|MYSTERY OF THE SPHINX||
MARCH 1, 2012
BUENAS DIAS AMIGOS
I'm still down here in Costa Rica enjoying the weather and working on a new batch of original songs for an upcoming CD I'm doing with one of my musical partners, Jen Gillmor. It should be out by late spring. I've also been getting quite a few music gigs, which are always fun, and leading some chant groups.
NB - In the January newsletter I said that I'd be away till May and that the next chant club would be May 1st. This has since changed - I'll be back in mid-March, so the next chant club will be on April 3rd. Hope to see you there.
We've had such a great response to the Lovefest that happened in Ancaster on December 21, that we are doing it again on Sat., March 23rd. See details below. We are planning to do Lovefest events in Kingston, Ottawa, London, Owen Sound and Toronto in the late spring - stay tuned. Also, Gary Diggins and I are doing a sound workshop in Guelph on the afternoon of March 30, and a Medicine Music concert on the evening of the same day. Details below.
Something I'd like to tell you about - I'm involved with a group who are building an intentional community in Guelph - a place where we can live in an environment of shared values. If you are interested in such a thing and you'd like to know more about it, please feel free to contact me.
As a result of the discovery of the Bosnian pyramid, there is a renewed interest in pyramids in general, and a renewed questioning of the establishment's explanations of these enigmas. This month's newsletter looks at an equally enigmatic and controversial structure, the Sphinx.
If you'd like to access past newsletters containing articles on the Big Shift, as well as articles on the Physics of Mysticism, Magic, the Power of Mantra and other topics, please visit the 'newsletter' page of my website:
|GUELPH CHANT CLUB|
In a previous newsletter I said that the next chant will be on Wed., May 1st. This has now changed - I will be back in late March, so the next chant will be on April 3rd. Hope to see you there.
DATE CITY VENUE
WED., APRIL 3, 2012 Guelph, Unitarian Church
7:45 to 9:30 pm Ontaro
The Unitarian Church is on the corner of
Harris and York Streets in Guelph.
For more detailed directions, check out guelph-unitarians.com
SUGGESTED DONATION - $15
THE GREAT PYRAMID - part 5
The Mystery of the Sphinx
by Dennis Gaumond
Due to the recent discovery of an ancient pyramid in Bosnia, there has been renewed interest in all ancient pyramids and a renewed questioning of the explanations that have been given to us by the scientific establishment. The topsoil on top of the Bosnian pyramid carbon dates to 12,000 years ago. Other organic material on top of the pyramid, found by two Italian archaeologists, Dr. Ricardo Brett and Niccolo Bisconti, dates to 25,000 years ago. This suggests that there was an advanced civilization much older than 6,000 years - the age of the Sumerian - which, conventional thought tells us, is the oldest civilization. (For videos on the Bosnian pyramid, click here: Bosnia Pyramid and here: Bosnia Pyramid 2)
In light of this recent discovery, I've decided to share an excerpt from my book, 'Why Is Life?', which synopsizes a great deal of info about the Great Pyramid in Egypt. This will appear in increments over the next several newsletters. Here is the fifth installment:
Before leaving this series of articles on the Great Pyramid, let's take a look at another very famous Giza enigma, the Sphinx. Traditional Egyptologists say that it was made by the pharaoh Kafre (Chefren in Greek), circa 2500 BC. Recently, however, so much strong evidence has emerged to challenge this idea that even conventional science is admitting that it could be much older. In the early 1990's, a geologist by the name of Robert Schoch presented the results of his studies that showed that the erosion visible on the Sphinx came from water, not wind and sand. The marks made by water erosion are distinctly different than erosion from windblown sand. The question is, how long has it been since there was significant water in that area?
Some say that the Sahara was green and fertile as recently as 3500 BC. A radar scan conducted on the space shuttle Columbia in 1981 shows buried river systems in the Sudan, suggesting that the area was once green. The erosion on the lower part of the Sphinx seems to suggest that it was submerged in water for a significant period of time. Was it there during the flood?
Egyptologists contend that the face of the Sphinx is that of Kafre. Detective Frank Domingo of the NYPD, a forensic artist and expert on facial structure, was asked to compare the face of the Sphinx to that of a known statue of Kafre. In his opinion, the two are not alike.
