Pyramid Power

the first practical pyramid book cover

The First Practical Pyramid Book

I don’t even know how I tripped over this title.  But I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some serious energy tips and meditate while I dried my food and all while looking fabulous.  Too good to be true?  Still not sure.

Of course there is no free pyramid anymore.  I am sure that bit the dust within minutes of being shelved for the first time.  However, I love that libraries collect some of this stuff!  It is so interesting and tons of fun.  Good information?  I will have to ask those pyramid fans to lead us to “the” standard on pyramid power.


dehydrated fruits and veg


back cover




  1. Gotta wonder how many of them drank gasoline instead of energized water – the containers would look identical once they’d finished “mellowing” the wine and tobacco. (I assume there’s a section on how hotboxing works better in a pyramid than in, I dunno, a car-shaped space?)

  2. I frequently wonder why I’ve read so many of these ridiculous books. In this case, I’m fairly certain that my brother (the opposite of me when it comes to skepticism) (he later attended the 1999 Harmonic Convergence meeting in Sedona, Arizona) brought it home. Silly brother. I lump this in with other strange ideas of the ’70s.

  3. Oh this went straight to my facebook for sharing. Fantastic. Fecking nutters. I’ll be laughing at the energized waters all week!

  4. Am I missing something here? “Pyramid” ? It looks like its pseudoscience with some protoscience caused by lack of consulting actual scientists on how things like thermodynamics work.

  5. I can’t stop giggling over how they’ve listed “mellowing tobacco” as one of the alleged benefits of the pyramid in a way that makes it seem as if that’s just as good for you as, say, those dehydrated veggies.

  6. I like Dr Fowler C. Jones’s comment that it’s “one of the top two pyramid books.” I’m curious whether the other one in that pair has similar pyramid teachings, or if the two traditions diverged after an acrimonious schism dating to the “Great Pyramid of Cheops of Avignon” debacle.

  7. As for the Mythbusters, the “cut fruit” seemd to stay fresher under the pyramid. So they re-did the experiment until it rotted like it was supposed to.

    I remember this crap from when I was kid.

  8. When I saw this, I remembered that I did a science fair project on pyramid power when I was a kid. I remember I demonstrated that apples dry and milk goes bad exactly the same way inside a pyramid as outside one. (The pyramid power book we had at school claimed that pyramids keep perishable foods fresh, in addition to the claims seen in the post. I remember seeing the razor one, too, but I couldn’t think of a way to test it as my father used an electric razor.) I think our book must have not had the gardening ideas in it, or I’d have done that–we lived in an apartment, but I could have done something in pots.

  9. Ah, the pyramid craze – it was right up there with “Was God an astronaut?” (short answer: no). I always loved the bit about blades staying sharp if left in a pyramid – certainly, they’d always be sharper than anyone who believed in this nonsense…

  10. This is all perfectly true. We are still using some razor blades that my grandfather, Lord Carnarvon, found in a pyramid in 1928. (You just have to remember to align them on the North-South axis, as the book correctly states.)

  11. I’m guessing that the pyramid that was included in the book wasn’t quite as big as the ones in the pictures.

  12. Jude, had a sibling like this too. Remembering the plastic pyramid in that household. The 70’s were an amusing time, except that I was often buttonholed into listening to new age claims.

  13. Hehe! Look how the pyramid with the gladioli in is at least a meter closer to the camera than the box frame… Hmmmm, I wonder if that goes some way towards explaining the apparent comparative size of the plants…

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