Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work

Science and Spiritual Practices

  • Rupert Sheldrake


Spiritual practices are being investigated scientifically as never before, and many of them have been shown to have measurable effects on physiology, brain activity, well-being and health.  The effects are generally beneficial. There is a wide range of spiritual practices, including meditation, prayer, rituals, pilgrimage, and even practices that are not normally thought of as spiritual, like sports, can have a spiritual dimension.  Trinitarian models of ultimate consciousness or spiritual realty make it easier to understand how such different activities can all have spiritual effects.