Answers Long Misunderstood


Boats and the Great Pyramid vs George Noory

I leave the radio program Coast to Coast AM on at night: because I have the knack of waking when George wants to bury a “topic.” In the last 10 minutes of Thursday – October 15, 2015 and Dr. Heather Lynn interview she hit upon a subject that awakened me: because that topic got me “banned” from ever again being a guest on Coast to Coast. A subject that I was not allowed to present on his program ( If you were listening to Professor, Heather Lee’s interview  you notice how quickly George got agitated and then  came against her statement about barges used to transport the stone blocks for the pyramids? He flatty it was stated that he thought “it was not feasible”. Why? Because the Scholarly World is not the only group that recoils at the thought of being proven WRONG!

Herodotus said:

The Pyramid was twenty years in the building

and the Machines to lift the stone were made of wood.”

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Twenty years to transport 2.3 million blocks. “Machines” are translated from the Greek word machana. Because, if you go to any common Greek Lexicon, it will say that “machana” is defined as a machine. However, if you look at words with similar root-words you will find they are defined as “ship captains and seamen”. Furthermore, if boats are not machines; what are they? Crocodiles?


I am sure you have heard of the Egyptian god, ‘Horus’ in the specific form of Herupakhered: where he is depicted as young Horus standing on the backs of crocodiles. Heru-pa-khered is defined from ancient Coptic Greek root-words as: Heru: the Coptic form of the Greek word: “HER” and is defined as “the tool of strengths.” This root word is used in the Greek god/man, Her-cules;   pa,    awesome accomplishment or to brag;    khered,    earth or stone moving.

The vast majority of the stone blocks were transported by boats (machana) envisaged as crocodiles. Not transported on rollers over land, though the blocks were on rollers as they traveled in the boat. These barges transported numerous stone blocks and were powered by two oar propelled boats. The stone barge and its propulsion unites would look like a representation of a crocodile with swimming legs (oars) and a segmented back (stone blocks) swimming down the river: when looked on from the lip of the valley.

There is also a bas-relief sculptor at Deir el Bahri that shows the Queen/Pharaoh Hatsheput to Punt1. At that temple there are also stone carvings that shows several vessels: seventy feet long by seventeen feet wide and five feet deep with fifteen oars per side. With a total of thirty to sixty oarsmen for propulsion and two more for steering.2 During that same time period large barges were also built for transporting stone blocks down the Nile River. Stone carvings show one such vessel with two Obelisks end to end, weighing hundreds of tons. A vessel that must have a been at least two hundred feet long. Herodotus wrote of the Great shipping fleet on the Nile. At Al-Lisht site, Sesostris I, had large wooden boats near his burial enclosure. We also know that granite blocks were floated down from the Aswan area along the Nile.

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The Great Pyramid has several boat pits around its base: because, machana were so important to that structure. One boat found next to the Great Pyramid is now in ‘the Boat Museumnearby, and that boat is 140 feet long. The machana was found  in a pit sealed with huge limestone blocks. A boat that indicates that the pyramids and boats have a connection. George does not want this information addressed on “HIS SHOW”. So “if” you want to sell a lot of books and be one of his favorite guest? DO NOT bring the subject of “boats and the pyramids” up!

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However, if you are indeed open to anomalous evidence and want “The Rest of the ‘Dam’ Story” (not damn) about boats and the Great Pyramid you can get a copy of my book, Locked Gates, The Riddle Lords Secrets.

1 Casson, Ships, and Seaman in the ancient world , Princeton Press, Princeton, 1973 CMA.

2Hodges, P., and Keable J. How the Pyramid Was Built, :Element Books, Shaftesbury, 1989 V8, 8 p.652-676


Mirror Mirror, Locked Gates, The Riddle Lord’s Secrets by Howard West Copyright 2011

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History, love stories and fairy-tales of wicked queens repeat themselves though most of us are bound to miss the point every time. Take for example the fall of Troy: a good mix of love stories, history and a wicked queen. For centuries Troy was thought to be a fictional kingdom, notwithstanding, Heinrich Schliemann, a self-educated German businessman read Homer and was convinced of the fundamental truth found in Homer’s story riddles of c. 800 years before the Christian era. Then in 1870, about twenty seven centuries after Homer’s death, Heinrich began to excavate near the village of Hissarlik in Asia Minor (Turkey)1 at which time Schliemann was under the same curse of disbelief that Cassandra had been under. Even so, Heinrich was vindicated, when he found architectural remains at his site at the village of Hissarlik, this evidence was in superposed layers and a wealth of artifacts were uncovered, objects made of stone, copper, silver, and gold. This discovery quickly forced the Gatekeepers of knowledge to revise their conclusion about the Heroic Age. Schliemann named the site The City Priam2 named for Homer’s, King of Troy. After Schliemann’s death, Wilhelm Dorpfeld continued Schliemann’s work and between 1893 and 1894 found “The Sixth Settlement.” This was contemporary with the “Mycenae” epoch of early Greece and was in turn called “Troy.”

