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Earth Talk with Rupert Sheldrake: And Why They Work

Wednesday, 20 February, 2019 - 20:00

With Rupert Sheldrake

Due to popular demand, we have moved this Earth Talk to The Great Hall on the Dartington Estate and have added more tickets!

MANY people will be familiar with traditional practices associated with spirituality such as fasting, praying and observing holy days.  But what can we learn from practices not normally thought of as spiritual such as participation in sports, learning from animals and psychedelic experiences, as well as more traditional practices like fasting, praying, observing holy days and being kind. He asks why these practices work. Are their effects ‘all inside the brain’ and essentially illusory? Or can we really make contact with forms of consciousness greater than our own? In this Earth Talk Rupert Sheldrake will explain why he believes we can. 

He will discuss his new book, Ways to Go Beyond, in which he looks at seven spiritual practices that are transformative and have scientifically measurable effects.  All provide ways of going beyond our everyday states of mind into a sense of a greater conscious presence, bliss, fuller understanding, or deep connectedness.  In this sequel to Science and Spiritual Practices, Sheldrake writes as both a scientist and a spiritual explorer.

Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. is a biologist and author of more than 85 scientific papers and 12 books, including The Science Delusion and Science and Spiritual Practices. He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge and a Research Fellow of the Royal Society, and is now a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, in Petaluma, California, and of Schumacher College. From 2005 to 2010 he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick project for research on unexplained human and animal abilities, funded by Trinity College, Cambridge.

Join Us:

Venue: The Great Hall, Dartington Hall Estate, Dartington
Date: Wednesday 20 February, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm
Entrance: £5.00/£4.00 Concession

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