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Rupert Sheldrake | Consciousness within the Universe | In-Centre

29 April.7:00 pm-8:30 pm

An Evening of Mediumship with Fredrik and Ewan

Consciousness within the Universe: The Revival of Panpsychism

Rupert Sheldrake

29th April 2022 | 7.00pm until 8.30pm | £12/£15 | In-Centre


Panpsychism is Universal Consciousness 

Traditional societies, including those in medieval Europe, saw the entire universe as alive and conscious.


Since the emergence of modern science in the 17th century, the universe and everything in it has been treated as unconscious, mechanical and purposeless.  According to the currently dominant scientific paradigm of mechanistic materialism, consciousness is confined to the insides of human heads in an otherwise inanimate universe. 


However, within philosophy and neuroscience, there is a growing move towards this panpsychist view of nature, once again seeing consciousness as inherent in all self-organising systems including electrons and the universe as a whole; stars and galaxies may have their own minds and purposes, including the sun. This revolutionary change in worldview reconnects us with ancient mythologies and enables us to think of our own minds as part of vastly larger realms of consciousness. 

In this talk, Dr Sheldrake will explore this idea and the concept of Consciousness within the universe. 


Fredrik Haglund Medium

About Rupert Sheldrake

Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author of more than 90 technical papers and nine books, including The Science Delusion.  He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, where he was Director of Studies in cell biology.  He was also a Research Fellow of the Royal Society. From 2005-2010 he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project for research on unexplained human and animal abilities, funded by Trinity College, Cambridge. He is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, near San Francisco, and lives in London. His web site is www.sheldrake.org



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29 April
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
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  1. david hayen

    I live in California. Will the program be recorded with the recording forwarded to me.
    Many seminar providers do this, but I see no mention of this in your notice.

    • Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

      Hi David,

      Apologies, we are planning on recording this.

      Katie Cunningham

  2. Kelly Hillburn

    Will the panpsychism course on 4/29 be recorded? I am in the US and cannot attend live, due to my work schedule. It sounds very interesting!

    • Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

      Hi Kelly,

      Yes, we are planning on recording this. Thank you for your interest,

      Katie Cunningham


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