Ancient Egyptian Stargates with Mike Ricksecker – The Paranormal Podcast 818

You’ve seen him on Ancient Aliens and read his books. Now, Mike Ricksecker joins us to discuss the mysteries of Egypt including stargates and his theories on how the pyramids were built. You can find more information about Mike at his website https://mikericksecker.com and you can find his books at Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ubPCNI

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Announcer:

This is the Paranormal Podcast with Jim Harold.

Jim Harold:

Welcome to the Paranormal Podcast. I am Jim Harold, and so glad to be with you today. And if you followed me anytime at all, you know that we love to talk about questions like ancient astronauts, ancient aliens, the mysteries of ancient cultures, and we have a perfect guest to do that. He’s back on the show once again. He’s been on multiple times. We’re talking about Mike, Ricksecker, author of Amazon best sellers, like Travels Through Time and a Walk in the Shadows. And that’s just two he’s written, I think another 13. Is it another 13 in addition to that, or is it 13 total? 

Mike Ricksecker:

13 total. 

Jim Harold:

13. Lucky 13. But that is awesome. He’s also, talk about a Renaissance man, he’s a US Air Force veteran. We thank him for his service. He’s also a popular guest on television. He has appeared on the history channels, Ancient Aliens, Travel Channel’s  the Alaska Triangle and more.

And he’s not simply a guest, he’s also a producer of his own work and he’s producer and director of the docuseries The Shadow Dimension. He hosts the edge of the Rabbit Hole live stream, and he also, in his spare time, runs Haunted Road Media and he is the host of the annual Stargates of Ancient Egypt tour that’s coming up in April. I know he’s going to tell us about that, and we’re so glad to dive into the world of Ancient Mysteries with Mike Ricksecker. Mike, welcome back to the show. Always good to speak with you.

Mike Ricksecker:

Yeah, thanks so much for having me back. Jim. Always, like you said, always a pleasure to speak with you and getting to know you a little bit better here over the past year. And I like, of course, the Cleveland logo behind you. We’re getting snow today, so it’s always fun.

Jim Harold:

Yeah, big snow. Yeah. It amazes me how many people who are into these subjects live in this area. There’s a lot of people and people who do podcasts and TV and books and all that. It must be something in the air, but I think it’s a lot of fun, and Mike and I had the opportunity late last year to have lunch together and sometimes it’s really just nice to meet in person. It’s kind of cool.

Mike Ricksecker:

Yeah, absolutely. I totally agree. Yeah, we had a nice time together. Got to know you a little bit better. And you’re right, there are a lot of people in this area that are very intrigued by this type of research, this phenomena that we see and experience and are doing their own research. So I guess we’re curious souls here in the Cleveland area,

Jim Harold:

I guess so, I mean, we’ve talked about this on the show before, but there’s always new people tuning in. I mean, you are a very smart man. I won’t give away the full story, but you work in an area that requires a lot of intelligence and a lot of gravitas and all that good stuff, and so you’re a smart guy. What got you into the subjects? What got you to say, hey, I’m going to dedicate a major part of my life to exploring these ancient mysteries and all these different things?

Mike Ricksecker:

Yeah, it’s something that’s kind of always been with me as a young child as far as the paranormal, supernatural side of it. I was an experiencer, had experiences with shadow people when I was, well, first real significant experience I was about eight years old, had several more when we moved back here to Ohio, and that really became the basis of my book, A Walk in the Shadows and over the years, meeting people, talking to people at whether it’s events, speaking engagements that I had, that sort of thing, and compiling all this information, data and of course the stories that went along with it. So that’s something that’s always been with me for the more esoteric side of things, ancient wisdom and what have you. That was really kind of a twofold thing, back to back. So in 1993, the documentary Mysteries of the Sphinx was released.

That’s the one where Charlton Heston was the host. It was the research by John Anthony West and Robert Schoch and just redating the sphinx, which just absolutely fascinated me. And then in 1994, really, I think it was really less than a year that these things were released. The movie Stargate came out, those two things back to back just really invigorated my curiosity into those ancient mysteries. And over the years as, okay, I’m looking into ancient mysteries, esoteric knowledge, the ancient civilizations, that sort of thing. I started noticing a lot of parallels between that type of research and the research that I was doing behind the scenes with the paranormal supernatural phenomenon, and found that there were a lot of things that connected the two together. And so that’s where I have the Connected Universe now, which is my online learning portal and community area. And so we dive into how all of these different fascinating topics, whether it’s paranormal, supernatural, esoteric wisdom, cryptid sightings, UFO phenomena, all of these different things, interdimensional beings, they’re all connected.

