O R I G I N S s2 0 1 6
(Origins of Civilization)


Join Robert Bauval, Graham Phillips, Hugh Newman, Andrew Collins, Maria Wheatley, and from the USA William Henry, and Greg and Lora Little, for one of the most extraordinary weekends of the calendar year. Listen to lectures, news and revelations, and share views and ideas with others on the great quest of discovery

Plus New Sunday Conference ...

Join us on the Sunday for a unique day of talks and lectures with special guests Greg and Lora Little in the morning, and the Earthquest core event in the afternoon ...

Want to get actively involved in the ancient mysteries yourself? Want to make your own historical discoveries?

Learn to use intuition, quantum realities and onsite investigations on your own quests of discovery with talks from Graham Phillips, Debbie Benstead-Cartwright, Caroline Wise, Richard Ward and Andrew Collins


The weekend ends with a focused meditation on Göbekli Tepe, the Giza Pyramids and the Matter of Britain. Make the link between all three places in this vision quest with Andrew Collins



Historical author Graham Phillips

Graham Phillips - The Quest for the Lost Tomb of Arthur

Graham Phillips identifies a historical figure behind the legend of King Arthur, and searches for his capital city and his long-lost tomb.

The story of King Arthur is known throughout the world. The fabled Camelot, Sir Bedivere casting Excalibur into the lake and Arthur's secret burial at the isle of Avalon: these are just a few of the enchanting themes in the ancient saga that historians have long considered to be pure fantasy. In his latest book, The Lost Tomb of King Arthur, Graham Phillips presents compelling evidence that such legends were actually based on real events. During a quest lasting over twenty-five years, he has followed a fascinating trail of historical clues showing Arthur to have been a living warrior who led the Britons around the year 500. He has discovered that the legendary Camelot, Excalibur and Avalon were based on a real city, a real sword and a real island. And, most astonishing of all, with the help of archaeologists employing the very the latest scientific equipment, Graham has found what he claims to be the location where Arthur was finally buried.

Graham Phillips is a British non-fiction author who has investigated historical mysteries since the 1980s. He has investigated such enigmas as King Arthur, Robin Hood, and the death of Alexander the Great, as well as researched various biblical conundrums such as the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant. Phillips has written seventeen published books on these subjects and has appeared in many broadcast documentaries over the years.

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Writer, explorer, engineer and best-selling author Robert Bauval

Robert Bauval - What is the True Purpose of the Great Pyramid?

Hundreds of theories to explain the purpose and function of the Great Pyramid of Giza have been proposed, from the prosaic "tomb theory" to the very controversial "machine theory", "Atlantis theory" and "aliens theory". Yet most of these theories generally ignore the intense astronomical and mathematical coding that is incorporated in the design and alignment of this extraordinary monument, as well as the cosmology expounded in the Pyramid Texts. Uncannily, the astronomy provides a specific "address" in our Milky Way Galaxy, and the mathematics provides irrational constants, ratios and prime numbers which, together, strangely resemble the "universal language" of science. Furthermore, the cosmology derived from the Pyramid Texts uncannily resembles modern scientific cosmologies and the latest cutting-edge ideas in quantum physics and neuroscience. In his talk Robert Bauval will explore the possibility of "Intelligent Design" in relation to the Great Pyramid, and will postulate that this monument, as well as the whole Giza ensemble including the Sphinx, may be the quintessential 'message in a bottle' across time and space.

Robert Bauval was born in Egypt in 1948. He completed his building engineering studies in England at the University of the Southbank (1969-73) and in marketing at the University of Buckingham (1989-90). He speaks English, French, Italian and Arabic, and some Spanish. Bauval lived and worked in England, Oman, Iran, Sudan, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, France, Egypt and Spain. In 1983 Bauval developed the Orion Correlation Theory (OCT) and published his first paper in 1989 in the Oxford Journal Discussions in Egyptology. His first book The Orion Mystery (1994) was a No.1 bestseller and is in more than twenty-five languages. His has since written fifteen other books on related subject, and is currently working on a book with astrobiologist Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe. Bauval has appeared on TV channels worldwide. He lives in Spain with his wife Michele, and has two children, Candice and Jonathan, who live in England.

