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.


Dr Mario Beauregard on Postmaterialist Science
Show Details25min 26s
Dr Jeffrey Mishlove on Consciousness
Show Details25min 15s
Dr Natalie Dyer on Universal Love
Show Details24min 33s
Satish Kumar on Pilgrimage
Show Details36min 48s
Felicity Warner on Soul Midwifery
Show Details23min 20s
Dr Steve Taylor on Panspirtism
Show Details24min 37s
Yvonne Kason on Spiritual Awakening
Show Details35min 17s
Rosy Daniel on Love and Health
Show Details23min 14s
Federico Faggin on Silicon and Consciousness
Show Details38min 59s
Vasileios Basios on Consciousness and Complex Systems
Show Details26min 26s
Bruce Greyson on the After life
Show Details26min 23s
Marjorie Woollacott on The Awakening of a Scientific Mind
Show Details21min 54s
David Lorimer on purpose, consciousness and Colin Wilson
Show Details29min 54s
Apela Colorado on trees, dream work and indigenous wisdom
Show Details53min 6s
Richard Tarnas on trusting the unfolding of life and revolutions of thought
Show Details33min 59s
Kim Penberthy on gratitude for our parents and non-dualistic experiences
Show Details18min 42s
Ravi Ravindra on Krishnamurti, effort and grace
Show Details36min 16s
Marilyn Monk on curiosity, belonging and trust
Show Details20min 53s
Jeffrey Kripal on 'impossible' experiences, precognition and the Esalen Institute
Show Details22min 37s
Anne Baring on the divine feminine and Catharism
Show Details20min 59s
Larry Dossey on pre-cognitive dreams and spirituality in healthcare
Show Details22min 32s
Marilyn Schlitz on fiction, mortality and Edgar Mitchell
Show Details27min 24s
Iain McGilchrist on spaciousness, Wordsworth and the soul
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Iain McGilchrist is writer, lecturer and former Consultant Psychiatrist. He is committed to the idea that the whole of our physical and spiritual existence and wider human culture helps to mould, and in turn is moulded by, our minds and brains. His latest work, The Matter With Things, a book of epistemology and metaphysics, will be published by Penguin/Random House. You can read written pieces by Iain and watch videos of him on Channel McGilchrist.

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.

Works mentioned:

Against Criticism, Iain McGilchrist

Master and His Emissary, Iain McGilchrist

Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, William Wordsworth

Awakenings, Oliver Sacks

An Introduction to Mathematics, A N Whitehead

The Two Hands of God: The Myths of Polarity, Alan Watts

Principles of Pyschopathology, J Cutting

A Pluralistic Universe, William James

Creative Mind, Ernest Holmes

History of Western Philosophy, Bertrand Russell

Production: Charlotte Lorimer

Artwork: Amber Haas

Music: Mary McDougall

19min 55s
Published Dec 2, 2020 at 6:00am
Elisabet Sahtouris on imaginal cells, transformation and presence
Show Details33min 26s