Jim Harold:

When we look at these ancient mysteries, I think no other part of the world looms larger than Egypt. Why is that? Why are we so focused on Egypt for these subjects? Why is it so crucial to the question of what came before?

Mike Ricksecker:

Yeah, I think it’s because of the gravitas of the massive buildings that are still standing and how old they are. When we look at the pyramids of Giza, the great pyramid of Giza is the last of the seven ancient wonders of the world that’s still standing and had been the tallest building in the world all the way up until the Eiffel Tower was built. That’s a long time to be the tallest building in the world. Then you have all these ancient temples that are far older, and as you continue to dig in the desert, you’re finding under those temples or back behind them, even older structures. So it causes us to wonder and question, okay, how old is this really? And when you start to look at some of the Ancient stories of Atlantis, there is some truth behind that. And the story originally came from Egypt.

It wasn’t just Plato who sat down one day and wrote a story, that originated with Solon who had traveled to Egypt and got the story from Egypt. But you find similar tales of that great cataclysm all throughout the world. So when you’re fighting that story that’s similar in all of these different cultures, and you look at Egypt, which also has that story, but the buildings are still standing, then it causes us to further investigate what really happened there, who is there, what’s the real story? Because here we know we have those buildings still that we can research.

Jim Harold:

To understand what the Egyptians did in terms of architecture and building and so forth. I’m sure that you’ve looked into this, let’s say that there were an Elon Musk or a Mark Zuckerberg who said, Hey, you know what? I want to recreate the Giza pyramid down to the last detail that we know of, and that’s something I want to do in the present day. I bought this huge plot of land Reverend, and for whatever reason I’ve decided I want to recreate it. A, could they, and B, what would it take to recreate the great pyramid?

Mike Ricksecker:

Well, no, they couldn’t. There have actually been attempts for that and some years back, and I forget the country that the team was from, but they did try to on a smaller scale, make a replica pyramid and they failed at it, just even trying to scale it down, and even in the middle of the process, we need to scale this further. So trying recreate the pyramid, that’s something we don’t understand how they were able to do that. You look at some of these other structures as well, like the trilithon at Baalbk, they’re moving stones that our current technology can’t today. We don’t have a crane big enough to be able to do it. And to be able to do this within the traditional archeologists tells us it was built within a 20 year period. But to be able just mathematically figuring out the sheer size of it, the number of blocks, the manpower that you’re expecting to be there, there’s no way they could have done it within that time with they’re talking, there’s a number of different theories as far as, oh, they used a ramp, they used pulleys, all these, it’s just not really humanly possible, even working 24/7 around the clock to have done it.

So we don’t understand how they built it, and we don’t have the technology today to recreate it. So that’s where we start looking at alternative theories and ideas. What other type of technology may they have had? Was it some sort of sound technology in which they were able to vibrate the blocks and move them somehow? Edward Leedskalnin, who built a coral castle in Florida, it’s an amazing structure, and that leaves us scratching our heads. How was he able to do this? He did this in the secret of night.

Jim Harold:

And he did it, if I remember correctly. He was not a large man in particular. 

Mike Ricksecker:

No, he was small. 

Jim Harold:

And he was one man. And what was the story of? The story was that he had, I don’t know if his wife or fiance died or they didn’t get married or there was some tragic love story behind it, and then he felt moved to create, which is still there, the Coral castle, which are these huge things that you would need cranes and all these things. But he did it by himself in what was his, around the twenties, thirties, somewhere in there.

Mike Ricksecker:

Yeah, it was around the twenties and thirties, I think it was in the thirties. And yeah, there was a woman behind it. He did it for love, and his love was thwarted, unfortunately. But he built this magnificent structure and yeah, he was a slight guy. He was pretty small, so he didn’t have a lot of strength to be moving things around. He had this strange tripod with a black box set up. Nobody knew what was in the black box. And on occasion people would, because he did a lot of this at night, people would walk by. There were some kids at once reported that he was holding these two, almost looked like snow cones in his hand, and they weren’t really sure what they were, but he was using them somehow. So he said that he had figured out the secrets of the ancients and how they had built many of their structures looking in his documentation that we have after his death, at least the stuff that has been released, it appears that he figured out some sort of secret with magnetism, but we have yet to unlock what that secret was.

