compiled by Dee Finney

updated 12-20-12

1-23-2010 - Last night Joe Mason and I watched a television show on NOVA about the head of the Sphinx.  They were speculating about who the Pharaoh was that was portrayed, and it was easy to see how out of proportion the head is to the size of the Sphinx.  Zahi Hawass came on and explained that the Sphinx has been added to over the centuries because the original limestone flakes off due to salts coming out of the stone, so it was wise to preserve the structure by adding onto it over time.  However, at some point, apparently some soldiers had shot the nose off the Sphinx's head and nobody could identify which Pharaoh it actually was. 

I kept repeating during the show, "That's not the original head, that's not the original head."  It would make sense to me that the head would originally have been a lion because thats what the body is that everyone agrees on.  However, the discussion came up on the show, that in Egyptian art, we see humans with animal heads, so it made sense that an animal would have a human head - the Pharaoh would think of himself as a lion -  the head of the pride.  Perhaps, but not necessarily true.

So what is the truth about the head of the Sphinx?

And when was it carved?

According to a light being we are acquainted with, he stated recently that the area was a jungle when is was created and the pit around the Sphinx was filled with water because there was a lot of rain at the time.  Evidently the climate has changed a great deal since then as the Sphinx has been covered by sand for long lengths of time and has been photographed that way.




1-21-06 - DREAM - I was sitting in a classroom in an art class. I had a lot of paints in front of me on a large table.

A darker-skinned female teacher (She was Egyptian) sat at a table in front of me, working on a clay sculpture.

She got up from her table and brought her sculpture with her. It was an Egyptian head looking like a Pharaoh.

She pointed to two indentations on the Pharaoh's face. One indentation was in the area of the third-eye and the other one was on the side of the right eye and was smaller.

She asked me to use my paint and put a daub of black paint into the indentation to the right of the eye.

I agreed but found that my paint brushes were too large to fit neatly into that indentation on the face.

First I made a mistake and put the brush into the large center indentation between the eyes and daubed the black paint deep down.

I realized my mistake, but the clay was soft and the Pharaoh's head began to come apart and when it did, I saw there was a hidden box inside the Pharaoh's head that slid up and down and there was a message written on the lid of the box.

I immediately thought about the hidden records that everyone thinks is under the paw of the Sphinx.  What if they are really inside the head of the Pharaoh on the Sphinx that doesn't appear to be the original head of the Sphinx.

I quickly remolded the Pharaoh's head so the teacher wouldn't know I had seen the hidden box and message inside the head. I then daubed the black paint in the small indentation to the right of the eye. Nobody would know there was a hidden message in the Pharaoh's head, nor would they know there was an indentation to the right of the eye beneath the paint.



A great symbol of Ancient Egypt is the Sphinx. A magnificent monument carved out of living rock, sits outstandingly in the Giza Plateau.

It is a carving of the body of a lion with a head of a king or god, symbolizing strength and wisdom. It is 200 feet long and 65 feet high with paws being 50 feet long.

The body of the sphinx was buried in the desert sand for thousands of years and only in 1905, about a century ago, the sands has been cleared away from it. Thus, the sphinx has several layers of erosions, those that are horizontal are due to sand and stone, while some are vertical due to water (probably rain) erosions.

It is believed that the sphinx was built by king Khafre (Chephren 2558-2532B.C.) who was one of the 4th Dynasty kings and whom the 2nd pyramid of Giza was built for him.

The sphinx faces due to the east, to the horizon and this has an astronomical belief to the ancient Egyptians. It is also thought that it is a guardian of the horizon for the later journey of the kings in the life-after.

There is a large stela between the front paws of the sphinx. It was placed by king Thutmose IV and describes the king during his hunting in the young days ,while falling asleep min the shade on the sphinx. During his sleep, he dreamt that the sphinx talked to him and told him to clear away the sand around his head and he will be rewarded by making him a pharaoh.

However the sphinx misses some pieces, his ritual beard that is now placed in the British museum. While his nose was used as a target by Napoleon’s troops.

The sphinx has undergone many major restorations. It now features a sound and light display where it seems as though narrating its story. This is a much delightful tourist attraction by itself.

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The Lion

  • Canaan infested by.
    2 Kings 17:25-26 And so it was at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not the LORD: therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which slew some of them. Wherefore they spake to the king of Assyria, saying, The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land: therefore he hath sent lions among them, and, behold, they slay them, because they know not the manner of the God of the land.




    • Superior in strength.
      Judges 14:18 And the men of the city said unto him on the seventh day before the sun went down, What is sweeter than honey? and what is stronger than a lion? And he said unto them, If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle.
      Proverbs 30:30 A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;


    • Active.
      Deuteronomy 33:22 And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.


    • Courageous.
      2 Samuel 17:10 And he also that is valiant, whose heart is as the heart of a lion, shall utterly melt: for all Israel knoweth that thy father is a mighty man, and they which be with him are valiant men.


    • Fearless even of man.
      Isaiah 31:4 For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.
      Nahum 2:11 Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked, and the lion's whelp, and none made them afraid?


