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What is happening on the edge of science?
December 30, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free 90-minute interactive webinar
Explore with us what might be possible for holistic practitioners when we become truly liberated from the shackles of reductionistic materialism.
As this challenging year comes to an end, we in the Holos Earth Project are excited to review the new frontiers of scientific exploration with David Lorimer of the Scientific and Medical Network (SMN).
Join us on Thursday 30th December at 18h00 BST for a free 90-minute interactive webinar where we will explore some provocative questions as David Lorimer reviews the topics investigated by the SMN over the past year. Under the broad heading “One Mind, One Planet, One Health,” as David puts it, the SMN is dedicated to co-creating a transformative worldview for the 21st century. This accords deeply with the intention of the Holos Earth Project.
David says, “The year has been pervaded by a sense of deepening crisis as power elites such as the WEF try to ramp up levels of fear and censorship with a view to total digital control. A fundamental issue here is the nature of the human being: are we just complex biological machines to be programmed and upgraded or is there a transcendent spiritual core in the human being that invites gnosis and the realisation of our oneness with Mind and Life? And are we part of Nature or apart from Nature?”
With our focus of evolving the potential contribution of the Holos Earth Project, we are deeply interested in the claim of the SMN: “The SMN upholds transcendence over trans-humanism, life over death, integration over fragmentation.”
For further reference see the work of the Galileo Commission. This project of the SMN holds the principle aims of challenging the adequacy of the philosophy of scientific materialism (scientism) as an exclusive basis for knowledge and values. As such, it accords with the intention of the Holos Earth Project to re-inquire into a new dialogue between science and philosophy. See here for our four focuses including “scientific and philosophical”.
We also recommend this profound video interview which has enjoyed over 50,000 views: Experiencing the Divine. A film with Anthony Chene.
David Lorimer is a writer, lecturer, poet and editor who is a Founder of Character Education Scotland, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network and former President of Wrekin Trust and the Swedenborg Society. He has also been editor of Paradigm Explorer since 1986 and completed his 100th issue in 2019. He was the instigator of the Beyond the Brain conference series in 1995 and has coordinated the Mystics and Scientists conferences every year since the late 1980s. For David’s full biography see below.
We’re looking forward to seeing you on 30th December 2021 at 18h00 BST.
David Lorimer Full Biography
David Lorimer is a writer, lecturer, poet and editor who is a Founder of Character Education Scotland, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network and former President of Wrekin Trust and the Swedenborg Society. He has also been editor of Paradigm Explorer since 1986 and completed his 100th issue in 2019. He was the instigator of the Beyond the Brain conference series in 1995 and has coordinated the Mystics and Scientists conferences every year since the late 1980s.
Originally a merchant banker then a teacher of philosophy and modern languages at Winchester College, he is the author and editor of over a dozen books, including Survival? Death as Transition (1984,2017) Resonant Mind (originally Whole in One) (1990/2017), The Spirit of Science (1998), Thinking Beyond the Brain (2001), The Protein Crunch (with Jason Drew) and A New Renaissance (edited with Oliver Robinson). He has edited three books about the Bulgarian sage Beinsa Douno (Peter Deunov): Prophet for our Times (1991, 2015), The Circle of Sacred Dance, and Gems of Love, which is a translation of his prayers and formulas into English. His book on the ideas and work of the Prince of Wales – Radical Prince (2003) – has been translated into Dutch, Spanish and French. His new book of essays, A Quest for Wisdom was published in March 2021.
David is a founding member of the International Futures Forum and was editor of its digest, Omnipedia – Thinking for Tomorrow. He was also a Trustee of the St Andrews Prize for the Environment and a Churchill Fellow in 1978.
David is the originator of the Inspiring Purpose Values Poster Programmes, which has reached over 370,000 young people all over the world, and has edited fifteen magazines and five books in this connection. He was an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham from 2015-2018.
David is also Chair of the Galileo Commission which seeks the expand the evidence base of science of consciousness beyond a materialistic world view.
In 2020, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award as a Visionary Leader by the Visioneers International Network and the 2021 Aboca Human Ecology Prize.
His website is www.davidlorimer.co.uk.