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Seven Spiritual Practices in a Scientific Age

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To Go Beyond is to move into a place of bliss, greater understanding, love and deep connectedness, a realm where we finally find life’s meaning, experiences for which all spiritual seekers seek.

In this sequel to Science and Spiritual Practices, Rupert looks at seven spiritual practices that are personally transformative and have scientifically measurable effects. He combines the latest scientific research with his knowledge of mystical traditions around the world and explains why these seven practices work. They give a greater sense of connectedness. They make people happier and healthier. He looks at their effects inside our brains, throughout our bodies, and on our relationships. He asks whether spiritual experiences are essentially illusory, or if they give us direct connections with realms of consciousness greater than our own.

The Spiritual Side of Sports
Learning from Animals
Fasting
Cannabis, Psychedelics and Spiritual Openings
Powers of Prayer
Holy Days and Festivals
Cultivating Good Habits, Avoiding Bad Habits and Being Kind

Reviews

"Sheldrake presents a lively case for a variety of activities and practices to show how they can be spiritually illuminating." — Mark Vernon Church Times

"A very engaging writer" — Steven Poole The Telegraph

Audio Book Excerpt, Read by Rupert

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Upcoming Talks and Workshops

US Pre-conference Workshop:
Ways to Go Beyond, And Why They Work
Santa Clara, CA

July 18, 2019
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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US Keynote Address and Breakout Session:
Institute of Noetic Sciences International Conference
Santa Clara, CA

July 19-20, 2019
Friday and Saturday

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Canada Workshop:
Science and Spiritual Practices
Co-led with Merlin and Cosmo Sheldrake

July 31 to Aug 4, 2019
Wed-Sun

Hollyhock
Cortes Island
BC, Canada

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UK Talk:
Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work
Dublin

October 2
Wednesday
7.30-9.30 pm

Hampton Hotel
19-29 Morehampton Road, Dublin 4
D04 Y6K4, Ireland

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UK Talk:
Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work
Cork

October 3
Thursday
7.30-9.30 pm

Imperial Hotel
76 South Mall, Cork
T12 A2YT, Ireland

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