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Lost Ancient High Technology Of Egypt Tour 2015

Our tour of Egypt, featuring exploring evidence of Lost Ancient High Technology is barely over, and now we are developing the itinerary for April of 2015 with the Khemit School. Stay tuned to see the details, or email me via the contact form on the bottom right of this page to see how you can join us. IMG_6518 No other tour company can offer such a deep look into our mysterious past as can the Khemit School Yousef Awyan and Stephen Mehler with ancient granite boxes Irene Mendoza and one of the Serapeum boxes Watch our videos of what we have discovered in Egypt so far HERE. And/or join the same team of experts as we explore Peru and Bolivia this coming September 2014. Details HERE.

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Upcoming Grand Tours

We have 2 major tours of Peru and Bolivia coming up this year. The first is September 15 to October 2, and the details are HERE The second is October 27 to November 6, and all details about it are HERE  Previous tours have included Graham Hancock, David Hatcher Childress, Hugh Newman and Chris Dunn as guest hosts… When not doing tours or writing books, Brien is actively exploring Peru and Bolivia, as well as other parts of the world, in search of... continue reading

Greetings

Greetings. This is the beginning of a blog, which I hope to add to every day where possible. As some of you may know, aside from the tours that I do and books that I write as well as videos I make, I am involved in research projects. Two which are underway at present are: 1/ Testing of the elongated skulls of Peru: samples are being processed at present by a Peruvian archaeologist to be sent to a genetics lab in the United States in order to begin trying t... continue reading

A Tale Of Two Lost Cities: Machu Picchu and Choquequirao

Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Inca, or at least that is how this citadel high in the Amazon borderlands is advertised to the world at large. Indeed, the Spanish conquistadors failed to find this masterpiece of ancient complex construction during their campaign of cultural exploitation and degradation beginning with their arrival on the shore of what was to become called Peru in 1532. This famous site caught the imagination of the world when National G... continue reading

Elongated Skulls Of Paracas: A People And Their World

Four hours drive south of Lima Peru lies the Paracas Peninsula, part of which is an ecological reserve, where one can see wildlife such as sea lions, and a myriad of various sea bird species. The area is amazingly rich in seafood, and abundant fresh water exists just below the surface of the desert sands. Therefore, it would seem to be a perfect place for people to live. Stone tools, of various forms and styles of shaping have been found in the area, and c... continue reading

Ollantaytambo: House of the Dawn; an Underestimated Inca Monument

The vast majority of visitor trips to Peru go something like this; land in Lima, the capital, tour around the city for a day, and then fly to Cusco. Once there, while adjusting to the 12,000 foot plus altitude, a walk through the historic city center is a must, and then, the next day, take in Sachsayhuaman, the “fortress” of the Inca perched on a hill overlooking the city. But the main attraction still awaits; a fabled “lost city” abandoned by the Inca in ... continue reading

The Disappearance Of The Children Of Viracocha, Part 3: Cuzco: The City Which The Inca Found, Not Founded

The greatest mystery about the Inca is not their accomplishments, but their origins. Where could such a sophisticated culture have come from? It is well written through accounts of the conquistadors, and Inca descendants that these people came to Cuzco as a fully developed society; teaching agriculture, metallurgy, animal husbandry, textile weaving, and the arts of warfare and politics, amongst other civilizing pursuits, to seemingly less developed people... continue reading

The Disappearance Of The Children Of Viracocha, Part 2: Inca Epilogue, Chachapoyas, Rapanui, Aotearoa And Hawaii

In part 1 I wrote about the Inca and how they were regarded as the descendants of the Viracochas, a people of mythic proportions seemingly lost in time and often thought of as being fictitious. Part of the reasoning behind this is the fact that much if not most of Inca history, which was mainly oral in nature, was crushed once the Spanish conquered Cuzco; the administrative, military and spiritual center of the Inca in 1533. What they did have as a “writte... continue reading

The Disappearance Of The Children Of Viracocha

Something that has perplexed most if not all researchers of Peruvian history is the creator deity named Viracocha. Deemed to have been the ancestor of the Inca, it was he who created the first Sapa (high) Inca, Manco capac, as well as his full blood sister (and wife) Mama ocllo from the waters of Lake Titicaca, and told them to move from that place and create a new civilization. One thing that is often overlooked is that Viracocha and Viracochan are two c... continue reading

A Brief History Of The Incas; From Rise, Through Reign, To Ruin

I have always been fascinated by Indigenous cultures. As a child growing up on the west coast of Canada, I developed a keen interest in native Haida and Kwagiulth art and oral traditions, when my grade 4 teacher read native “mythsEto my classmates and me. What struck me, even at that early age, was the way that the indigenous story writers treated all of creation, whether animal, plant or human in form, as being equal; there was no social hierarchy as co... continue reading

Inca System Of Accounting And Even Poetry?: The Khipu

The Quipu was a cord about two feet long, composed of different coloured threads that were tightly twisted together, from which a quantity of smaller threads were suspended, like a fringe. The threads were of different colours, and were tied into knots. In fact, the word Quipu is Quechua or Runa Simi for knot. The colours seemed to represent practical things; white being silver and yellow gold, but also abstract ideas as well; white signifying peace and r... continue reading

Pachacamac: Peruvian Oracle and “Lord of the Earthquake,” Revered bt the Inca

Hernando Pizarro, younger brother of Francisco, the Conquistador, was informed by the natives near Lima Peru that altars had existed on this site at the time of arrival of the first Peruvians, and so great was the veneration of this God and place by the locals that the Inca, instead of attempting to abolish His worship, found it more prudent to allow it to continue, conjointly with that of Inti, their supreme deity ( the sun.) The natives throughout the T... continue reading
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