Jim Harold:

So I mean, back to the Egyptians and to your point, I think that these days when we think about technology, we think about circuit boards, we think about computers, and I think that the fact that we haven’t found a motherboard somewhere amongst the ancient ruins makes us think, oh, they didn’t have better technology. But technology is not necessarily a straight line. It could have been a different type of technology, not like an iPhone or something like we think of normally, but a different technology that we’ve just not figured out.

Mike Ricksecker:

Yeah, you’re exactly right, and that’s really the example I use all the time when discussing this. We like to say that the ancients had high technology that’s been lost to time. And when people hear the term high technology, they immediately think computer, cell phone, that sort of thing. And no, it was a different type of high technology. Their civilization unlocked a secret that allowed them to be able to build these incredible structures that we can’t today. And over time, for a variety of different reasons, that knowledge was lost. And when the subsequent culture started to redevelop technology, it went in a different direction. So our high technology is different than theirs. We are able to do things today that they could not, but they were able to do things back then that we currently cannot. So there’s some give and take there.

Jim Harold:

Now, there a lot of, I was playing around with Chat GPT the other day. I actually, I knew this interview was coming up, so I said, talk to me about the concept of Egyptian Stargates, which we’ll talk about. And it gave me the listing, what you would expect, but then it was filled throughout the whole thing: well, this is pseudoscience. This is not looked upon seriously by seriously archeologists and researchers, and they kept disclaiming it every other paragraph. It was really, I mean, I understand, okay, you are obviously trained on a set of data that has a particular bias and you put it in once, but it was almost comical, like after every statement, and obviously it’s been trained on data by mainstream science archeologists. I remember when I was in college, and I think I told you this, we were doing the Native American mounds in southern Ohio, which are fantastic. And we were doing a documentary in college about it, and this was before Ancient aliens even existed, but the von Daniken stuff was certainly around before we were both born. And I said, what about this whole ancient astronauts idea, a serpent mound? You can see it from an elevation, but you can’t see it from the ground. And I always say that the chairman of the Department of Archeology looked at me like I did something to his soup.

Why is there such a resistance from the mainstream on these alternate ideas, whether it comes to construction or something like a Stargate, which we’re going to talk about later? Why do you think that is?

Mike Ricksecker:

Yeah, it’s interesting. There’s a variety of different reasons. I mean, you can go straight pure conspiracy theory out and say that there’s a specific narrative that they’re trying to feed us and keep us in the dark about something that happened in our ancient past. You can go down that route. Some of it’s very logical. If you go too far down a certain route, that box traditional thought, you can lose your grant, you can lose your funding. A researcher out there in the field, if they have a grant for an archeological dig out in Egypt and they start talking, I’m trying to find a stargate, they’re going to lose their funding. Others have, it’s been their livelihood for 40, 50 years. They have taught something one specific way this whole time. They may have published books on this topic, and they’re really averse to changing their mode of thinking and saying, I’ve been wrong for the last 40 or 50 years, which is really a shame because you know that this person got into the field with a desire to uncover those Mysteries.

Jim Harold: 

The truth!

Mike Ricksecker:

Yeah, to uncover the truth, and to be out there and find new things.

But somewhere along the way, they changed and they want to hold on and they want to hold onto their ideals, which to me, it’s like, well, if you’re worried about we’re going to have to tear up all your old books, just write another one, write a new one.

Jim Harold:

It is interesting. And the thing is, I think that extends to many areas of science, and I’m a big respecter of science. I mean, what we’re really doing now, and you’re a little younger than me, but you’ll remember this, used to have to be Ted Koppel, right? And you used to have to have a satellite, and now we can do this right from the comfort of our own little studios and own little homes. It’s amazing. And science made that possible. So I’m a big respecter our science, but I hate these blind spots because after all, science should be the search for truth. And if the truth is uncomfortable, oh, well, but I guess that’s easier to say when you’re not up for tenure.

