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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.

Imaginal Inspirations David Lorimer

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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.

    Yvonne Kason on Spiritual Awakening

    Yvonne Kason on Spiritual Awakening

    David Lorimer's guest today is Dr. Yvonne Kason MD, MEd, CCFP, FCFP, who is the President and Co-Founder of Spiritual Awakenings International, and is the Co-Leader and Co-Founder of Toronto Awakenings Sharing Group. She has had five Near-Death Experiences (NDEs), two in her childhood and three in her adult life, as well as multiple Spiritually Transformative Experiences (STEs). She is the Past-President of IANDS, the International Association for Near-Death Studies. Yvonne is a retired family physician and transpersonal MD-psychotherapist, previously on faculty at the University of Toronto, and an internationally renowned medical expert on NDEs and other STEs. 
     
    In 1990, Yvonne was the first Canadian medical doctor to specialize her medical practice in the research and counselling of patients with diverse types of STEs. She has 40 years of experience counselling STE Experiencers. She co-founded the Kundalini Research Network in 1990, and later co-founded the Spirituality in Health-Care Network in 2000. Dr. Kason is the person who first coined the phrase “Spiritually Transformative Experiences” or “STEs” in 1994.
     
    Dr. Kason has five published books, her most recent, Touched by the Light: Exploring Spiritually Transformative Experiences (2019).  Yvonne lives in Toronto, Canada, and enjoys “snowbirding” during the winter months, in Encinitas, CA.
     
    The Prayer of Saint Francis:
    Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
    Where there is hatred, let me bring love.
    Where there is offence, let me bring pardon.
    Where there is discord, let me bring union.
    Where there is error, let me bring truth.
    Where there is doubt, let me bring faith.
    Where there is despair, let me bring hope.
    Where there is darkness, let me bring your light.
    Where there is sadness, let me bring joy.
    O Master, let me not seek as much
    to be consoled as to console,
    to be understood as to understand,
    to be loved as to love,
    for it is in giving that one receives,
    it is in self-forgetting that one finds,
    it is in pardoning that one is pardoned,
    it is in dying that one is raised to eternal life.
     
    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. Imaginal cells are responsible for the metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a butterfly, which is 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.
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    Works and links mentioned:
    Touched by the Light: Exploring Spiritually Transformative Experiences. By Yvonne Kason
    The awakening of Kundalini. By Gopi Krishna
    Living with Kundalini - The Autobiography of Gopi Krishna
    Autobiography of the Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
    Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill
    The Secret of the Golden Flower. Thomas Cleary
    Spiritual Awakenings International
    Kundalini Research Network
    Spirituality in Health-Care Network
     
    Production: Martin Redfern
    Artwork: Amber Haas
    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    • 35 min
    Rosy Daniel on Love and Health

    Rosy Daniel on Love and Health

    Dr Rosy Daniel is a holistic doctor, health coach, workplace wellness consultant, broadcaster, speaker, teacher and author specialising in new paradigms for proactive health creation. She practices at her Bath clinic where she guides the regeneration of positive health for those with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression, overweight, arthritis and stress-related illness. Her healthcare approach combines sensitive, compassionate warmth in her own style of highly personalised holistic medicine.

    She was Medical Director of the Bristol Cancer Help Centre (now Penny Brohn Cancer Care) whose patron is the Prince of Wales.  After leaving the Bristol Centre she set up Health Creation, offering motivational health coaching and consultancy for individuals and in the workplace. Rosy has developed a unique coaching approach known as ‘Life Energy Management’ for individuals and organisations that wish to achieve peak performance and fulfilment in life to live and work with high vitality health and wellbeing.

    In 2007 Rosy became Project Leader of the Health and Wellbeing Trust charity to train doctors and nurses in Integrative Medicine. In 2021, the charity opened its Health-e-Leaning platform, taking its educational work digital, thereby increasing access to people worldwide to some of the world’s finest holistic health teachers; opening with in the charity the International College of Regenerative Health. She is inviting subscription, support and engagement via www.healthelearning.online ( http://www.healthelearning.online/ )

    Rosy is a passionate advocate for positive health and environmental protection through the promotion of full potential conscious living based upon developing our emotional, physical, spiritual and ecological intelligence. Her own health and wellbeing stems from a life-long practice of yoga. She is a dedicated health activist, working determinedly to promote healthy change for the sustainability of people and planet. She is Patron of the British Wheel of Yoga and the Healing Trust, placing highest value on ancient meta-physical wisdom and the power of spiritual healing.

    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.

