Rupert's recent talk at the 42nd International Annual Conference of the Society for Psychical Research, 2018, Newcastle City Centre.

Popular Talks



[Also available in video] How do the principles of morphic resonance shed light on the content of psychedelic experiences? A talk at the Breaking Convention conference, June 30, 2017, University of Greenwich, London.


Rupert explores the possibility that the sun and other stars are conscious, as opposed to the usual assumption that they are unconscious and inanimate. This talk was at the Royal Geological Society in London in December 2015, to the Gaia Network.

More Talks

  • Finding God Again: The Rise of Anatheism 1 hr
  • Rupert's talk in Dartington Great Hall, Devon on January 28, 2015, about his own personal journey and about contemporary cultural, intellectual and and social movements that are leading to a rediscovery of God.

  • Memory, Morphic Resonance and the Collective Unconscious 1 hr 20 min
  • Rupert's Lecture at the UK Council for Psychotherapy on Nov 26 2014.

  • Rediscovering God 1 hr 22 min
  • Many people used to think that belief in God would disappear with the advance of science. But that has not happened, and some prominent atheists are now trying to reinvent religion. What is going on? Is the universe ultimately conscious or unconscious? And if consciousness pervades all nature, how does it work? Hollyhock, Cortes Island, Canada, August 2014.

  • A Technical Seminar on Auxin 65 min
  • The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University, May 15, 2013.

  • Science Set Free Lecture 27 min
  • Rupert's lecture at the New York Open Center, November 21, 2012.

  • The Science Delusion: Lecture and Response 1 hr 40 min
  • Rupert at Groningen University, Holland, April 20, 2012. A lecture on The Science Delusion with a response by Prof Jan-Willem Romaijn.

  • Cosmic Evolution and Continual Creativity 1hr 2min
  • The Tyndale Lecture 2008, at Lambeth Palace

  • How Skeptics Work 1 hr 4 min
  • Rupert's lecture at the SPR Study Day on Skeptics - London, October 25 2008. Read a review of the day's proceedings by Matt Colborn.

  • The Evolution of Telepathy 1 hr 8 min
  • Rupert's Keynote Address at the Towards a Science of Consciousness Conference in Tucson, Arizona - 12 April 2008.

  • What if Telepathy Really Happens? 53 min
  • Rupert's Lecture at Goldsmiths College, London, November 21st 2006

  • The Extended Mind: Social Insects 34 min
  • Are the nest-building activities of termites still harmoniously coordinated even when sensory communication is blocked by means of a barrier? This and excerpt from a workshop at the Psychology of Health, Immunity & Disease conference in Hilton Head, SC. December, 1997.

  • The Extended Mind: Revolutionary Science 58 min
  • This was the keynote address at the Psychology of Health, Immunity & Disease conference in Hilton Head, SC. December, 1997. If you are interested in the psychic pet and staring research, you'll really like this clip.

  • The Presence of the Past 28 min
  • Were there any laws of the universe at the same time of the big bang? Cambridge trained biologist Rupert Sheldrake, author of A New Science of Life and The Presence of the Past, says that all laws developed as habits over time. Thus the universe and its laws can be seen to be applied to physics, chemistry and cosmology. This audio clip is from the Thinking Allowed Series video with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove.

  • The Universal Organism 28 min
  • The so-called "laws of nature" may actually be more like habits and instincts than immutable and inviolable principles. Rupert Sheldrake, biologist and author of the controversial A New Science of Life, suggests that from this perspective all of creation may be viewed as a living organism. This ancient concept challenges the notion of the universe as a mechanism with God as the great mechanic. This audio clip is from the Thinking Allowed Series video with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove.

  • How Can Animals Predict Earthquakes? 20 min
  • Follow Rupert along with his research assistant David Brown through the streets of Assisi, Italy and Santa Cruz, California as they attempt to figure out how animals have the ability to predict earthquakes. Learn about the current research on the subject in Japan and how interested the Unites States Geological community is interested in using animals to help predict earthquakes.

  • The Relationship Between Humans & Animals 5 min
  • We need contact with animals - beginning with the ancient shamans up until today with domesticated animals like dogs and cats. Rupert explores why it may be that we need this bond and how disastrous our present situation is - where cows and pig are herded and slaughtered by the masses for indulgent consumers on their lunch breaks to McDonald's.