Mike Ricksecker:

Well, yeah, exactly. The funny thing is, is that a lot of our pseudoscience from the past is our current science today. A great person that we could look at is Nicola Tesla and all of his fantastic ideas that he had a hundred, 120, 130 years ago have come to pass now, and we have a lot of that technology today. But back then it was looked at as pseudoscience. He was laughed out of rooms all the time for his different

Jim Harold:

Ideas. There’s that guy, what was his name? Galileo. I heard of him before. That was pseudoscience too. Absolutely. We’re having a good time talking with Mike Ricksecker, and we will be back on the Paranormal Podcast right after this. 

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Jim Harold:

We’re back on the Paranormal Podcast. Our guest today is Mike Ricksecker. If you watched Ancient Aliens or a lot of the TV shows these days, you’ll see him, you’ll see him on the bestseller lists on Amazon. He has his own live streams, his own publishing company, and he’s just a very busy guy, very accomplished. You can actually find his website, I believe that’s mikericksecker.com, is that correct?

Mike Ricksecker:

Correct. Mikericksecker.com

Jim Harold:

And there you can see his most recent book that we did a show on that too long ago, Travels through Time. Now, before we move on from the topic of ancient Egyptian construction, the pyramids and so forth, I’ve got to believe over the years having done this for so long, you’ve developed some theories. What are maybe your kind of pet theories as to what is behind this ability to construct these magnificent pyramids that we could, as you pointed out earlier, we couldn’t do it today. So what’s your money on? How did they do it?

Mike Ricksecker:

Yeah, I believe it was probably some sort of anti-gravity technology, whether it used magnetism or it used some sort of sound technology. But basically it was a type of antigravity technology that was able to move these blocks into place. I think, and I’ll take this a little bit further because I’ve done a little bit of research as well into Antarctica, and I think one of the things that they’re down there looking for now, we know that the island used to be elsewhere on the planet. They have in the core samples, they have found ancient jungles and things like this down there. But then we find ancient maps that supposedly, we didn’t know Antarctica existed until about 1820, but you look at ancient maps from hundreds and hundreds of years ago, and you actually see Antarctica on the map. So we already knew it existed. And I think what we are looking for down there, and you look back to the 1930s, 1940s and the Nazi regime, we know that they were there and Hitler was looking for objects of power.

That was why they kept collecting all of these different precious artifacts and artwork and things like that is he believed that these things would give him additional power. Well, then why Antarctica? And I think what’s, what had gone on down there and what they’re looking for down there is another Ancient culture that if it is lost there under the ice, then perhaps it is pristine and completely retained. And if they discover it, they may be able to find that technology that was used to build all of these other objects. When we look at the pyramids, the Sphinx, these sort of things, these things were built by people before the dynastic Egyptian. So we look back at what we’re calling the Atlantean culture or in the ancient Egyptian texts that call them the primeval ones. So there was a very, very ancient culture that existed that had this technology, and I think that might be one place on earth where we can actually find it.

Jim Harold:

Interesting. So stargates in Antarctica, that’s fascinating. So I mean, let’s bring that into it to my understanding of be able to go vast distances maybe in different dimensions, maybe in different times, whatever it might be. Do you think there was some kind of portal from Egypt to Antarctica? Do you think that’s a possibility?

Mike Ricksecker:

Possibly. When we look around the globe, we see there are pyramids all over the place, some of them look eerily, eerily familiar. You look at the step pyramid in Saqqara in Egypt, and then you’re looking at Chichen Itza. They’re very, very similar in their construction. So was their knowledge passed back and forth between those two cultures? And if so, if they were not supposed to have been connected, how did they share that knowledge? And what’s interesting is on Elephantine Island, now, this is an island that has a couple of temples on there. One is completely destroyed except for all that’s left is the entrance gate. Everything else back behind it has, it just looks like it’s been completely blown over. Well, this is one of the gates that is supposed to be a stargate. So down the hill from that is another temple which is still standing.

And one of the friezes within that temple is of an individual. He’s holding out a necklace, but his headdress is very, very reminiscent of a Mayan headdress. And so it has to make you wonder, okay, how in the world does somebody resembling that get on a wall here in Egypt? So were they utilizing this supposed stargate at the temple at the top of the hill to go back and forth between here and South America? So that’s one possibility there. But we see all throughout Abydos, Dendera, Karnak, many of these other temples, it’s right in your face in plain sight, the word Stargate, and basically the word is Saba. I’ll get a little technical here for a moment. 

