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Imaginal Inspirations

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.

Episodes

Satish Kumar on Pilgrimage
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Felicity Warner on Soul Midwifery
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Dr Steve Taylor on Panspirtism
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Yvonne Kason on Spiritual Awakening
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Rosy Daniel on Love and Health
Show Details23min 14s
Federico Faggin on Silicon and Consciousness
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Vasileios Basios on Consciousness and Complex Systems
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Bruce Greyson on the After life
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Marjorie Woollacott on The Awakening of a Scientific Mind
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David Lorimer on purpose, consciousness and Colin Wilson
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Apela Colorado on trees, dream work and indigenous wisdom
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Richard Tarnas on trusting the unfolding of life and revolutions of thought
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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.

 

www.scimednet.org

www.galileocommission.org

www.mysticsandscientists.org

www.beyondthebrain.org


Works mentioned:


Realms of the Human Unconscious, Stanislav Grof

The Hero with a Thousands Faces, Joseph Campbell

Steps to an Ecology of Mind, Gregory Bateson

The World's Religions, Huston Smith

Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Khun

Be Here Now, Ram Dass

Re-Visioning Psychology, James Hillman

Answer to Job, Carl Jung

Sources of the Self, Charles Taylor

From a Broken Web, Catherine Keller

Reflections on Gender and Science, Evelyn Fox Keller

The Myth of the Goddess, Anne Baring and Jules Cashford


Production: Charlotte Lorimer

Artwork: Amber Haas

Music: Mary McDougall

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Kim Penberthy on gratitude for our parents and non-dualistic experiences
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Ravi Ravindra on Krishnamurti, effort and grace
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Marilyn Monk on curiosity, belonging and trust
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Jeffrey Kripal on 'impossible' experiences, precognition and the Esalen Institute
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Anne Baring on the divine feminine and Catharism
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Larry Dossey on pre-cognitive dreams and spirituality in healthcare
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Marilyn Schlitz on fiction, mortality and Edgar Mitchell
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Iain McGilchrist on spaciousness, Wordsworth and the soul
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Elisabet Sahtouris on imaginal cells, transformation and presence
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