Annine van der Meer - Gnostic wisdom

30m | Jun 4, 2024

David's Guest today is  Dr Annine E.G. van der Meer, a Dutch historian of religion who holds a PhD in theology from the University of Utrecht. She was the seventh, last and only female student to write her doctoral thesis under the guidance of the late Prof. Dr. Gilles Quispel. He was an internationally known scholar of apocryphal Christian texts, famous for his translation of the so called fifth Gospel, The Gospel of Thomas and other texts from the Nag Hammadi Library, rediscovered in Upper-Egypt in 1945.

Annine has written several authoritative books about the hidden history of the sacred feminine and of women and their forgotten contribution to evolution and civilization. This involves digging Her-Story out from under His-Story in order to write Our-Story. Where necessary, she integrates the established images of woman and man for the purpose of achieving equality, harmony, balance and peace in the world. In 2008, she founded Pansophia Foundation, a school of Wisdom in the 21st century, which she led until 2018. Its mission was to combine the raising of consciousness with spirituality and empowerment of women.

 Annine is the author of 19 books in Dutch, English, French and German. In English and French, she has published, The Black Madonna from Primal to Final Times and Mary Magdalene Unveiled Hidden sources restore her broken image, which is a commentary about The Gospel of the Beloved Companion, the complete Gospel of Mary Magdalene, and only released in 2010.


Imaginal Inspirations is hosted by David Lorimer, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network and Chair of the Galileo Commission, an academic movement dedicated to expanding the evidence base of a science of consciousness. Imaginal cells are responsible for the metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a butterfly, which is the Greek symbol for the soul. These cells are dormant in the caterpillar but at a critical point of development they create the new form and structure which becomes the butterfly.


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Magdalene’s Ascension


Production: Martin Redfern

Artwork: Amber Haas

Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone


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