Vol 2 No 4       

Grand Canyon with Thoth
An Archeological

in the

by Susan Barber
This is a mystery story. Perhaps it's fiction. Or perhaps it's even a hoax!

If it is a hoax, which "side" is pulling our leg? Drunvalo Melchizedek? The archeologists? The newspaper reporters? The Internet writers? The hoary and venerable Smithsonian Institution?

We think that there is an amazing truth here for future investigators to discover and prove. So we'll tell you what we know, and why we believe what we believe — and let you form your own opinion.

In the following story, the names have not been changed to protect the innocent. Any resemblance to real persons living or dead is absolutely intentional.

The Clue in the Disappearing Building

This mystery story began — as most Sacred Site stories must — at Giza in Egypt, home of the Great Pyramid, at a time before Drunvalo had ever heard any mention of a connection between Egypt and the Grand Canyon.

GM Diagram with PyramidsAs Drunvalo explains in volume two of the Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, the three pyramids at Giza lie along the curve of a Golden Mean Spiral, around which you can construct a Golden Mean Rectangle. A picture of this diagram is at right — click on it to see a larger view. (Note that this configuration can only be seen from the air!)[1]

At the centerhole[2] of this Golden Mean Spiral is a pillar. On either side of this pillar, lined up in a straight line, are two more pillars. And by drawing a line through all three pillars, you find that they lie upon an exact diagonal of the Golden Mean Rectangle discussed above.[3]

Leonardo's CanonRight next to the centerhole of this same Golden Mean Spiral, the Ancient Egyptians constructed a building in the form of a square with four outer chambers — a configuration that exactly parallels the drawing around Leonardo's famous Canon of Man (at left — click on the image for a larger view). In other words, the sacred geometry of this building mimicked the sacred geometry of the human body!

We wish we could show you a picture of this correspondence. But although Leonardo's drawing still exists, the building does not. For Drunvalo communicated to others his excited realization that it would be theoretically possible — with this building and the diagram — to use Sacred Geometry in order to mathematically locate underground sites as yet undiscovered. The next thing he knew, somebody (presumably the Egyptian government) had actually removed the entire structure, lock, stock, and pillar! It vanished!

The Clue in the Astrological Chart

The Sacred Geometry around the pyramids also includes an astrological wheel oriented to the helical rising of Sirius. And so an astrologer friend of Drunvalo's took the drawing of this wheel, including the diagram of the Golden Mean Spiral and Rectangle, the pyramid placements, and the nearby structure that disappeared along with the pillars — and superimposed it over the North Pole.

Drunvalo admits that, not being an astrologer himself, he does not know what his friend was lining up with what. All he knows is that the woman communicated to him her discovery that when she did whatever she did with that drawing, the three pillars of the Golden Mean Rectangle's diagonal at Giza seemed to be pointing in the general direction of the Four Corners area of the United States (the Grand Canyon is in this area).

So from then on, Drunvalo was more or less expecting some connection to reveal itself between the Great Pyramid and the Four Corners area. "For years," he says, "I sat on this information, waiting to see what would unfold".[4]

The Clue in the Cliffs

"Then a few years ago," Drunvalo's book continues, "a young man came to me and had an amazing story to tell. I listened because the story was saying that something Egyptian was connected to the Four Corners."

Here, condensed from the Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, Volume II, is that story:[5]

He said there is a mountain inside the Grand Canyon called the Temple of Isis. It was written about in the Arizona Gazette . . . He went to the still-existing newspaper and found the microfiche on file that shows what they found in this mountain. There are about six pages dedicated to the subject. I have seen it with my own eyes. [Perhaps readers can assist us to give exact references for both the article and the book, which had "Egypt" as part of its title and a picture of a flying saucer on its cover.]

The newspaper says that they found Egyptian mummies and Egyptian hieroglyphs on the walls "inside" the mountain called the Temple of Isis. I saw the photos where they were bringing out the mummies, and I saw the hieroglyphs.. . .

This young man . . . told me the following story about hiking into the Grand Canyon to find this place. . . . There is no water there except for one or two springs that are far apart. Water has to be carried with you, which limits how long you can stay there. Also, it is so hot that people have a difficult time stying alive unless they are trained.

He told me that he and his friend went into this area. They were both expert mountain climbers trained in survival. He says that as he and his teammate approached the mountain, they found an actual stone pyramid made by human hands not far from the mountain. It was large enough to be impressive to these two researchers. To reach the Isis Temple, they had to climb a rock face that went straight up about 800 feet. Since they were professional mountain climbers, this did not stop them . . .

