When reporting Pope John Paul II’s visit to Egypt in February of 2000, the Papal News Service stated: "Christianity and the world’s culture owe much to the Church of Egypt.”  This statement indicates an unhealthy interest in the very Masonic conspiracy which the Vatican of previous centuries pledged to eradicate.  Is Pope John Paul II's rapprochement with Freemasonry high treason in the Vatican? Or is it the case that, as Pharaoh entreated Moses, Roman Catholicism has never been far removed from Egypt in the first place?   And Pharaoh said, I will let you go that ye may sacrifice to the Lord your God in the wilderness; only ye shall not go very far away. . . Exodus 8:28

 Religion Today, January 21, 2000

"For the first time, a Roman Catholic pope is going to the land of the pharaohs. John Paul II will visit Egypt Feb. 24-26 as part of a series of trips to biblical sites in 2000, Reuters said. He will meet with government and religious leaders, including President Hosni Mubarak, Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda, and the country's top Islamic leader. The pope will celebrate Mass in the Catholic Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, then visit the monastery of St. Catherine in the Sinai desert, thought to be near the site where Moses received the Ten Commandments."

According to an editorial in the Fides News Service of Rome, founded by the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith, “The Pope will visit Sinai and encourage Egypt’s hope”. This amazing article reveals the pagan source of much of Catholic tradition -- the gnostic School of Alexandria:
"Egypt is about to live an historical event: for the first time the Catholic Pope of Rome will visit this Muslim country whose Christians are mainly Orthodox Copts. The visit is part of the pilgrimages to the Holy Land, or ‘Holy Lands’ as Arabs say, which the Pope has programmed to celebrate the Jubilee of the Year 2000. These journeys, he explains in his letter - A Pilgrimage to the places linked with the history of salvation - "are purely religious, not political" (n. 10). By chance, thanks to Providence, because of human violence around Iraq, the first pilgrimage will be to Egypt, a land which for millennia has linked its existence with that of God. The very name Ad Ka Ptah, means the "house of the heart of God". Ptah, considered the god-creator of the world, was venerated at Memphis, in the Early Kingdom. From him all the other gods of Egypt were born, ending with Osiris, god of the underworld and judge of the dead. The Greeks called this "land of the gods" Aegyptos from which comes the word Copt, initially used to indicate the inhabitants of Egypt, but now used only by Egyptian Christians.
"Christianity and the world’s culture owe much to the Church of Egypt. When the era of persecution ended, it was here that monastic life began to flourish with Anthony (circa 251-356) and Pachomius (287-347) transmitting its ideals to Benedict and the entire civilization of Europe. Here the school of Alexandria with Clement and Origen fashioned a magnificent synthesis, combining the best of ancient Greek thought with Christianity, influencing western metaphysics still today. Here, thanks to Cyril, there was the first definition of the dogma of Theotokos, Mother of God, without which the Church could not be called "holy" and infallible". Even the name Pope, was attributed first to the Patriarch of Alexandria and then passed to the Bishop of Rome. Still today Copt-Orthodox and Greek-Orthodox patriarchs are still addressed as ‘holiness’, like the Pope of Rome."
The Coptic Church

"Coptic Christianity" is an heretical gnostic tradition which originated in Syria and proliferated in the early centuries A.D. through Clement's Alexandrian School in Egypt. 1. Later history associates the Coptic Church with Druidism, euphemistically called "Celtic Christianity." This pagan sect, which migrated to the British Isles, claims that the literal bloodline of Jesus Christ exists today in a royal lineage called the Merovingian Dynasty. Today, the Coptic/Celtic Church is a formidable movement which is spreading its gnostic heresy -- based on counterfeit Scriptures -- via the popular Grail legends. In his book, The Occult Conspiracy, Michael Howard connects Coptic Christianity with Druidism, Gnosticism, Neo-Platonism, the Secret Gospel of Mark and the Prieuré de Sion:

"In addition to Druidism, the Celtic Church had been influenced by Coptic Christianity. This unorthodox version of the new faith was founded by Clement of Alexandria who had blended the teachings of Jesus with Gnosticism, Judaism and Neo-Platonism. Clement founded his Coptic Church on the Secret Gospel of Mark, written by the evangelist in Alexandria following the death of Jesus. This gospel preserved the inner teachings given by Jesus to his closest disciple who had been initiated into the Christian mysteries. It is interesting that Ormus, the legendary first-century founder of the secret society which became the Priory of Sion, lived in Alexandria and was converted to Christianity by Mark." 2.
The Columbia Encyclopedia identifies the doctrine of the Coptic Church as Monophysitism, which was declared a heresy in the 5th century by the Council of Chalcedon. Monophysites maintained that the human and divine in Jesus Christ constituted but one composite nature. The Council of Chalcedon labored to determine the correct terminology which would define the doctrine of the Incarnate Christ as existing in two natures, united in one person.  Note in the next citation from the Columbia Encyclopedia that the Coptic Church is in communion with the Jacobite Church, which led the Monophysite opposition to the affirmation of the two natures of Christ by the Council of Chalcedon. The Jacobite Church confesses the "one divine-human nature" of Christ and has historically been separated from the Roman Catholic Church:
"Most Copts belong to the Coptic Church, an autonomous Christian sect that officially adheres to Monophysitism, which was declared (451) a heresy by the Council of Chalcedon. The Church is in communion with the Jacobite Church (also Monophysite) . . .the chief bishop, the Patriarch of Alexandria is in direct succession to the 5th century Patriarchs who embraced Monophysitism. Among the Copts a small minority are in communion with the Pope; these 'Catholic Copts' have their own organizations and churches but share the rites and practices of the Coptic Church. This community began to develop in the 18th cent. Protestant missions have had some success among the Copts. Besides Copts there are orthodox communities, mainly Greek and Syrian; the Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria traces his succession to the Catholics of the 5th century. There are also many Catholic Syrians, mainly Melkites and Maronites." 3, 4.
During his visit to Egypt, Pope John Paul II said Mass at the Catholic Coptic Cathedral.  This would appear to be the "Catholic Copts" mentioned above which share the rites and practices of the Coptic Church. Research of the liturgy of the Coptic Mass disclosed that this ritual is the ancient worship of Horus, the Sun-god, as the Egyptian "Christ".  Dr Ragheb Moftah, whom the Coptic patriarch called "the father of hymnology," and his British colleague, Ernest Newlandsmith, have spent their lives collecting the hymns to be chanted in Coptic Masses and syncretizing Ancient Egyptian and Western hymnology.
Preserving Pharos Psalms FOR CHRIST

