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  • A Guide to Your Extraordinary Secret Self
  • By: Anthony Peake
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  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (83 ratings)

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Summary

Anthony Peake is engaged in one of the most important strands of ontological inquiry of modern times, nothing less than unravelling the Gordian knot that is the mystery of our existence." (Bob Rickard, founder editor of Fortean Times)

Appearing in Greek mythology and popularized by Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, the Daemon is broadly understood as a guiding spirit which exists as one half of your split self. 

In The Daemon: A Guide to Your Extraordinary Secret Self, Anthony Peake proposes that people consist of not one but two separate consciousnesses - everyday consciousness and that of The Daemon, a higher being that seems to possess knowledge of future events. Drawing upon phenomena such as déjà vu and near-death experiences, he explores the ways that our Daemon breaks through into our consciousness and can subconsciously impact upon our decisions. 

From the author of Is There Life After Death?, this endlessly fascinating book draws upon the neurology, metaphysics and theology. It also follows the stories of famous figures, including Byron, Geothe, Jean Cocteau, and many others who have "felt a force outside themselves". This radical book will change the way you perceive reality, time, and ultimately yourself.

©2010 Arcturus Publishing Limited (P)2020 Arcturus Digital Limited

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Absolutely amazing!

Loved this book so much. Really well written and thought out. Extremely well researched with references from many fields.

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Awesome

At last a plausible explanation for what I've experienced. One of those books that changes your perspective of the world.

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Informative and intriguing

Very heavy but easy to follow. Intriguing and has really opened my mind to my own experiences

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In-depth Exploration into Consciousness

The term Daemon has been ‘randomly’ popping up in my life lately so thought it worth an exploration. . .

I like that Peake isn’t simply a ‘yes’ man agreeing to all the theories, but is confident to question, challenge and build upon those he has presented.

I enjoy a deep dive into the scientific evidence that support these theories, however in this book I sometimes lost track of all the names, different terms coined by those names and the threads that tied them together. I think this is probably more due to my personal RAM not being up to scratch than the author’s inability to write coherently! I shall re-listen with a notepad at some point in order to follow up on additional research.

I like it when audiobooks are read by their authors, I find you get a more authentic telling hearing it in the tone it was written. This one is no exception. Good to hear a fellow Brit, clear and understandable performance by Peake. (I listen on x1.10 speed)

Upon finishing the book I have surmised it may well be my ‘Daemon’ itself guiding me along this path of information and education, as I have in recent years become an avid absorber of podcasts and audiobooks. I always listening with my right ear - I have recently learned this is associated with the left brain speech and language part of hearing - and as I am a lefty this is also my ‘non-dominant’ (Daemon dwelling) side. Over the last few years my Daemon-Eidolon Dyad has moved from ‘self-help’ resilience boosting, neuroscience-based psychology books, and discovered a world of collective consciousness, energy, magic, occult, life after death, neurodiversity and enlightenment.

I have experienced many occurrences of déjà vu over the years, as well as weird serendipitous/synchronistic experiences, clairaudience, and ‘seeing’ things in my mind’s eye that has later happened. I am also a migraine sufferer (not so common these days) and my late uncle died many years before I was born, from epilepsy.

I often use the terms ‘one Me’ and ‘the other Me’ in reference to my dual thought processes and found Peake’s exploration into the neuroscience and subjective experiences of people like me enthralling.

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Great Book, very helpful!

This book has helped me understand a few oddities that happened to me throughout my life!

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You maybe about to listen to this books for a reason

Reading this book is the foundations of the future of humanity? That's what my daemon just typed.

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excellent

very well presented. Enjoyed throughout . The information well explained with plenty of examples. Recommend this to anyone following Anthoney Peake.

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Interesting and original

I like the ideas and the writer sets out his ideas clearly and with research.

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Compelling

Incredible book, loved it.

the concept explains almost everything that I've ever wondered about which it that is strange or inexplicable.

I've read this book 4 times back to back now

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Food for thought

Love the ideas within this book and feel more research is required to confirm its findings

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