Approaching the Bent pyramid at Dahshur from the silent immensity of the Saqqara desert, one gets an impression distinctly different from impressions of other pyramids. Its rhomboidal shape conveys a grounding feeling, the feeling of safe power.
Orthodox archaeologists consider the Bent pyramid built by Snefru, the first ruler of the Old Kingdom IV Dynasty—a mistake. Esoteric scholars think otherwise. In the archaeology, craft, and science of ancient Egypt (in particular during the Old Kingdom period), there were no mistakes; everything had a deeper reason, a symbolic function.
The architects of Egypt employed the principles of sacred geometry in building pyramids and temples. Every structure had a function to perform, so the geometry was chosen accordingly—to facilitate through shape and number that purpose.
Many researches have shown that different geometric shapes generate distinctly different energetic environments and, consequently, produce different effects on human body and psyche. For example, hospital patients placed in pentagonal rooms recover faster; trapezoidal rooms are particularly beneficial for schizophrenics; and blood coalesces quicker in vials of spherical shape.
Since the Bent Pyramid is the only pyramid in Egypt that has a double-angled profile and double sets of chambers and double entrances, it seems obvious that this was a deliberately planned duality. So what is being conveyed through this unique shape?
Here is a possible answer. The shape of the pyramid is based on the combined geometries of a pentagon and hexagon. The same structure exists in human DNA: the four base compounds are arranged in bonds of pentagons and hexagons. Since this ratio of the pentagon to hexagon (5:6) can also be found in the Earth, the Bent Pyramid seems to echo human and planetary bodies.
Furthermore, because all living organisms are pentagon-based while non-living objects are hexagon-based, symbolically the pyramid may be representing a balanced relationship between both forms—animate and inanimate.
There is a whole language hidden in numbers and shapes, but we’ve forgotten how to read it. The structures of ancient Egypt are there to remind us of that language and help us remember it.