Over yonder, where some might wander, it was suggested some figures from history (plus the line of questioning) be called forward (or that we be sent back to them? Interesting twist...) for perspectives of current doings; among the suggested subjects is Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, about whom it was asked who built the pyramids, etc.
(Apologies for any confusion about “yonder” that’s a website defaced regularly by the substitute teacher)
I’m into pyramids, so let’s walk like an Egyptian.
ST = substitute teacher C = The Committee, Erik and PR = Pharaoh Ramses
ST: Erik, you there?
ST: The Pharaohs were so long ago I guess Ramses has been back to an Earth body a couple of times but to our purpose, is he available?
Erik: Yes, yes and I anticipated your question and he’s over here in this telephone booth.
ST: (Oh no, bad joke time again, I can smell it coming….) There were no telephone booths in Egypt.
Erik: No, they weren’t necessary, they communicated better without ‘em, for a while.
ST: (Relieved no bad joke sprang up) Communicated better than telephones would do?
Erik: Two telephones go into a booth and one says to the other, “Did you call me?”
ST: (Forehead face palm) Seriously, did the Egyptians have better than wire voice communication?
Erik: Yeah, for a while until it was forgotten.
Erik: Let’s get My Committee and Mr. Pharaoh going here…..
ST: “My” Committee, like your Committee?
Erik: Honorary Chair, dude…..On Oh Rare Eee Chair….
ST: Mr. Pharaoh, do you mind that form of address?
PR: It is a nice remembrance, please proceed with it.
ST: You see The Committee and Erik and they’ve explained the whole deal?
PR: Yes, he is well known in these places for this connection that is established; many we look upon this with great enjoyment, the contact we see now beginning to be recognized.
ST: What can you say about the civilization of your reign compared to what exists in Egypt today and around the world?
PR: A book might be written to this answer for proper treatment to be given – well done, your transliteration of what I tried to say with your words of English – but brief for your venue I shall be.
ST: Allow me a digression; “your words of English”? I’m not sure what you meant.
PR: I never used it in the lives lived; you are filtering into your code.
ST: How then if you were not familiar with English on Earth can you compare good language use or otherwise?
PR: Your thoughts and mine and all of them. As you will instantly recognize upon your return, all languages of code blocks, as you use them, all become secondary to the normal flow of communication and all are understood, by the thoughts of their foundation.
ST: You sound like a professor.
Erik: Can I smoke in class?
ST: So please tell us about civilization then compared to now.
PR: What evolved into the civilization I was born to lead started there from peoples that escaped the disappearance of Atlantis; by the interjunction of my appearance, much of what was remembered had been set aside; forgotten would be the word.
PR: The memory of technology and its development, and some capability to construct, came with the people fleeing the crumbling home of their many generations. There was not time to gather the proper people and records and also escape. The vast majority of what was the civilization was lost. So the development of what was established in the land that became Egypt lacked resources and circumstances. As generations proceeded, the use and need for many technologies faded; we suggest the use of a language by a family that leaves one nation to resettle in another. The language and culture of the new supplant the previous, within just three or four generations the culture is that of the current environment. This is similar to what occurred, over a longer period of time by comparison to your calendar.
ST: When were the pyramids built and by whom?
Erik: They were brought from Mars by green men in orange barges imported from Jupiter and were red until the sun bleached them tan.
PR: (Huge smile and looks at Erik) They were constructed by the first arrivals to this region.
ST: What was the purpose?
PR: Preservation of foodstuffs; the arid region would cause rapid deterioration. These became the cold stores.
ST: Atlantis had electricity and the ability to refrigerate, yes?
PR: Certainly however the ability to manufacture refrigeration enclosures was a longer term solution, as much effort would be necessary to mine, refine and manufacture. The pyramids could be done much more quickly and have the same effect.
ST: How long did the construction take?
PR: By your calendar, several months.
ST: A few months to build a pyramid like that?
PR: All of them, the construction was simultaneous.
ST: How were they done?
ST: How were the stones cut?
PR: Intense light produced by crystals, from technology on Atlantis.
ST: If they had such ability to cut and move stone by levitation, why not build refrigeration?
C: You are imposing your ideas of technology by your experience; the assumption that refrigeration is the best method is limited to your experience. Soon these ideas will expand.
PR: Yes, certainly because the area was not populated and there needed not be large scale preservation of foods.
ST: So why such massive pyramids?
