Latest Audios

It's widely recognised that popular atheism is changing fast. It's moving into a more constructive phase after the attacks on religion, inspired by scientism, that characterised the first decade of the new millennium. One of the most interesting new movements is the Sunday Assembly, sometimes called the "atheist church".

Marc Andrus, the Episcopal Bishop of California, and Rupert discuss Christianity as a continuously developing process.

A conversation with Ralph Abraham in London in December 2015. We discuss recent consciousness research.

Test Your Intuition


Three experiments
from Rupert Sheldrake
for testing your intuitive
connections to others.

NEW Online Staring Experiment

Can you tell when people are staring at you? Why not find out experimentally?

Telephone Telepathy Test

Can you tell who's calling? Get a couple friends and find out in under 10 minutes.

Joint Attention Test

Can you tell when someone is looking at the same photo?

Paid Internships for Students (UK)
Research with pets.

Recommended

Arguing Science: A Dialogue on the Future of Science and Spirit Last year Rupert took part in a three-part debate with Michael Shermer, the editor of the American Skeptic magazine and author of the monthly Skeptic column in Scientific American. This debate has just been published in the US in book form.

Boy's Best Friend A young adult novel by Kate Banks and Rupert Sheldrake about two boys and their telepathy experiment.

OpenSciences.org Going beyond the dogmas dominating mainstream science.

Skeptical About Skeptics Countering dogmatic attacks from self-styled skeptics.

Latest Videos

Can Emergence Explain Reality

In this excerpt from an interview for the PBS series Closer to Truth, 2016, Rupert summarizes his take on the evolusionary nature of reality and the habits that govern their emergence and development.

Is Consciousness Fundamental?

In this excerpt from an interview for the PBS series Closer to Truth, 2016, Rupert reflects on panpsychisim versus materialism, what consciousness does and the variety of ways it is apparent within nature.

Debate with Massimo Pigliucci on Evidence & Skepticism in Science

Why is the multiverse or string theory okay while telepathy is not? Follow the back-and-forth between Rupert Sheldrake and Massimo Pigliucci regarding the influence of skeptical organizations and scientific dogma on evidence. This is an excerpt from a longer dialogue with CERN physisist Tara Shears.

Trialogue on The future of humanity

Predicting the future is seldom a sure thing but that didn''t stop Rupert, Ralph and Terence in this trialogue at Esalen back in '92. Many of the issues they discuss remain unresolved today, long past the turn of the millennium and 2012. Esalen Institute, 1992.

YouTubelogo   Subscribe to Rupert's YouTube Channel


Latest Article

Sacred Song, and Where to Find it

From Resurgence & Ecologist, Jan/Feb 2016, page 56

I was an atheist when I was an undergraduate at Cambridge and for several years afterwards, yet I still went to choral evensong because I found it so inspiring and uplifting. Whatever your religious faith, or lack of it, no one is going to question you about your beliefs or your motives when you attend.


Latest Scientific Papers

Linking Minds Through Joint Attention: A Preliminary Investigation

Journal of the Society for Psychical Research (2015) 79 No. 4: 193-200
by Rupert Sheldrake
Full Text — PDF

This study investigated whether people could tell when another person was looking directly at the same object. Participants worked in pairs. They were separated by a wall in such a way that they could not see each other, but both could see a target object such as an apple. Tests consisted of 20 trials, each lasting about 10 seconds. One of the participants (the ‘looker’) either looked at the object or did not look, in a random sequence, and the other participant (the ‘guesser’) had to guess whether or not the other person was looking at the object. Altogether there were 310 tests with 6,200 trials. The total number of hits was 3,255 (52.5%), significantly above the chance level of 50% (p = 0.00003).


Is Joint Attention Detectable at a Distance? Three Automated, Internet-Based Tests

Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing (2016) 12 No.1: 34-41
by Rupert Sheldrake and Ashweeni Beeharee
Full Text — HTML / PDF

Joint attention is the shared focus of two or more individuals on the same object. The aim of this study was to find out whether people could feel when another person was looking at the same picture, and in some cases hearing the same music, at the same time, even when the participants were miles apart. Hit rates were significantly above chance.

Featured Trialogue — Ralph Abraham, Terence McKenna and Rupert Sheldrake

Morphogenetic Family Fields

A private trialogue from June 1998. Not included in a book. Do morphic fields underlie the telepathic bonds within animal and human family groups? Morphic fields between pets and owners. Morphic fields with human families. Rupert's interest in Hellinger's family field therapy. Are family field dynamics influenced by a kind of memory? Do family ancestors influence the family field memory? Healing the imbalances within family field dynamics. The therapeutic effect of consciously acknowledging unrecognised ancestors and missing family members. The need for further investigation of family fields. Mathematical models for human family fields and social group dynamics. Anthropological data on the role of the ancestors. Comparing human and bird family field models.

Upcoming Appearances

Netherlands Talks and dialogues in the G10 Festival or Economy and Philosophy

March 24-25, Westerkerk, Amsterdam
View Details

UK Workshop: Science and Spiritual Practices

April 28, Friday, London Wellbeing Festival, Olympia, London, W14 8UX, 4.00-6.00pm
View Details

US Workshop and Keynote Address: IONS 2017

July 20-23, Oakland, California
Institute of Noetic Sciences Conference: "The Science of What Connects Us" View Details