• Annine van der Meer - Gnostic wisdom

    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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    Works and links mentioned:

    www.anninevandermeer.nl and www.pansophia-press.nl

    https://www.annine-pansophia.nl/annine_van_der_meer/wp-content/uploads/Engels-CV-Annine-2021-DEF2.pdf

    Magdalene’s Ascension https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/authors/Annine-van-der-Meer/224858681

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mary-Magdalene-Unveiled-Including-commentary/dp/9083318907/

    https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Annine-E-G-Van-Der-Meer/The-Black-Madonna-from-Primal-to-Final-Times--The-Mother-/29882082

    https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Jehanne-De-Quillan/The-Gospel-of-the-Beloved-Companion--The-Complete-Gospel-of-Mary-Magdalene/26818047


     

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

     

    30m - Jun 4, 2024
  • Stephen Wright - A hand-break turn

    David's Guest today is Rev. Prof. Stephen G Wright FRCN MBE. In his own words, "starting out with the curse-blessing of the original dysfunctional family, Stephen emerged from his Manchester working class background to grow his hair long and wander around Europe like a lot of his generation did in the 60s. He drifted into nursing, and by conventional measures made a success of it, following the first Masters programme at Manchester University and eventually becoming the first consultant nurse in the NHS in 1986.  He got into conference speaking and course-leading internationally, shuffled around in academia, made TV programmes, wrote lots of books and research papers about nursing, advised governments and WHO and the Royal College of Nursing, and matured his craft in the nursing practice of older people culminating in leading a radical nursing development unit that influenced nursing far and wide. He gathered lots of glittering prizes along the way to add letters before and after his name, which appealed greatly to the Enneatype 3 personality he carries around with him. Thus all the usual trappings of an acclaimed career were in place.

    A hand-break turn in self-perception and a reawakening of the mysticism long suppressed since childhood took him in a different direction in the 90’s – exploring spirituality as it related to himself, health care and as service to others. He trained with some eminent teachers, including at the Interfaith Seminary, and was mentored most deeply by Ram Dass and Jean Sayre-Adams. He is a member of the Iona Community, finds a kinship in the deep silent worship of Quaker meetings and is just about hanging on, like many others, to his bit part in the Anglican tradition.

    His latest work published by Wild Goose focuses on the life of Kentigern/Mungo and offers a pilgrimage route around the Northern Fells of Cumbria. Other books have explored spirituality and health, pilgrimage, poetry and the quartet of spiritual guidance, Coming Home, Contemplation, Burnout and, more recently, Heartfullness. His latest work, recently published is Fugue. It is an exploration of the connection between the spiritual life and the polycrisis. He’s a Fellow and visiting professor at the University of Cumbria which offers a degree of input still to the academic world, as well as conferring some vague respectability to his work. He lives with his partner in the English Lake District, enjoys grandfatherhood, beekeeping and his organic garden and at 74 still finds working as a trustee and spiritual director for the Sacred Space Foundation a joy.

    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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    Works and links mentioned:

    The Sacred Space Foundation https://www.sacredspace.org.uk/

    Books by Stephen: https://www.sacredspace.org.uk/products

    Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=31827290186&dest

    Books by Ram Dass https://uk.bookshop.org/search?keywords=Ram+Dass

     

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    31m - Apr 18, 2024
  • Sperry Andrews: Being the Void

    David's Guest today is Sperry Andrews.  To further the evolution of a socially altruistic heart-centered intelligence and two-way telepathic awareness, Sperry Andrews founded the Human Connection Institute in 1990, facilitating hundreds of groups internationally for over thirty years. He has taught anyone interested how to recreate these experiences effectively in-person, as well as online via webcam. He has published and given invited presentations on human interconnectedness and the Human Connection Project in many international forums.  He collaborated for five years with Dr. William Braud, Senior Research Associate of the Mind Science Foundation, to pioneer the field of Distant Mental Interactions with Living Systems (DMILS) and direct a multinational, scientifically based, social action media research project to demonstrate our indivisibility on instrument under double-blind conditions with Aikido masters, Buddhist monks, and well know celebrities stationed at multiple scientific laboratories in widely separated geographic locations.  For six years, he has been collaborating with Dr. James E. Beichler, a theoretical physicist and scientific historian. They agree: “Our single field theory goes well beyond the simple notion of mind and consciousness as mere human bound perceivers and interpreters of the external material/physical world, by placing the physical origin of consciousness within every geometrical point in the universe itself.”

