In Science Set Free (originally published to acclaim in the UK as The Science Delusion), Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows the ways in which science is being constricted by assumptions that have, over the years, hardened into dogmas. Such dogmas are not only limiting, but dangerous for the future of humanity.
According to these principles, all of reality is material or physical; the world is a machine, made up of inanimate matter; nature is purposeless; consciousness is nothing but the physical activity of the brain; free will is an illusion; God exists only as an idea in human minds, imprisoned within our skulls.
But should science be a belief-system, or a method of enquiry? Sheldrake shows that the materialist ideology is moribund; under its sway, increasingly expensive research is reaping diminishing returns while societies around the world are paying the price.
In the skeptical spirit of true science, Sheldrake turns the ten fundamental dogmas of materialism into exciting questions, and shows how all of them open up startling new possibilities for discovery.
Science Set Free will radically change your view of what is real and what is possible.
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How do cats know when it's time to go to the vet, even before the cat carrier comes out? How do dogs know when their owners are returning home at unexpected times? How can horses find their way back to the stable over completely unfamiliar terrain?
After five years of extensive research involving thousands of people who have pets and work with animals, Dr. Sheldrake proves conclusively what many pet owners already know: there is a strong connection between humans and animals that defies present-day scientific understanding. Sheldrake compellingly demonstrates that we and our pets are social animals linked together by invisible bonds connecting animals to each other, to their owners, and to their homes in powerful ways. His provocative ideas about these social, or morphic, fields explain the uncanny behavior often observed in pets and help provide an explanation for amazing animal behavior in the wild, such as migration and homing.
Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home not only provides fascinating insight into animal, and human, behavior, but also teaches us to question the boundaries of conventional scientific thought, and shows that the very animals who are closest to us have much to teach us about biology, nature, and consciousness.
• Explains how past forms and behaviors of organisms determine those of similar organisms in the present through morphic resonance
• Reveals the nonmaterial connections that allow direct communication across time and space
When A New Science of Life was first published the British journal Nature called it “the best candidate for burning there has been for many years.” The book called into question the prevailing mechanistic theory of life when its author, Rupert Sheldrake, a former research fellow of the Royal Society, proposed that morphogenetic fields are responsible for the characteristic form and organization of systems in biology, chemistry, and physics--and that they have measurable physical effects. Using his theory of morphic resonance, Sheldrake was able to reinterpret the regularities of nature as being more like habits than immutable laws, offering a new understanding of life and consciousness.
In the years since its first publication, Sheldrake has continued his research to demonstrate that the past forms and behavior of organisms influence present organisms through direct immaterial connections across time and space. This can explain why new chemicals become easier to crystallize all over the world the more often their crystals have already formed, and why when laboratory rats have learned how to navigate a maze in one place, rats elsewhere appear to learn it more easily. With more than two decades of new research and data, Rupert Sheldrake makes an even stronger case for the validity of the theory of formative causation that can radically transform how we see our world and our future.
• Shows that unexplained human abilities--such as the sense of being stared at and phone telepathy--are not paranormal but normal, part of our biological nature
• Draws on more than 5,000 case histories, 4,000 questionnaire responses, and the results of experiments carried out with more than 20,000 people
• Reveals that our minds and intentions extend beyond our brains into the world around us and even into the future
Nearly everyone has experienced the feeling of being watched or had their stare result in a glance in their direction. The phenomenon has been cited throughout history in nearly every culture, along with other commonplace “paranormal” occurrences such as premonitions and telepathy.
In this newly updated edition, Sheldrake shares his more than 25 years of research into telepathy, the power of staring, remote viewing, precognition, and animal premonitions. Drawing on more than 5,000 case histories, 4,000 questionnaire responses, and the results of experiments on staring, thought transference, phone telepathy, and other phenomena carried out with more than 20,000 people as well as reports and data from dozens of independent research teams, Sheldrake shows that these unexplained human abilities--such as the sense of being stared at--are not paranormal but normal, part of our biological nature. He reveals that telepathy depends on social bonds and traces its evolution from the connections between members of animal groups such as flocks, schools, and packs. Sheldrake shows that our minds and intentions extend beyond our brains into our surroundings with invisible connections that link us to each other, to the world around us, and even to the future.
