The Ankh

The pyramids have mystified travellers since they emerged from the jungle:

They are positioned west of Cairo and aligned with true north. Below is the geometrical design the Giza plateau is based on. We can even reproduce it from memory because it looks like an iron cross. Also known as a sun cross, this pattern describes the size of the three pyramids and their relative positions:

Informing the figure above is the “broken sun cross” or swastika below. This chiral shape is an ancient symbol of divinity. The swastika comes from the Sanskrit meaning “conducive to well being” or “auspicious”. As a symbol of life, it has a vivifying role in the reformation of the universe. It represents the active principle (the Egyptian Ra, the Greek Logos and the Hindu Om) of the cosmos:

If we revisit the Hermetic phrase “as above, so below” then we are reminded that the shape of a cross on the ground is likely a stereographic projection of an element. If we accept that the iron cross, sun cross and broken sun cross are one and the same, then the element we wish to investigate is naturally iron (Fe):

The stereographic projection of the alpha iron (α) above looks like this:

But there is something more subtle going on here. If you look carefully above, can you see the ANKH too? It’s highlighted in white below:

The ankh means “eternal life” and remains the most profound symbol of ancient Egypt. You can see its relationship to the vesica pisces. Also known as “the key of life” it dates back thousands of years. Designed like a cross with a loop at the top it was sometimes ornamented with symbols or decorative flourishes. The ankh was often seen with the djed and was symbols, carried by a multitude of Egyptian gods and worn as an amulet:

You may wonder why the Egyptians used the Ankh and not the iron cross as their master symbol. One of the reasons is that the Ankh has FIVE arms—this is the “number of love” and of most biological phenomena. The loop at the top means that it also resonates, unlike the Christian cross or the Jewish hexagram. The Ankh therefore, is the key to the vitality of the universe—its creative nature.

Living organisms turn to metals for functions that cannot be achieved by organic compounds. Among metals, iron is certainly the most important for biological processes including oxygen transport and electron transfer within the cell. Iron is so important that without it life would cease to exist—all living beings including bacteria, plants and animals need iron to survive and thrive.

Above: the lotus bears a resemblance to the stereographic projection for iron

Iron also plays a role in the creation of chlorophyll in plants and is an essential part of hemoglobin. Indeed, the body of an adult human contains about four grams of iron, mostly in hemoglobin and myoglobin. To maintain the necessary levels, human metabolism requires a minimum of iron in the diet.

This solar cross pattern above secretly describes our epigenome which is a series of chemical compounds that tells the genome (snakes) what to do. Our DNA is the complete assembly of about three billion base pairs that holds the instructions for building the proteins that carry out cell function. The epigenome can attach to DNA and direct such actions as turning genes on or off or controlling the production of proteins. In other words, epigenetic changes are biochemical alternations that do not alter the primary DNA sequence but nevertheless alter gene function.

The word epi means “above”. Scientists used to believe that our bodies were controlled by our genetics. This meant that we were powerless to prevent certain conditions. However, epigentic control means “control above the genes”. This new research means we are no longer powerless against genetics and we can now make chemical changes to the activation of our genes, regardless of our biological inheritance.

Above: epigenomes and DNA

Histones are alkaline proteins found in eukaryotic cell nuclei that package the DNA into structural units called nucleosomesThey are the chief protein components of chromatin, acting as spools around which DNA winds and playing a role in gene regulation. As it happens, the DNA molecule is based on the golden section: it measures 34 angstroms long by 21 angstroms wide for each full cycle of its double helix spiral.

Science has long established that adding chemical tags to histones is vital for regulating gene activity during animal development. Studies over the past two decades have revealed that enzymes that control the activity of genes add chemical tags to histone proteins. In other words, tags on the histones decide if genes are active or not. The pyramids at Giza then, represent three chemical tags, their golden molecular relationships and their promise of eternal life.

Iron is required to synthesise serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin. The exact mechanisms are mysterious, but without enough iron in the brain and nerves there are problems with neurotransmitter signalling, the formation of nerve insulation (myelin) and brain energy metabolism. Low iron intake and accelerated iron loss (generally through bleeding, pregnancy and breastfeeding) are the main causes of iron deficiency in women.

Stereographic projections were considered sacred to the Egyptians and it’s not hard to see why: they reveal the relationship between the iron molecule, the histone and the chemical tags. In a loving person, the serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin molecules will attach to the histone using golden mean ratios that the DNA can process. In line with this the sun cross, the iron cross and the sauwastika are all manifestations of this sacred process. If we look carefully at Giza, we can see the molecular dimensions of this “immortal” epigenome.

So if the the Sun is the histone and the chemical tags are the inner planets, then the pyramids were giant temples that hinted at the “eternal life” of successful genetics. By understanding how iron affects evolution, our ancestors created a race whose legacy was biologically assured. In light of this, the pyramids also hint at the Christmas Star—a symbol of eternal love. Click here for more.