|Ever-Burning Lamps of the
Collection by Russo
Think about if you found a small burning lamp hidden
deep in an ancient vault. This enigmatic lamp, which
is in perfect state of preservation, has burned
incessantly without fuel for the last two millennia.
What would you think about this astonishing
Is it a magical object? A work of the
Gods? Perhaps some evil working? Proof of highly
advanced technology in the past? Could this be that
our ancestors discovered the secret of eternal
"Now the House of Solomon the
King was illuminated as by day, for in his wisdom he
had made shining pearls which were like unto the
sun, the moon and the stars in the roof of his
house. " (From: "The Queen of Sheba and Her Only Son
The world hears of the
discovery of a "secret" Egyptian city
This is how the unearthing of a lost city was
reported in one
In spite of amazing discoveries,
the stark truth is that the early history of Egypt
remains largely unknown and therefore unmapped
territory. It is not possible, then, to say precisely
how miles of underground passageways and chambers
beneath the Giza Plateau were lit, but one thing is
for sure: unless the ancients could see in the dark,
the vast subterranean areas were somehow illuminated.
The same question is addressed of the interior of the
Great Pyramid, and Egyptologists have agreed that
flaming torches were not used, for ceilings had not
been blackened with residual smoke.
From what is currently known about subsurface
passageways under the Pyramid Plateau, it is possible
to determine that there are at least three miles of
passageways 10 to 12 storeys below ground level. Both
the Book of the Dead and the Pyramid Texts make
striking references to "The Light-makers", and that
extraordinary description may have referred to a body
of people responsible for lighting the subterranean
areas of their complexes.
Iamblichus recorded a fascinating account that was
found on a very ancient Egyptian papyrus held in a
mosque in Cairo. It was part of a 100 BC story by an
unknown author about a group of people who gained
entry to underground chambers around Giza
for exploratory purposes. They described their
We came to a chamber. When we entered, it became
automatically illuminated by light from a tube being
the height of one man's hand [approx. 6 inches or
15.24 cm] and thin, standing vertically in the corner.
As we approached the tube, it shone brighter. . .the
slaves were scared and ran away in the direction from
which we had come! When I touched it, it went out. We
made every effort to get the tube to glow again,
but it would no longer provide light. In some chambers
the light tubes worked and in others they did not.
We broke open one of the tubes and it bled beads of
silver coloured liquid that ran fastly around the
floor until they disappeared between the cracks
As time went on, the light tubes gradually began to
fail and the priests removed them and stored them in
an underground vault they specially built southeast of
the plateau. It was their belief that the light tubes
were created by their beloved Imhotep, who would some
day return to make them work once again.
It was common practice among early Egyptians to seal
lighted lamps in the sepulchres of their dead as
offerings to their god or for the deceased to find
their way to the "other side". Among the tombs near
Memphis (and in the Brahmin temples of India), lights
were found operating in sealed chambers and vessels,
but sudden exposure to air extinguished them or caused
their fuel to evaporate.(6)
Greeks and Romans later followed the custom, and the
tradition became generally established-not only that
of actual burning lamps, but miniature reproductions
made in terracotta were buried with the dead. Some
lamps were enclosed in circular vessels for
protection, and instances are recorded where the
original oil was found perfectly preserved in them
after more than 2,000 years. There is ample proof from
eyewitnesses that lamps were burning when the
sepulchres were sealed, and it was declared by later
bystanders that they were still burning when the
vaults were opened hundreds of years later.
The possibility of preparing a fuel that would renew
itself as rapidly as it was consumed was a source of
considerable controversy among mediaeval authors, and
numerous documents exist outlining their arguments.
After due consideration of evidence at hand, it seemed
well within the range of possibility that ancient
Egyptian priest-chemists manufactured lamps that
burned if not indefinitely then at least for
considerable periods of time.
authorities have written on the subject of
everburning lamps, with W. Wynn Westcott estimating
that the number of writers who have given the
subject consideration as more than 150 and H. P.
Blavatsky as 173. While conclusions reached by
different authors are at a variance, a majority
admitted the existence of the phenomenal lamps. Only
a few maintained that the lamps would burn forever,
but many were willing to concede that they might
remain alight for several centuries without
replenishment of fuel.
It was generally believed that the wicks of those
perpetual lamps were made of braided or woven
asbestos, called by early alchemists "salamander's
wool". The fuel appeared to have been one of the
products of alchemical research, possibly produced in
the temple on Mt Sinai. Several formulae for making
fuel for the lamps were preserved, and in H. P.
