"The Shamanic impulse and the Shamanic experience is probably far older than that of institutional or organized religions. And it's this direct experience which I think is at the heart of all religion and all religious insight. And that's the starting point I think for all kinds of religion and it can be continually renewed through personal experience. And it's being renewed again today." - Rupert Sheldrake. [5:25 - 5:57 in the video below].
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Rupert Sheldrake, one of the worlds most innovative biologists, is best known for his theory of morphic fields and morphic resonance, which leads to a vision of a living, developing universe with its own inherent memory. He first worked in developmental biology at Cambridge University, and is currently Director of the Perrott-Warrick project.