Jim Harold: Please do. 

Mike Ricksecker:

Yeah. So when we look at Ancient hieroglyphs, the folded sheet is the letter S, the foot is the letter B. SB. They didn’t have vowels in the Ancient Egyptian language, so we kind of supplement some in there, Saba for that.

But then you also have the determinative that is part of the entire word here, and those are basically ideograms that help you determine what the meaning of the word is supposed to be. One of those is a star, generally comes right after the folded sheet for S. And then the other one is the gate, which comes right after the B letter. So there you have right in your face, star and gate Saba is the word, the our tour guide Mohamed Ibrahim. He is actually named his tour company Saba Tours after this. So you’re getting the Stargates of Ancient Egypt tour with essentially the Stargate Tour Company.

Jim Harold:

Now, in what ways is it theorized that the Egyptians use this? You mentioned some of them earlier. What are some of the other ways that through your research and the research of others that you believe that the Egyptians may have used stargates?

Mike Ricksecker:

Yeah, so there’s a lot of different ideas of what they could have been used for. Yes, sure. They could have been using them to travel across the cosmos like we see in the movie Stargate. I don’t think it’s swirled that way like we see in the films and all that; you have to keep in mind that’s Hollywood, and they got to make everything look really glamorous. 

Jim Harold:

In other words, portal, I mean another word be portal, right?

Mike Ricksecker:

Portal, wormhole. Yes, exactly. Now that could go to some other place in the universe, could go to, like we already said, to another place on earth, could pass into another dimension, could even take us to another point in time or simply enter into some sort of altered state of consciousness. And we see this today as people are experimenting with things like ayahuasca, that they have entered into some sort of altered state of consciousness and are experiencing different things. And we see on the walls there as we enter into the stargate rooms, there are depictions of the Egyptian priests using basically their white cakes. And many people believe, and when you read through, many people believe this white powder substance was what we call monoatomic white gold, which has some really, really interesting properties in which we mentioned anti-gravity before. When we put it in a metal tray, the tray actually ends up lighter than it was.

When you heat it to certain temperatures, it completely disappears. It’s a lot of really, really fascinating things. So if you ingest this and walk into what they have labeled as the stargate room, where is it really that you’re going? That’s what we really haven’t discovered. But I will say this, many of these buildings, when you look at the temple of Dendera, which is a temple of Hathor, which she was primarily seen as a healing goddess, but you have a lot of symbolism also taking us back to the stars, this is where we found what we call the Egyptian Zodiac, which is now in the Louvre. They have a recreation of it there. When you walk into the entrance hall, you look at the ceiling, it’s beautiful, beautiful blue, and you have all these amazing depictions of people traveling across the stars in boats or ships. So these are almost their version of a spaceship. And then in one of these rooms at the top of the temple, which we’re now dubbing the stargate room, because you see this depiction of stargate, star stargate all over the place, and again, on the ceiling, you have even more of these depictions of the universe and of the stars. And so this is pretty significant symbolism that these stargates were in fact used to travel across the stars as well.

Jim Harold:

Now you have the mainstream archeologists and so forth kind of pushing back. Obviously you have the popularity of these theories with yourself and people like Graham Hancock and so forth, and shows like Ancient Aliens and so forth. Do you have a feel that the worm is turning in that maybe with technology you think about things like imaging and things that could be done that couldn’t have been done 20, 30, 40 years ago. Do you feel like the worm is possibly turning to some extent and that we might see some breakthroughs that can kind of jostle mainstream archeology out of its slumber, so to speak?

Mike Ricksecker:

Yeah, it’s going to be a more difficult task with the archeologist, but in other sciences, they appear to be more open to it. The good thing about what we’re doing here is we’re getting the thought into people’s minds so that they can go and research it on their own. So last, and actually I’ll have to say the previous November, November, 2022. It’s 2024 now, I keep forgetting that. 

JIm Harold:

Yeah, I know. Me too. 

