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Aligning Your Pyramid
One of the most interesting things that I have observed about pyramids, is that they seem to have very different results for different people. If what Ramtha claims is true--that they act as an amplifier to one's thoughts--then it would make sense that it will only amplify what one believes about them. If indeed a pyramid can amplify the thoughts and beliefs of the person--or the Observer--interacting with it, then it basically throws out the window much hope of creating a scientific experiment involving pyramids that could be repeated by everyone else getting the exact same results. So I guess the moral of the story is to just go back into your pyramid and happily create what you want, even if it is "scientifically impossible."
What does all of my ramblings have to do with aligning your pyramid? Well, if you ask 10 pyramidologists the best way to align a pyramid, you will get 11 different answers. Many researchers have claimed to get the best experimental results from non-metallic pyramids aligned to true north. This makes sense to me, as the Great Pyramid (which is made of stone, not metal) is within 1/20 of a degree off of true north. And it is possible that it was even more accurately aligned when it was built, due to continental shift. But then others have said their beliefs that the Great Pyramid was actually originally aligned to magnetic north when it was built. Patrick Flanagan claims that his experiments show that all pyramids, metallic and non-metallic alike, are more effective when aligned to magnetic north. And Ra, from the Law of One material, suggests that it should be aligned to either magnetic north or 20 degrees east of magnetic north. Ramtha, on the other hand, says that metallic pyramids should be aligned to magnetic north, while non-metallic ones should be aligned to true north. In case you didn't know, the magnetic north pole is not at the same location as the north pole. In fact, the magnetic north pole is in northern Canada, and hence why the direction that your compass points is not necessarily the same direction that true north actually is.
But perhaps even more important than how it is aligned is where it is sitting. The Great Pyramid is said to have subterranean waterways beneath it which play a large role in power of a pyramid. There appears to be a lot of evidence indicating that the earth is a living entity with her own meridians, ley lines, and vortexes. I would imagine that they might be equivalent to the chakras of the body on the earth. Supposedly, a skilled dowser can detect these cross points on the earth, as well as flowing subterranean rivers. I have only skimmed this free online book, but I think it goes into great detail about ley lines, and instruments the author has been able to use to measure them scientifically.
I truly believe that the earth is alive, brimming with energy that changes with every step you take. I believe that we can all sense that when we tune into ourselves while we are walking slowly. If you can find a dowser to help you locate a ley line to place your pyramid upon, great. But ultimately, I would encourage you to tune into that inner barometer to help you decide where the best place is to put your pyramid, as well as the best way to align it.
When I talk about aligning a pyramid, I am talking about aligning any one of its four sides, not its corners. So, for example, if you were to align a pyramid to true north, then two of its sides will be going in a north-south direction, and the other two in an east-west direction.
There are a few different ways to align a pyramid. Using a compass is one of the simplest ways to align a pyramid to magnetic north, but is also prone to the most error. Be sure to use a reasonably good compass that has a steady needle. The needle wobbles back and forth and can change direction whenever you move it in the bad ones. Another issue is that any magnetic field can affect the needle, including the electrical lines in your house. In the past, I have encouraged people using a compass to align a pyramid inside a house to shut off their power first so it doesn't affect the compass. However, I have come to realize that if there is any objective truth to Flanagan's work (mentioned above), maybe it is actually better if you don't, as according to his experimental observations, any magnetic field has an influence on the pyramid. If you are aligning your pyramid to magnetic north, then you are simply aligning one of the four sides of the pyramid in the same direction that the needle points to. You can also use a compass to align your pyramid to true north, but you will need to know what your magnetic declination is first. This is the angle of difference between true north and magnetic north, which varies based upon where you live. If you have decided to used this method to align it to true north, click here to find out what it is. In this case, I would definitely recommend that you shut off your power if it is to be inside a house. Here is picture aligning a pyramid to true north with a compass where I live. Note that my declination is about 15 degrees east of north. What that means is that the needle on the compass points 15 degrees to the east (or right) of true north, so therefore I will be aligning one of the four sides 15 degrees to the left of where the needle points:
One of the most accurate ways to align a pyramid to true north is to use the sun. You can even do it for a pyramid inside, but it involves extra steps, unless you happen to have a window in the right location of your room. The method involves using the shadow of the sun when it is exactly due east, due west, due south (for people who live in the northern hemisphere), or due north (for people who live in the southern hemisphere). The trick to this method is to know exactly when it is due east, west, north, or south, and having an accurate watch. I live in the northern hemisphere for example, so I might want to know when it is exactly due south, which is otherwise known as the solar noon. The solar noon is NOT when it says 12:00 on your watch. It varies day-by-day due to the equation of time, as well as daylight savings time, when in effect.
