O R I G I N S s2 0 1 7
(Origins of Civilization)

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1. Find out what exactly our human ancestors were doing in Europe 7.2 millions ago with Michael Cremo.
2. Learn the truth about Gobekli Tepe's Pillar 43 (the Vulture Stone) and the archaic cosmology of the Denisovans with me, Andrew Collins.
3. Learn the shocking truth about the Giza Pyramids and their connection with the stars with Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince
4. Find out why the idea of human giants in ancient times is becoming a reality, even in prehistoric Britain, with Hugh Newman.
5. Learn how Edgar Cayce's psychic predictions regarding the origins of civilization are being confirmed with the discovery of hundreds of prehistoric mound complexes in Peru and Brazil with Jim Vieira.
6. Learn how the megalithic culture of Britain developed an advanced understanding of geometry, mathematics and sacred architecture with Alan Butler
7. Find out how if KIC 8462852 really is the home of an advanced alien intelligence how we might make contact using the process of quantum entanglement with me, Andrew Collins, in the pre-talk in advance of the guided meditation, which ends the Saturday conference.

Plus Sunday Visit to British Museum
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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 ...




Michael Cremo, author of Forbidden Archaeology.

The Hidden History of the Human Race

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Michael A. Cremo - The Hidden History of the Human Race

Exactly how old is humanity? What does archaeology tell us? How can it be so wrong? Michael Cremo - the co-author author of the seminal work Forbidden Archaeology (1993) and The Hidden History of the Human Race - is one of the foremost experts on the origins of humanity within the archaeological record. He ably demonstrates that history is considerably older than we are being told. Moreover, there has been a conspiracy to cover up facts for over 200 years.

Out of place artefacts and considerable amounts of advanced stone implements have been found in deep geological layers across the world telling us that intelligent umans existed as much as ten million years ago, and arguably even earlier still. Moreover, that Vedic and Puranic texts from the ancient East back up these claims, explaining exactly what level of advancement our most distant ancestors achieved. Michael will present the very latest evidence to show that there have been many cycles of humanity, and that on occasions out ancestors have achieved incredibly high levels of both human behaviour and even civilization.

Michael A. Cremo (born 1948) is on the cutting edge of science and culture issues. In the course of a few months time he might be found lecturing at a scientific conference, appearing on a national television show, touring sacred sites in India, or speaking to an alternative science gathering. As he crosses disciplinary and cultural boundaries, he presents to his various audiences a compelling case for negotiating a new consensus on the nature of reality.

He is a member of the History of Science Society, the World Archeological Congress, the Philosophy of Science Association, the European Association of Archaeologists and an associate member of the Bhaktivedanta Institute, specializing in history and philosophy of science.

Besides Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race with Richard L. Thompson (1993), Michael's other books include Divine Nature: A Spiritual Perspective on the Environmental Crisis (1995, co-authored with Mukunda Gosvami, and Forbidden Archeology's Impact: How A Controversial New Book Shocked the Scientific Community and Became an Underground Classic (1998), Human Devolution: A Vedic Alternative to Darwin's Theory (2003), and The Forbidden Archeologist: The Atlantis Rising Magazine Columns of Michael A. Cremo. Michael's website is mcremo.com

Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince

The Stargate Conspiracy

Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince - The Stargate Conspiracy 2017

Since the 1990s huge changes have occurred in our understanding of the origins of Egyptian civilization, particularly in connection with the monuments of Giza. From Robert Bauval's Orion Correlation Theory to the redating of the Great Sphinx by John Anthony West and Dr Robert Schoch, along with the fickled antics of Dr Zahi Hawass in the search for the Hall of Records, to the publication of international bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock. But what has really changed? Do these theories still hold true today, and what was the source behind these great discoveries in the first place? The answers to these questions are, incredibly, bound up with psychic communications that began in the 1950s, and continued through till the 1990s and beyond. The source of these comminications was allegedly an ETI calling itself the Nine (reflecting the Ennead, or Nine gods of ancient Egypt). It began outlining a plan for future first contact involving remote viewing, the monuments of Giza and the revealing of future technologies and ideas in science.