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    www.mysticsandscientists.org ( http://www.mysticsandscientists.org/ )

    www.beyondthebrain.org ( http://www.beyondthebrain.org/ )

    Works and links mentioned:

    Dr Rosy Daniel ( https://www.drrosydaniel.org/ )

    The Cancer Directory by Rosy Daniel ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Dr-Rosy-Daniel/The-Cancer-Directory/13969084 )

    Eat to Beat Cancer by Rosy Daniel and Jane Sen ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Dr-Rosy-Daniel/Cancer-A-Nutritional-Guide-with-40-Delicious-Recipes-Eat-to-Beat/14232885 )

    Emmanuel's Book: A guide for living comfortably in the cosmos. By Pat Rodegast ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Pat-Rodegast/Emmanuels-Book--A-Manual-for-Living-Comfortably-in-the-Cosmos/16122079 )

    Health e-learning online ( https://healthelearning.online/ )

    Penny Brohn Cancer Care ( https://www.pennybrohn.org.uk/find-help?gclid=CjwKCAjwiLGGBhAqEiwAgq3q_rE7uiC70MSNu3Vwg4I7ScgJ1PnVP-1hLxvvJr_m2n4oFwOJ4uPmnRoC7dUQAvD_BwE )

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    • 23 min
    Federico Faggin on Silicon and Consciousness

    Federico Faggin on Silicon and Consciousness

    *Federico Faggin* has led what he calls four lives: as a physicist, engineer and inventor, entrepreneur, and author. He developed the MOS silicon gate technology at Fairchild (1968) and designed the world's first microprocessor at Intel (1971). Faggin also founded and led Zilog, Synaptics, and other high-tech companies. The Zilog Z80 microprocessor (1976), and the Z8 microcontroller (1978) are still in volume production in 2021. At Synaptics he pioneered the Touchpad (1994) and the Touchscreen (1999), - solutions that have revolutionized the way we interface with mobile devices.

    Federico has received many prizes and awards in the United States, Europe, and Japan. These include the Marconi Prize (1988), the Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology (1997), and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (2009), from President Barack Obama. In 1996, Faggin was inducted in the National Inventor's Hall of Fame. He has also received many honorary degrees in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

    Federico is currently president of the Federico and Elvia Faggin Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the scientific study of consciousness, an interest that has become a passionate full-time activity. In 2019, Federico published his autobiography SILICON , through Mondadori, Italy’s premier book publisher, where it has been a bestseller.

    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 ( http://www.scimednet.org/ )

    www.galileocommission.org ( http://www.galileocommission.org/ )

    www.mysticsandscientists.org ( http://www.mysticsandscientists.org/ )

    www.beyondthebrain.org ( http://www.beyondthebrain.org/ )

    Works and links mentioned:

    Federico and Elvia Faggin Foundation ( http://www.fagginfoundation.org/ )

    Silicon: From the Invention of the Microprocessor to the New Science of Consciousness by Federico Faggin ( https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silicon-Invention-Microprocessor-Science-Consciousness/dp/1949003418/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1621431274&sr=1-1 ).

    Godel, Escher, Bach : An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Douglas-R-Hofstadter/Godel-Escher-Bach--An-Eternal-Golden-Braid/14981514 )

    The Enniads by Plotinus ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Plotinus/The-Enneads/351191 )

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    • 38 min
    Vasileios Basios on Consciousness and Complex Systems

    Vasileios Basios on Consciousness and Complex Systems

    *Dr. Vasilieios Basios* is a senior researcher at the Physics of Complex Systems Department of the University of Brussels, where he conducts interdisciplinary research on self-organisation and emergence in complex matter as well as on aspects of the foundations of complex systems. We first met in the early 1990s in Greece where a number of pioneering meetings on a science of consciousness were arranged by his mentor and our mutual friend Emilios Bouratinos, author of the seminal work Science, Objectivity and Consciousness. During his formative years Vasili worked within the team of Ilya Prigogine (Nobel laureate and honorary SMN Member) at the Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry in Brussels. He is interested in the history of ideas in science and their role in the transformation of science beyond the prevailing mechanistic world-view. As a board member of the Scientific & Medical Network, he also maintains a keen interest in contemporary research avenues that have started to lead us to a new renaissance, concerned with the renewal of a “re-enchanted” nature. Vasili is also a Member of the Steering Group of the Galileo Commission.

    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 ( http://www.scimednet.org/ )

    www.galileocommission.org ( http://www.galileocommission.org/ )

    www.mysticsandscientists.org ( http://www.mysticsandscientists.org/ )

    www.beyondthebrain.org ( http://www.beyondthebrain.org/ )

    Works mentioned:

    Science, Objectivity and Consciousness by Emilios Bouratinos ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Emilios-Bouratinos/Objectivity-and-Consciousness-Science/22513556 )

    Chaos, Information Processing and Paradoxical Games: The Legacy of John Nicolis. By Gregoire Nicolis and Vasilieios Basios ( https://uk.bookshop.org/books/chaos-information-processing-and-paradoxical-games-the-legacy-of-john-s-nicolis/9789814602129 )

