I am sure that Scholars, Archaeologists and Researchers into this field of Egyptian Studies will find this information challenging to their current beliefs, yet in the search for truth we must continue to look beyond what we already know and seek new possibilities.

This body of work is centered around decoding the true meaning of the Egyptian Hypocephalus disks that were placed under the head of the deceased, and the origin of the Atef Crown. I have heard many theories and speculations as to the purpose of the Hypocephalus disks, including the claim that they somehow "lit a fire" inside the head, or that they were for keeping the head warm.

The Joseph Smith translation by Michael D. Rhodes states: "A hypocephalus is a small disk-shaped object made of papyrus, stuccoed linen, bronze, gold, wood, or clay, which the Egyptians placed under the head of their dead. They believed it would magically cause the head and body to be enveloped in flames or radiance, thus making the deceased divine.

The hypocephalus itself symbolized the eye of Re or Horus, i.e., the sun, and the scenes portrayed on it relate to the Egyptian concept of the resurrection and life after death. To the Egyptians the daily rising and setting of the sun was a vivid symbol of the resurrection. The hypocephalus itself represented all that the sun encircles, i.e. the whole world. The upper portion represented the world of men and the day sky, and the lower portion (the part with the cow) the nether world and the night sky. "

I believe however that this is mostly symbolism and allegory, and that there was a much deeper meaning behind them which I will explore here.

In 2003 I was introduced to a lady who had been researching into Egyptian Mythology for about thirty years, and one day she showed me a picture of one of these disks, which she had overlaid with a cross section of the human brain, printed onto clear acetate sheet. Her claim was that these disks were a "map" of the human brain, and depicted the passage of the soul through the underworld.

Ever since that time I have wondered about her claims, so I dedicated myself to continue that research, looking for hard evidence that would support her theory. What I discovered since that time not only proves that she was correct, but the journey led me to uncover much more than I had ever anticipated.

Let me begin by introducing you to the Hypocephalus Disk if you are not already familiar with them.


You will notice that the Disk is split into two main sections.  The lower section (upside down) represents the Cerebellum or lower part of the human brain, and the upper section is a diagram of the upper section of the human brain in Ventral view.

Hypocephalus Disk
Hypocephalus of Tasheritkhons
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In the centre of the Hypocephalus Disk you will notice a prominent "X" which I believe marks the junction of the Optic Nerve, known as the Optic Chiasma. Directly above it on the disk there are four sheep's heads, which correlate with the Mammalian Body of the brain in that same location, seen here as the round bulbs.

Optic Nerve

Optic Nerve and Mammalian Body (Note the four vertical curved lines above the bulbs)
A key section of the Hypocephalus Disk is the inclusion of a drawing of what is known as the Atef Crown. Essentially, the Atef Crown design features a central "bottle" shaped object with a lid and vertical lines on it. It is flanked on either side by what most egyptologists and researchers call "feathers". I believe that the bottle is in fact the part of the brain known as the Gyrus Rectus, and the "feathers are the Olfactory Tracts. Note the four vertical curved lines on the "bottle".

Atef Crown

Hypocephalus Disk and a Temple relief carving of an Atef Crown

Ventral View

Human Brain - Ventral View
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Inside the "bottle", there appears to be a circle or what some suggest to be a solar disk. In fact, the circle is actually a drawing of the Pituitary Gland. Note that in the Wall Relief Carving above, the circle is coloured in red. I was fortunate to find a medical model of the brain, showing an enlarged Pituitary Gland, which is featured in red also.

Pituitary Gland

Pituitary Gland

Underneath the "bottle" there are usually featured either horns or ears, depending on the source, with two snakes coiling up on either side. (See below) The "horns" are literal representations of the Cranial Nerves

Cranial Nerves

Cranial Nerve and Atef "Horn" with snake


Left: Close up of the Brain and Olfactory Tract.   Right: Monkey figure on the Hypocephalus

Is it possible that the monkey figures that sit on either side on the Hypocephalus Disk, are just a representation, or personification? The creases in the brain next to the Olfactory tract appear to be very close in this comparison, especially the unusual raised arms and stick-figure hands, as well as the shape of the head and body.

The Atef Crown is therefore a stylized representation of the Hypothalamus area of the human brain in ventral view. But why were the Egyptians so interested in the workings of the Human Brain?

What we do know is that they were obsessed with the afterlife and the journey through the underworld, so I would propose that they had either discovered, or been instructed by Extraterrestrial visitors (the Ancient Gods) on Advanced Brain surgery and also how to awaken the Third Eye for spiritual enlightenment.