    Their model enables Western science to unite classical and quantum theories while validating long-standing contemplative Hindu and Buddhist insights that a non-physical Void is spiritually manifesting a "dream of form" through cause and effect.

    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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    galileocommission.org

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    Works and links mentioned:

    https://connectioninstitute.org/PDF/BIO.pdf

    The Human Connection Institute https://www.connectioninstitute.org/

    Art by Sperry Andrews https://sperry-andrews.pixels.com/

    https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/dzogchen-the-self-perfected-state-chogyal-namkhai-norbu/3439702?ean=9781559390576

    J. Krishnamurti/David Bohm dialogues https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1n30s-LKus4oQ5fCd6MJ17waAMCsgumf

    https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-sense-of-being-stared-at-and-other-aspects-of-the-extended-mind-rupert-sheldrake/1906742?ean=9780099441533

     

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    31m - Mar 26, 2024
  • Alastair McIntosh - Ecology of the Imagination

    David Lorimer's  guest today is Alastair McIntosh who has been described by BBC TV as “one of the world’s leading environmental campaigners.” A pioneer of modern land reform in Scotland, he helped bring the Isle of Eigg into community ownership. On the Isle of Harris he negotiated withdrawal of the world’s biggest cement company (Lafarge) from a devastating “superquarry” plan. He then served, unpaid to avoid conflicts of interest, on the company’s Sustainability Stakeholders Panel for 10 years to help further corporate social and environmental responsibility. 

    Alastair guest lectures on nonviolence at military staff colleges including, for over two decades, on some of the UK Defence Academy's most senior courses. His books include Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate PowerSpiritual Activism: Leadership as ServicePoacher’s Pilgrimage: an Island Journey,  and Riders on the Storm (Birlinn 2020) which was long-listed for the Wainwright Prize in Global Conservation 2021. A Quaker with an interfaith outlook, focusing much of his work around spirituality, he lives in Glasgow with his wife, Véréne Nicolas. There he is a founding trustee of the GalGael Trust which works with poverty, community and human potential, and an honorary professor in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow.

     

    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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    galileocommission.org

    beyondthebrain.org

     

    Works and links mentioned:

    www.AlastairMcIntosh.com

    https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/states-of-consciousness-charles-t-tart/1831348?ean=9780595151967

    https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/siddharta-an-indian-tale-herman-hesse/3317174?ean=9789386538208

    https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/memories-dreams-reflections-an-autobiography-carl-jung/13866?ean=9780006540274

    https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-color-purple-a-special-40th-anniversary-edition-of-the-pulitzer-prize-winning-novel-alice-walker/5980159?ean=9781474625586

     

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

     

    43m - Feb 27, 2024
  • Anna Bacchia - Intuitive Oneness

    David Lorimer's  guest today is Anna Bacchia, who describes herself as an Aesthete Innovator Researcher Teacher & Writer. She has conducted more than 40 years of Research in Human Sciences and Cognitive Sciences, where she has focused on unexplored aspects and qualities of the Cognitive, Creative and Intuitive processes. She is Founder of the ‘Consciousness Institute’ Lugano, Switzerland, and of the LIFE Leaders .international® Project, and she holds Educational Trainings and Programs on ‘Consciousness, Self, Life’ dedicated to an unexplored intuitive communicating and understanding, in syntony with the nature of Life.

     

    She is a life member of the World Peace Forum, a laureate of the ‘Luxembourg World Peace Prize’, a Creative Member of the Club of Budapest and a Research Fellow of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research. Her most recent is ‘A.I. and the Living Intelligence’. And her most recent book is entitled ‘ÌNIN, our Intuition which transforms and creates’.

