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Magical Egypt

2001, History  -   194 Comments
Ratings: 7.59/10 from 233 users.

Magical EgyptThere is another side of Egypt that is not so widely known. Egypt is also the land of secrets. Another history, a secret history, tells of Egypt as the inheritor of deep wisdom and magical ability from an even earlier culture. It is the account of the Egyptians themselves. This alternate history is echoed by parallel accounts from the myth and history of other ancient cultures, as well as myriad secret societies and occult sources. The remarkable number of parallels in these stories provides a unique window into this other Egypt.

A new kind of counterculture is emerging around the unexpected discoveries of a small but growing circle of scientists, authors and researchers. The focal point of this counterculture centers on an alternative interpretation of ancient Egypt - not as mankind's earliest attempts at primitive civilization, but as a fully developed, and inexplicably advanced culture, who's scientific and metaphysical achievements we are only beginning to fully appreciate.

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2 years ago

yup, third rate writing, slow and stupid, heavy organ score, hardly worthy of history channel even ...

David Grindle
2 years ago

RIP John Anthony West. The world lost a true legend and scholar

Joanne Smith
4 years ago

I would rather watch Magical Egypt than any one of the reality shows or talent competition or sports for that matter. The series is educational. It makes you think. Fascinating to me.

Linda Glendenning
4 years ago

I am avGreek Mystic, I find thus authentic and beneficial I was led here by my Egyptian Scholar.

9 years ago

today's Egypt is nothing remotely like Ancient Egypt ..ancient Egypt was glorious and beautiful with nothing less than perfection with their much respected Kings and Queens ..i love learning about them

10 years ago

This is for the people that think this documentary is bull:

It is like this:
if we were borne like 500 years earlier, and i told you there will be a device that with the pres of a button you could talk to a person on the other side of the PLANET! would you believe it?
NO because your mind is closed, we do NOT know everything we will never ever know everything becouse we cannot even be everywhere.
I am not saying i will believe everything everybody says, but i do use my own mind to calculate and to think through in a logical sense.
Use your own mind! try to think positive and try to believe in other people then yourself or your family.

We are all devine creatures, dont take that for granted!
i believe in the people! i believe that human kind is very generous, loving and kind. some people just forgot it seems.

much love Esmazing

10 years ago

What made me love TopDocumentaryFilms is that it wasn't just a documentary site.. It actually taught me to refuse racism, refuse religion, refuse wars and despise killing for whatever reason. And, most importantly, It made me LOVE science! Thanks for educating people, you're doing a huge favor to us and you don't even know it.

Greetings from Egypt to the whole world.. No one excluded.

10 years ago

Thanks Truth, What is happening with the female Arab spring? Is it ok for men to cheat but not the women?

10 years ago

90% of women in Egypt have undergone female circumcision. Another example of religion driving people insane.

Casper duz Dallas
10 years ago

really, an amazing discovery with intuition and insight. Not everything in history is boring, and this brings life to the lost past of our history

10 years ago

Just a quick comment. When it mentions the people who learned the secrets of the egyptians... issac newton? lenardo? napoleon? correct me if im wrong...
But were the majority of these initiates left handed???

10 years ago

Shows us a glimpse of human possibilities... Maybe one day we will once again understand.

10 years ago

Wonderful documentary, would love to travel to Egypt some day.

10 years ago

Let me start by saying that I should have known by the title that most of this doc was going to be a bunch of crap. But I thought that maybe this "magic" was going to refer to advanced knowledge of the sciences.

And that's as far as we should have gone with the discussion on "magic." As others have already mentioned, it's evident that the Egyptians (or their predecessors) had a good if not amazing understanding of mathematics and astronomy. The first part of this doc, therefore, was somewhat interesting. Then, as if the doc wasn't already long enough, West made it seem longer by his endless conjecturing. On top of that, his stretching of the "facts" to make them fit his esoteric world view got more painful by the minute.

This should have been two different docs: one, on the subject of older civilizations. Two, on hermeticism, symbolism and esotericism in ancient Egypt. But then, West wouldn't have any "facts" to mix in with the garbage.

Alexandria Bedford
10 years ago

this is all mostly common knowledge in most of Africa. Long before the Europeans arrived there were Arab invaders. And Nilotic tribes keep the history of the real Egypt in their culture and traditions PRE-Islam.

