I am (in a sense) sorry to tell you that as of this morning, our talk is sold out.
If convenient for you, you can show up at the Church and hope someone cancels out, or doesn't pick their ticket. But that's the best I can do.
The evening will be video'd however, and that should be available sometime very soon. So the information won't be lost, but it is not the same. Sorry!
As of this writing 312 out of the 340 available tickets to our joint 11/29 evening in NYC have been sold.
Anyone expecting to get tickets at the door might want to book now to avoid getting turned away if it's a sell-out.
Dates are now finalized for my February 2017 Egypt Trip.
Depart JFK (or elsewhere in the Western hemisphere) February 17 2017 -- Return March 3 2017.
The itinerary is the same as the standard trip already posted to my website, except that I've added a free day, which we can very much use!
This adds $100 on to the listed price. Thus $5595 instead of $5495. International airfare is NOTINCLUDED. Domestic airfare within Egypt is included, as are many other features that are expensive options on other tours, or, more commonly, not available at all.
Many more people have inquired about this trip than I have room for. Apart from my website and this Update to my mailing list, it will also go up on Facebook, and I'll be talking about it on a few blogs/interviews coming up shortly.
If you are certain you want to go, please let me know asap.
If you can put in a deposit right away, so much the better. If not I can wait as long as I know you're definite about signing on. Just let me know so I don't overbook, or tell people there's room when there isn't.
Remember there's a discount ($150) if you pay by check or wire transfer (Wire transfer info is on my website)
Note: Of possible interest to all living within striking distance of New York City. I will be doing a joint lecture/interview there (first time ever) with Graham Hancock on November 29. This should be a lively, entertaining and informative evening. As this is written (11/18) tickets are 2/3 sold out so if you plan to attend it might be wise to book in advance. Here is the link:
Hello Friends and Egyptophiles, (especially insomniacs and night owls among you)
Here is a last-minute notice that I will be interviewed by George Noory tonight 11/10/16 on the very popular Coast to Coast audio show. Actually, it's not even tonight but early morning Friday (1 AM - 3 AM) East Coast time. If you can't or don't want to (and I wouldn't blame you if the latter) tune in at that ungodly hour not to worry. The show will be archived and available to all.
John Anthony West
coast to coast am - november 10, 2016 Secrets of Ancient Egypt / Intuitive Wisdom
Published on Nov 11, 2016
coast to coast am - november 10, 2016 Secrets of Ancient Egypt/ Intuitive Wisdom
Date: Thursday - November 10, 2016
Host: George Noory
Guests: John Anthony West, Kala Ambrose
Author, lecturer, and guide, John Anthony West, delivered a seismic shock to archaeology in the early 1990s when he and geologist Robert Schoch revealed that the Great Sphinx 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 epoch. In the first half, he discussed his revolutionary reinterpretation of the ancient civilization of Egypt which challenges the timeline that had previously been accepted as dogma. This is not just a question of how old their civilization was, but the astonishing degree of sophistication they had in their building of what amounts to the "most spectacular sculpture on Earth," he remarked.
Further, the temples near the Sphinx are built from stones weighing up to 150 tons slotted together like a jigsaw puzzle in a way that could not be even be reproduced with today's technology, he marveled. While West doesn't entirely rule out the ancient ET hypothesis, he finds no evidence for it. He believes a lost civilization with advanced skills, predating the known ancient Egyptians, created the Sphinx. He also talked about how the pyramids at Giza seem to be connected as part of a mysterious grand unified plan or machine. The focus of all Egyptian religion deals with the quest for immortality, he added.
Secrets of Ancient Egypt Riddle of the Sphinx with John Anthony West 1 & 2
OCT 7 - DIALOGUE WITH JOHN WEST
From the producer...
The Magical Egypt Dialogues will be a participatory kind of performance art. They will go deep and they will go places that only Magical Egypt dare go! The Dialogues themselves. along with your questions and participation, will be featured in the upcoming Magical Egypt series 2, and will help to shape the narrative structure and subject matter of the episodes.
This is your chance to play a part in history, to influence the producers, and maybe even appear in the shows. It will certainly enable you to become proactive in the “mental nutrition” you choose to consume. To quote Pythagoras, “Milk for babes, meat for strong men.” Choose for yourself what you want to watch, and avoid the “one-size-fits-all” syndrome pervasive in broadcast programming, that can arise from never peeping outside the box.
These Dialogues will generally start around 9PM EST, and will last as long as it takes.
