The roots of Eternal Knowledge Festival 2014
Sir Isaac Newton, father of modern science, referred to eternal knowledge as “prisca sapientia”, and others, such as Aldous Huxley, as the ‘perennial philosophy’. They believed that there are certain kinds of spiritual and scientific knowledge that have always existed. Bronze Age city cultures that first appeared over 7,000 years ago were the first we know of who built their societies on this knowledge. Ancient texts suggest that Egyptians and others were aware of the importance of the fundamental vibrations that shape the physical world; and were familiar with the concept of sympathetic resonance.
From agriculture to architecture, metaphysics to physics, harmony and healing, the Bronze Age ancients knew how to address the needs of the city dweller and still have with respect for the Earth and the natural world. So, as we look for ideas about how to go forward, now is the time to look back and reconnect, because much of what they knew has been lost or forgotten.
Eternal Knowledge Festival has grown out of a local interest in ancient knowledge in East Anglia.
Stars & Stones forum
Many of us have been inspired by the late Sir John Agnew and the biennial event that he ran at Rougham near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk – the Stars and Stones Forum. When John sadly died in June 2011, those of us who knew him decided to carry on his work. John worked tirelessly at finding interesting speakers who were prepared to cross boundaries and challenge conventional thinking on the ancient past.
With our event in April 2012 and our latest 2014 event, we would like to think that his vision carries on. Not only have we invited unusual and fascinating speakers, but we are also continuing John’s tradition of having our speakers spending time with those attending, eating and talking together – an important feature of the Stars and Stones Forum which encouraged a much greater exchange of views and ideas.
Eternal Knowledge Festival organisers
Lucy Wyatt is familiar to many on the independent research circuit as the author of ‘Approaching Chaos – could an ancient archetype save C21st civilisation?’ and, since publication in January 2010, she has given many talks at festivals and other venues around the UK. For EKF in 2012 Lucy was delighted to be able to provide the festival site on land which forms part of the family farm in Suffolk. With our new location at Atherstone, geomantic centre of England, Lucy hopes our speakers’ important messages will continue to reach audiences in 2014.
Listen to Lucy’s past interviews about her book on Red Ice Radio http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/2012/03/RIR-120329.php
Gary Evans has been working with Lucy Wyatt on the planning for EKF since 2010. Both Gary and Lucy share a passion for looking back to the wisdom of our ancestors to help with solutions for modern day problems.
Gary Evans has been investigating earth mysteries for more than twenty years. From studying sound acoustics inside the Great Pyramid to exploring Moray, an ancient site high up in the Andes mountains of Peru, his work has taken him to some of the world’s most fascinating and mysterious places.
When not exploring, Gary helps to promote greater awareness of ancient mysteries by working as a PR agent for a number of best-selling alternative science authors. Since 2010, he has been coordinating and leading tours to Egypt, Malta, Ireland, England, Scotland, India, Peru, and Bolivia.
Gary also works to promote conferences in the US and Europe such as CPAK, Awake and Aware, Megalithomania, Paradigm Symposium, and the Eternal Knowledge Festival.
Links – websites and social media
Gary recorded an interview with Red Ice Creations, this can provide an overview of his interests, he also discusses a number of experiences from his tours to ancient sites http://www.redicecreations.com/radio3fourteen/2012/R314-120711.php
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