A Quest for Wisdom

Inspiring Purpose on the Path of Life
David Lorimer
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A Quest for Wisdom brings together 25 of David Lorimer’s highly acclaimed essays. Perceptive and illuminating, they examine the nature of life and death, questions of meaning and purpose, and the challenge of how we can live more harmoniously together. David hopes that readers will be inspired, as Dr Albert Schweitzer put it, in our common task ‘to become more finely and deeply human.’

“For years I have had a personal rule: read anything that David Lorimer writes. I have benefited from David’s insights for decades. A Quest for Wisdom is his latest and most profound contribution, a summing up of accumulated wisdom. Lorimer is a rare cultural treasure. I hope your quest for wisdom includes this great book.”

Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters

“David Lorimer is just the sort of thinker that is today all too rare: hugely well read, unstuffy, and interested in philosophy in the best sense. In the course of these essays, spanning forty years, he asks most of the big questions about the nature and meaning of life, with an accent on a spiritual understanding, and drawing on a wide range of sources. They are a delight to read; and on this ‘quest for wisdom’, there is many a nugget already there to reward the seeker along the way.” Dr Iain McGilchrist, neuroscientist and philosopher, author of The Master and his Emissary

“David Lorimer’s far-ranging enquiries have taken him through many realms of science, spirituality and philosophy. He has read more books on these subjects than anyone I know, and knows most of the leading thinkers in these fields. This book is an invaluable resource and a perfect bedside book.” Rupert Sheldrake PhD, biologist and author of The Science Delusion

David Lorimer is a writer, lecturer, poet and editor. Having pressed the ‘eject’ button from a career in banking at the age of 24, David embarked on a quest for wisdom and deeper understanding of life. Since then, he has devoted himself to education in the broadest sense, including work for the Scientific & Medical Network and Character Scotland. In 2020 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award as a Visionary Leader by the Visioneers International Network and in 2021, the Aboca Human Ecology Prize.

David is available for interviews, talks and seminars.

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