    • Fierce.
      Job 10:16 For it increaseth. Thou huntest me as a fierce lion: and again thou shewest thyself marvelous upon me.
      Job 28:8 The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.


    • Voracious.
      Psalms 17:12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.


    • Majestic in movement.
      Proverbs 30:29-30 There be three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going: A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;


  • Greatness of its teeth alluded to.
    Psalms 58:6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
    Joel 1:6 For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.


  • God's power exhibited in restraining.
    1 Kings 13:28 And he went and found his carcase cast in the way, and the ass and the lion standing by the carcase: the lion had not eaten the carcase, nor torn the ass.
    Daniel 6:22 My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
    Daniel 6:27 He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.


  • God provides for.
    Job 38:39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
    Psalms 104:21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.
    Psalms 104:28 That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.


  • Lurketh for its prey.
    Psalms 10:9 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.


  • Roars when seeking prey.
    Psalms 104:21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.
    Isaiah 31:4 For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.


  • Rends its prey.
    Deuteronomy 33:20 And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head.
    Psalms 7:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.


  • Often carries its prey to its den.
    Nahum 2:12 The lion did tear in pieces enough for his whelps, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his holes with prey, and his dens with ravin.


  • Conceals itself by day.
    Psalms 104:22 The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.


  • Often perishes for lack of food.
    Job 4:11 The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.




    • Forests.
      Jeremiah 5:6 Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.


    • Thickets.
      Jeremiah 4:7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.


    • Mountains.
      Song of Solomon 4:8 Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards.


    • Deserts.
      Isaiah 30:6 The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.


  • Attacks the sheepfolds.
    1 Samuel 17:34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:
    Amos 3:12 Thus saith the LORD; As the shepherd taketh out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear; so shall the children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria in the corner of a bed, and in Damascus in a couch.
    Micah 5:8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.


  • Attacks and destroys men.
    1 Kings 13:24 And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcase.
    1 Kings 20:36 Then said he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as thou art departed from me, a lion shall slay thee. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and slew him.


  • Universal terror caused by roaring of.
    Jeremiah 2:15 The young lions roared upon him, and yelled, and they made his land waste: his cities are burned without inhabitant.
    Amos 3:8 The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?


  • Criminals often thrown to.
    Daniel 6:7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counselors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
    Daniel 6:16 Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.
    Daniel 6:24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den.


  • Hunting of, alluded to.
    Job 10:16 For it increaseth. Thou huntest me as a fierce lion: and again thou shewest thyself marvelous upon me.




    • Samson.
      Judges 14:5-6 Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him. And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand: but he told not his father or his mother what he had done.


    • David.
      1 Samuel 17:35-36 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.


    • Benaiah.
      2 Samuel 23:20 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lion like men of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow:


  • A swarm of bees found in the carcass of, by Samson.
    Judges 14:8 And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the carcase of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion.


  • Disobedient prophet slain by.
    1 Kings 13:24 And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcase.
    1 Kings 13:26 And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake unto him.




    • Of Israel.
      Numbers 24:9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.


    • Of the tribe of Judah.
      Genesis 49:9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?


    • Of the tribe of Gad.
      Deuteronomy 33:20 And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head.


    • Of Christ.
      Revelation 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.


    • Of God in protecting His church.
      Isaiah 31:4 For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.


    • Of God in executing judgments.
      Isaiah 38:13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
      Lamentations 3:10 He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.
      Hosea 5:14 For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.
      Hosea 13:8 I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.


    • Of boldness of saints.
      Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.


    • Of brave men.
      2 Samuel 1:23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
      2 Samuel 23:20 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lion like men of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow:


    • Of cruel and powerful enemies.
      Isaiah 5:29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.
      Jeremiah 49:19 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?
      Jeremiah 51:38 They shall roar together like lions: they shall yell as lions' whelps.


    • Of persecutors.
      Psalms 22:13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
      2 Timothy 4:17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.


    • Of the devil.
      1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:


    • Of imaginary fears of the slothful.
      Proverbs 22:13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.
      Proverbs 26:13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.


    • (Tamed,) of the natural man subdued by grace.
      Isaiah 11:7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
      Isaiah 65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.


    • (Roaring of,) of a king's wrath.
      Proverbs 19:12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
      Proverbs 20:2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.



We are aware of two things, that Moses was Akhenaton who lived :

He was born during a time when the Israelites were growing in number under Pharaoh's heavy hand. In order to control their growing numbers and power Pharaoh began a policy of persecution. All the males were to be thrown into the Nile river while girls were permitted to live. Exodus 1:22 Moses was born in about 1574 B.C. to parents who were descendants of Levi. They are named in Exodus 6:20 as Amram and Jochebed. Exodus 2:1 Under God's hand Moses' mother made a basket of bulrushes made waterproof with bitumen and pitch. His older sister watched over him and insure his safety. When Pharaoh's daughter discovered the ark, recognised Him as Hebrew and determined to keep the child, Moses sister wisely advised that she find a Hebrew mother. Moses very own mother raised Him in Pharaoh's court. God's purposes cannot be thwarted.

We are aware that the Sphinx was carved prior to Moses being alive:  Estimated date:

built by king Khafre (Chephren 2558-2532B.C.)

