Recording: Decoding Maori Cosmology with Laird Scranton, May 5, 2018

Although the Maori arrived in New Zealand less than a millennium ago, their culture reflects signature attributes of the classic ancient cosmological traditions. In fact, we can trace a credible path of transmission for the Maori esoteric tradition simply through comparison of cosmological words and practices to those of various ancient cultures. Moreover, Maori cosmological terms are formulated based on the same set of root syllables and phonemes that characterize cosmology in Africa. Egypt and often India. Based on knowledge of these phonemes we can often predict the meaning of a Maori word based simply on its phonetics. In turn, surviving Maori practices provide us with further insight into an ancient global cosmological tradition.

Laird Scranton is the author of a series of books and other writings on ancient cosmology and language. These include articles published in the University of Chicago’s Anthropology News academic journal, Temple University’s Encyclopedia of African Religion and the Encyclopedia Britainnica. He is featured in John Anthony West’s Magical Egypt documentary series and in Carmen Boulter’s documentary The Pyramid Code.

He is a frequent guest on a wide range of radio and podcast interview shows including Red Ice Radio in Europe, Art Bell’s Desert at Midnight, and Coast-to-Coast Radio with George Noory.

He is also a frequent presenter at conferences whose focus is on ancient knowledge. These include Walter Cruttenden’s Conference on Precession and Ancient Knowledge (CPAK), the A.R.E.’s Ancient Mysteries Conference, Scotty Roberts and John Ward’s Paradigm Symposium, the Fringe New Jersey Conference, and James Swager’s Megalithic Odyssey Symposium, in Marlborough, England.


His books include:

  • The Science of the Dogon (2006) (Republished edition of Hidden Meanings (2003))
  • Sacred Symbols of the Dogon (2007)
  • The Cosmological Origins of Myth and Symbol (2010)
  • The Velikovsky Heresies (2012)
  • China’s Cosmological Prehistory (2014)
  • Point of Origin(2015)
  • The Mystery of Skara Brae (2016)
  • Seeking the Primordial (2017)
  • Decoding Maori Cosmology (due May 2018)

His work is also featured in two books called Forbidden Science (2008) and Lost Secrets of the Gods (2014). He helped co-author Ed Nightingale’s book The Giza Template (2014).