The Isis Thesis begins with an Abstract of the study as an advance organizer. After this, we begin our quest to restore the effaced Egyptian sign, so that the Pharaohs' lost knowledge is restored to history. To aid understanding for all readers, Part One reviews method, sources, and the major ideas in the Pyramid Texts and the Coffin Texts. Analyzing textual advice, we map the Pharaohs' path to Eternity, discovering space physics evidence for actual energy landscapes that match Egyptian descriptions. Part Two examines the quantum world of the cell, for the Egyptian signs are dual-signified. We discover that the macroscopic earth system operates like a tiny bacterium. As the legendary alchemist Hermes Trismegistus said, "What is below is like that which is above." Part Three deconstructs the Amduat, a book often called the Egyptian Heaven and Hell, describing a journey through a black-hole protein funnel. Next, we analyze The Book of Gates, another Middle Kingdom text found in the great tombs of the Pharaohs. Briefly, we peer into The Book of Caverns. In Part Four, we explore the mystifying Book of Two Ways that still intrigues religious scholars, the New Kingdom Edifice of Taharqa, and the popular New Kingdom Book of the Dead, including the Theban Recension. As a corpus, these texts are unified in their presentation of Egyptian Science that centers around predicted chemical events in the afterlife of the Deceased. We close our investigation in Part Five with an evaluation of the Egyptian legacy and its links to String Theory, black hole theory, inflationary cosmology, and world religious perspectives.
Covering eight funerary texts within one book was a massive task that presented several difficulties. The first problem was how to address the large range of interconnected and dual-signified signs that have confused scholars for centuries. In an attempt to understand these signs with no intrusions, I became a full-time independent researcher for three years, leaving my college teaching and grant-writing career in 2001. This allowed me the opportunity to carefully decode the meaning of the signs and catalogue them in matrices with modern science parallels.
The second problem was the depth of cutting-edge scientific knowledge embedded in the Egyptian texts. Fortunately, nonstop satellite Internet access allowed research opportunities any time of the day or night. Also, excellent online university tutorials and courses in biology, chemistry, physics and genetics deepened my knowledge. Thanks to the efforts of the Otsego County Library and their interlibrary loans, I was able to obtain unusual texts such as The Edifice of Taharqa by Richard A. Parker, Jean LeClant and Jean-Claude Goyon. Other texts such as Alexandre Piankoff's impressive Portfolio of Plates photographed from the Tomb of Ramesses VI were invaluable.
The third problem centered on the complexity of the funerary texts, which required numerous reviews of each text. To resolve the complexity issue and aid research and understanding, I compared the Old Kingdom Pyramid Texts and Middle Kingdom Coffin Texts, listing the major Egyptian themes or Idea Strands in an Appendix for the reader. This should also be helpful to critics who have not read the funerary texts. However, an ideal critique of The Isis Thesis rests on the critic having read all the funerary texts addressed. Constructive criticism can only result when Egyptologists, scientists and professionals in related disciplines work together to expand or modify the ideas within this work.
Although the thesis addresses more than one scientific discipline, students of general-level science, teachers and professionals should find it interesting. I have provided diagrams and matrices, along with definitions of scientific terms within the text, online resources in the References denoted by an asterisk, and a glossary of Egyptian deities and terms to aid understanding. The argument addresses ten objectives in Part One through Part Four that guide the reader to conclusions and possibilities in Part Five. Some of the issues noted in the thesis are more controversial than those of the story. Was the birth of science in Egypt? Can human consciousness exist after Death? Can we take control of our afterlife? Is God a quantum life-form modeling complex viral behavior?
Although the textual references and signs taken individually may be vague, the 870 decoded signs as a whole exhibit a unified matrix of Egyptian Science that mirrors and surpasses the knowledge of modern scientists. Is the scientific afterlife knowledge of the Pharaohs useful to living human beings? That is for you to decide.
I began this exploration of the Egyptian afterlife because I believed that the ancient Pharaohs possessed knowledge that would shed light on life and death, thereby eliminating the fear of the unknown for humans. My work rewarded me with the knowledge of why the ancient Kings did not fear Death, why they looked upon the world with a cool equanimity that was omniscient and eternal. Although no theory is an absolute theory, this thesis provides a scientific rationale for an afterlife existence that helps one to understand who we are, how our universe works, and what we can become.