11 years ago

did anyone else here the fart noises? lol

11 years ago

You see whats going on here is the earliest forms of the African and native peoples prime of their Life and art that was far more superior then the people who concurred them in the near future,there were no aliens,No magic,just the direction of the one and only GOD who made us all (but them first) directions for showing their Knowledge, and existence of math, architecture, science, astrology, Art, and superior human communication through super highly advance architectural feats that stood the test of time, during their last of times while our feats are only just beginning like the cray supercomputer, the Hubble Space telescope, Computer graphics, the Hadron Collider all that's been going on is they've been trying to show us that they knew this all alone too seeing things in our earth's history as they stand is why they've done so.

Mars Sentinel
11 years ago

I think the modern Egyptians are not the actual descendants, and are definitely not the cultural or spiritual children of, those who actually built what remains of that ancient, wonderful civilization. I think the people we know as Egyptians found the pyramids and other artifacts of what we think of as Egypt. I think the same is true for the Inca/Maya remains in the Americas. It is obvious to me that we misunderstand the whole business, and those amazing carved stones are all the evidence we need to safely at leasst entertain the question. Modern Egyptologists tell us the Cheops pyramid was built in 20 years. It is a ridiculous claim on its face, but it remains the official dogma. I am saddened by the loss of our true history as humans. I can only hope it is not intentional deception. Sad as hell.

11 years ago

For many years I have studied early people, early cultures, early languages, and early civilizations. Without any exceptions, all of them made unexplained transitions from what would be a basic nomadic existence to an artisan existence, a transition which normally would take centuries as the skills of an artisan take an incredible amount of time to develop. When I looked at the earliest Egyptian culture as expounded by ‘Westerners’ I saw the earliest monoliths and I asked myself where is the evidence of the gradual build up over the centuries of the skills required to construct the monoliths, there was no evidence. All of a sudden these people acquired the incredible skills necessary to construct the monoliths.
I’m sorry, but I don’t believe that instant skill acquisition is possible! So I asked myself, from where did these skills come from? Many disconcerting answers arose and I to travelled the path as described in this series of videos.

Silversurfer Sq
11 years ago

similar to my quantum quranic essoteric priniple of universal harmonics very interesting

11 years ago

Unless you are a spiritual person who has a BASIC understanding of the occult, or at the least an OPEN MIND, this video will seem preposterous(like it did to our skeptical friend Lumixian among others). The fact is; the ancient egyptians were more advanced than we are today and they had a spiritual outlook on just about everything. They believed in 'MAGIC'. Guess what- Magic is nothing but high science; a spirit science that sadly this "humanity" has not understood yet and will not understand. It is a mgic that taps into the 4th dimension.. That is where all the power is. Look at the new quantum physics. It's nothing new to the ancients. just different wording.. It is going to take a rude awakening to wake up the sleeping sheeple-

11 years ago

Amazing how many people will sit and watch a 7 hour documentary just so they can comment about how stupid it is. Why did you even click on it in the first place then?

11 years ago

Ok, am I the only one who noticed that one of the researchers and producers was a person named "Chance Gardner?" Does anyone remember the movie, "Being There", with Peter Sellers. His name in the movie was Chance Gardner. What are the odds............?

11 years ago

One of the most disingenuous and horrendous documentaries on the topic. Why do people eat this stuff up? Is it because Joe Rogan recommended it? I think Joe Rogan was on shrooms when he saw this because there is no scientific credibility whatsoever.

He doesn't adhere to any scientific principles and he event attempts to associate ancient Egyptian "magic" to the success of various historical figures without explaining why...or even better, how? It's a low blow and it's absolutely shameful that he tries so hard to associate this ancient Egyptian "magic" or "sacred knowledge" to real things in order to make it seem that much more authentic. Adam West,is just another kook, and the documentary overall is tantamount to a 'UFOlogist' making a documentary about the existence of UFOs and their role throughout history. The credibility is just about the same...

On the upside, this is good for entertainment purposes if you're scientifically literate.

11 years ago

Sorry, I kept falling asleep.

11 years ago

In response to the commentaries regarding the background music and general tone of this series: I tend to appreciate the "documentary style" of exposing the facts the most accurately possible and let any emotional response come from within the audience, not from the tone of the documentary itself. That is, the opposite of the pop-corn-shock-and-awe-perpetual-movie-trailer trend heralded by History Channel and Discovery Channel etc, which I personally dislike so much.

