THE SEARCH FOR THE MEANING OF THE PYRAMIDAL STRUCTURES ON MARS: DO THEY HOLD THE KEY TO MAN’S EXISTENCE?
by J.J. Hurtak, Ph.D., Ph.D.,
Copyright © 1973, 1976, 2006 J.J. Hurtak
Five hundred years ago human beings were seen as the pinnacle of creation and their Earth was acclaimed as the center of the universe. This changed with Copernicus four hundred years ago and is undergoing further change with the findings of the Mars Global Surveyor showing evidence of previous fluvial activity on Mars, the Mars Odyssey finding ice crystals, the Mars Express with MARSIS technology exploring the Martian subsurface, the MER rovers, and the forthcoming Phoenix project in 2007.
Photo: Mariner 9/ NASA
From The Book of Knowledge: The Keys of Enoch® Key 104
The following is an excerpt from an article by this author published in 1976 covering anomalies that may open a profound chapter in humanity’s search for its cosmic origins and the meaning of some of the pyramidal analogs on planet Earth:
The historic gap between ancient documents claiming some form of extraterrestrial visitation and our present search for ‘a viable extraterrestrial paradigm’ is now being bridged by the findings of remarkable pyramidal structures on Mars by the Mariner 9 probe. The Mariner 9 spacecraft which reached Mars on November 11, 1971, circled the planet 698 times in 349 days, gathering a wealth of science data that has revised all previous concepts of Mars. For more than half a Martian year, the spacecraft maintained an instrumental surveillance of the planet as the seasons changed beneath the cameras. 
Besides Mariner 9, photographs from 1033 miles up, showing a sinuous rille 2500 miles long indicating that free-flowing water may have existed in Mars geological history, a series of tetrahedron pyramids were seen. These Martian pyramids appear in sets which are centered at approximately 15.258 latitude and 198.425 longitude, appearing on a somewhat barren plateau. A comparison of two photographs taken from a viewing angle of 6.018 degrees on February 8, 1972 and 37.510 degrees taken on August 7, 1972 shows near perfect tetrahedrons of two denominations observed from two different time directions when the Sun was well above the horizon. These show remarkably exact pyramidal faces disclosing that these pyramids are not part of a natural phenomena (see Fig. 1.) 
We know from the work of Nobel prize winner Jacques Monad that mother nature does not create surface realities by straight lines or repeatable structures, but here we have in the region of Elysium Quadrangle on Mars sets of pyramids showing exact repeatable patterns with what appears to be the same mathematical distance between the sets. Could these structures whose volume is estimated to be some 700 to 800 times the volume of the Great Pyramid in Egypt be part of an earlier evolutionary story, some other evolutionary mechanisms of life in the local universe? 
It is true that the geological history of Mars shows that half the planet erupted into turmoil as lavas flowed and great volcanoes poked into the Martian sky. Sometime during the three and a half billion year old history of Mars, and probably fairly recent, copious quantities of water flowed on the surface of Mars and eroded immense arroyo beds. Yet, in the midst of a planet which is geologically active with volcanic mountains and calderas larger than any on earth the Mariner 9 B frames MTVS 4205-77, DAS 0779453 and MTVS 4296-24 DAS 12985881, taken in the east central portion of the Elysium Quadrangle, showed a perfect set of tetrahedron pyramidal structures too unique to be a result of natural formations.
Like Carl Sagan and others, I pointed out that non-artificial pyramidal structures can be explained by one or several of the following mechanisms:
(1) Wind-faceting of volcanic cones, lava flow ridges and elongated level morphologies by prevailing storm winds. These winds could be either part of the primary circulation pattern of Mars or dust storms of long duration.
(2) Regolith mantling of erosional remnants of either intersecting resistant dikes, dipping sediments, or other bedrock forms that have pyramidal appearance.
(3) Probably glacial sculpturing producing horns analogous to alpine glacial horns on earth.
(4) Rotation of solidified lava blocks in the underling molten lava. The tilting of such solidified blocks could expose corners protruding above the lava field.