Since Moses wrote the first 5 books of the Bible, [The Torah], the Sphinx had to already have been in existence when Moses was born and was pre-biblical.

So, we need to look into pre-biblical texts to find the Sphinx and life of Egypt prior to Akhenaton.

What name the Egyptians originally gave the Sphinx is unknown. The earliest Egyptian writings mentioning the Sphinx come from almost a millennium after its original building and refer to it by several names: Hor-em-akht (Horus in the Horizon), Bw-How (Place of Horus) and Ra-horakhty (Ra of Two Horizons).

No other sphinx statue found in Egypt is either as old or as large as the Great Sphinx of Giza. It stands 65 feet tall, 20 feet wide and an astounding 260 feet long. Estimates of its weight (not precisely known) range upwards of 200 tons, making it one of the largest single stone sculptures in the world.

Most dates for the Great Sphinx of Giza place the time of its building during the 4th Dynasty of Egypt in the 3rd millennium BCE. It is believed by most that the sphinx was built by the pharaoh Khafre, and that the face seen on the Sphinx is carved in his image.

Some have argued that the Sphinx was actually built by Khafre’s father Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid of Giza, largest pyramid of the world. More recently there has been speculation and some evidence that the statue was actually built by Khafre’s nephew, a lesser known pharaoh by the name of Djedefre. As of yet there has been no conclusive evidence found to prove once and for all who built the Great Sphinx or whose image is recorded in the face

NOTE:  We agree that it was re-carved then, but when was it original carved and for what reason?

In the recent news, we found this research article:

So how old do I look?
The Great Sphinx stumps the experts again


The riddle of the Great Sphinx is well known: What animal walks on all fours in the morning, two legs at noon, and three legs at night? (The answer is man, of course.) But that's not the only Sphinx-teaser. Is the sculpture thousands of years older than the pyramids, as controversial geological evidence suggests? If true, that means it was built at the end of the Stone Age, when mud buildings were the height of human achievement.

Mainstream Egyptology says the Sphinx was carved from bedrock during the reign of Khafre (2520-2494 B.C.) as a self-tribute to the pharaoh. Then an unlikely agitator shook things up. In the 1979 book Serpent in the Sky, amateur archaeologist and Egyptian tour guide John Anthony West proposed that the Sphinx was far older than the pyramids–and that its severe weathering and erosion were caused not by winds and blowing sand, but by rain. Ipso facto, the Sphinx must have been built thousands of years earlier, back when arid Egypt was all wet.

Given West's lack of scientific credentials, the "old-Sphinx theory" attracted little interest until 1990 when he brought in Robert Schoch, a trained geologist and Boston University professor. Schoch found rock fissures in the Sphinx that suggested creation by running water or rainfall. He concluded that the front and side dated from 5000 to 7000 B.C. (although no one disputes that it was later re-carved as a royal totem). But if Schoch is right, a cruder yet still impressive "proto-Sphinx" was carved in the even more distant past.

Egyptologists attribute the Sphinx's weathering to wet sand from Nile floods, or morning dew that condensed and expanded natural salt in the rock, causing layers to flake off. "But none of us can prove our point," admits James Harrell, a geology professor at the University of Toledo and a "wet sand" proponent. Both sides spin out analytical articles.

Who carved it? Call the geological argument a draw. But if the Sphinx were built millenniums earlier, where are the traces of the culture that carved it? "Perhaps all their pots got washed away," West says. "If you pin these guys down, they really think these people were refugees from Atlantis, the Lost Continent," Harrell scoffs. West calls Atlantis the "A word" and claims to use the name only as shorthand for the mystery civilization. "I really don't care what their passports said," says West, who hopes more digging at Giza might reveal the answer to the riddle of the Sphinx's age.

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When was Egypt a wet climate? 
Stratigraphy and sedimentology at Bir Sahara, Egypt: Environments, climate change and the Middle Paleolithic

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Christopher L. Hill

aDepartment of Anthropology and Environmental Studies Program, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, 83725-1950, United States


Bir Sahara, situated in northeast Africa, contains a set of sedimentary sequences that imply episodic changes in climate and environment during the Middle and Late Pleistocene. Some of the stratigraphic contexts are associated with Middle Paleolithic artifact assemblages. The artifact assemblages are typically in sands that underlie deposits composed of high amounts of carbonate or fine clastics (muds) indicative of expanding lakes and wetter climates. The wetter climates may have provided landscapes that were periodically inhabitable by Pleistocene hominids.

Keywords: Geoarchaeology; Pleistocene; Climate; Paleolithic; Africa

Could hominids carve a sophisticated being as this large lion in the Pleistocene era?  It doesn't seem likely, considering the tools needed to carve rock as hard as the head of the Sphinx which is harder than the body of the Sphinx according to the experts who have tried it in the NOVA program in 2010.

We would agree that we need to find a wet - jungle-like climate in Egypt when people were more educated and skilled.


Prehistoric Saharan Rock Art

Signs of Changing Climate and Early Egyptian Religion in the Sahara

Jan 3, 2010 Paula I. Nielson

Prehistoric rock paintings and engravings found on hillsides in the Sahara of North and West Africa, reveal a changing environment, changing culture and links to Egypt.

