These two rocks are my most precious. On the right is a rock I picked up while visiting the great pyramids. I looked down and it seemed to be smiling at me. (It’s hard to tell in this photo but the scratches sort of look like a smiling skull). It felt like a gift from Osiris.
On the left is a piece of granite from the island that now holds the temple of Philae, the Egyptian temple dedicated to Isis. Having them on my altar makes me feel so much closer to my matron and patron deities.
A message from Graham Hancock, author of Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence of Earth’s Lost Civilization:
I have just heard from my friend, geologist Danny Hilman Natawidjaja, head of the research team investigating the mysterious ancient site of Gunung Padang in Indonesia (see here for backgroundhttp://bit.ly/1eEDRN6),who tells me there have been major developments that will allow him and his colleagues to move forward rapidly with their vitally important work. “My independent research team (TTRM),” Danny writes, “has just became the National Research Team (TIMNAS) with additional members from around Indonesia under the the ministry of education and culture. A couple weeks ago the president of Indonesia gave an order to the chief general of the Indonesian Land Troop Army (TNI AD) to back-up research activities in Gunung Padang. It has been already a week that 300 army personel have been deployed around Gunung Padang to serve the needs of local people and help with research activities. The chief general, Gatot Nurmantyo, had just been appointed, and Gunung Padang is his first assignment directly from the president himself. The National Research Team has just formed and awaits funding. But in the meantime I and my team have no choice but to get started using the available army task force. Fortunately the ministry has given us permission to go ahead while the National Team gets ready for action. We will start digging tomorrow (21 August 2014). Surely, we have identified a couple locations of possible access to the chambers but of course subsurface geological geophysical data have never been simple…always some complications and surprises…we’ll see. So, wish me luck!”
End of message from Danny Hilman Natawidjaja
Photo, by Santha Faiia, shows me with Danny Hilman Natawidjaja, PhD, at Gunung Padang in June 2014.
Pyramid Song by Radiohead What a bloody beautiful song, yet another Radiohead song that makes me feel like I’m somewhere else. Thom Yorke’s voice is a fucking angel taking me to some unknown place I swear.