Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. At Cambridge University he worked in developmental biology as a Fellow of Clare College. He was Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in Hyderabad, India. From 2005 to 2010 he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick project for research on unexplained human and animal abilities, funded by Trinity College, Cambridge.

Biography Events About Morphic Resonance

Explore The Big Questions in Science

Live Q&A coming soon – July 3rd – Is nature mechanical? Is matter unconscious? These and other questions are examined in this 13 week, self-paced course. Use Code BIG-QUESTIONS-20 for 20% off!

Details Register

Online Course: Onsale now for £49

Morphic Resonance, Memory
and the Habits of Nature

Eight talks, 2 live Q&A sessions, 12 book chapter PDFs.
Related: Intro to Morphic Resonance.

Subscribe Login

Morphic Resonance Audiobook

Morphic Resonance Audio Book

An updated and expanded audio edition of the book that ignited a firestorm in the scientific world with its radical approach to evolution.

More Books

New Research on Telepathy

New Research on Telepathy PDF download

A Comparison of Four New Automated Telephone Telepathy Tests Journal of Anomalous Experience and Cognition (2024), Vol. 4, No. 1, 122-141

More Telepathy Research

DailyMail Article3

Essay Pets Often Know They Are About to Die, Wish Us Farewell

This DailyMail article covers Rupert's latest research on remarkable behavior of animals during their last phase of life.

Download Research Paper

Talk with Satish Kumar

Dying, Death and Beyond – with Satish Kumar

What does a good death look like? Rupert and Satish answer this and other questions.

More Sheldrake Talks With...

David Bentley Hart

Fields as Formal Causes – with David Bentley Hart

Do the fields of physics act as top-down causes, aligning with Aristotle's formal and final causes?

More Videos

DailyMail Article2

Essay Can our dead pets come back to visit us?

This DailyMail article covers Rupert's research on the parallels between humans and animals in both life's final moments and the bereavement process that follows, based on hundreds of reports.

Download Research Paper

End-of-Life Experiences

End-of-Life Experiences

This is an emerging area of research investigating the behaviors and phenomena observed in domestic animals in their final moments.

Research on Animal Powers

Research With Animals

Papers on the unexplained powers of animals, from a telepathic talking parrot, to psychic dogs that know when their owners are heading home.

After Skool animation

After Skool Animations

Another great After Skool animation, this time of Rupert's talk at the 2023 Holberg Prize Debate.

More Featured Videos

Holberg Debate

Holberg Prize Debate

Discussing the mystery of consciousness with Tanya Luhrmann, Professor of Anthropology at Stanford, and neuroscientist Anil Seth.

More Debates With Scientists & Skeptics

DailyMail Article

Essay ... why you can sense when someone is looking ...

This DailyMail article covers Rupert's new research on the sense of being stared at.

More Essays

YouTube Channel

Official YouTube Channel

Over 100 videos—all ad free. Enjoy Rupert's talks? Help others discover what you value by liking, subscribing and leaving a comment.

Rupert's YouTube Channel

Navigating Consciousness Podcast

Official Podcast

Talks and conversations at the intersection of science and spirituality; includes solo talks and dialogues with others.

More Audios

Upcoming Events

Science, Art, Sound, & the Sacred
With Merlin and Cosmo Sheldrake

July 31 - August 4, 2024

Cortes Island
BC, Canada

View Details new tab

More Events

Podcasts and Streaming Audio

More Audios

Wikipedia Hijacked by Dogmatists
Photo Wikimedia Foundation (modified)

Wikipedia Hijacked by Dogmatic Skeptics

The world's most democratic encyclopedia in theory falls rather short of that in practice, as the case of Rupert's Wikipedia page abundantly illustrates.

More Reactions

Joint Attention Test

Take the Joint Attention Test

Can you tell if you're looking at the same picture as someone else? Grab a friend and give it a try.

More Experiments