Blavatsky's profound work, Isis Unveiled, the author
reprinted two complicated formulae from earlier
authors of a fuel that "when made and lighted, will
burn with a perpetual flame and you may set this lamp
in any place where you please ".
Some believe the fabled perpetual lamps of temples to
be cunning mechanical contrivances, and some quite
humorous explanations have been extended.
In Egypt, rich underground deposits of asphalt and
petroleum exist, and some would have it that priests
connected asbestos wicks by a secret duct to an oil
deposit, which in turn connected to one or more lamps.
Others thought that the belief that lamps burned
indefinitely in tombs was the result of the fact that
in some cases fumes resembling smoke poured forth from
the entrances of newly opened vaults. Parties going in
later, and discovering lamps scattered about the
floor, assumed that they were the source of the fumes.
There were some well-documented stories concerning the
discovery of ever-burning lamps not only in Egypt but
also in other parts of the world.
De Montfaucon de Villars gave this fascinating account
of the opening of the vault of Rosicrucian Christian
Rosenkreuz. When the Brethren entered the tomb of
their illustrious founder 120 years after his death,
they found a perpetual lamp brightly shining in a
suspended manner from the ceiling. "There was a statue
in armour [a robot] which destroyed the source of
light when the chamber was opened."7 That is strangely
similar to the accounts of Arab historians who claimed
that automatons guarded galleries under the Great
A 17th-century account recorded another story about a
robot. In central England, a curious tomb was found
containing an automaton that moved when an intruder
stepped upon certain stones in the floor of the vault.
At that time, the Rosicrucian controversy was at its
height, so it was decided that the tomb was that of a
Rosicrucian initiate. A countryman discovered the tomb
entered and found the interior brilliantly lit by a
lamp hanging from the ceiling. As he walked toward the
light, his weight depressed the floor stones and, at
once, a seated figure in heavy armour began to move.
Mechanically it rose to its feet and struck the lamp
with an iron baton, destroying it and thus effectively
preventing the discovery of the secret substance that
maintained the flame. How long the lamp had burned was
unknown, but the report said that it had been for a
considerable number of years.
of many papers, the Sunday Express of 7 July 1935.
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ARCHEOLOGY: The Lost Caves of Giza - FEATURE
Beneath the pyramids of Egypt lies a lost
underworld of catacombs, hewn chambers and cave
tunnels that have remained unexplored for hundreds of
years. They are alluded to in ancient texts and Arab
legends, but have been left unexplored until today.
They have now been rediscovered and investigated for
the first time. What exactly does this subterranean
realm tell us about the pyramids, their relationship
to the stars and the mythical origins of Egyptian
civilization? Discover for yourself as we explore the
"Lost Caves of Giza."
Re: The Caves under Giza
We covered that back at ATS when Collins first made
the announcement. We have the files here;
They were announced during our ISIS thread Page 16
The finder of the caves, Andrew Collins, even
posted at ATS. We actually wrote the guys who
did the ground penetrating adar Those files are
posted in the link above. Zahi Hawass denied it but we
caught him red handed... exiting those caves.
In the book THE CAVE OF THE ANCIENTS - the Tibetan
Lobsang Rampa talks about these kind of lamps: short
" ...One sequence
of pictures showed a group of thoughtful men
planning what they termed a "Time Capsule" (what we
called "The Cave of the Ancients"), wherein they
could store for later generations working models of
their machines and a complete, pictorial record of
their culture and lack of it. Immense machines
excavated the living rock. Hordes of men installed
the models and the machines. We saw the cold light
spheres hoisted in place, inert radio-active
substances giving off light for millions of years.
Inert in that it could not harm humans, active in
that the light would continue almost until the end
of Time itself.
We found that we could understand the language,
then the explanation was shown, that we were
obtaining the "speech" telepathically. Chambers such
as this, or "Time Capsules", were concealed beneath
the sands of Egypt, beneath a pyramid in South
America, and at a certain spot in Siberia. Each
place was marked by the symbol of the times; the
Sphinx. We saw the great statues of the Sphinx,
which did not originate in Egypt, and we received an
explanation of its form. Man and animals talked and
worked together in those far-off days. The cat was
the most perfect animal for power and intelligence.
Man himself is an animal, so the Ancients made a
figure of a large cat body to indicate power and
endurance, and upon the body they put the breasts
and head of a woman. The head was to indicate human
intelligence and reason, while the breasts indicated
that Man and Animal could draw spiritual and mental
nourishment each from the other. That Symbol was
then as common as is Statues of Buddha, or the Star
of David, or the Crucifix at the present day.
