The Lindisfarne Tapes

William Irwin Thompson: Planetary Culture and a New Image of Humanity

Episode Summary

William Irwin Thompson, founder of the Lindisfarne Association and author of At the Edge of History, delivers the introductory talk on the re-visioning of art, science, and religion for a new planetary culture and a new image of humanity. (Episode photo courtesy of

Episode Notes

The Lindisfarne Tapes are selected recordings of presentations and conversations at the Lindisfarne Fellows’ meetings. In March of 2013 William Thompson granted permission to the Schumacher Center for a New Economics to transfer the talks from the old reel-to-reel tapes to digital format so that they could be posted online and shared freely. In 2021, the Schumacher Center used the digital audio to create the Lindisfarne Tapes Podcast. Reposting should include acknowledgment of Learn more about the Lindisfarne Tapes here.

Thompson delivered this lecture in 1974 at the Lindisfarne Summer Conference, "Planetary Culture and New Image of Humanity."