The Past Is Present with Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D.

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This dialogue reviews Sheldrake’s theory of “morphic resonance,” which challenges some fundamental assumptions of established science. Sheldrake offers a revolutionary alternative to the mechanistic worldview, and points toward a new understanding of the nature of life, matter and mind. One of the more profound implications of Sheldrake's account here is his suggestion that the brain may be more like a tuning system than a recording device. (hosted by Michael Toms)


Rupert Sheldrake studied natural sciences at Cambridge and philosophy at Harvard, took a Ph.D. in biochemistry at Cambridge and is the author of more than eighty scientific papers. Dr. Sheldrake is perhaps best known for his morphic field theory, which takes a fresh look at memory, habit, instinct and heredity as well as phenomena such as telepathy - aspects of human experience that are unexplained in terms of current physics.

He's the author of several books including:

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Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • Why the laws of nature may not be fixed in advance
  • What are morphogenetic fields
  • How it is easier for us to learn something that has been learned by others
  • What is the nature of remembering
  • What is the evidence that children can tune in to past lives
  • How do rituals help us to tune in to the past
Host: Michael Toms           Interview Date: 3/8/1988              Program Number: 2080