Institute for Pyramidology
From Kook Science
The Institute for Pyramidology was a U.K.-based organisation founded in 1940 by Adam Rutherford for the purpose of spreading "the scientific revelations of the Pyramid," as interpreted and understood by Rutherford, who took them to be proof of the Bible in support of British Israelism. The institute published a journal called Pyramidology Magazine, which seems to have continued well into the 1970s.
An allied body, the Institute of Pyramidology of America, was established in California, with Rutherford appointed as an Honorary President.
- "Exit Hitler Before Xmas", Daily Record (Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland): 4, 1 Jul. 1941, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/118355467/exit-hitler-before-xmas/ — in which Adam Rutherford of the Institute of Pyramidology predicted Hitler's death to occur in 1941 on the basis of "the scientific revelations of the Pyramid."
- "Great Pyramid Revelations Will Be Told", Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX): 10, 26 Sep. 1948, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/118357544/great-pyramid-revelations-will-be-told/ — '"The history of the world is revealed in the scientific exactness of the Great Pyramid, which is entirely different from the other pyramids that are merely tombs," Rev. Mr. Rutherford said. "Scientific features there were incorporated in the construction of the pyramid long before men thought of them show that the pyramid of a divine revelation from Him who made science."'
- "Dr. Adam Rutherford, Guest Speaker at the Oakland Auditorium, under the Auspices of the British Israel Federation (U.S. Lecture Tour, 1948)", Oakland Tribune (Oakland, CA): 16, 18 Oct. 1948, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/118357759/dr-adam-rutherford-guest-speaker-at/ — 'Speaking on the subject, "The Great Pyramid," Rutherford said: "The object of the Pyramid is to make the Bible easy. It is an architect's plan given to make clear God's plan. It is made to a scale." "The pyramid symbology runs through the Bible," Rutherford continued. "Dates in the pyramid reveal that it was finished 1000 years before Genesis was written." "The pyramid tells the time, place and condition of the birth of Christ..."'
- Musel, Robert (2 Jan. 1956), "If These Boys Erred, It's All Right with Us", The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA): 11, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/118358251/if-these-boys-erred-its-all-right/ — re: Rutherford's retraction of a claim that WWIII would begin in 1956, attributed to "a mistake measuring a certain chamber of the Great Pyramid of Cheops."