The Greek Playwright, Aeschylus also wrote an account of the fall of Troy and of two adulterous women3. First a good-looking woman named Helen, the wife of Menelmaus, King of Sparta. Helen4 had gotten the Ancient world into a twist more than three thousand years ago, when she ran off with Cassandra’s brother to Troy. This caused Agamemnon, the King’s brother and the Greek army, to go to Troy to bring Helen back to Mycenae. Even as the siege ensued, a second woman was waiting in her palace, at Mycenae for word of the battle. This wicked queen’s name was Clytemnestra5, sister in-law to Helen and the woman who would later kill our poor little Cassandra. Clytemnestra was the unfaithful wife of Agamemnon the Commander of the Greek Forces. Agamemnon had aggravated the problems with both Troy and his wife by stealing Chryemneis, the daughter of one of the priests of Troy. Back in Mycenae, Clytemnestra was more than four hundred and fifty miles from Troy by land and two hundred and fifty miles by a land-sea route. As Clytemnestra paced back and forth, she wondered how long must she wait for news of the war, trying to make sure that her husband, Agamemnon did not come home unexpectedly from the War and find her in bed with her new lover.

If Caesar Augustus’ (born 27 years before the Christian era and died in the year 14 CE) Postal System6 had been available to Clytemnestra, those postal riders would have taken four and a half days to make the trip from Troy, with an average speed of one hundred miles per day. If William F. “Buffalo Bill “ Cody’ and his co-riders of the Pony Express7 were doing the delivery, the trip would have taken three days, based on the best time from St. Joseph to Sacramento8. The carrier pigeon message system9 developed by the Arabs sometime between the seventh and the ninth century of the Christian era, would have taken two days if the little pigeon came back at all. The square sailed ships of the time just would not meet the new racing yacht specifications of today, and if the winds were contrary the Greek square sailed ships could have taken days and days and if Odyssey was in charge years,

The funny thing is that Aeschylus, the Greek dramatist10: said that Clytemnestra knew of the fall of Troy that day. But how could she know? Did space aliens tell her? NO! Was Clytemnestra a clairvoyant?11 NO! Did she have an out of body experience then? NO! Catoptromance12 (Magic Mirrors) Now you’re getting close. But where is the thread that will start to unravel this Knot? Xenophon (434-355 years before the Christian era13) the ancient Greek war hero and historian answers that question in his history of ancient Greece called Hellenica. Nevertheless, Xenophon’s words like Cassandras’ words have been rejected by the Gatekeepers of knowledge. Even so, Hellenica contains the phrase to:

Signal with a Shield”

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This refers to reflecting sunlight with a mirrored shield. Those mirrors were called aspis14 the Ancient Greek word for snakes or mirrored shields. The messages that were sent by these ancient heliographs were called “aspasmos15 to “handle the shield.” Yes, they were what you would call Magic Mirrors the same kind that gave Clytemnestra the extra time needed to make sure she did not get caught with her new lover and what allowed Snow White’s wicked step mother to find The Fairest of them all.

Now why are those aspis or heliographs so important: because those Magic Mirrors gave the ancient world of the Eastern Mediterranean a system of communication equal to that of the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Think about that concept because the Gatekeepers of knowledge are blissfully unaware of that fact that thousands of years ago the cultures of the Middle East had almost instant communication between cities hundreds of miles apart. This is something that modern “Man” has only had for about one hundred and fifty years.

Aeschylus speaks of a system of dozens of beacons lights on mountaintops and watchtowers from Troy to Mycenae and Clytemnestra’s mansion. This indicates a network of beacons running at light speed more than three thousand years ago: though the Greek system was not the first of its kind. Such a system of this kind would not be instantly useable. The construction of such, a system would take time, to build watchtowers and climb mountains to find line of sight locations and a code system would also have to be developed. If this story has a hint of truth, there would have to be some remnants of that type of network, and of the code system that was used. Sorry to say, most of the skeptics will say:

fine, they were some campfires on the hills” or “It was a short-lived or one time fluke of history” or “I never heard of any such system used consistently at that time.”


