Dr David Luke


Dr David Luke


Dr David Luke is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Greenwich, and he is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Psychedelic Research, Imperial College.

His research focuses on transpersonal experiences, anomalous phenomena and altered states of consciousness, especially via psychedelics, having published more than 100 academic papers in this area, including thirteen books, most recently: Breaking Convention: A Seismic Shift in Psychedelia (2022), DMT Entity Encounters (2021), Otherworlds: Psychedelics and Exceptional Human Experience (2019), Psychedelic Mysteries of the Feminine (2019), Psychedelicacies: More food for thought from Breaking Convention (2019), DMT Dialogues: Encounters with the Spirit Molecule (2018).

He has given over 400 invited public lectures and conference presentations; won teaching, research and writing awards; organised numerous festivals, conferences, symposia, seminars, retreats, expeditions, pagan cabarets and pilgrimages; and has studied techniques of consciousness alteration from South America to India, from the perspective of scientists, shamans and Shivaites.

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