Tuesday, 30 January 2007

My First Blog.

Welcome to my blog. I am hoping that this will bring about an interesting and healthy debate regarding my theory on Near-Death Experience. This is open to anybody but I suggest that it would be helpful if you have read the book (full details on my website - http://www.anthonypeake.com/).

You may also find an interview with me in Beyond magazine issue 3 will will be available in newsagents and the major high street shops like W H Smiths until mid February 2007. Check out details on http://www.beyondthemagazine.com/current.html

I have just spent a fascinating weekend in Switzerland. I was invited to speak at The Western Switzerland Group of The Scientific And Medical Network. The lecture went down very well with the audience - I attempted to explain the quantum physics and neurology behind the Ferryman Thesis - and we had an interesting afternoon discussing the implications. It was fascinating talking through these issues with such luminaries as Dr. Arthur Funkhouser (recognised as one of the world's leading experts in Deja Vu - or as he prefers to call it, the 'Deja Phenomenon') and Evelyn Elsaesser-Valarino, author Talking With Angel and co-author with Dr. Kenneth Ring of Lessons From The Light - What We Can Learn From The Near Death Experience. If you have any interest in Deja Vu or Near-Death Experience check out the writings of these two world-famous authorities. Evelyn's website is http://www.elsaesser-valarino.com/
An example of Art Funkhouser's work can be found on http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~mdlee/dejavu.htm and http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=264&cn=0

I am now back on the Wirral in the North West of England. I will be spending the rest of the week working on a sample chapter of my book-in-progress. Entitled The Daemon of Creativity this will apply the Ferryman Thesis to the experiences of famous (and some less famous) writers, artists, poets, scientists and statesmen - particularly those who 'suffered' from temporal lobe epilepsy.

I will also be lecturing this coming Saturday 9rd February 2007 at Birkenhead Central Library. Check out my website for future venues.

Watch this space for further news.


Ruth said...

Hi, Tony,
Your talk on Sunday was highly informative and gave me new insight into the phenomenon of schizophrenia. I had never made the link with déja vu before. My e-mail is not about déja vu (this time). In our subsequent conversation you mentioned a possible continuation spectrum of migraine, epilepsy, schizophrenia, which you are investigating. There is an incident involving my son which has always puzzled me and perhaps you can provide a clue as to what may have been going on. About two years before he was hospitalized for an acute attack of schizophrenia, we were on a plane that was about to land. As we were just about to touch down on the runway, he suddenly cried out and grabbed his temple. The pain was intense, but went away as soon as the plane landed. (He has never had migraines, before or since.)I took him to the doctor right away, but he could find nothing. However, my son, for the next six months, kept touching his temple because he said it didn't feel right. Like an indentation. If you remember Russell Crowe in "A Beautiful Mind" he did exactly the same thing. Repeated feathery touches to the temple area. I suppose psychiatrists would say this is part of the prodrome, but I have asked about this and it doesn't seem to register with anyone. I had the unique advantage of seeing what provoked it. The temple touching went away in a few months but it was an omen of things to come. Any chance you can shed some light on this?

Anonymous said...

Dear Ruth,

I assume your son had a thorough neurological examination. Did it show any disturbance in the temporal lobe(s)?

Art Funkhouser

art (at) funkhouser (dot) ch

ArtFunk said...

It was great to finally meet Tony (we have been corresponding via e-mail for a while) and to hear (and see) his presentation. I look forward to his next book. Should anyone wish to fill out a questionnaire about their déjà vu experience(s), you can help my research by going to http://silenroc.com/dejavu and filling out the survey form there. Please fill it out completely. At the end there is a link to some pages showing pie charts of the results that were obtained as of last summer.

Best wishes,

Art Funkhouser
art (at) funkhouser (dot) ch

Bloggerhead said...

Hi, Art,
I insisted on having him checked out at the hospital after he was finally admitted. They gave him an MRI, I believe. (Sorry, not sure about the proper terminolgy - it's that tunnel thing that you go through). Not surprisingly, they found nothing. I was concerned that he had a brain tumour and explained to them the situation around the plane landing. Shouldn't that procedure pick up just about everything? On the other hand, he had stopped the repetitive touching of his temple area well over a year before. Thanks for asking,