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7 p.m. SPR Lecture – Anthony Peake – Opening The Doors of Perception

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In 1954 Aldous Huxley published his now famous book The Doors of Perception. This described in detail Huxley’s experiences with mescaline. From this, he concluded that Henri Bergson was right to conclude that the human brain acts as a “reducing valve” in that it filters sensory information and presents to consciousness a restricted and censored version of the true “reality” of the external world. In his new book, Opening The Doors of Perception, Anthony Peake has taken Huxley’s ideas and updated them in the light of 21st-century science and, in doing so, presents a revolutionary new model of the mind-matter interface. Anthony presents overpowering material from the worlds of quantum mechanics, neurology and neurochemistry suggesting that hallucinations and other altered-states of consciousness such as the NDE, alien encounters, spirit communications and the Out-of-Body Experience, are evidence that reality is far richer and complex than our everyday senses suggest. This book has already been awarded a very rare ten out of ten rating by the popular magazine Fortean Times. Join Anthony at his SPR lecture and make up your own mind as to whether his theoretical model, something he terms the “Huxleyian Spectrum”, offers a radical new explanation of psychic and associated phenomena.

Anthony Peake is the author of many critically acclaimed books, including The Out-of-Body Experience and The Infinite Mindfield (both Watkins), and has had articles published in magazines, academic journals, and websites across the world. His books have received excellent reviews, and he lectures and presents at conferences around the globe. Anthony has developed a reputation as one of the most exciting and creative writers within the field of Noetic Science. He is currently featured as an expert in the ARTE TV documentary shown on national TV in France and Germany, Les Mondes de Philip K. Dick, and was also a guest speaker at the Afterlife Explorers Conference 2016 in Australia.

As a member of the Society for the last seven years, we are pleased to welcome him back to talk to us about his latest book. You can find the audio recordings of his past lectures to the Society in our audio library.

For further information about Anthony, see his website


3rd November, 2016 7:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
Society for Psychical Research HQ
1 Vernon Mews
W14 0RL
United Kingdom

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