Something and Nothing
A conversation with Templeton prize winning cosmologist George Ellis and metaphysician Amie Thomasson, getting to the bottom of nothingness. Recorded at the Institute of Art and Ideas' annual philosophy and music festival How The Light Gets In
The Death of New Atheism?
Interview on the Rebel Wisdom channel: Are we seeing the end of the new atheism associated with the likes of Richard Dawkins? If so, what will that mean for our conception of ourselves, and could it lead to progress in science and human knowledge.
Psi in Everyday Life: Evidence and Debates
A talk at the University of Northampton – Psi phenomena are called ‘paranormal’, meaning ‘beyond the normal’. In fact they are not only normal but common and there's good evidence that these phenomena are real, yet dogmatic skeptics continue to denigrate these phenomena and anyone speaking of them as 'woo woo'.
Is The Sun Conscious?
A provoking talk which asks us to look beyond the strict confines of scientific materialism and consider how the consciousness of stellar bodies is not only of anthropological or cultural interest but a valid field of enquiry in modern philosophy, psychology, cosmology, and neuroscience. Recorded at the Electric Universe UK Conference, 7th of July 2018, in Bath.
If God exists how does he or she work?
Rupert maps out the topography of divinity, weaving together the teachings of diverse religious traditions. A talk at Hollyhock, Cortes Island, British Columbia, August 9th, 2018.
A talk at Hollyhock, Cortes Island, British Columbia in August 2017. Rupert explores the evolution of the sense of beauty in animals and humans, and comes to the conclusion that beauty seems to be inherent in nature and also in our minds.
Thomas Fairchild was a pioneering plant breeder who lived in Shoreditch, in the East End of London. When he died in 1729, he left a legacy for a "Vegetable Sermon" to be preached each year in Shoreditch Parish Church in the week following Pentecost on "the wonderful works of God in creation". This sermon, on May 15, 2015, by Rupert Sheldrake, was on flowers.
Doshi Bridgebuilder Award 1:44:48
On September 16, 2014, Rupert received the Doshi Bridgebuilder Award at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. The award is given annually "to honor an individual or organization dedicated to fostering understanding between cultures, peoples and disciplines."
In 1982 J. Krishnamurti, David Bohm, John Hidley and Rupert Sheldrake came together to discuss the roots of psychological disorder, psychological suffering, the need for security and what is a healthy mind.