Dr Fenwick is an emeritus senior lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, also an emeritus consultant in neuropsychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and in neurophysiology to Broadmoor Special Hospital. He has published numerous scientific papers on brain function and also several papers on meditation and altered states of consciousness. He held a research post in Japan on the neuroscience of magnetic brain activity. His most recent book is ‘The Art of Dying’. Dr Fenwick is also President of the Scientific and Medical Network, a group of doctors and scientists seeking to deepen understanding in science and medicine by spiritual understanding which goes beyond our current materialistic paradigm.