There are two types of readers/visitors to Egypt. One is a tourist who has little or no real interest in Egypt, does little or no investigation or research and knows little more than what they have seen in Indiana Jones movies or read in mass media books and magazines. By far and away, most people are tourists and, that's OK, if that's all you know and/or want to know.
Then, there are the 'seekers', i.e., those who sense, discern, feel or are drawn to things Egyptological because they 'seek' to know more about the world, at a deeper level than at just being a tourist. Andrew Collins book, 'Digging Beneath the Pyramids' is NOT for tourists and, for most seekers even, Andrew's 'Digging' may seem, at first glance, to be as one reviewer called it 'thin'.
Nothing could miss the mark more than this approach. I have been studying the Edgar Cayce material for over 40 years and have been infatuated with Egypt for over 50. During this time, I have read just about every book I, as a layman, could get my hands on regarding Egypt so have at least a limited layman's knowledge about what Andrew's book 'Digging is about...at least I think I do.
So, dear reader, allow me to share with you what I think is going on with 'Digging' and why this is one of the MOST important books on the whole question of rediscovery of the hidden roots of the human race to have come along in a long, long time.
Andrew's interest in Egypt (if you follow his website and his prior works...especially 'The Cygnus Mystery'), lays the groundwork for the discoveries that are described in 'Digging Beneath the Pyramids'. Why? Because Andrew and his researcher friends discovered that what Robert Bauval claimed, that a star system 'overlies' Giza indeed appears to be valid, and that the 'blueprint' of the entire Giza design is and WAS the ordering system of not ONLY the above ground monuments at Giza, but for a system that the Egyptian 'seekers' (initiates) knew about but who didn't share with the 'tourists' and that this system, was BELOW the Giza plateau.
What 'Digging Beneath the Pyramids' is, is a continuation of 'discovery/exploration by other means', by Andrew in that he is, step by step, as the expert 'Sherlock Holmes' that he is, would do. In 'Cygnus', the overall 'Plan' in the sky, the one that would be re-created on the ground for the entire Giza Plateau was through his and his research teams incredible insights, discerned and this was the 'pattern' that the very, very ancient Egyptians used to recreate the 'As Above, So Below' dictum of Hermes (who may well have been the architect of Giza).
Cygnus then became the 'prequel' to further exploration, necessary although necessarily limited. Necessary as a process and a methodology that provided a possible plan that the Egyptians used to 'map out' on the Ground, their beliefs of how souls came to the earth and returned...to the stars, in fact, in somehow becoming them.
Yet, Cygnus could not and did not PROVE the theory. The actual research, the exploration on the ground, of slowly accumulating the evidence that indeed Cygnus WAS recreated on the ground took time and 'proof of concept' to actually see if the 'facts fit the theory'.
'Digging Beneath the Pyramids' is the 'proof of concept' and showed, via Andrew's, his wife Sue's and his friend and colleague, Rodney Hale's meticulous analysis of the Giza Plateau, showing how the geometry of the plateau 'matches' the 'stellar plan', is the 'next step' in an ongoing research process that has now unequivocably led to PROOF that there ARE entrances to the DUAAT (the underground world that the Ancient Egyptians so circumspectly described in their Edfu and other temple and pyramid texts) may in fact exist.
To those 'tourists' whose vision insists that Andrew's 'Digging' is 'thin', my comment is this: Before Andrew's discovery of an underground passage system (which had been forgotten for almost 180 years) that leads 'somewhere' towards the Sphinx and Great Pyramid, literally hundreds of researchers over the centuries had found NOTHING. PLEASE THINK ON THIS. Before Andrew's (re)discovery of the hidden entrance at the very, very rear of the 'Tomb of the Birds' THERE HAS BEEN NO, ZERO, NADA physical evidence BY ANY RESEARCHER/EGYPTOLOGIST of ANYTHING EVEN HINTING at the existence of a subterranean 'world' described by Edgar Cayce or the ancient Egyptian texts.
'Digging Beneath The Pyramids' IS the discovery of the last 100 years, and potentially MUCH, MUCH greater than Carter's discovery of Tutankamun's tomb. Why? Because if Andrew's discovery does lead to where it may, ANDREW COLLINS DISCOVERY WILL UTTERLY CHANGE & REWRITE HUMAN HISTORY!
This is why 'Digging Beneath The Pyramids', to a 'tourist' is 'thin', but to ANY 'seeker', it is the unfolding of a process, one begun potentially over 12,500 years ago, and the rediscovery of the hidden history of mankind, hidden 'Beneath the Pyramids'.
How impactful has Andrew's discovery been? Watch the Actions of the Egyptian government and especially of Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. If, as I have been informed only today, Zahi Hawass installs, at the very rear of the 'entrance' to the 'Tomb of the Birds', the 'metal gate' to prevent further exploration into this labryinth beneath the Giza plateau, his prior dismissals of an 'inconsequential' finding, although Zahi will of course issue an appropriate 'safety cover story', those who follow the actions of Zahi before he retires to 'discover' the GREATEST of all archaeological 'prizes' in history, 'The Hall of Records', will see this move as an acknowledgment that Andrew's research, is indeed pregnant with the most wondrous possibilities...especially since the further one goes into this underground realm, the more evidence of human engineering of the passageway is seen.
If you are NOT a tourist in Egypt, if you are a 'seeker', 'Digging Beneath The Pyramids' is one of the MOST important books on how the process works, on the how's and why's the ancient Egyptians plan was a 'map' of a REAL and long ago lost record of who we WERE and who we may once again, may become.