On the east side of the Great Pyramid is a large floor of black basalt stone. This is a perfectly smooth black pavement that would have represented immense prestige and incalculable wealth. The stone quarry is in Thebes, so it was very important to Upper Egyptian royalty. This floor was as smooth as polished ice and studded with small silica inclusions that resembled stars in the night sky. What was going on here? Why was there a black smooth basalt floor next to the Great Pyramid? No one can give me an answer. I figured it out, so it’s time to illuminate the world once again.
When searching for answers I read things like “The floor was where they did their work to make the blocks for the Great Pyramid. They set up their work benches on it”. The floor was perfect when it was found. This was not the answer. It is also thought that it was a place to worship god because men would take their shoes off before walking on it. This is partially the key. If you have read my post Shoes you know that the shoe is a symbol of the Goddess. There were religious ceremonies on this floor, but being just for the male god didn’t happen until patriarch religions were started.
So what was the main reason for this floor? First you must understand that this floor was huge, shiny and very reflective. So reflective that the Great Pyramid with its white coating would appear to point down in the reflection. Several meanings can be taken as to why they did this. One being “As above, so below”. This is the reason the Lincoln Memorial, which is an obelisk, has a reflecting pool next to it. This could be part of the reason for the shiny floor, but not the main reason.
In ancient Egypt the night sky was a Goddess. This is why the floor looked like the night sky. With the reflection of the Great Pyramid in the floor you had the phallic and feminine together. The upside down reflection being the feminine symbol. The Upper Egyptians worshipped the Goddess. It was the Lower Egyptians who destroyed her and created the patriarch religions. This black floor was not just for worshipping the Goddess. It was for doing things with our subconscious. Like the arts. Mainly dance. The basalt floor next to the Great Pyramid was a stage.
Lots of historians will tell you that it was the poor who put on a show for the rich, but I say they are wrong. To be in the arts you had to be of the upper class. Im not saying there were not some poor people who made it in the arts, but for the most part they were from the upper classes. It was men and women who danced too. The Pharaoh himself was probably brought up learning how to dance. In a text at the Temple of Hathor it reads, “The King comes to dance, he comes to sing. Sovereign lady, see how he dances, Wife of Horus, see how he leaps”. Dancing was an honorable career for both sexes. Another text praises Hathor as, “The Golden Goddess who is pleased by dances at night”. “Come, Oh Golden One, who eats of praise, because the food of her desire is dancing”. Herodotus even wrote about music and dancing in Egypt. During dances women would expose their “private parts”. And we think our dancing is racy today.
This stage was for dancing to the Goddess. While there were many styles of dancing the most popular to watch was group dancing. We know it better as Irish Stepdancing or Riverdance. Riverdance got its name in 1994, but I wonder if creator Bill Whelan gave it that name because he knew it was originally performed dancing next to the Nile River. If you know my work, you understand the Irish-Egyptian connection. With this new enlightenment I hope the reader understands why dancing was frowned upon by the patriarch religions. Dancing of any kind is dancing for the Goddess. Will you dance with me?