“Three fine thinkers take us plunging into the universe of chaos, mind, and spirit. Instead of leaving us lost, they bring us back with startling insights and more wonder than we knew we had.” —Matthew Fox, Original Blessing and Sheer Joy
"A jam-session of the mind, an intellectual movable feast, an on-going conversation that began over twenty years ago and remains as lively and relevant today as it ever was. Sadly, Terence had to leave the conversation a little earlier than planned. But the appearance of this book of trialogues at this critical, historical juncture is a reaffirmation of the potency of the optimistic vision that the trialogues express." —Dennis McKenna, brother of the late Terence McKenna
Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of many books including The Sense of Being Stared At, And Other Aspects of the Extended Mind. Ralph Abraham is a mathematician, one of the pioneers of chaos theory and the author of several books including Chaos, Gaia, Eros: A Chaos Pioneer Uncovers the Three Great Streams of History. The late Terence McKenna was a scholar of shamanism, ethno-botanist, psychedelic researcher and author of many books including Food of the Gods and True Hallucinations.
• Includes new evidence and research in support of the theory of morphic resonance
• Explores the major role that morphic resonance plays not just in animal instincts and cultural inheritance but also in the larger process of evolution
• Shows that nature is not ruled by fixed laws but by habits and collective memories
In this fully revised and updated edition of The Presence of the Past, Cambridge biologist Rupert Sheldrake lays out new evidence and research in support of his controversial theory of morphic resonance and explores its far-reaching implications in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and sociology.
His theory proposes that all self-organizing systems, from crystals to human society, inherit a collective memory that influences their form and behavior. This collective memory works through morphic fields, which organize the bodies of plants and animals, coordinate the activities of brains, and underlie conscious mental activity. Sheldrake shows how all human beings draw upon and contribute to a collective human memory and that even our individual recollections depend on morphic resonance rather than physical storage in the brain. He explores the major role that morphic resonance plays not just in animal instincts and cultural inheritance, such as religion and ritual, but also in the larger process of evolution, which Sheldrake shows to be more an interplay of habit and creativity than a mere “survival of the fittest.”
Offering a replacement for the outdated, mechanistic worldview that has dominated biology since the nineteenth century, Sheldrake’s new understanding of life, matter, and mind shows that rather than being ruled by fixed laws, nature is essentially habitual. And because memory is inherent in nature, he explains, in order to survive successfully for generations to come, we will have to give up our old habits of thought and adopt new ones: habits that are better adapted to life in a world living in the presence of the past--as well as the presence of the future.
Michael Shermer is Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine and the author of numerous books including Skeptic.
Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of ten books including his most recent, Science Set Free, which challenges scientific dogma.
"Rupert Sheldrake continues to chart a new course in our understanding of the non-local mind that connects all of us."—Deepak Chopra
Many people believe in angels, but few can define these enigmatic spirits. Now visionary theologian Matthew Fox and acclaimed biologist Rupert Sheldrake—pioneers in modern religious thinking and scientific theory—launch a groundbreaking exploration into the ancient concept of the angel and restore dignity, meaning, and joy to our time-honored belief in these heavenly beings.
• Looks at animal telepathy and the ability of pigeons to home.
• Proves the point that "big questions don't need big science".
• Noted scientist Rupert Sheldrake is a former research fellow of the Royal Society.
• New Edition with an Update on Results.
How does your pet "know" when you are coming home? How do pigeons "home"? Can people really feel a "phantom" amputated arm? These questions and more form the basis of Sheldrake's look at the world of contemporary science as he puts some of the most cherished assumptions of established science to the test. What Sheldrake discovers is that certain scientific beliefs are so widely taken for granted that they are no longer regarded as theories but are seen as scientific common sense. In the true spirit of science, Sheldrake examines seven of these beliefs. Refusing to let intellectual dogmatism influence his search for the truth, Sheldrake presents simple experiments that allow the curious and the skeptical to join in his journey of discovery. His experiments look at how scientific research is often biased against unexpected patterns that emerge and how a researcher's expectations can influence the results. He also examines the taboo of taking pets seriously and explores the question of human extrasensory perception. Perhaps most important, he questions the notion that science must be expensive in order to achieve important results, showing that inexpensive methods can indeed shake the very foundations of science as we know it.
