F. David Peat, BSc, MSc, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Transformative Leadership

Transformative Studies

CIIS Main Building
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

F. David Peat was born in Liverpool and earned a PhD at Liverpool University before moving to Canada. For many years he carried out research in theoretical physics, but his unwavering desire to find “the question that lies behind the question” led to an encounter with the physicist and philosopher David Bohm, whom Einstein had described as his “spiritual son." The two men stayed friends and were working together on a second book at the time of Bohm's death.

In 1979 Peat decided to focus on writing and is now author of more than 20 books on such topics as Jungian synchronicity, creativity, chaos theory, quantum theory and the Native American universe. In 2007, his scientific autobiography Pathways of Chance was published by Pari Publishing. Peat has also organized meetings of artists and scientists, and scientists and Native American elders.

In 1996 Peat moved from Canada to the medieval hilltop village of Pari near Siena in Tuscany. There he and his wife established the Pari Center for New Learning which holds conferences and courses as well as an active visitors program.

Pathways of Chance
Pari Publishing, 2007

Blackfoot Physics: A Journey into the Native American Universe
New expanded edition; Red Wheel/Weiser, Boston, 2005

In Search of Nicola Tesla
New expanded edition; Ashgrove Publishing, 2003

From Certainty to Uncertainty: The Story of Science and Ideas in the Twentieth Century
Joseph Henry Press (National Academy of Sciences), Washington, 2002

The Blackwinged Night: Creativity in Mind and Nature
Perseus Books, Boston, 2000

Science, Order and Creativity
(with David Bohm) New edition with new chapters, Routledge, London, 2000

Seven Life Lessons of Chaos: Timeless Wisdom from the Science of Change
(with John Briggs) Harper Collins, N.Y., 1999

Who's Afraid of Schrödinger's Cat? All the New Science Ideas You Need to Keep Up with the New Thinking
Ian Marshall and Danah Zohar with major contributions by F. David Peat. William Morrow, New York 1997

Infinite Potential: The Life and Times of David Bohm
Addison-Wesley Publishers, N.Y., 1996

Glimpsing Reality: Ideas in Physics and the Link to Biology
(with Paul Buckley) University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1996

Philosopher's Stone: Chaos, Synchronicity and the Unfolding Order of the World
Bantam Books, NY. 1991

Einstein's Moon: Bell's Theorem and the Curious Quest for Quantum Reality
Contemporary Books, Chicago, 1990

The Turbulent Mirror: A Visitor's Guide to the Science of Chaos and Change
(with John Briggs) Harper and Row, N.Y., 1989

Cold Fusion: The Making of a Scientific Controversy
Contemporary Books, Chicago, 1989

Superstrings: And the Search for the Theory of Everything
Contemporary Books, N.Y., 1988

Artificial Intelligence: How Machines Think (2nd Revised Edition)
Baen Books, N.Y., 1988

Synchronicity: The Bridge between Matter and Mind
Bantam Books, N.Y., 1987

Quantum Implications: Essays in Honour of David Bohm
edited with Basil Hiley. Routledge, 1987

The Looking Glass Universe
(with J Briggs) Simon & Schuster, N.Y., 1984

The Armchair Guide to Murder and Detection
Deneau, Ottawa, 1984

The Nuclear Book
Deneau and Greenberg, Ottawa, 1979

A Question of Physics
(with P. Buckley) University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1979

 

 

ADJUNCT FACULTY

CORE FACULTY

Alfonso Montuori, PhD
Allan Combs, PhD
Daniel Deslauriers, PhD
Urusa Fahim, PhD
Joanna Gozawa, PhD
Constance A Jones, PhD
Jennifer Wells, PhD


Additional Adjunct Faculty

Gordon L. Anderson, PhD
James P. Armstrong, PhD
Hilary Bradbury-Huang, PhD
Kathleen Brown, PhD
Guy Burneko, PhD
Carey Clark, PhD
Robert Forte, AMRS
Jennifer Gidley, PhD
Lewis Jordan, PhD
Lisa Kimball, PhD
Debbie Joy Nogueras, PhD
Wendel A. Ray, PhD