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(Origins of Civilization)

Join Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe, Gary Osborn, Jim Vieira, Hugh Newman, Andrew Collins and more for the UK's most important weekend in the ancient mysteries calendar. Listen to lectures, news and revelations, and share views and ideas with others on the great quest of discovery

The Saturday Conference will end with a focused meditation on Göbekli Tepe, the Giza Pyramids and the Origins of Civilization. Make the link between all three places in this guided vision quest with Andrew Collins

Plus Sunday Visit to British Museum

Join Andrew Collins on the Sunday for a unique visit to the British Museum to explore some of the most famous exhibits including the Rosetta Stone, Assyrian hall, Egyptian hall, Sumerian hall, Mexican room, and more ...



Sri-Lankan-born British astronomer, astrobiologist and mathematician Chandra Wickramasinghe (born 20 January 1939)

Some of the many books by Chandra Wickramasinghe

Chandra Wickramasinghe - The Cosmic Nature of the Great Pyramid

The enigmatic Pyramids of Egypt, and in particular the Great Pyramid at Giza, have been the subject of theories and ideas on the purpose of their construction for hundreds of years. In the mid-nineteenth century is was popular to attribute the mathematical design of the Great Pyramid to divine inspiration, while even Sir Isaac Newton saw its dimensions as mirroring the size of the earth. Today Western academics accredit its construction to the Fourth Dynasty pharaoh Khufu, the Cheops of the ancient writers. They confidently propose it is no more than a royal sepulchre built for a king; any mathematical logic found in connection with its extraordinary design simply coincidence. Yet as each decade goes by the structure's extremely complex nature tells us very clearly that by accident or design the architects of this Wonder of the Ancient World encoded into its construction a profound knowledge of complex mathematics and geometry. Is someone or something trying to convey across space and time acute cosmological and mathematical data that makes sense only if we suspend our logic about the mundane purpose of this extrordinary ancient monument? Does its message reavel a hidden understanding of quantum realities, cosmological ideals and high mathematical principles that only today are we beginning to understand for the very first time? Is the Great Pyramid a message to humanity revealing not just the cosmic origins of life, but also the means by which we can use this data and respond intelligently to its grand designers?

Sri-Lankan-born British astronomer, astrobiologist and mathematician Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe (born 20 January 1939)has been at the forefront of resear4ch into life's origins in the cosmos for nearly 40 years. He has made a special study of the early Solar System, comets, astrochemistry, the question of where exactly life came from. His inspiration came in his early years from astrophysicist and astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle, the two jointly working on a number of projects together, including the concept of panspermia - the idea that organic life on earth was seeded from an extraterrestrial source. Hoyle and Wickramasinghe also proposed that mass illnesses, like the pandemic of 1918, on earth might well have originated from passing comets.

Wickramasinghe is the author of as many as 30 books on many aspects of astrophysics and astronomer. He is also a familiar figure on television and film, and today writes online blogs and articles. In the past, he has appeared on BBC Horizon, UK Channel 5 and the History Channel, while in 2013 he appeared on the Discovery Channel program "Red Rain". he is currently working with Egyptian-born Belgian ancient mysteries writer and engineer Robert Bauval on a a book regarding the profound cosmic nature of Egypt's Great Pyramid.

Ancient mysteries writer Gary Osborn

The Penniston Binary Code and the Great Pyramid (credit: Andrew Collins)

Gary Osborn - The Rendlesham Forest Incident and the Binary Code Revelation: Its Impact on the Cosmic Origins of the Giza Pyramid and the World Earth Grid

In December 1980 US airmen staioned at RAF Woodbridge in Suffolk encountered a very strange craft or object inside Rendlesham Forest. Although at first covered up, the Rendlesham Forest Incident as it became known it today heralded as one of the most important UFO incidents in recent history. One of the witnesses, US serviceman Jim Penniston was inspired after the encounter to scribble down pages of zeros and ones that were forgotten about until the recording of the popular TV series Ancient Aliens in 2010. The scribblings were revealed as a message in binary code revealing the locations of several key ancient sites around the world.

Following this unexpected revelation, ancient mysteries writer Gary Osborn has been working with Jim Penniston to try and understand the nature and implications of the Rendlesham Forest binary code message. His findings are extrordinary and reveal that the sites mentioned in the message form part of an unbelievable global grid, with their main focus being the Great Pyramid of Giza, which holds the key to understanding the true purpose behind the construction of this extrordinary ancient monument, one of the seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Gary Osborn is the author of various books including The Serpent Grail (2005) and The Shining Ones (2006), both co-authored with Philip Gardner, the former presenting fresh insights into the origins of the Holy Grail and its connection to the perceived power's of snake's venom. He is also the author of The Giza Prophecy (2012), co-authored with Scott Creighton.