"Moftah, whom the Coptic patriarch has called "the father of hymnology," has been doggedly gathering, recording and transcribing this ephemeral mass of material since meeting a young English ethnomusicologist named Ernest Newlandsmith 71 years ago. His extraordinary longevity is dwarfed only by the age of his subject. According to Moftah, Coptic Church chant is the oldest liturgical music in the world. Its Christian origins are tied to those of the Coptic Church itself, which appeared with St. Mark in Alexandria in roughly 45 A.D. But at least some of the new church hymns were based on rnelodies used in odes to the pharaonic era deities of Isis and Osiris in their temples.

"A number of pharaonic elements have remained in Coptic music... The famous hymn "Kyrie Eleison" may have descended from prayers to Aton, the sun god...

"While Coptic chant predates Islam, the work of Coptic cantors and the recitation of the Holy Quran probably influenced each other, and both share common elements with the ancient, and continuing, Jewish institution of master singers in the synagogue...

"At an early age, Moftah found himself enchanted by the haunting music of the Coptic Mass. . . Newlandsmith, a fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, was. . . [a] monastic eccentric for 20 years.  [I]n 1940 he married Maria Romero, a British diplomat's daughter who reportedly believed her ancestors came from the lost continent of Atlantis.

"A true believer in the pharaonic roots of Coptic incantation, Newlandsmith added, 'It seems impossible to doubt but that this is Ancient Egyptian. Moreover, it is great music: grand, pathetic, noble and deeply spirituel.'

"He also saw Moftah as a bridge between nations, 'a man of very remarkable gifts, a leading spirit in many of the higher reforms of Egypt and a thinker whose work in the near future may count for much in establishing a happier understanding between Egypt and the people of England.' It is not known what work Newlandsmith had in mind exactly, but presumably it was about Moftah's contributions to explaining the likely link between Ancient Egyptian and Western music."

"In 1931, they stopped briefly to complete Newlandsmith's return to England together. There they lectured on the glories of Coptic music - its first recognition in the West since it reached Ireland with Egyptian missionaries around the fifth century - at Oxford and Cambridge universities, among other places. Once, at Oxford, they had a special visitor in the audience - a young physicist named Albert Einstein. The lectures drew many notices in the press, which seized on the theme of Western music's hitherto neglected Egyptian roots."

The reference to recitation of the Koran (Holy Quran) in Coptic liturgy may offer some clue as to why, in May of 1999, Pope John Paul II bowed and kissed the Muslim holy book presented to him by a Muslim delegation led by the Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans.
"In May 1999, during an audience granted to three Muslims at the Vatican, Pope John Paul II bowed to the Muslim holy book, the Koran, and kissed it (Christian News, Oct. 18, 1999, p. 16). The three Muslims were the Shiite Imam of Khadum mosque, the Sunni president of the Iraqi Islamic Bank, and a representative of the Iraqi ministry of religion. The photo of the gesture has been shown repeatedly on Iraqi television. . . A mere six months later, Indonesian Muslims demonstrated their reply to the Pope's gesture by slaughtering Roman Catholics in East Timor who had voted their independence from Indonesia." [Fundamental Baptist Information Service, November 4, 1999]
The Koran rejects the fundamental doctrines of Christianity: the Trinity, the Deity of Christ, the eternal Sonhip of Christ, and His death and resurrection:
Trinity and Deity of Christ: "Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) an apostle of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His apostles. Say not 'Trinity' : desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is one Allah. Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs." (Koran, Surah 4:171)

Pre-existence of Jesus: "The similitude of Jesus before Allah is as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him: 'Be'. And he was." (Koran, Surah 3:59)

Sonship of Christ: "Regarding Sonship of Jesus: That is Jesus, son of Mary, in word of truth, concerning which they are doubting. It is not for God to take a son unto Him. Glory be to Him! When He decrees a thing, He but says to it 'Be', and it is." (Qur'an 19:34,35) (The Institute of Islamic Information and Education)

Death and Resurrection of Christ: "Regarding Crucifixion of Jesus: And for their unbelief, and their uttering against Mary a mighty calumny, and for their saying, 'We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, the Messenger of God'. . .yet they did not slay him, neither crucified him, only a likeness of that was shown to them. Those who are at variance concerning him surely are in doubt regarding him, they have no knowledge of him, except the following of surmise; and they did not slay him of certainty. . . no indeed; God raised him up to Him; God is Almighty, All-Wise. There is not one of the people of the Book but will assuredly believe in him before his death, and on the Resurrection Day he will be a witness against them." (Qur'an 4:156-159) (The Institute of Islamic Information and Education)

