On Human Origins

The Cygnus Key: A Chance to Meet the Denisovans - The True Founders of Civilization

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 16:00
How did civilization arise, and was it gifted to humanity in some manner? Two popular theories seem to provide answers. One is that civilization arose as a result of the survivors of sunken Atlantis reaching foreign shores, bringing with them remnants of their high technology and profound ancient wisdom. The other is that the greatest civilizations on earth arose through either direct or indirect...

From Religion to Reality: “One Ring to Rule Them All”

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 16:00
Searching for meaning in the world of religion… 40,000 years ago, across Europe and Asia, our ancestors felt the need to crawl deep underground, braving the depths and darkness, to paint magnificent images on the walls of caves. Why? The incredible megalithic temple called Gobekli Tepe was built 11,600 years ago, before the Agricultural Revolution, before humans had discovered how to grow their...

The Art of Peacemaking

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 00:45
What does peacemaking mean, and how do we embody peacemaking in our own lives? Mandaza carries the honorary title of Peacemaker. He will talk of what that means, how that is rooted in African tradition (many people these days have heard about the principle of Ubuntu which is a Peacemaking principle) and how this can be applied in our lives. Through dreams and visions Peacemakers reconnect with...

Wonders of Rock Art – Lascaux Cave and Africa

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 07:45 to Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 23:45
In a first for Africa, the Wonders of Rock Art exhibition will allow you to experience the magnificent ancient rock art discovered in France’s world-famous Lascaux cave, while also providing insight into how South African artists contributed to humanity’s earliest rock-art masterpieces. The Lascaux international exhibition includes an exact replica of the iconic Palaeolithic Lascaux cave...

The Gesture of Sight – The Splendor of Prehistoric Rock Art

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 06:45
What desire led to the birth of this art? The discovery of prehistoric paintings was accompanied by the very powerful feeling of attending an apparition. This enchantment culminated with the cave of Lascaux in France, but the dazzling that continues to envelop the paintings leaves on our eyes a case, similar to a blind spot, which has not yet dissipated. It is true that the prehistorians have...

The Tall Ones, Megaliths & Technology – The Adena of Prehistoric America

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 16:00 to 17:00
Mysterious Serpent Mounds and Legends of the Tall Ones… 2000 years ago, the Adena mound builders initiated widespread earthwork construction, socio-economic exchange, and intense ritualism in the Ohio River Valley in the United States. The Adena people constructed artificial burial mounds of earth ranging from a few inches to 65 feet high, and megalithic sites including mysterious serpent mounds...

The Temple at the Gates of Dawn: Ancient Sites are Forever Sacred - It’s only the Name of the Gods That Change

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 16:00 to 17:00
Join regular Ancient Origins contributor Charles Christian for an exploration of how one mysterious ruin in the East of England has been the site of continuous religious ceremonies for over 2000 years—but with an ever changing cast of gods including the Celtic Belenus, the Roman Mithras, the Saxon Woden and finally the Christian God.

Brutus of Troy & the Myth of Britain's Trojan Origins

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 16:00 to 17:00
Who Founded London? What’s the REAL HISTORY of Giant-Slaying Brutus of Troy? Britain's most potent origin myth tells how Brutus of Troy led descendants of survivors of the Trojan War in a voyage to Britain, where they killed the giants who lived here and founded London as the 'New Troy' in the west. Mainstream academia has long since dismissed the story as being untrue. Yet many people today...

The Birth of Christmas: How Ancient Cultures Shaped Our Holiday | In-Depth Interview with Ashley Cowie

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 15:15 to 16:15
Are you reenacting ancient rituals each year? History says yes! At Christmas time, why do we decorate a tree? Why do we eat certain foods? Is this Pagan? How far back does this all go? As you celebrate Christmas, explore with Scottish historian, author, and documentary filmmaker Ashley Cowie the truly ancient origins of Christmas, food rituals, and religious traditions, as he explains why the...

Were the Maya able to Foresee our Future?

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:00
The Maya is an ancient native American people sometimes credited with having been able to foresee the future, and especially the year 2012 has often been mentioned in such a context. In this thought-provoking webinar, Dr Carl Johan Calleman will review what the Classical Maya actually said about this, and what their calendrical tools of foreseeing the future actually were. A key component was the...

A Journey into Northern Myth, Ritual, Runes and Cosmology

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 17:00 to 18:00
Myth; Ritual; Runes; Glean insight into the Northern myth-world! Andreas Kornevall joins AO Premium to present the Norse creation myth and the story that lies at the very heart of Norse mythology: the Birth of Wisdom. He will reveal the relationship between the runes and the Norse creation myth, and will discuss ancient rune amulets such as the ancient bracteates and runes stones. Join us to...

Haunted by The Past: Folklore and the Supernatural

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 17:00 to 18:00
Approaching Halloween, when the veil between worlds is at its thinnest… Ghosts are a mystery, but not necessarily one that will be solved by more and more ghost stories. We need to ask new questions. But how, exactly, do you explain a ghost? At one time, you asked what torment made it return from the grave, then freed it from walking the earth through justice or prayer. Now, the inner anguish has...

Discover the Mystery of Skara Brae

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:00
Secrets preserved for millennia… At around 3200 BC—a few hundred years before the beginning of the Dynastic Era in ancient Egypt—a series of megalithic structures were built on a remote island north of Scotland. These Neolithic structures are thought to have spawned later megalithic traditions in the UK, including the famous Stonehenge. A key to many of the unanswered questions about this...

Facebook Live Streaming

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 10:00 to 11:00
Don’t miss our new Live Stream videos! Ancient Origins livestreams on Facebook - We tour ancient sites, showing you the real backstory on places and people. We discuss breaking news stories, controversial topics, and address fascinating (and sometimes spooky) points of interest! UP NEXT: LIVE Facebook Video Streaming with special guest Ashley Cowie , Scottish historian, author, explorer and film-...

Jim Vieira - The Lost World of Edgar Cayce

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10:30 to 11:30
Jim Vieira - The Lost World of Edgar Cayce, lecture at the Origins Conference 2017, London on November 4th. See full details below. Get tickets for the Origins Conference here: . Other speakers include Andrew Collins, Alan Butler, Michael Cremo, Hugh Newman, Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince.