About Rupert

Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. At Cambridge University he 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 and From 2005 to 2010 was Director of the Perrott-Warrick project, Cambridge.

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Science and Spiritual Practices

The effects of spiritual practices are now being investigated scientifically as never before, and many studies have shown that religious and spiritual practices generally make people happier and healthier.


Animal Powers

In the late 1980s and early 1990s I explored a variety of experimental approaches for the investigation of unexplained phenomena that might help to enlarge our scientific view of the world.

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TED "Bans" the Science Delusion

On January 12th, 2013, Rupert gave a talk entitled The Science Delusion at TEDxWhitechapel.


Is The Sun Conscious?

What might a conscious star look like? Is there reason to believe it's possible? Electric Universe UK Conference, 2018.


Sacred Song, and Where to Find it

Rupert reports on an online guide to choral evensong. Published in Resurgence & Ecologist, Jan/Feb 2016.


Podcasts and Streaming Audio


Church Times Interview

"If you want to learn meditation, you can learn it online or go on courses; but if you want to learn how to pray, it’s much harder." Church Times, 23 February 2018, by Terence Handley MacMath.

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Latest Scientific Paper

Determinants of Faraday Wave-Patterns in Water Samples Oscillated Vertically at a Range of Frequencies from 50-200 Hz. Published in Water (2017) Vol 9, by Merlin Sheldrake & Rupert Sheldrake.

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Upcoming Appearances

UK Talk:
Consciousness: Parapsychology & Psychedelics

December 3
18:30 – 21:00 GMT

Rudolf Steiner House
35 Park Road
London NW1 6XT

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UK Workshop:
Ways To Go Beyond, And Why They Work
London, with Merlin and Cosmo Sheldrake

March 2
10:00 – 17:00 GMT

Friends House
173-177 Euston Road
London NW1 2BJ

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