David Lorimer’s guest today is Steve Taylor PhD,  the author of several best-selling books on psychology and spirituality, and a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University. He is the current chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society. His books include Waking From SleepThe FallThe Leap, Spiritual Science, The Clear Light (poetry) and his new book Extraordinary Awakenings: When Trauma Leads to Transformation. His books have been published in 20 languages and Eckhart Tolle has described his work as ‘an important contribution to the shift in consciousness which is happening on our planet at present.’ His website is http://www.stevenmtaylor.com
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:

Steve Taylor’s website

Books by Steve Taylor

The Outsider by Colin Wilson

Mysticism by F C Happold

MSc course in Transpersonal Psychology