We know little about the famous great sage, Imhotep, who was the Vizier, or Prime Minister, of Egypt under the Pharaoh Netjerikhet Djoser of Egypt's Third Dynasty. As well as being the Royal Architect and Royal Physician among his many titles, the man himself is somewhat of an enigma. This book is, perhaps, the most complete account of Imhotep's architectural and medical careers as revealed in the grandeur and graceful beauty of Egypt's oldest pyramid, and challenges the reader to look beyond the obvious and see the hidden Sacred Wisdom that Imhotep embedded within its architecture. In this book is the proof of Imhotep's status of Royal Physician, even though none had existed before.
His skill as an architect is clearly visible in his innovative, extensive use of stone in the Step Pyramid and its surrounding buildings. However, this book goes beyond admiring the results of Imhotep's endeavors. Rather, it goes into detail concerning the methods and hidden history of its design and construction. Gleaned from books and reports from the initial excavations and reconstruction beginning in the late 1920s to more recent discoveries, the result is the most detailed study of the Step Pyramid to date. No other book contains as much information about the Step Pyramid. More than that, it is one man's journey from a serendipitous find to an ever-expanding awareness of the Step Pyramid's many secrets hidden in plain sight in the ensuing decades following his discovery.
Through extensive research, the author has unraveled a mystery (or mysteries) confirming Imhotep's uncanny genius in creating a masterpiece within this most unique pyramid of Egypt. Numerous photographs and images depict the Step Pyramid almost in its entirety assist in illustrating and understanding the author's theory, as he provides in-depth, step-by-step supporting material to validate his claims. The ancient Egyptian connection between the physical and spiritual worlds comes into play as the author delves into anatomy, as well as the concept of duality – the Magic Number 2 (among other important numbers), cubits, the language of Sacred Geometry and Ratios, and their influence on Imhotep's blueprints for the Step Pyramid. This tale will not only captivate Egyptology enthusiasts but also those with little or no interest in the relevance of this historical account as the author tries to make sense of this socket, its location and use as it relates to the structure and doorways of the Step Pyramid. The author's talent for storytelling will quickly engage readers with the accounts of how Egyptians lived, worshiped, and celebrated within the Step Pyramid's Ḥeb-Sed Court that eventually became a medical center. The theoretical explanations of various rooms, alcoves, and courtyards may challenge current thought, but in the end, will undoubtedly enlighten and enthrall the reader.