The Scientific & Medical Network

50 years connecting spirituality and science through education;
where evidence-based reasoning meets deep inner wisdom

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For fifty years, the Scientific and Medical Network has been bringing together individuals – including professionals with a background in science, medicine, engineering, psychology, philosophy and complementary practices – who accept the existence of a fundamental, unifying and transcendent reality.

Given the current divisive and disconnected state of the world, we maintain that there is a pressing need for a worldview that goes beyond the prevailing materialist ethos and provides the rising generation with an orienting sense of meaning and purpose.

We thus feel it more important than ever to affirm our original transformative aim of promoting humanity’s spiritual essence as compatible with enlightened scientific thinking.

Through our extensive educational programme, featuring internationally renowned speakers and visionaries in their respective fields, we provide a creative forum for exploring frontier issues at the interfaces between science, spirituality, consciousness and well-being.

In a spirit of open and critical enquiry, we seek to integrate ‘heart’ and ‘head’ – connecting intuitive insights with evidence-based reason.

Join our dynamic international community today and become part of our movement for informed personal and professional change!

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Celebrating 50 Years

1973 – Now

Our recently published Jubilee Magazine is a wonderful way of experiencing the 50 year journey of the SMN so far.

Paradigm Explorer

Issue 143  |  2023/3

The Winter issue of Paradigm Explorer is now available for all SMN members.

Webinar Season Ticket

Winter-Spring | January – April 2024

Season Tickets are a great opportunity to access most of our live webinars at a highly reduced rate.

Beyond the Brain Recordings

For SMN Members

The 2023 conference recordings are now available in the video library for all members of the SMN.

Spiritual Awakenings Book

Scientists and Academics Describe Their Experiences

A wonderful and varied collection of personal insights into individual spiritual awakenings and the resulting transformation in the lives of scientists and academics.

Galileo Commission

Expanding the Scope of Science

Upcoming Educational Events & Webinars

Science – Consciousness – Spirituality – Health and Healing – Ecology and Ethics

All sessions will be recorded:
You will receive a video link to events you have booked, in case you cannot attend live

Members-Only Events

Weekly Meditation with Peter Fenwick 840
Members Dialogue with Dr Paul Filmore 840
SMN Virtual Bar
Imaginal Inspirations Podcast

In the podcast series Imaginal Inspirations, David Lorimer talks to transformational authors and scientists about the experiences, people and books that have shaped their life and work.

Featured Podcast

David’s guest today is Dr Monica Gagliano who is Research Associate Professor in Evolutionary Ecology at the Biological Intelligence (BI) Lab, Southern Cross University in Perth, Australia. Her main research is broadly focusing on key aspects of the ecological processes by which organisms are able to gather information on the variable conditions of their surrounding environment in order to thrive. In collaboration with various disciplines across the Sciences and the Humanities, her research aims at expanding our perception of animals, plants and more generally Nature. In the process of learning how to do this, she has pioneered the brand-new research field of plant bioacoustics and extended the concept of cognition to plants, re-igniting the discourse on plant subjectivity, sentience and ethical standing.

News

Bernard Carr at Buddha at the Gas Pump

On the 24th of July our president Bernard Carr was interviewed by Rick Archer for his Buddha at the Gas Pump series.

Honorary Members Iain McGilchrist and Pim van Lommel

We are very happy to announce that the Board has recently appointed Dr Iain McGilchrist and Dr Pim van Lommel to our distinguished panel of Honorary Members. Both have spoken on a number of occasions at our conferences and have made significant contributions to a new science of consciousness through their books and talks.

A Scientific and Spiritual Pilgrimage

We were delighted to be able to celebrate his 80th birthday with a special live programme including evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral, and music by Jill, Cosmo and Merlin Sheldrake. It was a heart-warming day full of humour and personal recollections.

Imaginal Inspirations with David Lorimer – Dean Radin

David Lorimer’s Guest today is  Dr Dean Radin who is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), Associated Distinguished Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and chairman of the biotech company, Cognigenics. He...

A Politics for Survival

“We need a new politics – the politics of existence on this planet… I think the next three days could be important for you, for your life and for humanity.” These grim words land hard on the 150-odd participants of the first Laszlo Institute online Symposium.  Laszlo...

Why a ‘genius’ scientist thinks our consciousness originates at the quantum level

Do our minds have quantum structures that give rise to consciousness? Sir Roger Penrose, one of the world’s most famous scientists, believes this and can explain how he thinks it works. By PAUL RATNER 15 January, 2018 Human consciousness is one of the grand...

Dr Iain McGilchrist & Dr Jordan Peterson discuss a Brain Divided & The Matter with Things

On Thursday 13th May Dr Iain McGilchrist and Dr Jordan Peterson talked for almost 2 hours on Peterson’s podcast. Below is the link in case you missed this, and some of the theme areas they explored which include the discussion of Dr Iain McGilchrist’s new...

Dr. Jane Goodall Wins 2021 Templeton Prize

Dr. Jane Goodall Wins 2021 Templeton Prize We wanted you to be the first to know the exciting news: Dr. Jane Goodall, legendary scientist, conservationist, and activist, has just won the 2021 Templeton Prize. Dr. Goodall is known worldwide for her groundbreaking...

The Scientific World-Picture of To-Day.

THE SCIENTIFIC WORLD-PICTURE OF TO-DAY BY GENERAL THE RT. HON. J. C. SMUTS, P.O., C.H., F.R.S. PRESIDENT OF THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE. THE PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. After what I said at the opening this afternoon it is unnecessary for me to...

Dr Larry Culliford – A Pandemic of Possibilities

Coronavirus Lockdown: An Opportunity to Flourish We are all growing wiser by the day. It is quite something to realise that the well-being of others counts for more than one’s own health and safety, even to the point of dying; but that is exactly what COVID-19...

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