In the highlands of Niger, Libya, and Algeria, and among other nations surrounding the Sahara west of the Nile, many rock drawings, paintings and engravings are found, revealing much about culture and climate change from Prehistoric times. Petroglyphs abound in the highlands and mountains, and one of the richest areas for rock carving and painting is Tassili N'Ajjer in Algeria. The Tuareg who dwell in the area at this time are thought to be the descendants of these ancient rock artists.

The Sahara Experiences a Wet Climate and Rich Environment

From about 9000 B.C. to 2500 B.C., the Sahara had a much wetter climate during the Neolithic period which was quite habitable for humans and animals, similar to the savannah of East Africa today. Nine thousand years ago the surroundings were green with lakes and forests and with large herds of wild animals not present in the area today as witnessed by Petroglyphs in the area. The Sahara at that time was able to sustain a large number of hunters.

Rock art from about 8000 B.C. drawn apparently by hunting peoples depict large, undomesticated animals in the wet Neolithic age show an area rich with giant buffalo, elephants, ostrich, antelopes, giraffes, and rhinoceros. Lakes formed in the basins which also included fish, crocodiles, and hippopotamus. Oxen and domesticated cattle are then shown in rock art. Horses were later drawn along with horses and chariots, and later came camels. The rock art drawings paint a broad record of the history of the Prehistoric Sahara. A new dating technique, accelerator mass spectrometry, now allows for dating of pictographs with a very small sample which has advanced the study of historical geography and occupation of the area. The rock art of the Sahara has been found to predate the pyramids by thousands of years, which argues for influences in ancient Egypt from the Sahara people.

Five Periods of Rock Art in the Sahara

The rock art in the Sahara can be categorized into five general periods:

  • Bubalus Petroglyphs: large wild animals such as Buffalo, Elephants, Rhinoceros; 9,000 to 6,000 B.C. During the period from 10,000 to 6000 B.C. the Nile Valley was uninhabitable with tremendous flooding from glacier runoff into the Blue and White Niles from Ethiopia. From about 10,000 B.C., any settlements in the Nile Valley were wiped out with the inundations. As the meltdown began to slow, people from the Sahara moved back into the Nile Valley.
  • Roundhead people Petroglyphs: approximately 6000 to 4000 B.C.; humans are depicted with rounded heads and have a rather alien look about them.
  • Cattle herding Petroglyphs: 4,500 to 2,500 B.C.
  • Horse and horses with chariots rock art: from 1200 B.C.
  • Camel Petroglyphs: from 500 B.C., sometimes accompanied by the tifnar script of the Tuaregs

The Sahara, with its evolving climate, is seen through rock paintings to have been home to many cultures from Neolithic times onwards. Wallis Budge, Wilkinson, McKenna and Lhote who studied the paintings of Tassili n’Ajjer and other regions in North Africa all came to similar conclusions that the people who created the Prehistoric rock paintings in the Sahara, southern Egypt and along the Red Sea all came from the same semi-nomadic peoples who may have had their origins in Ethiopia. These people spread their shamanic religion (displayed in rock art motifs) to the Predynastic Egyptian people (prior to 3100 B.C.). Some similar scenes and motifs (solar disc between horns of cattle, men with animal masks or headdresses, and hunter-god) found in Algerian and Libyan rock art are later seen on temples and monuments in Egypt.



If we are to believe the above research - and who are we to argue with the experts in the geological field, we can accept that the Sphinx was built between 10,000 BC and 2,500 B.C.  which is a long period of time.

We also know that the Sphinx was built facing the constellation of Leo, [the lion] so there is a connection between the Sphinx and the constellation.  That means that the civilization which built the Sphinx had to have an excellent knowledge of the stars and astronomy and astrology.

The Sphinx looks directly East. According to Graham Hancock, new evidence shows that the Giza pyramids represent Orion and the Sphinx represents Leo. He also says that people are now digging down to a chamber between the paws looking for the Hall of Records predicted by Edgar Cayce.. 

The Bible is full of astrology - so that is not a problem:  See: 


Mark 13:19 For [in] those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. ...

By 2012, the Sphinx will be facing Aquarius with Leo at it's rear end ( 180 degrees).  Leo was in the Eastern horizon when it was built approximately 12,500 years ago, which was about 10,000 B.C.

The geological findings discussed above indicate that the Sphinx seems to have been sculpted sometime before 10,000 BC, and this period coincides with the Age of Leo the Lion, which lasted from 10,970 to 8810 BC.

That fits right in with the geological experts cited above.


We are aware of this astrological truth:

Our astrological birth signs no longer coincide with the sun's location in the constellations of the Zodiac because of precession. Even the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn are now the Tropic of Taurus and the Tropic of Scorpio when we observe the sun on the solstices? Our astrologers and map makers neglected to update our present position in the cosmos for over 2,000 years. We are not the astrological birth signs the newspapers and a majority of the astrologers proclaim we are!

