Videos

The Science Delusion: Why Materialism is not the Answer

Since 1981, Dr. Rupert Sheldrake has been researching morphic fields – his hypothesis about form-giving, immaterial fields which serve as a kind of blueprint for creation. Although he succeeded to find more and more evidence supporting his case, his hypothesis has been mainly rejected by the mainstream scientific community. In his lecture “The Science Delusion”, ...

Drop Into Water

The Phenomenon of Consciousness

From The Consciousness Chronicles. The phenomenon of consciousness is fundamental to our existence, yet it remains the most profound mystery we can imagine. Down through the ages, generations of scientists, philosophers, mystics and poets have gone in search for a deeper understanding of consciousness and the true nature of reality, whether through scientific research, reasoning ...

Electric Universe 2013: The Tipping Point

This is Part 1 of a talk by Sheldrake at the conference Electric Universe 2013: The Tipping Point, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Many scientists like to think that science already understands the ways of the natural world. The fundamental questions are answered, leaving only the details to be filled in. The impressive achievements of science ...

The Science Delusion @ TED

3/15 Update: The video on the TEDx YouTube channel was removed by TED. I downloaded a copy before they took it down and posted it to Vimeo (creative commons license). TED created a page where people are invited to debate the merits of their decision to remove the videos. The statement from TED reads, “After ...

BBC Belief: Interview with Professor Rupert Sheldrake

Tonight on Belief Joan Bakewell talks to Professor Rupert Sheldrake. Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and a former Research Fellow of the Royal Society. He’s worked at Clare College Cambridge and at the International Crops Research Institute in Hyderabad. During his seven years in India Professor Sheldrake studied the Upanishads, yoga and meditation but then ...

Heretics of Science: Rupert Sheldrake

Heretics of Science was a BBC series of 6 episodes from 1994 showcasing controversial theories by mavericks in mainstream science. Rupert Sheldrake is an English biochemist and plant physiologist. He is known for having proposed an unorthodox account of morphogenesis and for his research into parapsychology. His books and papers stem from his theory of ...

Collective Memory and the Habits of Nature

From the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit (APRU) lecture series at the University of London. According to the hypothesis of formative causation, all self-organizing systems, including crystals, plants and animals contain an inherent memory, given by a process called morphic resonance from previous similar systems. All human beings draw upon a collective human memory, and in ...

The Consciousness Chronicles: Rupert Sheldrake

Is consciousness produced by a complex arrangement of billions of neurons, mind emerging from the matter of the brain? Or is it embedded at the deepest level of the universe, a quantum effect? Could machines eventually become conscious? Where does creativity come from? How do we transform our consciousness? The Consciousness Chronicles is an ongoing ...

A New Science of Life: Conscious.TV

Conscious.tv is a UK based TV channel broadcasting on the Internet at www.conscious.tv. They also have programmes broadcast on satellite and cable channels in different countries. In the UK you can watch their programmes every night from 9pm to 10pm on the ‘Body In Balance’ channel which is No 275 on the Sky system. Conscious.tv ...

The Living Matrix: Rupert Sheldrake

A clip from the film, The Living Matrix – The Science of Healing, uncovers new ideas about the intricate web of factors that determine our health. “We talk with a group of dedicated scientists, psychologists, bioenergetic researchers and holistic practitioners who are finding healing potential in new places. And energetic information-based medicine looks particularly powerful. ...

The Evolution of Telepathy

Field observations have suggested that wolves and other wild animals may communicate telepathically over many miles, and surveys have shown that about 50% of dog owners and about 30% of cat owners believe that their pets may respond to their thoughts or silent commands. Among humans, apparent telepathy is most commonly reported between members of ...

Sita Sings the Blues

Sita Sings the Blues is a musical, animated personal interpretation of the Indian epic the Ramayana. The aspect of the story that I focus on is the relationship between Sita and Rama, who are gods incarnated as human beings, and even they can’t make their marriage work. And then there’s my story. I’m just an ...

Morphic Resonance and the Nature of Memory

Rupert Sheldrake proposes that nature is governed not by fixed laws, but by evolving habits. According to hypothesis of formative causation, all self-organizing systems, including crystals, organisms, and societies contain an inherit memory, given by a process called morphic resonance from previous similar systems. All human beings draw upon a collective human memory, and in ...

Glorious Accident Interview with Rupert Sheldrake

“Through no fault of our own, and by dint of no cosmic plan or conscious purpose, we have become, by the power of a glorious evolutionary accident called intelligence, the stewards of life’s continuity on earth. We did not ask for this role, but we cannot abjure it. We may not be suited to such ...

Sheldrake on Homing Pigeons

From the 1997 program Seven Experiments That Could Change World. From the cover, “Do you and your pet have a psychic link? Why is it that you can often “feel” someone staring at you? These are just some of the simple questions posed by unconventional scientist Dr. Rupert Sheldrake. The answers could very well change ...

Young Indiana Jones, Freud, Jung and Adler

In Vienna, Indy becomes smitten with Princess Sophie, daughter of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand. His flustered efforts to spend time with her nearly land the Jones family in the middle of a diplomatic incident. Heartsick, Indy seeks advice from the esteemed members of the world’s first ever psychoanalytic conference, but the words of wisdom offered ...

The Modern Conflict Between Science and Nature

Is beauty an aesthetic creation by God for human consumption or is it something more deeply rooted in nature? Why is there so much beauty in the song of birds or the feathers of the peacock? This clip is from Sheldrake’s discussion with Matthew Fox in the video, Accessing the Mystic from 2006.