According to the article in the Arizona Gazette, there were 32 large doorways entering the temple high above ground level. My friend said that they were still there, but looked like someone had attempted to destroy them. They picked one of the "doorways" that looked in the best condition and climbed up to it.

When they reached it, they found that the opening went into the mountain about 40 feet, where rubble blocked their way. However, above this doorway was a perfectly rount cutout about six feet in diameter and several inches deep that had been created by human hands. Human beings had definitely been there. . . .

Their water was running out, and they made it back just in time. He said that staying there another day might have been fatal, as the spring that should have given them more water was dry.
We questioned Drunvalo at great length about this story. He says he knows it's true because he held the book in his hands, and it was dated c. 1925 or 1926. He saw the photographs. But he does not remember the exact date of the Arizona Gazette article. And to this day, he has not been able to find a copy of that book!

The Clue in the Gazette

Now, here is the really interesting mystery behind this story. For although Drunvalo did not know this when he heard about the Isis Temple and the 32 "doorways," a story about the Grand Canyon's Egyptian artifacts did appear in the Arizona Gazette all the way back in April of 1909 (see text of Gazette article). That article discussed a 1908 expedition by a man named Jordan, funded by no less than the Smithsonian Institution!

This article does not mention 32 doorways, but it does talk of finding several male mummies and hieroglyphs. There were no photographs. Also, from the description in this earlier article, the cave was obviously not the same as the Isis Temple, so it must have been a different cave entirely.

It might be easy to assume that Drunvalo was mistaken and that there was only one newspaper article in the Gazette — the one in 1909. But the newspaper story that Drunvalo saw and read was several pages long and had many photographs, neither of which was true for the earlier article.

Researchers have searched for the Isis Temple newspaper article, but found that it would have involved perhaps weeks of looking through microfilm. They simply ran out of time to devote to it. An attempt also has been made to find the rock climbers and the book, but so far without success.

But whether there were two stories in the Gazette or only one, the Smithsonian Institution is denying any knowledge whatsoever of an expedition into the Grand Canyon, or any connection with its 1908 leader, Professor Jordan, whom they have inferred does not even exist!

The Clue in the "Smoking Gun"

Would the Smithsonian Institution hide its treasures from the eyes of American citizens? Would our government cause files and important archeological finds to disappear — just as the Egyptians caused that building near Giza to disappear?

It seems so! In fact, there is a long history of disappearing artifacts and records at the Smithsonian.

Why? That's hard to figure. We do know that the Smithsonian promulgates a belief system known as "isolationism" — a theory that species and cultures have developed in isolation from one another; that today's divergent cultures have no common history or antecedent. In support of this belief system, evidence that the Egyptians were ever in the Grand Canyon might have to be suppressed simply because it could not be true! In other words, if reality disagrees with belief, the reality must be wrong.

There is even a possibly apocryphal story about the Smithsonian Institution's taking a shipful of archeological objects and dumping them into the ocean.

Whether that's true or not, there have been many instances involving case files, records, and artifacts that simply seem to get lost.

One spectacular example involves giant skeletons (of people more than 7 feet tall) in the ancient mounds of North America. The Bible says, "There were giants in the Earth in those days" (Genesis 6:1-2,4) — but not, according to isolationist doctrine, in North America! So although there is massive proof in the writings and diaries of early settlers that these 7-foot-plus skeletons were real and widespread, when samples have been sent to the Smithsonian, they have somehow vanished! (A well documented write-up about the giants and the Smithsonian cover-up of these relics can be found at greatserpentmound.org/articles/giants3.html.)

The Smithsonian denies all knowledge of the archeologist Jordan who allegedly made all of those discoveries in the Grand Canyon back in 1908. And up until recently, most people had decided to accept that the Gazette story was a hoax and Jordan a fictional character.