The North star (pole star) also changes with the precession of the equinoxes. The North star was Thuban (Alpha Draconis) when the Great Pyramid was constructed to align with true North. The descending passage of the Great Pyramid points to Thuban, the most accurately aligned pole star of all the North stars in the 25,800 (26920) -year cycle of our Earth.




Comprehend that the word sphinx means to bind or close a circle tightly, and that the Great Sphinx binds Virgo and Leo in the Zodiac on the ceiling of the Portico — at Esna's Khnum Temple. The Great Sphinx marks the "Happy New Year" of our present Platonic year, and Leo was the first age in this great year. Listen when the Vatican informs us every Christmas Eve, when it reads the ancient Calens (calendar) from Rome, that it was the sixth age or the Piscean Age when Jesus, the fisherman, was born 2,000 years ago. Even the ancient Persians called Polaris the "turning point star" 5,000 years before it became our current pole star between the sixth and seventh ages.


At one time in history, the Vernal Equinox used to indicate New Year's Day in our annual calendar until Julius Caesar moved it to January 1 in 45 BC. The names of our months still reflect March as the first month of the year. In Latin, Septem is seven, Octo is eight, Novem is nine, and Decem is ten. This is why the name of an age is determined by where the sun is on the Vernal Equinox. The megalithic monuments like Stonehenge, Chichen Itza, and Casa Grande are all trying to find the Vernal Equinox or the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

The ancients refer to the coupled-ages of Pisces and Aquarius in the great year as the time for the FisherMan or Merman to return from the sea. The old legends say that he will teach the people how to heal and govern themselves. (See dream of the Fisherman)


Our scientists inform us that, in the great year, we are dawning into the Age of Aquarius and leaving the Piscean Age. When someone says, its the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, that is no different then someone saying, it is the beginning of the month of July. Only, ages are around 2,150 (2160) years long, while months are made up of approximately 30 days.

Every culture had their own personal system to begin the new year and all nations, except for the Essenes, used a lunar calendar consisting of 13 months and between 354 and 364 days. Enter Julius Caesar. With the help of an initiate named Sosigenes, the first calendar reformed occurred. Taking the year 47 BC, at which time our January 1st would have fallen on October 13, he inserted two new months of 33 and 34 days between November and December. Then, he added an intercalary period of 23 days near February for a total length of 445 days. Macrobius called this long year, the last year of confusion. Beginning the next year, he started a new year of 365 days with a leap year every fourth year of 366 days. Had he asked, or maybe Sosigenes told him, but he could not wait, the Ancient Wisdom would have told him to begin the new year at a new moon on an equinox or solstice.



In 2001 - I had a dream about a 'Pattern for Freedom"  which included 30 cats, and I made this note on the page:

NOTE: Comment on the cats.  The 30 cats could relate to a zodiac age as having 30 degrees. 360 degrees divided by 12. The cats may be related to Leo the Lion. There are some indications that the time cycle involves half the precession from the age of Leo to the beginning of the Age of Aquarius. The Sphinx for example faced straight towards Leo at the time it was apparently built. The Zodiac sign of Aquarius was directly behind. In the coming Age of Aquarius, it will be reversed. Aquarius is on the horizon now at the Spring Solstice. The Sphinx being the Lion/Man possibly symbolizes those two Zodiac Ages.  

The Jewish calendar has 12 months of 30 days each.  As represented by the camp positions of the 12 tribes in Numbers 2, it is a reflection of the Zodiac.  The basic idea is to make things on earth like those in Heaven. The New Jerusalem is based on the same pattern as expressed in Revelation 21.

Since we had already made this pattern once before and the newspaper woman symbolizes 'news coming'... can hardly wait to find out what is coming.  I may be stretching my hopes a bit, but if you remember the last time there was an event on a Friday before a Holiday and the result gave us 'freedom'.... perhaps we are looking for the 'second coming'....?

I stated at the top of the page: 

Freedom is not free.

Freedom is not the license to do whatever you desire.
It is the opportunity to become who you are.


Working backwards and allowing 2160 years for each Age, we are able to date the beginning of the Ancient Egyptian civilization in this cycle.


Fourth Age …… Age of Taurus …… dawned in 4468 BCE
Third Age …… Age of Gemini …… dawned in 6628 BCE
Second Age …… Age of Cancer …… dawned in 8788 BCE
First Age …… Age of Leo …… dawned in 10948 BCE

         The question arises as to why the Age of Leo was chosen by the Ancient Egyptians as the First Age when clearly the Ancient Egyptians regarded HU, [God] the Celestial Sphinx, as the giver of Life in the Beginning. The answer lies in the New Beginning following the gradual Fall of HU [God] from his majestic position on the horizon in 14000BCE. "

         It could be argued that technically the New Beginning should have started at the Dawn of the Age of Virgo in 13108BCE. Why wait until the Dawn of the Age of Leo in 10948BCE for the New Beginning? Was it perhaps because Virgo was female? The Ancient Egyptians represented the heavens in the female form: that of Nut, the Sky Goddess. However it must be remembered that HU, [God] the Celestial Sphinx and Creator, was male … as evidenced by his Osiris Beard. Moreover the heavens which HU ] created were impregnated into the body of Nut. The female was clearly subordinate to the male, and her purpose was one of childbearing. HU [God] represented the Male Principle while Virgo and Nut represented the Female Principle.

