy Field Inside in the Great Pyramid will be greater than Before and After scores as measured by the GDV/EPI device.
Hypothesis 3: Measurements of Energetic Frequency inside the Great Pyramid will be greater than measurements of Energetic Frequency outside the Great Pyramid as measured by the GDV/EPI device for environment.
Thirty-nine subjects participated in the study traveling to Cairo, Egypt from Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Sri Lanka, England, Japan, Canada, and the United States. The study was conducted over a three day period from October 9-11, 2010. Special permission was granted by the Supreme Council of Antiquities for private entry into the Great Pyramid for 2 hours beginning at sunrise on 10-10-10. Data was collected by Konstantin Pavlidis using the Gaseous Discharge Visualization (GDV) device also known as Electro-Photonic Imaging (EPI) invented by Dr Konstantin Korotkov. This device was used to measure both the energy fields of the subjects as well as the Energetic Frequency Inside and Outside the Great Pyramid.
On the first day of the study, a pre-test was conducted at the Movenpick Hotel and Resort in Giza where the group was staying a short distance from the pyramids. The data was collected in the pre-test is labeled ‘Before’ and it consisted of taking 2 readings for each subject: one ‘without filter’ measuring the ‘Emotional-Spiritual’ field and one ‘with filter’ measuring the ‘Physical’ field. Subjects placed their 10 fingertips one at a time onto the GDV/EPI device which had a photographic lens shielded from outside light. The device emits a mild electrical current allowing the photonic emissions from the fingertips to be photographed. The lens was cleaned, a filter was applied, and the process was repeated ‘with filter’ photographing all 10 fingertips a second time. The same process was repeated twice more on the following two days.
On the second day, subjects boarded a bus before dawn and took a ten-minute drive to the north entrance of the Giza Plateau. Officials checked the government permit and registered details and the nationalities of the subjects. An Inspector from the Supreme Council of Antiquities boarded the bus with the keys to the Great Pyramid in hand. The gate to the Giza Plateau was opened an the lone bus approached the Great Pyramid in the dark. Upon arrival, the GDV/EPI device was set up to measure the Energetic Frequencies outside the Great Pyramid while the subjects remained on the bus preparing for the experiment.
Subjects were instructed to bring only their cameras and water bottles and to remain in silence throughout the experience. Subjects were told beforehand that they would enter the pyramid, climb up into the Grand Gallery, and enter the Kings Chamber. As part of the experiment, they each would be invited to lay inside the ‘sarcophagus’ for 2 minutes. They would be assisted out of the sarcophagus and immediately be tested again on the GDV/EPI device both without filter and with filter.
After instructions were given, the 39 subjects were escorted by the Inspector from the parking lot to the base of the Great Pyramid where they climbed up stairs along the casing stones to the elevated entrance of the Great Pyramid. The Inspector was met by a Watchman in traditional robes and both men remained outside while the subjects entered the Great Pyramid alone with the GDV/EPI device. It is noteworthy that no one else was allowed on the Giza Plateau while the experiment was conducted.
The subjects entered the Great Pyramid and climbed up the Grand Gallery in silence. They entered the Kings Chamber and one by one, they stepped into the granite coffer with 4-inch stone walls and laid down. A volunteer was designated to be the timer, gently touching the person in the sarcophagus to indicate that 2 minutes had passed. Volunteers assisted the subject in getting out of the sarcophagus as their legs were wobbly and they were disoriented from the experience. Volunteers held the emerging subject steady while they awaited their turn to get the GDV/EPI readings taken. The data collected in this phase of the study is labeled ‘Inside.’
Once the subjects had finished having the 2 readings taken, they were free to move to another chamber inside the Great Pyramid as all three chambers were opened for the group: the Kings Chamber, the Queens Chamber, and the Subterranean Chamber. After subjects had been through the procedure and left the Kings Chamber, the GDV/EPI was set up to measure the Energetic Frequencies inside the pyramid. After the 2 hours had passed, all subjects left the Great Pyramid in silence and returned to the bus. The Giza Plateau was then open to the public.
On the third day, the posttest was conducted at the Movenpick Hotel and Resort. Data collected in the posttest is labeled ‘After.’ Again, two sets of readings were collected for each subject with the GDV/EPI device both without filter and with filter.
Upon receiving the data, the researcher noticed that all the readings had not been correctly recorded and saved. If subjects did not have all three readings (Before, Inside, and After), the subject was excluded from the data analysis. As well, the researcher’s own readings had been taken yet were not included in the data analysis since her concern for the subjects and for the procedure of the data collection would influence her readings. As a consequence, full data sets for 30 participants were analyzed. Worthy of note, none of the subjects included in the data analysis had been into the Great Pyramid before the study was conducted.
The GDV/EPI system has three software programs associated with the device to process the photonic images logarithmically converting the images of the overall area of each fingertip corresponding to Chinese Medicine meridians. The three software programs are: (1) Energy Field; (2) Virtual Chakra; and (3) GDV Diagram. The ‘without filter’ readings measure the Emotional-Spiritual aspects of the consciousness field of the subjects. The ‘with filter’ readings the Physical aspects of the field of the subjects. As well, the GDV/EPI system incorporates a software program called ‘Sci Lab’ to process the data collected from ‘places’, or environments, in this case, the Energetic Frequencies taken outside and inside the Great Pyramid.
The Energy Field program computes the images of photonic emissions from each of 10 digits for each subject, thus, displaying the overall ‘Area’ of the subjects’ Energy Field. The Virtual Chakra depicting the alignment of each chakra seeking a ‘zero point’ (approaching 0.00 value) at the center of the body. Chakras displaced showing negative values are indicating an ‘orientation to self.’ The greater the negative value, the greater the preoccupation with oneself or, otherwise stated, being ‘in the ego.’ Alternatively, if chakras show a positive value, there is a concern for others. The greater the positive value, the more the subject is oriented to society. The Virtual Chakra program, then, is measuring how well a person is balanced and without stress.
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