Anthony Blake "was born in Bristol, UK in 1939. As a youth he became attracted to physics and mathematics but found equal fascination in the worlds of philosophy, history, and art. He entered university to take an honors degree in physics. During this time, he met and worked with physicist David Bohm. As a student he became embroiled in the campaign for nuclear disarmament. Graduating in physics, Anthony went to Cambridge to study the history and philosophy of science. He discovered the writings of John G. Bennett, a student of Gurdjieff.
"Following up on this discovery, he went to Coombe Springs, Bennett's headquarters. At Coombe Springs he took part in the educational research program that Bennett originated, becoming a research fellow of Bennett's Institute for the Comparative Study of History, Philosophy, and the Sciences. He was involved in the development of structural communication, undertook projects involving Westinghouse, IBM, and worked as a management consultant.
"Anthony helped in the crystallization of systematics, the discipline of understanding that Bennett evolved from the teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky. He was Bennett's main assistant in the writing of the last two volumes of the 'Dramatic Universe', Bennett's magnum opus. While at Coombe Springs, Anthony witnessed and was deeply impacted by Subud, the teachings of the Shivapuri Baba and the coming of Idries Shah. He also encountered and was influenced by Edward Machett, a self taught genius working on the realisation of human potential, John Allen, founder of Synergeia an organization with a global quest to correlate ecology and culture, G. Spencer Brown, mathematician who became famous for his work on the laws of form, and Charlotte Bach, who had astonishing insights into time, consciousness, and alchemy..."" 
- Director of Studies and co-founder, DuVersity