We saw oceans with great floating cities, which
Dr T Lobsang Rampa
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From Ancient Times
Lamps that kept on burning without
using any fuel were discovered all over the world
during the Middle Ages. These lamps were sealed into
tombs, supposedly to ensure the deceased had light to
guide them on their way to the afterlife.
Some of these tombs were opened
years later, and the lamps were still
burning.Superstitious types became terrified of this
phenomenon, destroying any ever-burning lamp they came
across. People accused pagan priests of trickery.
Others simply refused to believe that a lamp could
burn for an indefinite period of time. The vast
majority claimed that the Devil was to blame.
Speculation was also rife that
Hebrew communities had discovered and preserved what
today is known as electricity. According to the
legend, a French rabbi named Jechiele possessed a lamp
that could light up by itself, with no fuel or wick.
Jechiele, according to this tale, invented a special
button that would discharge an electric current to his
metal door knocker.
If someone touched the door
knocker at the same time the rabbi touched the nail,
the person would receive a shock and double over.Even
with electricity being a common thing nowadays, all
who have tried to replicate the ever-burning lamps
have failed. Therefore the question remains: How were
these lamps able to keep burning for hundreds of years
The Initiates of the Flame
1922. Hall, the American
philosopher, in over a period of 20 years of dynamic
public activity, has steadfastly sought recognition
of the belief that world civilization can only be
perfected when human beings meet on a common ground
of intelligence, cooperation and worthy purpose. The
Initiates of the Flame is a reverent and inspired
tribute to the ancient wisdom teachings. Though
mystical in spirit, this work explains many keys to
esoteric philosophy. See other titles by this author
available from Kessinger Publishing.
realize that even at the present stage of
civilization in this world, there are souls who,
like the priests of the ancient temples, walk
the earth and watch and guard the sacred fires
that burn upon the altar of humanity.
Purified ones they are,
who have renounced the life of this sphere in
order to guard and protect the Flame, that
spiritual principle in man, now hidden beneath
the ruins of his fallen temple.
But the Flame did not
die. Like the spirit of which it is the essence,
it cannot die, because it is life, and life
cannot cease to be. In some wilderness of land
or sea it rested once again, and there rose a
mighty nation around that flame. So history goes
on through the ages.
Let us find this Flame
and also serve it, realizing that it is in all
created things, that all are one because all are
part of that eternal Flame, the fire of spirit,
the life and power of the universe."Excerpted
from "The Initiates of the Flame"
TEACHINGS OF ALL AGES
by Manly P. Hall
[1928, copyright not renewed]
Credit: John William Waterhouse
"Ever-burning lamps have been
discovered in all parts of the world. Not only the
Mediterranean countries but also India, Tibet,
China, and South America have contributed records of
lights which burned continuously without fuel."
"In a tomb on the Appian Way
which was opened during the papacy of Paul III was
found a burning lamp which had remained alight in a
hermetically sealed vault for nearly 1,600 years.
According to an account written by a contemporary, a
body--that of a young and beautiful girl with long
golden hair--was found floating in an unknown
transparent liquid and as well preserved as though
death had occurred but a few hours before."
"Some of the lamps were
enclosed in circular vessels for protection; and
instances have been recorded in which the original
oil was found in them, in a perfect state of
preservation, after more than 2,000 years. [...]
After due consideration of the evidence at hand, it
seems well within the range of possibility that the
ancient priest-chemists did manufacture lamps that
burned, if not indefinitely, at least for
considerable periods of time. [...] Only a few
maintained that the lamps would burn forever, but
many were willing to concede that they might remain
alight for several centuries without replenishment
of the fuel."
Manly P. Hall / The Secret Teachings of all Ages
Rosicrucians: Their Rites and Mysteries
Hargrave Jennings presents a
fascinating look at and interpretation of the
philosophy and nature of the Rosicrucian Order in this
classic work. It is an indispensable work for any
student of the Rosicrucians or the Mysteries Schools.
"This book, which now leaves our
hands, concentrates in a small compass the results of
very considerable labour, and the diligent study of
very many books in languages living and dead. It
purports to be a history (for the first time treated
seriously in English) of the famous Order of the
'Rose-Cross', or of the 'Rosicrucians'. No student of
the occult philosophy need, however, fear that we
shall not most carefully keep guard--standing sentry
(so to speak) not only over this, which is, by far,
the pre-eminent, but also over those other recondite
systems which are connected with the illustrious
Rosicrucians." Includes a clickable Table of Contents.
Rosicrucians: Their Rites and Mysteries
Rosicrucians: Their Rites and Mysteries - [PDF][Archived]
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