Irvine, CA (August 8, 2006) -- Renowned Egyptologist, scholar and Pythagorean, John Anthony West (The Traveler's Key to Ancient Egypt, Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt), will be at the Conference of Precession and Ancient Knowledge (CPAK) this fall at UCI. West will share his insights and the results of years of exhaustive study on ancient Egypt. The Conference will take an in-depth look into many important but little known aspects of the very ancient past.
Joined by other innovative scientists, thinkers and researchers for this third annual conference, West will show that Egyptian architecture and art disclose a richer and more universal wisdom than conventional Egyptology has assumed. Other presenters include: best-selling author, GRAHAM HANCOCK, (The Sign and The Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods and Heaven's Mirror), archaeo-astronomer WALTER CRUTTENDEN, author of Lost Star of Myth and Time, Mayan scholar JOHN MAJOR JENKINS, author of Maya Cosmogenisis 2012, GEOFF MARCY, professor of astronomy at UC Berkeley, and famed geologist ROBERT SCHOCH, author of Voices of the Rocks, known for re-dating the Sphinx.
West will present evidence that shows that ancient cultures, particularly that of Egypt, were likely more advanced than many scholars now believe. According to West, the ancient Egyptians themselves attributed their wisdom to an earlier age going back over 10,000 years. West set out to test the hypothesis that the Sphinx was much older than its conventional date of 2500 BC. His findings provide the first hard evidence that an earlier age of civilization preceded the known development of civilization in the Nile valley.
An accomplished author, West's plays have been produced on stage, television and radio, and he writes articles, essays and criticism for The New York Times Book Review, Conde Nast's Traveler and other general interest and specialized newspapers and magazines in America and abroad. He won an EMMY Award for his 1993 NBC Special Documentary The Mystery of the Sphinx, hosted by Charlton Heston.
For more information about the conference to be held October 13-15, 2006, go to www.cpakonline.com or call Raina Horn at 949-399-0306.