The Source In The Sahara


Dustin T. Donaldson
at L'Orientaliste Antiquarian Bookshop, Cairo

Robynn Iwata
in the Temple of Amun Oracle , Siwa Oasis

'The Source In The Sahara' is an outlet for the work of Dustin Thomas Donaldson and Robynn Iwata, American/Canadian researchers currently in the remote Egyptian Sahara desert oasis of Siwa.

The title 'The Source In The Sahara - Accumulating Evidence for the Saharan Origins of Ancient Egypt' is a reference to our as-yet-to-be-revealed 15-year work on decoding the profound meanings encrypted in the prehistoric painted caves of the extreme southwest corner of the Egyptian Sahara desert. One cave in particular — the recently discovered 'Cave of the Shining Ones' — preserves the master key that unlocks the gate to a massive historic revelation regarding a much-sought-for tradition of primordial high knowledge. The painted encrypted teachings residing in the Cave of the Shining Ones constitute nothing less than the most important source document of the ancient Egyptian civilization ever found, and therefore stands as the seminal library of the historic symbols of sacred science. Put simply: the world's oldest cosmological science and religio/philosophy 'book' — a core chapter from the legendary lost 'Book of Thoth' — has been located, and it is a proto-Ancient Egyptian source document from the Stone Age!

After first encountering and capturing images from the Cave of the Shining Ones in 2008, we returned to the remote and desolate location in October of 2012 for a more thorough documentation. We had decided before leaving our home base in San Francisco, California that we wanted to stay in the Egyptian Sahara for an extended period of time, to allow for peace of mind while further working on the interpretations of the bizarre and evocative paintings. The decision was made for Siwa to serve as the base for whatever length of time was required, so after completing our documentation, we left the cave to its solitude and headed north, traversing the largest dune field in North Africa. Three days later the mirage of Siwa appeared before our eyes. Over the course of the next couple of years we would occasionally take breaks from our detective-like decryption work on the paintings to explore the more obscure mysteries of the legendary oasis. It was during these times that we made the fortuitous and historic Timasirayn Temple/Amun Oracle Equinox Sunrise Alignment and Amun Oracle Inner Sanctum Double Window Alignment discoveries.

We are fully independent of affiliation with any corporate funding or university system. This insures that our work is directed only by us. Other than the available works found for sale on the 'publications' page, we freely share our discoveries and perspectives here with you. This being said, we are certainly happy to receive donations if you wish to help support our work. We welcome direct contact as well.

Note: We reply to every message, but have received several reports of our emails ending up in the spam folder/junk mailbox. If you do not hear back from us within two weeks, please check  those locations.

We were honored by Siwa's Abdu Restaurant and Tanta Waa Cafe at the Cleopatra Spring when they each asked us for a framed photo of our Timasirayn Temple / Amun Oracle discovery. We delivered them in frames that we hand-built. You won't need our recommendation here to persuade you into going to Abdu Restaurant or Tanta Waa — you'll end up at both places anyway since they are the most popular and lovely spots when visitors want to experience the local Siwan scene!

ABDU RESTAURANT: On the far left is Fathi Abdullah, the Siwan who first told us that we should see Timasirayn Temple because "No one knows anything about it. Maybe you could help solve the mystery of what it is and why it is there". His intuition about it, and us, was right on! Abdu manager Aliwa is on the far right, below our gift to them.

D. Donaldson with Shazly, the heart and soul of the Tanta Waa cafe.

The owners and operators of are based in the Egyptian Sahara desert oasis of Siwa. Over the past 10 years, we have tried each and every available bottled water in the country. All are of a very high quality, but one brand clearly stands head and shoulders above the rest: AMAN SIWA. It is absolutely the finest, cleanest and simply best water we have ever had — anywhere in the world! We especially like to use it when cooking. If you live in Egypt or if you are just visiting, make sure you try AMAN SIWA — you won't be disappointed.
We drink NOTHING else!

This is the only version of the Source In The Sahara website. There is no social networking version or any other such type. We aim for to be a place where you can take in distraction-free information. There will never be anything on this site to try and steal your attention towards something else. You will not find sidebars filled full of extraneous bells and whistles, flashing advertisements, or pop-ups here.

Hopefully at you will only encounter inspiration, not distraction.

Why don't we use any of these 'services'?

Well, beyond the fact that this IS the website, and therefore any other is redundant, there are a few more reasons-

1. We have no desire to make the time to endlessly update different locations on the web. For us, this is an inefficient usage of time, and the result is that no single location ever contains the complete information. It just gets compartmentalized, diluted and confused, and you usually just end up back at the home website for the full information anyway.
If you join the email list here, you'll get the news and updates notices that we occasionally send out. That's all you want anyway, right?

2. Many people are leaving these 'services', or never used them and therefore can't see what's there anyway, or just realize that there is simply no need for a corporate 'middleman' between our information and you. Plus, a new one comes along every month anyway and it'll never end. Ultimately, we see it as simply easier and more efficient for you to come here when you wish, and receive our updates if you wish. Email is the only tool one really needs for communication of this sort on the web. The way we see it, the rest is just a distraction from the other important things we can all be doing.

This having been said, if you do use these sites, we certainly appreciate it when you spread the word of there by tweeting, reposting, linking, etc.

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