Morphic Resonance in Mantras, Rituals and Festivals

Morphic Resonance in Mantras, Rituals and Festivals

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 19:00 to 20:30
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Rupert Sheldrake sheds new light on these spiritual practices

According to Rupert Sheldrake’s hypothesis of morphic resonance, organisms and societies are organized by morphic fields which contain an inherent memory, given by a process called morphic resonance from previous similar systems. All species have collective memories. These principles apply to the resonant patterns set up by chanting mantras, and by taking part in rituals and festivals, which set up resonant connections across time and across generations. Rupert will show how morphic resonance sheds a new light on these spiritual practices, as well as on myths and archetypes.

About the speaker, Rupert Sheldrake

Rupert Sheldrake PhD is a biologist and author of more than a hundred technical papers and nine books, including The Science Delusion (called Science Set Free in the US).

He studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge and the History and Philosophy of Science at Harvard. As a fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, he was Director of Studies in Cell Biology, and was also a research fellow of the Royal Society. He worked at the University of Malaya on tropical ferns, and in Hyderabad, India, as Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). In India, he also lived for two years in the ashram of Fr Bede Griffiths in Tamil Nadu. From 2005-2010, he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project for the study of unexplained human and animal abilities, funded fromTrinity College, Cambridge.

He is currently a fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in California, of Schumacher College in Dartington, England and of the Temenos Academy in London. He lives in London and is married to Jill Purce, with whom he has two sons, Merlin, a mycologist and author of the bestselling book Entangled Life, and Cosmo, a musician.

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