When most people hear the word “pyramid”, the first thing that comes to mind is Egypt. During an approximately 100-year time period, the Egyptians built pyramids, large and small, across their kingdom. There are over 100 known to exist and probably the remains of more to be discovered. The culmination of pyramid building is recognized in the Great Pyramid of Giza, attributed to the pharaoh Khufu (often referred to by the Greek name Cheops). There is a lot of mystery around the Great Pyramid: what was it? A tomb, an observatory, an initiation chamber?
Information abounds, pro and con, as to whether pyramids built to the proportions of the Great Pyramid, or any other pyramid-shaped structure, contain special properties that can preserve foods, sharpen razor blades, or enhance personal energy. What I know is that for me, meditating in my DIY pyramid increases the value of the experience and energizes me. And so, I’ve created these instructions to share with those who wish to experience the effects of a pyramid themselves.
All of the material and tools are available at hardware stores, and not much skill is needed to construct you own pyramid. At the time of writing this, the cost of a 5-foot pyramid would be under $150. Compare that to pyramid kits available on the Internet where just the cost of the corners and top are $150 plus shipping, and you still have to buy parts for it!
The instructions are fully illustrated. A full shopping list and list of tools is included. If you have the slightest mechanical skill, you should be able to build your pyramid in three to four hours.