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August 28, 2018 44 min

We live in a tremendously interesting time. A time when the line between science and spirituality are blurring and we are cultivating the “proof” that spiritual practices that have been in place since the beginning of time are actually valid and powerful ways to harness a greater sense of meaning, access to greater health and even expanding states of awareness and creativity.

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. In this Quantum Conversation, Rupert Sheldrake, the botanist who has, over the span of his career, made evolutionary biologists and other scientist very nervous by suggesting that evolution and life itself may be more conscious and deliberate than we previously thought.

In his new book, Science and Spiritual Practices: Transformative Experiences and Their Effects on Our Bodies, Brains, and Health, Sheldrake shows how science helps validate seven practices on which many religions are built, and which are part of our common human heritage.

Join us as we talk about the science of meditation, gratitude, connecting with nature, relating to plants, rituals, singing and chanting, and pilgrimage and holy places.

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