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Author, lecturer and guide, John Anthony West delivered a seismic shock to archaeology in the early 1990s when he and Boston University geologist Dr. Robert Schoch revealed that the Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt, showed evidence of rainfall erosion. Such erosion could only mean that the Sphinx was carved during or before the rains that marked the transition of northern Africa from the last Ice Age to the present interglacial epoch, a transition that occurred in the millennia from 10,000 to 5,000 BC.

“Egyptian civilization was not a development, it was a legacy” – John Anthony West

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Eg-update 42.0

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         Breaking News

John Anthony West in CA September 27 - October 1 2016

Hear ye, hear ye! All who live within striking distance of Rancho Mirage in southern CA.

1. 9/30-10/2. I will be featured in the 2016 CPAK (Conference on Precession and Ancient Knowledge).

CPAK is always a rewarding experience with its varied cast of knowledgeable and worthwhile speakers. Google it up. I will divulge much new Lost Civilization news and discuss major developments in our ongoing Battle-to-the-Death with the Quackademic Establishment and its dreaded Paradigm Police. The Strongest Thing in the World (“the idea whose time has come,” as Victor Hugo put it) establishes itself ... only when “The Second Strongest Thing in the World” (the Idea whose time has not yet gone) has been vanquished. (Its denouement may not be that far off.) Apart from the weather and this year’s desert setting, at CPAK there is also ample time for schmoozing and socializing. Try to be there if you can.

Hear ye, hear ye! All who live anywhere else in the world where there’s Internet.

2. Prior to CPAK on 9/27 (1 -3 PM PCT) I will be one-on-one live with the irrepressible Joe Rogan on his popular, no-holds-barred podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.

We will of course be talking about things Egyptian, but also my next trip there (10/21 – 11/4 2016), the new book I’ve spent the last two years editing and contributing to: The Dead Saints Chronicles: A Zen Journey Through the Christian Afterlife by David Solomon (for more info google it up on Amazon). But we will doubtless also be ranging far afield into all manner of uncharted, and probably wild territory -- wherever our conversation leads us.

If you can’t tune into it live, fear not. It will be archived…probably for Eternity.


PS. Also, coming soon and fleshing out this Eg-Update:

Further detailed thoughts on the “S” Word (Safety) prompted by the latest terror attacks in France, Belgium and Elsewhere, which have changed the general perception of the terrorist landscape.

News from Egypt in detail. Many promising new developments. On our recent “rekky” we meet amiably with the new Minister of Antiquities and also with the Director of the immense, soon-to-be-opened G.E.M. Grand Egyptian Museum.

Significant additions and updates to the Reading List; more on The Dead Saints Chronicles.

John Anthony West
675 Manorville Rd.
Saugerties NY 12477

Tel: 518-678-2160

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Skypename: JAWSPHINX

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From Eg-Update 28.0...   (Click here to read them all)

More good news!

Robert Schoch and I have formed a production company, Akio Enterprises, (which I’ll explain in detail in due course) looking to produce both documentary (and maybe even feature) films and books as well. We thought we had the financing together for our ambitious follow-up to Mystery of the Sphinx but unfortunately that seems to have evaporated.


Nevertheless, we now have the “smoking gun” evidence we have long sought (Gübekli Tepe in Turkey) and we are convinced that we will be able to get the funding together to produce Zep Tepi and the Dawn of Civilization. It may not be long before the quackademics are smoked out of their ivory towers once and for all.


In tandem with Akio Enterprises, we now also have a plan to activate our long-hibernating but still-breathing Foundation, and we also have enthusiastic and knowledgeable people aboard to make it happen via micro, (and, with luck, not-so-micro) funding.  For starters, Schoch and I are actively compiling/writing a book about our decades-long but still ongoing Sphinx battle (working title: Dancing Down the Bridge of Sirah: A Scientist and a Scholar Fend off the Unicorns and Take On the Paradigm Police ... explanation to follow ...eventually)


Curious note: For decades, back before the computer was invented, I dreamed about a way to do an end run around the cannibals and barracudas of Hollywood and mainstream television via some grassroots system of funding. But I could never think of a practical way to make it happen. The digital revolution now makes that possible. Stay tuned! Now it will happen.


PPS. I’ve mentioned this before. Much of my time the past few years has been devoted to working with my firebrand friend and colleague, trend forecaster Gerald Celente. Most of the turbulence going on now, and which will surely get much worse over the the next few years, was predicted in The Trends Journal, which has grown from an 8 page black-and-white newsletter into a substantial full color, take-no-prisoners unique magazine.


It features art work and spectacular graphics from Eugene Gregan and Anthony Freda, two of America’s most talented artists, and articles by a number of extraordinarily knowledgeable contributors. Celente has a proven, uncanny knack for connecting the dots in three dimensions.


I am co-writer / historian / philosopher / sometimes-comedian-in residence. Check out


Conscious Media Network Video Interview:

Conscious Media Network
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An excellent and fun to watch video interview of John recorded by the Conscious Media Network at the CPAK 2007 Conference. An enlightened bunch, the Network features many, many quality interviews to catch up on and offers much of value to enrich understanding.



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John Anthony West

Magical Egypt Enterprises
675 Manorville Rd., Saugerties NY 12477   Tel: 518-678-2160

J.A.W. Credentials

New Magical Egypt
Trip Dates

Seats are limited - Book early to ensure success.

October 22—November 4, 2016

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To learn all about a Magical Egypt trip, complete with a detailed itinerary and to get yourself a seat, read the Trip info page

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SEKHMET SPEAKS: Patriotism - A Second Opinion 
For those who’ve not accessed the previous Sekhmet Speaks articles posted to my website, I’ve reprinted an edited version of the original introduction, written for the ephemeral English magazine that published the earlier Sekhmet Speaks essays. The rest should be self-explanatory.  More.

A handful of remarkable books, each in its way a significant contribution to its particular field, and together providing a significant contribution to the overriding quest to demonstrate both the reality and the specifics of the lost wisdom of the ancients. More.

The EG-ARCHIVE: Copies of John’s Eg-Update newsletters.   More.

ARCHIVED NEWS: Blasts from the past     More.

   Jimmy Church Radio


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