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Not only is there evidence of this type of heliographic system throughout history, NASA uses that same basic system today. A two-way communication system working between the Earth and the Moon, the system has a light source on Earth and a mirrored device on the Moon, a beam of light with a series of blinks that have a time sequence is sent to the Moon and light is reflected back to Earth.16

Ringed by footprints, sitting in the moon dust, lies a 2-foot wide panel studded with 100 (magic) Mirrors pointing at Earth. It is the “lunar laser ranging retro reflector array” that Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong put there on July 21, 1969, about an hour before the end of their final moonwalk…” and it’s the only Apollo science experiment still running”17

The university of Maryland physics professor Carroll Alley was the project’s principal investigator during the Apollo years, and he follows its progress today.

Using these mirrors,” explains Alley, “we can ‘ping’ the moon with laser pulses and measure the Earth-moon distance very precisely. This is a wonderful way to learn about the moon’s orbit and to test theories of gravity.”18

Flashes of light from the Past are the current “craze” in computing and fiber optic communication. Light flowing through tiny silken threads of glass -short little blinks of light– traveling over hundreds of miles of cable from computer to computer. The State of the Art is light transmission of data, real High Tech 21th century science: Guess what? Most of you send hundreds of “LIGHT” speed messages every year: to thousands of people you do not even know, with just a little stick and a tap of your foot. You do this when you drive a car. A series of blinks tells folks that you are turning, or a longer dash says you are slowing down or stopping. Not so high tech now, you use blinks of light every day without thinking. You automatically know what those blinks mean and adjust your speed or location without even thinking. Paul Revere used blinks of lights in a church steeple in the American Revolutionary War. For a secure short range means of communication, The United States Navy still uses a Blinker or Flasher Light System to send messages from “ship to ship” or “ship to shore.” The system consists of a hooded light and a Venetian blind shutter19: and you thought that the Venetian’s invented that type of light baffle to keep the light out of your eyes: No. Those louvers were developed to keep the light (message) from the eyes of their enemy.

Not everyone has rejected Xenophon’s evidence of the viability of the Aspis or Bright Shields communications. William Von Graysand and Johann Gass developed a Bright Shield system in Europe20. Sadly Von Graysand and Gass did not possess an adequate code system. However, the Celts in Ireland and Wales were using a flasher code called Ogham with great success a few centuries before Von Graysand and Gass system was developed, but Von Graysand and Gass were not as successful as those who were able to overcome the problems in the desert lands, Even so, the Russians of the 19th century used a flasher system. Nicholas I (1796-1855 of the Christian era) a Tsar of Russia (1825-1855)21 governed Russia with an iron hand and a centralized administration, a good communication system was needed. Old Nick set up a beacon light system with a network of more than two hundred and twenty repeater stations that stretched from the frontier of Austria to St. Petersburg. The government was the primary user of this system; even so, that communication system22 became a boon to the Merchants between both points.

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In the American southwest during the 1870s and 1880s of the Christian era the Apache Indians gave23 the United States government a run for its money, when the Apache cut telegraph wires and disrupted that communication system. The Apache also had a superior communication system of their own using Capornancy (smoke signals). Nevertheless, the US army was given a new Catoptromance invention of less than thirty years, a toy really: a lady’s pocket mirror. Justus Von Liebig had just developed the process of silver on glass in the year 1853. Before that, most mirrors were made of metal although the most effective and easiest to build was a copper plate that was coated with an oily liquid metal: quicksilver. The mercury would act just like oil in a fry pan and leave a thin even finish with the excess easily wiped off, the same process that the Alchemist used in their trick of turning a copper coin silver with a little mercury. Those magic mercury mirrors are still being used today by astronomers. Some of the world’s most powerful telescopes have liquid metal surfaces, magic mirrors that allow those astronomers to travel through time millions of years into the past without leaving their offices.24

To give a perspective to how these Magic Mirrors, heliographs, or aspis worked in the distant past, we need only to go to America’s recent past of its Wild, Wild West, when telegraph lines were easily cut. General Nelson A. Miles25 turned the tables on the Apaches with steam trains, pack mules, Cyrsteloge, (telescopes) and Catoptromance (the heliograph system developed by Gauss 26). The telescopes gave the Army the ability to know the future or at least to see that future coming. The pack mules gave the troops an endless supply of food and ammunition. The heliograph was a giant step beyond the simple mirror Catoptromance system however, with this system the troops on the move, a single mirror system could not always be seen if the Sun was at the wrong angle.

