Science and Spiritual Practices

  • by Rupert Sheldrake
  • Narrated by Rupert Sheldrake
  • 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

By the author of The Science Delusion, a detailed account of how science can authenticate spirituality.
In this pioneering audiobook, Rupert Sheldrake shows how science helps validate seven practices on which all religions are built and which are part of our common human heritage:


Meditation
Gratitude
Connecting with nature
Relating to plants
Rituals
Singing and chanting
Pilgrimage
Holy places

The effects of spiritual practices are now being investigated scientifically as never before, and many studies have shown that religious and spiritual practices generally make people happier and healthier. Rupert Sheldrake summarises the latest scientific research on what happens when we take part in these practices and suggests ways that listeners can explore these fields for themselves.
For those who are religious, Science and Spiritual Practices will illuminate the evolutionary origins of their own traditions and give a new appreciation of their power. For the nonreligious, this book will show how the core practices of spirituality are accessible to all, even if they do not subscribe to a religious belief system.
This is a book for anyone who suspects that in the drive towards radical secularism, something valuable has been left behind. Rupert Sheldrake believes that by opening ourselves to the spiritual dimension, we may find the strength to live more wholesome and fulfilling lives.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

What I expected to be.

Was awesome and it is always a pleasure to listen a book from the voice of it author.
It should exist more books about these themes, with respected people focusing on fringe subjects. Anthony Peake, Daniel Quinn, Terrence McKenna, Joseph Atwill, Noam Chomsky or Robert Waggoner are good examples on completely different fields.
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- Tiago

Good but a little short.

Will listen to this again, refreshing to hear a different world view from a more holistic view point, and the more robust view that we understand very little about this Universe, a good place to start learning!
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- Mike

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-11-2017
  • Publisher: Coronet