You are not just an audience member, but an integral part of the creation.
You may choose to interact or observe.
Each dialog will be recoded for review later or in the case that you are unable to attend.
Questions for our guests may be submitted prior to the event in writing, or live on the evening.
New guests will be added to the schedule as they are confirmed.
Some confirmed quests are yet to be scheduled.
A video link will be sent to all audience member after the event.
This one promises to be a lively, if not downright raucous gig. Scroll through the menu of presenters and you'll get the idea.
I am Keynote Speaker, which means I’m on stage for an extended period and get to tell plenty of jokes ... in between the geology, Symbolist Egypt, archeoastronomy/astrology, sacred geometry... and for the very first time on stage, I will be introducing: The Four Five Horsemen Cowboys of Apocalypse 2.0
October 9 - 12, Virginia Beach VA.Annual Ancient Mysteries Conference @ the Association for Research and Enlightenment
As you will see at a click, this conference also features a broad and colorful mix of speakers, some of whom will also be at the Paradigm event. What the A.R.E. seminar has, and what Paradigm does not have, is the Atlantic Ocean just outside the hotel, a considerable incentive to attend, especially if you live on the East somewhere and therefore not close to the Arctic Circle in MN.
Happy New Year Egyptophiles!
I will be ringing in the new with an extensive three hour skype interview with Jimmy Church
on FADE TO BLACK, which is part of Art Bell's DARK MATTER NETWORK.
It's scheduled for Thursday, January 2, 2014 7 PM - 10 PM Pacific Coast Time, which is 10 PM - 1 AM Eastern Standard Time. It promises to be a wide-ranging and lively gig! I hope, but am not sure, that it will go out on both skype video and also skype audio.
You should be able to tune in live from almost anywhere in the US and a number of places abroad. It will also be posted to Jimmy's website and will be accessible and downloadable at any time.
Jimmy tells me that it is very easy to access. But in the event that any of you are as technologically challenged as I am, here are detailed instructions.
1. go to www.jimmychurchradio.com and click on the 'external player' button next to LIVE FEED. the audio will start automatically...if it doesn't, click the 'play' button in the player that pops up. If no player opens then follow the instructions for downloading a player.
2. go to www.artbell.com and click on the 'Dark Matter Radio' banner and then choose a player from the choices above the show listings. The most common are the 'HTML5' or 'external'...both will work. Show will start automatically. If no player opens then follow the instructions for downloading a player.
John Anthony West
Friends and Egyptophiles,
1. Upcoming lecture. This is a last-minute, barely-advance notice for a one-hour lecture I'll be giving tomorrow, Saturday July 28th, at The Center for Symbolic Studies in near-by New Paltz, NY. http://symbolicstudies.org/ Google it up. the seminar is called As Above, So Below and features an unusual and interesting mix of speakers talking on a number of topics directly or tangentially related to the hermetic theme... and all in a wonderful rural setting.
It's also exceedingly reasonable, so anyone who lives nearby and has not made concrete plans for tomorrow might enjoy attending.
Why is this notice so late? In part it's because I was only invited to speak very recently, but beyond that, my genetic, perhaps terminal procrastinitis delayed this notice even further. (As Oscar Wilde should have said, but didn't: "I have been thinking about procrastinating but never seem to get around to it.")
So, the customary apologies, and maybe a few on this list will find their way there.
To those who would have liked to attend, but cannot on such short notice, I hope you will accept my customary and sincere apologies. (I don't mean to be glib. I'm really sorry. I never seem to get my act together in a timely fashion and often wonder how, over the course of more than fifty years of writing, I've managed to finish anything at all.)
More news coming up soon. Stay tuned.
ETA: John is speaking from 1:45-2:45.
This is to let you know that I will be on the Joe Rogan show tonight
(June 8th @6:30 PM EST)
Apologies for the last minute notice, but since the podcast will be archived, you won’t have to miss it if you can’t tune in when it’s live. It’s more or less open-ended and could go on for two hours or more. (You can download it and listen to it in your car on the next 1000 mile drive you take.)
Joe Rogan is a former mixed martial artist, turned talk show host and comedian .. with a substantial following and a keen interest in ancient Egypt and related matters. As a comic he’s rather more George Carlinesque than Stephen Colbertian which suits me just fine; a heavy hitter, rather than a Colbert/Stewart/Maher-class featherwit.
If you get to tune in, enjoy! There is A LOT to talk about.