In this compelling and intelligent book, Sheldrake offers no preconceived wisdom or easy answers--just an open invitation to explore the unknown, create new science, and perhaps, even change the world.
· Connecting with nature
· Relating to plants
· Singing and chanting
· Pilgrimage and holy places.
The effects of spiritual practices are now being investigated scientifically as never before, and many studies have shown that religious and spiritual practices generally make people happier and healthier.
Rupert Sheldrake summarizes the latest scientific research on what happens when we take part in these practices, and suggests ways that readers can explore these fields for themselves. For those who are religious, Science and Spiritual Practices will illuminate the evolutionary origins of their own traditions and give a new appreciation of their power. For the non-religious, this book will show how the core practices of spirituality are accessible to all, even if they do not subscribe to a religious belief system.
This is a book for anyone who suspects that in the drive towards radical secularism, something valuable has been left behind. Rupert Sheldrake believes that by opening ourselves to the spiritual dimension we may find the strength to live more wholesome and fulfilling lives.
• A wide-ranging investigation of the ecology of inner and outer space, the role of chaos theory in the dynamics of human creation, and the rediscovery of traditional wisdom.
In this book of "trialogues," the late psychedelic visionary and shamanologist Terence McKenna, acclaimed biologist and originator of the morphogenetic fields theory Rupert Sheldrake, and mathematician and chaos theory scientist Ralph Abraham explore the relationships between chaos and creativity and their connection to cosmic consciousness. Their observations call into question our current views of reality, morality, and the nature of life in the universe. The authors challenge the reader to the deepest levels of thought with wide-ranging investigations of the ecology of inner and outer space, the role of chaos in the dynamics of human creation, and the resacralization of the world. Among the provocative questions the authors raise are: Is Armageddon a self-fulfilling prophecy? Are we humans the imaginers or the imagined? Are the eternal laws of nature still evolving? What is the connection between physical light and the light of consciousness?
Part ceremony, part old-fashioned intellectual discussion, these trialogues are an invitation to a new understanding of what Jean Houston calls "the dreamscapes of our everyday waking life."
Drawing on the wisdom and experience of 150 scientists, social leaders, and entrepreneurs, including Brian Arthur, Rupert Sheldrake, Buckminster Fuller, Lao Tzu, and Carl Jung, Presence is both revolutionary in its exploration and hopeful in its message. This astonishing and completely original work goes on to define the capabilities that underlie our ability to see, sense, and realize new possibilities—in ourselves, in our institutions and organizations, and in society itself.
• Shares insights from the author’s discussions with Terence McKenna, Edgar Mitchell, Rupert Sheldrake, Deepak Chopra, Candace Pert, and others
• Investigates the role of psychedelics in lucid dreaming, sex and pleasure enhancement, morphic field theory, the survival of consciousness, encounters with nonhuman beings, and the interface between science and spirituality
For as long as humanity has existed, we have used psychedelics to raise our levels of consciousness and seek healing--first in the form of visionary plants such as cannabis and now with the addition of human-created psychedelics such as LSD and MDMA. These substances have inspired spiritual awakenings, artistic and literary works, technological and scientific innovation, and even political revolutions. But what does the future hold for humanity--and can psychedelics help take us there?
Sharing insights from his discussions with luminaries such as Terence McKenna, Edgar Mitchell, Candace Pert, Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, Jerry Garcia, Albert Hofmann, Annie Sprinkle, and Rupert Sheldrake, author David Jay Brown explores the revelations brought about through his psychedelic experiences and his work with visionaries of the psychedelic and scientific communities. He investigates the role of psychedelics in lucid dreaming, time travel, sex and pleasure enhancement, morphic field theory, the survival of consciousness after death, encounters with nonhuman beings, and the interface between science and spirituality. Examining the ability of psychedelic drugs to incite creativity, neurogenesis, and the evolution of consciousness, he explains that they are messengers from the plant world designed to help elevate our awareness and sense of interconnectedness.
Revealing not only what psychedelics can teach us about ourselves and the world around us, Brown also shows how they are preparing humanity for a future of enlightened minds and worlds beyond our solar system.
• Examines research on consciousness, quantum physics, animal and plant intelligence, emotional fields, Kirlian photography, and the effects of thoughts, emotions, and music on water
• Reveals the connections between the work of Ervin Laszlo on the Akashic field, Rupert Sheldrake on morphogenetic fields, Richard Gerber on vibrational medicine, and Masaru Emoto on the memory of water
DNA dictates the physical features of an organism. But what dictates how something grows--from the division of cells in a human being to the fractal patterns of a crystal?
Massimo Citro reveals that behind the complex world of Nature lies a basic code, a universal information field--also known as the Akashic field, which records all that was, is, and will be--that directs not only physical development and behavior but also energetic communication and interactions among all living and non-living things. The author examines research on consciousness, quantum physics, animal and plant intelligence, the power of intention, emotional fields, Kirlian photography, and the effects of thoughts, emotions, and music on water. Linking the work of Ervin Laszlo on the Akashic field, Rupert Sheldrake on morphogenetic fields, Richard Gerber on vibrational medicine, and Masaru Emoto on the memory of water, Citro shows how the universal information field connects every person, plant, animal, and mineral--a concept long known by shamans and expounded by perennial wisdom. Putting this science of the invisible to practical use, he explains his revolutionary system of vibrational medicine, known as TFF, which uses the information field to obtain the benefits of natural substances and medications in their “pure” informational form, offering side-effect-free remedies for health and well-being.
• Contains 43 essays by 19 researchers denoting cutting-edge, heretical, or suppressed scientific research, including Immanuel Velikovsky, Nikola Tesla, Rupert Sheldrake, and Masaru Emoto
• Edited by Atlantis Rising publisher, J. Douglas Kenyon
Following the model of his bestselling Forbidden History and Forbidden Religion, J. Douglas Kenyon has assembled from his bimonthly journal, Atlantis Rising, material that explores science and technology that has been suppressed by the orthodox scientific community--from the true function of the Great Pyramid and the megaliths at Nabta Playa to Immanuel Velikovsky’s astronomical insights, free energy from space, cold fusion, and Rupert Sheldrake’s research into telepathy and ESP.
There is an organized war going on in science between materialistic theory and anything that could be termed spiritual or metaphysical. For example, Masaru Emoto’s research into the energetics of water, although supported by photographic evidence, has been scoffed at by mainstream science because he has asserted that humans affect their surroundings with their thoughts. The materialism or absolute skepticism of the scientific establishment is detrimental to any scientific inquiry that thinks outside the box. This mentality is interested in preserving funding for its own projects, those that will not rock the establishment. From Tesla’s discovery of alternating current to Robert Schoch’s re-dating of the Sphinx, this book serves as a compelling introduction to the true history of alternative and New Science research.
• Offers methods to improve lucid dreaming abilities and techniques for developing superpowers in the dream realm
• Explains how to enhance dreaming with supplements, herbs, and psychedelics
• Explores the ability of lucid dreamers to communicate with the waking realm and the potential for shared lucid dreaming and access to our unconscious minds
In a lucid dream, you “awaken” within your dream and realize you are dreaming. With this extraordinary sense of awakening comes a clear perception of the continuity of self between waking and sleeping and the ability to significantly influence what happens within the dream, giving you the opportunity to genuinely experience anything without physical or social consequences. In this way, lucid dreaming offers therapeutic opportunities for fantasy fulfillment, fear confrontation, and releasing the trauma of past experiences. With development and practice, lucid dreaming can provide a powerful path to greater awareness, heightened creativity, spiritual awakening, and communication with the vast interconnected web of cosmic consciousness.
In this detailed guide to mastering the practice of lucid dreaming, David Jay Brown draws from his more than 20 years’ experience using these techniques and his interactions with dozens of experts on consciousness, physics, dreaming, and entheogens, such as Stanley Krippner, Rupert Sheldrake, Stephen LaBerge, Robert Waggoner, Dean Radin, Terence McKenna, and many others. He explores the intimate relationship between lucid dreaming, shamanic journeying, visionary plants, and psychedelic drugs and how they are used for healing and spiritual development. Offering methods for improving both lucid dreaming and shamanic journeying abilities, he explains how to enhance dreaming with oneirogens, supplements, herbs, and psychedelics and offers techniques for developing superpowers in the dream realm.
Summarizing the scientific research on lucid dreaming, Brown explores the ability of lucid dreamers to communicate with people in the waking realm and the potential for dream telepathy, shared lucid dreaming, and access to the vast unconscious regions of our minds, opening up a path that takes us beyond dreaming and waking to dreaming wide awake.
