Co-produced by the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the Scientific and Medical Network
David Lorimer joins us on March 4th to speak on this poignant topic at a time when war and militarism are once again in the forefront of the news. However, many visionary philosophers and mystics have indicated that our evolutionary trajectory is towards global spiritual awakening represented by a culture of love and wisdom. David’s sense is that this is happening at the same time as divisions are increasing and that the situation requires us to be anchored in our deep center of stillness within, while also engaging in spiritual activism to support the realization of our ideals.
Towards a Culture of Love and Wisdom
Friday, March 4, 2022
11:00am – 12:15pm Pacific
This talk will draw on the work of historian Arnold Toynbee, sociologist Pitirim Sorokin, and Bulgarian sage Beinsa Douno (Peter Deunov) in articulating a compass direction for our turbulent times focused around Douno’s five principles of Love, Wisdom, Truth, Justice, and Goodness while affirming the spiritual depth of the human.
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 A Quest for Wisdom: Inspiring Purpose on the Path of Life, 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.