Briefly, I meant this term to operate on a multitude of levels. The first would be a convenient way to reference the findings of Robert Bauval, who noted that the placements of the Great Pyramid, the Second Pyramid and the Third Pyramid at Giza were aligned to the three stars of Orion's belt. Given the preoccupation of that constellation with death in Egyptian mythology, it was a shorthand way of signifying that relationship. But secondly, I wanted also to underscore the interpretation of Sitchin of the Sumerian epic, the Lugal-e, which indicated a weapons function. I thus intended the term to indicate a weapon of great power and sophistication.
Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".