The Vatican News Service supplied the following explanation for the incredulous among the Catholic faithful who demanded reasons for John Paul II's embrace of the Koran.
Why did the Pope kiss the Koran?: a book in Italian on basics of Islam

Rome (Fides) – "At the end of the audience the Pope bowed to the Muslim holy book the Koran presented to him by the delegation and he kissed it as a sign of respect." This was said by Raphael Bidawid, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans who told Fides about his audience with Pope John Paul II on May 14th when he was received with a delegation composed of the Shiite imam of Khadum mosque and the Sunni President of the council of administration of the Iraqi Islamic Bank and also a representative of the Iraqi ministry of religion.

That gesture was a sign of the Holy Father’s respect for the billion and 34 million followers of Islam, as well as his eagerness to make a pilgrimage in the footsteps of Abraham, the common father of Christians, Jews and Muslims.

Recently a book on Islam was published in Italian by EMI with the title "I fondamenti dell’Islam. Un’introduzione a partire dalla fonte: il Corano". The book, originally in German, is written by Adel Theodore Khoury from Lebanon, who, until 1996, was professor at Muenster University in Germany. The book presents the figure of Mohammad, his life and mission and shows that the Prophet understood the relation between the religions of the Book, the Jewish religion, Christianity and Islam: it could be useful for promoting Christian/Muslims relations. [Fides News Service (Rome), 11/6/99]

To what end are the Pope's overtures to Islam and the Coptic religion? A New Age book, Messiah & The Second Coming, is authored by two members of the Coptic Fellowship and published by the Coptic Press. The backcover of this book gives a brief description of the esoteric belief system of Coptic Fellowship International:
"John Davis is Director of Coptic Fellowship International, an action oriented new age organization presenting Universal Wisdom as passed down through the ages in the great tradition of the Atlantean Doctrines to the present day. The Coptics are dedicated to the Spiritual Unity of Nations (S.U.N.), cooperating with leaders of religions and philosophies stressing spiritual World unity. John has conducted Christ Consciousness Training Seminars extensively throughout the U.S. and in Mexico, Canada, South Africa, France and Egypt. He is the successor to the Egyptian Master, Hamid Bey, who founded The Coptic Fellowship of America." 5.
The Tomb of Osiris

By coincidence, one month before the Pope's scheduled visit to Egypt, the tomb of the Egyptian Sun-god, Osiris, was reported to have been discovered in a shaft between the Great Sphinx and the Pyramid of Khafre.

Egyptians Find Tomb of Ancient God Osiris

Thursday February 17, 2000

GIZA, Egypt (Reuters) - Sinking water levels have revealed a granite sarcophagus of the ancient Egyptian god Osiris in a 30-meter (98 feet) deep tomb at the Giza pyramids, Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass said Wednesday.

Osiris was one of the most important gods of ancient Egypt who according to mythology was murdered by his wicked brother Seth. He was buried by Isis, his sister-wife, and brought back to life as judge of the dead and ruler of the underworld.

Hawass said the sarcophagus, which he dated to 500 BC in the New Kingdom, was surrounded by the remains of four pillars built in the shape of a hieroglyphic 'Bir' or 'House of Osiris'.

The excavation unearthed 3,000-year-old bones and pottery found in the underground water, he said.

"I never excavated this shaft because it was always full of water. But when the water went down about a year ago, we started the adventure,'' he told Reuters.

After dirt and most of the remaining water were cleared from the shaft, located between the Sphinx and the Pyramid of Chefren (Khafre), archaeologists found three underground levels, with the submerged Osiris sarcophagus at the lowest.

"Many people believed there were tunnels going to the Sphinx and another leading to the Great Pyramid but only when we sent a young boy into a tunnel in the west wall (of the tomb shaft) did we find this exciting discovery,'' said Hawass.

Dr. Hawass is the Undersecretary of the State for the Giza Monuments and Director of the Pyramids, whose official website, The Plateau, advertises Egypt's extensive excavation of the ancient monuments.  Of interest, the surname "Hawass" derives from "Aiwass" [Horus], who was the spirit guide of Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), head of the English branch of the infamous Ordo Templi Orientis. The OTO is a secret society at one point headed by the leader of the German Secret Service. Crowley also worked for the British and American intelligence services during World Wars I and II; however, it is said that he boasted openly of his occult influence on Adolf Hitler.
"Aleister Crowley is the occultist and Satanist that is maybe the most well known. His works "The Book of the Law", "Magick in Theory and Practice" and "The Book of Thoth" are broadly used in occult circuits. Crowley himself didn't take much credit for having written them, as he stated they were written by automatic handwriting, being channeled from a higher being called Aiwaz (or Aiwass). This being said he had lived in Caldea during the reign of Hammurabis (around 1750 BC), but later, in his book "Magick in Theory and Practice",  Crowley identified Aiwaz as his own genius. He was actually very proud of this book, which he used as a Bible for his own religion - Thelema. Crowley looked at man as a sleeping god who gradually started to understand what powers he possesses. He also taught that Satan was identical with the Sumerian devil/god Shaitan, who he stated had been worshiped in the Egyptian deserts long before the ages of the Pharaohs. . . Crowley's messenger taught that the old Age of Osiris soon would follow by the new Age of Horus. But first Earth must bathe in blood. There should be a World War(!)"

