David Lorimer’s guest today is his dear friend Satish Kumar, who was the Editor-in-Chief of Resurgence (now with the Ecologist) Magazine for 43 years and was the Founder of Schumacher College in Dartington. At nine years of age, Satish renounced the world and joined the brotherhood of Jain monks. At the age of eighteen, he left the monastic order and became a campaigner working to turn Gandhi’s vision of a peaceful world into reality. He undertook an 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage, walking without any money, to deliver packets of ‘peace tea’ to the leaders of the four nuclear powers. Satish is the author of six books, including his most recent one Pilgrimage for Peace, which describes this remarkable pilgrimage. His autobiography, No Destination, first published by Green Books in 1978, has sold over 50,000 copies.
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:
Pilgrimage for Peace: The Long Walk from India to Washington by Satish Kumar
The Intimate and the Ultimate. By Vinoba Bhave
Talks on the Gita by Vinoba Bhave (Kindle edition)
Stride Toward Freedom by Martin Luther King
Small is Beautiful by E F Schumacher