Mike Ricksecker: November, 2022, there was a paper that was released by a group of scientists who had created a baby wormhole in the lab. It was on the quantum level, and basically what it was is on either side, he had two very, very tiny black holes and they were able to connect the two and send a message through. So it was really, really the very beginnings of this type of technology that they, they’re trying to recreate in the lab. Now, the press, when they got ahold of it, they started asking questions like, well, can you do something like send a dog through it or whatever? And the scientists are kind of laughing at them. No, this is very small right now, but –

Jim Harold:

Baby steps. 

Mike Ricksecker:

Baby steps. Yeah, exactly. And I kind of laughed at it. Why is our first thought to send a dog through, maybe we want to send a probe or something like that through first? Or, you know,  what they did put forth first, was a message.

Jim Harold:

Remember the early space shots, the Russians had dogs, right? Yeah, or Soviets at that time. But I think that’s where they’re thinking. But you’re right, that’s way too complex. It’s not Star Trek, but go ahead.

Mike Ricksecker:

Yeah, we saw what happened in Willy Wonka with Wonka Vision.

Jim Harold:

The Fly.

Mike Ricksecker:

Oh, The Fly too. Yeah, there you go.

Jim Harold:

But to your point, scientific advances are being made that could replicate maybe some of this technology. It may take decades, but it’s on its way. It’s gotten the start.

Mike Ricksecker:

It is, yeah. So we’re open to these different ideas and trying to make them happen. So while you’ll have a lot of traditional archeologists as a no,no, no, that’s just pseudoscience. You guys don’t have the story, right? Whatever it is that they’re saying. And really, for me, I’m just connecting the dots. I’m observing something here. I’m researching something over there, and I’m finding similarities between it. Also, all I’m doing is connecting the dots and just letting others aware of what it is that I have actually deduced. And that’s just really creating the conversation, causing people to think and maybe come up with their own ideas. And then you have other sciences there that are actually, maybe they were, and I don’t know the scientists specifically and haven’t talked to them, but maybe they were inspired by a movie like Stargate or maybe something like John Anthony West or Eric von Daniken or what have you, that maybe they got some ideas from that and like, that’s not a bad idea. Let me see what I can do with that.

Jim Harold:

Now, talking about Von Daniken, and you’ve been on Ancient Aliens quite a lot. That question of Ancient Aliens, do you think that this technology that the Egyptians used was possibly imparted to them by ancient aliens? I know there’s this thought out here that when you talk about ancient cultures and you bring in the question of Ancient aliens, that somehow you are speaking of the ancient culture in a derogatory way, you’re kind of downplaying their intelligence. I think there’s a kind of thought of that. So with that in mind, what are your thoughts of the ancient Egyptians, possibly ancient aliens, and maybe your answer to that particular critique?

Mike Ricksecker:

Yeah, where I see that come into play a lot is, okay, so I’ve been advertising my Stargates of Ancient Egypt tour, and I’ve had people respond to whether it was a post on Facebook or whatever. Well, the aliens did not build the pyramids. Well, I never said anything about aliens building the pyramids. And I don’t believe that that is the case now. And I believe it was people here on earth and civilization here on earth that built ’em. And I believe it was an older civilization than the ones postulated by traditional archeology. But what I do believe could have possibly happened, we see this, we’ve seen it happen on earth cross-culturally where people share knowledge. So it’s not out of the realm of possibility that yeah, extraterrestrials could have come here to earth and imparted some knowledge on the peoples of this planet to take that up. And we see in the stories from these cultures, like Thoth in Egypt, Quetzalcoatl out there in Mesoamerica, that was what they said the story was, that these beings visited them after the great cataclysm and then imparted knowledge onto them so that they could rebuild their culture. So it’s already in their own cultural heritage that this passing on of knowledge occurred. So why can’t it be an extraterrestrial civilization that came here and gave that knowledge.

Jim Harold:

And then also tying in, you talked to at the very beginning of the interview about the paranormal side and maybe some of the connections. Can you talk about the Egyptians a little bit? And we could fill hours with this, but the Egyptians and their relationship with the supernatural. So okay, maybe they had a more advanced science, maybe they were able to master anti-gravity or magnetism, but obviously they had a very spiritual side as well. Can you talk about where that comes into play?

