Category: Talks

What is the systemic view?

In this new series of podcasts, Abigail Peters and I have a third discussion, this time about what is meant by the systemic view. We discuss concepts such as what it means not to be an individual but part of

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Cycles of civilisations

Rupert Sheldrake and I have published the latest in our Science Set Free podcasts, discussing the rise and fall of civilisations. So where is the west in this cycle? Can the widespread sense of pending crisis – be it economic,

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"I am large, I contain multitudes."

Science Set Free On Family Constellations Rupert Shedrake and I have published the latest in our Science Set Free podcasts, discussing family constellations. We look at how we are not individuals but rather are more like nodes in networks: we

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Two new podcasts

Psychotherapy and Religion I took part in a discussion, broadcast this week, for BBC Radio 4’s Beyond Belief programme on Psychotherapy and Religion. Science Set Free On Dreams Rupert Shedrake and I have published the latest in our Science Set

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100 years of the unconscious

This month marks the centenary of Sigmund Freud’s seminal 1915 paper on the unconscious. In this episode of Science Set Free, Rupert Sheldrake and myself discuss Freud’s understanding of this dynamic, hidden part of the human psyche. We look at

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The spiritual psychology of choral evensong

To celebrate the launch of choralevensong.org, which tells you where to find the nearest celebration of this glorious, and free, experience of Anglican transcendence, Rupert Sheldrake and myself have had a conversation about liminal rites and the power of chant

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Beyond physicalism

We’ve published the latest discussion between myself and Rupert Sheldrake. They’re available as podcasts or on iTunes. There is a growing new mood in science. The grip that scientific materialism has had on the scientific imagination is beginning to loosen.

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Eros and wisdom: some recent radio

A couple of recent BBC radio 4 programmes that might be of interest: What Is Eros? Exploring Freud and Plato on our yearnings. Start the Week. Talking about ancient philosophy and Alan Watts, with Tim Lott and others.

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What the Greeks can teach us

We’ve published the latest discussion between myself and Rupert Sheldrake. They’re available as podcasts or on iTunes. We explore how the ideas and way of life of the Stoics, Platonists and others can help us today bridge supposed divides between

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The Atheist Experiment

We’ve published the latest discussion between myself and Rupert Sheldrake. They’re available as podcasts or on iTunes. In his book, Atheists: The Origin of the Species, Nick Spencer tells the story of atheism as one of protest and politics, rather

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