In 1996 Hawass, the Director General of the Giza Pyramids, helped two senior life-members of the Edgar Cayce Foundation (ECF) obtain a five-years renewable exploration permit for the Giza Plateau. These… two ECF members were Dr. Joseph Schor and Joseph Jahoda. The permit was officially under The Schor Foundation registered in New York. Dr. Schor was also at self-declared Zionists with interest in Israel, and his wife, Laura Schor, was Executive Presiident of Hadassah, the Women Zionist Organization of America. Neither Dr. Schor or Jahoda were archaeologists. Free full time access was given to The Schor Foundation to the Great Sphinx and the Great Pyramid. The official purpose of the project was to ‘find and repair faults and chasms for the protection of tourists’. The true and covert purpose was to search for the ‘Hall of Records’ and conduct ‘experiments’ at the Sphinx and inside the Great Pyramid, expecially in the King’s Chamber and the Relief Chambers. A ‘secret’ two-hours documentary was made of this project covering 1996-8. Copy of this documentary has now been handed to investigators in Egypt in March 2014.
When 1998 passed without the predicted ‘Second Coming’ and/or the opening of the ‘Hall of Records’, the ececutive president/CEO of the A.R.E /Edgar Cayce Foundation, John Van Auken, pushed the date to 2038 AD, by claiming that Cayce fortold that the ‘end of time’ is marked by the timeline of the Great Pyramid when it reached the 5th Relief Chamber (Campbell’s Chamber) where the Khufu Cartouche is.
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At the beginning of this documentary made in July 2004 you will see John Van Auken with Josh Bernstein. “Digging for the Truth: Who Built Egypt’s pyramids?”. Then at position 18:00 you will see Hawass and Bernstein examining the Khufu Cartouche.
My own views on the Edgar Cayce affair: It is no secret that, since 1974, the Edgar Cayce Foundation has implimented a plan, with the help of Hawass and Mark Lehner, to find the Hall of Record and, by extension, bring about the Cayce prohecy of the ‘Second Coming’. Seen from the Cayce viewpoint, this may seem like a noble enterprise, even if it meant that the ‘end justified the means’ so to speak. But seen from an Egyptian, and hence Islamic-Arab viewpoint, it is, to say the least, very different. The involvement of Dr. Schor in 1996-8, a well known Zionist, as well as Christian fundamentalists, make this an even more sensistive issue. Oddly, my book (with Graham Hancock) “Message of the Sphinx” (1996) presents an astronomical theory that, quite inadvertently, seem to add credibility to the 10,500 BC date given by Cayce. So did, of course, the geological finding of Dr. Robert Schoch and John West. This, in a strange and unexpected way, brought us into contact with the ECF in 1995-6. But when Hancock and I discovered the covert mission of The Schor Foundation and Hawass in 1995-6, we exposed it to the Egyptian authorities. The full story will be told in detail in my forthcoming book Secret Chamber Revisted (Inner Tradition, Oct. 2014).
This Sightings documentary was made in 1996:

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