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Morphic Fields & Morphic Resonance


Rupert Sheldrake, an innovative and controversial biologist, is revolutionizing scientific thinking with his vision of a living, developing universe with its own inherent memory. He is most noted for his Hypothesis of Formative Causation involves morphic fields and morphic resonance by which the past shapes current biological and mental structures and processes.

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Morphic Fields & Morphic Resonance

An introduction to morphic fields, morphic resonance and other areas of Sheldrake's interests and research

Frequently Asked Questions

Hypothesis of formative causation; existence of morphic fields; how the theory differs from the traditional mechanistic explanations of morphogenesis; what skeptics say

The Sense of Being Stared At

Sheldrake says scientific exploration of such common experiences could lead to a new understanding of human and animal minds -- if the prevailing scientific worldview could overcome its dogmatic hostility toward this line of inquiry.

Worth Noting

The Extended Mind-Recent Experimental

We have been brought up to believe that the mind is located inside the head. But there are good reasons for thinking that this view is much too limited. Recent experimental results show that people can influence others at a distance just by looking at them, even if they look from behind and if all sensory clues are eliminated. And people's intentions can be detected by animals from miles away. But perhaps the commonest kind of non-local interaction mental influence occurs in connection with telephone calls, where most people have had the experience of thinking of someone shortly before they ring, or knowing who is calling when the phone starts ringing. Recent experiments on telephone telepathy have given highly significant positive results. So have experiments on email telepathy. Rupert Sheldrake will show how his hypothesis of morphic fields and morphic resonance could provide a new way of understanding the extended mind, and of going beyond the usual mind/brain problem. [Abstract, Microsoft Lecture]

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