Crowley, Hitler and World War II

"In distinction, Crowley claimed that, on the 8th of April 1904—in Cairo at 12 noon exactly and for the following two days at the exact same time—he actually heard a voice in his ear, dictating the words of the text (as if through some transmittor in his brain), and that he transcribed them faithfully. It was not “inspired,” then, so much as received. The voice itself claimed to be that of Aiwass, or Aiwaz,  “the minister of Hoor-paar-kraat,” or otherwise, Horus—the god of force and fire, child of Isis and Osiris, and self-appointed conquering lord of the New Aeon, officially announced through his chosen scribe, “the prince-priest the Beast.”  This much of Crowley’s controversial life and claims is more or less confirmed. It is, as promised, to be found there in the writings themselves—the proof as it were is in the pudding.  Anyone who has read the work, and suffered the resulting conflictive feelings of admiration and disgust, will not doubt that there is something about the “little red book”  that puts it in a class all its own. It might be argued that it is simply the work of a poetic genius, were it not for the fact that Crowley was to prove again and again in subsequent works that, for all his magikal prowess and philosophical brilliance, he was anything but a poetic genius. It seems rather as though the book partakes not of the qualities of Crowley, but that, conversely, Crowley himself grew over time to partake of the qualities of the book. And this he did, by his own admission, with boundless reluctance and distaste."

On March 2 of 1999, a special two-hour TV program on the Fox Channel featured the opening of the sealed tombs of the Unknown and the Queen's Pyramids at Giza in Egypt. Dr. Zahi Hawass has served in different capacities as Director of the Egyptian Antiquities Organization, Director General of the Giza Plateau and Saqqara, and presently Undersecretary of the State for the Giza Monuments, Director of the Pyramids. Dr. Hawass presented information on the search for the Hall of Records at the Great Sphinx which is believed by Freemasons and assorted New Agers to contain the records of the lost civilization of Atlantis. To his amazement, Dr. Hawass found instead the tomb of the Egyptian god, Osiris.  However, we have been unofficially informed that this televised special was a hoax {a fact we already suspected} according the letter below dated Aug. 28, 1999:
Dear Sir

I have been reading your page on the nwomysteryreligion page.
    I have been in correspondence with Dr. Zahi Hawass while researching my book. I too watched the TV special about the "discovery" of the hidden tomb under the Sphinx. Many other knowledgeable historians and Egyptologists have had a little chuckle over that one. It is generally accepted that this program was simply eye candy for the mindless masses.
    With a little luck and good management My myself and my writing partner will have our book out in the near future. it will reveal the truth about a good many things that you have mentioned. We are both Master Masons and avid historians.
    Don't expect for us to reveal any Masonic secrets, but many of the common conspiracies regarding the true nature of the global power structure, the real purpose of the pyramids and the truth about many of the stories in the bible.
    It is our intention to offer this up to open minds that are welded shut by the sort of nonsense that people like yourself spew out.
    I mean no disrespect, but I know the truth, from the inside out and you are off by a long shot.
    Here is a little tid bit for you to chew on.
    The "Kings chamber" in the Great Pyramid was never intended to house dead king. It vault in it's center is a perfect match for the Arc of Moses. The Arc described in the book of Exodus is an exact copy of the Box of Ra ( Egyptian God) not only it's dimensions but the material it was constructed of.
    The cap stone of the Great Pyramid was made of solid god [sic], (According to the hieroglyphics) which was connected to the king's chamber by metal rods.
Now the kicker to the whole thing.
    The Arc: it's construction was duplicated by a British scientist based on all the available information. It was found to be a basic but effective capacitor (electronic energy storage device)
    By setting it on acidic ground or in a salt water solution it generated and discharged a massive electrical charge.
    That would explain the references in the bible to the bolts of fire and light that struck down the enemies of God's "chosen" people.
    Now . . .word has it that the gold cap stone will be replaced in commemoration of the millenium. Makes you wonder what else will be replaced.
    I await your reply.

Yours Truly

Dr. Hawass' excavation of the Giza pyramids in March of 1999 has been investigated by Egyptologists who claim that the chambers "discovered" by Hawass were known in 1935 and were believed at that time to be the 'Tomb of Osiris'.
The Shaft, The Subway & The Causeway - Opening The Lost Tombs 

Matters Arising - the facts presented in the programme raise a few questions.

"This section highlights some discrepancies between the discovery of this location as reported in the television programme and other historical reports. It also suggests why Herodotus was told that this location - if indeed it is the same one - was Khufu's burial chamber, and for comparative purposes gives examples of other locations also called the 'Tomb of Osiris'.

"From points 1 and 2 above, Doctor Hawass discovered the subterranean chamber recently, however it is clear from the Excavations At Giza excerpt reproduced on page 1 and the London Daily Telegraph article of the 4th March 1935 reproduced on page 3 that the location was known about many years ago.

"From points 5, 6 and 8 above, on clearing the second level chamber Doctor Hawass found six sidechambers cut into the rock and the shaft descending to the third level chamber. Two of the sidechambers contained red granite sarcophagi, Again, it is clear from the reports cited above that Doctor Selim Hassan was fully aware of the layout of the second chamber with its sidechambers and also of the shaft to the third level, although he believed the two monolithic sarcophagi to be of basalt rather than granite."

