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.
Marilyn Schlitz is a social scientist, author, and speaker. Her clinical, laboratory and field-based research centres on consciousness, human transformation, and healing. Her latest book Death Makes Life Possible was accompanied by a film of the same title and explores the idea that facing our mortality inspires us to live our lives more fully.
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.
Earthrise: My Adventures as an Apollo 14 Astronaut, Edgar Mitchell
Production: Charlotte Lorimer
Artwork: Amber Haas
Music: Mary McDougall