         There is an additional, and perhaps more straight forward reason why Leo was chosen over Virgo as the First Age. By 13108BCE the Celestial Sphinx had not fallen sufficiently below the horizon at Giza for a New Age to be even considered. However by 10948BCE the Ancient Egyptians had lost their affiliation with HU. [God[ The Celestial Sphinx no longer had the same relevance in their lives as he had had for their ancestors.

See:  for sky maps of the time period.




The Panleonist Lost Civilisation Theory

The Panleonist theory proposes that a highly advanced civilisation existed on the Earth during the precessional age of Leo (c. 10900-8700 BC), but was destroyed by a cataclysm circa 10500 BC and hence became a ‘lost civilisation’. The theory proposes that the lost civilisation encoded the date 10500 BC into their monuments (e.g. by astronomical alignments) so as to commemorate the date of the cataclysm.

The Panleonist theory is best known from the writings of Robert Bauval, Adrian Gilbert and Graham Hancock. But it has its roots in an assortment of different writings. Firstly, in Plato’s story of Atlantis, which recalled the destruction of an advanced civilisation nine thousand years before the time of Solon, i.e. c. 9600 BC. Secondly, in the prophecies of certain mystics, such as Edgar Cayce. And thirdly, in the writings of Zechariah Sitchin, who dated the beginning of history to the Great Flood in 11000 BC, at the beginning of the age of Leo.

It is on the writings of Bauval, Hancock and Gilbert that I wish to comment here, in particular their claims that the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx were built to commemorate the date 10500 BC.

The Orion Theory

In ‘The Orion Mystery’ (1994), Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert made a very interesting discovery, namely that the three main pyramids at Giza (of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure) formed a pattern on the ground virtually identical to that of the three belt stars of the Orion constellation. This was a perfectly plausible hypothesis. However, Bauval and Gilbert then entered controversial territory. Using computer software, they wound back the Earth’s skies to ancient times, and witnessed a ‘locking-in’ of the mirror image between the pyramids and the stars at the same time as Orion reached a turning point at the bottom of its precessional shift up and down the meridian. This conjunction, they claimed, was exact, and it occurred precisely at the date 10450 BC.

In ‘Keeper of Genesis’ (1996), Robert Bauval teamed up with Graham Hancock, and took the 10500 BC theory further, claiming corroborative evidence in the form of the Sphinx at Giza (see below).

In ‘Heaven’s Mirror’ (1998), Graham Hancock tried to argue that the date 10500 BC was encoded also at the ancient Cambodian site of Angkor Wat (the temples, he alleged, were in the image of the constellation Draco at exactly 10500 BC).

On 15th September 1998, I issued a detailed rebuttal of Hancock’s Angkor Wat theory, which I published on my website. I concluded that ‘Hancock’s case is extremely weak, and by pursuing it with such vigor (claiming ‘no doubt that a correlation exists’ p.126, and then winding back the skies to 10500 BC to claim a ‘precise’ match) he risks bringing this kind of research into disrepute. He certainly does Robert Bauval no favors, for many people will now highlight the poor quality of Hancock’s research to debunk the more plausible (though unproven) 10500 BC alignment at Giza.’

My comments were to prove farsighted. On 4th November 1999, BBC screened a Horizon documentary which raised serious questions about Bauval and Hancock’s Panleonist theory. Hancock, in particular, was ridiculed for his theory of a 10500 BC alignment between Angkor Wat and the constellation of Draco (rightly so in my opinion). But Bauval too was criticised for being careless in his calculation of the 10500 BC alignment between the Giza Pyramids and the stars of Orion’s Belt. To the shock and horror of Bauval’s followers, the BBC claimed that the accurate 10500 BC ‘lock-in’ between the Giza pyramids and Orion’s Belt was not quite so accurate after all. Worse still, in the ensuing furor, Bauval and Hancock actually conceded the point and admitted that the alignment was not precise.

Bauval and Hancock went on to accuse the BBC of bias, and their complaint was upheld in one respect (although not in the majority of respects) by an independent commission. Nevertheless, in the heat of the argument, the fact was obscured that (a) the alleged accuracy of the Pyramids/Orion’s Belt alignment had been absolutely central to Bauval and Hancock’s original argument of a lost civilisation of 10500 BC; and (b) the alleged accuracy of the Pyramids/Orion’s Belt alignment had been successfully rebutted by the BBC.

The present situation is this. It is accepted that the alignment between the Giza pyramids and the stars of Orion’s Belt is not precise but approximate. Therefore, no firm conclusion can be drawn about any particular date which the monuments might have commemorated. Accordingly, the Panleonist theory of Giza is entirely baseless (nevertheless, it remains an important discovery that the layout of the three Giza pyramids mirrors the shape of Orion’s Belt).

The Sphinx Problem

One of the foundation stones of the Panleonist theory is the Great Sphinx of Egypt, which is presumed to have the body of a lion, thus evoking the precessional era of Leo (10900-8700 BC).