     

    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.

     

    scientificandmedical.net 

    galileocommission.org

    beyondthebrain.org

     

    Works and links mentioned:

    www.AnnaBacchia.net

    https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/MD-Deepak-Chopra/Quantum-Healing-Revised-and-Updated/18301212

    https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-tao-of-physics-fritjof-capra/13879?ean=9780006544890

    https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/web-of-life-fritjof-capra/193213?ean=9780006547518

    https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/zen-in-the-art-of-archery-herrigel-eugen/3886899?ean=9781941129944

    https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-bhagavad-gita-laurie-l-patton/2012316?ean=9780140447903

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Physical-Analogical-Foundations-Conscious-Reality/dp/8898497091/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1706289929&sr=1-3-catcorr

     

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    28m - Jan 31, 2024
  • Frédérique Apffel-Marglin - Spiritual Anthropology

    David Lorimer's  guest today is Professor Frédérique Apffel-Marglin, who is Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology at Smith College. She founded the Sachamama Center for Biocultural Regeneration in the Peruvian High Amazon in 2009 where she works with indigenous communities as well as several High Schools in the province, regenerating the most sustainable and climate reducing pre-Columbian anthropogenic soil known as Terra Preta do Indio (black earth of the Indians). Her more recent books are: Subversive Spiritualities: How Rituals Enact the World (2011); Sacred Soil: Biochar and the Regeneration of the Earth with Robert Tindall and David Shearer, (2017); Contemporary Voices from Anima Mundi edited with Stefano Varese, (2020). Her latest book is written with Randy Chung Gonzales who has worked in SCBR for decades: Initiated by the Spirits: Healing Ills of Modernity through Shamanism, Psychedelics and the Power of the Sacred (2022).  

     

    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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    galileocommission.org

    beyondthebrain.org

     

    Works and links mentioned:

    https://asociacionsachamama.org/

    https://sophia.smith.edu/anthro/Marglin.html

    Books by Frédérique Apffel-Marglin

    https://uk.bookshop.org/search?keywords=Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9rique+Apffel-Marglin

    The Death of Nature Carolyn Merchant

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Death-Nature-Ecology-Scientific-Revolution/dp/0062505955

    https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/cosmogenesis-an-unveiling-of-the-expanding-universe-brian-thomas-swimme/7534509?ean=9781640096172

     

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    31m - Dec 16, 2023
  • Lisa Miller - Spiritual Psychology

    David Lorimer's guest today is Dr Lisa Miller, the New York Times bestselling author of The Spiritual Child and her new book, The Awakened Brain. She is a professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at Teachers College, Columbia University where she founded the Spirituality Mind Body Institute, the first Ivy League graduate program and research institute in spirituality and psychology, and has held over a decade of joint appointments in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical School. Her innovative research has been published in more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles in leading journals. She is Editor of the Oxford University Press Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality, Founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of the APA journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice, an elected Fellow of The American Psychological Association (APA) and the two-time President of the APA Society for Psychology and Spirituality. She earned her doctorate under the founder of positive psychology, Martin Seligman, she has served as Principal Investigator on multiple grant funded research studies. She speaks and consults for the US Military, businesses, personal development, faith-based organizations, schools and universities, and for mental health and wellness initiatives.

    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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    beyondthebrain.org


    Works and links mentioned:

    https://www.lisamillerphd.com/

    https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-awakened-brain-the-psychology-of-spirituality-lisa-miller/6627661?ean=9780141991030

    https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Lisa-J-Miller/The-Spiritual-Child--The-New-Science-on-Parenting-for-Hea/17317019

    Ram Das - The only dance there is. https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30366475868&ref_=ps_ggl_10939332144&cm_mmc=ggl-_-UK_Shopp_Textbookstandard-_-product_id=UK9780385084130NEW

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Better-Light-Candle-David-Lorimer/dp/B0BR9GP78N


    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    40m - Nov 17, 2023
  • Mona Sobhani, Just Breathe

