Friday 25 May 15:45 - 17:45
Science and Spiritual Practices
Science sheds new light on many spiritual practices, including meditation, gratitude, chanting, prayer and rites of passage. He will show how his hypothesis of morphic resonance enables us to understand rituals and mantras afresh, and provides a new interpretation of memory and the survival of bodily death.
ABOUT Rupert Sheldrake
Dr Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of more than 85 scientific papers and 11 books, including Science and Spiritual Practices, published in November 2017. He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge University and a Research Fellow of the Royal Society. He lived in India for seven years, where he worked in an international Agricultural Research Institute. From 2005-2010 the Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project, funded from Trinity College, Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California, and of Schumacher College in Devon. His web site is www.sheldrake.org