Historical writer William Henry

William Henry - The Lost Spiritual Technology of the Angels

Angels are not just incorporeal beings, messengers of God, intermediaries between heaven and earth. Nor are they simply the memory of ancient shamans adorned in cloaks of vulture feathers responsible for the genesis of western civilization at places like Gobekli Tepe and Catal Hoyuk in ancient Anatolia. The angels and Watchers of Enochian tradition are also light beings that in paST ages have provided humanity with profound knowledge of spiritual technologies that enabled our ancestors to communicate with God and achieve bodily ascension through metaphysical processes still practiced until recent times by certain schools of Tibetan lamaism. In this spectacular audio-visual presentation William Henry provides important clues to this lost spiritual technology, which have been preserved in everything from renaissance art to Christian gnosticism, Hindu and Buddhist sacred texts, and the teachings of western mystery schools.

William Henry is an investigative mythologist, author and TV personality. For over twenty years, he has been a trusted voice on the subject of human ascension and our interactions with otherwordly beings and technologies. His TV show, "Arcanum" and "The Awakened Soul", airs on Gaia TV. He is also the spiritual voice of the History Channel's hit TV series ANCIENT ALIENS, airing globally. Along with his wife, Clare, he leads tour to Egypt, France, England, Italy and Turkey.

Click here to visit William Henry's website

Historical writer and author Andrew Collins

Nigel Skinner Simpson and Andrew Collins at Giza

Andrew Collins - Genesis and Evolution of the Giza Pyramids

For the last twelve years Andrew Collins has been working with chartered engineer Rodney Hale to understand the genesis and evolution of the Giza pyramid field. Together they have discovered a simple and previously unrecognised underlying geometry embracing not only the three main pyramids at Giza, but also the Sphinx monument. Andrew outlines their new approach to understanding the layout of the Giza pyramid field, which illustrates how during the epoch of their construction, ca. 2550-2500 BCE, the Giza Pyramids were locked into very specific alignments involving key stars of the constellation of Cygnus. He explains why Cygnus was so crucial to the ancient Egyptians' view of the afterlife, and demonstrates also how this stunning new vision of the Giza plateau provides compelling evidence that the proto-Sphinx, or Sphinx knoll, must have played a key role at Giza even before the creation of its famous pyramid field. He will go on to reveal the true genesis point of the Giza monuments, and the origins of ancient Egyptian civilization.

Andrew Collins was born in 1957. He is a writer, explorer, international lecturer and author of a large number of books that challenge the way we see the past, including The Cygnus Mystery (2006), From the Ashes of Angels (1996), Gobekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods (2014), and Atlantis in the Caribbean and the Comet that Changed the World (2016). He is co-organiser of the Origins conferences with Hugh Newman.

Historical writer and dowser Maria Wheatley

Maria Wheatley - Stonehenge:Monuments and Murder

Stonehenge is world famous and the most excavated monument in the British Isles. Yet, despite numerous investigations, research and projected theories much remains uncertain. Maria explores the oldest sites that surround Stonehenge taking a new look at the prehistoric landscape. She will reveal the early monumental building phase of long barrows, causewayed enclosures and Stonehenge Phase 1.

Who were the people that constructed these monuments and what did they look like? New evidence suggests a long lost Stonehenge tradition of elongating the skull ensuring a hyper-dolichocephalic skull appearance. Early excavators noted the difference between Bronze Age round skulls and Neolithic long skulls and intriguingly the shape and design of their monuments reflected their skull shape.

From oval causewayed enclosures to elongated Cursus monuments, the distant past comes alive by coming face to face with the people that constructed them. Their history reads like a murder mystery novel; yet as Maria Wheatley will demonstrate the evidence is clear - a genocide occurred close to Stonehenge, one that is only now being revealed for the very first time.

Maria Wheatley is a professional dowser who was taught by European master dowsers and Chinese geomants. Maria is also a leading authority on geodetic earth energies and ley lines, and the author and co-author of various books on sacred sites and dowsing. She has continued her late father's dowsing research into the esoteric design canons of prehistoric sites, Druidic ceremonial enclosures and the Knights Templar's churches and cathedrals.