    David Lorimer's  guest today is  Mona Sobhani, PhD who is a cognitive neuroscientist, author, and entrepreneur. A former research scientist at the University of Southern California, she holds a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Southern California and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University with the MacArthur Foundation Law and Neuroscience Project. She is the author of Proof of Spiritual Phenomena: A Neuroscientist’s Discovery of the Ineffable Mysteries of the Universe (Park City Press/Inner Traditions), which details her transformation from a diehard scientific materialist to an open-minded spiritual seeker. In the Brave New World of Psychedelic Science substack, she writes about the psychedelic renaissance, altered states of consciousness, and the transpersonal. She is co-founder of Exploring Consciousness, a community of curious scientists who are seeking to understand consciousness, spirituality, and the nature of our reality.

     

    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.

    scientificandmedical.net 

    galileocommission.org

    beyondthebrain.org

     

    Works and links mentioned:

    www.monasobhaniphd.com

    https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Mona-Sobhani/Proof-of-Spiritual-Phenomena--A-Neuroscientists-Discovery/26975623

    https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Dr-Brian-Weiss/Many-Lives-Many-Masters--The-true-story-of-a-prominent-ps/1931400

    https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Jeffrey-J-Kripal/The-Flip--Who-You-Really-Are-and-Why-It-Matters/24240720

     

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    24m - Oct 24, 2023
  • Anneloes Smitsman: Systemic Transformation

    David Lorimer's  guest today is  Dr. Anneloes Smitsman, a futurist, entrepreneur, systems scientist, bestselling author, keynote speaker, and award-winning pioneer in human development and systems change. She is the founder and CEO of EARTHwise Centre, co-founder of the EARTHwise DAO, initiator and architect of the EARTHwise Constitution for a Planetary Civilization, and lead architect of the EARTHwise Game for Civilizational Transformation. She received a degree of Doctor from Maastricht University, the Netherlands, for her pioneering research on systemic transformation. She is the co-author with Dr. Jean Houston of the bestsellers The Quest of Rose, which won the 2022 Silver Nautilus Book award, and Return of the Avatars, which won the 2023 Gold Nautilus Book award. For more information, visit website:  

     

    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.

    scientificandmedical.net 

    galileocommission.org

    beyondthebrain.org

     

    Works and links mentioned:

    https://www.earthwisecentre.org/anneloes-smitsman

    https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Anneloes-Smitsman/The-Quest-of-Rose--The-Cosmic-Keys-of-Our-Future-Becoming/26373194

    https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Anneloes-Smitsman/Return-of-the-Avatars--The-Cosmic-Architect-Tools-of-Our-Future-Becoming/27098197

    Dancing the Dream The Seven Sacred Paths to Human Transformation by Jamie Sams https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/9780062515148?gC

     https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Paramahansa-Paramahansa-Yogananda-Yogananda/Autobiography-of-a-Yogi--Mass-Market-Paperback-New-Cover/2634038

    https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-prince-niccolo-machiavelli/37898?ean=9781513269061

     

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    26m - Sep 28, 2023
  • Thomas Verny: Pushing Boundaries

    David Lorimer's  guest today is  Dr Thomas R. Verny, psychiatrist, academic, writer, poet, blogger (Psychology Today), contributing columnist (The Stratford Times) and podcaster (Pushing Boundaries with Dr. Thomas R Verny). He is the author of eight books, including The Secret Life of the Unborn Child, published in 27 countries and the Embodied Mind, 2021, also available in Spanish, Greek, Russian and Czech, as well as 47 scientific papers. He has previously taught at Harvard University, the University of Toronto, York University (Toronto), St. Mary’s University (Minneapolis) and the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute.

