Rupert Sheldrake - Science and Spiritual Practices - Hodder & Stoughton

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • Hardback £20.00
    More information
    • ISBN:9781473630079
    • Publication date:02 Nov 2017
  • Downloadable audio file £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781473646841
    • Publication date:02 Nov 2017

Science and Spiritual Practices

Reconnecting through direct experience

By Rupert Sheldrake

  • E-Book
  • £P.O.R.

By the author of The Science Delusion a detailed account of how science can authenticate spirituality

In this pioneering book 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 and 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 summarizes the latest scientific research on what happens when we take part in these practices, and suggests ways that readers 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 non-religious, 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.

Biographical Notes

Dr Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of more than eighty technical papers and ten books, including A New Science of Life. He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, where he was Director of Studies in cell biology, and was also a Research Fellow of the Royal Society. From 2005-2010 he was the Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project for research on unexplained human abilities, funded from Trinity College, Cambridge. He is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in California, and a Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute in Connecticut. He is married, has two sons and lives in London. Follow Rupert on Twitter @RupertSheldrake. His web site is www.sheldrake.org

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781473630109
  • Publication date: 02 Nov 2017
  • Page count:
  • Imprint: Coronet
I thought I was undergoing a mild mid-life crisis, but after reading Rupert Sheldrake's book I realise that - despite being a lifelong non-believer - I was actually embracing various rituals employed by followers of all major world religions to bring themselves closer to their particular deity...it's fascinating to learn that the pursuits that I, and many of my peers, are embracing aren't simply badges of incipient middle-age, but proven mood-enhancers employed by all cultures throughout history. — Mail on Sunday
I have personally adopted many of the practices Rupert describes in his book and experienced more love, joy, empathy, gratitude and equanimity as a result. We are all indebted to Rupert who has tirelessly brought us deep insights from both science and spirituality. — Deepak Chopra
Urgent, vital, gently devastating, and an exhilarating read. Buy it, read it, and give it to all your friends and all acolytes of scientism. Sheldrake will help us stay alive and be more alive. We all need his help. — Charles Foster, Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, and author of Being a Beast
I love this book! Few living scientists have the courage and the verve to ask the questions Rupert does, research them, and deliver answers in language all can understand. Be prepared as you read this book for an exciting and free-ranging ride, a sort of scientific pilgrimage journeying into spiritual practices and how they have benefited and can benefit humanity. — Matthew Fox, spiritual theologian and author of Original Blessing, The Reinvention of Work, and Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our TImes
Coronet

Prayers from the Heart

Lorna Byrne
Authors:
Lorna Byrne
Coronet

Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work

Rupert Sheldrake
Authors:
Rupert Sheldrake
Hodder & Stoughton

Things My Dog Has Taught Me

Jonathan Wittenberg
Authors:
Jonathan Wittenberg

If you loved Nigel by Monty Don, you'll love this book! In this book for dog lovers everywhere, Jonathan Wittenberg says his dogs have taught him -- more than anything else -- how to appreciate the wonderful world in which we live -- and how to develop better relationships with his friends and families. In this wonderful, warm account of one man and his dog, Jonathan brings all the big themes of friendship, faithfulness, kindness, cruelty, grief, prayer and spiritual companionship to the fore, and shows us how we can learn so much from a dog's approach to life. If you're one of the 8.5 million dog owners in the UK the answer to a better way of living may already be under your roof.Jonathan Wittenberg shares with dog lovers everywhere his inability to resist the big, brown-eyed look which says, 'I'll melt your heart if you even think of going out without me', and the security he feels on a twenty-mile trek across the bleak Scottish Highlands with not a soul for a friend but his border collie.A good read if you enjoyed Think Dog: The bestselling guide to canine psychology.

Hodder & Stoughton

A Little Moment of Peace for Children

Jenny Meldrum
Authors:
Jenny Meldrum

'Your peace is a gift that draws me into your arms of love'.A Little Moment of Peace invites children to experience a short time of stillness and calm in everyday life. Amid the stressors of an ever-changing world, the need to find a moment of peace is valuable as it is necessary. This collection of beautifully illustrated books brings peace to young children who need reassurance of God's love and comfort in their lives. Each illustration is placed alongside an inspirational Bible reference which allows room for reflection and encouragement for children. Designed to enjoy through individual reading or with an older family member, this series allow parents and grandparents to read alongside their young ones to share in the experience of slowing-down and valuing the precious stillness of God's peace.

