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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.

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Out in North America: Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work

The e-book and audio book, read by Rupert, are now available in the US and Canada. You may also pre-order the paperback, due out in September.

Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work

Seven Spiritual Practices in a Scientific Age. Order from Amazon UK, Amazon US, Hive, Kobo, Barnes and Noble and Audible.


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Animal Powers

In the late 1980s and early 1990s I explored a variety of experimental approaches for the investigation of unexplained phenomena that might help to enlarge our scientific view of the world.

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Telephone Telepathy Test

Can you tell who's calling you? This test requires three participants and about 10 minutes.

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TED "Bans" the Science Delusion

On January 12th, 2013, Rupert gave a talk entitled The Science Delusion at TEDxWhitechapel.

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Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work

Sheldrake talks with Brian Rose on London Real; March, 2019


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Sacred Song, and Where to Find it

Rupert reports on an online guide to choral evensong. Published in Resurgence & Ecologist, Jan/Feb 2016.

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Podcasts and Streaming Audio

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Church Times Interview

"If you want to learn meditation, you can learn it online or go on courses; but if you want to learn how to pray, it’s much harder." Church Times, 23 February 2018, by Terence Handley MacMath.

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Latest Scientific Paper PDF

Can Morphic Fields Help Explain Telepathy and the Sense of Being Stared At?. Published in Mindfield Bulletin (2019), Volume 11 Issue 1, 26-33, by Rupert Sheldrake.

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Upcoming Events

UK Heath and Hampstead Society Lecture:
Bird Navigation: How do swifts find their way back to Hampstead, and how do pigeons home?
London

October 17
Thursday
7.30 pm

Rosslyn Hill Chapel
Hampstead
London NW3 1NG

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UK Sir Alister Hardy Memorial lecture:
Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work: Science and Spiritual Practices
Oxford

October 19
Saturday
10.30 am

St Giles
Oxford
OX1 3LW

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