Here in the lower (upside down) section of the disk, we can see a Serpent offering the Eye of Horus (All-Seeing Eye) to the Pharaoh. The Serpent has an erection, indicating that it represents sexual energy, as is taught in the Kundalini and Tantric rituals. It also represents the passage of this energy up the spine and through the reptilian part of the Brain, until it reaches the Hypothalamus (The Mind's Eye  - as explained in my other research paper here). From there it is speculated that the energy is directed to the Pineal Gland. It is interesting that there are so many references to the worship on the Pine Cone or Pineal Gland, from the Sumerian Annunaki to the Vatican.

Pineal Gland Worship

A new perspective on the translation by Micheal D. Rhodes on the Hypocephalus.

Rhodes states: "A seated deity with two (or in most hypocephali, four) ram's heads." - This is important, as there are only two bulbs that make up the Mammilary Body in the area of the brain where those heads are located, however he also says:

"When thus depicted with four heads, this god united within himself the attributes of the gods Re (the sun), Shu (light), Geb (the earth), and Osiris (god of the next world and the resurrection), and represented the primeval creative force."

This seems to suggest a doubling effect, or the altered/enlightened state of the person after this profound experience.

"This seated figure represents god as the creator, either Amen-Ra or Khnum."  -  I would be inclined to suggest that the seated figure in fact represents the initiate, who is about to experience enlightenment, and the subsequent transformation which we can see taking place as he morphs into a "God."

"There are also two serpents, one on either side of the seated deity. The god is sitting at the center of the hypocephalus, which represents the world." - I believe the Serpent represents sexual energy, otherwise why else would it be shown with an erection, offering the Eye of Horus, the opening of the All-Seeing Eye (Enlightenment) to the Pharaoh, who also has an erection?

The source text for the concept of Kundalini is the "Hatha Yoga Pradipika" written by Swami Svatmarama, somewhere between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries. It is derived from the
Sanskrit word"Kundal", meaning either "coiled up" or "coiling like a snake." The Kundalini nourishes the tree of life within us, and is coiled up like a serpent and therefore it has been called, "The Serpent Power".

In the tale of Adam and Eve, it was also the Serpent that tempted them to "eat" from the Tree of Life. "For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil."

Then God is said to have placed
Cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life, "lest he put out his hand.. and eat, and live forever."

I am wondering if this might be a reference to a medical procedure, and that the burning swords might be the equivalent of a heated scalpel.

Could the blocking of the way to the Tree of Life, actually be a physical barrier imposed through an operation? Could the entrance to the Garden of Eden perhaps represent Eve's vagina, and the man's entry into it, thus enabling them to generate this sexual energy?

The Tree of Life of the later Kabbalists is taken from Athanasius Kircher's 'Oedipus Aegyptiacus' (1653). "The spinal cord was symbolized by a snake, and the serpent coiled upon the foreheads of the Egyptian initiates represented the Divine Fire which had crawled serpent-like up the Tree of Life".

This obviously means that the Tree of Life in the Bible refers to the Kaballah, and the serpent bringing the "divine fire" is the sexual energy, concentrated and chanelled toward the brain, and ultimately Pineal Gland.

Until now, I have not been able to explain why the Egyptians, particularly Thoth and Akhenaten, but more famously Tut-Ankh-Amen, wore such a bizarre headdress with all those lines and a snake on the forehead.

Egyptian Headpiece
It is the Cerebellum that features the same strange lines as the headpiece, with the brain stem centrally curling out from it (strangely this section of the brain stem is also called the "Pyramid").

The Uraeus is a symbol for the goddess Wadjet, one of the earliest of Egyptian deities, who often was depicted as a cobra.

I would propose that Tut-Ankh-Amen, did not fully understand what he was wearing, otherwise he would only have a snake, and not a snake and buzzard on his forehead. More correctly, there should only be ONE central figure protruding from the forehead, if the headdress is indeed the Cerebellum and the Brain Stem is the "snake" or serpent.


The late Itzhak Bentov studied Kundalini from an engineering perspective. According to Bentov (1990), the 7.5 Hz oscillation of the heart muscle rhythm induces mechanical Hz frequencies in the brain, that in turn create a stimulus equivalent of a current loop. The nerve endings in that loop correspond to the route through which the Kundalini "rises".

This current polarizes the brain part through which it flows in a homogenous way, effectively releasing tremendous amounts of stress from the body. The body then becomes an effective antenna for the 7.5 Hz frequency, which is one of the resonant frequencies of the ionosphere. In layman's terms, you then pick up information from the air.

I would suggest therefore that the increase in the Schumann Resonance of the planet, originally measured at 7.5 Hz and obviously in tune with the frequency of the body, has been increasing in sync with our state of mass conscious awareness and apparent speeding up of time (which is only our perception of time).


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