07-03-19 Science and Spiritual Practices with Rupert Sheldrake
Cynthia Sue Larson talks with Rupert Sheldrake about spiritual practices that are open to everyone and can provide people with measurably improved health and well-being. Sheldrake describes how focusing attention on virtues such as gratitude can help us better appreciate how ultimately, everything we have is a gift. When we appreciate mysteries of everyday life experiences such as: a sense of being stared at, telephone telepathy, and dogs who know when their owners are coming home, we can envision how we better fit the metaphor of organisms, rather than mindless, unconscious machines.
Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author who is best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. At Cambridge University, Sheldrake 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. www.sheldrake.org