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David Lorimer introduces the Galileo Commission Report


The world today is dominated by science and by its underlying assumptions, which are seldom explicitly articulated. The Galileo Commission’s remit is to open public discourse and to find ways to expand science so that it can accommodate and explore important human experiences and questions that science, in its present form, is unable to integrate.

Following widespread consultation with 90 advisers representing 30 universities worldwide, we have published the Galileo Commission Report, written by Prof  Dr Harald Walach and entitled Beyond a Materialist Worldview – Towards an Expanded Science.  The report has been widely endorsed as a groundbreaking document and we encourage you to read it for yourself and spread the word among your professional network.  Summaries  of the argument are available in a number of languages.

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Re-enchanting the Academy – Angela Voss & Simon Wilson

In this book, sixteen authors encourage the modern academy to remember that portals to enchantment can be found in its hallowed halls, and indeed must be found, if education is to nourish and inspire both heart and mind, if it is to lead future generations of students out of the cave of policy-led bureaucratisation and financially-led consumerism into the creative freedom of their own souls.

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Advice to my Younger Self

Some of Galileo Commission advisers were asked to consider any advice they might give to their younger selves, knowing what they know now. These are their answers… born of wisdom, shared with love.

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Twelve Ideas that Might Expand the Scope of Science – Mukhopadhyay, AK

Science progresses slowly by Apollonian, who extends its boundary by bringing perfection on the established lines. Science often takes an intuitive leap by Dionysian, who opens an unexpected new line of research. The present paper presents twelve mixes of such ideas which together are capable of extending the scope of science. An analyst could find several ideas within one main idea; assumption, imagination, intuition or obvious reality, not one, however, on any beaten track. Each of the main idea is supported by a figure, the mind’s artwork, captioned with several new ideas. Most of the ideas have a bias towards operational consciousness. The erected framework has the potential of ushering in a new Multiversal Worldview accommodating science, humanities, and spirit together.

March 12th, 2022|Categories: 2022, A. K. Mukhopadyay, Article, News|0 Comments

David Lorimer – Guest on Chasing Consciousness

In this episode we’re going to be examining the assumptions of Western Science. All science is based on assumptions. In order to isolate systems in experiments and standardise measurements of the target data, other variables need to be pinned down so scientists can form precise mathematical models, that can then be repeated accurately in the peer review process. Today we’re going to look at these assumptions, and establish if they indeed have become standard, fixed and unquestioned as some critics claim.

March 9th, 2022|Categories: David Lorimer, News|0 Comments

Science of Divinity: Part IV – Mudhopadhyay, AK

Divinity is the objective reality of the Divine. It could be observed in nature, in deep ecology, in cosmology beyond ZPE, and in depth psychology. The Divine could be personified in human behavior when the organ brain achieves the desired level of perfection. A science of divinity and the Divine is possible to develop taking science (world), humanity (you, me, and they), and the spirit (consciousness) together. One beneficial spin off of this approach in worldly science is the development of an algorithm starting in consciousness and ending in space, time, and energy, describing how “will” is translated into an event.

March 2nd, 2022|Categories: 2022, A. K. Mukhopadyay, Article, News|0 Comments

Imaginal Inspirations with Diane Hennacy Powell

David Lorimer's Guest today is Dr Diane Hennacy Powell, who is a Johns Hopkins-trained neuropsychiatrist and neuroscientist, former Harvard faculty member, and an award-winning author and clinician. She began studying autism in 1987, when she spent six months with Sir Michael Rutter at the Institute for Psychiatry in London. She has served as a member of a think tank on the evolution of human consciousness at the Salk Institute, and as the Director of Research for the John E. Mack Institute. Her experimental research focuses on investigating reports of telepathy in autistic children and has been presented at international science conferences in the US and abroad. She is a polymath whose theoretical work bridges multiple scientific disciplines in its analysis of case studies in neuropsychiatry that challenge materialism’s neuro-centric model. Her 2008 book, The ESP Enigma: A Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena, presents a rational argument for a new paradigm, which is elaborated upon further in her chapter entitled Beyond Materialism and Madness in the first volume published by the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences: Is Consciousness Primary?

February 26th, 2022|Categories: David Lorimer, News|0 Comments

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