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Beneath the pyramids of Egypt lies a lost underworld of catacombs, hewn chambers, and cave tunnels. They are alluded to in ancient texts and Arab legends, but have been left unexplored until today. They have now been rediscovered and investigated for the first time by science and history writer Andrew Collins. What exactly does this subterranean realm tell us about the pyramids, their relationship to the stars, and the mythical origins of Egyptian civilization? Lavishly illustrated with color photos, this is a breathtaking personal journey of exploration and discovery.

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Andrew Collins was raised in the Essex town of Wickford. As a teenager, he became a UFO investigator. In 1977, he investigated the first-ever missing time abduction case reported in the UK, and that investigation changed his life. He became a journalist with the magazine Strange Phenomena and openly sought the help of psychics in an attempt to better understand the relationship between UFOs, prehistoric sites, earth energies, and the human mind. As a science and history writer, he has authored a variety of books that challenge the way we perceive the past. Collins lives in the heart of crop circle country, near Marlborough, Wiltshire, with this wife Sue.

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Acknowledgments ................................................................................................................... xiii
Prelude .......................................................................................................................................... xv

Part One
Prophecy

One
The Sleeping Prophet .......................................................................................................... 1
Medical Readings ....................................................................................................... 2
Mythical Civilizations ............................................................................................. 3
The Age of Ra-Ta ........................................................................................................ 4
Conflicting Chronologies ...................................................................................... 5


Two
The Mystery of Mysteries .................................................................................................. 7
Excavations in Giza .................................................................................................. 9
Inside the Hall of Records ................................................................................. 10
“Temples” Inside the Sphinx ............................................................................. 10
Record Chambers ................................................................................................... 13
Between the Sphinx and the River .............................................................. 14
The Osiris Tomb ...................................................................................................... 15


Three
Beneath the Bedrock ......................................................................................................... 17
The Scholar ................................................................................................................. 18
The SRI Expeditions .............................................................................................. 19
Giza Plateau Mapping Project ......................................................................... 22
Network of Tunnels ............................................................................................... 22
Under a New Age Shadow ................................................................................ 23
Coptic Arab Tales .................................................................................................... 24
Winding Passages Called Syringes ............................................................... 25


Part Two
Descent


Four
From the Underworld ...................................................................................................... 29
Death of the Sun ..................................................................................................... 30
The Land of Sokar .................................................................................................. 30
The Astral Journey Downriver ........................................................................ 31
The Center of the World ..................................................................................... 32
Horizon of the Hidden Country .................................................................... 35


Five
God’s Tomb ............................................................................................................................ 39
The Shabaka Stone ................................................................................................ 41
The Osiris Conundrum ........................................................................................ 42
The Assimilation of Sokar ................................................................................. 44
The Secret of the Duat ......................................................................................... 44


Six
The Hunt for the Shetayet Shrine ............................................................................. 47
The Village of the Mount ................................................................................... 49
“Fire Is About It” ...................................................................................................... 51
Point of First Creation .......................................................................................... 52
Ethereal Fire ............................................................................................................... 53
Cultic Stone ................................................................................................................ 54


Seven
Homeland of the Primeval Ones ............................................................................... 57
The Primeval Mound ............................................................................................ 58
The Island of the Egg ............................................................................................ 58
Island of Trampling ............................................................................................... 60
Death of the First Occasion .............................................................................. 62
Underworld of the Soul ...................................................................................... 62
Sokar as God of Creation ................................................................................... 63


Eight
Fall of the First Occasion ................................................................................................ 65
Comet Strike .............................................................................................................. 67
Catastrophic Events ............................................................................................... 68
Experiments in Agriculture .............................................................................. 68
The Chilling Case of Site 117 ............................................................................ 69
Temple of the Falcon ............................................................................................ 71
Homeland of the Egyptian Temple .............................................................. 72
Nucleus of the Radiance ..................................................................................... 73
The Process of Creation ...................................................................................... 73
The Womb Chamber ............................................................................................ 76
A Primeval Well ....................................................................................................... 76


Nine
Place of the Well .................................................................................................................. 79
Cemetery of the Crow .......................................................................................... 81
A Sufi Connection .................................................................................................. 83
A Tunnel to the Sphinx? ..................................................................................... 84
The Story of the Life Seal ................................................................................... 85
Abode of the Tree Goddess .............................................................................. 87
Mistress of the Southern Sycamore ............................................................. 89
“Mansion of the Ms-nht” ................................................................................... 92

