Saturday 28th March, 2009 - Metageum ’09: Exploring the Megalithic Mind, Treadwells Bookshop, London
Forthcoming Talks:August 2009:
Paranormal Phenomena and Psychoactive Drugs:
Parapsychology: Magic and Science:
Luck as a Euphemism for Psi?Testing for Precognition
You Never Know Your Luck: The Psychology of Superstition
Is there more to entoptics than meets the eye?
Dr. David Luke 10am, Saturday 28th March, 2009 Metageum ’09: Exploring the Megalithic Mind (21st-29th March, 2009) Treadwell’s Bookshop, Covent Garden, London
This talk will consider form constants, entoptic phenomena and the physiological basis of megalithic rock art, arguing that although Lewis-Williams may be on to something with the notion of rock art as mirrors of altered states, there’s more to entoptic phenomena than meets the eye. Pooling material from psychedelic research, archaeology, cognitive science and parapsychology, as well that garnered from several months spent studying the mycology in Mexican ruins, this lecture will use the megalith to split open some of the mysteries of the mind because, sometimes, it just needs a sledgehammer to crack a nut - especially when it comes to the hard problem of consciousness.
Dr. David Luke is a parapsychologist with a special interest in altered states of consciousness and paranormal experiences. He has studied techniques of consciousness alteration from South America to India, from the perspective of scientists, shamans and Shivaites. He has written dozens of articles published in specialist journals on magic, psychedelics and parapsychology.