Dr. Peter L Nelson is an Australian registered Psychologist and Social Scientist who has 45 years experience in personal and business coaching, transpersonal counseling, psychological assessment and research into human behavior and consciousness.
His coaching and counseling focuses on making clients aware of how they are perceiving the world around them by guiding them to become more capable and fluid in their use of attention.
As a scientist, he has studied the psychophysiology and psycho-phenomenology of attention, perception and consciousness. His on-going research continues his earlier explorations of how people experience and understand reality—whether seen through the visions of mystics or the daily perceptions of ordinary people.
Dr. Nelson received his doctorate in the Psychology of Religion from the University of Queensland in Australia and over the course of his career he has worked as a university lecturer and a research consultant to corporations, universities and government departments. He is also a registered psychologist in Australia and has published original research on perception and consciousness in peer-reviewed journals.
The Way of a Seer: Reflections from a Non-Ordinary Life
This book is the story of Dr. Nelson's adventure-filled journey from scientist to seer, from brain researcher to an expert on human awareness. Filled with stories of extraordinary events and episodes of seeing, and drawing on sources as varied as neurophysiology, Buddhist philosophy and consciousness studies, this book seeks to reveal the role of attention in non-ordinary perception as well as resolve the conflict between science and seeing in ways that do justice to both. Ultimately, Dr. Nelson discovers that it is possible to live simultaneously in two worlds, to be both a skeptical scientist and a seer.