David Lorimer is the Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network. He has edited several books, including The Spirit of Science: From Experiment to Experience, Thinking Beyond the Brain: A Wider Science of Consciousness, and The Circle of Sacred Dance: Peter Deunov’s Paneurythmy. He has also authored a number of books including Survival: Death As a Transition, Resonant Mind: Life Review in the Near-Death Experience, and A Quest for Wisdom: Inspiring Purpose on the Path of Life.
In this wide-ranging conversation, he describes the history and work of the Scientific and Medical Network, emphasizing the need for scientists to see beyond the limits of a pure materialist metaphysics. He describes the work of the eighteenth century scientist/mystic, Emmanuel Swedenborg – with a particular focus on Swedenborg’s vivid descriptions of the afterlife. He explains the ethical implications of research on near-death experiences.
(Recorded on April 16, 2021)
Published on June 1, 2021