12 | DAVID LORIMER – Programme Director of The Scientific & Medical Network
David Lorimer, MA, PGCE, FRSA is a writer, lecturer and editor who is Programme Director of The Scientific & Medical Network, a Founder of Character Education Scotland, and former President of Wrekin Trust and the Swedenborg Society. Originally a merchant banker and then a teacher of philosophy and modern languages at Winchester College, he is the author and/or editor of over a dozen books, most recently The Protein Crunch and A New Renaissance. He has edited three books about Peter Deunov, also known by his spiritual name, Beinsa Douno: Prophet for our Times (with a foreword by Dr Wayne Dyer,) The Circle of Sacred Dance, and Gems of Love, a translation of Deunov’s prayers and formulas into English. Lorimer is a founding member of the International Futures Forum and was editor of its digest, Omnipedia – Thinking for Tomorrow. He was a Trustee of the St Andrews Prize for the Environment and a Churchill Fellow. His book, Prince of Wales – Radical Prince, has been translated into Dutch, Spanish and French. He is the originator of the Inspiring Purpose Values Poster Programmes, which have reached over 300,000 young people.
David’s mission: “Inspiring purpose, transforming worldviews, and living your truth.”
David’s one-line message to the world: “Life is fundamentally about growing in love and wisdom, and acting for the common good.”
- COVID brings danger and opportunity. Chance to orient differently – different values.
- Ervin Laszlo: The Paradigm Explorer, “Pandemic as Opportunity,” (page 6 of 76).
- Fosters Peter Deunov’s principles. For society: love, wisdom, truth, justice and goodness. On personal side: love, light, peace, and joy.
- Jim Rohn: change due to inspiration and desperation
- Milton Freedman: “Real change only comes about in crisis.”
- Ilya Prigogine: Nobel Prize chemistry — systems only reconfigure from big perturbation. Is COVID big enough?
- Needed: a movement or force that’s visible so people can say I want to be part of it.
- Galileo Commission a project of SMN, illustrious members. A start to thinking together. Something you wouldn’t have thought of before can emerge from dialogue. David Bohm
- Aldous Huxley: “Be kinder to each other.” Create a culture of kindness.
- Albert Schweitzer Memoirs Of Childhood And Youth Kindness “is the furthest reaching and the most effective of all forces.”
- Arthur Schopenhauer – “If only when one bought a book he could buy the time to read it.”
- A MINUTE A DAY — millions of people focus on kindness – a project Suzanne and David hope to deliver. David worked with Sir George Trevelyan who had been mentored by Wellesley Tudor Pole who was responsible for England’s Silent Minute.
- Dr. Larry Dossey speaker at SMN’s Mystics and Scientists Conference and a SUE Speaks podcast guest. Got med schools to teach the power of prayer.
- David reveals how he can review some 200 books a year.
- The desk he uses began as an idea of grandfather’s. World begins on the inside and manifests on the outside. Grandfather being famous architect spurred David on to make something of his life.
- The Thistle Chapel in St Giles’ Cathedral
- The Scottish National War Memorial
- Suzanne’s biggest influence Brian Swimme, a podcast guest on SUE Speaks.
- David’s early influence: Emanuel Swedenborg Clairvoyant — really saw. Inspired David with there being inner knowledge, not just faith. Divine Love and Wisdom
- Greatest influence Peter Deunov, who attained inner vision. David learned Bulgarian to read Deunov’s prolific works in his native language. (after reading him in French translations). Deunov developed Paneurhythmy: a spiritual practice of symbolic movements involving collaboration and harmony between human beings and nature, and engaging the mind, the heart, and the will together.
- The idea that each of us has a soul blueprint. Testimony of Light by Helen Greaves. Growth in love and wisdom most important.
- Suzanne’s mission: Inside the Intelligence — encourages her to be bold