David Lorimer’s guest today is Natasha Tassell-Matamua PhD, Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at Massey University and Director of the Centre for Indigenous Psychologies in New Zealand. She is of Indigenous Māori, Cook Islands and European descent. Her research focusses primarily on near-death and other exceptional experiences of consciousness and their implications for humanity, as well as the interface between such experiences, spirituality and Indigenous knowledges.
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
Articles by Natasha Tassell-Matamua https://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?q=Natasha+Tassell-Matamua&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying https://uk.bookshop.org/books/the-tibetan-book-of-living-and-dying-25th-anniversary-edition/9781846045387
Fingerprints of the gods by Graham Hancock https://uk.bookshop.org/books/fingerprints-of-the-gods/9780712679060
Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake https://uk.bookshop.org/books/entangled-life-the-smash-hit-sunday-times-bestseller-that-will-transform-your-understanding-of-our-planet-and-life-itself/9781784708276
Real Magic by Dean Radin https://uk.bookshop.org/books/real-magic-unlocking-your-natural-psychic-abilities-to-create-everyday-miracles/9781524758820