Rupert Sheldrake lectures on the Morphogenetic Field Theory
Our society is governed by the scientific disciplines of materialism. We’re taught in universities that the most fundamental component in the universe is matter while our governments spend billions of dollars on Hadron Colliders in search of the “God Particle.” Is understanding the nature of the universe all about breaking matter down to it’s smallest form?
Is that how we’ll know exactly how certain atoms and compounds form into trees and crystals, while others human beings and plants? What really tells the cells what to do? Yes, genes play a essential role in coding and synthesizing proteins, but perhaps genes are only a component in the forming of living things. What is it that truly organizes all of this information?
Rupert Sheldrake is a biochemist and physiologist with Ph.D’s from Cambridge and Harvard who served as a Research Fellow of the Royal Society. He theorizes that matter isn’t the core component in biological phenomena, but an energy field that shapes and influences self organizing systems (any living thing) at all levels of complexity. Not to be mistaken with the mainstream definition, Sheldrake has been championing his Morphogenetic Field theory as the master key in understanding how life and the universe operate.
Discussion between Terence McKenna & Rupert Sheldrake on Morphic Resonance (the collective memory of Morphic Fields)
Think of the Morphogenetic Field as architectural blueprints, providing all the plans and information to the construction of a building. In this case, the building is us, a blade of grass, or an amoeba… ANY LIVING THING. Genes serve as the workers executing the blueprints, and every class of organism has their own blueprints as the Morphogenetic Field shapes them into organization.
A radical and complicated theory, yes, but consider that Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity shows that a universal gravitational field holds all matter in the universe together. Consider Quantum Matter Theory which states that electrons and protons are all vibrations in quantum fields. Is it possible that matter actually arises from energy fields?
Sheldrake giving a Google lecture on his experiments with Morphic Fields
Sheldrake further poses that within this master field are hierarchical levels of Morphic Fields, organizing specific operations in organisms: cognition, behavior, and even societal structures (think fish in the sea or an echelon of birds). Morphic Fields impose patterns or structure on otherwise indeterminate chaotic processes.
Additionally, Morphic Fields pull from a sense memory called Morphic Resonance: The collective memory inside every sort of living thing (Instincts, inherited patterns of behavior, etc. ). It’s like Jung’s idea of the Collective Unconsciousness. The brains of organisms act more like a transmitter, receiving memory across time and bouncing it into the future.
News Report of Rupert Sheldrake being stabbing during a lecture (Sheldrake must be doing something right!)
If there is such a thing as the Morphogenetic Field, this could account for the phenomena of telepathy and the other forms of extrasensory perception. If Sheldrake is correct, then this could completely redefine how civilization views the universe as a whole! We still don’t know what dark matter or dark energy is comprised of or its true function. Could they just be another name for the Morphogenetic Field? Is the mainstream too myopic in their research? What do you believe?- Cornbluth