Another Egyptology website, Ananda in the Hallway of Osiris, features pictures showing details of the proposed tomb of Osiris and the Giza site and claims that Dr. Hawass' story is consistent with the 1935 discovery:
"Parts of this discoveries are not new at all. Two levels underground had been discovered in 1935, where the Daily Telegraph, of England, published on March the 10th the details of this Tomb. The Osiris section was underwater, however."
Dr. Hawass and the Masonic Egyptologists have engaged in a longstanding controversy regarding the dating of the pyramids, according to Masonic authors, Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval, who were among Hawass' detractors until a recent reconciliation was announced.
"In 1993-4 . . . Dr Zahi Hawass appeared to be adamantly opposed to the notion that the Sphinx might be far older than ancient Egypt - and thus the work of a lost civilization. The reader will recall that the EAO official was particularly incensed by the NBC television film, The Mystery of the Sphinx, that was made about the work of John Anthony West. . . The NBC documentary linked the Sphinx to Atlantis and suggested that the chamber of Thomas Dobecki's seismograph had detected beneath its paws might have some sort of time capsule of Atlantean wisdom and history. Hawass called these claims: 'American hallucinations. West is an amateur. There is absolutely no scientific base for any of this. We have older monuments in the same area. They definitely weren't built by men from Atlantis. It's nonsense and we won't allow our monuments to be exploited for personal enrichment. The Sphinx is the soul of Egypt.'" [The Message of the Sphinx, pp. 305-6]
In late December of 1999, Dr. Hawass cancelled the raplacement of the Great Pyramid capstone that had been scheduled for the eve of the Millennium. The abrupt change of plans was reportedly due the wide publicity about New Age theories of a lost civilization called Atlantis said to have built the Egyptian monuments.  Before the decision to cancel the capping of the pyramid, Reuters announced Hawass' displeasure with this Atlantean nonsense in an article, "Millennium music will make pyramids pulsate":
"Hawass, director of the Giza plateau, wants to drive home a  message that the pyramids were created by ancient Egyptians, not  Freemasons, Jews, aliens or the lost  civilization of Atlantis.  'By putting the capstone on top of the pyramid we are saying that we are the originators of this civilization', he says.


"Hawass has planned the highlight of the night's revelry as a riposte to claims propagated on the Internet that the capstone  symbol rightly belongs to Freemasons, not ancient Egypt. 'The Masons are using a wrong imitation of the capstone of the Middle Kingdom, he declares." [Reuters, 12/9/99]

Considering Dr. Hawass' aversion to the Atlantis cult, it seems strange that in August of 1998, he would make a presentation to A.R.E. [the Association for Research and Enlightenment of the Edgar Cayce Foundation] Conference. At the conference, Dr. Hawass reported that a recent excavation had led to a deep shaft found under the causeway midway between the Khafre pyramid and the Sphinx -- the place where Hawass discovered the Tomb of Osiris in March of 1999 or February, 2000, or both.  At that time [1998], Dr. Hawass told the A.R.E. that he believed this shaft to be a (or the) Tomb of Osiris, and "in some way connected at least symbolically with the Oseirion at Abydos."

A prophecy by the late psychic, Edgar Cayce, foretold that a Hall of Records at the Great Sphinx at Giza would be rediscovered and opened between 1996 and 1998 and that this discovery would be related to the second coming of Christ:

"Headquartered in Virginia Beach in the United States . . . the A.R.E. [Association for Research and Enlightenment] is a multimillion dollar organization that exists to promulgate the teachings and prophecies of the American psychic Edgar Cayce, who died in 1945. Prominent amongst Cayce’s pronouncements were many statements. . . to the effect that the Sphinx had been built in 10,500 BC by the survivors of Atlantis who had concealed beneath it a ‘Hall of Records’ containing all the wisdom of their lost civilization and the true history of the human race. Cayce prophesied that this Hall of Records would be rediscovered and opened between 1996 and 1998. He connected the opening to the second coming of Christ and asserted that the contents of the Hall would not be shared with the general public until many years after it had first been entered by ‘three who would make of the perfect way of life.’" (The Message of the Sphinx, p. 306)
Also documented in The Message of the Sphinx, by Hancock and Bauval, is the notable role played in the Edgar Cayce/Egypt enterprise by one Lambert Dolphin, a Stanford Research Institute physicist who became a Christian in 1962 and is now an influential minister and Bible teacher with a large following and extensive website of Resource Files.  In 1977, Lambert Dolphin traveled to Virginia Beach to negotiate funding from the Edgar Cayce organization for the SRI project at Giza. And, in 1983, as a consultant to NASA and leader of the SRI project at the Great Sphinx, Dolphin helped set up the Independent Mars Project’.    It seems that in 1972 the first photographs from Mariner 9 had revealed an area of Mars known as the Elysium Quadrangle where there were four massive tetrahedral pyramids in close proximity and aligned in a definite pattern. The next phase of exploration occurred in 1975 when NASA launched the twin probes Viking 1 and Viking 2.  Viking 1 photos produced in 1976 revealed in another area of Mars, Cydonia, the image of a human face and pyramid like structures.  The London Daily Mail reported in Aug.t 17-19 1996:

"Former NASA consultant Richard Hoagland is convinced there may be a 'terrestrial connection' between Giza and Cydonia - the region of Mars where the mysterious structures are located - perhaps a common source that imparted the same legacy of knowledge and symbolism on both worlds. Hoagland's interest in Giza began when he met Dr. Lambert Dolphin, a scientist from the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) who had conducted radar and seismographic research to locate hidden chambers near and under the Great Sphinx. Dr. Dolphin was captivated by Hoagland's idea of a 'Martian Sphinx' - the Face - and , in 1983, was instrumental in helping Hoagland set up the Independent Mars Investigation Project under the aegis of SRI..."