In order for me to find out what time exactly is the solar noon for where I live, I go to this website and move the nearest pin on the map to my location. I make sure to zoom in and move the pin closer and closer to where I live. Once it is within less than a mile (the closer, the better), it tells me exactly what time it will be for my location on that day in the box below. It is very important to make sure to tick the DST box under the time zone box if you are in daylight savings time. So for me, on the day that I write this, the solar noon where I live is at exactly 12:56:21. So if it is a sunny day, and I hang a plumb bob, I will have a true north-south shadow at exactly 12:56:21.
What if it is spring or summer, and the sun is too high to make a long enough shadow? Or what if you don't have a south-facing window in the room you are using but you have an east or west one? Then you will want to find out exactly when the sun is due east, or due west. Remember, a pyramid will have two sides aligned north-south, and two sides aligned east-west, so finding an east-west line is just as effective as finding a north-south line. It can also be an advantage outside too during the spring or summer, as it will cast a longer shadow and therefore be more accurate.
The method to find the right time when the sun is exactly due east or due west is a little bit trickier. You would go to the same site for finding the time of the solar noon. After finding your location, you will need to do some trial and error, entering into the "Local Time" box different times until the "Az/El" box at the lower right reads exactly 90 degrees (due east) or 270 degrees (due west). "Az/El" stands for "Azimuth" and "Elevation". The Azimuth box (the first of the two boxes) is the one you are interested in.
So now that you have the exact time you want, you will need to set up a plumb bob. If you are inside, hang your plumb bob on a hook or nail above the window you will be using so that it hangs freely and doesn't touch either the floor or the wall. It should be maybe a half-inch or so just above the floor. Mark on your floor with masking tape, with one edge of it lining up directly under the center of the plumb bob. If you are outside, hopefully it is not too windy. Tie the plumb bob on a stick between two ladders, on a tree, make a tripod, or have someone help you by holding it. On bare ground, insert a small nail directly under the plumb bob. Make sure it is not moving when you do this.
Make sure the steps above are done well before the appointed time. Then, right at the exact time, mark another spot from the shadow cast at the top of the string. Depending upon how high it is, the shadow from the string will likely be diffuse and blurry. It can help to see it by laying a white piece of paper on the floor or the ground. Inside, stick the edge of the second piece of masking tape in the center of the shadow. Outside, stick in a small nail. From your two nails or two edges of masking tape, you should have a very accurate north-south line.
If the line needs to be moved in order to match up with one of the sides of where you want your pyramid to be, you can measure over the same distance from both points, but be sure to use a carpenter's square or some other right angle (like a book) so both measurements are perpendicular from your original north-south line.
What if you don't have any windows that will work inside your room? Another option, if you want to use the sun instead of a compass in order to find true north, is to cast a north-south or east-west shadow line along one of the walls outside of your house. Once you get a N-S or E-W line leading up to the wall, you will need to measure that angle with a protractor and then transpose that angle off of one of the parallel walls in the room where your pyramid will be (make sure it is a parallel wall, not a perpendicular wall):
You don't need a fancy digital protractor like I have, just a simple one where you can lock the angle.
So those are the two main methods to align your pyramid. If you want to align it to magnetic north, simply use a compass. For true north, you have two options, and one is simpler than the other. It is up to you. There are other possibilities as well that I will briefly go into here, should you find another option that you like better:
A digital compass on a cell phone is perhaps one of the easiest methods, as it should point to true north and you don't have to worry about declination (though all programs are different, so I can't say for sure). However, these are also influenced by magnetic fields and the accuracy of the different digital compasses out there can vary widely, so the jury is still out with this option.
You may also be able to use Google Earth to find true north, and can even use their measuring tool to find the angle to one of the walls of your house relative to true north and then use a protractor to measure the angle off of one of the walls near where the pyramid will be. Depending upon the situation, the accuracy may be pretty good, but there are lots of opportunities for errors and mistakes, as well, so unless you know what you are doing, it is not my first recommendation.
I have heard mixed reviews on the accuracy of a GPS compass, though if you were tricky, you might be able to use visible landmarks from your site and trigonometry to calculate a pretty accurate measurement of true north.
Another way to find true north is to use a gyro compass, which can be pretty accurate, if you are willing to shell out as much as $3,000 for one.
Using the North Star could be even more accurate than the solar alignment method, but it is even more complicated, doesn't work too well inside (unless you have a north-facing window), and works only in the northern hemisphere. I believe a sextant can be used in this method, but also requires skill to do it accurately. Also, the North Star is about 3/4ths of a degree off of the North Celestial Pole, so you need to know at what time during the night it is actually aligned to true north as it makes its tiny arc in the night sky.
There is a trick to knowing when the North Star is directly in line with true north. There are two times during every 24-hour period when it is: once, when it is directly at the top of the circle in the diagram above, and the second time when it is directly at the bottom of the circle. In the diagram above, if you were to draw a line going from Polaris (the North Star) through the North Celestial Pole and out towards the Big Dipper, it would meet at the bend in the handle. So when that star is either straight above or straight below the North Star, then it is directly in line with true north.