Gary is a regular contributor to the magazines Mindscape and also The Heretic, and has written also for Australia's New Dawn magazine.

Gary has been a reagular guest on many radio shows and has presented his findings at various conferences, including QuestCon 05, organised by Andrew Collins. Twice Gary has had the honour of being 'Author of the Month' on the Graham Hancock Website.

Gary is working today with ex-US serviceman Jim Penniston to understand the Penniston Binary Code and its implications for the origins and future of human civilization.

Born in Camberwell, South London, Gary was brought up in the London borough of Peckham, attending Peckham Park Primary and William Penn Grammar in Dulwich, London.

Gary's Blog "Internal Eclipse" can be found at: http://authorgaryosbornsblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013_06_01_archive.html



Writer, explorer and conference organiser Hugh Newman

The cover of Anthony Robert's ground-breaking work on British giants Sowers of Thunder (1978).

Hugh Newman - Origins of the Giants in Britain

In honour of Anthony Roberts’ ground-breaking book Sowers of Thunder (1978), Hugh will explore the mystery of the legendary giants of the British Isles, starting with the famous founding of Britain by Brutus of Troy, who was said to have defeated a giant called Gogmagog to claim his right to Albion. Hugh looks also at the legends surrounding the Fomorians and Fir Bolg of Ireland, the giants said to have been the mighty megalith builders of England, the ‘Cawr’ giants of Wales, as well as historical accounts of giant human skeletons. Numerous oversized skeletons are reported to have been found in graves around Stonehenge, and hundreds more appear in accounts in other parts of Britain, as do the existence of various giant-sized artefacts. Hugh looks also at the archaeological record and discusses whether a giant population did indeed once inhabit the British Isles, and was responsible for the construction of megalithic monuments. He examines also the power of the British giant myths, which reveal much about the nature of this forgotten population, including the fact that they possessed powers like those of shamans, could change the weather and gave rise of civilisation.

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

Historical writer and author Andrew Collins
(pic credit: Shan van Truxall)

The cover of Andrew Collins's new book
The Cygnus Key: Göbekli Tepe and the Birth of Egypt. Cover artwork by Russell Hossain

The bottle-green chloritolite arm bracelet found in the Denisova cave, and thought to have been created by Denisovans over 40,000 years ago (Credit: Anatoly Derevianko and Mikhail Shunkov)

Andrew Collins - Meet the Denisovans: The True Founders of Human Civilization

With the extraordinary evidence emerging right now to suggest that a newly-discovered archaic human population known as the Denisovans might have attained advanced levels of behaviour beyond that even of our own ancestors Andrew Collins finds out what we know about the achievements, distribution and the impact of their legacy on our own civilization.

In the 2000s human fossil remains were unearthed in the Denisova Cave within the Altai Mountains of southern Siberia. DNA testing showed that the bones - two molars and a pinky bone - belonged to a previously unknown human population today known as the Denisovans. They are now thought to have inhabited Eastern Eurasia from around 400,000 years down to around 40,000 years ago (and arguably much later stil). During their final years the Denisovans achieved an advanced level of human behaviour, including the creation of sophisticated symbolic or non-functional objects including an arm bracelet in bottle-green chloritolite with a bored hole that can only have been made using a high-speed drill; a bone needle with an eye for thread, suggesting the manufacture of tailored clothing, as well as finely finished, pierced ostrich eggshell beads no more than a centimetre in diameter. In addition to this, fragments of horse bones found inside the Denisova Cave have suggested that Denisovans domesticated, herded and maybe even rode horses long before it was thought humanly possible. So who exactly were the Denisovans? What do we really know about them, and how are they linked to Neanderthals and our own ancestors?

In advance of the publication of his new book The Cygnus Key: Göbekli Tepe and the Birth of Egypt, Andrew Collins in a brand new presentation for Origins 2017, reveals how the Denisovans might well have been the first human population to engineer landscapes, make dams and waterways, create stone monuments, fashion musical instruments, understand the importance of sound acoustics, and create a polarcentric cosmology based around the stars of the northern night sky. More importantly, he will demonstrate that it was their extraordinary knowledge that would eventually inspire the creation of Göbekli Tepe in southeast Turkey, Gunung Padang in Java and the Giza Pyramids of Egypt.