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Sir Henry Mance’s heliographic system added a second mirror; each of the two mirrors could be tilted or rotated. This movement allowed the lower mirror to be turned and tilted to catch the sun at the best angle and reflect that light to the top mirror. The upper mirror could then be turned to allow it to send the light to the location of the troops. The heliograph’s mirror had a telegraph type key to tip the mirror or in some cases shutters or lovers were used to allow the Magic Mirror to blink the message.

General Nelson A. Miles described the historic surrender of Geronimo and the Magic Mirror connection is as follow:

I (General Miles) told him (Geronimo) that we had the use of steam and could move with great rapidity. That we also had the telegraph and the heliostat (heliograph), both superior to any of their methods of communication

I (General Miles) said to (Geronimo) ‘We can watch your movements and send messages over the tops of the mountains in the small part of a day that would take a mounted man on a swift pony twenty days to travel” (Geronimo) told me he had observed these flashes of light upon the mountain heights and believed them to be spirits.”

For a demonstration a heilographic message was sent to inquirer of Geronimo’s brother at Fort Bowie. This is the response of Geronimo on the receipt of the return message as told by Miles.

This struck the savage with awe, and evidently made a strong impression upon him. I (General Miles) noticed that he (Geronimo) said something to one of his warriors close by him, at which the warrior quietly turned on his heel, and walked a short distance where his pony was lariated, jumped on his back and rode rapidly back in the direction of the mountains from which Geronimo had come.”

Miles asked what Geronimo had said.

The interpreter replied: “He (Geronimo) told him to go tell Natchez that there was a power here which he (Geronimo) could not understand: and to come in, and come quick.”

The heliograph had performed its magical God like function as it had in the centuries past and in a few hours Natchez came down from the mountain.

The western states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada, used a heliographic network of sentinels out posts in the high desert for a time in the late 19th century and the British also used a heliographic system in southern Africa and in the Sub Continent in the same era. The heliograph also provided the mobile communication element in the British service which was devised by Sir Henry Mance at Bombay in 1869. The system would be transported to high ground location on horseback. The location usually was on a high open mountaintop that was clear on all sides. This heliographic system was the forerunner of our modern satellite surveillance systems. This communication system was a huge leap forward in technology, or was it backwards?


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1 Wood, M., In Search of the Trojan War New York :Plume/ New American Library P. 2,48, Duckworth, G.E, “Trojan war”, Colliers Encyclopedia, Great Britain : The Crowell- Colliers Publishing CO: 1965, Vol. 7 p 307-309, Vol.22, Vol. 20. P485,86


3Caskely, J.L, ”Troy”, Op. Cite, Colliers Vol. 22 P494-495

4 Helen was symbolic of the beauty of Greek (Hellenistic) thought and logic that was being “Hi Jacked “ by the Trojans

5Clytemnestra was symbolic of the Greek public that was sliding away from Greek (Hellenistic) thought and logic into self-centered lust, pleasing themselves rather than adhering to the Greek’s system of thought and logic.

6 Gregg, I. “Postal System”, Op. Cite, Colliers Vol.19 P289




10, Aeschylus, Op. Cite, Colliers , Vol., 1

11Hall-Quest A. L. Fortune Telling, Op. Cite, Colliers , Vol., 10, p. 221

12 Ibid

13Xenophon, Hellenica Translated By Warner R, March Up Country, Miller R. L., Communications, Op. Cite, Colliers Vol.7,P74

14 Strongs, Op. Cite, Greek, no, 785

153Ibid, no., 783

16Phillips, DR. T., Mirrors on the Moon”, Science@

17 Ibid


19 Kelly, R. E. Talking Mirrors Versus The Indian, Frontier Times ,Western Publications inc Austin Texas

20Miller R. L., Communications, Op. Cite, Colliers Vol.7,P74

21Ibid, P74

22 Ibid

23Kelly, R. E. Op. Cite,

25Kelly, R. E. Op. Cite,

26Harris J. D. Amery (ED) Times History, Vol 5, p559

Archimedes’ Mentor from Locked Gates, The Riddle Lord’s Secrets by Howard West Copyright 2011

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More than fifty years ago in my “Introduction to Greek Literature” class, I learned of Archimedes and his “Bath Tub Revelation“. Even so, in the decades since I have found that our dear little Archimedes was far wiser that the image of a little old man that ran through the streets of the capital city Syracuse, Sicily: naked and screaming. Archimedes was born 287 years before the Christian era begun in Syracuse, educated in Alexandra, Egypt and his death was recorded at the fall of Syracuse. Plutarch writes in his work on “Marcellus”: the Roman commander, about how Archimedes’ engines of war were used against the Romans in the siege of 212 years before the Christian era. Archimedes is said to have, “single handedly defended the city” by constructing what are now called solar furnaces, or Aten orb as that system was known in Karnack, Egypt. Mirrors that were to focus the Sun’s light by more than one thousand fold onto Roman ships.

