The Daemon: A Guide to Your Extraordinary Secret Self (Paperback)
Anthony Peake is engaged in one of the most important strands of ontological inquiry of modern times, nothing less than unravelling the Gordian knot that is the mystery of our existence. - Bob Rickard, founder editor of Fortean TimesAppearing in Greek mythology and popularised by Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, the Daemon is broadly understood as a guiding spirit which exists as one half of your split self. In The Daemon: A Guide to Your Extraordinary Secret Self, Anthony Peake proposes that people consist of not one but two separate consciousnesses - everyday consciousness and that of The Daemon, a higher being that seems to possess knowledge of future events. Drawing upon phenomena such as d j vu and Near-Death Experiences, he explores the ways that our Daemon breaks through into our consciousness and can subconsciously impact upon our decisions. From the author of Is There Life After Death?, this endlessly fascinating book draws upon the neurology, metaphysics and theology. It also follows the stories of famous figures, including Byron, Geothe, Jean Cocteau and many others, who have 'felt a force outside themselves'. This radical book will change the way you perceive reality, time and ultimately yourself.
About the Author
Anthony Peake is a graduate of the University of Warwick and a postgraduate of the London School of Economics. His paradigm-changing concept 'Cheating the Ferryman' was first presented in an academic paper published in the Journal of Near-Death Studies in 2004. This was then published by Arcturus as Is There Life After Death? Peake is now considered one of the world's most original thinkers in the study of altered states of consciousness. His other publications include The Daemon, The Labyrinth of Time and Opening the Doors of Perception. Anthony has been in demand as a public speaker across the UK and Europe.