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All Souls Day

The first in a new series of dialogues with Marc Andrus, the Bishop of California, at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco – September, 2015.

What is Magic?

Rupert Sheldrake and David Abram probe the meaning and manifestation of magic in the world: presented at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, Canada on August 6, 2015.

Beyond Physicalism

Rupert Sheldrake and Mark Vernon consider how a shift from scientific materialism would make a difference in areas from health to parapsychology, and what might happen next.

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Boy's Best Friend: a new young adult novel by Kate Banks and Rupert Sheldrake which chronicles the adventures of two school boys and the telepathy experiment they conducted with their pet dogs. is a portal for scientific investigations beyond the dogmas dominating mainstream science, including selected videos, books, journals and articles on open questions in science.

Skeptical About Skeptics is dedicated to countering dogmatic attacks from self-styled skeptics.

Latest Scientific Paper

Automated Tests for Telephone Telepathy Using Mobile Phones

Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing (2015), 11 No. 4, 310-319
by Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, Pamela Smart and Leonidas Avraamides

Objective: To carry out automated experiments on mobile phones to test for telepathy in connection with telephone calls.

Study Method: Subjects, aged from 10 to 83, registered online with the names and mobile telephone numbers of three or two senders. A computer selected a sender at random, and asked him to call the subject via the computer. The computer then asked the subject to guess the caller's name, and connected the caller and the subject after receiving the guess. A test consisted of six trials.

Interactions Evaluated: The effects of subjects' sex and age and the effects of time delays on guesses.

Main Outcome Measure: The proportion of correct guesses of the caller's name, compared with the 33.3% or 50% mean chance expectations.

MainResults: In 2080 trials with three callers there were 869 hits (41.8%), above the 33.3% chance level (P < 1 x 1015). The hit rate in incomplete tests was 43.8% (P=.00003) showing that optional stopping could not explain the positive results. In 745 trials with two callers, there were 411 hits (55.2%), above the 50% chance level (P=.003). Ananalysis of the data made it very unlikely that cheating could explain the positive results. These experiments showed that automated tests for telephone telepathy can be carried out using mobile phones.

Featured Trialogue — Ralph Abraham, Terence McKenna and Rupert Sheldrake

What is the nature of the unconscious, and how can we access its restorative powers? Bifurcation theory of the unconscious. Evil and the repression of chaos. Escape from evil by bringing the unconscious back. The idea of the sacred city. From psychedelic partnership phase to restrictive dominator phase. Alcohol and cultural neurosis. The age-related reestablishment of shamanic sacraments. Habituation and the unconscious. The calendar as an engine for illuminating the unconscious, through rituals and festivals. The unavailable unconscious and the maintenance of consciousness. Christmas as a child's festival. Caffeine and industrial capitalism.

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Unnatural Laws - Are Eternal Laws an Illusion?

From Newton's laws to E=mc2, we think we have uncovered the secrets of the universe. But some claim these laws evolve and others point to their human and cultural origins. Might eternal natural laws be human hubris? Or is the mind of God in our grasp?

Cycles of Wonder

Can Science revive spirituality? The Science Delusion author Rupert Sheldrake explores a new paradigm of science and religion.

Making Humans

Dawkins’ Selfish Gene has defined how we think about evolution. But now the new science of epigenetics suggests culture and the environment can play a part. Is the age of the selfish gene over? Do we need a new story to replace the survival of the fittest, or is Darwin’s essential insight secure?

Latest Blog Post

Epigenetics and Soviet Biology

One of the biggest controversies in twentieth-century biology was about the inheritance of acquired characteristics, the ability of animals and plants to inherit adaptations acquired by their ancestors. For example, if a dog was terrified of butchers because he had been mistreated by one, his offspring would tend to inherit his fear. Charles Darwin wrote a letter to Nature describing just such a case. The opposing view, promoted by the science of genetics, asserted that organisms could not inherit features their ancestors had acquired; they only passed on genes that they themselves had inherited.

Upcoming Appearances

UK Lecture: Morphic Resonance, Memory and the Collective Unconscious

November 17, Tuesday, College of Psychic Studies, London, 7:00-8:30 pm
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UK Lecture: Science and Spiritual Practices

February 4, Thursday, Psychosynthesis Trust, London SE1
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