Other engines of war used in that defense were based on Hercules’ Birds of Styphalian story. Archimedes used noise makers against the land forces, “immense masses of stones that came down with incredible noise and violence: against which no man could stand:” breaking the Roman army’s ranks, just as Hercules used “noise makers” to flush the Birds of Styphalian.

When you look up Archimedes word of praise that he screamed in a Greek lexicon? Eureka starts with the Greek letter Epsilon: which means:“to cover 1in a lion2and as often as not Epsilon is pronounced as an “H” sound, as in Helen3 and eureka would be pronounced as “heureca,” linking that word to the name Heurcules4. The Greek prefix and root word heur-cole that refers to. The tool or “The Splendid Gift”or inherent power linked to Hercules. A man that wore a suit of armor made of lion skin.

Hercules was a man with the right tool for each job. That is why Archimedes loved his Mentor, Hercules so much, and why Archimedes was known for discovering so many of the right tools based on the story riddles of Hercules. Could have our dear little Archimedes have written part of his own biography using the pen name Heuracleides?5 A name that means, a Son of Heurcules, but what else would you call a man like Archimedes that could tow a loaded ship on land as easily as he could on water, with Hercules’ rope of the Cretan Bull story and a few pulleys. A man that held the Roman Navy and then Army at bay with a few blinks of mercury clad copper magic mirrors and a few of Hercules’ noise makers.

The story riddles of Hercules lead Archimedes to become the father of “Experiential Science and Engineering”: Heuristic6. Sadly the children of the 21st century of the Christian era think Hercules was a super hero like Super Man: not a man that used his intellectual skills to multiply his strength or advantage. All the same, that is the point of story riddles. The plot of the story is not the Wisdom of the Riddle.

Hercules origins are not found in Greece, but in the night skies of Egypt where he is called Bau, where he is still in battle with the dreaded snake Draco.

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Surprisingly, even in the later versions of these Herculean stories you do not find a man of super human strength but a man of great wisdom and wisdom is more powerful that brute force. One of the best-known Herculean stories is, The Stuck Cart. A man had mired his cart and was unable to free his vehicle. So on the cart seat, the driver was in fervent prayer to the pantheon of the Greek gods and goddesses asking for them to free his cart. Hercules hears the man’s prayer for help; however, his response is not of a godlike benefactor, but as an exasperated father speaking to a dim-witted son.

The gods help them that help themselves.”

Then Hercules shows the driver how to multiply his own strength using levers, in so doing frees the cart. The Wisdom of this story riddle is not that prayers work: even though the driver’s prayer did work. And it was not that Hercules got the cart unstuck, which he did. The wisdom of the riddle is the lesson of fulcrums and levers. Even so, who got the credit for discovering “The Law of Levers,” Archimedes and not Hercules. Each of Hercules’ Labors held great wisdom that was camouflaged in what seems to be a fairytale, Labors that were achieved by intellectual and engineering principles. When Hercules tries in his own strength, he fails. That is the wisdom of the Hercules story riddles, “Use your head not your back,”

When Hercules cleansed King Augeas’ Ox Stable that had not been cleaned for three decades: was the cleaning of the King’s stable done by Hercules’ ability to shovel “Bull Shit” that got the job done?

No! It was hydrodynamics principles. Hercules used two dams to change the course of two rivers to flow through the stable to cleanse it’s of the massive amounts of Ox Dung. That process is used in gold mining and is known as Hydraulic Mining. And who got the credit for that field of scientific endeavor of hydrodynamics? Archimedes has been given the title of the Father of that field of scientific research.