Mike Ricksecker:

Yeah, absolutely. So the Ancient Egyptians believed in many, many different parts of the soul. And where I really became fascinated with this was in, because I did a lot of work on shadow people because of my experiences and then all the research I’d done in that area for a while, and then finding, okay, well, one of the parts of the soul of the Egyptian Ancient, Egyptian culture was the shadow as when a person passed away, all these other parts of the soul passed on to the constellation of Orion. Two parts stayed for a while. One was the Ka, which would roam around on earth for a little while and then would eventually move on, and then the shadow, which always remained and always lingered here on earth. So I always found that really, really fascinating. But then as I got deeper into that, so my last book Travels through Time, I took a look at, okay, what are ancient cultures talking about when it comes to time?

And when we look at what we call the Egyptian Book of the Dead, which is really the Book of Going Forth by Day, and it’s really like a series of spells, and they’re all a bit different. There’s no one complete source of this, but with the most beautiful and most complete is the papyrus of Ani. And he was a scribe from Ancient Egypt. So some believe this may have actually been written by him. We’re not sure, he could have commissioned it. It’s a beautiful scroll. And throughout this narrative, Ani, he’s dead throughout the whole narrative of this book. And he’s there with his wife Tutu going through the afterlife, and he gets to a point where he’s talking with the God known as Atum. Now, this is one of, this is a creation God and Ani who is again, he’s already dead throughout this whole narrative, asked Atum what is going to be the duration of my life?

Now he’s already dead, but he’s asking what the duration of his life is going to be. And Atum says, well, it’s going to be for millions of millions and years on millions of millions of years. So we see this layering of time that he’s describing here to somebody who’s already supposed to be dead. So this is the idea that the soul is ever living. And I’m not going to get into stack time theory here today is beyond the scope of our conversation, but it is showing that layering of time and it further goes on to explain the recycling of the soul and this sort of thing. So yeah, they were really, really deeply spiritual people.

Jim Harold:

Well, I mean, we could go on and on because there is so much to explore. And speaking of exploring, you’re going to be doing some exploring in April with some fine folks. Talk to us about what’s coming up in April, how people can potentially get involved and tell us all about it.

Mike Ricksecker:

Yeah, absolutely. Star Gates of Ancient Egypt Tour two. This is our second annual one, but I’ve been going back to Egypt on a regular basis here for some years now. So you can find out all the details, all the information through my website, mikericksecker.com. Just go to the events and tours tab there and take a look at that. But yeah, we have a wonderful lineup in store here for this tour. And really the big highlight is the Pyramid of Giza, just our group, two hours, the entire pyramid is opened up to us. We have free roam, free reign over the entire pyramid. So the usual public tour for that is you get your ticket and you walk up the Grand Gallery into the King’s Chamber, walk back down. No, we get the whole thing into the subterranean chamber, into the Queen’s Chamber, all of that where we have Alexandria is on the docket this time. So that’ll be a first for me. I’ve not yet been up to Alexandria. We do go down to Luxor, Karnak, Hatshepsutt’s Temple, Dendera, Abydos, all those wonderful temples down there in the Nile. And the way that we do that is we get on a Nile Cruise for four days and we sail up and down the Nile hitting all the different temples along the way. So yeah, it’s a lot of fun. It’s great.

Jim Harold:

And again, one more time, how can people access that? How can they get involved? Tell them one more time.

Mike Ricksecker:

Absolutely. Mikericksecker.com. Just go to my events and tours tab and you’ll see some information there in the link to register.

Jim Harold:

And I know you’ve got a ton going on all the time. I’m just reading your bio. Mike is always doing something in addition to this tour. Anything else you’d like to notify people about and have a lookout for?

Mike Ricksecker:

Yeah. Beginning of February here, the ninth through the 12th. I’m going to be at Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles. A really, really big conference. A lot of fantastic speakers there that are, whether it’s a lot more of this esoteric knowledge in our workings of the universe, we got people talking about paranormal supernatural activity. We got people talking five dimensional spiritual topics, all that wonderful stuff. I’ll be talking about time travel there on Friday, February 9th. So yeah, be sure to come out to that. You can find the link to that on my website as well. But that’s Conscious Life Expo.

Jim Harold:

Mike, it is always great to speak with you. You’re going from strength to strength, and I think that we’re going to be hearing even more from you in the future. Thank you so much for joining us today.

Mike Ricksecker:

Yep. Thanks again, Jim. Always appreciate it.

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