• Explores the importance of the unification of humankind and nature as it relates to creation, destruction, diversity, and the spiritual health of the world
• Contains interviews with Rupert Sheldrake, Jane Goodall, and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum, among others
Society’s attitude toward nature has changed considerably over the years. Terms pertaining to the anthropocentric paradigm of "mankind in charge," such as supervisor or owner, have been replaced by caretaker or trustee. This approach, although more appropriate, still indicates a complete separation of humankind from nature. Yet increasing numbers of people have begun to feel that they are intrinsically part of nature. This concept of unity with the natural world--that we are nature--is gaining momentum among many innovative social reformers from many diverse fields.
In Science, Soul, and the Spirit of Nature, Irene van Lippe-Biesterfeld interviews 12 respected visionary thinkers, representing all continents, about their deep connection with the earth and their views on the relationship between humanity and nature. Presented as a series of thought-provoking conversations, this book delves deeply into the many conceptions we hold about nature, showing that while many strides have been made in the area of its preservation, we must now take the next step. Each contributor adds insights into the urgent change in consciousness that we must adopt in order to heal and restore our holistic relationship with the earth that was emblematic of the first peoples--reminding us that a separation from and destruction of nature is a spiritual destruction of ourselves.
• Explains how to make symbols directly on areas of pain for quick relief, on bandages to speed healing, and on acupressure points for energy and emotional work
• Explores the use of symbols to reduce scar tissue, counteract electromagnetic pollution, balance the chakras, and cleanse toxins from the body
• Details how to transfer the energy of a symbol to water, food, jewelry, or stones for long-term treatment and prevention
Geometric symbols and signs have been drawn on the body to enhance strength and courage and stimulate the body’s powers of self-healing since prehistoric times--the most ancient evidence being the 5,000-year-old iceman “Ötzi,” found in the Alps in 1991, who had symbols tattooed over his arthritic joints. Found in indigenous societies around the globe, symbols on the body--whether drawn, painted, or tattooed--act as energy antennae, triggering healing impulses in the energy body and meridian system.
Exploring several simple methods to work with symbols for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing, Petra Neumayer and Roswitha Stark illustrate the key symbols used in this practice and reveal how to select the proper symbol or symbols for your condition. They explain how to use these signs directly on areas of pain and injury--from mosquito bites to eczema--for quick relief, on bandages to speed healing, and on acupressure points and meridians to treat more complex conditions. They explore the use of symbols to reduce scar tissue, counteract electromagnetic pollution, balance the chakras, and cleanse toxins from the body. The authors explain how, like homeopathic remedies, symbols transfer information through energetic vibration and morphic fields—the resonance between all living things, past and present, discovered by Cambridge biologist Rupert Sheldrake. They detail how to transfer the energy of a symbol to water, food, jewelry, or stones for long-term treatment and prevention. They also show how to heal animals and plants with symbols.
Bringing together traditional Chinese medicine, quantum physics, dowsing, and homeopathy, this new yet ancient practice harnesses the power of symbols to initiate healing at the very foundation of our energetic being.
• Based on years of detailed field observations, first published in 1919
• Written by the famous American naturalist who was the first to study telepathy in the wild
• Forewords by biologists Rupert Sheldrake, who has spent 15 years researching the unexplained powers of animals, and Marc Bekoff, the editor of the three-volume Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior
Many sources have commented on the silent communication abilities of pets, but never before and not since the first publication of this book in 1919 has the subject of animal telepathy in the wild been so fully researched. How Animals Talk explores the phenomenon of vocal, silent, and even motionless communication among animals. From crow talk to instant herd communication, author William J. Long theorizes that animals are much more intelligent, emotional, and moral than we have traditionally thought and that their ability to sense the presence of other living beings is an innate ability shared by humans as well. Based on many years of field observations, this classic text contains numerous examples of animal behavior that defy conventional explanation.
Long believed in the importance and validity of anecdotal evidence. He recognized the dangers of conventional research in reducing animals to mere numbers and how the cold third-person prose of scientific study can objectify animals, distancing "us" from "them." His findings on the impact of our presence on animal life--and the cost that we pay in separating ourselves from animals, who help define our place in the natural world--may be more relevant today than ever before.