Hercules had another problem: there was a Lion running around that had a hide that was impenetrable. That made the Nemean lion “un-defeat-able.” So how could our Hero prevail against such a beast? In many versions of this story our Hero was swallowed whole, in order that, Hercules could kill the beast from the inside by choking the beast. After the battle with that lion, our Hero fashioned himself a suit of armor, which takes us back to the Greek letter Epsilon, to be clothed with the lion. That is right Hercules got a Greek letter named after one of his Labors. Eight hundred years before the birth of Archimedes, what army used that Herculean concept from that story riddle to defeat a city that had impenetrable walls? –BINGOThe Greek army that was encamped around the City of Troy, with its impenetrable walls, though it took them a while to remember. Eventually, someone must have remembered that old Herculean Riddle. So they loaded up some men in a big Wooden Horse and left them to be swallowed by the Gates of Troy with its “Impenetrable walls.” Well we have come full circle back to the City of Troy and Cassandra. Not to worry we will get back to our Old Friends: Archimedes and Hercules later: but we will have to untie some other “Knots” first.

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1Strongs, Op. Cite,, Greek, no., 1909

2 Ibid, no., 3023

3Ibid, no.1672 24

4 Heurcules the spelling in old English

5Strongs, Op. Cite, Greek, no 2398

6Webster, 9th New Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam-Webster inc, Springfield ,1989, p.568

Locked Gates, The Riddle Lord’s Secrets by Howard West Copyright 2011 – Introduction


Unto you it is given to know the mysteries:

but unto them that are without, all these things are done in riddles:

That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand


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The Riddle Lords have always baffled the Haughty: However, the haughty hold themselves to be the Gatekeepers of Wisdom. These gatekeepers, therefore, have relegated those stories of the Riddle Lords to the status of fairy tales: stories such as of Hercules, Osiris, Isis, and Horus. The same was true about Homer’s works, and his great poems that described a civilization of chariots, fleets of ships, warriors, and palaces, which once flourished on the Greek mainland. For years the Haughty of the Scholarly World had discounted Homer’s story of the expedition to Troy; all these stories have thought to have been colossal and compelling pieces of fictions, on the same lines as today’s writers of fiction as Dean Koontz, Dan Brown, and Ann Rice.

Even so, the Wise knew perfectly well that those story form riddles, myths and legends contained deeper meanings. Aristotle (in his Metaphysics, x. 8) admits, with regard to those story form riddles hidden with in Greek mythology, that “much Wisdom had been lost”, and much “added after the mythical style,while some knowledge, “may have been preserved to our times as the remains of ancient wisdom.” Polybius a Greek historian of the Mediterranean, and world famous for his book called. “The Histories”; in which he covered in detail the period of 220-146 BC; he also confesses, changes in those riddles hidden with in myths and legends were recognized as a necessary means to (the Gatekeepers) political ends.” Michael Neander (1529-1581) a German astronomer says that the connections between the constellations of the night sky and the ancient legends and riddles were “the fragments of a tradition, which transmitted the knowledge of divine things possessed in the earliest times.”

Therefore, people like Heinrich Schliemann have burning within them a faith in the historical veracity of Homer and other Riddle Lords and have unearthed impressive evidence of the truth found in those ancient stories. Entire previously unknown civilization of vast material accomplishments and artistic achievement of a world is now revealed, Myths have now become reality as complex as Minotaur’s Labyrinth. These discoveries present the students of history with a maze of literary and archeological connections that as of yet has no path that satisfies everyone. Think of this book as a ball of thread similar to the ball thread that Ariadne gave Theseus, a ball thread that lead Theseus out of the darkness of Minotaur’s Labyrinth.

Part One


The Gates of Troy

Archimedes’ Mentor

Part Two

Power of the Sun


The Golden Shields of Solomon

The Stone Puzzle of Aten

Winds of Egypt

Daytime North Star

Part Three

Water in the Desert

Ramps Verses Crocodiles

The Legacy of Isis, Metzrayim

Resurrection of Osiris

Earth Changes c. 10,500 B.C.

Part Four

The Past and Future Collide

The Pyramid Cross-Referenced to the Stars

Return of the Caliph

Final Flood



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Truth that is Outside Organized Religion and Atheism

“Truth is to be searched for as fine gold.” However, Pilate asked, What is truth?”  that query is  one of the Three Fundamental Questions that all thinking men and women have pondered. Some people think, that experience and memories of past experience being used as material for the processing of analyzing enabling  a pattern of  a permanent and unvarying  reference can be used as a yard stick to hold when judging concepts and theories ”.  In most cases that is a valid yard stick, however, if  a concept is outside the experience of the one judging, they will be held captive inside the Locked Gates of those experiences. They, therefore, are with out vision of what is beyond their experience.  Many other people reason, “Truth is common opinion grounded on hearsay and habit”: the problem with that form of judgment is if concept is outside the knowledge of ones peers or people that they are depend on for guidance, therefore, if they believe an  unreliable or out of date witness’ accounts as  fact: the judgment is made void and the person judgment is subject to other’s invalid opinions. The Nazis knew if youtell an untruth often enough with conviction, peculiarly if you put it in print, people will believe that lie and would  become a wide spread tradition held as truth.”


