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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

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
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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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Marjorie Woollacott, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Human Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of Oregon. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and includes both rehabilitation medicine and alternative forms of therapy such as tai chi and meditation. She is president of the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences (AAPS) – one of the key partners of the Galileo Commission, the Research Director of the International Association of Near Death Studies (IANDS), and has written more than 200 peer-reviewed research articles—several of which were on spiritual awakening and meditation, which was the topic that motivated her to write her latest book, Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind.


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:

Marjorie Woollacott

Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind by Marjorie Woollacott

The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James

Irreducible Mind: Towards a Psychology for the 21sr Century by Edward Kelly

The Master and his Emissary by Iain McGilchrist

Merton's Palace of Nowhere by James Finley

James Finley Centre for Action and Contemplation

Bach B Minor Mass. See 1:33:20 for flute obbligato (Benedictus) 


Production: Martin Redfern

Artwork: Amber Haas

Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

21min 54s
Published Mar 17, 2021 at 1:20pm
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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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
Show Details33min 26s