Hodder & Stoughton

Little Moments Book 2

Jenny Meldrum
Authors:
Jenny Meldrum

'Your peace is a gift that draws me into your arms of love'.A Little Moment of Peace invites children to experience a short time of stillness and calm in everyday life. Amid the stressors of an ever-changing world, the need to find a moment of peace is valuable as it is necessary. This collection of beautifully illustrated books brings peace to young children who need reassurance of God's love and comfort in their lives. Each illustration is placed alongside an inspirational Bible reference which allows room for reflection and encouragement for children. Designed to enjoy through individual reading or with an older family member, this series allow parents and grandparents to read alongside their young ones to share in the experience of slowing-down and valuing the precious stillness of God's peace.

Hodder & Stoughton

Little Moments Book 3

Jenny Meldrum
Authors:
Jenny Meldrum

'Your peace is a gift that draws me into your arms of love'.A Little Moment of Peace invites children to experience a short time of stillness and calm in everyday life. Amid the stressors of an ever-changing world, the need to find a moment of peace is valuable as it is necessary. This collection of beautifully illustrated books brings peace to young children who need reassurance of God's love and comfort in their lives. Each illustration is placed alongside an inspirational Bible reference which allows room for reflection and encouragement for children. Designed to enjoy through individual reading or with an older family member, this series allow parents and grandparents to read alongside their young ones to share in the experience of slowing-down and valuing the precious stillness of God's peace.

Hodder & Stoughton

Little Moments Book 4

Jenny Meldrum
Authors:
Jenny Meldrum

'Your peace is a gift that draws me into your arms of love'.A Little Moment of Peace invites children to experience a short time of stillness and calm in everyday life. Amid the stressors of an ever-changing world, the need to find a moment of peace is valuable as it is necessary. This collection of beautifully illustrated books brings peace to young children who need reassurance of God's love and comfort in their lives. Each illustration is placed alongside an inspirational Bible reference which allows room for reflection and encouragement for children. Designed to enjoy through individual reading or with an older family member, this series allow parents and grandparents to read alongside their young ones to share in the experience of slowing-down and valuing the precious stillness of God's peace.

Hodder & Stoughton

Little Moments Book 5

Jenny Meldrum
Authors:
Jenny Meldrum

'Your peace is a gift that draws me into your arms of love'.A Little Moment of Peace invites children to experience a short time of stillness and calm in everyday life. Amid the stressors of an ever-changing world, the need to find a moment of peace is valuable as it is necessary. This collection of beautifully illustrated books brings peace to young children who need reassurance of God's love and comfort in their lives. Each illustration is placed alongside an inspirational Bible reference which allows room for reflection and encouragement for children. Designed to enjoy through individual reading or with an older family member, this series allow parents and grandparents to read alongside their young ones to share in the experience of slowing-down and valuing the precious stillness of God's peace.

Hodder & Stoughton

Streams of Living Water

Richard Foster
Authors:
Richard Foster
Sceptre

The Consolations of Physics (or, the Solace of Quantum)

Tim Radford
Authors:
Tim Radford
Hodder & Stoughton

R. T. Kendall: In Pursuit of His Wisdom, Did You Think to Pray?, Out of the Comfort Zone

R.T. Kendall
Authors:
R.T. Kendall

A collection of three wonderfully enriching books from the bestselling author R.T. Kendall. This bundle looks at foundational aspects of the Christian faith - from wisdom to prayer, humility to leadership. Join R. T. on the journey of a lifetime as he shows us the beauty of a life lived with God, secure in knowing the next step forward.'Wisdom is supreme - the greatest good we can seek, the most noble virtue there is, the greatest gift that is on offer and the highest plateau for living that is available in this present world.'

Coronet

Angels at My Fingertips: The sequel to Angels in My Hair

Lorna Byrne
Authors:
Lorna Byrne

Angels at My Fingertips takes us back to the territory that made Angels in My Hair a million selling, international bestseller. Stories of Lorna's early life in rural Ireland, of how angels helped and guided her through traumatic events, lead to a detailed description of what angels are like, the different types of angels, how they behave in interact with God and other angels as well as human beings, their role during our lives and after death. Angels at My Fingertips also contains an account of how Joe, her husband, who died young in Angels in My Hair returns to visit her. For the first time Lorna reveals the role of the souls of our loved ones who may return from heaven briefly to help and guide us. Information as detailed as this never been published anywhere before now.Since she went public about her unprecedented gifts, Lorna's reputation has grown. The Catholic Church is at last beginning to show recognition, asking her to speak in churches, and leading American theologian Matthew Fox has compared her to the medieval saint, Hildegard of Bingen. Her unique qualities have been recognised by leading Islamic theologians too.Lorna's last two books for have been Sunday Times number one bestsellers and Message of Hope from the Angels was also the number one bestselling MBS book in the year it was published.

