This talk was filmed at an Advaya Initiative event in November 2016, ‘Shifting Outlooks’. Rupert Sheldrake spoke alongside Peter Owen Jones & Martin Shaw to look at the ecological challenges we face and how we can shift our outlook to engage with lifestyles that place our individual, social and environmental well being at the centre of life.
Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of more than 80 scientific papers and 14 books (seven of them in collaboration with other authors). He was among the top 100 Global Thought Leaders for 2013, as ranked by the Duttweiler Institute, Zurich, Switzerland’s leading think tank. Sheldrake is known both for pioneering research in plant biology (on the plant hormone auxin and apoptosis), and for his unconventional scientific hypotheses. He is especially known for his theories and research on ‘morphic resonance’ and morphogenetic fields, unexplained abilities of animals and humans, and for discussions of science, philosophy, parapsychology, religion and spirituality. His work has focused on broadening the research agendas of today’s natural sciences, and enabling constructive dialogues between these different fields.