Rupert Sheldrake

Systemic Consciousness
Morphic Resonance, Collective Memory and Family Constellations


[Day 1]
10.30 am - 11.30 am
Theme: Systemic Consciousness (Auditorium)


Dr. Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of more than 90 technical articles in scientific journals and 9 books, including “The Presence of the Past”.

He was a member of Clare College, Cambridge, where he was director of studies in cell biology and also a researcher at the Royal Society.

From 2005 to 2010, he was director of the Perrot-Warrick project for research on unexplained human and animal skills, funded by Trinity College, Cambridge.

He is currently a member of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in California and Schumacher College in Devon, England.

He lives in London.

Website: www.sheldrake.org


According to Rupert Sheldrake’s hypothesis of morphic resonance, all self-organizing systems, including crystals, organisms and societies, are organized by morphic fields that contain an inherent memory, attributed by a process called morphic resonance from previous similar systems. All species have a collective memory, from which each individual inherits and contributes. The cure depends on morphic fields, underlying the regenerative capacities of plants, animals and people. Social groups also inherit memories, as shown in family constellation therapy. Even individual memory depends more on morphic resonance than on physical memory features; we tune into our memories instead of storing them in our brains. Rupert Sheldrake will discuss some of the evidence for this hypothesis and its implications for working with family constellations.