Our civilization is in crisis. Overpopulation and overconsumption have jeopardized our survival and the great promises of technology have resulted in environmental disaster. This situation, says author John Broomfield, results from the serious error the Western world makes in equating one way of knowing with all ways of knowing--mistaking a thin slice of reality for the whole. Broomfield argues that the necessary wisdom to chart a new course is available to us from many sources: the sacred traditions of our ancestors; the spiritual traditions of other cultures; spirit in nature; feminine ways of being; contemporary movements for personal, social, and ecological transformation; and the very source of our current crisis, science itself. Other Ways of Knowing shows us the wisdom of other cultures who may hold the knowledge necessary to arrest our headlong race toward destruction.
From the ancient Polynesian navigational technique of remote viewing to the formative causation theory of Rupert Sheldrake, Other Ways of Knowing examines perceptions and practices that challenge the narrow perspective of the Western world and provide answers to the complex questions that face us as we move into the next millennium.
Los relatos de Instinto animal incluyen desde detectives adictas a las hormigas hasta reclusas de siniestras instituciones mentales, pasando por superheroínas autoproclamadas, grotescos programas de televisión donde los osos tocan la trompeta o una pareja de seductoras lobas sedientas de sangre. Encontrarás historias de acción, otras más intimistas y algunos homenajes a clásicos literarios o cinematográficos de la teriantropía, como La metamorfosis de Kafka o La mujer pantera de Tourneur. Historias violentas, cómicas o extrañas, donde subyacen temas como la lealtad familiar, el ansia de libertad o la disyuntiva entre dos mundos.
Incluye los siguientes relatos:
1. Víctor Selles, "Canciones de cuna para lobas tristes"
2. Paz Alonso, "Cloro"
3. Manu Riquelme, "Animalandia"
4. María Gay y Tristan R. Germanaud, "Una nueva organización"
5. Diana Gutiérrez, "Cat People"
6. Yolanda Camacho, "Luna de maíz"
7. Anabel Zaragozí, "Una muerte blanca"
8. Cristina Domenech, "El trofeo"
9. Maleni Sagredo, "Mil pieles"
10. Rocío Vega, "La promesa"
11. Leticia S. Murga, "Entretelas de justicia"
12. Lara Alonso Corona, "No vuelan los cuervos sobre el cielo de Moscú"
13. Fernando Alcalá y Jean-Paul Long, "Un millón de moscas"
14. Ana Morán Infiesta, "Su verdadera piel"
15. Álex Hernández-Puertas, "La metamorfosis de Gregoria Sánchez"
Una hilarante y atrevida novela sobre el nazismo y un homenaje a la época dorada del cine a través del original testimonio de su peludo protagonista.
Berlín, 1938. Sirius, un astuto fox-terrier, disfruta de una tranquila vida perruna junto a los Liliencron, una familia judía; hasta que una noche el cachorro es testigo de uno de los capítulos más sombríos de la historia alemana: la Noche de los Cristales Rotos.
La familia decide entonces refugiarse en Estados Unidos, donde Sirius se convierte en toda una estrella de la época dorada del cine y se codea con las más respetables celebridades de Hollywood: desde Rita Hayworth, Billy Wilder y John Wayne hasta Marlene Dietrich y Cary Grant. Sin embargo, el mundo de la farándula es una montaña rusa y Sirius acaba de gira con el esperpéntico y popular Circo Barnum. Entre forzudos, fieras e ilusionistas, la carrera de este artista canino es un cohete, pero un día un truco de magia sale mal, y aparece de vuelta en Berlín, esta vez en el seno de una familia nazi.
Será entonces cuando se convierta en el confidente del Führer# ¿o tal vez de la resistencia?
«Pocas veces un libro es tan ingenioso, divertido y adorable al mismo tiempo.»
«Conmovedora y encantadora, para los amantes de la historia y los animales por igual.»
«Una novela estupenda. No lo había pensado antes, pero Sirius es un observador tan astuto que ahora estoy convencido de que los protagonistas de cuatro patas son los mejores testigos de la historia.»
por persona. Ahora la cifra alcanza las 5 toneladas. A medida que
nuestras ciudades, suburbios y pueblos se expanden, la propagación
implacable del pavimento sobre el que caminamos, construimos y
dentro del cual vivimos nos separa del terreno natural, encubre la
fuente de nuestros alimentos, del agua y la energía, y también de la
biodiversidad del suelo que sostiene nuestra vida.