All the best,
John Anthony West
A quick update to let you know that on the weekend of April 6/7/8, 2012, I'll be doing an evening series of three Egypt lecture at an elegant Pennsylvania Pocono Mountain resort/spa The Lodge at Woodloch in Hawley PA.
Anyone keen on a pampered, upscale, spring spa weekend with evening onslaughts of symbolist Egypt might like to sign up for it.
Guests at the spa have first priority for lecture seats, but if the auditorium is left with some empty seats, non-guests will be welcome.
So anyone living within striking distance who'd like to come to the talks but not necessarily stay at the Lodge should call or email Renee Gamboni 570-685-8549 or Rgamboni@thelodgeatwoodloch.com to inquire about availability and other details.
They should have a pretty good idea by now as to whether or not there will be room for non-guests.
With luck I'll see some familiar faces there!
Much more info coming sometime soon. A lot going on re: ancient Egypt around here!
Next Egypt trip is scheduled for October 25th - November 6, if anyone is interested. Details are not yet up on my website.
All the best,
Eg-update 22: The Five Star Revolution.
It has been a very long time between Eg-updates. A lot has been going on, most of it good, but taking up so much time there's none left to do anything but work.
Most of this is explained in some detail in the latest PhoenixFire audio blog. Number 10. Enjoy.
Everyone is familiar with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, though not all know their pedigree. It’s the name given to the revelation of the future granted to St John on the Isle of Patmos. The horsemen themselves are Pestilence, War, Famine and Death (not necessarily in that order, depending upon which reference is consulted.) Their names (which might disincline people from wanting to bet on them in the Kentucky Derby) have made the word ‘apocalypse’ almost synonymous with Doomsday, which is, strictly speaking, incorrect. It derives from a Greek word meaning to ‘reveal’ or ‘disclose’ and by extension , it means a prophesy or vision of the future, not necessarily an ominous one.
Doomsday is quite another matter, more appropriately linked to another familiar word from Revelation, Armageddon, the site of the final decisive battle on the Day of Judgment, in which the Lamb bests the Whore of Babylon ... and throngs of otherwise certifiable people are whisked off to heaven. It’s not easy to make rational sense out of Revelation (which doesn’t mean it can’t make sense on some other level) but it does read like it’s been written on something at least as potent as ayahuasca, though there’s no record of John visiting the Brazilian rainforest. On the other hand, who knows what they had growing on Patmos?
In any event, The Four Horsemen are pretty obvious. They ‘ve been around and universally active since long before St. John’s time and still are; no surprises there, and no need for further elaboration beyond perhaps noting that of the four, only War is directly attributable to errant, defiant, violent humanity. Unless, of course, it is argued (and so it is by some) that the other three horsemen are set loose in divine retribution; for a variety of human abominations -homosexuality, pre-marital sex, smoking or ingesting illegal substances, not wearing a seat belt, and so on.
The Four Cowboys of Apocalypse 2.0 are much less obvious, yet in one way or another they aid and abet the original Four. In the Walt Disney 3D, HD Western/Action-Thriller/Horror/Farce called Western Civilization, they are the self-appointed posse, riding white geldings; wearing white Stetsons, galloping roughshod over the globe and spreading ‘tidings of comfort and joy’.
When examined closely, The Four Cowboys are no less destructive than the original Four Horsemen, maybe ultimately more so since they come in disguise. All of them are played, with characteristic ineptitude, by John Wayne. They differ from the Four Horsemen in that they are all, each one, directly and unmistakably human generated.
They are: Capitalism, Patriotism, Democracy and Technology
In PhoenixFire 9 (and 10, and maybe 11) we deal with them in turn.
The role of Capitalism is easiest to understand, almost obvious in fact, except to the leaders and economists of almost every country in the world. This Cowboy occupies the whole of PF9, which may sound excessive, but is nevertheless appropriate, since it is this Cowboy that is largely responsible for the financial debacle now unfolding globally, and from which there is no foreseeable release or return.
The other three Cowboys will be discussed in subsequent PhoenixFires.
Due to an extended bout of inefficiency it’s taken all this time to get to my latest PhoenixFire audio show. Some accuse me of procrastination, but actually that’s not the case. It’s true that I often think about procrastinating, but I never seem to get around to it.
So, here’s the latest:
ATLANTIS HERE, ATLANTIS THERE, ATLANTIS DAMN NEAR EVERYWHERE.