This series is not tone neutral, but unlike the aforementioned trend, and this is also personal opinion, I think it does not harm the message being conveyed. To begin with, the very nature of some of the subjects it touches, such as consciousness, the transformation of the soul, the so called "temple in man", etc., are not easily communicated by just neutral speech or a plain interview with an expert.

We have all seen beautiful sunsets, or landscapes, or buildings, and took a picture of them with our cameras only to see later how poorly those pictures convey the experience we had there.

In music the main theme of a piece is usually not spit out from the very beginning but instead after an introduction sets the mood in order to fully appreciate it.

So I think that setting the mood here helps to create a state of mind in which certain ideas can be communicated. The series does not dig deep into the magical knowledge itself (which is not the point anyway), but I think it does a very good job on hinting towards the mental and cultural framework in which the Egyptian civilization flourished, besides showing clearly how little we know, and how little we are let to know.

Actually it is after watching this series that things like all the geometrical discoveries found in the Pyramids, as shown in another documentary also found on this site, "The Revelation of the Pyramids", start to make sense.

But of course, departing from neutrality is likely to create both supporters and detractors. In this case, I am a supporter, for the reasons I stated.

And all this is just the tiny top of the tip of the iceberg. Pity that the library of Alexandria was burnt, isn't it?

Terry Wynia
11 years ago

I believe, that its old as ****, and any one who says they know is just a little bit full of ****. But what the hell, lets stick to the Victorian version of Egyptian history.

11 years ago

Train by day, Joe Rogan Podcast by night, All Day!

11 years ago

'don't cast your pearls before swine'

11 years ago

I watched the first 10 minutes of the video, then scanned forward. It says essentially nothing, just a deep voice an a sound track for mystery movies.

A total waste of time. I am surprised the TDF has featured this nonsense.

Bob Hope
11 years ago

OK! Settle down, boys!

There are no mysteries; it happens all the time!

A country has a bad run of leaders, just like America with the Bush clan, Willie Wonka Clinton & The Man from God Knows Where, Barry Obamaaaaa. Can you imagine the disaster that would have happened in Egypt, 5,000 years ago, if you had these clowns as leaders? Yep, the economy would go down the tubes & it did & now with Islam in charge, its like climbing a shitty pole.

11 years ago

This is crap. It takes forever for them to present their ideas. They don't use Ockham's Razor. It's full of logical fallacies. They don't say anything about the actual mysteries that's really interesting. The guy puffs up his statements with large words to sound authoritative, but there's no substance to any of it.

11 years ago

Verrry annoying musical background and narrator tone of voice, the halo of mystery sustained during seven hours ruins it all, like a madmen hitting audience with a sacred brick. It could had been enlightening and really open minding if done properly. On the other hand, scholars are often even worse in their papers, it's likely that developed civilizations emerged and collapsed before history is commonly acknowledged to start.

11 years ago

Please. Come on folks. This "alternative history" is so completely bogus. Whenever I find that some people believe nonsense like this film, I don't know whether to laugh or cry. It is an old propaganda technique to take a few true things and mix them with lies to try and make the lies look more credible -- like this film does. The world would be such a better place if everyone would employ at least a modicum of logic, reason, and critical thinking.

11 years ago

I have been a student of symbols across cultures for several decades and this set of documentaries constitutes the most radical claims I have heard. Even so, I was struck by the correlations drawn between Egyptian buildings and mathematics. The cross cultural similarities are striking.

Many years ago while studying the religious symbols of the Haida with a very knowledgeable Haida elder almost the first thing she taught us was how to see "The Golden Mean" in Haida art. It was her belief that for non-Indians to understand the symbols they needed to see the world in much the same was as traditional practitioners. I quite taken aback when the documentary began with much the same correlation and continued with the same assertion.

11 years ago

"Magical Egypt" is that ..."it's about time"...documentary from West and collegues that makes one wonder. Is there enough time left to know that we should stop sleepwalking backwards toward the same cliffs we fell off last time we were so smart?

11 years ago

very interesting series if you pay attention.

11 years ago

Very intriguing.
In the episode "Illumination", where the mason talks, I realized that they are esentially speaking of anchoring emotions. This is very valid and is not magic. It might seem like magic because it is very rarely brought attention to.
Unusual things are quickly ascribed to magic. And this certainly is unusual, but it's frequent and all in the mind, as most things.
Anyway, you can anchor your emotions into a myriad of things. Specific muscle tension, visual and auditory stimulus and thus of course to items as well. Kids experiencing a negative emotion will tense in a specific way and if it occurs often enough, this emotion can carry through to adulthood whenever those muscles are tensed. And there's very little chance of a person actually figuring this out themselves.

