Marjorie Woollacott, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Human Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of Oregon. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and includes both rehabilitation medicine and alternative forms of therapy such as tai chi and meditation. She is president of the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences (AAPS) – one of the key partners of the Galileo Commission, the Research Director of the International Association of Near Death Studies (IANDS), and has written more than 200 peer-reviewed research articles—several of which were on spiritual awakening and meditation, which was the topic that motivated her to write her latest book, Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind.
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:

Marjorie Woollacott

Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind by Marjorie Woollacott

The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James

Irreducible Mind: Towards a Psychology for the 21sr Century by Edward Kelly

The Master and his Emissary by Iain McGilchrist

Merton’s Palace of Nowhere by James Finley

James Finley Centre for Action and Contemplation

Bach B Minor Mass. See 1:33:20 for flute obbligato (Benedictus)

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