Ways to Go Beyond

Ways to Go Beyond

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:30
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Explore ways of going beyond everyday states of mind

This talk launches Rupert Sheldrake’s new book, Ways to Go Beyond in which he looks at seven spiritual practices that are personally transformative and have scientifically measurable effects. All provide ways of going beyond our everyday states of mind into a sense of a greater conscious presence, bliss, fuller understanding, or deep connectedness.

In this sequel to Science and Spiritual Practices, Sheldrake writes as both a scientist and a spiritual explorer, and assesses practices that are not normally thought of as spiritual, such as participation in sports, learning from animals and psychedelic experiences, as well as more traditional practices like fasting, praying, observing holy days and being kind. He asks why these practices work. Are their effects ‘all inside the brain’ and essentially illusory? Or can we really make contact with forms of consciousness greater than our own? Sheldrake suggests that we can.

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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