David Lorimer’s guest today is Jean Houston, Ph.D., a world-renowned scholar, futurist, award-winning author, and researcher in human capacities, social change, and systemic transformation. She is one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement and one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time. She is also a founder of the field of Social Artistry, “Human development in the light of social change.” She was awarded the Synergy Superstar Award 2020 by the Source of Synergy Foundation for her exemplary work inspiring us to source our highest human capacities, and the Visioneers Heroine of Humanity Award. Jean is renowned for her gifts as a mythic storyteller, and she holds conferences, seminars, and mentoring programs with leaders and change agents worldwide. She has worked intensively in over 40 cultures, lectured in over 100 countries, and worked with major organizations such as UNICEF, UNDP, and NASA, as well as helping global state leaders, leading educational institutions, business organizations, and millions of people to enhance and deepen their own uniqueness. She is the co-author with Dr. Anneloes Smitsman of the award-winning Future Humans Trilogy, as well as an author of over 36 published books and a great many unpublished books, plays, and manuscripts.
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. Imaginal cells are responsible for the metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a butterfly, which is the Greek symbol for the soul. These cells are dormant in the caterpillar but at a critical point of development they create the new form and structure which becomes the butterfly.
Works and links mentioned
A Mythic Life by Jean Houston https://uk.bookshop.org/books/mythic-life/9780062502827
The Quest of Rose: The Cosmic Keys of Our Future Becoming (Future Humans Trilogy) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Quest-Rose-Cosmic-Becoming-Trilogy/dp/1990093116/
Twelfth Night (Shakespeare) https://uk.bookshop.org/books/twelfth-night-or-what-you-will-the-oxford-shakespeare/9780199536092
Arnold Toynbee – A Study of History https://uk.bookshop.org/books/a-study-of-history-volume-i-abridgement-of-volumes-i-vi/9780195050806
The Varieties of Psychedelic Experience. by Robert Masters and Jean Houston https://www.amazon.co.uk/Varieties-Psychedelic-Experience-Classic-Effects-ebook/dp/B072NDF4DD