We’ve given up on Galactic7 Radio, but you can access the show any time by just clicking on the blog. http://jawphoenixfire.blogspot.com. As you will see when you read the shownotes, this is not anybody’s normal take on the infamous ‘A’ Word. Audio quality on this one isn’t great, but it’s not our fault, it’s Skype’s, who for some reason didn’t appear to give us the usual bandwidth, necessary to ensure crisp quality. But it’s serviceable.
MAGICAL EGYPT TRIPS.
There is still time (just!) to sign on for the October 23rd trip. I very much would like to see more people signing on for subsequent trips. Those of you who’ve been on my trips know what they offer, so tell your family and friends; in fact, badger them!
CPAK CONFERENCE (Conference on Precession and Ancient Knowledge)
This again promises to be an extraordinarily fascinating weekend. It’s not quite full, so if you’ve had thoughts about coming last minute, seats are available. For info click on the banner ad on my home page.
11TH HOUR WEEK LONG CONFERENCE IN MEXICO
Unfortunately, this, despite its unusual spectrum of speakers and adventurous format, did not generate enough interest to carry it through. The promoters plan to try it again next year.
MYSTERY OF THE SPHINX.
For those who don’t know, our classic MYSTERY OF THE SPHINX has been available in DVD format for a while; but it’s now been updated with some interesting new material. If you want copies, you can get them from me. $20 plus $5 for postage. Also, very interesting, it will soon be accessible on the web on a cheap pay-per-view (probably $1.99, maybe even less)
There is other interesting news to communicate but there’s no time for that just now. I’ll be getting Eg-update 20.0 out reasonably soon, barring, of course, another bout of virulent inefficiency.
For those attending CPAK, I look forward to seeing you all there. For everyone else, whenever it may be.
All the best,
John Anthony West
I should have included this -more detail on CPAK- in Eg-update 18.0. But here it is separately.
'The 4th Annual Conference on Precession and Ancient Knowledge (CPAK 2007) at UC San Diego this October 6th and 7th is just over 2 months away and I’m truly excited about this years lineup of presenters, including myself, best selling author Graham Hancock, engineer and Giza expert Robert Bauval, geologist Robert Schoch, archaeoastronomer Walter Cruttenden, megalith researcher John Burke, subtle energy specialist John Dering, metaphysical researcher Marie D. Jones, Dogon cosmologist Laird Scranton, and Earth energies expert Richard Leviton. I invite you to join us in uncovering the mysteries of the ancient world. Together we will explore the hidden purpose of megalithic structures, hear new evidence of past higher cultures, contemplate the astronomical driver of the cycle of the ages, and discover the amazing depths of lost knowledge.
The goal of the conference is to explore the myth, folklore and astronomical beliefs of ancient cultures and to examine what those beliefs might mean for us living today. Most of the speakers at CPAK 2007 have some suspicion that our histories of the world may not be correct and that ancient knowledge may be more profound than modern textbooks have led us to believe. Still, we seek proof and understanding. To this purpose we gather on an annual basis to examine the evidence, explore new findings and new theories, as we try to better understand the past and the subtle forces that may be affecting the present and future world around us.
Now through September 1, 2007, registration for the conference is just $239. That’s $60 off the registration fee at the door and well below the fees of other similar events. Additionally, If you sign up and get a friend to register as well (and they enter your name in the ‘How did you hear about CPAK’ field on the registration form) then both of you will receive a free copy of the award winning documentary ‘The Great Year’ written by Walter Cruttenden and narrated by James Earl Jones.
This year’s Conference on Precession and Ancient Knowledge is shaping up to be one the most unique and inspiring events of its kind and I look forward to seeing you there at the UC San Diego in beautiful La Jolla, California this fall. To sign up today, please visit www.cpakonline.com or call 949.399.0306.
I hope to see a lot of you there!
Eg-Update 18.0: CPAK, 11TH HOUR, STAN TENEN on Coast to Coast, Egypt in October
Friends, Grockles, Egyptophiles,
This brief update is to remind you, if you've not yet done it or have forgotten, that I'll be speaking at two very interesting venues in upcoming months.
1 & 2. CPAK (Conference on Precession and Ancient Knowledge) Oct. 5-7, 2007, and 11TH Hour down in Mexico, NOV 11th-17th. For full details, rosters of unusual and informed speakers, etc. please go to my website www.jawest.net and click on the relevant links.
Both of these conferences promise to be extraordinarily valuable and will deal with material not easily encountered elsewhere, in any event, not in one place and of course, not 'in person'.
