Appearing before a full house at the Roosevelt Hotel on August 3, British author and consciousness theorist Anthony Peake held his own, as he paced and lectured, then fielded questions, for nearly 3 hours.
The event, which took place in the famous historic Grand Ballroom of the hotel, was attended by members of the New York Metro press, as well as John Broughton's New York Philosophy, and Jorge Cabrales' Carl Jung and Transpersonal Group. It was hosted by Gnosis Arts Multimedia (Director, Eric Bryant of Bedminster, NJ) and co-hosted by John Broughton of New York Philosophy. Events Manager Julie Nunes of the Roosevelt Hotel oversaw production of the reception, which preceded the lecture. Introductory remarks were presented by Martin Huxter of London, and John Broughton of Union Square. Members of Fairleigh Dickinson University were also present.
Facing an audience of some 300 Manhattanites, Peake was relaxed and congenial, as he paced and chatted, covering material from his two books, "Is There Life After Death?: The Extraordinary Science of What Happens When We Die" (Chartwell Books, 2006) and "The Daemon: A Guide to Your Extraordinary Secret Self" (Arcturus Publishing, 2008). His binary mind theory proposes an eternal recurrence of life , drawing from the 19th century theory of German philologist Friedrich Nietzsche. Standing before an unheard of number of attendees for an author relatively unknown in the U.S. in a debut appearance, Peake proved an invigorating speaker and a serious thinker, as he carefully addressed questions from the audience.
He expounded on theories of Time and Mind, and used binary brain studies, and material regarding bipolar mental illness, Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, and schizophrenia, to explain the symptoms and evidence of a second self which both precedes and directs human consciousness. Many of the groups which attended said in their reviews that they were favorably impressed with Peake's style and material. Dressed in a pale linen suit and black Tee shirt, the 55 year old from Wirral, England appeared boyish and boundlessly energetic as he fielded questions from the audience, and replied in rapid-fire style. Among critics, some felt Peake needed more quantum physics to bolster his thesis. Peake would appear to have reached that juncture, at which a theorist can sharpen and refine his material into a comprehensive package which may hold an appeal for the broadest of audiences. Footage of this event was filmed by TheEmes of NYC, and is being prepared to be posted on YouTube.
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