Archive of Author | F David Peat

Professional Education and Experience

  • 1960 — BSc. Liverpool University
  • 1962 — MSc. Liverpool University
  • 1964 — PhD Liverpool University
  • 1965-67 — Assistant Professor, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
  • 1967-1975 — Research Scientist, National Research Council of Canada
  • 1971-72 — Sabbatical study with David Bohm, Dept Phys., Birkbeck College, London and Roger Penrose, Dept Maths., Birkbeck College, London
  • 1975-present — Independent Researcher, Writer, and Consultant Organizations
  • 1990-1992 — Chairman, Division of Theoretical Physics, Canadian Institute of Physics
  • Fellow: World Academy of Art and Science Acted as a Consultant for the National Gallery of Canada for concept development and research for the 1995 Escher Exhibit
  • Faculty at Antioch New England Graduate School giving an annual series of seminars in New England and at Assisi, Italy on “The Confluence of Matter and Spirit”
  • Acted as consultant for The Fetzer Institute and the Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • 1987 Canada Council: Drama Grant
  • 1989-93: Fetzer Foundation: Travel Grant
  • 1990 Canada Council: Non-Fiction Writing Grant

Articles with F David Peat

The Alchemy of Creativity: Art, Consciousness and Embodiment

How can you define consciousness? In his article, F David Peat looks to art and music for answers and explores how consciousness may not limited to the mind, but the physicality of the entire body. Drawing on the personal experiences from artists and musicians such as Anish Kapoor and Michael Tippet to the physicist David Bohm, he explores how the creative process resembles an alchemical cycle whereby creative ‘gold’ is generated from the mind and the body.