Rupert Sheldrake PhD – Is the Sun Conscious?


If we think of nature as alive rather than unconscious and mechanical, then many new questions arise. We are all familiar with the idea of Gaia, the earth, as a living organism, but what about the sun? And if the sun is alive, is it conscious? And if so, what does it think about? And what about other stars, and indeed the entire galaxy? Rupert Sheldrake will suggest that that the sun is indeed a conscious organism.
Rupert Sheldrake, PhD is a biologist and author of more than 80 scientific papers and 11 books, including The Science Delusion. His web site is
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