Palm Springs, California

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Graham Hancock

Veda Austin

Jimmy Corsetti

Patricia Awyan Lehman

Walter Cruttenden

Charlotte Moroz

Robert Edward Grant

Marco Vigato

Christopher Dunn

Joseph Selbie

Dave Mathisen

Boris Fritz


Graham Hancock

Graham Hancock is a well-known investigative journalist and author, renowned for his captivating work exploring ancient civilizations, alternative history, and unexplained mysteries.

With his signature passion for pre-Dark Age cultures, Hancock seeks to unravel the mysteries behind humanity’s past, and understand the cataclysms that obscured much of the historical record, while sharing his insights for our present and future society.

His thought-provoking international bestsellers books, such as “Fingerprints of the Gods” and “Underworld,” delve into controversial theories about advanced ancient technologies, lost civilizations and the reasons for their demise.

Hancock’s engaging writing and speaking style, and his willingness to challenge mainstream historical narratives, have earned him a dedicated following of readers and critics alike.

“Ancient Apocalypse” is Hancock’s highly acclaimed, No. 1 Netflix series that takes viewers on an extraordinary journey through lost chapters of our shared history.

Most history books still teach that about 5000 years ago, mankind was a primitive hunter-gatherer incapable of complex thought.

Under this paradigm, megalithic structures were built for sacrificial purposes, to deify a ruler, or to help a society ignorant of the seasons know when to plant its crops. Mankind was thought to be a brutish sort stuck in survival mode, capable of little more than primitive speech, certainly incapable of writing, which was deemed to be a requirement for building large structures and cities. But in the last few decades, and with new technology, explorers, and archaeologists began to find megalithic sites on a global scale and signs of large civilizations under the jungles, things that required math and engineering to build. Many date to a time long before any writing was invented. Our Darwinian minds always thought that whatever came before us must be more primitive but maybe we were wrong.

The myth and folklore of ancestral people from ancient Greece, Persia, India and elsewhere give us a far different story. They spoke of a time when mankind walked with the gods and lived in harmony with nature on a pristine Earth. Their stories repeatedly whisper of a long-lost Golden Age and a celestial-driven cycle where the rise and fall of the ages flowed like seasons. Most of all, they speak with reverence about the stars and our connection with the heavens. It has recently been discovered that most megalithic structures (cairns, tombs, henges, etc. around the globe) are astronomically aligned, or positioned to mark the solstices and cardinal points. Huge stones are one of the few things that still stand after several thousand years, and these structures suggest a worldwide civilization attuned to the heavens – one that might point the way to a better civilization today.

Come and learn about the latest ancient civilization discoveries, the evidence of a long-lost higher age, the cataclysm(s) that may have erased it, and the natural forces that may be bringing us back to higher consciousness.


Friday October 20th

4:00 to 7:00 pm.


The registration for the conference will be open from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. During this period, attendees can check in and receive their conference materials, including name badges, event schedules, and any other relevant information. The registration area will be conveniently located near the entrance of the conference venue, ensuring easy access for participants. Friendly staff members will be available to assist attendees, answer their questions, and provide any necessary guidance. This registration period offers a valuable opportunity for attendees to connect with fellow participants, network, and establish initial connections before the conference officially begins.

5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres

During the registration period, there will be a delightful reception featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This gathering offers attendees a chance to relax, unwind, and socialize with other conference participants in a casual and convivial atmosphere. Whether attendees are reconnecting with familiar faces or meeting new contacts, the live music and atmosphere sets the stage for an enjoyable evening filled with engaging discussions and forging valuable connections.


Saturday October 21st

8:30 to 8:40 am.

Charlotte Moroz • MC

Doctoral Candidate in Mythological Studies – Mythology Consultant

Once Upon A Cycle…

We are pleased to announce our MC for CPAK12 is Charlotte Moroz, a scholar in comparative mythology with multiple papers on myths and megaliths and an up-and-coming writer/performer. An explorer of ancient sites, fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English, she is a dynamo of positive energy!

