Body, Mind and Death in the Light of Psychic Experience
Is your consciousness
extinguished at death? Or is there evidence indicating its survival?
In this searching study,
David examines the development of speculations on the nature of life and
death from the primitives to 20th-century neuroscientists and
philosophers. He invites you to reconsider your ideas on death by
presenting many intriguing case histories of psychic experience which have
too many features in common to be dismissed as 'mere coincidence':
apparitions, out of body experiences, near death encounters and
post-mortem accounts of bodily death. He argues that only a hypothesis
involving conscious survival of bodily death provides a complete and
coherent explanation of such phenomena.
David suggests that, if
your consciousness is transmitted through rather than actually
produced by the brain, death may be considered as the welcome
release of consciousness from the space-time limitations of the physical
body, especially in old age. The widespread materialist assumption that
your consciousness perishes with the brain is misleading and inadequate if
psychic experience is taken into account.
"A scholarly but highly
readable work that is sure to achieve the status of a classic in its
"By far the best book I
have read on this question."
Sir John Eccles, FRS
Whole in One
The Near-Death Experience and the Ethic of Interconnectedness
The aim of this book is to
suggest a new metaphysical basis for moral order, the insights for which
arise in the near-death experience. Two aspects are of fundamental
importance: the life-review, in which people relive events through the
consciousness of the person with whom they were interacting at the time;
and unitive consciousness, in which they feel themselves at one with the
Divine. From these two aspects David derives the theory of ‘empathetic
resonance’, by which we are able to enter into the consciousness of
another as if it were our own.
"Outstanding! This is a remarkable achievement.... the most important and
adequate attempt I have yet seen to draw together all the information we
have about the death experience, and infer from the whole the kind of
ethical implications that are so sorely needed to guide our confused
Professor Willis Harman, President, Institute of Noetic Sciences
Lorimer's brilliant, encyclopaedic and inspiring new study of holism and
its implications for modern humanity is a book to savour - and treasure
-- a masterful achievement."
Professor Kenneth Ring, President, International Association for
is a book of outstanding importance.... it is thoroughly well researched
and draws on many religious and philosophical traditions to support the
evidence. It deserves to be widely read and studied in depth."
Father Bede Griffiths
Vision of the Prince of Wales
this eye-opening book, David outlines the radical thinking that underpins
the Prince of Wales's vision in the areas of the ecology, organic culture,
holistic health, religion, architecture and education, and the ways in
which he has translated his vision into practical projects through his
many charities, including the Prince's Trust, the Duchy of Cornwall, the
Prince's Foundation, his Foundation for Integrated Health and his
International Business Leaders Forum.
Radical Prince shows for the
first time at the Prince of Wales's ideas are linked by an underlying
spiritual and ecological philosophy. Prince Charles adopts an integrated
approach to his work, blending the best of the traditional with the best
of the modern. The book also demonstrates how the Prince is practically
engaged in with the central issues of our time as they matter to ordinary
Charles is frequently criticised in the media is outspokenness.
Radical Prince challenges popular misconceptions and explains how
he has carved out a unique and influential role in national and
hardback is out of print but the paperback is available and has been
translated into French, Spanish and Dutch.
Prince of Wales is a thinker with a holistic approach. It is surprising,
therefore, that no one before David Lorimer has attempted to present the
range of the Prince's involvement in contemporary debates and the
impressive interconnectedness and integrity of his thought. In many
fields, notably those of community development and healing, the Prince's
contributions have helped to convert a minority view into something
approaching an orthodoxy. In this timely book, David Lorimer distils the
The Rt Hon and Rt Revd Richard Chartres, Bishop of London
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The Spirit of Science
From Experiment to
The technical successes of
modern science have obscured a deeper understanding of its place in human
knowledge and in our value systems. For many, science belongs in a
separate "compartment" from normal human experience, confined to the word
of the laboratory. This can give rise to a dark, impersonal and inhuman
image of science. In this collection, scientists and thinkers from a range
of disciplines examine the relationship of scientific knowledge and
practice to the wider dimension of human life and awareness. For some this
appears as a dialogue between science and spirituality, for others an
investigation into consciousness and the intelligent heart of the cosmos.
Whether in physics, cosmology of biology, these essays explore the very
nature of knowledge itself and the continuing role of human creativity,
emphasizing the need for crossing disciplinary boundaries in our search
for understanding. The contributions are based on papers given over 20
years at the annual "Mystics and Scientists" conferences in England.
Thinking beyond the Brain
A Wider Science of
Consciousness is the
cutting-edge topic in scientific circles, its precise nature holding huge
implications for the future of science itself.
With so many recent
advances in brain studies, questions of mind and consciousness have become
of critical importance for scientists and theorists alike. Are we ‘nothing
but a pack of neurons' that will reveal their secrets in the laboratory?
Or do our conscious mind and self-awareness stem from some dimension
beyond material investigation? How, too, are we to account for
‘parapsychological' phenomena in which consciousness seems to defy space
and time boundaries?
These recent contributions
to the debate, selected from the ‘Beyond the Brain' conferences, show that
it is time for a radical re-think of our theories and methods in
investigating phenomena of the human mind. Contributors include: Willis
Harman, Charles Tart, Peter Fenwick, Anne Baring, Ravi Ravindra, Andrew
Powell, Erlendur Haraldsson, John Beloff, Roger Woolger, Stanislav Grof,
Mark Woodhouse, Brian Josephson, David Fontana, Kenneth Ring, Michael
Science, Consciousness and Ultimate Reality
interdisciplinary volume arises out of a series of university events
arranged by the Scientific and Medical Network between 2001 and 2003. The
Science, Consciousness and Ultimate Reality project set up with the
support of the John Templeton foundation in order to examine critical
issues at the interface between science, religion and the relatively new
field of consciousness studies.
results give a variety of fascinating perspectives on this emerging area.
There are four sections: physics, neuroscience and psychology, theology
and ethics. Contributors: are Bernard Carr, Chris Clarke, Ravi Ravindra,
Peter Fenwick, Guy Claxton, David Fontana, Keith Ward, Alan Torrance, Mary
Midgley, Denis Alexander and John Habgood.
of Love (1994)
and Formulas by Beinsa Douno (translated
from the Bulgarian)
of prayers and formulas of the great Bulgarian sage Beinsa Douno (Peter
Deunov), whose esoteric philosophy is based on the cardinal principles of
Divine Love, Divine Wisdom and Divine Truth: Love fills our hearts, Wisdom
enlightens our minds and Truth brings us the gift of freedom.
contains many exquisite prayers as well as concentrated formulas, which
are powerful and transformative sacred affirmations. The contents include
an introduction on prayer, a lecture on prayer entitled Union with God
and a commentary by Beinsa Douno on the Lord's Prayer.
Learning for Life
From Inspiration to Aspiration
inspirational book, the voices of those 250 of Scotland's young people
express their visions and hopes for the future. They believe that 'another
world is possible', that the future does not need to be liked the past,
and that they have a vital role in shaping a more trusting, creative,
responsible and sustainable world. They write movingly about people who
have inspired them, whether they are world figures or family members, and
set out their own views about the values and qualities we need to lead
happy and successful lives.
on the practical wisdom of both past and present expressed in proverbs,
quotations and stories from around the world, they relate these to their
own experiences, describing incidents that have transformed our
understanding of life.