Ten
Pyramid Precision ............................................................................................................... 95
A Grand Design in Giza ...................................................................................... 96
Back to Basics ............................................................................................................ 98
The Apex Circle ..................................................................................................... 100
The Datum Line ..................................................................................................... 102
Music of the Spheres ......................................................................................... 104
The Principle of Kosmos .................................................................................. 105
The Mountain of Upper Rostau ................................................................... 107
Splendid Place of the Beginning of Time ............................................... 107
The First Place ......................................................................................................... 109
Simulacrum of Sokar .......................................................................................... 110
Cayce’s Mound Yet Uncovered ..................................................................... 110
Vocal Intonement ................................................................................................. 111


Part Three
Ascension

Eleven
Horizon of Khufu ............................................................................................................. 115
Destination Orion ................................................................................................. 116
Horizon of Khufu ................................................................................................. 117
Place of Ascension ................................................................................................ 118
Sacred to a Star ...................................................................................................... 118
The Cosmic Lion ................................................................................................... 120
The Midnight Lion .............................................................................................. 122

Twelve
Reflections of Heaven ..................................................................................................... 125
The Extinguishing of Sadr .............................................................................. 126
Setting Stars ............................................................................................................. 127
The Orion Correlation Theory (OCT) ....................................................... 129
The Cygnus-Giza Correlation ....................................................................... 130
Eye of the Bird ....................................................................................................... 131
Cayce’s Life Seal and the Three Swans .................................................... 134
Finding the Deneb Spot .................................................................................... 134

Thirteen
The Light of Ascension .................................................................................................. 137
A Stellar Connection? ........................................................................................ 138
Spectral Light ......................................................................................................... 139
A Curious Misalignment ................................................................................. 140
The Light of Deneb ............................................................................................. 140
Passing Through a Star Door ........................................................................ 142
Cygnus’s Pyramid Outline .............................................................................. 142
Userkaf ’s Sun Temple ........................................................................................ 143
Herald of the Year ............................................................................................... 145
The Star of Userkaf ............................................................................................. 146


Fourteen
The Womb of God ........................................................................................................... 149
The Body of Nuit .................................................................................................. 150
Swallowing the Sun ............................................................................................ 152
Bull of My Loins ................................................................................................... 153
The Womb of Nuit .............................................................................................. 156
The Mysterious One ............................................................................................ 157
Why Cygnus in Giza? ........................................................................................ 158
A Sky for the Underworld .............................................................................. 158
The Marriage of Sun and Stars ..................................................................... 159


Part Four
Discovery


Fifteen
Tomb of the Birds ............................................................................................................. 165
Tombs and Pits of Birds .................................................................................... 167
Perring’s Folio Plan and Vyse’s Report ..................................................... 167
The Lost Tomb ....................................................................................................... 169
Journey Across the Plateau ............................................................................ 169
The Tomb Found ................................................................................................... 170
Axial Orientation .................................................................................................. 172
Pythagorean Geometry ..................................................................................... 173


Sixteen
The Lost Catacombs ........................................................................................................ 175
Exploration of the Sphinx ............................................................................... 177
“Labyrinthian Passages” .................................................................................... 178
The Search for Area “Q.Q.” .............................................................................. 180
The A.R.E. Comes On Board .......................................................................... 182


Seventeen
Wonderful Discoveries .................................................................................................. 185
The Hole in the Tomb ........................................................................................ 186
The Abode of el-Hanash .................................................................................. 188
Another Tomb ....................................................................................................... 189
Reconsidering Vyse’s Report ......................................................................... 191
A Lost Raptor Cemetery in Giza? ............................................................... 192
Greco-Roman Catacombs ............................................................................... 192
A Return Visit ......................................................................................................... 193


Eighteen
Egyptian Aftermath ......................................................................................................... 197
The Roots of el-Hanash .................................................................................... 198
Gates of the Underworld .................................................................................. 199
The Good Spirit ..................................................................................................... 200
A Return to Egypt ................................................................................................ 201
Foul Air ...................................................................................................................... 202


Nineteen
Trouble at the Tomb ....................................................................................................... 205
A New Compartment ........................................................................................ 206
White Widow Spider .......................................................................................... 207
A Fourth Visit ......................................................................................................... 208
Parallel Chiseling ................................................................................................. 209
A False Sense of Well-being .......................................................................... 209
Stone Tube ............................................................................................................... 210


Twenty
The Prophecy of el-Hanash ........................................................................................ 213
Access via Bir el-Samman .............................................................................. 214
Kernels of Truth ..................................................................................................... 215
The Changing Face of the Hall of Records ............................................ 216
Akashic Records .................................................................................................... 217
Ancient Origins ..................................................................................................... 218
Postscript ................................................................................................................... 219


Abbreviations ........................................................................................................................... 221

Notes .......................................................................................................................................... 223

Bibliography ............................................................................................................................ 239

Index ......................................................................................................................................... 249
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