Check out her work here:

8:45 to 9:25 am.

Joseph Selbie

Author, Speaker, Researcher

TOPIC: The Yugas • One Cycle Fits All

Joseph, author of The Physics of God and The Yugas, will describe how the 24,000-year cycle explains not only the mysteries of the past, but the present and future as well. The rise and fall of ancient civilizations, humankind’s passage through the dark ages with its worldwide destruction, the rebirth of knowledge driving our present technological civilization, and the promise of an improving future become clear when seen through the lens of cyclic changes in human awareness. With that view, we’ll take a fresh look at Gobekli Tepe, Sanskrit, the purpose of the Great Pyramid, the cause of the Renaissance, and today’s New Age. You’ll never look at history the same again! Joseph Selbie is known for creating bridges of understanding between the modern evidenced-based discoveries of science and the timeless experience-based discoveries of the mystics.

9:30 to 10:15 am.

Patricia Awyan Lehman

Symbologist, Speaker, Researcher, Explorer, & Intuitive Life Counsellor

TOPIC: Symbols of a Higher Age – Egypt

A long-time student in metaphysical, spiritual and indigenous traditions, Patricia’s background serves as a foundation for her understanding of ancient Egyptian culture. Her lifelong passion to know why and how we exist led her to the in-depth study of the esoteric sciences as well as the physical sciences, comparative religions, ancient literature, mythology, art history and symbolism. Patricia has lived in Egypt, studying Egyptian symbolism for the last 16 years, and like Schwaller and John Anthony West, brings an uplifting interpretation to Egypt in the higher ages!

10:15 to 10:45 am.

Coffee Break & Book Signing

10:45 to 12:15 pm.



Graham Hancock

Author, Researcher, Journalist

Since 2007, Graham Hancock has been a prominent presenter at the Conference on Precession and Ancient Knowledge. His contributions to this esteemed conference have been both uplifting and inspiring.

As a renowned author and researcher in the fields of alternative history and ancient civilizations, Hancock brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the event. Through captivating lectures and thought-provoking discussions, he explores the fascinating connections between precession, ancient knowledge, and the cyclical nature of human societies.

Attendees eagerly anticipate his appearances, as he skillfully weaves together archaeological evidence, geological anomalies, and cultural insights to shed light on humanity’s enigmatic past.

Hancock’s participation at the CPAK conference has undoubtedly played a pivotal role in fostering a deeper understanding of our shared heritage and has continued to inspire and challenge conventional perspectives on history.

Graham Hancock

Author, Researcher, Journalist


Since 2007, Graham Hancock has been a prominent presenter at the Conference on Precession and Ancient Knowledge. His contributions to this esteemed conference have been both uplifting and inspiring.

As a renowned author and researcher in the fields of alternative history and ancient civilizations, Hancock brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the event. Through captivating lectures and thought-provoking discussions, he explores the fascinating connections between precession, ancient knowledge, and the cyclical nature of human societies.

Attendees eagerly anticipate his appearances, as he skillfully weaves together archaeological evidence, geological anomalies, and cultural insights to shed light on humanity’s enigmatic past.

Hancock’s participation at the CPAK conference has undoubtedly played a pivotal role in fostering a deeper understanding of our shared heritage and has continued to inspire and challenge conventional perspectives on history.

12:15 to 1:30 pm.


1:30 to 2:15 pm.

Dave Mathisen

Author, Astro-Mythologist

TOPIC: Stories From The Stars

Dave Mathisen, a.k.a. Starman, author of half a dozen books on stellar myths, including the multi-volume Star Myths of the World, will be joining us at the CPAK 2023 conference. With over 20 years of research and study, Dave is a captivating speaker and an authority on the ancient knowledge of star lore and its connection to human history.

From his extensive knowledge of the symbolism of star myths to his insightful ideas on the role of stars in human evolution, Dave’s presentations suggest our ancient ancestors were deeply connected to the heavens and we have a lot to learn from them! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Dave, one of the leading voices in the field of star mythology, at CPAK 2023. And if Saturday the 21st is clear Dave has offered to take us out to the desert night sky with him.

