Category: Science Set Free

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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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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The Sound of Silence

We’ve published the latest discussion between myself and Rupert Sheldrake. They’re available as podcasts or on iTunes. We discuss the transformative potential of silence, a practise integral to religious and wisdom traditions. So why is silence so important? What is

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What happens when we die

We’ve published the latest two discussions between myself and Rupert Sheldrake. They’re available as podcasts or on iTunes. In the first, we discuss our postmortem experience by thinking about what we know of being alive. Might dreams tell us something

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Anatheism and common prayer

We’ve published the latest two discussions between myself and Rupert Sheldrake. They’re available as podcasts or on iTunes. The first is on an anatheism, the notion that atheism is a phase that many people go through, as is widely recognised

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The Spiritual Senses

We’ve published the latest in the discussions between myself and Rupert Sheldrake. It’s available as a podcast or on iTunes. We discuss the idea that alongside five empirical senses, we have a range of spiritual senses that respond to pattern,

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