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 11 English-language books,
including The Stone Puzzle of Rosslyn Chapel, The
New Pyramid Age, Servants of the Grail, Killing Kennedy,
The Cryptogram of Rennes-le-Château, The Ancient
Alien Question and The Lost Civilization Enigma.
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 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 numerous books in the English language, specifically
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. In 2011, he 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 bestselling The Ancient Alien
Question (2011), he addressed the question whether extra-terrestrial
contact has occurred in our past. In early 2012, he published
the ebook Killing Kennedy,
on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, showing Oswald
was not the assassin and the murder itself the result of a conspiracy.
The Cryptogram of Rennes-le-Chateau
(2012) is a short ebook guide to the small French village and
its mysteries. He has recently completed The
Lost Civilization Enigma, due for publication on October
22, 2012 and is currently working on Mysteries of the Ancient
World, set for publication in the spring of 2013..
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. He also created The
Ancient Alien Question DVD (2012, released in US via
Warner Home, which was also a PayPerView movie on TimeWarner,
XBox360, Playstation, etc.).
from English books, he has 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.
Together with Patrick Bernauw, he wrote De Paus van Satan
(2010) , Philip's only novel - so far.
Philip has also contributed to, or been acknowledged in, the following
publications or productions:
from books, Philip 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
have 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 and Bosnia and controversial articles on the state of modern
archaeology and Egyptology, as well as political scandals, ranging
from the corridors of the CIA to the Vatican.
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 fourth 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 and leads the successful Sacred
France tours, as well as The
Writer's Grail seminars.
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