Maria has studied Neolithic Britain and Bronze Age prehistory with the University of Bath and alongside other professionals, Maria combines her knowledge of archaeology, and earth energies with state of the art equipment to locate, detect and interpret the hidden frequencies that the Earth emits. Her findings challenge our understanding of sacred sites.


Writer, explorer and conference organiser Hugh Newman

Hugh Newman - Olmec Origins: The Mystery of Ancient Mexico’s Megalith Builders

Hugh has travelled around Mexico, Guatemala, Hondurus and Belize in search of the pre-Mayan megalithic civilization that flourished as far back as 7000BC. Mexico is famous for its Mayan and Aztec architecture but Hugh has discovered evidence of much earlier cultures, that were of "megalithic" origin and were the inspiration behind the Mayan emergence. The Mayans have been credited with introducing a sophisticated calendar, agricultural practices and incredible stonework, but it is now thought that the 'Olmec' invented the Long Count calendar that ended in 2012 and taught the Maya much of what they knew, and were experts in the use of Toad DMT, psychedelic mushrooms and altered states, suggesting they received their knowledge from the shamanic realm and shared it with other cultures. Hugh also explores the legend of Quetzalcoatl, a bearded god (who is carved in stone at several Olmec sites) and gives an overview of the incredible Olmec civilization, looking at their controversial theories of their origins, their influence and architecture that were later inherited by the Maya and other Central American cultures.

Hugh Newman is a world explorer, megalithomaniac and author of Earth Grids: The Secret Pattern of Gaia’s Sacred Sites and co-author of Giants On Record America’s Hidden History, Secrets in the Mounds and the Smithsonian Files. He has been a regular guest on History Channel’s Ancient Aliens and Search for the Lost Giants and has articles published in Atlantis Rising (US), New Dawn (Australia), Nexus (UK) and numerous other publications. As well as organising the Megalithomania conferences and tours, he has spoken at events in the UK, Malta, France, Peru, Egypt, Bosnia and North America. He lives in Glastonbury, England. His websites are www.megalithomania.co.uk and www.hughnewman.co.uk


Origins 2016 speakers Greg and Lora Little

Greg Little exploring underwater feature off Andros Island (pic credit: Lora Little)

* Special guests from the USA *

Greg and Lora Little

The organisers of Origins 2016 welcome Greg and Lora Little, who will be flying infrom the USA to take part in this pestigious event. They will each present key note lectures on the Sunday morning.


Greg Little - In Search of the Path of Souls

Greg Little, one of the USA's foremost experts on North America's mound building cultures, will present an umissible audio-visual presentation on the Path of Souls, the Native American death journey once shared by as many as 30 to 40 different tribes across the United States. This transformation process involved the ascension of the soul via three key portals on the Milky Way - Orion, Cygnus and Scorpius. Greg demonstrates how astronomical alignments found at various mound complexes belonging to the Adena and later Mississippi culture reflect an interest in these sky portals at the time of the winter solstice. In addition to this, he will speculate on the evolution and origins of this death journey, suggesting that it might have entered the North American continent as early as 28,000 BC.


Lora Little - The Quest for Atlantis in the Bahamas and Caribbean

Dr Greg Little is a criminal psychologist and the creator of prisoner rehabitation programs used throughout the USA and beyond into Europe. He is a diver, pilot and explorer, as well as the author of a large number of books including Path of Souls (2014), People of the Web (1990), The Archetype Experience (1984) and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Native American Mounds and Earthworks (2008).

Lora Little, along with her husband Greg, has since 2003 been exploring the Bahaman waters in search of underwater archaeological features that might validate Egdar Cayce's that this area marks the location of a final remant of lost Atlantis. Among their discoveries has been ancient harbour works and quays off the coasts of Bimini and Andros, the largest of the Bahaman Islands. These date back thousands of years before the official arrival of the Lucayans from nearby Cuba around 600-700 CE. Lora and Greg have investigated structures as deep as 120 feet below (36 m) sea level, which arguably date back as much as 12,000 years, and in recent years Lora has focused her investigations on what is arguably the most exciting archaeology discovery to come out of the Bahamas in the last 50 years. This is Brown's Ruins, a massive strewn field of stone blocks to the south of Bimini now thought to have been part of an enormous building structure that once stood on the western edge of the former Bahaman landmass. More amazingly, there is good reason to suspect that this structure was destroyed during a catastrophic expisode that might well be linked to the destruction of Atlantis - the story as told by Plato over 2350 years ago, and elaborated on by Edgar Cayce during the first half of the twentieth century. Lora will deliver a breath-taking audio-visual presentation on these wonderful discoveries, which have also included aircraft and wrecks that had previously been thought to have been victims of the infamous Bermuda Triangle.

