Join IONS Fellow Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, as he discusses the process of morphic resonance and how it plays into our inherent memory and systems. According to his hypothesis of formative causation, all self-organizing systems, including crystals, organisms, and societies are organized by morphic fields which contain an inherent memory. This is given by the previously mentioned process of morphic resonance from previous similar systems. By this process, all human beings draw upon a collective human memory, similar to Jung’s collective unconscious, and in turn contribute to it.
As part of this event, Rupert will discuss how even individual memory depends on morphic resonance rather than on physical memory traces stored within the brain. Attempts by neuroscientists to locate memory traces in brains have failed over and over again, probably because they are not there. If memories are not stored in brains, then they need not be destroyed at death when the brain decays. Social groups also carry memories in their organizing fields, which may underlie family patterns that recur over the generations, and morphic resonance makes family constellation therapy easier to understand.
Morphic Resonance and Memory
May 15, 2023
11:30 am – 1:30 pm, PDT
This event is hosted by the Scientific & Medical Network. Please visit their event page for more information!