The impact of these communications, whatever their true nature, reached the highest echelons of society, finding influence within NASA, JPL, and even within the Star Trek TV series created by Gene Roddenberry. It is story told by Lynn and Clive in their bestselling book The Stargate Conspiracy, published originally in 1999 and recently updated for a new audience. They will bring the Origins 2017 audience the entire story and show how these communications are still having an impact today. Plus they will review the current situation regarding activities on the plateau at Giza.

Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince are science and history writers, who have been working together as a team for over 25 years. They have various bestselling books to their names including The Templar Revelation (1997), which went on to be name checked as a source in Dan Brown's 2003 super seller The Da Vinca Code (it even earned them a cameo role in the movie adaptation of the book!). Their other titles include The Turin Shroud (1994), The Forbidden Universe (2011), The Sion Revelation (2006), The Hermetic Conspiracy (2011) and, of course, The Stargate Conspiracy (1999). Their website is www.picknettprince.com

Alan Butler

Books by Alan Butler

Alan Butler - Civilization One

A curious baked clay disc unearthed in the ruins of a Cretan palace was the trigger for a quite extaordinary discovery that would gradually enable engineer Alan Butler to reconstruct a remarkable, multi-faceted measuring system adopted originally by the megalithic builders of prehistoric Europe. It encapsulates distance, mass, volume and time, and incredibly the entire system was found to fit perfectly into the mass and dimensions of the Earth. The findings of this extraordinary discovery became the basis of the bestselling book Civilization Onem (2004), co-authored by Alan and Chris Knight, writer with Bob Lomas of The Hiram Key. Yet the book was also the start of a world-wide adventure that continues to rewrite humanity's past even today.


Alan Butler is a British born ex engineer with a lifelong interest in ancient history who became a researcher and writer well over thirty years ago. Alan has worked alone and with co-authors to produce a number of bestselling books related to the origins of society and deep mysteries from the past. In particular his books with Christopher Knight, Civilization One (2004) and Before the Pyramids (2009) have drawn critical acclaim. Alan has travelled the world in his research and to speak at talks and seminars to publicize his extraordinary discoveries. Often appearing on television documentaries Alan Butler continues to further the hypothesis that the origins and ancient past of humanity are dramatically different than orthodoxy would have us believe. Alan lives with his wife Kate on the North East Coast of England.

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: Shane van Truxall)

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)

The cover of Andrew Collins's new book The Cygnus Key: The Denisovan Legacy, Gobekli Tepe and the Birth of Egypt (2018)

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 what do we really know about these founders of human civilization?

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.

For more on this star and its strange light fluctuations and mathematical patterns click here

Andrew Collins is a science and history writer, and the author of over fifteen internationally published books including The Black Alchemist (1988), The Seventh Sword (1991), From the Ashes of Angels (1996), Gods of Eden (1998), Gateway to Atlantis (2000), The Cygnus Mystery (2006), LightQuest (2012), Gobekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods (2014) and upcoming book The Cygnus Key: The Denisovan Legacy, Gobekli Tepe and the Birth of Egypt (2018)

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). He is co-organiser of the Origins conferences with Hugh Newman, and is a regular contributor to the TV show Ancient Aliens. Andrew's website is www.andrewcollins.com.

Stone mason, writer, explorer and TV personality Jim Vieira

Jim with his American giants exhibition.

* Also from the USA *
Jim Vieira - The Lost World of Edgar Cayce

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 Saturday Conference will close with a guided meditation led by Andrew Collins on the star KIC 8462852 and Egypt's Giza Pyramid

Andrew's introduction to the evening meditation lecture will provide an update on the mystery of Tabby's Star, otherwise known as KIC 8462852. He will explain how the star's strange light emissions are broadcasting strange mathematical patterns, invoking ideas of quantum entanglement and panpsychism. The mass meditation at then end of the saturday session will also feature this star and its mysteries.

Russell M. Hossain's imagining of the object that transited KIC 8462852 on Kepler day 792 in 2011.

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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)



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Conference tickets (Saturday only) £52

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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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