Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world’s most innovative biologists and writers, is best known for his theory of morphic fields and morphic resonance which is explains leads to a vision of a living, developing universe with its own inherent memory. He explains, “I propose that memory is inherent in nature. Most of the so-called laws of nature are more like habits. A baby giraffe, for example, grows by memory. Detailed explanations can be found on my website and in my books.”
Rupert has also carried out numerous experiments with telepathy. “I believe anyone can communicate telepathically, however every human ability differs, so some people will be more sensitive to telepathy than others. There are several tests on my website where people can test their abilities. The results are above chance. My book ‘Dogs who know when their Owners are Coming Home’ is about how animals and people communicate telepathically. 60% of dogs get it right and 30% of cats.”
Interestingly, Rupert adds that he doesn’t believe that cats are less intelligent just less interested.
“I have always been preoccupied with living things. Being outdoors is very important to me. I walk on Hampstead Heath every day and love the feeling of being outdoors. And I love walking in Wales. The Wye Valley is particularly beautiful; I was there recently giving a talk to the Living Willow Company. My own London garden is too small and shady to grow my own vegetables although I do grow tomatoes and chillies. I love ferns and also grow a lot of flowers. I would definitely grow more if I had the space.
In Rupert’s book, The Science Delusion, he says, “Science is being held back by dogmatic views. I turn the 10 dogmas of material into questions, like ‘Is matter unconscious?’ I love the open ended dialogues; they are a very creative form and events such as Hay Festival are great places to have them.”
Find out more at www.sheldrake.org.