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Ways to Go Beyond - with Rupert Sheldrake | Virtual Futures Salon

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Ace Hotel London Shoreditch (Miranda)

100 Shoreditch High Street

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E1 6JQ

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Virtual Futures presents Ruper Sheldrake in conversation on his new book 'Ways to Go Beyond And Why They Work: Seven Spiritual Practices in a Scientific Age' (Hodder & Stoughton, 2019).

To go beyond is to move into a higher state of consciousness, to a place of bliss, greater understanding, love, and deep connectedness, a realm where we finally find life's meaning - experiences for which all spiritual seekers seek.

Dr Rupert Sheldrake, writing as both a scientist and a spiritual explorer, looks at seven spiritual practices that are personally transformative and have scientifically measurable effects. He combines the latest scientific research with his extensive knowledge of mystical traditions around the world to show how we may tune into more-than-human realms of consciousness through psychedelics, such as ayahuasca, and by taking cannabis. He also shows how everyday activities can have mystical dimensions, including sports and learning from animals. He discusses traditional religious practices such as fasting, prayer, and the celebration of festivals and holy days.

Why do these practices work? Are their effects all inside brains and essentially illusory? Or can we really make contact with forms of consciousness greater than our own?

Rupert Sheldrake, a biologist and author, is best known for his hypothesis of morphic fields and morphic resonance, which leads to a vision of a living, developing universe with its own inherent memory. He worked in developmental biology at Cambridge University, where he was a Fellow of Clare College.

He was then Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), in Hyderabad, India. From 2005 to 2010 he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick project, funded from Trinity College, Cambridge.

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18:30 – 19:00: Registration & Drinks
19:00 – 20:00: In Conversation with Rupert Sheldrake
20:00 – 20:30: Audience Q&A
20:30 – Late: Book Signing & Networking

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Discounts are available for students and early career researchers. Contact info@virtualfutures.co.uk for Promo Codes.

Tickets are FREE for journalists and members of the press.

About the Book

'Ways to Go Beyond And Why They Work: Seven Spiritual Practices in a Scientific Age' is published by Hodder & Stoughton: https://www.hodder.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9781473653436

About the Venue

Situated in the heart of Shoreditch, Miranda's the living beacon beneath Ace Hotel London — a place where hotel guests and locals alike stretch twilight hours into the infinite with a near-nightly array of live music, club nights, film screenings, underplays, magazine launches, drag shows, bingo games and private parties.

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Virtual Futures (Est.1994) is a Community Interest Company (CIC).
Ticket sales help to cover the cost of filming and documentation.

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