David Lorimer

David Lorimer 


Email: david.lorimer@aleftrust.org

Personal website: davidlorimer.co.uk


David Lorimer, MA, PGCE, FRSA is a writer, lecturer, poet, editor and spiritual activist who is a Founder of Character Education Scotland, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network  and former President of Wrekin Trust and the Swedenborg Society. He has also been editor of Paradigm Explorer since 1986 and completed his 100th issue in 2019. He was the instigator of the Beyond the Brain conference series in 1995 and has co-ordinated the Mystics and Scientists conferences every year since the late 1980s.

Originally a merchant banker then a teacher of philosophy and modern languages at Winchester College, he is the author and editor of over a dozen books, and his most recent ones are his essays, A Quest for Wisdom and his collection of poetry, Better Light a Candle. David is also Chair of the Galileo Commission which seeks to expand the evidence base of science of consciousness beyond a materialistic world view.

David serves as link person between the programme and the Scientific and Medical Network (SMN), ensuring that the SMN archive is effectively integrated and available to students.

Research interests

The interfaces between science and spirituality, mysticism and esotericism. Near-death experiences and their implications for our understanding of consciousness and the nature of reality. After-death communications. The relationship between science and philosophy, especially metaphysical foundations of modern science and mechanistic presuppositions.

Key publications

Lorimer, D., & Robinson, O. (Eds.). (2010). A new renaissance: Transforming science, spirit and society. Floris Books.

Lorimer, D. (Ed.). (2004). Science, consciousness and ultimate reality. Imprint Academic.

Lorimer, D. (Ed.). (2001). Thinking beyond the brain: A wider science of consciousness. Floris Books.

Lorimer, D. (Ed.). (1998). The spirit of science: From experiment to experience. Floris Books.

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