2:20 to 3:00 pm.

Marco M. Vigato

Author, Researcher, and Explorer

TOPIC: Megalithic Mexico

Marco has spent the past 15 years researching the question of the origins of civilization around the world. He is the author of The Empires of Atlantis, published by Inner Traditions, and a frequent contributor to various print and online journals. He holds degrees from Milan’s Bocconi University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. A native of Italy, he lives and works in Mexico City.

He is founder and president of the ARX Association for Archaeological Research and Exploration, through which he has directly conducted and sponsored numerous research projects and expeditions in different parts of Mexico and Mesoamerica. For his work, he has been featured as an expert on ancient Mesoamerica in numerous TV shows, podcasts and documentaries.

3:00 to 3:15 pm.

Coffee Break & Book Signing

3:15 to 4:05 pm.

Walter Cruttenden

Author, Director of the Binary Research Institute

TOPIC: The Celestial Key

How the Earth’s Motion Shapes History

Walter Cruttenden, studies ancient cosmology and astronomy. As Director of the Binary Research Institute, he writes on the cause and consequences of solar system motion. He founded the Conference on Precession and Ancient Knowledge series to bring together liked minded philosophers and scientists, and explore the possibility that the mythical cycle of the ages, a.k.a. Plato’s Great Year, may have a basis in fact, “driven by the solar system’s motion through space”.

This is the topic of his first book, Lost Star of Myth and Time, his documentary, The Great Year, narrated by James Earl Jones, and many of his seventy two Cosmic Influence podcasts.

Lost Star Productions, is in development on a live action feature film based on Walter’s work, and in pre-development on an animated film based on his second book, The Great Year Adventures with Tommy the Time-Traveling-Turtle. Both are aimed at uplifting children of all ages!

4:10 to 5:00 pm.

Robert Edward Grant

Author, Polymath, and Expert in Sonic Geometry

TOPIC: Advanced Science of Yore

Robert Edward Grant, a world-renowned scholar, and expert in ancient civilizations and their symbols, will be joining us at the CPAK 2023 conference. With over 30 years of research and study, Robert is a renowned authority on the mysteries of the ancient world, and an expert in their geometries and mathematics.

From his in-depth knowledge of the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Greece to his groundbreaking ideas about the origins of human culture, Robert’s presentations are always informative and inspiring. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Robert Edward Grant, one of the leading experts in the field of ancient civilizations and cultures, at CPAK 2023.

5:00 to 7:30 pm.

Dinner Break

7:30 to 8:00 pm.

Hugh Newman

Megalithomaniac, Explorer, and Author.

TOPIC: Göbekli Tepe and Karahan Tepe – The World’s First Megaliths

Hugh Newman reveals the stunning discoveries being made in Southeast Turkey and what this really means.

Hugh shares new research from southeast Anatolia, looking at Göbekli Tepe, Karahan Tepe, Sayburç, Sefer Tepe and other sites in the Taş Tepeler region, exploring how they came into being and how geometric and astronomical principles found in British stone circles are also found at these sites, but nearly 7000 years before Stonehenge.

Advanced metrology (ancient measure) prove they measured the earth in deep antiquity There is evidence that the understanding of magnetism may have initiated agriculture, and possibly the earliest attempt at written language has revealed this was the world’s first ’Supercivilization’ long before Sumer or Egypt. Hugh will also discuss his and JJ Ainsworth’s discovery of a Winter Solstice alignment at Karahan Tepe as well as cutting-edge data suggesting they were tracking Venus, the Moon and astrological cycles at this newly excavated site.

There are even statues depicting 8-fingered beings, but it’s the megalithic technology and the sophisticated relief carvings that has got people talking, as it was way ahead of its time. Were the builders the Sumerian Anunnaki, or the Watchers from The Book of Enoch, and how did they create these remarkable megalithic temples nearly 12,000 years ago?

Hugh will be launching his new book Göbekli Tepe and Karahan Tepe – The World’s First Megaliths (Wooden Books) at CPAK 2023.