The Cygnus Key: Göbekli Tepe and the Birth of Egypt is published by Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.

Andrew Collins is a historical writer living in the United Kingdom. He is the author of more than a dozen books that challenge the way we perceive the past, including From the Ashes of Angels (1996), which establishes that the Watchers of the book of Enoch and the Anunnaki of the Sumerian texts are the memory of a shamanic elite that catalyzed the Neolithic revolution in the Near East at the end of the last ice age; Atlantis in the Caribbean (2016), which tracks down Plato's Atlantean island empire to the Caribbean island of Cuba and the Bahaman archipelago; Tutankhamun: The Exodus Conspiracy (co-authored with Chris Ogilvie Herald, 2002), which reveals the truth behind the discovery of Tutankhamun's famous tomb; The Cygnus Mystery (2006), which shows that the constellation of Cygnus has been universally venerated as the place of first creation and the entrance to the sky world since Paleolithic times; LightQuest (2012), which demonstrates that UFOs are most likely plasma constructs that display sentience, clear intelligence and interactive qualities, and Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods (2014), which reveals the role played by Göbekli Tepe in the origins of civilization, and the rise of myths and legends regarding the Watchers of the book of Enoch, the Anunnaki of Mesopotamian mythology.

In 2008 Andrew and colleague Nigel Skinner Simpson discovered a previously unrecorded cave complex beneath the pyramids of Giza, which has brought him worldwide acclaim. It is today known as Collins' Cave, the story of which is told in his book Beneath the Pyramids (2009).

2017 sees the publication of Andrew's book The Cygnus Key: Göbekli Tepe and the Birth of Egypt, which demonstrates that Göbekli Tepe and the Pyramids of Giza were the product of ancient technologies and a polarcentric cosmology derived from the Denisovans, a former human population who occupied the Altai-Baikal region of southern Siberia till around 40,000 years ago. He is co-organiser of the Origins conferences with Hugh Newman.

Andrew's website is www.andrewcollins.com.

Stone mason, writer, explorer and TV personality Jim Vieira

Jim with his American giants exhibition.

Jim Vieira

Origins welcomes back Jim Vieira, who will deliver a presentation entitled The Search for Edgar Cayce's Lost World. At Origins 2017, he will present his findings based on 30 years of research into the origins of civilization and Homo Sapiens through a comparative analysis of myth, legend, worldwide indigenous oral traditions, religious documents, Freemason, Rosicrucian and Theosophist teachings, the writing of Plato and the wisdom of the great mystics Rudolf Steiner and Edgar Cayce. Astonishingly they all make the same bizarre claims about the past. All the sources propose a supernatural start for our species in the lost continent of Atlantis, a continent who claimed giants and little people as part of it’s population. Long lived androgynous creator gods were said to have founded our species in this lost world. What is the reality of these claims, and how do they fit into our knowledge of the past. These are the questions addressed by Jim at Origins 2017.

Jim Vieira is a stonemason, author, explorer and host of the History Channel shows -"Search for the Lost Giants" (2014) "Roanoke: Search for the Lost Colony" (2015) and "Return to Roanoke: Search the Seven" (2016). Jim has investigated worldwide ancient stone sites, studied global indigenous oral traditions, religious documents, the readings of the great mystics and the literature of secret societies to form an alternative theory regarding the origins of civilization. A theory almost in perfect alignment with the readings of the famed sleeping prophet, Edgar Cayce.




THE BRITISH MUSEUM TOUR with Andrew Collins will take place on the Sunday of Origins 2017 between 11am and 3pm. It is included in the Weekender ticket or tickets can be purchased for this Sunday event alone

Watch these videos of Andrew Collins guiding a tour around the British Museum as part of Origins 2014:


A QUESTER'S GUIDE TO THE BRITISH MUSEUM - PART TWO: Ancient Sekhmet Statues from Luxor, Egypt

A QUESTER'S GUIDE TO THE BRITISH MUSEUM - PART THREE: The Rosetta Stone, Shabaka Stone & Egyptian Goddesses

Watch all seven parts of the Quester's Guide to the British Museum on YouTube now

The venue for ORIGINS 2017 is:

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

Conference Times: Saturday, November 4th
10am - 9pm
(doors open 9.15am)



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

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Earlybird weekender tickets - £60
(the price will rise to £63 after June 2016

Earlybird tickets for Saturday only - £48

(the price will rise to £52 after June 2016)

Earlybird tickets for the Sunday visit to the British Museum with Andrew Collins - £15
(limited to just 40 participants)

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.

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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.


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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