Philip Coppens (1971-2012) was born in Belgium and until his death was living in North Berwick, Scotland. He began his career as an investigative journalist and eventually took to lecturing and writing articles(i) and books on a wide range of subjects. In on of his last books he investigates the Neolithic alignments of the Lothian region of Scotland.
Another of his books offered support for the theory of Marcel Mestdagh, who postulated that the city of Sens in France was the centre or capital city of an ancient culture, which he believed to be Atlantis. He returned to Mestdagh’s theories in his 2012 book, The Lost Civilisation Enigma.
Coppens had been previously published as Filip Coppens. His website(a) went offline in December 2017.
He also published The New Pyramid Age in which he reviewed the most recent pyramid discoveries such as at Caral and discussed the possible implications of their existence on every continent.
Jason Colavito, a full-time sceptic, has published some harsh words about Coppens’ reliability(b). In October 2012 war continued between the two them(c). This relates to Coppens’ then recent book, The Ancient Alien Question, whose advertising blurb declares that “Philip Coppens demonstrates that there is substantial proof that our ancestors were far more technologically advanced than currently accepted, and that certain cultures interacted with non-human intelligences. Our ancestors were clearly not alone.”(d)(l) Colavito continued his assault with further harsh words regarding Coppens’ more recent publication, The Lost Civilization Enigma(e). A further response continued the battle(f). Readers can follow the ‘debate’ on the relevant blogs.
Coppens died in Los Angeles on December 30th 2012 as a result of angiosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. A poignant report of his last days is available online(g).
Coppens’ widow Kathleen McGowan-Coppens is an author with a number of books exploring the Divine Feminine. She has also contributed to the US Ancient Aliens TV show(h). Jason Colavito has recently (Jan.2015) discussed(j) her claim to be a descendant of Jesus and Mary Magdalene!!!
The aforementioned claim has now apparently landed McGowan with an accusation of plagiarism by a Suzanne Olsson. Colavito has more details on his site(k).
(a) http://www.philipcoppens.com/ (Offline Dec. 2017)
(c) http://du103w.dub103.mail.live.com/mail/InboxLight.aspx?n=2008985889&fid=1&fav=1#n=765631167&fid=1&fav=1&mid=25d71cd3-1091-11e2-be42-002264c248a4&fv=1 (offline 12/10/13)