Richard Tarnas is the founding director of the graduate programme in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he currently teaches. His two books – The Passion of the Western Mind and Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View – are the result of decades of deep thinking, thorough research and original connections across religion, history, philosophy and cosmology.
Imaginal Inspirations is hosted by David Lorimer, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network and Chair of the Galileo Commission, an academic movement dedicated to expanding the evidence base of a science of consciousness.

Works mentioned:

Realms of the Human Unconscious, Stanislav Grof

The Hero with a Thousands Faces, Joseph Campbell

Steps to an Ecology of Mind, Gregory Bateson

The World’s Religions, Huston Smith

Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Khun

Be Here Now, Ram Dass

Re-Visioning Psychology, James Hillman

Answer to Job, Carl Jung

Sources of the Self, Charles Taylor

From a Broken Web, Catherine Keller

Reflections on Gender and Science, Evelyn Fox Keller

The Myth of the Goddess, Anne Baring and Jules Cashford