Dr Lora Little is a psychotherapist, counsellor, diver, explorer, conference administrator, and a member of the ARE's Board of Trustees, working closely with the Edgar cayce Foundation. She is also the co-author of a number of books including The Lost Hall of Records (2000), Mound Builders: Edgar Cayce's Forgotten Record of Ancient America (2001), Ancient South America (2002); Secrets of the Ancient World (2003), Edgar Cayce's Atlantis (2006).

2 0 1 6 presents

THE EARTHQUEST CORE EVENT will take place on the Sunday of Origins 2016 between 1.30pm and 4pm. It is included in the Weekender and/or the Sunday ticket price

The venue for ORIGINS 2016 is:

Steiner House Theatre
Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT

Conference Times: Saturday, November 12th
10am - 9pm
(doors open 9.30am)

Sunday, November 13th
10am - 4pm
(doors open 9.30am)



Use the PayPal buttons below to order your tickets for the Weekend, Saturday only and Sunday only tickets for Origins 2016

(A drop down menu will allow for the purchase of multiple tickets)

Weekender tickets - £76

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Cost per person for Saturday only - £52

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Sunday Confe
rence and EarthQuest Core Event - £26

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Confirmation of your payment will be issed by PayPal and also by the organisers of the event. However, it is advised that you bring to the event a receipt for your monies paid to PayPal. Otherwise just present yourself at the administration desk in the foyer of Steiner House and enjoy the day

* Please note that no refunds will be given within seven days of the event taking place *



The venue for the Origins 2013 conference is the plush theatre hall in Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1. It is situated just a short distance from Sherlock Holmes fictional address of 221b Baker Street, which actually exists today (it didn't when Arthur Conan Doyle wrote his Sherlock Holmes stories in the early twentieth century).

The theatre is in the art style of the futurism movement, and forms part of Steiner House, the home of the Anthroposophical Society. This was founded in 1923 by Rudolf Steiner (1861 - 1925) as "a path of knowledge to guide the spiritual in the human being to the spiritual in the universe", which aptly describes the function today of psychic questing. For Steiner, the society was "an association of people whose will it is to nurture the life of the soul, both in the individual and in human society, on the basis of a true knowledge of the spiritual world". The organisers of the Origins 2013 conference are honoured to have been given special permission to hold the event at this prestigious venue.

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925)

Steiner House is situated at 35 Park Road, London, 5 minutes walk from Baker Street tube station. Just walk to the northern end of Baker Street and turn left onto Park Road. Marylebone station is also close by. For those coming by car, the postcode is NW1 6XT. The nearest car park is Park Road NCP Car Park, 65 Park Rd, Greater London NW1 4SH. Click for directions.


The Saturday conference at Steiner House takes place between 10am and 9pm, with the first lecture beginning at 10.15 am. Doors open at 9.15am. There will be an hour for lunch, and a short break before the keynote lecture in the evening. The Sunday conference will take place between 10am and 4pm, with the first lecture beginning at 10.15 am. Doors open at 9.15am. There will be an hour for lunch. The event will finish at 4pm, no later.



Here are a few hotels in the vicinity of the Steiner House venue for the conference.

Park Avenue, Baker Street, 173 Gloucester Place, Westminster, London, NW1 6DX

146 Suites, 146-148 Gloucester Place, Westminster, London, NW1 6DT

Somerset Hotel, 6 Dorset Square, Gloucester Place, Westminster, London, NW1 6QA

Americana Hotel, 172 Gloucester Place, Westminster, London, NW1 6DS

For all bookings, we suggest visiting bookings.com

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