Coppens is an author and investigative journalist, ranging from
the world of politics to ancient history and mystery. He co-hosts
The Spirit Revolution radio show with his wife Kathleen
McGowan and is a frequent contributor to NEXUS Magazine
and Atlantis Rising Magazine. Since 1995, he has lectured
extensively and has appeared in a number of television and DVD
documentaries, including Ancient Aliens: The Series (The
History Channel). He is the author of The Stone Puzzle of
Rosslyn Chapel, The Canopus Revelation, Land
of the Gods, The New Pyramid Age, Servants of the Grail,
the ebook 2012, Science or Fiction?, Killing
Kennedy and The Ancient Alien Question.
Coppens’ publishing career began at the age of 23, when
he edited the legacy of the late Belgian historian Marcel Mestdagh’s
research into European megaliths into a much-anticipated sequel.
That same year, he also helped edit a controversial non-fiction
thriller on the theft of Jan Van Eyck’s The Adoration
of the Lamb, which was made into a documentary both for Flemish
television and the BBC.
If there is one thing that sets Coppens apart from other writers,
it is that he is often ahead of the trends. He wrote the first
guide in more than four decades about Rosslyn Chapel – the
only one to do so before The Da Vinci Code made that
Scottish chapel world famous in 2003. He also researched the origins
of the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull, before the 2008 Indiana
Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull movie, resulting in
a series of controversial articles, which even came to the attention
of The Washington Post.
As a journalist, he had investigative research into the Kennedy
assassination submitted before a US government enquiry in 1993.
Two years later, he broke the story of the existence of Chinese
pyramids to an international audience. Many of the stories in
the so-called “esoteric field” have at one point passed
through his hands, including The Templar Revelation,
the book on which The Da Vinci Code was based. In 1999,
he was the principal researcher for Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince’s
The Stargate Conspiracy, which investigated current politicians’
apparent obsession with ancient Egypt, thus combining his passion
for politics and history. The book was dedicated to him.
He is the author of The Stone Puzzle
of Rosslyn Chapel (2002), on the enigmatic Scottish chapel
and its relationship with freemasonry and the Knights Templar;
The Canopus Revelation (2004),
on the lore of the star Canopus in ancient cultures; Land
of the Gods (2007), on the prehistory of Southern Scotland
and the myth of King Arthur; The
New Pyramid Age (2007), detailing the most recent discoveries
that have changed our understanding of pyramids; and Servants
of the Grail (2009), identifying the real people encoded
into the medieval Grail legends. Most recently, he has published
an ebook, 2012. Science or Fiction?,
with Digital Journeys, which aims to bring clarity as to what
2012 is truly all about. The ebook is also the first to have incorporated
video, featuring an interview-style conversation with Philip.
In The Ancient Alien Question
(2011), he addresses the question whether extra-terrestrial contact
has occurred in our past. His latest book is Killing
Kennedy (2012), on the assassination of President John
F. Kennedy, showing Oswald was not the assassin and the murder
itself the result of a conspiracy.
Apart from English books, he has also one French language bestselling
book to his credit, La Quête de Saunière
(2008), co-authored with André Douzet. In 2004, he also
wrote De Da Vinci Code Ontcijferd, a Dutch guide to The
Da Vinci Code, which saw a reprint within three weeks of
publication and was a top ten bestseller in the Netherlands.
Philip Coppens has also contributed to, or been acknowledged in,
the following publications:
from books, Philip Coppens also devotes a lot of attention to
essays and feature articles, which have appeared in magazines
and anthologies on all continents. His articles have appeared
in Fortean Times, NEXUS, Hera, Fenix,
Mysterien, New Dawn, Atlantis Rising,
Ancient American, Paranoia Magazine, Legendary
Times, etc. and has a large and dedicated following on the
internet. He holds the record as having most articles published
in NEXUS, a magazine published in more than ten languages,
with newsstand distribution in Australia, Great Britain, the United
States, Italy, France and many other European countries, bringing
to the world exciting new discoveries, such as the existence of
pyramids in China, Bosnia and controversial articles on the state
of modern archaeology and Egyptology, as well as politics.