    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.

    scientificandmedical.net 

    galileocommission.org

    beyondthebrain.org

     

    Works and links mentioned:

    https://www.trvernymd.com/

    https://pushingboundarieswithdrthomasrverny.buzzsprout.com/

    https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-interpretation-of-dreams-sigmund-freud/2333?ean=9780008646769

    https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/grimms-fairy-tales-brothers-grimm/716797?ean=9780008195632

    Jerzy Kosinsky: The Painted Bird

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Facts-Life-R-D-Laing/dp/0394714741

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    31m - Aug 30, 2023
  • Keith Ward: Philosophy and Belief

    Prof Keith Ward, DD, FBA graduated in philosophy from Cardiff University, and in theology from Oxford. He taught philosophy at the Universities of Glasgow, St. Andrews, and King’s College, London. He was Dean of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, then Professor of Moral and Social Theology and subsequently of the History and Philosophy of Religion at King’s, London, and Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford. He is the author of nearly 50 books and most recently his engaging autobiography, Adventures in Belief humorously subtitled How I Discovered the Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything (Possibly)

     

    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.

    scientificandmedical.net 

    galileocommission.org

    beyondthebrain.org

     

    Works and links mentioned:

    https://www.keithward.org.uk/

    https://wipfandstock.com/9781666756234/adventures-in-belief/

    https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/critique-of-pure-reason-kant-critique-of-pure-reason-immanuel-kant/3955858?ean=9780460873581 /

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    30m - Jul 24, 2023
  • Joan Walton: Action Research

    David’s guest today is Dr Joan Walton, a researcher in the School of Education, Psychology and Language at York St John University, UK.  Joan has had an interest in consciousness studies from her early 20s, influenced initially by the work of Carl Jung, which led her to the work of other transpersonal psychologists, philosophers, scientists and writers about religions and spiritual traditions. Her focus has always been on the relevance of intellectual exploration for how we live our lives on a daily basis, and her working life in social work and education has reflected this. Passionate about the importance of early years, Joan’s current research focuses on how to enhance the quality of intergenerational relating, with the aim of creating inclusive communities which encourage connection and compassion through the nurturing of mutually caring relationships across generations. Central to this is the idea of a participatory consciousness, in which everything and everyone is interconnected.  Joan is a member of the Board of Directors in the SMN, a member of the Galileo Commission Steering Group,  and Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Network for the Study of Spirituality.  

     

    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.

    scientificandmedical.net 

    galileocommission.org

    beyondthebrain.org

     

    Works and links mentioned:

    Publications by Joan Walton: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/view/author_id/1840.html

    https://www.wob.com/en-gb/books/p-w-martin/experiment-in-depth/9780710083937

    https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-psychology-of-consciousness/robert-ornstein/9781949358988

    https://spiritual-awakenings.net/ also available as a podcast https://redcircle.com/shows/spiritual-awakenings

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    28m - Jun 30, 2023
  • Ervin Laszlo: From concert pianist to systems philosopher

    David's guest today is Prof Ervin Laszlo. He  spent his childhood in Budapest, Hungary. He was a celebrated child prodigy on the piano, with public appearances from the age of nine. Receiving a Grand Prize at the international music competition in Geneva, he was allowed to leave Hungary and begin an international concert career, first in Europe and then in America.

    Shifting to the life of a philosopher and systems scientist, he has lectured at various U.S. Universities including Yale and Princeton. He is the Founder and President of both the Club of Budapest and the Laszlo Institute for New Paradigm Research.

    He is the author, co-author or editor of 106 different books that have appeared in a total of 25 languages, Ervin Laszlo has also written several hundred papers and articles in scientific journals and popular magazines. He is a member of numerous scientific bodies, including the International Academy of Science, the World Academy of Arts and Science, the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, and the International Medici Academy. He was elected member of the Hungarian Academy of Science in 2010.

    Ervin Laszlo was awarded the Laszlo the Sorbonne’s highest degree, the Doctorat ès Lettres et Sciences Humaines in 1970, and received honorary Ph.D’s from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary. He was the recipient of the Peace Prize of Japan, the Goi Award, in 2001, of the International Mandir of Peace Prize of Assisi in 2005, and of the Luxembourg World Peace Prize in 2017. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005. 

