In this unique evening program at Grace Cathedral, Jill Purce will lead participants in chants and into a new understanding of resonance, based on direct personal experience. She will discuss the nature of ritual. The biologist Rupert Sheldrake, best known for his theory of morphic resonance will discuss how memory depends on resonance both at a personal level and at a collective level. Rupert and Jill will explore with Bishop Marc, the rediscovery of a larger perspective in which science and spiritual experience are not in conflict, nor in separate compartments, but mutually enriching. Chant will be used to illustrate the various themes being discussed throughout the evening. Join Jill, Rupert, and Marc for an unprecedented evening of exploration.
Jill Purce pioneered the international sound healing movement through her rediscovery of ancient vocal techniques, the power of group chant, and the spiritual potential of the voice as an instrument for healing and meditation. Through her workshops on sound and Healing the Family and Ancestors she has taught internationally for 40 years. She is the author of The Mystic Spiral: Journey of The Soul, a book about the evolution of consciousness in spiritual traditions, art, and psychology. She lives in London with her husband Rupert Sheldrake. Her website is www.healingvoice.com.
Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D., is a biologist and author of more than 80 scientific papers and 10 books, including Science Set Free (September, 2012). He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge University, a research fellow of the Royal Society, principal plant physiologist at ICRISAT (the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) in Hyderabad, India, and from 2005–2010 the director of the Perrott-Warrick Project, funded from Trinity College, Cambridge. His web site is www.sheldrake.org.
The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus is the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California. He was installed as bishop in 2006. Click here to read his bio.
The event will take place in the Great Quire; $10 (suggested donation)