2018 Awards

Non Fiction Authors Association

Book Award Winner: Fire in Middle: Mystery of the Great Pyramid Solved


Coalition Of Visionary Resources

Fire in the Middle: Mystery of the Great Pyramid Solved, James Ernest Brown, submitted by Ancient Energy Research Center is the Silver Winner (Self-Published Books) of the COVR Visionary Awards

2017 Awards

Fire in Middle – Award finalist in the “Science” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards


Reviews / Testimonials

“James Ernest Brown takes the reader on an exciting step by step journey
through the Great Pyramid. His compelling physical evidence is right before
your eyes. Clearly, the pyramids were never tombs. Egyptologists have really
missed the mark on this one” – David Denton, Florida

“The concept of electrifying water with the Great Pyramid is really thinking
outside the box. James Brown’s evidence in Fire In Middle is overwhelming.
I have to rethink everything I know about Pyramids.”- Rodney Hart, Utah

“I’ve read many opinions about the Great Pyramid. Browns idea makes a great
deal of sense and he offers compelling proof.”-Frank Taylor, Texas






Review of Fire in Middle by James Earnest Brown

by Ted Denmark, Ph.D.


The subtitle of this extraordinary new contribution to the ongoing task of decoding ancient Egyptian culture, particularly regarding the Great Pyramid, clearly states its bold claim: “The Mystery of the Great Pyramid Solved.”  And after forty years of research, reflection and now richly illustrated publication, James E. Brown, whom I have the good fortune to claim as a most insightful, delightful and enterprising acquaintance, appears to have delivered on his objective.  Among the well-organized and well-written chapter presentations are many valuable film-camera photos dating from his initial trip to Egypt with family and investigative team in 1978, many of which show museum artifacts and tour destinations no longer available for viewing by researchers or anyone else … for various reasons.

Many readers will naturally be suspicious of such zealous claims of new Great Pyramid “solutions” because there has been a recent run of some inflated, if progressive, reports by modern technically-inclined investigators, also claiming successful interpretations of the Great Pyramid’s main function—as the most grand of the more than one hundred pyramids along the ancient course of the Nile River near the Gizeh Plateau.  But for my part as an amateur investigator of ‘pyramid magic’ from the time of Peter Tompkins’ coffee table book on same from a half-century ago, I must admit that for the first time, I think James may have finally understood what was going on there (!).

James’ first clear victory is having securely slammed the door on the prevailing sham explanation—still in vogue as conventional wisdom, even among official Egyptian tour guides … of pyramids as burial tombs.  No mummies, no tomb artifacts, no tomb decorations … nothing tomb-like … so let’s get over this 19th Century Egyptologist fantasy already.  Right on, James (!).  There are so many relevant 20th Century technological details hiding in plain sight in, on and around the pyramids, telling the pyramid’s tale better than any made-up fantasy (before any more of it gets destroyed by attendants trying to “clean it up” in a belief that a sanitized pyramid will please the essential stream of tourists for the country’s economy).  James has shown nothing less than Indiana Jones flair—to see the monumental architecture, the relevant symbols and artifacts and finally connect the dots into the very-likely correct technological interpretation, standard science notwithstanding.

It turns out the ancient Egyptians were extremely savvy about low-voltage DC electrical phenomena, particularly regarding relevance for all life forms, something our modern scientific investigators also discovered and explained (Bohr Atom, Maxwell Equations, quantum theory) but sped by very quickly as if this low voltage (but very complex) chemistry weren’t such a big deal.  But ah, it is a really big (and small) deal most worthy of appreciation.  Basically, the notion is that the “life force” as the fundamental condition of all livingness, requires electron flow—at voltages amenable to basic cellular operations—which can most easily and effectively be widely distributed via water flows and intake—as electrified or ionized water. In Egypt it was water taken from the Nile where salt water intrusion from the Mediterranean met with fresh water flow down the Nile in the Gizeh region and was taken into the base of the pyramid by extremely clever and still little-documented means, involving accurate angles and orientations on a grand scale of earthworks caverns and wells that appears to have operated somewhat like a huge hydraulic ram, allowing for a number of continuous low-voltage utilities to have been dispensed: the piezo-electrification or ionization process itself (the main task done inside the pyramid), salt-water batteries using the electrified water stored on premises, and the return of the energized water back into the Nile for “life more abundant” for all the people, animals and agriculture downstream.  Along with the temples and tombs, ancient Egyptian civilization appears to have been built around these water-enlivening pyramids.

