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Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2015 1:00 am
On NASA’s website, you can see a picture of Egypt’s Giza Plateau and the pyramids taken from space.
The teeming city of Cairo on the left side of the screen abruptly stops for the barren brown desert of the plateau on the right.
Gary Parker of Florence sees more here than initially meets the eye. Viewing it on a laptop screen that he can tilt toward his knees, he sees the archangel Uriel and his fiery sword.
As his gaze moves rightward, he sees the tree of knowledge. God embraces a baby lamb with his left arm; his right hand is placed in a comforting gesture on Eve’s back. Adam appears to be kissing God’s right hand. Adam and Eve are a dark-skinned, attractive couple of apparent Middle Eastern heritage.
Still continuing his gaze to the right, Parker sees the serpent. This is the easiest image to spot on the desert topography. By tilting the screen in a dark room, the serpent’s eyes become alight with fire.
These images don’t jump out in sharp relief; they’re more like seeing people and animals in clouds. But Parker believes what he’s seeing is the new Garden of Eden.
He’s sure enough that he’s planning a trip to the Giza Plateau. He wants to be there exactly three years to the day the photo was taken — July 26, 2015 — at noon.
He plans to say a chant that he hopes will gain him entry to the Garden, where he hopes to collect 195 leaves from the tree of life. The leaves, one for each nation on Earth, will rid the planet of war and disease, and “heal the nations of the new Earth,” he said.
The 22nd chapter of the Book of Revelation begins:
“And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
“In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”
Parker said each nation must receive a leaf, but, “They don’t tell you how they’re going to be dispersed. That’s where I come in.”
He plans to bring a video crew to record the adventure.
If there’s any chance it could be true, Parker said he has to try. “What kind of schmuck wouldn’t want to heal the nations of the world?” he asked.
But the bright verdant scene depicted in Revelation doesn’t sound much like today’s Giza Plateau, which Wikipedia describes as “a sandy, desert climate and terrain with little vegetation.”
Parker said he’s trying to organize a meeting with a bishop, a rabbi, a Muslim imam and an LDS clergyman.
“They all need to know this, and help fund the mission,” he said. One imam he has already showed the picture to said he couldn’t be involved because “it goes against the Quran,” Parker said.
He also showed the photo to Dale Branson, pastor of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in San Tan Valley. But Branson said last week there’s no support in Scripture for what Parker sees in the picture.
“There’s nothing in Scripture about the new Garden of Eden,” nor is there any precedent for it in tradition or even legend “that I’m personally aware of,” the pastor said. He added that these are only his personal opinions.
Dr. Darryl DelHousaye, president of Phoenix Seminary, also saw the photo. He said he told Parker his ideas were “beyond the Scriptures” and he couldn’t give a biblical basis for them.
Yet DelHousaye also said “I’m not going to limit God,” and he would never discourage someone from doing something they feel God has put on their heart.
Parker was working this week to start an account on Crowdrise.com to raise money, and he is also accepting donations directly to pay for the trip. He said donors can receive a DVD of the experience. He can be contacted at email@example.com .
Parker, 58, said he has worked in real estate and also did some Hollywood screenwriting before moving to Anthem to help his parents. He said he has seldom been to church in the last 50 years, and had little interest in religious ideas before his current project.
Parker came across the NASA photo as he was doing research for Earth Together, a nonprofit organization he is forming to protect and preserve the Great Pyramid. Much more than a tomb or a feat of ancient architecture, the Great Pyramid contains wonders yet to be fully understood, Parker said.
Tilting his computer screen at an obtuse angle — the same way he views the photo of the Giza Plateau — Parker believes he sees computer code in a photo of Gantenbrink’s Door, which blocks a shaft from the queen’s chamber in the Great Pyramid.
“It’s all zeros,” in contrast to the typical binary code made up of zeros and ones. Binary code is text or computer processor instructions using those two digits.
“The pyramid is a machine and it’s still working, and I can prove it. I have to get to Egypt to do it.”
Around this time, he also reached out to the ancient Egyptian god Ptah several times via instructions he found on the Internet. These included standing shoeless in a foot of water, raising his hands, calling out to the god and asking a question. He said he he has done this approximately 20 times in the Gila River off Attaway Road near Florence, and it seems to be working; he sometimes finds answers the next day on his computer.
Parker clarified that Ptah has never spoken to him, only showed him pictures.
Once he went to the river and instead of calling out to Ptah, he called out to Yahweh, the god of the Hebrew bible.
After that, he stumbled upon the NASA photo, studied it at different angles in a darkened room, and saw Garden of Eden images.
Now after spending hours looking at them, he’s planning to go there, to see if he can fulfill a promise of Scripture.
“Even if a quarter or an eighth of it is true, it’s going to be amazing.”