In his follow-up work with co-author Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval wound back the skies to show that not only did the three Giza pyramids line up with the three stars of Orion’s Belt at 10500 BC, but also, at the same time, the constellation of Leo rose exactly due east of the Sphinx. This occurrence, they said, was unique to 10500 BC, and it was therefore beyond coincidence that the Sphinx had been carved in the form of a lion.
According to Bauval and Hancock (and other researchers, such as John Anthony West) the weathering of the Sphinx by rainwater supports a date of construction c. 10500 BC, at the same time as the ground plan had been designed for the three Giza pyramids.

I would like to make three critical observations on this theory.

Firstly, the geological evidence for an older Sphinx, based on the work of the geologist Robert Schoch, is more in line with 5000-4000 BC than with the extreme date of 10500 BC. I know from personal discussion with Robert Schoch that he is quite unhappy with the way Bauval, Hancock and West have hijacked his evidence to fit their pet theory.

Secondly, as I pointed out in chapter 1 (p. 24) of my book ‘The Phoenix Solution’ (1998), there is a much more plausible reason for the importance of the age of Leo in ancient Egypt, namely that the Sun rose against the backdrop of Leo during the heliacal rising of the star Sirius at the summer solstice throughout most of Egyptian dynastic history. The leonine imagery of the Sphinx (if indeed it be a lion) points us not necessarily to the 11th millennium BC, but rather to the much more plausible era of the 4th millennium BC.

Thirdly, I would question the assumption that the Sphinx has the body of a lion. In fact, as Robert Temple has pointed out, the Sphinx has ‘no mane, no tufted tail (and) no raised haunches’, which we would expect of a lion, and nor does it have a lion’s powerful shoulders. Furthermore, the lion was a dualistic concept in ancient Egyptian myth and architecture; lion sphinxes, for example, were generally built in pairs, protecting the entrances to temples. And yet the Sphinx of Giza is most certainly a solitary figure; there is no evidence whatsoever for a second Sphinx.

On balance, it seems to me that, as Robert Temple has suggested, the Sphinx was built with the body of a dog, presumably to symbolise Anubis (with the cat’s tail representing a later modification). Anubis, it should be noted, was the god who guarded the Earth and the Underworld, and protected the body of Osiris. With the Pyramid representing Osiris (Pyramid Texts, Utterance 600), it would make sense that the Sphinx was originally an image of Anubis (its head was probably re-carved from the head of a dog to the head of a king).

The Anubis theory may, or may not, be correct, but its plausibility brings into question the widely-held assumption that the Sphinx has the body of a lion. Of course, if the Sphinx has the body of a dog, then astronomy is of no use whatsoever in dating it.

All things considered, the Sphinx offers no evidence whatsoever in support of the Panleonist lost civilisation theory. It might well date to the pre-dynastic era (as I have indeed argued in ‘The Phoenix Solution’), but probably to no earlier than the 5th or 6th millennium BC.


Much credit is due to Bauval, Gilbert, Hancock and West for getting us all looking at Egypt again with a fresh perspective. But the debate must move on, and frankly I would like to see an end to this obsession with 10500 BC. At the present time, there is not one single piece of evidence anywhere in the world to justify the idea that 10500 BC was being commemorated by a lost civilisation. In my view, this obsession with 10500 BC has done great harm, and continues to do great harm, to the cause of those, such as myself, who would make a serious challenge to official dogma on the origin of the Giza pyramids and the history of civilisation. Yes, there is a mystery which requires an explanation. But what if the answer to the mystery lies not in 10500 BC but rather in the more plausible period of 6000-5000 BC?

 The worst thing we can do is investigate the past with a preconceived dogma to rival that of mainstream academia. Rather, it is time to take account of all the scientific evidence and draw our conclusions accordingly.



UPDATE:  12-20-12


By William Butler Yeats

TURNING and turning in the widening gyre

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

The best lack all conviction, while the worst

Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;

Surely the Second Coming is at hand.

The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out

When a vast image out of it {Spiritus Mundi}

Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert

A shape with lion body and the head of a man,

A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,

Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it

Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.

The darkness drops again; but now I know

That twenty centuries of stony sleep

Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,

Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?


The Sphinx Awakens through the Alignment of the Suns; Hall of Records Opens on 21.12.2012

20ThursdayDec 2012

Posted by in Pearls of Wisdom - Channeled Messages



This is a joint message from Thoth and the Sirian High Council. As it is rather long message, I am presenting it as a series of short paragraphs for your easy reading. To allow for an optimal integration of these coded words into your energetic field and subconscious mind, please read this important message slowly and patiently.

The Speakers

1. Thoth transmitted this message in his capacity as the architect and gate-keeper of the Hall of Records, a hidden chamber beneath the Sphinx.

2. Goddess Isis represented the Sirian High Council in delivering this message and the activation codes. She is a light being originated from the Sirius Star System of the 6th dimension.

The Hall of Records

3. The Hall of Records resides beneath the Sphinx, in a space between its two paws and directly below its third eye. The Hall of Records stores the Divine Plans for Earth and the Solar System, and the collective memory of mankind. These records are kept as vibrational sound patterns encoded in the walls of a small physical chamber found beneath the Sphinx.

