F. David Peat Ph.D

F.David Peat (born April 18, 1938) was born in Waterloo, England and is a holistic physicist and author who has carried out research in solid state physics and the foundation of quantum theory. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Liverpool. For many years he was associated with physicist and philosopher David Bohm. While living in Canada Peat organized discussion circles between Western scientists and Native American elders, and while living in London organized a conference between artists and scientists. He has authored or co-authored many books including “Synchronicity: The Bridge between Matter and Mind” “Seven Life lessons of Chaos” and “Turbulent Mirror“. His most recent book is “Pathways of Chance“. He has written on the subjects of science, art, and spirituality. He is also director of the Pari Center for New Learning, which is located in the village of Pari near Siena in Tuscany, Italy.


  • Looking Glass Universe: The Emerging Science of Wholeness, 1986, with John Briggs, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0-671-63215-9
  • Science, Order and Creativity, 1987 with David Bohm, Routledge, 2nd ed. 2000: ISBN 0-415-17182-2
  • Synchronicity: The Bridge Between Matter and Mind, 1987, Bantam, ISBN 0-553-34676-8
  • Cold Fusion: The Making of a Scientific Controversy, 1989, Contemporary Books, ISBN 0-8092-4243-5
  • Superstrings and the Search for the Theory of Everything, 1989, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-8092-4257-5
  • Turbulent Mirror: An Illustrated Guide to Chaos Theory and the Science of Wholeness, 1989, with John Briggs, Harper & Row, 1990 Harper Perennial paperback ISBN 0-06-091696-6
  • Einstein’s Moon: Bell’s Theorem and the Curious Quest for Quantum Reality, 1990, Contemporary Books, ISBN 0-8092-4512-4
  • The Philosopher’s Stone: Chaos, Synchronicity, and the Hidden Order of the World, 1991, ISBN 0-553-35329-2
  • Lighting the Seventh Fire: The Spiritual Ways, Healing, and Science of the Native American, 1994, Carol Publishing, ISBN 1-55972-249-5
  • Glimpsing Reality: Ideas in Physics and the Link to Biology, 1996, with Paul Buckley, University of Toronto Press, ISBN 0-8020-6994-0
  • Infinite Potential: The Life and Times of David Bohm, 1996, Perseus Books, ISBN 0-201-40635-7
  • In Search of Nikola Tesla, 1997, Ashgrove Publishing, 2002 edition: ISBN 1-85398-117-6
  • Seven Life Lessons of Chaos: Spiritual Wisdom from the Science of Change, 1999, with John Briggs, HarperCollins, 2000 Harper Perennial paperback: ISBN 0-06-093073-X
  • The Blackwinged Night: Creativity in Nature and Mind, 2001, Basic Books, ISBN 0-7382-0491-9
  • From Certainty to Uncertainty: The Story of Science and Ideas in the Twentieth Century, 2002, Joseph Henry Press, ISBN 0-309-07641-2
  • Blackfoot Physics: A Journey into the Native American Worldview, 2002, Phanes Press, ISBN 1-890482-83-8
  • Pathways of Chance, 2005, Pari Publishing, ISBN 0-9768264-0-2I sentieri del caso, 2004, Di Renzo Editore, ISBN 88-8323-079-5

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