Imaginal cells are responsible for the metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a butterfly, 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.
In the podcast series Imaginal Inspirations, David Lorimer talks to transformational authors and scientists about the experiences, people and books that have shaped their life and work.
Richard Tarnas is the founding director of the graduate programme in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he currently teaches. His two books - The Passion of the Western Mind and Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View - are the result of decades of deep thinking, thorough research and original connections across religion, history, philosophy and cosmology.
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.
Production: Charlotte Lorimer
Artwork: Amber Haas
Music: Mary McDougall