A Quest For Wisdom | David Lorimer
4 May.7:30 pm-9:00 pm
A Quest for Wisdom
Tuesday 4th May 2021. 7.30pm until 9.00pm. £5 online via ZOOM.
How Do We Craft a New Philosophy For Life?
At the age of 24, David Lorimer pressed the “Eject” button from his conventional career path in City merchant banking and set off on his quest for wisdom and deeper understanding of life. He arrived at Champagne Moet & Chandon in Epernay in the autumn of 1976 with four boxes of books, combining reading with guiding visitors around the 18th century cellars. Since that time, he has devoted his life to education in the broadest sense.
In this talk David will discuss the evolution of his philosophy for life, his quest for wisdom and the main influences on his thinking such as Albert Schweitzer, Emanuel Swedenborg and Peter Deunov. He will give an overview of the main themes of his new book – A Quest for Wisdom – Inspiring Purpose on the Path of Life: philosophy, meaning and spirituality; consciousness, death and transformation; and responsibility, ethics and society – the challenge of how we can live more harmoniously together. David hopes that people will be inspired, as Albert Schweitzer put it, in our task ‘to become more finely and deeply human’ for the common good. Nothing less is required of us at this time.
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About David Lorimer, MA, PGCE, FRSA
Programme Director of The Scientific and Medical Network
David Lorimer, MA, PGCE, FRSA is a writer, poet, lecturer and editor 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. 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, most recently The Protein Crunch (with Jason Drew) and A New Renaissance (edited with Oliver Robinson). He has edited three books about Beinsa Douno: Prophet for our Times (1991, 2015), The Circle of Sacred Dance, and Gems of Love, which is a translation of his prayers and formulas into English. He is a founding member of the International Futures Forum and was editor of its digest, Omnipedia – Thinking for Tomorrow. He was also a Trustee of the St Andrews Prize for the Environment and a Churchill Fellow. His book on the ideas and work of the 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.
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