Alternative theories about the Sphinx seem to more or less agree that it is older than the pyramids. There is considerably more erosion on the Sphinx, which Egyptologists tried to explain by claiming that it was made from softer stone than the pyramids. It was proven, however, that they are made from the same limestone. Most alternative theories also seem to agree that Thoth had something to do with the construction, or at least, the planning of the Sphinx. They also seem to accord with the idea that there is a secret chamber under it called the Hall of Records. Some say it is beneath the right shoulder, others that it is under and between the front paws. The Hall of Records is said to contain the complete history of life on Earth and the answers to the many mysteries. Prophecies say that we are going to discover this chamber very soon, as the right shoulder collapses. Authorities have been working desperately to keep the Sphinx in a good state of repair.
Some opinions purport that the Sphinx was once a female, with breasts that were later removed by a pharaoh who tried to make it look like himself. Graham Hancock offers the idea that this monument, which would have been half lion, half woman, was meant to signify the passage from the age of Virgo to that of Leo, an event that occurred about 12,000 years ago.
Other views contend that it was made as a tribute to Bast, the goddess of witchcraft and sexual magic who presided over the sexual experiments in Atlantis that yielded 'chimeras', beasts that were a hybrid of several different species. Legendary creatures such as Pegasus or the Minotaur are said to have come from such experimentation. In Bast's day society's consciousness was thought to be predominantly female. Under matriarchal rule, parental lineage was not a question, as the identity of a child's mother is always obvious. It only became important, as the patriarchy took over, to know the identity of the father, thus determining rightful bloodlines. This led to the institution of monogamy. Thus, a child born out of wedlock, whose paternal lineage was in question, was called a bastard, in memory of Bast.
Another very old temple called the Oseirion, also made of 'Cyclopean' blocks, was discovered in the 1920's. Till that time, it was covered in sand. The Sphinx itself was buried up to the neck until 1817. How many other ancient structures remain undiscovered beneath the desert sands?
Those of you who made it to the Lovefest in December know what a special occasion it was. Those who couldn't make it, here's an opportunity to find out for yourself.
Please come and experience the
SPRING EQUINOX CELEBRATION
Gary Diggins, David Hickey, Dennis Gaumond
Errol Starr Francis and Jennifer Gillmor
with special guests
Tom Wolf, Adam Bowman and Joni Nehrita
SATURDAY, MARCH 23RD, 2PM till Midnight
Marritt Hall at the Ancaster Fairgrounds
630 Trinity Road, Ancaster, ON
Cost - $30 for the afternoon workshops, $45 for the evening concerts,
or $65 for the whole day.
For more info, or to buy tickets, please visit:
A Soundwork Intensive
Dennis Gaumond and Gary Diggins
Sat. March 30
An Afternoon of Exploring the Healing Nature of Sound and Music
Dennis and Gary will engage you in two different approaches to one truth: music can bless and heal.
Guelph Unitarian Church, 122 Harris Street 1 to 5 p.m.
Cost: $60 for the afternoon - $70 includes the evening Medicine Music concert.
Kirtan at Casa Solfeggio
in Platanillo, Costa Rica
Lead by Dennis Gaumound, founding member of the Canadian Association of Sound Healers, the Guelph Chant Club and leader of the Bhadra Collective, a group of singers and musicians who perform chant-based world beat music. Dennis has been leading chant gatherings for 12 years, teaching about the power of mantra and the ancient art of overtone singing.
Monday, March 4 ... 5pm to ?
Bring a cushion or mat & flash light
Light Snack to follow the chant
Directions to Casa Solfeggio:
Take San Juan de Dios Rd. a wide, major dirt road in Platanillo
(If traveling toward the beach, it's on the right as you leave Platanillo)
(If traveling toward San Isidro, it's on the left before the town of Platanillo)
Drive approx. 2 kilometers on San Juan de Dios Rd.
Camino Cacao will be on the LEFT, as the road makes a big right
(There's a rustic wood sign with yellow letters saying "Cacao Ridge". There is a water tank with a painted mural just past the turn on the left.)
Drive approx. 1.3 kilometers "Casa Solfeggio" will be on the RIGHT. A live bamboo fence lines the property and you can see the blue-grey roof of the pavilion from the road.
Parking: There are 2 entrances into the property, both with stone columns. The first entrance has a parking area. The second entrance you can park in the driveway and the pavilion is to the right.