Hodder & Stoughton

What We Talk about when We Talk about Faith

Peter Stanford
Authors:
Peter Stanford
Hodder & Stoughton

Philip Yancey: Soul Survivor, Prayer, Vanishing Grace

Philip Yancey
Authors:
Philip Yancey
Sceptre

Lost and Found

Jules Montague
Authors:
Jules Montague

*Irish Bestseller**Telegraph bestseller* An unforgettable book for fans of Henry Marsh and Atul Gawande about how we lose ourselves and those around us - and how we can be found again.Who do we become when our minds misbehave? If a loved one changes as a result of a brain disorder, are they still the same person? Could a brain disorder enhance your identity rather than damage it? From dementia and brain injury to sleep disorders, coma, and multiple personality disorder, leading neurologist and journalist Dr Jules Montague explores what remains of the person left behind when the pieces of their mind go missing. Along the way she answers fascinating questions about how we remember, think and behave. Why do some memories endure and others fade? Why do you sometimes forget why you went into a room? And what if rather than losing memories, your mind creates false ones - are they still yours, and do they still make you, you?'This is a book for anyone wanting to understand the human brain and personhood; it is a book for anyone with a loved one with dementia and for those of us who fear dementia... Montague takes the reader on an exquisite journey into the human brain and beyond that, to the metaphysics of personhood... Occasionally we come across a physicist or economist who, despite their subject matter, can stop you in your tracks. They reel you in without you realising. Montague is a neurologist who does exactly that. She has a rare gift: she makes her craft look simple... Throughout this book Montague displays a maturity and wisdom not always observed in clinicians or indeed any other kind of human.' Irish Times'A profoundly moving, revelatory book... Like the late Oliver Sacks, Jules Montague writes about bizarre cases. ...And yet, she is also writing about what it is to be human and the surprising fragility of our sense of self.' Daily Mail

Hodder & Stoughton

Home

Jo Swinney
Authors:
Jo Swinney

Where is Home?This question troubles many of us. We may live far from where we grew up, away from those we love or in a culture not our own. But we all need somewhere to belong, to find a sense of home in this world.Jo Swinney was born in the UK, but grew up in Portugal and France. She went to an English boarding school, did a gap year in southern Africa and in her twenties studied theology in Canada, where she met her American husband. Now back in the UK, she's had more reason than most to wonder what 'home' really means.Is home where you come from - where you live now - where the people you love are - or what?Interweaving a frank and poignant retelling of her own story with theological and psychological insights, Jo's original and authentic exploration of home in all its many and varied forms is a heartfelt call to find our home in the things that are truly of most value.

Hodder & Stoughton

The Great Mystery

Alister McGrath
Authors:
Alister McGrath
Hodder & Stoughton

Black Sheep and Prodigals

Dave Tomlinson
Authors:
Dave Tomlinson

'Very interesting, it's all about not alienating people before they even think about crossing the threshold of where you worship.' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2Do you feel more at home on the edges of faith than at the centre? Would you call yourself a bit of a black sheep? Too often Christian spirituality has been associated with conformity, or a subculture where people don't feel able to ask questions. But Dave Tomlinson, author of How to be a bad Christian, doesn't think it has to be like this; instead, our spiritual communities can be 'laboratories of the Spirit' - places where we can explore issues of faith and spirit with openness, imagination and creativity. Welcome to black sheep spirituality - where doubts and questions are an essential part of faith; where difference of opinion is a sign of a secure community; where divine revelation is embraced wherever it is found - in the arts, science and the natural world as well as religious tradition; and where faith is something that is lived and practised rather than embalmed in beliefs or ritual.'Theology for anyone and everyone' BBC Radio 2

Hodder & Stoughton

Mariner

Malcolm Guite
Authors:
Malcolm Guite
Hodder Paperbacks

The Art of Happiness

The Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler, Dalai Lama, Howard Cutler
Authors:
The Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler, Dalai Lama, Howard Cutler

In this unique and important book, one of the world's great spiritual leaders offers his practical wisdom and advice on how we can overcome everyday human problems and achieve lasting happiness.The Art of Happiness is a highly accessible guide for a western audience, combining the Dalai Lama's eastern spiritual tradition with Dr Howard C. Cutler's western perspective. Covering all key areas of human experience, they apply the principles of Tibetan Buddhism to everyday problems and reveal how one can find balance and complete spiritual and mental freedom.For the many who wish to understand more about the Dalai Lama's approach to living, there has never been a book which brings his beliefs so vividly into the real world.