Science and Spiritual Practices: Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work

Science and Spiritual Practices: Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:45
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Pre-recorded talk + LIVE 45 min Q&A

This is a replay of a pre-recorded talk from last year + Rupert Sheldrake will join us live after the replay for a 45 min Q&A

To go beyond is to move into a higher state of consciousness, to a place of bliss, greater understanding, and deep connectedness - experiences that all spiritual seekers hope for.  

This talk is based on the themes of Rupert Sheldrake’s recent books, Ways to Go Beyond and Science and Spiritual Practices in which he looks at a wide range of spiritual practices that have scientifically measurable effects. Everyday activities can also have a mystical dimension, including sports and learning from animals.

In this talk Sheldrake will discuss how different practices, like prayer and meditation, can have complementary effects. He will also show how his hypothesis of morphic resonance can illuminate the nature of rituals, the power of mantras and the transformative effects of psychedelic experiences.


About the speaker, Rupert Sheldrake

Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. is a biologist and author of ninety technical papers and nine books, including The Presence of the Past and The Science Delusion. As a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, he was Director of Studies in cell biology, and was also a Research Fellow of the Royal Society. From 2005-2010, he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project for the study of unexplained human and animal abilities, funded from Trinity College, Cambridge. He is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, California and of Schumacher College in Dartington. He lives in London and is married to Jill Purce, with whom he has two sons.

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