A French inventor, Antoine Bovis, in the 1930’s visited the Great Pyramid of Giza. In the King’s chamber, he noticed a dead cat and a mouse that happened some time before to enter the pyramid. He noticed these animals showed no signs of decay, and were in fact dehydrated and appeared mummified. Back in France, he decided to build some cardboard model pyramids and experiment. He realized orientation was important and oriented his model pyramids in the North South direction, exactly like the Great Pyramid. He placed a small stand under the pyramid one-third the way up, just like the location of the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid. He placed raw meat on this platform and left it for several days. During that time, it should have become rotten, but when he checked it, he noticed it was dehydrated without rotting. Thus we have one of the first modern experiments on pyramid power.

It has been reported that John Hall from the United States in 1935 similarly carried out experiments with model pyramids. Also, using a copper ring and wires, he showed that an electric charge was emitted from the apex of the model pyramid.
In the 1940’s, Karl Drbal, a Czech radio technician, read about Bovis’s experiments. He repeated many of them and got the same results. He was the first to try placing a razor blade in the model pyramid 1/3 the way up and than examine it. He discovered that dull razor blades become sharpened in the pyramid and instead of only getting a few shaves out of them; you could actually get 50 or more shaves since the pyramid keep sharpening them. He applied for a patent for his model pyramid. He received it in 1959 and it was for maintaining the sharpness of razor blades and razor knives. The cutting edge of the razor blade had to be oriented in the North-South direction.

Years later, a brilliant researcher in the United States, Dr. Patrick Flanagan, also undertook experiments with pyramids. As one of the first people to scientifically study Pyramid Power, he published the first book on this subject in 1973 called “Pyramid Power”.


He wanted to identify the energy that was emitted, or produced, by objects, which had the pyramid shape. (He has been to Egypt over 30 times.) He believed there was energy coming from the pyramid and called this energy “Biocosmic Energy.” He also verified the experiments of Bovis and Drbal, and showed that raw meat placed in model pyramids would not rot but became desiccated and mummified. Dr. Flanagan believed that this energy has its greatest concentration in the King’s Chamber (see chapter 14 about radioactivity levels in this chamber), which is located about 1/3 of the way up to the top of the pyramid.


Other shapes he researched did not produce the exact same energy effect. Thus the pyramids unique shape was the cause of Biocosmic Energy. Flanagan continues to investigate the effect of pyramids, and his research has also focused on electromagnetic energy, Kirlian photography, and other techniques to investigate this energy. He goes down in history as one of the first researchers to scientifically explore this field.

More recently, Dr. Krasnoholvet’s from the Ukraine has continued researching pyramid power, and actually did electron microscope scans of the razor blade experiment and claims to have identified this pyramid energy field (see chapter 11).
Also as was shown in Chapters 10 and 11, the Russian and Ukrainian research have demonstrated that pyramids can affect animate and inanimate objects. The Russian research shows the health benefits that pyramids produce, as they can also affect the mental states of individuals.

Joe Parr (see chapter 12) and Dan Davidson, have also preliminary data that the pyramid shape can cause changes in brain function.

A Canadian researcher and inventor, Edward Gorouvein, formerly from Russia, has worked with Alexander Golod for many years and is developing pyramid products to try to utilize this energy field that the Russian pyramids are producing. He has had much success working with health clinics and practitioners in Canada and in applying his ideas and products. Currently he is working with architects to design and develop pyramid houses based on the Russian Pyramids.

On some statues and drawings of the Pharaohs in ancient Egypt, they can be seen holding long cylindrical rods in their hands. No one really knows for sure what these rods are or their purpose. Russian researchers Svetlana and Sergey Gorbunovy have researched old records and manuscripts and have reproduced what they believe these rods were originally made of and what their purpose was. The Rods they manufacture are hollow cylinders made of copper (for the right hand) and of zinc (for the left hand) with special fillings inserted for each type. Before being placed in the Rods, these fillings are placed for 12 days in the 22-meter Russian Pyramid. This supposedly provides molecular and energetic enhancement. Many people have used these Rods for medical and spiritual attunement and they are very popular in the alternative health fields in Russia. People have claimed that working with these Rods enhances memory, intuition, the immune system, and reduces stress and fatigue. This is a very unique product since it takes into account ancient Egypt and the effect of the Russian Pyramids.