Some modern investigators have suspected that some kind of industrial “power plant” operation was going on in the pyramids, which James has more accurately specified and documented, from clues like the abundance of sodium chloride (common salt) that encrusts many of the internal tunnels and causeways, but James’ careful and incisive survey of all the evidence has allowed him to come up with the more advanced and very likely correct, interpretation: the Great Pyramid was engineered to be an “industrial scale” chemical laser used as a water treatment facility by pressurizing or stressing three large red Aswan granite plugs in the sealed “Ascending Passage” to continually produce electrified water passing by on the other side of this crucible, coming up along the “Descending Passage.”  His analysis of the King’s and Queen’s Chambers as the origin of the two coherent chemical components driving the lasering process, will forever change how we think of what was happening inside the Great Pyramid—and what these ‘Electrified Ancient Egyptians’ really knew.  They knew so much more than their pre-modern literary chroniclers give them credit for!

Of course, who might have been capable of designing a megalithic facility like this with its  sophisticated chemical laser reaction process inside more than a hundred pyramids in ancient Egypt (James reports that some aspects of the many pyramids appear identical, even if there are also major differences in the interior structures …), is still a mind-boggling mystery, however long it may have taken to build them while knowing the fine, almost impossible level of detail required that would have to be integrated in mega-stone work construction to make truly massive engineering projects like this work with any degree of efficiency.  It’s really more on a scale like our modern nuclear power plants, and in some ways with a similar exaggerated simplicity, but electrifying water rather than merely boiling it to make steam to turn turbines is even more sophisticated in some ways—and a great deal safer—since higher voltage electric power can easily be produced directly and locally now, using the photoelectric effect, as in solar panels, roof tiles and the like with power inverters.  The path would seem to lead back to Ancient Atlantis or some other earlier (ET sourced?) master civilization, but that is a topic for another day.

So, whether you are a veteran pyramid sleuth looking for the next big de-construction/ re-construction breakthrough regarding the Great Pyramid enigma or merely a more recent enthusiast, you will not be disappointed with the conclusion or the lead-up narrative aided by several hundred interpretative images in this beautifully finished book length effort by James E. Brown, assisted by Julie Loar and his talented family.   More detailed analysis by chemical engineering specialists on various aspects of the Brown pyramid chemical-laser theory is now needed to hone James’ ideas into finished resolution, I think, but the proof of concept has now been given and the kudos goes to this super-sleuth for understanding what had remained hidden to everyone else till now … while seen as an eccentric “wonder,” yet believed to be merely a primitive ritualistic “Stone Age” burial chamber … for as long as anyone knows.  We only wish we could have seen it in all its glory with the Sun gleaming off the full hundred-inch thick mantle of white limestone!


Review #1:   Reviewed for Readers’ Favorite

Reviewed By:  Liz Konkel

Review Rating:   5 Stars ***** 

Fire in Middle by James Ernest Brown is the second of three volumes that include research from a series of expeditions, going to locations such as Giza, Luxor, Saqqara, Abydos, and Abu Simbel. This educational memoir highlights Brown’s personal experiences as he researches pyramids, and uses hieroglyphics to show how Ancient Egyptians used energy, electricity, and water for various daily purposes. Complete with over three hundred photos, diagrams, and illustrations, Brown creates a guide that provides historical context, accurate details, and a personal adventure within the Great Pyramid.

James Ernest Brown takes apart every aspect of the pyramids’ construction in order to clearly explain how each part functions. The photos and illustrations allow for a visual element as he highlights from the entrance to passages to electrified water leaving the pyramid. I was intrigued by the chapter where Brown shows how “electrified water is used in many Egyptian tomb paintings.” The topic is unique and engaging, with the author going far beyond how a pyramid is derived, and includes a brief history on the use of crystals. Every detail and piece of historical background is well researched, backing Brown’s argument and truly made me think. Brown succeeds in his goal, as he presents supported arguments as to why the typical interpretations of the pyramids need to be reevaluated. Fire in Middle is fascinating, in depth, concise, written in clear and easy to understand language. The perfect tool for those wanting to learn how pyramids work, and those fascinated with Ancient Egyptians and their use of electricity


Review #2:   Reviewed for Readers’ Favorite

Reviewed By:  Jack Magnus

Review Rating:   5 Stars ***** 

Fire in Middle: Mystery of the Great Pyramid Solved is a nonfiction speculative work written by James Ernest Brown. Brown has been studying the pyramids of Egypt for over forty years. His research has led him to believe that the commonly held theory that the pyramids were used as burial chambers is incorrect. His professional knowledge of building and construction assisted him in developing his theory and laying out his arguments for his belief that the Great Pyramid was used in a chemical process that relied on water provided by the Nile River, which was then electrified and used for the general well-being of the ancient Egyptians. He shows how the sarcophagi found in the King’s Chambers were more likely used as part of the catalytic portion of the process than as the resting place of ancient Egyptians — making note of the drainage openings found therein which had no purpose or place in the burial process. Brown has taken over 10,000 photographs of the pyramids of Giza and other ancient Egyptian structures, and he uses them to defend his theories. He also includes an extensive list of references and recommended readings.

