The pyramid in question
is really an ice house, built in the New Gardens
in Potsdam in 1791-92. It was built at the direction of Friedrich Wilhelm II, who was a Freemason and a Rosicrucian, among other things.
So what are those alchemical symbols over the door? Extra credit if you can figure out the symbolism of the weird insects and such carved into the stone.
posted by Pallas Athena
on May 28, 2013 -
Thinking in context of "Maslow's hierarchy of needs" (the pyramid) - can voids be filled? If so how did you succeed in it? [more inside]
posted by MTuser
on Jul 30, 2011 -
Recently, I came across an online article with a diagram which sketched out how US food subsidies are practically an inverse of the food pyramid — that the items we're supposed to be consuming the least of (fats, sweets, and meats) get the most support from the gov't. I thought this was at GOOD.is
, but I can't find it there. Does anyone know where I could find this article/graphic online?
posted by silusGROK
on Apr 29, 2010 -
Where would I purchase dice in bulk? Not just six-sided dice you'd find in Risk or Monopoly, but tetraherdral (4-sided, pyramid) or dodecahedral (12-sided, cries itself to sleep
)? [more inside]
posted by Mozai
on Nov 9, 2009 -
Why, exactly, are pyramid schemes so bad?
Should I try to convince a relative to leave one, and if so, how? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 22, 2009 -
story from the Onion the original source for the idea of building a pyramid to honour Ronald Reagan and interring Bush I with him in it? I feel like the idea goes back to the eighties... punk song? zine? [more inside]
posted by geos
on Dec 21, 2008 -
Some family members have gotten involved with a cult/pyramid scheme called Psi Seminars. They've been spending money they don't have (up to $4000/seminar, for which they travel to another state and have to stay in hotels) and it's wreaking havoc on their lives. One has lost his home, two are threatening to end their marriages and are alienating their grown children. They are demanding that our relationships with them be within the context of us paying them to attend these seminars as well. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 21, 2007 -
I was wondering if anybody has any knowledge of Canadian Diamond Traders Inc. [more inside]
posted by ashbury
on Mar 7, 2006 -
Tonight at 7:00pm I had representatives of Quixtar come into my home. Should I join or not? Apparently by being an Independent Business Owner (IBO), I can make tons of money just through referrals. As a poor college student, this sounds enticing. [more inside]
posted by j-urb
on Dec 21, 2005 -
I remember reading a while back, possibly in Cosmic Trigger or some other such book, that the pyramid shape is naturally conducive to the sharpening of blades. According to this source, if you put dull blades inside a pyramid-shaped object, they will naturally sharpen over time. I don't think it matters what material the pyramid is made from, or how big it is.
Anyway, as implausible as this idea seems, I know that I've heard it at least a few times, and cannot find anything about it on Snopes.
So my question to the MeFi Mythbusters- real or urban legend?
posted by afroblanca
on Feb 20, 2005 -
Does anyone have any experience with "greens plus"
? Is it a waste of money, or can one really absorb 7 servings of vegetables with three tablespoons of powder? Google seems to be biased as to that question, and I haven't seen it mentioned in any of the other health and nutrition questions on here. Help?
posted by loquax
on Jun 18, 2004 -
My wife is considering getting into Mary Kay
. The sales pitch sounds good, and everyone she knows who's involved with it has said it's a good thing. So naturally I'm suspicious that it's too good to be true. Is there a catch? Anyone had personal experience with Mary Kay?
posted by oissubke
on Feb 16, 2004 -