    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.

    scientificandmedical.net 

    galileocommission.org

    beyondthebrain.org

     

    Works and links mentioned:

    https://thelaszloinstitute.com/about/ervin-laszlo/

    https://ervinlaszlobooks.com/

    Process and Reality by Alfred North Whitehead

    Order Out of Chaos by Ilya Prigogine

    Henri Bergson, Creative Evolution https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/creative-evolution-henri-louis-bergson/3182006?ean=9781515423928

    https://spiritual-awakenings.net/ also available as a podcast https://redcircle.com/shows/spiritual-awakenings

    Laszlo playing Chopin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo_192IYGjU

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    42m - May 25, 2023
  • Bernard Carr: Science, Mind and Spirit

    Bernard Carr is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London. For his PhD he studied the first second of the universe with Stephen Hawking at Cambridge University and Caltech. He then held Research Fellowships at Trinity College and the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge before moving to Queen Mary in 1985. He has also held Visiting Professorships at various institutes in America, Canada and Japan. His professional area of research is cosmology and astrophysics and includes such topics as the early universe, black holes, dark matter and the anthropic principle. He is the author of around 300 papers and the books Universe or Multiverse? and Quantum Black Holes. He is very interested in the role of consciousness, regarding this as a fundamental rather than incidental feature of the Universe, and he is developing a new physical paradigm, which accommodates normal, paranormal and mystical experiences. He also has a long-standing interest in the relationship between science and religion and views psychical research as forming a bridge between them. He is President of the Scientific and Medical Network and a former President of the Society for Psychical Research.

    Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution – Albert Einstein

    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.

    scientificandmedical.net 

    galileocommission.org

    beyondthebrain.org

     

    Works and links mentioned:

    https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/abc-of-relativity-bertrand-russell/2247330?ean=9780415473828

    https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/an-experiment-with-time-j-w-dunne/7122584?ean=9780486849942

    The Third Eye by Lobsang Rampa https://www.randomhousebooks.com/books/137492/

    https://spiritual-awakenings.net/ also available as a podcast https://redcircle.com/shows/spiritual-awakenings

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    36m - Apr 14, 2023
  • Aaron Kheriaty: An Ethical Life

    AARON KHERIATY, MD is a psychiatrist, and the director of the program in Bioethics and American Democracy at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC, and the director of the Health and Human Flourishing program at the Zephyr Institute in Palo Alto, California. He taught psychiatry previously at the UCI School of Medicine where he was the director of the Medical Ethics Program at UCI Health, and the chairman of the ethics committee at the California Department of State Hospitals. Dr. Kheriaty’s work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New Atlantis, Arc Digital, Public Discourse, City Journal, and First Things. He blogs at AaronKheriaty.Substack.com. He is author of The New Abnormal: The Rise of the Biomedical Security State

    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.

    scientificandmedical.net 

    galileocommission.org

    beyondthebrain.org

     

    Works and links mentioned:

    https://www.aaronkheriaty.com/

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Abnormal-Biomedical-Security-State/dp/1684513855

    Viktor Frankl: Man's Search For Meaning https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/man-s-search-for-meaning-classic-editions-viktor-e-frankl/3000874?ean=9781846046384

    Etty Hillesum:  An interrupted life. https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=31434381738&ref

    Confessions of St. Augustine https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-confessions-of-st-augustine-saint-augustine/1200112?ean=9781640322622

     

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    36m - Apr 7, 2023
  • Lotte Valentin: Science with Soul

    David's guest today is Dr. Lotte Valentin, a naturopathic physician, author, evidential psychic and medical medium, ancestral healer and international keynote speaker.  She is the author of Med School after Menopause, The Journey of my Soul, an inspirational story about transformation, healing and spirituality and she is also the creator of Healing Your Ancestral Mother Wound, which she produced in collaboration with Hemi-Sync. Dr. Lotte also leads workshops on Ancestral Healing for The Theosophical Society as well as other organizations and is a regular guest on The Shift Network.

