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S2E01 The Truth behind Science and Spiritual Practice with Rupert Sheldrake

Aug 28, 2018

We live in a tremendously interesting time. A time when the line
between science and spirituality are blurring and we are
cultivating the “proof” that spiritual practices that have been in
place since the beginning of time are actually valid and powerful
ways to harness a greater sense of meaning, access to greater
health and even expanding states of awareness and creativity.

The effects of spiritual practices are now being investigated
scientifically as never before, and many studies have shown that
religious and spiritual practices generally make people happier and
healthier. In this Quantum Conversation, Rupert Sheldrake, the
botanist who has, over the span of his career, made evolutionary
biologists and other scientist very nervous by suggesting that
evolution and life itself may be more conscious and deliberate than
we previously thought.

In his new book, Science and Spiritual Practices: Transformative
Experiences and Their Effects on Our Bodies, Brains, and Health,
Sheldrake shows how science helps validate seven practices on which
many religions are built, and which are part of our common human
heritage.

Join us as we talk about the science of meditation, gratitude,
connecting with nature, relating to plants, rituals, singing and
chanting, and pilgrimage and holy places.