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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 08:52 PM
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Egyptian pyramid closes briefly over 11/11/11 rumour mill
Source: The Guardian

Giza's Great Pyramid, according to reports, target of new age or masonic events to mark not so rare calendrical moment

Jack Shenker in Cairo | Friday November 11 2011 19.39 GMT

It has stood tall for over 4,500 years, withstanding wars, freak weather events and even the occasional revolution. But on Friday Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza was confronted with what some feared would be its biggest threat yet: two crystals, a "ceremony of love" and several hundred "human angels" seeking to form a protective shield around the earth.

The tale of Giza's brush with new age spiritualism which ended with the popular tourist attraction being partially closed off to visitors following newspaper reports of planned Masonic rituals inside the pyramid has gripped Egypt for days, after reports surfaced that shadowy groups were planning events at the site to mark the palindromic moment when the clock ticked over to the 11th minute of the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month in the 11th year of the new millennium.

What began as a single meditation ceremony planned by a Polish organisation who claimed their activities would help save the earth from cosmic catastrophes quickly mushroomed into something far larger, with outfits as diverse as the "Universal Kabbalah Network" and the "11.11.11 Gathering of Souls" announcing that they too would be converging on the last remaining ancient wonder of the world to hug, worship or simply climb inside the structure and be healed by the sacred power within.

Panicked by unconfirmed rumours in the local press that the activities would include Masonic rituals and the attempted placing of a Jewish Star of David atop the pyramid itself, the authorities moved this week to shut down access to the Great Pyramid altogether, blaming essential maintenance work for the move. The decision was taken after Egyptologists denounced the various ceremonies and a series of campaigns sprung up online to oppose them, including one spearheaded by an offshoot of the revolutionary April 6th movement, whose members vowed to hold a sit-in at the Giza complex and block access to new age revellers.

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Confusious Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 05:13 AM
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1. They should keep it open
but have the straight jackets and padded wagons out front.

Ship a whole mess off to the funny farm at once!
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:09 AM
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2. BBC News link
However the head of Egypt's antiquities authority said the pyramid had been closed until Saturday morning for "necessary maintenance" only.

The Great Pyramid houses the ancient tomb of the Pharaoh Khufu. Two nearby pyramids and the Sphinx remained open.


Both he and the head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mustafa Amin, said the pyramid was closed for maintenance after the large number of visitors during the Eid al-Adha holiday last week.

Reports of planned ceremonies at the site were "completely lacking in truth," Mr Amin said.
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d_r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 09:52 AM
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3. man there are a lot of nutty people
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