November 15, 2011 at Watkins Books, London http://www.watkinsbooks.com
Out of body experiences (OBEs) are those curious, and usually brief experiences in which a person’s consciousness seems to depart from his or her body, enabling observation of the world from a point of view other than that of the physical body and by means other than those of the physical senses. Thus, an out-of-the-body experience can initially be defined as ‘an experience in which a person seems to perceive the world from a location outside his physical body’.
The sensation of leaving the body behind and encountering another level of reality is of the greatest mysteries of the human experience. In his talk, Anthony Peake will expand and elucidate on his research into different experiences linked to astral travel — including the Near-Death Experience, Lucid Dreaming, Remote Viewing and Dream Yoga. He will show how all of these are all elements of the same phenomenon. This tells us that the universe is far more complex than we can ever have imagined. Anthony Peake will also refer to the history of this fascinating subject and will show how recent discoveries in neurology, consciousness studies and quantum physics present a challenging new model of how consciousness interfaces with ‘reality’.