The Rupert Sheldrake Course

The Rupert Sheldrake course returns in June 2022. By the end of this course, you will see that many of the assumptions of science are actually open questions and that they can be illuminated by further research. This however will only occur if we go beyond the narrow framework imposed by dogmatic belief systems.

Each of the 12 weekly lectures inquire into one of the dogmas at the heart of scientific materialism. These videos have been filmed in Rupert’s home and are sent by email each Wednesday of the course.

The Rupert Sheldrake Course
June 29 – September 21, 2022

This course is produced by Advaya. Please visit their website for more information!

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Two live participant Q&A discussions are held via Zoom with Rupert Sheldrake at the start and end of the course (6 July and 21 September, 6pm BST), providing the opportunity to bring questions to Rupert and explore these ideas in more depth. Each lecture is additionally accompanied by a dedicated Discussion forum on Discord, our community collaboration platform, enabling you to connect with and by inspired by others enquiring into similar topics.

All of these materials and more will be sent by email and available in the membership area of the website for you to consult in your own time.

Rupert Sheldrake’s 80th Birthday Celebration: A Scientific and Spiritual Pilgrimage

Dr Rupert Sheldrake has been a major creative presence in science since the publication of his initial book A New Science of Life in 1981, the year he joined the Scientific and Medical Network.

We are delighted to be able to celebrate his 80th birthday with a special live programme in London (also live-streamed) including evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral, music by Jill, Cosmo and Merlin Sheldrake, and an evening wine reception.

Rupert Sheldrake’s 80th Birthday Celebration: A Scientific and Spiritual Pilgrimage
July 8, 2022
Online and In-Person

This event is hosted by The Scientific & Medical Network. Please visit their website for more information!


Science, Ecology & Spiritual Practices

People who have regular spiritual practices tend to live healthier, longer, more content lives. Science sheds new light on many spiritual practices, including pilgrimages, reconnecting with the living world, meditation, chanting, prayer, and rites of passage. Explore the entanglements between science and spirituality in a beautiful, wild setting.

In this program, we spend part of our time outdoors – in the garden, seashore and forest – connecting with the world around us and bringing together ideas with direct intuitive experience. We explore scientific and spiritual traditions through discussion, play, singing, listening, looking, thinking, and celebration. We reflect on our connections with our ancestors, human and non-human, and with the collective memory on which we all draw.

Science, Ecology & Spiritual Practices
With Rupert Sheldrake, Merlin Sheldrake and Cosmo Sheldrake
July 27 – 31, 2022
Hollyhock, Cortes Island, B.C. Canada

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IONS Fellow Dr. Rupert Sheldrake will show how his hypothesis of morphic resonance enables us to understand rituals and provides a new interpretation of memory and the survival of bodily death. Merlin will explore the ways that a deeper understanding of symbiotic relationships – between ourselves, fungi, plants, bacteria, and others – can change our understanding the planet on which we live, and the ways that we think, feel, and behave. Cosmo Sheldrake will lead us in singing and musical celebration.



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