3. COMING UP MUCH SOONER (August 5/6): Stan Tenen will be interviewed on Coast to Coast.
Tenen is hardly a household name (at this moment) but he's been doing groundbreaking scholarship for decades on the origins of the Hebrew alphabet, and on the hidden (in plain sight) profound cosmological / geometrical / metaphysical aspects of the Torah.
His work is by no means easy to follow, but it has recently received a huge (if inadvertent) boost from new discoveries in Establishment Science.
An essay by him will shortly appear in an M.I.T. publication. (Those readers who've been following the ongoing battle all us 'alternative' scholars are obliged to wage in in our respective fields will appreciate what's involved in a consent-to-publish by M.I.T.!)
Once the essentials are grasped, you will understand that Tene's work is not only important scientific scholarship and a demonstration of the depth of knowledge available to ancient civilizations, but it also has the potential to actually make constructive waves within the current political/philosophical dilemma facing our beleaguered planet.
With three hours to explain, expound and answer questions on air, you'll get an idea of what's involved.
Listen in or download...Here are details:
Stan's segment is from 2-5AM Eastern Time, Monday August 6 (on the West
Coast, that's 11PM-2AM Pacific Time, Sunday/Monday August 5/6), and
people can go to www.meru.org (Stan's website) for more information. You can google up Coast to Coast to find a local station carrying the show.
4. EGYPT TRIPS
The upcoming Egypt trip (Oct. 23 - Nov.3) now has enough people signed on to make it fly. But I could sure use a few more! I'd very much appreciate it if those of you who've been on my trips and know what's involved would get the word out to friends, family, co-workers...the world at large.
More coming soon ... as and when I get my act together. (I am one of those unfortunates born with TWO Achille's Heels, and both of them are organization.
John Anthony West
17.3 Friends, grockles, Egyptophiles.
PhoenixFire is burning NOW!
Our first program aired on 1/9
Here's a high quality link that's good 24/7:
Go to our blogspot http://jawphoenixfire.blogspot.com and there you will find find notes and links relevant to each show, including a direct link to high quality archived shows.
17.2Friends, grockles, Egyptophiles,
Announcing: Our maiden PhoenixFire Radio broadcast is on TONIGHT (Jan 9) at 8PM (USA Eastern).
PhoenixFire is produced, edited (with music and sound effects) by my stepson, Geraint Hughes.
If you miss the show tonight, there will be several re-runs.
Welcome to the conflagration!
17.0Friends, grockles, Egyptophiles,
Starting the New Year I will have my own weekly streamed radio program.
Egypt, of course, will be a central subject, in much more depth than I'm able to get into on normal radio or TV interviews. I'll also be delving into many other topics that I rarely have the opportunity to explore publicly. It should be fun, though with my unalterable talent for disorganization, it may take a few programs to achieve some measure of 'professional' coherence. So, if you tune in from the get-go, be forgiving.
Here's a (provisional) list, not necessarily in this order, of planned programs.
Notes from a Heretic’s Notebook – autobiography
Symbolist Egypt: The Doctrine of the Return to the Source
Darwin Debunked, Darwin De-clawed, Darwin Dethroned (Your Friendly Neighborhood Armchair Anthropologist discusses the Cargo Cult of the West)
Einsteins of Old: Ancient Symbolism/Modern Astrophysics
Son of Mystery of the Sphinx - Geo-panel – the Quest to Rewrite History. Further evidence.
Number – Ancient Key to the Kosmos
Consider the Kali Yuga – Precession of the Equinoxes and the Great Year
Atlantis Here, Atlantis There, Atlantis Damn Near Everywhere.
The Four Cowboys of Apocalypse 2.0: Capitalism, Patriotism, Democracy and Technology
Science, Education and the Media: Jesuits of the Church of Progress
Debunking Debunkery: JAW Takes on the Mind Gestapo and the Paradigm Police
Constructive Destruction and Positive Negation – 3 ways to learn lessons
Standup Metaphysics 3.0: Comedy as a Religious Experience (w/jokes)
The Tomorrow Show with Jerry & John: JAW and Gerald Celente (Trends 2000, Warner Books 1997) discuss what’s likely in store. Maybe weekly as well.
Some of the above may be dialogues with knowledgeable colleagues.
That's it for now. Enjoy the holidays!
FYI: If you want to reply to any of my Eg-updates, please make sure to email my personal email address: JAWSPHINX at jawest dot net.