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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...

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...

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: http://bit.ly/1IArx37 . Other speakers include Andrew Collins, Alan Butler, Michael Cremo, Hugh Newman, Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince.

An Age of Heroes: Tracing the Sea Peoples Through Ancient Mythology

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 17:00 to Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 18:00
You are invited on a journey to our distant past. A time of myth. An age of heroes. When demigods battled monsters of legend. But how much of it was legend? Author and researcher Petros Koutoupis joins AO Premium for his premiere Talk to an Expert Chat , and will look at ancient mythology, and ancient truths. More specifically, were Homer’s Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid inspired by true events? Is...

When the Ancient World got a Soundtrack

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:00
The technical term for the study of sound at archaeological sites is ‘archaeoacoustics”, an area Paul Devereux has been involved in for over 20 years, even before it became the ‘in thing’. In his return to Ancient Origins Premium, Paul will describe the three basic ways sound can be studied at various ancient sites, using many site examples from around the ancient world. And, yes, he will play...

The Orion Zone

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 03:15 to Monday, October 23, 2017 - 03:15
Presented by World Viewz Media : Chaco Canyon Expedition With Gary A. David We are happy to announce that we will be taking an expedition to Chaco Canyon with Gary A. David, author of "The Orion Zone". October 20-23, 2017. Join us as we connect with the ancient Southwest and explore the connections to other ancient civilizations throughout the galaxy who have visited the Southwest throughout the...

Fairies & Witches: The Witch Trials and Pagan Beliefs

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 17:00 to 18:00
What is the connection between Fairies and Witches? Archaeologist, folklorist, and historian Margaret Murray’s old thesis was that the witch trials of the 16th and 17th centuries were really an attack on fairy beliefs in an attempt to extinguish a surviving pre-Christian, pagan religion. Although later academically discredited, her theory gained widespread attention and was an influence on the...

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