Kirti Betai, a pyramid research and health practitioner from India, has used pyramid structures to treat over 50,000 patients in the last 10 years. He claims that the Great Pyramid, and other Pyramids built across the world were designed and developed to insulate the mummified body, etc. from the interactions with surrounding environment and thereby prevent decay. Every energy interaction will lead to some change, adverse or favorable; and since energy interactions are spontaneous and continuous, change is the only constant in this part of the creation. The pyramid shape behaves like an antenna, which attracts, accumulates, and accelerates energy particles from its energy environment.


Just like Television and Radio antennas, which are made from similar materials, attract different signals because of their different and unique geometric shapes. Pyramids made from different materials or in different geometric shapes and sizes attract different energy particles from their energy environments, and therefore would have different properties. Pyramids made from the same material, of the same size and shape, erected at different places will acquire different energy fields, and because their energy environment is different, these fields would have different properties.

One of the Pyramids used by Kirti Betai

The common thread is that all these researchers have shown that the pyramid shape has tangible, and often measurable effect on humans, both physically and mentally. It is also known that people have claimed to have subjective beneficial effects by meditating under and near pyramid shapes. Also, some have claimed that pyramids can produce altered states of consciousness and out of the body experiences. These claims need to be carefully verified scientifically, but it appears that this is almost a universal phenomenon, and it seems likely that the ancients were aware of this effect.

There are several important large contemporary pyramid structures that have been built around the world. One of the largest and most interesting is the one at the Osho Meditation Resort in Pune, India, which just opened in November of 2002. This very large pyramid was constructed specifically for meditation purposes. It can hold over 5000 people, and it was designed by an Indian mystic and spiritual teacher, known as Osho who died in the 1990’s and gave instructions for it to be built after his death.


He wanted this building constructed especially to be used for meditation purposes. It is very interesting that many spiritual teachers and mystics from India have always acknowledged the power of the pyramid shape for meditation. This is the largest complex in the world today constructed specifically for meditation. This pyramid is approximately 9 stories high (about 40m) and is composed of steel and concrete. It took about 4 years to complete.

The Meditation Halls at the Osho Commune to duplicate the three pyramids at the Giza Plateau


In May of 2003, there was an article, “Le tre piramidi di Montevecchia” by Cinzia Montagna, on an Italian Web site (www.lombardiainrete.it) of the discovery of three ancient pyramids from a satellite image in northern Italy, in the town of Montevecchia.


They looked like hills since they are covered with vegetation and appear to be 500 feet high and made of stone. Their slopes are about 42 degrees and appear to be aligned with the constellation Orion by matching the three stars in Orion’s belt. The age has not yet been determined but initial assessments put the age over 3000 years. It will be interesting to see what these pyramids may reveal as they are uncovered and explored.

Location of the 3 pyramids

One of the pyramids from the air

Besides the well known Egyptian and Mexican Pyramids, other ancient pyramids are being discovered all over the world.
Since Pyramid Power in modern times was first observed and studied in the 1930’s, researchers continue to the present day to learn more about this mysterious energy. Maybe it is not as mysterious as before, since science is having success in quantifying and identifying its inherent energies. We do not have the absolute answer to what it is yet, but I think we are coming ever closer. With the continuing work of the Russian and Ukrainian researchers, more is bound to be revealed.
So, we can see that Pyramids have been used in many different ways throughout recorded times. Also, we have been moving to a more scientific approach to studying the effect of pyramids using modern technology to unravel their mysteries.



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