In Arabic, the land of Egypt is referred to as Al Khem. The name provides the root of our modern word “alchemy,” and offers a fresh insight not just into the ancient land of Khemet, but also the purpose of its most important temples.
Above: a priestess indicates the divine proportions of her forearms
Alchemy, of course, was the mythical art of transmuting base metals into gold. But in the esoteric tradition such things were intended to be seen as metaphors. Consequently, the ultimate pursuit of the alchemist’s art was the transformation of the initiate herself. In this spiritual awakening, the adept overcomes their ignorance to emerge from the darkness and into the light.
Transmuting the pupil was the aim of the Egyptian mystery schools. Their classrooms were the temples: from Philae in the south to the fabled library of Alexandria in the north. Indeed, their seats once accommodated formidable students such as Pythagoras and Plato. Attendees would spend considerable time at a specific location being taught one aspect of the sacred sciences before graduating on to other, more refined temples.
Below is a detail from a Royal Cubit rod now displayed in the Museo Egizo in Turin:
These measuring sticks were utilitarian and ceremonial. Some models from private tombs show that they could also be received as honorary awards—a distinguishing offering to a deserving craftsman or architect. Indeed, upon this rod to Any was written:
A boon that the king gives to Amun-Re and to Ptah, lord of the two lands, and to Thoth, lord of divine words, great god who dwells in Hermopolis, that they may give life, prosperity and health and a good lifespan, following their ka’s, for the ka of the servant in the place of truth.
Thoth was sometimes referred to as Lord of the Cubit. As the god of writing, arts and technical skill, he inspired the scribes and those who made measurements. Indeed, everything suggests that this instrument was an essential tool for the craftsmen and technicians who were involved in all kinds of architectural work. Symbolically, this standard ruler ensures the control of time and space. Essential to the deeper truths, the Royal Cubit was protected within the temple of Hermopolis:
The standard length of a rod was 52.37 centimetres. If we take this measure as a harmonic partial of the Sun using the ancient method described here then we find the circumference of the solar disc to be 4,393,114 kilometres. This figure is perfectly accurate. You may also recall that the Great Pyramid was built using terrestrial and lunar dimensions. Here’s a graphical reminder of this interplay:
The graphic above is related to the one below in that they are both written in base 11. The image above also implies a direct ratio between the side length of the Great Pyramid and the Earth’s diameter. (If we convert 440 Royal Cubits to the metric system we get 0.23 kilometres.) Dividing the Earth’s diameter of 12,742 kilometres by 0.23 kilometres we get 55,400—a small but significant harmonic.
Below is a bird’s-eye view of the Great Pyramid in Royal Cubits. Perhaps you noticed that the perimeter of the King’s Chamber level (220 Royal Cubits) is half the perimeter at ground level. There are other chambers of course, higher up in the structure which this pattern hints at. But where did this spiral come from? Why did the builders make the pyramid exactly this size?
If we begin at the central square it has sides of 38.89 Royal Cubits. By continuing to multiply by √2 we eventually arrive at the 440 Royal Cubits or the base of the Great Pyramid. But what if we keep going? Well, if we reproduce this pattern 33 times from the centre we arrive at an enormous side length of 1,887,666 kilometres. If we convert this square to a circle the resulting circumference approaches 7.5 million kilometres.
What star is this size? Well, Sirius is. This is the light from which all wisdom on Earth was born. This is why the Great Pyramid has the dimensions it does—it was designed as a stargate to connect Earth with Sirius. If you truly appreciate this profound secret then one day you may take the journey home as an ascended master.
The Sirius system is not merely binary stars with rotating planets: it’s the vibrational frequency of a realm that has achieved ascension. It is therefore a sacred celestial resonance within a vastly expanded consciousness. Sirius is within all planes both physical and non-physical and remains the next step for sincere initiates.