Featuring Dr. F. David Peat

“Einstein meets Woody Allen” – Director Jena Axelrod

F. David Peat was born in Liverpool and was awarded a PhD at Liverpool University before moving to Canada. For a number of years he carried out research in theoretical physics but his constant 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 remained 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 over twenty books that deal with such topics as Jungian synchronicity, creativity, chaos theory, quantum theory and the Native American universe. In 2007 Pari Publishing brought out his scientific autobiography Pathways of Chance. 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.

SourcePari Publishing


Some of David’s Books:

From Certainty to Uncertainty: The Story of Science and Ideas in the Twentieth Century Synchronicity: The Bridge Between Matter and Mind border=  Blackfoot Physics: A Journey into the Native American Universe Superstrings And The Search For The Theory Of Everything Infinite Potential: The Life and Times of David Bohm Einstein's Moon: Bell's Theorem and the Curious Quest for Quantum Reality In Search of Nikola Tesla The Philosopher's Stone: Chaos, Synchronicity and the Hidden Order of the World The Blackwinged Night: Creativity In Nature And Mind Gentle Action: Bringing Creative Change to a Turbulent World Science, Order and Creativity Seven Life Lessons of Chaos: Spiritual Wisdom from the Science of Change


with The Crew

The Observer and The Observed are one…

… Forever! Muahahaha!!! *Not a horror film


The Observer Effect:

…every time scientists try to observe the quantum world they disturb it. And because at least one quantum of energy must always be involved, there is no way the size of this disturbance can be reduced.

Our acts of observing the universe, our attempts to gather knowledge, are no longer strictly objective because in seeking to know the universe we act to disturb it. Science prides itself on objectivity, but now Nature is telling us we never see a pure, pristine and objective quantum world. In every act of observation the observing subject enters into the cosmos and disturbs it in an irreducible way.

-Dr. F. David Peat