8:05 to 8:35 pm.

Oana Ghiocel

Award-winning Documentary Filmmaker and Director, Consultant, Editor and Screenwriter.

TOPIC: The Quest for the Oldest Symbols

Oana is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and director, consultant, editor and screenwriter. She has produced independently 2 feature films, the RIDDLE OF THE CARPATHIAN SPHINX being her third feature film.

Oana holds a Master of Arts in Documentary Film and Production from Emerson College (Boston, USA), and also a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Screenwriting (Rochester Institute of Technology) and editing (FAMU, Prague.)

She was the executive producer of the series Wild Carpathia (White Carpathia.) Her films have been watched by millions and can be found on iTunes, Amazon, Netflix. In 2018, Oana founded the film production company Oana Ghiocel Media.

8:40 to 9:20 pm.

Ben Van Kerkwyk

Researcher, Writer, and Content Creator.

TOPIC: Decoding Human History

Ben Van Kerkwyk is an Australian researcher, writer and content creator, now living in the United States. He produces the website and UnchartedX youtube channel and podcast, focusing on long-form documentaries on various topics dealing with ancient mysteries and the new scientific work that has a bearing on the story of human history.

A lifelong student and fan of history, Ben has been traveling the world for decades, visits places like Egypt and South America regularly, and has filmed at many ancient sites, as well as interviewing and interacting with many of the leading authors and researchers working in this field.

Ben’s channel garners millions of views, he made his first appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience in 2023, will be appearing in several upcoming TV documentaries, and is in the process of writing his first book based on his research over the last decade.

Sunday October 22nd

8:30 to 8:35 am.

Charlotte Moroz • MC

Doctoral Candidate in Mythological Studies – Mythology Consultant

The Cycle Continues…

Charlotte will continue to introduce our speakers and get your questions answered by the appropiate experts and share a bit of her own work.

Check out her work here:

8:35 to 9:25 am.

Jimmy Corsetti

Rising star in the field of alternative research.

TOPIC: A Once Global Civilization

Jimmy Corsetti is creator of the popular YouTube channel, ‘Bright Insight’, where he examines the evidence for a possible ancient “global civilization” and puts forth a new theory on Atlantis and its location. His investigative style draws on his experience as a former corporate fraud investigator to connect the dots on some of history’s greatest mysteries. With over 1.5 million subscribers and hundreds of millions of views, Jimmy has become an influential voice on how we look at the world today.

9:30 to 10:15 am.

Boris Fritz

Engineer, Historian & Educator Boris Fritz is an adjunct Professor of Engineering at University of Southern California

TOPIC: Higher Realms

Boris Fritz does research and teaches in the field of archeoastronomy. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from Occidental College, an M.A. in Asian Studies from Claremont McKenna Graduate School, and is a Ph.D. Candidate in the History of Religions at UCLA. He also serves as an adjunct Professor at University of Southern California, in Aerospace & Engineering, as well as at Loyola Marymount University, and is a Team Member of the Bubble Base of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge for Deep Space Exploration. Boris is a life long meditator and yogi and practices and teaches the Filipino Martial Arts as well as practicing Bukti Negara – an Indonesian Martial Art. His talks focus on esoteric and practical changes that humans will experience in the near future, according to ancient and eastern philosophy.

10:15 to 10:30 am.

Coffee Break & Book Signing

10:30 to 11:15 am.

Chris Dunn

Engineer with Large-scale Manufacturing, and Aerospace Experience.

TOPIC: Ancient Technologies

Chris Dunn, a leading expert in ancient technologies, will be joining us at the CPAK 2023 conference. With over 30 years of experience in the field of engineering and technology, Chris brings a unique perspective to the study of ancient civilizations. He has written extensively on his theories, including The Giza Power Plant (it’s not what you think) and about the advanced technologies of ancient civilizations. His presentations are both thought-provoking and entertaining, and we are sure that attendees will find his insights and ideas both fascinating and inspiring. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Chris Dunn, one of the most innovative thinkers in the field of ancient technologies, at CPAK 2023.

