Book Review: Origins of the Sphinx – Celestial Guardian Of Pre-Pharaonic Civilization by Robert M. Schoch Ph.D. and Robert Bauval | #SmartReads

OriginsOfTheSphinx
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Zy Marquiez
May 7, 2017

Written in a cogent, easy to follow, and yet daring manner, the renowned scholars, Shoch and Bauval, are at it again. In Origins of the Sphinx the authors challenge Egyptology at its core: at the Great Sphinx.

Methodically, the authors sift through a wide assortment of data, which seeks to ascertain a more precise dating of the ancient monument.

Split up into two parts, the first half of the book covers seven different topics, which includes an epilogue, while the latter half covers nine different appendixes that finalize the last half of the book.

Each of the initial seven parts is written solely by one of the two authors. At first this choice seemed odd, but it probably was best in order to differentiate who’s bringing about what particular commentary and argument.

Sampling a wide data set, the authors take a cursory glance at the architecture, which includes the Valley and Mortuary Temples, with multi-ton megalithic blocks, as well as more. A gander is also taken at a few of the visitors and researchers that excavated and sampled the sight, such as Colonel William Howard Vyse and Giovanni Battista Caviglia, who had a penchant for the mysticism, the occult, and more. But the authors don’t stop there. Also covered are issues with the fragments of the beard of the Sphinx, geophysical techniques to view below the surface of the Sphinx enclosure, considerations on water erosion on the Sphinx, as well as an in-depth analysis of the Sphinx’s possible construction date.

Regarding the date, Shoch, after some extended analysis in the chapter Sands Of Time, infers:

“…using a linear “conservative” calibration and assuming a date of 4,500 years ago for the western end (which in my assessment is a minimum date; it could be older), then the original core body of the Sphinx is minimally 2.7 times older than 4,500 years ago, giving a date after rounding of circa 10,000 BCE. All in all, I suspect that the proto-Sphinx was in existence prior to the end of the last ice age (that is, prior to 9700 BCE) and was contemporaneous with other structures, such as the oldest portions of Gobekli Tepe in southeastern Turkey. Put simply, the seismic data are compatible with an initial date of circa 10,000 BCE (or even a bit earlier) for the core body of the Sphinx. There is no doubt in my mind that the seismic data alone, independent of any other evidence – such as the surface weather and erosion, which I discuss in chapter 7 – strongly support the hypothesis that the origins of the Great Sphinx predate dynastic times by many millennia.”[pp.78-79]

Such an assertion will undoubtedly send shockwaves through the orthodox Egyptology communities. Then again, such a hypothesis will not surprise many of those exploring other avenues of research in the alternative research community.

Be that as it may, another salient component of this mystery discussed by Bauval is whether Khafre couples with the Sphinx as conventional Egyptology dictates, or whether some other theory might make more sense. Also discussed is what took place with the Dream Stela, the inscription of the Great Limestone Stela of Amenhotep II, the Edfu Temple Texts, and much more.

This book really features a lot more intriguing information than that mentioned. The authors are not only erudite in their research, but make the information accessible for the lay person. That also doesn’t even begin to delve into the nine appendices, which also give a deeper glance that’s a bit technical, but helps shed light onto the situation. Each of the appendices is essentially its own article, and yet couple to the rest of the book rather seamlessly.

If you’re looking for an open-minded foray into the mystery of the Sphinx, that’s meticulously researched while also offering the tools for incisive individuals to come to their own conclusions, hesitate no longer. The approach taken by the authors, although unorthodox, should be considered at length, for if what they say is true, then the history that we’ve been brought up with is drastically different than what we’re being told. Time will ultimately tell, but my bet’s that the authors are pulling on a thread that goes a lot deeper than merely the Sphinx.

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Footnotes:
[1] Robert M. Schoch Ph.D. and Robert Bauval, Origins of the Sphinx – Celestial Guardian Of Pre-Pharaonic Civilization, pp.78-79.

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Book Review: The Monuments Of Mars – A City On The Edge Of Forever

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Zy Marquiez
September 7, 2016

The Monuments Of Mars – A City On The Edge Of Forever by Richard C. Hoagland is a phenomenal expedition into much maligned subject of space oddities du jour.

Predictably, the subject of Mars and evidence of ruins in space of an ancient civilization is one of those subjects that polarizes people between the devout believers, and the skeptics.  Regardless of what people believe, however, Hoagland takes an incisive approach in outlining all the data he and his colleagues have collated that reveal that NASA has undertaken a cover up of enormous proportions.

Hoagland searches for artificial evidence from places such as “The Face” of Mars, which was discovered by the Viking Mission, and also gives an in-depth look at Cydonia.  In these locales he finds geometrically precise anomalies that should not be there whatsoever. 

Whether one agrees with Hoagland or not, his reasoned and logical approach is coherent, cogent, and exceptionally academic in its precision.  This man [and a whole community of researchers] has found compelling data that should be taken quite seriously about artificial structures in places like Mars, the Moon, Iapetus and more.

The author also makes a substantial case in connecting the Egyptian Great pyramid to Mars.  That in and of itself should be quite troublesome, because, as the author notes:

“…what were the random probabilities that there would exist two isolated worlds, both with “pyramids” and “sphinxes,” and now, that the one site on this planet where the most perfect, most archtypal forms still stand – Cairo – would also form the key linguistic bridge that links those worlds…!?“[1][Bold Emphasis Added]

Synchronistically enough, Cairo means Mars in arabic.  How about those pyramids?

In its totality, this is a book that should have flipped everything we know about history, space, and more, on its face [no pun intended].   Of course, predictably, that didn’t happen.

Which was quite predictable given that the mainstream media is utterly controlled by a handful of corporations – literally [Click Here For More].

That’s why it’s up to individuals on the grassroots level to examine the book by themselves, and come up to their own conclusions.  That’s one of the only ways we as a society are going to get at the core of the truth.

Hoagland’s breathtaking venture into the fringe has definitely located some data gems that should taken quite seriously and examined at the minimum.  If only a sliver of what he says is true, everything in the history of mankind changes forever.

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[1] Richard C. Hoagland, The Monuments Of Mars – A City On The Edge Of Forever pg. 289.