Great Pyramid, Phaistos Disk tracing
Phaistos Disk pyramid compared with pyramids of Giza


To find my solution to this puzzle, you need to gain a new perspective, and that's one thing the dreams did for me. Try this. Pretend the Phaistos Disk (below right, traced and colorized) is a miniature of your consciousness. The top disk is the conscious mind and the bottom is the unconscious mind. At casual glance they appear to be identical, containing individual thoughts/pictographs. You can see the minds are separate, so you wonder if the thoughts are connected. You try a simple connect-the-dots method to connect the matching thoughts, and this reveals ideas. Now that you have revealed the ideas, you wonder how to connect the conscious mind with the unconscious mind, but to discover that you have to solve the maze and reveal the secret bridge. Then you can see how infinite is consciousness.

Rhona Bloxsom

"I just wanted to tell you that I am very impressed by the astronomical and mathematical patterns you found on the Disk. I feel that the patterns you found are too many and too accurate to be mere coincidence, and joining the matching symbols is such a simple and elegant solution! I am very surprised that no-one else has noticed these patterns before!" (Rhona Bloxsom, Reading, England)


Carpenter SquarePyramidAfter spending days trying to read the pictographs like hieroglyphs, I awoke one morning, looked at the disk, and thought I recognized a pattern made by the six carpenter's squares (left) on one side of the disk. The carpenter's square looks like a pyramid, and how else could you build one of the seven wonders of the world without one of these? On the disk it appears sideways, as an arrow pointing and implying movement. When I connected them with lines, a pyramid appeared, drawn as in geometry to indicate four sides. Once invisible on the disk, it now stood above it, the spiral behind it making it 3D. I thought it was the Great Pyramid because of my dreams and because of the pyramid's proximity to Crete, where the disk was discovered. This was the first of five major hidden pictographs I was to excavate as an archaeoastronomer, and many lesser ones to follow.

Exterior of the Great Pyramid

Great Pyramid Great Pyramid

Great Pyramid Cheops

Excavate the Great Pyramid by connecting the six matching Pyramid/Carpenter's Square signs on side one. This new pyramid is a larger, hidden pictograph on the disk, perhaps meaning Great Pyramid. Combined with the carpenter's squares, I suggest this meaning:

Pyramid pictograph, Phaistos DiskPyramid pictograph, Phaistos DiskPyramid pictograph, Phaistos DiskPyramid pictograph, Phaistos DiskPyramid pictograph, Phaistos DiskPyramid pictograph, Phaistos Disk Great Pyramid

"Carpenter's squares (geometry) built this."

Making Sense Not aliens :) I wondered what other pictographs might be concealed on the disk, so I made exact tracings of the both sides of the disk to see the effect of the spiral behind the other hidden images. No one had ever done this before. They might have gone to the trouble if they had known Houghton-Mifflin publishing company would pay them $800 to put one of the tracings on the cover of one of their college English composition textbooks entitled Making Sense. (left)


E, Phaistos Disk PictographE, Phaistos Disk PictographZiggurat Dur SharukinThis odd pictograph appears twice on the disk and I wondered if it might have something to do with the Great Pyramid. I had read somewhere, in one of those many books, that In ancient Mesopotamia the top of the ziggurats were marked with a pictograph identical to the letter E. It meant "house of the god." A place was created there for the god on earth, who was thought to descend to take up residence in the house prepared for it.

Could there be a connection between the ziggurats and the pyramid? Could it be the pyramid was also prepared as the "house of the god?" Do two such pictographs indicate two pyramids on the Phaistos Disk? I began to "dig" for the second pyramid on the disk, but because it was an interior view I had a wrong idea of how it would look, so I didn't excavate it for many years.

My quest for lost knowledge and a desire to solve this mystery set me on a course to find the other pyramid and any other concealed pictographs. I didn't know it would take twenty years, so that's sixty bridge nationals I missed. Oh well, I wouldn't have gone to most of them, anyway.

I found most of the patterns within a few months, but it was always the thrill of finding something new, the "ah ha!" moments, and the research that I loved so much, the learning about that period of time and that little island civilization. I just fell in love with it and merged with it, became immersed in their world and their art. I went back in time to that place. I went via my research and also my dreams. The place exists in my mind and I feel I am a part of it. Working on the disk and learning about it, discovering its secrets, makes me truly happy.

Claire's own site, Disk of the World, is a beauty and a wonder. (Arsen Darney, Ghulf Genes)



Page 1 - Ancient Puzzle Solved | Brilliant Ancient World
Page 2 - Interview with Jonas | Valuable Background in Bridge
     Common Approach | Can You Read the Phaistos Disk?
Part 3 - Dream Perspective | Great Pyramid, Exterior
     Two Pyramids?
Part 4 - Great Pyramid, Interior & Subterranean Chamber
     Phaistos Disk Maze of Daedalus
Part 5 - Great Star in the Sky
Part 6 - Constellation Argo
Page 7 - Pre-Euclidean Geometry | Minoan Fashion
Page 8 - Solve the Maze | Minoan Pottery
Page 9 - Minoan Calendars | Minoan Lunisolar Calendar
     Zodiac Stellar Calendar | Minoan Sothic Calendar
     Minoan 366-Day Year | How Was the Phaistos Disk Made?
Page 10 - Phaistos Disk Pictographs
Page 11 - Fishing Lessons | Big Game Hunter
     First Woman Airline Pilot | The Stearman | The AT-6
Page 12 - Brilliant Musician | Debutant Career | English Teacher
     Booted Out of School | Hostess Career
Page 13 - Crash Landing | Marauder Pilot | Bridge Boyfriend
     Dedicated to Billy | Money Bridge Pro
     Archaeoastronomer Career

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