The Laurel Canyon Center For Consciousness Studies is an esoteric organization based in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles. The basis for the center is an investigation into consciousness as it arises out of art, mystic vision, myth, archetype and symbol. Founded by Peter Matthew Bauer, the center serves as a conduit for thinkers, artists and healers and is responsible for the journal Fifth Sun, Fifth World. It also hosts seminars, concerts and retreats throughout the United States and serves as a headquarters for the ongoing work of Peter Matthew Bauer and facilitates the work of other outside contributors.

Peter Matthew Bauer’s work is informed by a multidimensional understanding of phenomena as found in the work of the French phenomenologist Henry Corbin, the Kashmir Shaivism of Swami Muktananda, Dzogchen Buddhism, and the existential psychotherapy taught by Dr. Rudolph Bauer. He draws both from Vedic astrological systems as learned through the Indian astrologer Chakrapani Ullal and from western Jungian traditions found in the work of Professor Richard Tarnas. Peter offers astrological readings on a limited basis in the Los Angeles area, and also travels frequently to the east coast, seeing a wide ranging clientele from all walks of life including artists, mystics, politicians, therapists and entertainers in Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York.

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