James Ernest Brown’s nonfiction archaeological work, Fire in Middle: Mystery of the Great Pyramid Solved, is a fascinating and persuasive work that kept me happily studying his pictures and reading his arguments for quite some time. His pictures are stunning and bring the learning experience to a new level. I also appreciated the archival quality of his photos, many of which were taken of areas and locations which are now closed to the public or forever altered. While I was inclined at first to be somewhat skeptical of Brown’s premise, I found that his arguments made a lot of sense, and the evidence provided by his photographs was persuasive indeed. Brown’s presentation of photographic evidence and his clearly elaborated discussions made what could have been a dry and overly technical treatise into an accessible and well-documented study of an alternative theory of the purpose of the Egyptian pyramids. Fire in Middle is an absorbing and well-presented treatise that actually takes the reader deep within the pyramids themselves via Brown’s photos and proposes a plausible and convincing theory about the function and purpose of the Great Pyramid.







Review #3:  Reviewed for Readers’ Favorite

Reviewed By:  Mamta Madhavan

Review Rating:  5 Stars  ***** 

Fire in Middle: Mystery of the Great Pyramid Solved by James Ernest Brown is an absolutely fascinating read that speaks about the author’s visit to Egypt with a team of seven other people to understand the true purpose of the Great Pyramid and his conclusions about it. The step-by-step journey through the Great Pyramid, and the other pyramids in surrounding areas, throws light on how the author has come to the conclusions that the pyramid fits the profile of a type of chemical laser and that the Giza Plateau functioned as a massive industrial complex. The book also explains why the author believes the Great Pyramid functioned as a type of closed cycle fluoride/hydrogen gas laser.

For all those readers who are curious to learn about the Great Pyramid, this book is fascinating as they go on a journey of discovery with the author. Egypt is a country filled with intrigue and mystery and the Great Pyramid of Giza is different from the other pyramids in Egypt. In one chapter, the author takes readers on a pictorial journey through the Great Pyramid and the other pyramids which is helpful when it comes to removing misconceptions and false information they have about the pyramids. The pictures and diagrams help readers understand the architectural principles of the Great Pyramid and a lot of facts about Egyptian culture, ancient Egypt, and their beliefs. The author handles the topic extensively and speaks about how the Great Pyramid also has a source of power which is always present.






Review #4:  Reviewed for Readers’ Favorite

Reviewed By:  Ray Simmons

Review Rating:  5 Stars  *****

I must admit, I love ancient mysteries. I like the idea that our distant ancestors knew, and saw, a lot more than is passed down in traditional histories. I am a fan of the theory that we may have been visited by aliens in our distant past. I believe we had help. The pyramids are one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world and I was very impressed with the theories that James Ernest Brown laid out in Fire in Middle: Mystery of the Great Pyramid solved. I won’t tell you what the main theory is in this review. I hate spoilers. But I can tell you that James Ernest Brown is an experienced general contractor, and his approach is taken from the angle of an architect or engineer. I found it sensible and full of the practical points you would expect to find from someone working in the construction field.

Not only are James Ernest Brown’s theories practical and based on common sense, but he also has a talent for laying them out clearly and succinctly. I found Fire in Middle easy to read and I found the ideas easy to follow, even though I don’t have a technical background. There were a lot of pictures and diagrams that helped put you there on the spot, so that you could get an idea of how he came to his conclusions. I like that. There is not a lot of over explaining, just one straightforward message. So if you are fascinated by the pyramids or ancient mysteries in general, you will definitely want to read Fire in Middle.






Review #5: Reviewed for Readers’ Favorite

Reviewed By:  Samantha Dewitt (Rivera)

Review Rating:  5 Stars   *****

Egyptologists and historians alike claim that the Great Pyramid of Giza was once a burial site for an ancient pharaoh, but what if those beautiful structures were actually something else entirely? A careful and thorough evaluation of the pyramids just might prove that there was an entirely different purpose in mind when the pyramids were built. This book delves right into the midst of history that many thought was long settled, and raises new questions if that history is to be believed. How would the servants have gotten a body up through the Ascending Chamber, if that were the purpose, when it’s only 4 feet tall? How would they have moved multi-ton blocks directly into that same chamber and then tunneled their way back out, if that were the purpose as well? James Ernest Brown answers these questions in Fire in Middle: Mystery of the Great Pyramid Solved; they didn’t, because the pyramids weren’t for burials after all, but for something far more advanced.

Fire in Middle is a really great book for showing you just what may have been happening in the pyramids. Brown conducted extensive research over many years that shows what appears to be an energy source, rather than a burial chamber, and it could unlock some amazing things about history and the Egyptians if more can be found out about it. This book is amazing and it shows every step in the process that James Ernest Brown took in order to create his theories, with images that show you absolutely everything so you can make your own decisions and evaluations as well. It’s nearly impossible to imagine the ancient Egyptians with electricity and a renewable energy source, but if James Ernest Brown’s research and evaluation in Fire in Middle is correct, that’s exactly what it means, which could indicate something entirely different for our future.