Emotion anchoring works even if you know it's normal for the brain to do this when you attempt it. Now when you think it's magic and also you believe in magic, then spend time creating your 'talisman', pouring emotion into it. It's no wonder it'll work. It has no real power over others, but has the awesome power of changing you. But a temporary fix in my opinion.

Changing the way you look at things is where the magic is. And keep doing it.

rick bartlemus
11 years ago

Maaa, Are we there yet?

11 years ago

i think this is a pretty entertaining series. some cool shots on location, narrator is both clear and eloquent, and host is good, though i felt he could show more knowledge of the astronomy and archeology. he also uses or dismisses historical dating when needed, but usually gives a fair nod to uncertainty. overall this gave me some ideas i hadn't really thought of before, and some informational depth on sites i didn't know too much about.

though i think there are a fair amount of bogus connections and conclusions drawn throughout, i took a lot of questions out this one.

yousef salama
11 years ago

Is Magical Egypt in Public Domain? thanks in advance

11 years ago

What a load of garbage. Really. Magic? We got past this several centuries ago. Pick up a book and put down your hash pipes please.

11 years ago

it is written, I will call my son out of Egypt: Notice, Jesus goes down to Egypt, to call Gods son (Israel is Gods son) while Jesus is the "ONLY BEGOTTEN SON" ....who is begotten within his own son (Israel) which is why he both brings "many sons" to glory (the glory of thy people Israel), and why God is BORN within his people........David (beloved) after the flesh:

11 years ago

wait hold it if Jesus was the son of god why did he have to go to school ?

11 years ago

After searching throughout this collection or Index library of documentaries
This series is one of the few worth watching,on this website disregard the rest (and I'm not overstating here) not only Mr West reveals some of the principles of De Mysteriis; but if you follow your heart and you truly want to be Illuminated with a balanced approach, you must see this series. Although this being on an instructional level, still gives a solid foundation into what's the grand plan or design for the world. For those successfully able to decode it. If Anyone needs further advise or books on the De Mysteriis I can point out the safest and proper sources for it.

11 years ago

check out graham hancock and his research on ancient civilisations, its hard to believe we have been lied to for so long, its time to wake up and spread the truth we have been blinkerd for far to long this knowledge belongs to every one.

11 years ago

when I become successful and rich I will be sure to pay great tribute vladtko and the Topdoc com crew. I regard it now as my university, the education into fields otherwise unknown.

The great global awakening of people in the 21st centaury is not owed to the technical aspects of internet infrastructure but instead to the people who help make it possible and allow us to connect with informations and knowledge from across the global community.

While it took previous generations decades to achieve the so called enlightenment stage of knowledge and wisdom I sincerely believe that with it would take perhaps someone of today a matter or weeks if not days to achieve such worldly view. The only guiding philosophy of course been inquisitive interest with a desire to change.

11 years ago

There is a lot of information here that is outside the paradigm of the status quo. Therefore, very hard to process given what has been taught to us from birth, just about. The precision and scope of many sites in Egypt are daunting to absorb, most of which are neglected in our basic education. That being said, it is easy to see how other present day governments manipulate their populations, but few realize to what extent their own government if fudging the data. Having a population who realizes that their spoon fed history has been tampered with and then questions all they have been told is a frightening thing for any control system. Information is being suppressed at many levels although no one wants to believe much of their life has been a lie. If we remove this stigma of the orthodox teachings are gospel, then the whole world changes.

West, Bauval, Hancock and many like them finally are getting a voice (thanks to the internet) and many are seeing the validity of what they say. What is also being revealed is the arrogance and stubbornness of the status quo when logical theories oppose embedded farces posing as facts by academia. Many of these mainstream theories are at the base of countless other theories. Actually, this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Throughout the past, the status quo paradigm of any civilization has fought tooth and nail against information that doesn't agree with their thinking.

Timmy Jimmy
11 years ago

Pretty cool... I Enjoyed it

11 years ago

These theories presented in this documentary series are profound. It's nice to see open-mindedness leading to cohesion between science and religion. The fact is, popular academics nowadays are too quick to take theory for fact; hesitant to investigate otherwise, in fear of proving themselves wrong thus nullifying their previous accomplishments or beliefs. We should only be concerned with finding the truth.