Franklin-Wilkins Building, King’s College, London, Stamford Street, London SE1 8WA
Friday 17th November 2017, 7:00-9:00 pm
Chaired by David Lorimer
Science and Spiritual Practices
Science is now transcending the materialist philosophy, and pointing towards a new sense of a living world. Meanwhile, scientific studies of a range of spiritual practices reveal that they have remarkable benefits for health of mind and body, and give a greater sense of connection with the more-than-human world. In his talk Rupert Sheldrake will discuss several practices including meditation, gratitude, rituals and pilgrimage and show how these are available to people of all religions and none. We are on the threshold of a major spiritual revival.
Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. is a biologist and author of more than 85 scientific papers and 11 books, including The Science Delusion. His new book Science and Spiritual Practices is due to be published on November 2. 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, in Dartington, Devon. His website is www.sheldrake.org