La Ciudad de México es el lugar perfecto para pensar en las
consecuencias de esta hiperpavimentación e hiperconstrucción. Bajo
el peso combinado de 21 millones de personas y todo su concreto,
la capital mexicana se desploma rápidamente... Y no solo seguimos
pavimentando más superficies: asfixiamos nuestro suelo fértil,
acabamos con su vida, y es este un acto totalmente irreversible. Una
vez que cubrimos el suelo con concreto o asfalto, lo hemos perdido. Es
En este libro francamente imprescindible, Paul Bogard recorre varias
metrópolis modernas, entrevista a personajes admirables, visita
algunos de los pocos pueblos autóctonos que todavía existen, y
también nos habla del pasto de nuestros domesticados jardines,
de los campos de golf, de la agroindustria, del fracking... y de
las funestas consecuencias que tienen para la tierra de la que,
paradójicamente, dependemos para sobrevivir.
«Aunque muchas veces nos dicen
que “miremos hacia arriba” para encontrar a Dios...
la verdad de la Creación es que Dios está cerca...
en la tierra bajo nuestros pies».
— N o r m a n W i r z b a
El distinguido bioquímico Nick Lane argumenta que la evolución de la vida multicelular –aquella que encontramos en hongos, plantas, animales y humanos– se originó a partir de un único evento. Apoyándose sobre los pilares de la teoría evolutiva, Lane examina el vínculo entre genes y energía, y sugiere una novedosa hipótesis sobre la relación entre la evolución celular y la vida a gran escala. Tan rigurosas como fascinantes, sus conclusiones no sólo explican el vasto ímpetu de la evolución, sino también proveen una perspectiva valiosa que amplía nuestro entendimiento del sexo, la especiación y la complejidad de la vida humana.
En La cuestión vital, Nick Lane replantea radicalmente la historia evolutiva, proponiendo una solución convincente a cuestiones que han preocupado a los científicos durante años.
Nie wurden die verborgenen Zusammenhänge zwischen wissenschaftlichem Weltbild und Spiritualität so anschaulich und spannend dargelegt. Die spannendste Lektüre seit Fritjof Capra und Rupert Sheldrake! Ein überraschendes, faszinierendes Buch, das die Grenzen zwischen Wissenschaft und Mystik einreißt. Und ein Buch, das jeder Laie verstehen kann.
Mit dem endgültigen Beweis, dass Materie nicht ohne Bewusstsein existieren kann, stellt die Quantenphysik den „gesunden Menschenverstand“ auf eine harte Probe. Deshalb gibt es im Spannungsfeld zwischen Naturwissenschaft und Mystik so viele interessante Fragen! Fragen, die jeden interessieren – vorausgesetzt, sie werden nicht in trockener Gelehrtensprache, sondern anschaulich und mit Bezug zur Alltagsrealität erörtert. Volker J. Becker ist ein Meister in der Kunst, die geheimnisvolle Welt von Teilchenphysik, Relativitätstheorie und mystischer Erfahrung so faszinierend zu erklären, dass jede Seite seines Buches zum echten Lesegenuss wird.
• Was war der Urknall und gab es eine Schöpfung aus dem Nichts?
• Gibt es einen Plan hinter dem Kosmos?
• Sind die physikalischen Gesetze Gott?
• Ist die Realität nur Mathematik?
• Was haben Hinduismus und Buddhismus mit Quantenphysik zu tun?
• Was sind Geist, Bewusstsein und Seele?
El doctor Sheldrake denomina a este proceso «resonancia mórfica», una expresión con la que se refiere al modo en que formas y conductas de organismos pasados influyen sobre organismos presentes. Sheldrake reinterpreta las regularidades de la naturaleza como algo que se asemeja más a hábitos que a leyes inmutables.
Calificado, por la revista Nature, en su primera edición, como «el mejor candidato a la hoguera que se ha visto en muchos años», esta edición completamente actualizada cuenta con un nuevo Prólogo a la segunda edición castellana y con Apéndices ampliados, que incluyen una discusión de nuevas pruebas experimentales. Se trata de un libro que, aunque moleste a algunos, inspirará a las mentes curiosas.
