Category: Science Set Free

Belief in angels

Rupert Shedrake and I have published the latest in our Science Set Free podcasts, discussing belief in angels. Recent studies suggest that a third of people in the UK believe in guardian angels, and nearly three quarters of Americans believe

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Original participation

Rupert Shedrake and I have published the latest in our Science Set Free podcasts, discussing the notion of original participation. How do you experience the cosmos? Did people in the past experience such participation differently? Do mystics enjoy a type

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Who was Jesus?

Rupert Shedrake and I have published the latest in our Science Set Free podcasts, discussing who Jesus was. Jesus saves, it is often said. But what does that mean? Is it an objectionable notion, implying a bloodthirsty God? We explore

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The new New Atheism

Rupert Shedrake and I have published the latest in our Science Set Free podcasts, discussing the Sunday Assembly, also known as the atheist church. It’s widely recognised that popular atheism is changing fast. It’s moving into a more constructive phase

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The Essence of Christianity

Rupert Shedrake and I have published the latest in our Science Set Free podcasts, discussing the essence of Christianity. Now is a good moment to assess the essence of Christianity, to consider what lies at its heart. as we live

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Is the Sun Conscious?

Rupert Shedrake and I have published the latest in our Science Set Free podcasts, discussing the significance of the Sun. When you look into the blue sky on a sunny day do you glimpse a ball of nuclear fire or,

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The Meaning of Rituals

Rupert Shedrake and I have published the latest in our Science Set Free podcasts, discussing the meaning of rituals. Human life is full of rituals, from shaking hands to venerating relics. But how do rituals work, how do they convey

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Can there be a secular Buddhism?

Rupert Shedrake and I have published the latest in our Science Set Free podcasts, discussing the emergence of secular Buddhism. Until relatively recently, Buddhism was a specialist interest in the west. Now, secular forms of Buddhism, in the shape of

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Why is there something not nothing?

Rupert Shedrake and I have published the latest in our Science Set Free podcasts, discussing why there is something not nothing. This ancient question has resurfaced in modern science and atheism. The discovery of the Big Bang as a beginning

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Cycles of civilisations

Rupert Shedrake 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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