Closer examination, however, by image enhancement has shown details of parallel walls and structures build exactly above the water line as determined by the US Geological Survey for the surface of Mars. [4 ] In fact, the Soviets have reached the opposite conclusion than the Americans on the question of previous evolutionary life on Mars by reprocessing the NASA data and the more than 54,000 Mariner 9 frames.
Additional arguments have been brought forth by traditional geologists who have argued that the unique mountain formations in the Peruvian higlands provide an analog for wind-faceted Martian pyramidal structures. More extensive research, however, reveals non-natural pyramidal sets clustered in Chan-cay, Jequet-epe-que, Viru, etc., in the surrounding Peruvian areas. It has become clear that the many earth mount clusters, so far discovered in Peru, are not to be dismissed as geological anomalies, but with further investigation many have been discovered to be, in reality, astronomical-calendrical complexes built during previous millenniums of time.
Compared to the grid network of pyramidal sets in Mars’ Elysium Quadrangle, the Peruvian area does not give weight to the arguments that the pyramids are a result of regolithic mantling of erosional remnants of either intersecting resistant dikes, dipping sediments, or other bedrock forms. Nor are there any visible faults that would indicate structural controls relating to the grid formation of the four tetrahedron pyramids. A site of multiple pyramidal structures suggest the need to update the arguments of surface morphology. 
Additional attention to striking anomalies of pyramid structures on crater rims is drawn by Mariner 9 cameras to a location near the south pole of Mars (original B frame 1417-160341 changed to 42125) which shows a regular assortment of high plateau grid units, box-like structures of several kilometers each with raised bulwarks possibly used as an experimental area for a biome, or as some type of information gathering grid pattern that was destroyed by cataclysmic change. This site was nicknamed by NASA as the “Inca City.” A closer examination of aerial pictures shows similarities with Machu Picchu in Peru. How many professional archaeologists have ever heard of the site of Morro Solar? It is within a mile of Las Palmas, on the outskirts of Lima, and reveals acres of scientific buildings and an elaborate hydraulic system virtually unknown to the scientific world. How many know about the twenty-five pyramids at Apurle in northwestern Peru? Jack West , a contemporary archaeologist, has recently brought forth pictures showing scores of small pyramids within Peruvian pyramidal shaped mountains. More and more archaeological evidence has shown that what geologists for centuries have perceived as mountains have, in actuality, turned out to be pyramidal artifacts from previous millenniums.
Pyramid structures which range in dimensions of 3.0-base to 6.0 km mean diameter have been identified in the Elysium Quadrangle of Mars. Geologic processes that could result in such features have not produced a satisfactory scientific explanation for some of the pyramids. Thus we must keep in mind that what may appear to be a natural hill from an aerial view may be a pyramidal artifact.
Perhaps, instead of preparing for the contemporary scans of the Martian micro-intelligence, we might prepare ourselves for a close examination of pyramidal structures as blueprints for bio-magnetic analogs? The Martian and Egyptian pyramidal grids may be models preparing us to meet the superior architects in our immediate universe? Perhaps, the pyramid is a future artifact?
Hurtak, J.J. (1976) “The Meaning of the Pyramids on Mars” in Beyond Reality. March-April, 1976.
 Hurtak, J.J. (1973) Picture and details of tetrahedrons first published in The Book of Knowledge: The Keys of Enoch, Los Gatos: Academy For Future Science, pp. 35-36.
 Dolphin, Lambert. (1974) Private conversation. Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, CA.  Mazursky, Harold. (1976) Private conversation at the USGS office. Flagstaff, AZ. Mazursky was considered one of the leading authorities on Mars and the Viking 1 and 2 missions.
Sagan, Carl. (1973) “Sandstorms and eolian erosion on Mars” in Journal of Geophysical Res. 78. pp. 4155-4162.
West. Jack (1972) Trial of the Stick of Joseph . Sacramento: Rich Publishing House.