Who are we, what is the world, how can we understand consciousness, and can we really neglect the sacred and divine? These are all questions that are posed in Iain McGilchrist’s wonderful new book, The Matter With Things.
This conversation was part of our Contemporary Animism series 2022. Here we find out how, through the paths of neurology, philosophy and physics, he has come to a vision of the world that is profound and beautiful and in line with the deepest traditions of human wisdom. One that he feels ‘returns the world to life, and us to a better way of living in it’.
Dr Iain McGilchrist is one of the contributors on our apprenticeship programme in Contemporary Animism.