David Lorimer – A Quest for Wisdom
How do we craft a philosophy for life?
At the age of 24, David Lorimer pressed the “Eject” button from his conventional career path in City merchant banking and set off on his quest for wisdom and deeper understanding of life. He arrived at Champagne Moet & Chandon in Epernay in the autumn of 1976 with four boxes of books, combining reading with guiding visitors around the 18th century cellars. Since that time, he has devoted his life to education in the broadest sense.
In this talk David will discuss the evolution of his philosophy for life, his quest for wisdom and the main influences on his thinking such as Albert Schweitzer, Emanuel Swedenborg and Peter Deunov. He will give an overview of the main themes of the book: philosophy, meaning and spirituality; consciousness, death and transformation; and responsibility, ethics and society – the challenge of how we can live more harmoniously together. David hopes that people will be inspired, as Albert Schweitzer put it, in our task ‘to become more finely and deeply human’ for the common good. Nothing less is required of us at this time.
About the speaker:
David Lorimer is a a writer, lecturer, poet 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. He has also been editor of Paradigm Explorer since 1986. 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, as well as three edited books about Beinsa Douno. He is also Chair of the Galileo Commission which seeks the widen science beyond a materialistic world view.
‘David Lorimer – A Quest for Wisdom’ is an evening webinar on Wednesday, 7 April • 7:30-9:30 PM (BST).
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David LorimerWriter, Lecturer, Poet, Editor
David Lorimer, MA, PGCE, FRSA is a writer, lecturer, poet 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. He has also been editor of Paradigm Explorer since 1986 and completed his 100th issue in 2019. 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, including Survival? Death as Transition (1984,2017) Resonant Mind (originally Whole in One) (1990/2017), The Spirit of Science (1998), Thinking Beyond the Brain (2001), The Protein Crunch (with Jason Drew) and A New Renaissance (edited with Oliver Robinson). He has edited three books about the Bulgarian sage Beinsa Douno (Peter Deunov): 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. His book on the ideas and work of the Prince of Wales – Radical Prince (2003) – has been translated into Dutch, Spanish and French. His new book of essays, A Quest for Wisdom was published in March 2021.
David is also Chair of the Galileo Commission which seeks the expand the evidence base of science of consciousness beyond a materialistic world view.