2009, he wrote and principally featured in Reality Entertainment’s
2012: Signs of the Times
(released in US via Warner Home), providing a unique perspective
on the 2012 phenomenon.
1995, he established Frontier Magazine (formerly
Frontier 2000) together with Herman Hegge, a newsstand magazine
in the Netherlands and Belgium. Since 1995, Frontier Sciences
Foundation has grown to incorporate, amongst others, Frontier
Bookshop and Frontier Publishing, as well as hosting the annual
Frontier Symposium and Frontier Award. In 2008, he organized the
Histories & Mysteries Conference in Edinburgh, which included
the first ever public display of the Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull,
receiving blanket media coverage for the event from the UK press
(newspapers, television and radio).
1995, he has lectured on the subject in the United States, Great-Britain,
France, Australia, Belgium and the Netherlands. He has been extensively
interviewed for radio and television, including The History Channel
(US) with shows such as Civilization Lost and America's
Book of Secrets, Coast to Coast AM (US), Belgium's Kanaal
2 and VRT news, Voyager (RaiDue – Italy), Edge Media TV
(UK), etc. He is one of the key contributors and interviewees
for The History Channel’s most popular television
series Ancient Aliens, for the third season running.
of these books, articles and appearances have made him a household
name in the field of alternative science, where he holds a unique
position, as he is considered to be a believer by the skeptics,
and a skeptic by the believers – a testament to his investigative
with his wife, Kathleen McGowan, he hosts a weekly radio show
The Spirit Revolution
on BBS Radio.
LECTURES AND TOURS
of the Cathars and Mysteries of the Magdalene (France)
April 22-29, 2012
In the Footsteps of Mary Magdalene and the Book of
Love (France & Spain)
May 20-June 4, 2012
The Hidden History Conference (Sarajevo, Bosnia)
September 5-9, 2012 (extension likely)
This conference is likely to be extended with a tour of Bosnia
Paradigm Symposium (Minneapolis, US)
October 18-21, 2012
has lectured since 1995 across the world, including:
Symposium (Amsterdam, 2001, 2002, 2005) (in Dutch)
Symposium (Kinepolis, Hasselt (Belgium), June 1, 1998) - Fifty
Years of UFOlogy (in Dutch)
Society Conference (Gullane (UK), 1999) - John the Baptist
in Florence and Bruges; (Newbattle Abbey (UK), 2001);
(Newbattle Abbey, April 2002) - Perillos:
The Grail Castle?; (Newbattle Abbey, November 2002)
- The Setons and Alchemy;
(Newbattle Abbey, 2003); (Dalkeith, April 2004); (Newbattle
Abbey, November 12, 2006); (March 31, 2007) - Two priests,
two estates, one cult?; (November 1, 2008) - The
Mitchell-Hedges skull: a new understanding
(Glastonbury, May 17-18, 2008) - The Mitchell-Hedges skull:
a new understanding
First International Scientific Conference Bosnian Valley of
the Pyramids (Sarajevo, August 25-30, 2008) - The New
Fire Ceremony: kingship & renewal as a template for pyramid
& Mysteries Conference (Edinburgh, November 22-23, 2008)
- The Lothians: Land of the Gods
International UK (St Anne's/Blackpool (UK), March 28-29, 2009)
- The Grail: From Myth to Reality
at several small gatherings, such as the Edinburgh Fortean
Society, The Moot with No Name, The Edinburgh Theosophical
Society, and many others.
finished the day with a brilliant talk on 'God, Money and
Secret Societies' which left most gasping for more."
John Millar, Saunière Society chairman
attended the Nexus Conference last weekend and just wanted
you to know how much my friend and I enjoyed your presentation.
It was not only informative but very entertaining."
Veronica Wood, NEXUS Conference delegate
was looking forward to seeing this speaker more than any other
because I’m a big fan of his articles […]. He
is a calm and softly-spoken man who is full of knowledge.
[…] He didn't let me down.”
Ben Emlyn-Jones, Probe Delegate
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