Authors of The Message of the Sphinx provide a chronology of events involving Lambert Dolphin and his Stanford Research Institute team whose expertise in using remote sensing technology to search for hidden chambers around and under the Sphinx made possible Dr. Hawass' later discovery of the Tomb of Osiris:
"According to ECF/ARE historians the 1973-4 and 1977 projects paved the way for work. . . that would succeed in discovering hidden chambers. Exactly how and where is not made clear. At any rate in 1978 the ECF/ARE collaborated with the SRI and provided funds (to the tune of about US $50,000) for a more detailed survey of the Sphinx enclosure and the nearby Sphinx Temple." (p. 91)

"Back in Egypt in 1977, a year after the Viking images had first reached the Earth, Mark Lehner [A.R.E.’s ‘man’ at Giza] made contact with NASA’s Dr. Lambert T. Dolphin, leader of the Stanford Research Institute project at the Sphinx. The reader will recall from Chapter 5 that Lehner was by then already well acquainted with Zahi Hawass.

"Later in 1977 Lambert Dolphin traveled to Virginia Beach to negotiate funding from the Edgar Cayce organization for a proposed new SRI project at Giza. The purpose of this project was to use the latest remote sensing technology to search for hidden chambers around and under the Sphinx -- with Lehner again 'participating as the Edgar Cayce Foundation's "man in Cairo". Several underground cavities were detected by this Sphinx Exploration Project.

"In 1978 Mark Lehner proposed a project on the Sphinx to the American Research Centre in Egypt. The project, again partially financed by the Edgar Cayce group, was approved and went ahead with Lehner as its Field Director. Soon afterwards a United States registered company called Recovery Systems International (RSI) appeared on the scene. As we saw in Chapter 5, it undertook core drillings in front of the Sphinx to investigate the promising underground cavities previously pinpointed by SRI.

"In 1983 Hugh Lynn Cayce died and the management of the Edgar Cayce group was handed to his son, Charles Thomas Cayce. In the same year, ‘The Independent Mars Project’ was set up in the United States by Richard Hoagland, a former NASA consultant, and Lambert Dolphin. Meanwhile in 1987 Dr Zahi Hawass completed his education in the United States and returned to Egypt to be appointed as the EAO's Director General of the Giza Plateau.

"In (1983) ‘The Independent Mars Project’ was set up in the United States by Richard Hoagland, a former NASA consultant, and Lambert Dolphin. . . "

"In March 1996 Dr Hawass announced that the Egyptian scientist Farouk El Baz (whose name...translates into ancient Egyptian as Horus) had been chosen to lead a team to open the secret door inside the Great Pyramid at the end of the southern shaft of the Queen’s Chamber. .  (pp. 313-14)

For further details see our report Lambert Dolphin & the Great Sphinx.

Isis ~ The Black Madonna

In the Egyptian mystery religion, the stars are worshipped as gods and are believed to govern the affairs of mankind.  Applying the Masonic axiom "As Above, So Below" to the pyramids of Egypt explains why there is so great an interest in these monuments. Hancock and Bauval maintain that the various areas of the pyramids were built with intricate precision so they would be aimed at certain stars and constellations.