Enoch 68

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from Qumran Cave 7

He (Armers) taught men to understand writing, and the use of ink and paper. Therefore, numerous have been those who have gone astray from every period of the world, even to this day… But by this their knowledge they perish, and by this also its power consumes them.

Ockham (Occam)  believed that by: shaving an argument into its simplest terms is how to find the validity  of a statement”. A concept which is made invalid if the “Truth” is deliberately hidden with in a way to throw off those who are lazy and foolish along with the enemies of the presenter of that truth. Even so, the Wise knew perfectly well that those myths and legends from around the Eastern Mediterranean contained deeper meanings.  Aristotle his  admits, with regard to Greek mythology,

Meta-Physics, x. 8


“That much Wisdom had been lost, and much added after the mythical style, though the truth may have been preserved to our times as the remains of ancient wisdom.”.

The Book of Secrets.

Cave 4 Qumran

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I shall speak out freely, and I shall express my various sayings among you for those who would understand the dark hidden secrets and conundrums,, that they propose and those who would penetrate the origins of knowledge, along with those who hold fast to the wonderful mysteries. Hidden from those who walk in simplicity as well as those who are devious in every activity of the deeds of humanity Hidden from those with a stiff neck, a hard-headed, and all the mass of the fools who reject God.


Conundrums, are the customs of the fool who reject God and the inheritance of the wise that understand their meanings. Now what good is the conundrums to you, you who search for the origins of knowledge? Why is the heart honored, for it is the dominion and understanding of the conundrums? Why is it splendid to you, for it is the key to the mysteries? Why is a prince of conundrums made an adviser of the Ruler? A man without strength, and he dominates him the ruler with a whip that cost nothing.

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Deception to conceal the truth as in the Wooden Horse that the Greeks used was the “Common Trick” in Eastern Mediterranean Mythology. Within their stories were hidden answers to a great number of the most puzzling aspects of their History. Answers locked away, woven into their religions, myths, and legends. The Semitic people described this concept of dissimulation, as a “Khood 1” which implied a knot or a snarl of silk thread; or the word “chiydah2”: a conundrum. The complementary word was “mashah,3 h v m ” the unwinding of a silk worm cocoon. However, to manufacture a silk piece of cloth you must first have thread. Therefore, you must find the end of the silk worm’s last strand that he had spun around himself. Then carefully unravel that last strand as the cocoon sits floating in water. Then thousands of strands per-inch were used in the manufacture of silk cloth. A process that is far more time consuming than the production of felt cloth; where you smash short unsorted fibers together to produce, a cloth for the Common Folk. The genesis of this process of silk production dates back thousands of years ago to Egypt. Though the Art was lost in antiquity, nevertheless, traces of that production can be seen in the language of the Semitic people. One of the most famous of the Hebrew leaders was a man named, Moses 4  h v m and his name was derived from that same Hebrew root word as “mashah5 h v m ” and he too was drawn up from the water of the Nile in a Cocoon of Bulrushes.

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The title Messiah, h y v m or The  LORD  of Mashah or Zader Yiger Mantchih: “The Silken Man”,6  also comes from that same Semitic root word as “mashah” h v m, however,  the Yod  y is added: Messiah  h y v m therefore ending with the “Sacred Name” or LORD   y h Iah  7  

The synonym for this Semitic concept of the “Mashah” h v m in the ancient Greek secular world was derived from its root words of para,8be close to or run alongside” and bolo9to be thrown off or redirected.” There are many words that have those root words, and most of which still hold true to the basic meaning of the Greek as: parallel, paraboloid, and parabolic. Even so, for some strange reason the Religious Crowd change the meaning of parable to mean,An illustration given to make a concept clear for the Common folk. Though, the “Book” that they say confirms this concept says just the opposite  and refers to the concept of a conundrum :

Isaiah 13:13 10 

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The reason that I speak to them in parables 11( mashah h v m ) is that seeing they will not perceive; and hearing they will not understand.

Solomon said: in Proverbs 1:5-6 12

The Wise will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsel; so he can understand parables13 ( mashah h v m ) and their interpretation of the words of the wise, And their (chiydah)14 Dark Sayings.