El pop es efectivo y glamuroso, joven y rebelde. POP! es una antología de relatos inspirados en famosas canciones pop de todas las décadas. Desde It’s My Party de Lesley Gore hasta Can you forgive her? de Pet Shop Boys, pasando por Hoy no me puedo levantar de Mecano o Perlas ensangrentadas de Alaska y Dinarama, estos relatos narran historias realistas o fantásticas, nostálgicas o especulativas, pero siempre efectivas.
Una antología multigénero para recuperar tu lado más popero con el sello inconfundible de la editorial Café con Leche.
Incluye los siguientes éxitos:
1) Vidal Fernández Solano, “Hoy no me puedo levantar"
2) Diana Gutiérrez, “Waterloo"
3) Manu Riquelme, “El diario de Mandy Hill"
4) Anna Roldos, “Buscamos batería”
5) José Manuel Sala, “La ruta”
6) Ariza Piñeiro, “Flores pisoteadas”
7) Laura López Alfranca, “Hola”
8) Yolanda Camacho, “Porque te vas”
9) Alex Hernández-Puertas, “¿Podrás perdonarla?”
10) Ignacio J. Borraz, “El tiempo que tuvimos”
10 + 1) Alberto López, “Sense Eyes Killed The Holo Star”
Treinta historias inéditas de autores como Antonio Muñoz Molina, Luis Landero, Andrés Neuman, José Ovejero, Santiago Auserón y un largo etcétera de escritores referenciales de este país que comparten escenario con otros que tienen por delante una prometedora carrera literaria, como Juan Gracia Armendáriz, Guillermo Aguirre o Sara Mesa.
Una fantástica combinación destinada a todos los amantes de la literatura.
La bicicleta, símbolo de la editorial, es el objeto recurrente que aparecerá en todas las historias. De manera que a lo largo de estas páginas tendremos la oportunidad de conocer bicicletas holandesas, africanas, urbanas, rurales, filósofas, enamoradas, con y sin ruedines, que representan temas tan diversos como el desamor, el sexo, el paso del tiempo, el azar, la madurez, el coraje o la incertidumbre.
Treinta relatos inéditos y un prólogo de Eloy Tizón con los que la editorial madrileña celebra sus diez años de andadura
¿Qué mundo dejaremos a las generaciones venideras?
El mundo en 2050 es un experimento de predicción de gran crudeza basado en los descubrimientos científicos más recientes. El resultado de este trabajo es una síntesis de aspectos físicos, biológicos y sociológicos, que identifican los beneficios y los retos de nuestro futuro: ocho de los países del Cerco del Norte serán lugares más prósperos, poderosos y estables políticamente que en la actualidad. Sin embargo, los más cercanos al ecuador tendrán que enfrentarse a escasez de agua, poblaciones envejecidas y megaciudades superpobladas lastradas porel aumento de los costes de la energía y las inundaciones costeras.
Un extraordinario trabajo de investigación científica que combina lecciones de geografía e historia, documentado con mapas originales, fotografías y tablas, que sirven para apuntalar esta increíble narración sobre los retos y las oportunidades que encontraremos en el transcurso de tan solo cuarenta años.
These and many more questions plagued Hayley Weatherburn to read, research and learn what was going on behind the scenes. Being of a scientific mind, she delved into the realm of quantum physics and discovered an answer. Explaining it very simply with a few amusing and personal anecdotes, she goes through different aspects of life as we know it and provides an interesting view on the way the world works and how to apply this new paradigm to your own everyday life.
Whether you are a scientist, an atheist, religious or you’re not even sure, this easy read takes you on a journey that may concrete your personal beliefs and help you to discover who you are, and what you believe in.
Este libro recopila las más asombrosas coincidencias, muchas de ellas recogidas de primera mano por el autor, que te harán reír, llorar o sorprenderte. Las coincidencias nos entusiasman y nos empujan a cambios vitales, al despertar nuestra conciencia, para hacernos avanzar. ¿Encierran tal vez un mensaje referente a tu destino? A través de estas páginas averiguarás que en la sincronicidad está escrito nuestro futuro, y nuestro pasado en nuestro presente. Interpretándola correctamente veremos que en la vida se abren caminos continuamente que hacen del destino algo inexorable.