One of the most fascinating and brilliant researchers and alternative historians, on the ancient Egyptian world, simply must be John Anthony West. His work has truly revitalized many people’s understanding of ancient Egypt, a subject which is often clouded by the uninspired and often dim witted theories of the modern-day quackademics in the field of Egyptology.
West is well known for his work with actor Charleton Heston and geologist Robert Schoch on Mystery of the Sphinx; a documentary which details his theory that, due to evidence of water erosion on the Sphinx, this monument must be thousands of years older than is currently believed by the academic Egyptologists. He also made a fantastic documentary called Magical Egypt, which is a Symbolist view of the ancient Egyptian world.
This alternative perspective, espoused by J.A. West, operates under the premise that the ancient Egyptians can do a far better job of telling their own history, in their own words, than the contemporary researchers. These academics largely ignore the Egyptian writings as fanciful myths and fail to grasp the true meaning of many of the temples and artifacts they study.
Indeed, academics of today cling to this notion that the Egyptian civilization was primitive, had virtually no advanced technology and built the pyramids as great tombs. However, a thorough examination of the temples, monuments and artifacts, shows that they must have had highly advanced technology; because they accomplished feats of precision and ingenuity that we, with all of our technology, have yet to surpass.
Alternative Egyptologist and Author John Anthony West comes on the program to talk about his research and work into ancient Egypt and the current financial turmoil. He is the author of Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, The Traveler’s Key to Ancient Egypt, and The Mystery of the Sphinx. He is also behind the DVD series Magical Egypt.
We discuss what the ancient science of the Egyptians can offer us today, we discuss how the current financial turmoil is connected to the ancient world. We talk about John’s background and how he got interested in Ancient Egypt.
Topics Discussed: Great Sphinx of Giza, Water Erosion on The Sphinx, Dating of the Sphinx, Paleoclimatology, Robert Schoch, R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz, Temple of Man, The Financial Crisis, Materialism, “The Church of Progress”, Enlightenment, Gerald Celente, Gurdjieff, Astrology and much more. December 14, 2008
If you want to know more about a relatively new way to view the ancient world, which goes against the typical notions of, what J.A. West calls, the Church of Progress; then this interview will truly blow your mind. If you want to know more, there are many videos and books you can look at, to get a more detailed picture of the topics they discuss in the interview.