Interview: Sally Ornstein on GOD 4.0 – ‘Shah’s influence was pivotal’
Sally M. Ornstein, co-author of God 4.0: On the Nature of Higher Consciousness and the Experience Called ‘God’, speaks exclusively to ISF about her collaboration with pioneering brain researcher Robert Ornstein and the influence of Idries Shah on their ground-breaking new book, published today.
Interview: Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter on why feelings – and data – help us assess risk
Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter tells Saira Shah about the mathematical and real world underpinnings which inform his work on the pandemic and other statistical risks.
It was through Doris Lessing that Alther met the writer, thinker and teacher of Sufi mysticism, Idries Shah. Shah had adapted many Sufi classical works and teaching stories for contemporary readers, and, taking a great interest in these works, Alther read them all.
Interview: James Lovelock Gaia Theorist on the world, the universe and everything
Scientist, inventor, author and centenarian, Dr James Lovelock is best known for developing the Gaia hypothesis. The theory has gradually gained ground as the best explanation we have of the multi-dimensional way both living and non-living parts of Earth interact to create a single organism.