On the 27th of February I ventured to London to attend the talk Dr Rupert Sheldrake was giving on his new book Ways To Go Beyond: And Why They Work. This podcast presents his address that evening, and the following Q&A session. The talk was given at the Meditatio Centre in Clerkenwell, which is part of The World Community for Christian Meditation.
His book, written as both a scientist and a spiritual explorer, looks at seven spiritual practices that are personally transformative and have scientifically measurable effects. He combines the latest scientific research with his extensive knowledge of mystical traditions.
Normally I write a précis about what is contained in the podcast but on this occasion I break with Sentient Seas tradition and invite the listener to come to it without such a description provided beforehand. Also in breaking convention set in previous podcasts – there is no music break in this one. It is the talk followed immediately by the Q&A session.
For me personally – Rupert’s address covered a lot of ground on mysticism, and spirituality, and I am still digesting the contents of his ideas. I have been inspired by his work since first discovering it about five years ago, and his observations wholly resonate with my own discoveries into the changes that are going on across science as a whole.
I hope you enjoy this recording as much as I appreciated the experience, and I would like to say a big thank you to Rupert for allowing me to record it and share it as a podcast. To check out more of his work visit his website at: https://www.sheldrake.org
To buy Ways To Go Beyond: And Why They Work
To find out more about the Meditatio Centre: http://meditatiocentrelondon.org