"From the Queen's Chamber. . .[t]he southern shaft. . . was aimed at the bright star Sirius. . . This star the ancients associated with the goddess Isis, cosmic mother of the kings of Egypt. . . From the King's Chamber. . .[t]he southern shaft. . .was aimed at Al Nitak (Zeta Oionis) . . .which the ancient Egyptians identified with Osiris, their high god of resurrection and rebirth and the legendary bringer of civilization to the Nile Valley in a remote epoch referred to as Zep Tepi, the 'First Time'." [The Message of the Sphinx, p. 65]
Excavation of the Giza necropolis is of supreme importance to the occult brotherhood in its many expressions. Peddlers of the New Age fantasy expect the monuments will soon reveal remarkable secrets which will lead to the restoration of the lost kingdom of Isis and Osiris, and their son, Horus the King.  The latest New Age propaganda claims that Jesus was supposed to communicate to the Jews the good news that the origin of their religion was Egypt. However, we are told that the Apostles botched the Gospel!
"Jesus is presented as having been an initiate of the mysteries of Osiris, the major Egyptian god of his day. . . [who] had passed this esoteric knowledge on to his disciple, John 'the Beloved'.  It also claims that Paul and the other Apostles may have founded the Christian Church, but they did so without any knowledge of Jesus true teaching. They were not part of his inner circle. According to Fabre-Palaprat, it was the secret teachings, as given to John the Beloved, which had been preserved and eventually influenced the Knights Templar." [The Templar Revelation, p. 145]
The following statement informs readers that the roots of Judaism are in Egypt!  Could this be a future "new revelation" in the Hebrew Roots Movement which already bases its teachings on the Babylonian Talmud?  This disturbing claim appears in the pictorial section of The Templar Revelation with no documentation regarding the pictures presented:
"Archaeological discoveries have shown that Judaism itself had its roots in the religion of Egypt.  For example, the 'cherubim' found in a ninth-century B.C. Jewish palace (opposite, below) are strikingly similar to winged Egyptian goddesses (opposite, above) (British Museum). Was Jesus attempting to take Judaism back to its true roots?"
Anton Chaitkin describes the infiltration of Europe with the Isis cult through the mediumship of various high adepts, such as Aleister Crowley, Mme. Blavatsky and other notables:
"Edward Bulwer-Lytton, the leading member of the Rosicrucian Society (the Colonial Minister under Lord Palmerston during the Second Opium War) was also the intellectual mentor of Adolph Hitler, George Bernard Shaw (Fabian), Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Aleister Crowley, Richard Wagner, Benjamin Disraeli, and Karl Haushofer (founder of  the Vril Society which helped propel Hitler to power). In 1886 William Butler Yeats, and several other proteges of Bulwer-Lytton formed the Isis-Urania Temple of Hermetic Students of the Golden Dawn. 'This Isis Cult was organized around the 1877 manuscript Isis Unveiled by Madame Blavatsky, in which the Russian occultist called for the British aristocracy to organize itself into an Isis priesthood.'" [p. 539]
The Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith [Fides News Service] stated, "The Pope will visit Sinai and encourage Egypt’s hope." What is Egypt's hope? Perchance might Pope Paul II's visit to the Egyptian Pyramids have any connection with the Masonic quest for Horus-King?  The Illuminati ceremony in Egypt during the Solar Eclipse of August 11, 1999 is purported to have invoked the Dark Mother, known as Isis in Egypt and various goddesses also called the Black Madonna or Black Virgin.   The Templar Revelation identifies Isis as the Black Madonna, on no less authority than a former head of the Priory of Sion:
"The Black Madonna cult is central to the Priory [of Sion]. . .To them at least, there is no doubt about the significance of the Black Madonna. Pierre Plantard de Saint-Clair writes explicitly, 'The Black Virgin is Isis and her name is Notre Dame de Lumiere [Our Lady of the Lights]." [p. 79]
An informative exposition of Jeremiah 7:18 demonstrates that the Papal worship of the Virgin Mary is in essence the worship of the Babylonian Queen of Heaven, who is worshiped today as the Black Madonna by approximately 75% of the world's population! In spite of Dr. Hawass protests that Egypt will give no quarter to the Masonic "pyramidiots", he has extended a warm welcome to New Age groupies who conduct mysterious rituals in the King's and Queen's Chambers at the Great Pyramid.
FEATURE - Pyramids attract New Age millennium pilgrims

CAIRO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Late at night, long after the last foot-sore tourists have headed back to their hotels, pilgrims of a different kind gather silently at the Great Pyramid of Giza.
    Forty-four souls, assembled from as far afield as the United States, Britain, Norway, New Zealand and Israel, patiently await  security clearance before ascending to the 4,500 year-old structure, whose meaning has confounded minds for centuries.
    They gather their crystals, shawls and thoughts of time, climb the steps and file inside the Pyramid one by one.
    The crackle of Egyptian police walkie-talkies occasionally punctures the serenity, but these New Age pilgrims are unperturbed. For them, the night vigil is a homecoming.
    "We are a group of people from around the world who have  come to spend some time with Ma in Israel and Egypt," says  George Riemer, a stockbroker from Bend, Oregon.
    "The one thing we have in common is that we are all seekers  of truth."
    Chalanda Ma is the group's Indian-born, California-based guru. A small, intense woman draped in a white sari, she explains the significance of the Great Pyramid.
    "The Pyramids carry the consciousness, the constant of light. It is a pure vehicle of light and harvests those seeking for the light and who come here with the knowledge. Space will  activate their energy," she says.
    Her group has no name. "I have no beliefs, I do not function with beliefs. In the word belief, there is the word lie, and for me this is not the truth," she says.
    Ma leads her followers in a two-hour ritual in the King's Room in the heart of the Great Pyramid.
"Ask yourself, are you committed to yourself, to God? Do you have the willpower to love yourself, and God?
    Are you  following the path of light, or of darkness?" she asks, eyes closed, her thin, determined voice resonating in the chamber.
    One by one her devotees lie down in a lidless granite sarcophagus. "Heal!" Ma exhorts, striking it with a metal rod, as her acolytes produce an eerie drone from musical bell-jars.
    The session ends in the Queen's Room, where the group meditates, humming in unison.
    As they activate their energy, an electricity generator powering the lights drones in the background.
Down the corridor  come the faint sounds of the guards chatting in the entrance.
    "It's just like coming home, that's all I can say.  Amazing,"says one follower from Israel summing up the general feeling afterwards. This is her first visit to Egypt. "But I know I have been here before, in ancient times," she adds.

Mystery Babylon

To what end is this seemingly eternal quest for the lost civilization of Egypt?  One important clue is found in The Templar Revelation, which acknowledges that Isis and Osiris may never have existed but were instead "archetypes" of the ideal state to which mankind will supposedly attain in the New Age:

"Isis. . .was worshipped as a holy virgin. But although she was also mother of Horus, this presented no problem to the minds of her millions of followers. For whereas modern Christians are expected to accept the Virgin birth as an article of faith and an actual historical event, the followers of Isis (Isians) and other pagans faced no such intellectual dilemma. To them, Zeus, Venus or Ma'at may or may not have once walked the earth: what mattered was what they embodied. Each of the pantheon ruled over his or her own area of human life; for example, the Egyptian goddess Ma'at dealt with the concept of justice, both in the material world and when the souls of the dead were weighed in the balance. The gods were understood to be living archetypes, not historical characters. Isians did not waste their time searching for cloths that may have wrapped the body of Osiris, nor did they consider it important to find splinters of the box in which he was confined. Far from being an unsophisticated and ignorant religion, theirs appears to have had a profound grasp of the human psyche.

