Practical Wisdom focuses on helping you apply the fundamental principles of success to your life based on understanding key elements of perennial wisdom. My approach is based on many years of research and reflection about the nature of mind and consciousness and its relation to the physical world.
Paradoxically, our unprecedented knowledge of the brain and the outer laws of nature is mirrored by a corresponding ignorance of the inner laws applying to our own mind and capacities. As E.F. Schumacher put it, ‘humanity is now far too clever to survive without wisdom.’
Have you noticed meaningful coincidences and recurring patterns in your life? Many people regard them as an indication of how what we call ‘inner’ - our beliefs and attitudes – is mirrored in our ‘outer’ circumstances. Thoughts are causes, conditions are effects. To paraphrase the Hermetic axiom: as within, so without.
Telepathy and other forms of extra-sensory perception point to a shared underlying Unity and Oneness of Mind: our sense of separation is an illusion. We live in an interconnected web of consciousness.
Practical Wisdom explores these insights and explains how they affect your understanding of life and how to live it.
About David Lorimer
David Lorimer, MA, PGCE, FRSA is a writer, lecturer, editor and educationalist. Originally a merchant banker then a teacher of philosophy and modern languages at Winchester College, he is the author and editor of twelve books, including Whole in One – The Near-Death Experience and the Ethic of Interconnectedness, Thinking beyond the Brain and Science, Consciousness and Ultimate Reality. His book on the ideas and work of the Prince of Wales – Radical Prince - was published in 2003 and the abridged paperback came out in 2004. The book has been translated into Dutch, Spanish and French.
David is Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network and has edited Network Review since 1986. He is the originator of the Learning for Life Values Poster Programme, which has reached over 75,000 young people in the last six years.
His current values programme focuses on London 2012 www.inspire-aspire.org.uk
In addition, David is President of Wrekin Trust, a charity concerned with adult spiritual education. He is Vice-President of the Swedenborg Society and of the Horizon Research Foundation (The International Association for Near-Death Studies UK). He has a long-standing interest in the perennial wisdom and has translated and edited books about the Bulgarian sage Peter Deunov. David is also a member of the International Futures Forum and has been editor of its digest, Omnipedia - Thinking for Tomorrow.
David lives in Fife with his wife Jane, children Charlotte and George and black Labradors Milly and Zara. He is a Member of the Tennis and Rackets Association and of Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, where he sits on the Wine Committee. He has blues in athletics and cross-country from the University of St Andrews, and was Scottish and British Universities 3000m Steeplechase Champion in 1972.