“Just as the electromagnetic field is an interface between the matter fields and the mental, psychic, and morphic aspects of ourselves as human beings, so the electromagnetic field could be playing a similar role in the mental structure of the soul of the world.”
Rupert Sheldrake hypothesis of “formative causation,” is detailed in several of his papers and books. In a nutshell, he suggests that memory is inherent in nature, and therefore concludes that the “laws of nature” are actually more like habits.
Based on his research in developmental biology, an in-depth study of Darwin’s work on the habits of organisms, and focusing especially on plant development, he concluded that morphogenesis (the growth of form from a single cell embryo) depends on organizing fields.
Molecular biology has revealed much about how genes work, but still has not explained how form is determined on the molecular level. In other words, how do identical cell types differentiate between forming an arm versus a leg? Sheldrake suggests that morphogenetic fields – that are constantly evolving - impose patterns on otherwise random or indeterminate patterns of activity.
He suggests that these organizing fields, or patterns, are inherited through what he calls, “morphic resonance,” a collective and instinctual memory. Additionally, he suggests that individuals follow and contribute to a collective species-wide memory. This allows for the quick dispersal of new patterns of behavior, and he cites evidence in the way lab rats learn the same trick faster as the same experiment is repeated around the world; or the way Bluebit birds learned to steal cream from milk bottles throughout Europe, even after a 10-year break in mild bottle deliveries during WWII.
If morphic resonance exists, then the repercussions are great. It can explain the coherence of social groups, like schools of fish and flocks of birds that move together as if one being. Additionally, morphic resonance can explain why similar myths have been incorporated into diverse geographicly located indigenous cultures and religions.
In his book, The Presence of the Past, Sheldrake discusses how the natural selection of habits can be seen as an essential part of any integrated theory of evolution in all fields – biological, chemical, physical, cosmic, social, mental, cultural, and perceptual (including language.)
In fact, his book, The Sense of Being Stared At, discusses how morphic fields affect perception to the extent that he offers a new theory of vision based on a series of on-going experiments.
Morphic fields also explain the common experience of telepathy that approximately 80% of the population has experienced – knowing who is calling before answering the phone. Sheldrake’s experiments offer compelling evidence that telepathy is a normal aspect of interaction, especially between beings who know each other well.
Sheldrake’s morphic resonance theory offers us inspiration for the intentional creation of a resonance field that stimulates and empowers creativity, passion, and joy. It is our desire to contribute to similar studies in resonance fields as we go about focusing our intention and attention on truly learning to thrive.
About Dr. Sheldrake:
Dr. Sheldrake is author of more than 75 scientific papers and ten books. A former Research Fellow of the Royal Society, he studied natural sciences at Cambridge University, where he was a Scholar of Clare College, took a double first class honors degree and was awarded the University Botany Prize. He then studied philosophy at Harvard University, where he was a Frank Knox Fellow, before returning to Cambridge, where he took a Ph.D. in biochemistry. He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge University, where he carried out research on the development of plants and the ageing of cells. At Clare College he was also Director of Studies in biochemistry and cell biology.
A FEW OF THE MANY SCIENTISTS INFLUENCING RESONANCE FIELD STUDIES
- Dr. Dean Radin, IONS Senior Scientist and author of Entangled Minds, 2006.
- Dr. Fred Alan Wolf
- Dr. Alain Aspect
- Dr. William A. Tiller
- Dr. Amit Goswami
- Ranan Banerji Quantum Uncertainty and Morphogenetic Fields
Dr. Yury Kronn, research scientist, inventor, theoretician, Human Rights activist and organizer. Most recently he invented the Subtle Energy Field Infusion Generator (SEFIG). SEFIG offers a unique technology that imprints Subtle Energy patterns into concentrated trace minerals to realize a significant and immediate, beneficial effect upon the body. Dr. Kronn was educated at Gorky University, one of the world's premier schools dealing with the physics of nonlinear vibration.