These Conundrums or chiydah were used as a system to keep the Storytellers secrets from their Enemies and the Common Folk. This system has worked well, almost too well. The answers to those Eastern Mediterranean cultures most baffling secrets, have been pasted on from one generation to the next generation camouflaged within the essence of these stories, unchanged, and locked in myths and legends of sex, violence, gods, goddesses and the super natural. The mashah was a premise of the unwinding of threads to guide us through the maze of ignorance to the light of wisdom is a concept that was taught in the Greek story of the hero of the virgins of Athens. Theseus went to the labyrinth of Minotaur  to take those young people’s place in darkness, and to do battle with that half-man-beast. Theseus knew he had no hope of escaping the darkness of the Labyrinth, even if he defeated Minotaur. Luckily? Theseus had an admirer, the King’s daughter Ariadne; this young woman gave Theseus the key to unlock the riddle of the Labyrinth: a simple ball of thread, thread that was able to lead Theseus out of the maze of darkness into the light of day.

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So why is this Wisdom so important that we must unwind these silk threads or conundrums? Because they contain answers hidden in “Dark Sayings” (chiydah) that are outside the knowledge of the most educated people of the 21th century. Alchemy is a case in point, the Alchemists, who had learned the trick of turning Base Metals silver, loved this Game of deception through camouflage. The key to Alchemists Magic was the element mercury also known as quicksilver. This liquid metal was known in Time’s Past as an “Anointing Oil.” The eternal question has been, “How do you turn a clean Base Metal coin, silver and then golden?” This is a well-known process that has been used in the refining of gold for thousands of years; yet, the truth of the Magic of Alchemy has eluded the Common Folk. All that is needed is a drop of quicksilver that was rubbed into the clean coin in so doing the mercury quickly spreads, turning the coin silver like in appearance. The mercury would then spread out on the coin like oil on water. The coin then has a thin silver mirror finish. If you scratch the coin the mercury instantly fills the scratch, so the coin seems to be solid silver, therefore, a copper penny would seem to be a silver dime. Here in the “States” our Government has learned the Alchemist trick: our coins have a copper core and a bright silvery, finish, though not with mercury. Sadly the Common Folk here in the States value those coins as if they were solid silver. Our government has learned the value of the Alchemist trick to debase our currency and the Common Folk have not.

To turn the Alchemist silver coin to a golden one is almost as simple, though the process does require a very tiny amount of microscopic gold. The Alchemist silver coin is suspended in water and a mixture with a yellow or red sulfur to hide the tiny flecks of microscopic gold. The coin in the slurry is then agitated. This allows the stickiest of the oily quicksilver to capture the microscopic flakes of gold, which turns the coin golden with a coating, a veneer so thin that the tiny amount of gold looks solid. The Alchemist’s silver and gold are the keys to understanding many of mysteries the Eastern Mediterranean cultures of the past.

The “Gatekeepers of knowledge” of today both atheist and the organized religious crowd  understands these Dark Sayings such as Alchemy as clearly as the people of Troy understood “The Secret“ contained in that Large Wooden Horse that their Gate Keepers brought through their gates into their city. A people that could describe the Horse’s outside in great detail and could give you a long list of Common people and of the Intellectual leaders of Troy that would describe the Wooden Horse in exactly the same way, EXCEPT THAT ACCURSED CASSANDRA: and what did she get for her truthful statements? First  she was ridiculed, then rape by Ajax and finally hacked to pieces by Clytemnestra,


Even though much Truth has been hidden outside the Locked Gates of mainstream academia, much of that lost knowledge is revealed in the E-book Locked Gates By Howard West


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1Strongs, James, Hebrew Dictionary of the Old Testament, Madison, NJ, 1890 , no. 2330

2Ibid, no. 2420

3Ibid, no., 4912, 4897

4Ibid, no. 4872

5Ibid, no.4871

6The Silken Man: Zader Yiger Mantchih in Yiddish ,

7Strongs, James, Hebrew Dictionary of the Old Testament, Madison, NJ, 1890, H . 4899

8Strongs, James, Greek Dictionary of the New Testament, Madison, NJ, 1890, G, 3846

9Ibid, . G,906

10Isaiah 13:13, Qumran Cave one, Isaiah second copy

11Strongs, James, Hebrew Dictionary of the Old Testament, Madison, NJ, 1890, H.4871

12Lamsa, G. M., The Holy Bible :from the ancient Eastern text -The Peshitta-; San Francisco : Harper & Row,1957: Proverbs 1:5-6

13Strongs, James, Hebrew Dictionary of the Old Testament, Madison, NJ, 1890, H.4871

14Ibid, H. 2420

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