    Dr. Lotte has had two Near-Death out-of-body experiences which resulted in her becoming clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient and activating her life path. She was then guided to attend medical school as well as become an author and evidential medium. Dr. Lotte completed her medical school pre-requisites and was accepted into medical school at the age of 54!  Dr. Lotte is also the host of her own podcast Dr. Lotte: Science with Soul, which is currently ranked in the top 10% GLOBALLY out of 2.8 million podcasts. She developed this podcast to help people create a path to healing their own life physically, emotionally and spiritually, and bridge the gap between science and soul.

    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.

    scientificandmedical.net 

    galileocommission.org

    beyondthebrain.org

     

    Works and links mentioned:

    https://drlotte.com/podcast-dr-lotte-science-with-soul

    Med School after Menopause https://www.abebooks.co.uk/MED-SCHOOL-after-MENOPAUSE-Journey-Soul/30597385746/bd

    Healing Your Ancestral Mother Wound https://drlotte.com/hemisync

    Infinite Mind by Valerie Hunt

     

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    37m - Feb 19, 2023
  • Monica Gagliano: Resonant Earth

    David's guest today is Dr Monica Gagliano who is Research Associate Professor in Evolutionary Ecology at the Biological Intelligence (BI) Lab, Southern Cross University in Perth, Australia. Her main research is broadly focusing on key aspects of the ecological processes by which organisms are able to gather information on the variable conditions of their surrounding environment in order to thrive. In collaboration with various disciplines across the Sciences and the Humanities, her research aims at expanding our perception of animals, plants and more generally Nature. In the process of learning how to do this, she has pioneered the brand-new research field of plant bioacoustics and extended the concept of cognition to plants, re-igniting the discourse on plant subjectivity, sentience and ethical standing.

    “Not all who wander are lost” - Goethe

    “The soul has an absolute and unforgiving need for regular excursions into enchantment” - Thomas Moore


    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.

    scientificandmedical.net

    galileocommission.org

    beyondthebrain.org

     

    Works and links mentioned:

    https://uk.bookshop.org/books/thus-spoke-the-plant-a-remarkable-journey-of-groundbreaking-scientific-discoveries-and-personal-encounters-with-plants/9781623172435

    The Mind of Plants https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/9780907791874

    https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-green-thread/patricia-vieira/monica-gagliano/9781498510615

    Thomas Berry - The Dream of the Earth https://uk.bookshop.org/books/the-dream-of-the-earth/9781619025325

    Tao Te Ching https://uk.bookshop.org/books/the-divine-feminine-tao-te-ching-a-new-translation-and-commentary/9781644112465


    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    37m - Jan 23, 2023
  • Howard Eisenberg: Dream It to Do It

    David Lorimer's guest today is Dr. Howard Eisenberg He is a ‘Psychonaut’ – what Jean Houston termed an explorer of ‘inner space’. On the ‘left brain’ side, he’s a Physician with post-graduate training in both Psychology and Psychiatry, and is one of the international pioneers in both the clinical & organizational aspects of Stress Management. He was an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont. He is currently in Private Practice of Psychotherapy and Mind/Body Medicine in Newmarket, Ontario. He also heads up the international Fortune 100 consulting firm, Syntrekâ Inc.

    On the ‘right brain’ side – Dr. Eisenberg earned his medical degree and master’s degree in Psychology simultaneously! Howard’s master’s thesis was on Telepathy & he was subsequently awarded the first postgraduate University degree in Canada for research in Parapsychology - from McGill U. At the University of Vermont, he helped establish an inter-disciplinary Study Group on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He is the author of, Inner Spaces: Parapsychological Explorations of the Mind, (which became the textbook for his pioneering credit course in Parapsychology at the University of Toronto). He also hosted the CBC Radio national mini-series, Odyssey. And he is the Producer of the unique guided-meditation recording – The Tranquility Experienceã. His latest book is Dream it to Do It.