    Exploring Complexity by Gregoire Nicolis ( https://smile.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?field-author=Gregoire+Nicolis&ie=UTF8&search-alias=books-uk&sort=relevancerank&text=Gregoire+Nicolis ) and Ilya Prigogine ( https://smile.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_2?field-author=Ilya+Prigogine&ie=UTF8&search-alias=books-uk&sort=relevancerank&text=Ilya+Prigogine )

    The Passion Of The Western Mind by Richard Tarnas ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Richard-Tarnas/The-Passion-Of-The-Western-Mind--Understanding-the-Ideas-/6997864 )

    Order Out of Chaos : Man's New Dialogue with Nature by Ilya Prigogine, ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Search/Search?Author=Ilya+Prigogine )

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Richard-Bach/Jonathan-Livingston-Seagull--A-Story/11521 )

    The Sleepwalkers : A History of Man's Changing Vision of the Universe by Arthur Koestler ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Arthur-Koestler/The-Sleepwalkers--A-History-of-Mans-Changing-Vision-of-the-Universe/15916629 )

    Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition by Frances A. Yates ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Frances-A-Yates/Giordano-Bruno-and-the-Hermetic-Tradition/588312 )

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    • 26 min
    Bruce Greyson on the After life

    Bruce Greyson on the After life

    Bruce Greyson is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He was the immediate successor to the Carlsson Chair after the legendary Ian Stevenson, who founded the Department of Perceptual Studies in the University of Virginia in 1967. Ian is famous for his meticulous studies of children who remember previous lives but he also researched near-death experiences in India. Bruce was a co-founder and President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies and Editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies for many years and author of The Handbook of Near-Death Studies.

    Bruce’s research for the past four decades has focused on near-death experiences and particularly their after-effects and implications. He established the standard and widely used Greyson Scale on NDEs. His academic work has been translated into twenty languages and used in hundreds of studies worldwide. He has published more than a hundred scholarly articles about near-death experiences and gives regular addresses at international conferences on the matter. *After* is Bruce’s first book to bring his ground-breaking research to general readers and has been widely reviewed. He will be a keynote speaker at the 2021 Beyond the Brain conference in November and is speaking on his book at a meeting on Friday April 23 rd 2021.

    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 ( http://www.scimednet.org/ )

    www.galileocommission.org ( http://www.galileocommission.org/ )

    www.mysticsandscientists.org ( http://www.mysticsandscientists.org/ )

    www.beyondthebrain.org ( http://www.beyondthebrain.org/ )

    Works mentioned:

    After by Bruce Greyson ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/MD-Dr-Bruce-Greyson/After--A-Doctor-Explores-What-Near-Death-Experiences-Reve/25523446 )

    Life After Life by Raymond Moody ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Dr-Raymond-Moody/Life-After-Life/1766305 )

    The Light Beyond by Raymond Moody ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Dr-Raymond-Moody/The-Light-Beyond--The-extraordinary-sequel-to-the-classic-Life-After-Life/6948381 )

    Children Who Remember Previous Lives by Ian Stevenson ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Ian-Stevenson/Children-Who-Remember-Previous-Lives-A-Question-Of-Reincarnation/15240917 )

    Science, the Self, and Survival after Death : Selected Writings of Ian Stevenson ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Emily-Williams-Kelly/Science-the-Self-and-Survival-after-Death--Selected-Writi/14626193 )

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    • 26 min
    Marjorie Woollacott on The Awakening of a Scientific Mind

    Marjorie Woollacott on The Awakening of a Scientific Mind

    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 ( http://www.scimednet.org/ )

    www.galileocommission.org ( http://www.galileocommission.org/ )

    www.mysticsandscientists.org ( http://www.mysticsandscientists.org/ )

    www.beyondthebrain.org ( http://www.beyondthebrain.org/ )

    Works mentioned:

    Marjorie Woollacott ( https://marjoriewoollacott.com/ )

    Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind by Marjorie Woollacott ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Marjorie-Hines-Woollacott/Infinite-Awareness--The-Awakening-of-a-Scientific-Mind/21208259 )

    The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/William-James/The-Varieties-of-Religious-Experience/9005958 )

    Irreducible Mind: Towards a Psychology for the 21sr Century by Edward Kelly ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Edward-F-Kelly/Irreducible-Mind--Toward-a-Psychology-for-the-21st-Century/6398391 )

    The Master and his Emissary by Iain McGilchrist ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Iain-McGilchrist/The-Master-and-His-Emissary--The-Divided-Brain-and-the-Ma/11439547 )

    Merton's Palace of Nowhere by James Finley ( https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/James-Finley/Mertons-Palace-of-Nowhere--40th-Anniversary-Edition/2642773 )

    James Finley ( https://jamesfinley.org/ ) Centre for Action and Contemplation

    Bach B Minor Mass ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F7TVM8m95Y ). See 1:33:20 for flute obbligato (Benedictus)

    Production: Martin Redfern

    Artwork: Amber Haas

    Music: Life is a River, by Magnus Moone

    • 21 min

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