Rupert Sheldrake on Materialist Assumptions (#90) By Jacob Kyle Posted on February 19, 2019 #Research#Spirituality About the Guest Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author of more than eighty-five technical papers and eight books, including Science and Spiritual Prcatices, and the co-author of six books. He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge University, a Research Fellow of the Royal Society, and a Frank Know Fellow at Harvard. He worked in India as Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute ICRISAT, and also lived for two years in the Benedictine ashram of Fr Bede Griffiths in Tamil Nadu. From 2005-2010, he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project for the study of unexplained human and animal abilities, funded from Trinity College, Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and of Schumacher College in Devon, England. He lives in London and is married to Jill Purce, with whom he has two sons. His web site is www.sheldrake.org. In this episode, we discuss: Obstacles to the science of spiritual practice – limitations of a materialist¬†viewEngagement with the Indian tradition and how it helped him return to ChristianityIntention of a pilgrimage and how it differs from being a touristThe interplay of form and energy and the common ground with a¬†Trinitarian viewHuman genome project – what we know and don’t know (e.g.¬†shape, form, instincts)The brain as a mediator and not the causeHis book Science and Spiritual Practices and how science helps validate seven practices on which all religions are built and spiritual practices in a secular world Take the podcast with you Subscribe in your favourite app Read more like this #Ethics #Spirituality Cornel West on Spiritual Citizenship (#137) In this interview with Dr. Cornel West, originally a keynote event from our July 2021 Spiritual Citizenship Online Conference, co-host for the conference, Oneika Mays, explores the relationship between Cornel West’s spiritual and religious commitments and his political activism. By Jacob Kyle #Philosophy #Psychology #Research Positive Neuroplasticity: The Neuroscience of Minduflness The function of the nervous system is to process information, and the brain is constantly changing – both functionally and structurally – due to the information coursing through it. By Rick Hanson #MindBody Studies #Research #Social Justice Queering / Querying the Body: Sensation and Curiosity in Disrupting Body Norms Queering/querying the body provides a means for disrupting social norms of the body; not by expanding the repertoire of socially acceptable bodily expressions, but by working to disable the act of body norming itself. By Rae Johnson #Psychology #Research Healing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Kundalini Yoga and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy PTSD is a body/mind illness diagnosed in military and civilian populations worldwide. By Julie K. Staples Ph.D.