Geoffrey Leytham

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"Former Vice Chairman and Secretary of Trustees of the Network. Became a Vice President of the Network in August 2000 on retirement from the Trustees. Geoffrey Leytham was a deck officer in the Merchant Navy (1936-46), mainly on HMTs Franconia (Yalta) and Queen Elizabeth. Mystical experiences during night watches led him to a study of philosophy and psychology, first at Manchester University, and then at the University of California at Berkeley. He was a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, at Liverpool University (1951-66), and the Director of the Centre for Communication Studies at the same University (1967-1982).

"Founder member (1973) and founder Trustee of the Network (1986), and of the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust (1965), and the Human Development Trust (1971) now the Centre for Iranspersonal Psychology. His main aim in psychology has been to establish the 'individual' as the unit in psychology, as the 'atom', 'molecule' and 'cell' are in other sciences. His first model on the 'individual' appeared in Nature (1961) and the most recent one, seeking to incorporate spiritual dimensions, was published in the Network book, Wider Horizons (1999).

"Interested in psychosynthesis, creativity, systems theory, reincarnation, education, counselling, peak experiences, and the anthropic principle."[1]


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  1. Scientific and Medical Network Vice Presidents, organizational web page, accessed September 2, 2012.