Then one researcher found the elusive Mr. Jordan. The following was written by W.M., a researcher into the Grand Canyon and other archeological mysteries. He prefers that his name and email not be supplied, but here is what he has to say:

Several professional inquiries into this matter ten years ago made it clear that to Smithsonian authorities, this was indeed a hoax, and that [in] fact there is no record of any Professor S. A. Jordan ever existing, or ever being associated with the Smithsonian. That was enough to shut my researchers up for a while, until we discovered a bona fide mention of S. A. Jordan in a rare limited edition of the Smithsonian Scientific Series from around that era. The only difference was the spelling, S. A. Jordon, with an "o." What is of consequence is, Jordon was known as an esteemed European field archeologist, and that after the 1909 Gazette disclosure incident, his name was suppressed from further mention, since his real existence was a smoking gun to the revelations of the Gazette disclosure.
So although the Institution keeps insisting that there was not and has never been a Professor Jordan, this is not true. Jordan not only existed, but also he was definitely associated with the Smithsonian.

The Clue in the Code

Afficionados of Sacred Geometry and The Code (see Sacred Sites: Deciphering the Code by Carl Munck) have looked at the numbers of the Isis Temple and concluded that its grid point, latitude, and longitude relative to Giza contain significant relationships. For those who are interested, here are some correlations found by Michael Lawrence Morton.[6] (Note that W.G. stands for "longitude West of Giza"; for an understanding of how some of these numberse are derived, please see the sidebar to Carl Munck's article at Finding Hidden Numbers):
location of Isis Temple N. of Equator and West of Great Pyramid, Giza: 36 deg 08 min 27 sec N. 143 deg 16 min 14.8 sec W.G.; 36 x 8 x 27 = 7776 N. 143 x 16 x 14.8 = 33862.4 W.G.; 33862.4 7776 = 4.3547325 G.P. (grid point)

4.353957151 (G.P.) = Pi x 1.177245771 x 1.177245771 (1.177245771 = ratio of the radius of Stonehenge's Sarsen Circle in British feet and Radian (deg.)

1.177245771 = 57.29577951 48.6693441 (also the decimal harmonic in arc-seconds of the West longitude of the Chephren Pyramid at Giza, the East longitude of the Sphinx at Giza, and the tangent of arc-distance, adding to actual statute mileage figure, in statute miles, from Earth's equator to either pole, 6214.85528)

4.353957151 (G.P.) x 248.0502134 = 1080 (248.0502134 = grid point value of Great Pyramid; 1080 = mean radius of Moon in statute miles, and 1080 is also the feminine gematrian number for alchemical fusion, where 1080 + 666 = 1746)

33862.4 (W.G) x 57.29577951 x 57.29577951 = 10.31324031 (10.31324031 = decimal harmonic of the square arc degrees of a circle, the generic area of a circle, where Pi x 57.29577951 x 57.29577951 = 10313.24031)

10.31324031 = 4.3539557149 (G.P.) x 2.368705056 (2.368705056 = grid point value of the binary star Sirius, circa 2000 a.d.)
If this is all Greek to you, rest assured that a careful analysis of the numbers would lead you to discover some very unlikely "coincidences." We present this for those who have the time and patience to work out the equations.

Who Dunnit?

We think the Smithsonian Institution and our government are the culprits in this mystery. It was they who "killed off" the evidence. Drunvalo has seen the pictures. He has held the book in his hands. So we think that the stories really are true — that the Egyptians were in the Grand Canyon and left artifacts there, intending for them to be found by a later culture. By our culture.

At present, it is very difficult to conduct the expeditions we would need in order to prove this one way or another. Because of the presence of the government nearby, the prohibition of overflight in the Grand Canyon except for official helicopters, the lack of water, the heat, the sheer 90-degree angle of the cliff into the Isis Temple — we do seem to have a true locked-door mystery if ever there was one. Or should we say, "locked cave." For it is evident that explosives have been used to block the cave entrances since the original researchers were there.

Whether or not there is enough evidence left for some undaunted rockclimber to make a case remains to be seen.

Perhaps it will be you?


  1. Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life by Drunvalo Melchizedek, Volume II, Light Technology Publishing, Flagstaff, AZ, p. 297; Giza Survey, McCollum, 1984.
  2. We cannot call it a center "point," because the Golden Mean Spiral is infinite in both directions. Like the Fibonacci sequence, it curves infinitely outward. Unlike the Fibonacci, however, it also spirals infinitely inward, forever approximating, but never reaching, its center. So in other words the Golden Mean Spiral has no center "point."
  3. Ancient Secrets p. 298.
  4. Ibid. p. 304.
  5. Ibid. pp. 305–307.
  6. See p3n.org for an article by Michael Lawrence Morton and analysis of his figures. Morton may be contacted via email at milamo@aol.com.

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