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Rupert Sheldrake Morphic Resonance, Morphic Fields and Scientific Reasons for Spiritual Practices

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Rupert Sheldrake on His Legacy, Morphic Resonance, Scientific Reasons for Spirituality Notes for the interview: What do you want your legacy to be? How would you like your time on earth to have left a mark? What are the most important messages ...
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Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of more than 90 technical papers and fourteen books. After studying at Cambridge and Harvard he worked in Hyderabad India as a principal plant physiologist. He also lived for two years in the Benedictine ashram of Father Bede Griffiths. He's currently a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and of Schumacher College. He lives in London

He has been celebrated and vilified for his book, A New Science of Life: The Hypothesis of Morphic Resonance

His most recent book is Ways to Go Beyond and why they work, the second in a series, the first of which was, Science and Spiritual Practices.

What do you want your legacy to be? How would you like your time on earth to have left a mark?

What are the most important messages and ideas you want people to take away from all of your work and writings?

How do you practice, in your life, these ideas? Which ones have you successfully transferred to your children?

What is morphic resonance. Please explain why it works.

Connect us to not only the presence but also the ancestors"


Panpsychism mind everywhere

Whole universe is unconscious,

Consciousness emerges" can emerge from lower grades of consciousness

What's the sun's consciousness

Top-down consciousness big-bang

Emergence of many forms of consciousness

Bottom-up consciousnessstart with sub-atomic particles

Bothemergence of higher levels of complexitynot saying it was not there before.

What if the solar system, galaxy, gaia, the earth are conscious.

Materialismlocked in 19th century world view.

Animism everything is alive-- whole universe is like an organism, not a machine

Consciousness definition: awareness, perceptionfor materialistsconsciousness is an epiphenomenon or an illusion. But illusion is a mode of consciousness.

Problem is not with language. The problem is with world views.

Morphogenic field theorywhat it is, how it applies, what it applies to and what it doesn't apply to, more recent research and support

Science and Spiritual Practices; 14 of them

Atheism cuts people off from sources of well-being and connection

New vs old Atheism

Religion for atheists

Atheist Church in England--

GratitudePositive Psychology has found that happy people tend to be grateful


Flowersunconscious way into the realm of beauty. Groves, sacred spaces

Rituals: of remembrance, re-enacting a primal event in the history of the group

Singing, chanting

Pilgrimage- Tourism as a kind of secularized pilgrimage

Sports: being in the presence

Learning from Animals


Psychedelics and cannabis (cathedrals on cannabis)

Prayer (asking for things and concerns for the world vs meditation, which is withdrawal)

Holy days and festivalsa way of celebrating together

Being Kind : has to help other people as well.

Virtues as spiritual practice, as good habits

Positive psychology research:

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He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, (more...)

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