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Manuel Matas, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Manuel Matas has had forty years of experience working in the mental health field. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Manitoba and his Diploma in Psychiatry from McGill University. He has worked in a variety of settings, including the Scarborough Board of Education, the University of Toronto and the University of Manitoba teaching hospitals, and more recently, in private practice. He served on the Board and the Scientific Council of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, as well as the Boards of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Psychiatrists against Psychiatric Abuse, and the Learning Institute for Growth, Healing, and Transformation.
His accomplishments include many articles in peer-reviewed psychiatric journals and many presentations at national psychiatric conferences.
Throughout his life, he has had many close brushes with death, starting in the womb. As he discusses in his book The Borders of Normal, he has also had a number of paranormal or anomalous experiences including visions, precognitive dreams, out-of-body experience, and encounters with message-bearing apparitions.
As there is still a lot of stigma surrounding open discussion of psychic, paranormal, or spiritual phenomena, it is his hope that by sharing his knowledge of and experiences in both psychiatry and the world of the unknown, he will provide a bridge between these two worlds and will give people permission to share their own experiences without shame or embarrassment.
Dr. Matas is the author of The Borders of Normal: A Clinical Psychiatrist De-Stigmatizes Paranormal Phenomena