October 24, 2013

To the Heavens by Pyramid

Teotihuacan Step Pyramids
Reasons to build gigantic pyramid structures in ancient times might have a completely alternative and much more simplified explanation, and quite possibly a concept overlooked for thousands of years. In a time history books designate as long before air travel, perhaps with the exception of ancient animal-skin balloons, could it be that pyramids were designed specifically with the intent of reaching into the heavens? 

There is an idea circulating which suggests pyramid builders aligned the large stone structures with celestial bodies in the heavens as attempts to unlock multidimensional doorways to places where the sun, moon, stars, and comets reside - the first hint of human efforts to prove an existence other than on place called Earth.

Furthermore, building upwards may have spiritual significance from a religious perspectives, considering very tall structures bring one closer to the heavens physically, where we could offer the soul a pathway to follow into the afterlife. One might look at the pyramids in this way and think, what if the true purpose of a pyramid was not only to offer the soul a channel of passage, but what if literally they're a stairway to the heavens? 

During a time science understands people were not flying as a regular form of travel or with intention. One of the greatest curiosities in ancient life without airplanes had to be discovering what resides in the space above Earth. Perhaps building the first pyramid was not enough to reach the edge, so another was built just a little taller without much luck, so then another is built and on. 

While standing on the ground, it is reasonably deceptive to try to measure the height of the sky while lacking the correct instruments and knowledge. It really is a great motivation to thousands upon thousands of pyramid builders around the world, to say they are helping to build a pathway into the heavens, in attempt to have people touch the sun and the moon. Yet it is difficult to truly comprehend there are 248.514 miles between the Earth's surface and space alone that can fit into the height of an outreached hand covering the horizon with a squint of the eye.

Imagine the Great Pyramid of Giza, as the monument of monuments, measures close to 0.0863706 miles tall. If the Egyptians wanted to reach into outer space, they would need to build a structure 2,877 times the size of Giza. Provided this act did not imbalance the planet and cause an awful wobble launching people and materials into space due to the sheer size of such an object, what would it be like to reach into a vacuum from Earth? 

Maybe structures around the world were possibly intended with primitive attempts to travel into the heavens. Without flight capability, this sounds quite plausible. As places of worship, pyramid structures may have aided in safe travel of souls to the heavens or as part of rituals to build a closer relationship with the gods. Perhaps in time we may discover an alternate means for traversing the universe directly from Earth's surface, and pyramids could help with the launch.