What did this study of signs explore?
What is the Isis Thesis in a nut shell?
What is horizontal gene transfer and viral replication?
Who else knew the secret?
Where did their knowledge come from?
Are all religions trying to tell us this same information?
Does this mean Religion is Science?
Why are we so confused?
Who are we anyway?
Is the earth a cell?
What does all this really mean?
by Judy King
A sign is a communication that encodes a message. Sometimes we take this message to be a real or material object, person, or animal in our observable world, when it points to something beyond what we can see. Egyptian signs point beyond to the quantum biological world of proteins and molecular processes. The Pharaohs attempted to explain this biological world by attributing human characteristics to animals, objects and forces of Nature.
Using a holistic approach, I considered each signís potential for meaning within the context of the whole group of signs. The assumption underlying this approach was that the funerary texts from the Old Kingdom to the New Kingdom are unified in their presentation of key ideas.
Fortunately, when one sign gives birth to another to form a family of meaningful signs within the least corrupted texts, and then expands into an interconnected city of signs within multiple texts, the interpreter can be confident that the lost meaning is being restored to the signs. In this consistent model, the value or meaning of each sign emerged, not by choice, but rather from an analysis of each sign's interaction within a matrix of 870 interlinked thematic signs.
To begin this process, the argument of The Isis Thesis presents an organization of the earliest Egyptian writings into complementary strands of ideas. A review of 759 Old Kingdom Pyramid Texts and 1185 Middle Kingdom Coffin Texts resulted in a comparative table of 108 idea strands or key themes from the least corrupted texts.
Then I analyzed the 108 idea strands, classifying the related themes into broader categories such as Horus overcomes Seth or Osiris rises or Deceased King reassembles. This analysis resulted in 30 major Idea Strand classifications from the least corrupted texts that clearly defined textual events and major deities.
From this foundation of Idea Strands and using an inquiry-based research strategy, I assigned a tentative meaning to major deities (the primary signs) in a hypothetical biological model to be tested for validity in six additional funerary texts. This process required numerous readings of all texts with related modifications to the working model. Keeping my mind flexible and leaving room for abductive reasoning, this process along with scientific research decoded the texts and supported a final logical model upheld by 870 networked signs.
The Reader Participates in the Discovery Process
As an interpreter using this foundational sign model based on 30 major Idea Strands, the reader explores translations describing primary texts and drawings, continually testing the model for validity. Possible scientific meanings are assigned to additional signs that are tabulated in a matrix for easy identification. In this process, the reader considers the etymology of Egyptian words as well as the unity and coherence of the interpreted signs.
Using these strategies, Part I and Part II of The Isis Thesis builds and supports a base of interconnected decoded signs -- a model that the reader can explore to decode Egyptian afterlife mysteries.
In Part III, the reader tests this model through a scientific analysis of the twelve hours of the Book Amduat and the Book of Gates. Discovering both of these texts validate the expanding model, the reader explores four additional texts in Part IV to test the model's validity. This investigation of The Book of Two Ways, the Edifice of Taharqa, and the Book of the Dead, including the Theban Recension, provides further support for continued unity and coherence of interpretation in the model.
With eight (8) Ancient Egyptian texts supporting, detailing, and expanding the model, the initial assumption stands firm: 2000 years of funerary texts from the Old Kingdom to the New Kingdom are unified in their presentation of key ideas.
Part V then draws conclusions based on the expanded, validated model or city of living signs reconstructed from the writings and artwork of the Egyptian Pharaohs.
In this way, one can understand how the signs work together to reveal the lost Egyptian wisdom that is buried within a language that deceives us by destroying the sign and its entire logic. The flood of language, misunderstood and inflated, that has swamped History as the essential truth and drowned the voice of Nature can then be dammed.