Beyond his roles as a philosopher and educator, David Lorimer is also a poet. In this very special and artistic ConnectIONS Live webinar, he will be reading some of the poems from his new book of poetry, Better Light a Candle.
According to David, Better Light a Candle is a distillation of his life experience, a poetic reflection on life’s polarities: light and darkness, hope and despair, love and fear, healing and wounding, gain and loss, spring and autumn, birth, death and rebirth, remembering and forgetting, fire and water, time and the timeless, breathing in and breathing out, the flow, the rhythm, and the cycles of life.
The poems in his book hold out the possibility for awakening and transformation without underestimating the gravity of our collective challenges. At the same time, they affirm the ultimate spiritual power of Love, Wisdom, and Truth in our perennial quest for authenticity, freedom, peace, community, and fulfillment.
Join us for this unique and reflective online event.
Better Light a Candle: The Poems of David Lorimer
Friday, April 21st
11:00am – 12:00pm PDT
Please register even if you can’t attend live and you’ll receive an email with a link to the recording.
David Lorimer, MA, PGCE, FRSA, is a writer, poet, lecturer 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. 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, most recently The Protein Crunch (with Jason Drew) and A New Renaissance (edited with Oliver Robinson). He has edited three books about Beinsa Douno: 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. He 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. His book on the ideas and work of the Prince of Wales, Radical Prince, has been translated into Dutch, Spanish, and French. He is the originator of the Inspiring Purpose Values Poster Programmes, which have reached over 300,000 young people.