"Isis was worshipped as both Virgin and Mother -- but not as a Virgin Mother. Isians would have considered the notion of the Virgin birth frankly ridiculous: the gods may be capable of wonders, but they do not demand that their worshippers suspend their disbelief quite so much. The worship of most major goddesses emphasized their essential femininity by dividing it up into three main aspects , each representing the lifecycle of real women. First, there is the Virgin, then the Mother, then the Crone; all three are also linked to the new moon, the full moon and the dark side of the moon. Each goddess, including Isis, was understood to stand for the whole female experience, including sexual love, and therefore could be invoked to help a woman with any kind of problem -- unlike the Virgin Mary whose own personal purity is an impenetrable barrier for those who would like to share their sexual problems with her. . . Isis, a full-blooded woman who represents a complete female lifecycle. . . Isis, a beautiful girl-goddess to whom women could pray -- with a clear conscience -- about absolutely anything, appealed to women from all cultures. . ." [pp. 77-8]

According to this problematical logic, the superiority of the religion of Isis lies in the fact that it is not intellectually bound by historical fact or doctrinal truth as a frame of reference, but rather requires faith in that which is pure speculation, i.e., superstition. Although the "mindless masses" may soon be informed that Isis and Osiris are fictitious characters, their origins can be traced to an actual historical figure -- Nimrod:
And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel. . . Genesis 10:8-10
Alexander Hislop's volume, The Two Babylons, chronicles the global dispersion of the Babylonian mystery religion of Nimrod and Semiramus from remote antiquity to the present era.
"The Babylonians, in their popular religion, supremely worshipped a Goddess Mother and a Son, who was represented in pictures and in images as an infant or child in his mother's arms. . . From Babylon, this worship of the Mother and the Child spread to the ends of the earth. In Egypt, the Mother and the Child were worshipped under the names of Isis and Osiris.* [* Osiris, as the child called most frequently Horus. BUNSEN.]. . . It was to glorify Nimrod that the whole Chaldean system of iniquity was formed. He was known as Nin, "the son," and his wife as Rhea, who was called Ammas, "The Mother." The name Rhea, as applied to Semiramis, had another meaning from what it had when applied to her, who was really the primeval goddess, the "mother of gods and men." [Hislop, p. 20]
Scripture not only identifies the origins of the Babylonian system upon which the Egyptian mystery religion is based, but describes its demonic nature and catastrophic denouement.  Pope John Paul II's historic visit to Egypt would seem to argue that Mystery Babylon the Great of Revelation 17 is not confined to the Roman Catholic Church, but encompasses the entire decentralized system of mystery religions -- which will be led by a Masonic Pope to the ash heap of condemned humanity.
And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.  Jer. 51:37
And for this cause God shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.  II Thess. 2:9
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. Rev. 18:2,3
Verse 3 of Revelation 18 can certainly be said to describe the present kings of the earth.  Ananda in the Hallway of Osiris has posted a press release, appropriately titled the Sandpit Of Royalty, which reveals their great interest in developments in Egypt:
"Egypt's age-old history and numerous imposing monuments has always had a fascinating effect on kings and queens all over the world. Egypt's leading archaeologist Zahi Hawass has been touring Scandinavia recently and gave lectures to Queen Margrethe in Copenhagen as well as the Swedish King Gustav, Queen Sylvia and 75 members of their family and staff at the royal castle in Stockholm. On those occasions he revealed the most recent and secret finds in Giza."



1. Jean Doresse, Secret Book Of The Egyptian Gnostics," p. 12.

"Gnosticism appeared originally in Syria. It is in Samaria and the Valley of the Lycos that we trace it for the first time. Simon [the sorcerer] is a man of Gitta and Samaria; Menander is originally of Capparetia - again in Samaria; Satornel is of Antioch; Cerdon is a Syrian; Cerinthus comes from Asia Minor.;...In the time of Hadrian (A.D. 110-38), Gnosticism passes over from Syria into Egypt: it is in Alexandria that the greatest doctors of the heresy are flourishing - Bacilides, Carpocrates, and Valentinus. Then it reaches Rome ; and this is the moment when the Christian doctors realize the importance of heresies which, in the East, had been incubating for a considerable time... Marcion was in Rome from 140, and thence expelled by the Church in 144, being by excommunicated by his own father, the Bishop of Sinope."

2. Michael Howard, The Occult Conspiracy, p. 142.

3. Columbia Encyclopedia, "Copt," p. 652.

4. Ibid., "Maronites," p.1700.

"Maronites, a Christian community of Arabs in communion with the Pope. By emigration they have spread to Cyprus, Palestine, Egypt, South America and the United States and now number about 1 million. Their liturgy (said mainly in liturgical Syriac) is of the Antiochian type, with innovations taken from the Latin rite. Their ecclesiastical head, under the Pope, is called Patriarch of Antioch; he lives in Lebanon... The Maronites have been a distinct community since the 7th cent., when they separated in the doctrinal dispute over Monotheletism; they returned to communion with the Pope in the 12th cent. In the 19th cent., massacres of Maronites by the Druses brought French intervention; this gave France its modern hold in Lebanon and Syria. Besides the Maronites, there are two other groups in Syria in communion with the Pope - the Melkites and the Syrian Catholics."

5. John Davis and Naomi Rice, Messiah & The Second Coming, Coptic Press, 1882, backcover.