3. The Hall of Records resides beneath the Sphinx, in a space between its two paws and directly below its third eye. The Hall of Records stores the Divine Plans for Earth and the Solar System, and the collective memory of mankind. These records are kept as vibrational sound patterns encoded in the walls of a small physical chamber found beneath the Sphinx.

4. Every thought that has ever been generated by man and projected into the Earth realm was captured as a sound pattern and locked in the Hall of Records. Each of these sound patterns in turn carries a specific light quotient or energy frequency. A loving or positive thought is calibrated with a higher energy frequency compared to a fear-based or negative thought.

The Ascension for Earth, Humanity, Individual Souls

5. By the end of the current evolutionary cycle (of 26,000 years) when Earth is ready to transit to the 5th dimension of light, the corresponding ascension of mankind as a specie will depend on (i) the light quotient accumulated in our combined memory or akashic records; and (ii) the consolidated energy frequency of the thoughts we hold collectively on the day of the dimensional shift i.e. 21.12.2012.

6. Ascension of mankind means achieving an evolutionary stage where all residual negative karmic imprints or lower-quality sound patterns in our shared akashic are being transmuted and restored as God consciousness. Mass ascension precedes the physical manifestation of a heavenly Earth. This is to say whilst Earth as a living consciousness can and will be elevated to the 5th dimension come 21.12.2012, not all of mankind will experience or manifest this vibrational shift externally.

7. Within mankind’s collective memory or akashic records, there is the individual soul’s akashic. Although related to each other, ascension of the soul can be attained independently of the mass ascension of humanity. We, the human incarnates, exist on Earth as the physical expressions and vessels of our souls. If, through our numerous physical incarnations, we have built up sufficient light quotient or positive karma in our akashic, our souls will then ascend along with Earth. This is to say our souls would no longer need to incarnate, learn and evolve through this physical school, after the current incarnation.

Awakening the Sphinx on 21.12.2012

8. Within the third eye of the Sphinx lies a prism of living light. When activated on 21.12.2012, this prism which serves as a switch, will spark off the transmission of a series of sound, light and geometric codes across the Giza plateau, activating the three pyramids on Giza which are energetically connected to the network of pyramids on Earth. The symphony of galactic sounds so released throughout Planet Earth at that moment is The Shift propelling the awakening of mankind.


. Between 8:00 pm on 20.12.2012 to 8:00 am on 21.12.2012 Cairo Time (or 6:00 pm on 20.12.2012 to 6:00 am on 21.12.2012 GMT/UTC) , the Earth and the Sun will slowly move into perfect alignment with the Central Sun (Heart of Pleiades System) and the Great Central Sun (Galactic Core or Heart of Sirius System). At 8:00 am on 21st Dec in Cairo, the time of the Galactic Alignment, when the Sun rises to shine upon the Sphinx, a spectrum of light* will radiate from its third eye (prism) to open the Hall of Records and activate the sound chambers hidden in the three pyramids on Giza. See diagram above.

[* this light is not visible to the human eyes but can be seen by clairvoyants resonating with its frequency]

10. The Hall of Records will become inaccessible for the purposes outlined below after 2:00 pm on 21.12.2012 Cairo Time (or 12:00 pm on 21.12.2012 UTC/GMT).

Entering the Hall of Records on 21.12.2012

10. Within this window period, you may ask to ‘enter’ the Hall of Records to access your soul’s akashic records for a quicker remembrance and actualisation of your soul knowledge and wisdom, as well as for an expanded understanding of your soul’s journey and divine blueprint.

11. If you choose to do so, you can make use of this opportunity to uplift the collective akashic of humanity by holding positive loving thoughts while you are in the Hall of Records. Read para 5 above for the intention.

12. Click HERE for guided meditation and activation codes gifted by Thoth and Isis respectively, for entering the Hall of Records.

Hall of Records Protected From Misqualified Energies and Lower-Ordered Vibrations

13. Thoth revealed that only initiates and light workers who have developed sufficient light quotient in their spiritual bodies and re-connected with their soul light will be able to access the Hall of Records properly, using the protocol provided by Thoth (para 12).

Connect with the Singapore Group on 21.12.2012

Through my live channeling, the Singapore group at the Golden Mirror of Time celebration will be led by the Spiritual Hierarchy to enter the Hall of Records approximately between 7:45 pm to 8:00 pm Singapore Time (or 11:45 am to 12:00 pm GMT / UTC). You are welcome to connect with us energetically and participate in this invocation, in addition to the performing the meditation (para 12)

Recommended Read on Awakening the Sphinx

The Starseed Dialogues channeled by Patricia Cori. Go to Chapter ‘The Gifts of the Ancients for excerpts

Read Related Post 18 Dec 2012 : Initiating the Great Pyramid for The Shift

Your Service to Mankind on Earth Ascension Day

On behalf of the Great White Brotherhood who has upheld the divine plan for Earth in the last 26,000 years (5 World Ages), I thank you for holding positive loving thoughts and shining your light onto the consciousness of man.

Blessings, Ann.


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