Rupert Sheldrake

Angels: Where Science Fears to Tread with Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. & Matthew Fox, Ph.D.


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Fr. Matthew FoxThis stimulating discussion with Rupert Sheldrake and Matthew Fox, two visionary pioneers of modern science and theology, will transform how you think about the most popular of all spiritual beings, angels. As they say, the study of the Christian mystics led Fox and Sheldrake to “the most startling part of our research” which was “to discover how Aquinas’ discussion on angels practically parallels today’s discussion upon physics…Angels are great beings,” not just, “bare bottomed cherubs that you want to pinch.” Fox and Sheldrake explore the new cosmology that the universe is a living, developing organism, and they raise the intriguing possibility that angels play a role in the actual governing of the universe itself. (hosted by Michael Toms)


Rupert Sheldrake studied natural sciences at Cambridge and philosophy at Harvard, took a Ph.D. in biochemistry at Cambridge and is the author of more than eighty scientific papers. Dr. Sheldrake is perhaps best known for his morphic field theory, which takes a fresh look at memory, habit, instinct and heredity as well as phenomena such as telepathy – aspects of human experience that are unexplained in terms of current physics.

He’s the author of several books including:

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Matthew Fox, Ph.D., is an internationally acclaimed spiritual theologian, an Episcopal priest, and an activist who was a member of the Dominican Order for 34 years. He holds a doctorate, summa cum laude, in the History and Theology of Spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris. He has collaborated with Anglican youth to form the “Techno-Cosmic Mass.” He is founder of the Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality for seven years at Mundelein College in Chicago and twelve years at Holy Names College in Oakland, CA. For ten of those years at Holy Names College, Cardinal Ratzinger – former Pope Benedict XVI – tried to shut the program down; finally forcing him to step down as director and then expelling Fox from the Order. Fox then started his own University, University of Creation Spirituality. He is the recipient of the Abbey Courage of Conscience Peace Award (other recipients being the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Ernest Cardenal and Rosa Parks).

His books include:

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Sheldrake & Fox are co-authors of:

Topics explored in this dialogue include:

  • Why angels are so popular today
  • How modern physics parallels and transforms our conception of angels
  • How the split between science and spirit came about, and how the two are being reconnected
  • What is the importance of wonder and awe in scientific study
  • What is the quest for the animate
  • Why we need darkness as well as light
  • How ‘The Enlightenment’ has left us in the dark
  • How our ego narrows and colors our discoveries and visions

Host: Michael Toms             Interview Date: 10/7/1996                   Program Number: 2593

Music Included

From Album: Path: An Ambient Journey
Artist: Xavier Descarpentries
Windham Hill Records
Track – Desert Blues

From Album: In Search Of Angels
Artist: Ray Lynch
Windham Hill Records
Track – The Oh of Pleasure


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