    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.

    scientificandmedical.net 

    galileocommission.org

    beyondthebrain.org


    Works and links mentioned:

    Dream it to do it: The science and the magic by Howard Eisenberg: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dream-Do-Science-Howard-Eisenberg/dp/1737916924

    Fundamentals of New Individualism by Robert Dolling Wells (Out of print)

    Plato's Republic https://uk.bookshop.org/books/the-republic-9780008480080/9780008480080

    The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-book-on-the-taboo-against-knowing-who-you-are/alan-watts/9780285638532

    Spencer Johnson The Present https://uk.bookshop.org/books/the-present-the-gift-that-makes-you-happy-and-successful-at-work-and-in-life-9780553817959

    Aldous Huxley: The Perennial Philosophy: https://www.wob.com/en-gb/books/aldous-huxley/perennial-philosophy/

    Dr Howard Eisenberg coaching: https://drhowardeisenberg.com/executive-coach-in-aurora/

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    27m - Dec 18, 2022
  • Jean Houston on Evolving Wisdom

    David Lorimer's guest today is Jean Houston, Ph.D., a world-renowned scholar, futurist, award-winning author, and researcher in human capacities, social change, and systemic transformation. She is one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement and one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time. She is also a founder of the field of Social Artistry, “Human development in the light of social change.” She was awarded the Synergy Superstar Award 2020 by the Source of Synergy Foundation for her exemplary work inspiring us to source our highest human capacities, and the Visioneers Heroine of Humanity Award. Jean is renowned for her gifts as a mythic storyteller, and she holds conferences, seminars, and mentoring programs with leaders and change agents worldwide. She has worked intensively in over 40 cultures, lectured in over 100 countries, and worked with major organizations such as UNICEF, UNDP, and NASA, as well as helping global state leaders, leading educational institutions, business organizations, and millions of people to enhance and deepen their own uniqueness. She is the co-author with Dr. Anneloes Smitsman of the award-winning Future Humans Trilogy, as well as an author of over 36 published books and a great many unpublished books, plays, and manuscripts. 

    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.

    scientificandmedical.net 

    galileocommission.org

    beyondthebrain.org

     

    Works and links mentioned:

    A Mythic Life by Jean Houston https://uk.bookshop.org/books/mythic-life/9780062502827

    The Quest of Rose: The Cosmic Keys of Our Future Becoming (Future Humans Trilogy) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Quest-Rose-Cosmic-Becoming-Trilogy/dp/1990093116/

     

    Twelfth Night (Shakespeare) https://uk.bookshop.org/books/twelfth-night-or-what-you-will-the-oxford-shakespeare/9780199536092

    Arnold Toynbee - A Study of History https://uk.bookshop.org/books/a-study-of-history-volume-i-abridgement-of-volumes-i-vi/9780195050806

    The Varieties of Psychedelic Experience. by Robert Masters and Jean Houston https://www.amazon.co.uk/Varieties-Psychedelic-Experience-Classic-Effects-ebook/dp/B072NDF4DD

     

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    28m - Nov 22, 2022
  • Natasha Tassell-Matamua on Spiritual Experiences

    David Lorimer's guest today is Natasha Tassell-Matamua PhD,  Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at Massey University and Director of the Centre for Indigenous Psychologies in New Zealand. She is of Indigenous Māori, Cook Islands and European descent. Her research focusses primarily on near-death and other exceptional experiences of consciousness and their implications for humanity, as well as the interface between such experiences, spirituality and Indigenous knowledges.

    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.

    scientificandmedical.net 

    galileocommission.org

    beyondthebrain.org

     

    Works and links mentioned:

    Articles by Natasha Tassell-Matamua https://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?q=Natasha+Tassell-Matamua&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart

    https://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/persons/19822/

    Books mentioned:

    The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying https://uk.bookshop.org/books/the-tibetan-book-of-living-and-dying-25th-anniversary-edition/9781846045387

    Fingerprints of the gods by Graham Hancock https://uk.bookshop.org/books/fingerprints-of-the-gods/9780712679060

    Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake https://uk.bookshop.org/books/entangled-life-the-smash-hit-sunday-times-bestseller-that-will-transform-your-understanding-of-our-planet-and-life-itself/9781784708276

    Real Magic by Dean Radin https://uk.bookshop.org/books/real-magic-unlocking-your-natural-psychic-abilities-to-create-everyday-miracles/9781524758820

     

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    31m - Oct 28, 2022
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