PR: The size of a pyramid has direct relation to the abilities of preservation it might imbue upon the contents precisely located within; the size was chosen to achieve the desired effect for the amount of food desired to be stored. Aesthetic beauty was also a consideration and the creation of shadowed areas was of great benefit in a place so arid and cloudless.
ST: The orientation of the pyramids has been rumored to be guideposts or markers for visitors from outer space.
PR: The technology that enables such travel does not require such marker on your Earth. These objects have been often observed by visitors but not used for this purpose.
ST: Why did the pyramids come to be used as tombs?
PR: This was much time later, as the population grew far beyond the ability of the inner chamber to store anything that might serve the needs of even a small portion of the people. The idea that a body might be preserved arose as a good use; the immense beauty and symbolism of these structures provided their greatest value and this has not diminished, even now.
ST: I just realized we’re focused on pyramids and not your civilization, I apologize.
PR: That is perfectly OK; what shall you like to know?
ST: How did society develop to the place where you arrived?
PR: The pattern was similar to many developments of civilization; as time passed, needs and circumstances shaped development. What was remembered from Atlantis became irrelevant even though many things were recalled; the Great Sphinx is an example; the genetic manipulation that resulted in mermaids and centaurs, these things were remembered and have become mythological by that recollection. The life from one day to the next developed along organization, coordination and leadership as this grows everywhere in the universe. The many millennia before my time provided ample opportunity for the society in which I lived to be formed.
ST: Can you fast forward to today and tell us what you see?
PR: Great change is upon you, and much of it not seen or noted, as has been the plan for much of Earth’s existence. The challenges to arise from the changes you will all soon make will propel humanity forward in ways that add much growth to your souls.
ST: There’s a surplus of general statements similar to that all over the internet. What everybody wants to know is who, when, where and what. The “why” is in there somewhere, too.
Erik: The “why” is what it’s all about, all the rest is just detail and minutiae.
ST: You picked that word for the sound, didn’t you Erik?
Erik: Sure did, sounds like salad, doesn’t it?
ST: So, Mr. Pharoah, what about the changes and can they be compared to anything of your time?
PR: Yes there is conceptual comparison, but the minute details are so vastly different there cannot be much comparison. Little purpose is served by the compassion of these smaller things part of the trend; what I can say to you is what you have all heard of here and in many other places and in this there is a certain comparison to my time. There will be liberation of many constraints in human society, the rules created and installed upon human society will be altered; we expect resistance and acceptance, the latter to outweigh the former by two to one, in the ideas of proportions. Poverty, race, orientation and power, all seen by both purveyors of these concepts and participants, many of whom enjoy the participation and opportunity to complain, will all see these things in a new way and they will be reduced.
ST: Esteemed Committee, I sense your desire to jump in here; please leap.
C: We thank the Pharaoh as you perceive him, for this he is not, but for the circumstance. Good it is and we do not disagree yet we are especially pleased with what he has said.
There will be great change and it will be as much to the pusher of the change as to the resistor. There is a great groundswell of anti-war sentiment yet when war is gone, what new cause might be adopted to provide the anti-war activist a reason and purpose? The idea that good people must be ever vigilant of threats and true examples of violence and acts is an integral part of Earth society; there will steadily come a time, and this steadiness will not be so gradual and slow it passes unnoticed, where a militantly peaceful stance will also be shunned. Example, not criticism, will come forward. To bemoan what is seen as an incorrect approach will be replaced by the setting of an example. Along with this will come an appreciation of the example and a greater willingness of it to examine. We wish not to say there will always be agreement; for there will not. What we say is there will not be such adversarial approaches and resistance from all quarters will be cut back and replaced with more consideration.
ST: Why did Egyptian civilization decay?
PR: It evolved, as do all societies. Decay is a revisionist term that has meaning only by comparison and newer choices of value. In all developments, there is great opportunity and growth and so I would not say what was the society in which I lived decayed; it progressed to new challenges.
ST: Erik, we’re going to hit the rev limiter on volume soon. Any questions?
Erik: Yeah, did the power of being leader corrupt things you would’ve done differently?
PR: If I had not been Pharaoh? I don’t know, as that life was planned with this role. That option I did not choose. I can say I did not follow choices I knew were a degradation of what the role should be. I did not act carelessly because of the power.
ST: Erik, our Committee, Mr. Pharaoh, thanks for being here.
C, PR and Erik: It was enjoyable.