11:20 to 12:00 pm.

Veda Austin

Water Researcher, Public Speaker, Artist & Author

TOPIC: Nature’s Magic • The Power Of Water

Veda is a New Zealand water researcher and has spent the last 10 years prolifically photographing water in a ‘state of creation’, the stage between liquid and ice. She views this important phase from three perspectives. Scientifically, water is becoming a liquid crystal, artistically, water is free to design, and from a spiritual level, water enters a phase of fluidity between space and time, and is in a place of ‘becoming’. Using her own short term freezing method, Veda explains that it is light that paves the way for the design of the ice, just as it is light that emanates from conscious expression.




This conference may address untraditional viewpoints subject to prosecution by the paradigm police. If you work in an untenured position in academia, please think twice before risking your job. Or… just come and see how the very latest research is revealing a new, or very ancient truth about our rich and beautiful history!


This event will sell out soon!
Regular price at the door $899.00

General Admission
$ 599
  • Event Registration - Cocktail & Hors d'oeuvre
  • 2-Day Conference Pass - All speakers
  • Complimentary Breakfast Buffet - Both days
  • Complimentary Saturday Lunch
  • Book Signing


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This year’s event will be held at the OMNI Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in beautiful Rancho Mirage, CA, near Palm Springs. Make your reservation with our special accommodation fee for CPAK attendees.

rancho omni hotels resorts

We have secured a special discount for all attendees who wish to make a reservation at the hotel hosting our event.

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa near Palm Springs CA, USA
41000 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 862-4520

The hotel offers luxurious rooms and amenities that will ensure your stay in Rancho Mirage is comfortable and enjoyable.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take advantage of our discounted rates during the conference dates, October 20-22, 2023

We look forward to seeing you there!

Need help from a friend?

A generous donor and CPAK supporter, Dr. Alan Lemerande, has offered to sponsor two couples that would like to attend CPAK, who can’t presently afford the expense. He will pay for up to four tickets to CPAK and reimburse you for the hotel room and cost of the flights (within US). Just send an email request to and let him know why you are interested in attending and briefly describe your circumstances (no more than one page please). Easy peasy. Just be sure to get in the request before September 30. Thanks. Oh, beyond the good doctor, no one will know your ticket was paid for, not even the volunteers at CPAK!

An urgent note from Dr. Lemerande:

If you applied for this chance to come to CPAK you will soon receive a private email from me.  However, there is one applicant, a hard working husband and wife team who hasn’t had a vacation in eight years, who wrote me, but I lost their email! I don’t know why it was deleted but I am looking to communicate with this couple, to ask them to please, please contact me again at  I need to talk with you asap or give the tickets to someone else!  Sincerely, Al Lemerande Jr. M.D.

Poster Sessions

Have an idea that will help the world better understand the wisdom of ancient cultures or the cycle of the ages? If so, we invite you to make a poster presentation at CPAK 2023!

Limited Space

Spaces for poster presentations are available on a first come first serve basis to any registered and paid CPAK attendee, subject to the approval of an abstract by the CPAK Poster Committee. The abstract should be no longer than 800 words and sent to the address provided along with a $50 application fee no later than September 17, 2023. Or you can email a copy of your abstract to Be sure to include your contact information. Presenters of accepted topics will be notified by September 30, 2023

The Conference on Precession and Ancient Knowledge is presented by the
Binary Research Institute.

If you would like to reach us please fill out the contact form or visit us at:

Binary Research Institute
4600 Campus Drive, Suite 200
Newport Beach, CA 92660

We welcome contact with other researchers and interested individuals, so feel free to get in touch.

For information on research and presenters at CPAK or for media inquiries and press information, please contact Walter at

For CPAK registration questions and general conference information, please contact Filiberto at

Volunteers Wanted!

Volunteers play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth execution of the event. Alternatively, if you have any specific skills or resources that you believe could be of benefit to the conference, please feel free to share them with us and further discuss the mutual support. We are always open to exploring collaborations and finding ways to enhance the conference experience.