How to teach prayer. A conversation with Rupert Sheldrake


Prayer, alongside meditation, is an integral part of religious traditions. God can be prayed to but also saints and angels.

In this episode of the Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogues, Rupert and Mark ask whether and why prayer is not widely discussed, how prayer can be practiced, and what prayer might be.

They share personal practices of prayer and explore the agency of angels and saints. They ask about the entities that people report encountering when using psychedelics, alongside other questions such as how to pray for people and what can be expected from prayer.

The desire to pray seems to be an almost universal human impulse. Much more might be made of it.

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