Peat's interest in Carl Jung was sparked by watching, while still a student, a BBC television interview between Jung and John Freeman. In parallel with his researches in physics during the 1970s and 80s Peat continued to think about Jung's notions of the Collective Unconscious, archetypes and synchronicity. He has also been deeply struck by Wolfgang Pauli's remark that physics must come to terms with "the irrational in matter" and that just as Jung had demonstrated the objective side to Consciousness (the Collective Unconscious) so physics must discover the subjective side to matter.
In addition to his book, Synchronicity: The Bridge Between Matter and Mind, Peat has lectured and the Assisi Conferences and to Jungians in Canada, the US, Mexico, Holland, Switzerland and England. His current interests can be found in other pages (Synchronicity, Archetypes, as well as Consciousness, ). They include mechanisms of development and maturation; the role of transference, counter-transference, projective identification; the possible existence of "fields" that connect patient and therapist; the way a "linguistic field" is structured during therapy, the nature of the incest taboo and the possibility that we stand at the cusp of some new social myth or collective conjunction of archetypes.
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