The Author’s View
I began this exploration of the Egyptian funerary texts 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. In 2001, I left my college teaching position to spend more than 3 years fulltime independent research on the funerary texts.
The Isis Thesis is critical scientific research that challenges currently-held theories on the meaning of Egyptian funerary texts, art and architecture by accounting for more of the data, which many scholars have dismissed as confusing, unintelligible, and primitive. The knowledge is transdisciplinary, that is, it applies to many disciplines in the humanities and the sciences.
Decoding eight major ancient Egyptian texts spanning 2000 years revealed that over 870 signs worked together as a whole. 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. These decoded signs unveiled an amazing science of quantum physics, bacterial genetics, supramolecular chemistry, space physics and molecular biology. This city of living signs reinforces not only our Nobel Prize-winning science research, but also current research on black holes, cosmology and String Theory
The evidence shows that Biosemiotics is the key that explains signs and historical themes such as the rising/dying god, the virgin birth, the brother rivalry for the throne, and the god on the cross. Biosemiotics not only decodes the Egyptian signs, but it is also the key to long-lost signs found in myth, religion, psychology, art and literature — all of these disciplines developing or being written down after the carving of Egyptian knowledge in ancient pyramids circa 2500 BCE.
Whereas The Isis Thesis decodes over 870 Egyptian signs, The Road from Orion explains the science in the thesis, while interpreting great works of art. Both books were possible because of my college teaching experience, science research and former studies. My graduate level instruction in literary criticism was centered on great thinkers such as Derrida, Foucault, Heidegger, Levi-Strauss, Nietzsche and many others interested in the study of signs and the origin of the work of art.
The University of Cambridge paper summarizes the core statements of The Isis Thesis, discussing patterns found in the works of the poet William Blake, the playwright Antonin Artaud, the artist Albrecht Durer and the Jesuit paleontologist Pierre de Chardin that are supportive of the Science in The Isis Thesis
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. Put simply, they understood the evolutionary process of horizontal gene transfer and lawful time reverse.
Although no theory is an absolute theory, this thesis provides a scientific rationale that helps one to understand who we are, how our universe works, and what we can become.
Judy K. King, M.A. is author of The Isis Thesis (presented at the 2006 International Congress for Young Egyptologists), The Road from Orion, 12 related scientific articles published in international journals, and Balls of Fire: a Science of Life and Death. Her credentials include 20 years of experience in adult education. Currently, King is a member of the Semiotic Society of America and a humanities instructor at North Central Michigan College.
In early 2006, Judy King submitted a scientific abstract to the review committee organized by the Universidade de Lisboa for the Second International Congress for Young Egyptologists to be held in Lisbon Portugal, October 23-26, 2006. The conference theme was “Erotica, Erotism and Sexuality in Ancient Egypt” relative to Religion and Afterlife, History and Daily Life, and Art and Literature. Presenting the paper “Biosemiotics in Ancient Egyptian Texts: the Key unlocking the Universal Secret of Sexuality,” King explained the microbiological message of hybrid evolution in Egyptian funerary art and literature. Since biologists consider the union of genetic material as biological sex, the “Universal Secret of Sexuality” concerned horizontal gene transfer, the exchange of DNA between two species–organic human DNA and viral DNA. According to biologist Lynn Margulis in Microcosmos, “Even the infection of humans by an influenza virus is a sexual act in that genetic material inserts itself in our cells” (1986, 156). Here is King’s presentation at the Museu da Farmácia Auditorium in Lisbon on October 25, 2006.