Rupert Sheldrake, PH.D. - Biologist & Author
This memory increases, thus
a new Morphic Field and
Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world’s most innovative biologists
and writers, is best known for his theory of Morphic Fields and
Morphic Resonance, which leads to a vision of a living,
developing universe with its own inherent memory. - Rupert
Sheldrake coined the phrase "Morphic Resonance Field" to
represent the invisible energy patterns forming and shaping all
matter from atoms and crystals to humans. He discusses how the
'Presence of the Past' influences cycles in nature and in
Your life is the unfolding of these patterns and is symbolically
represented in the infrastructure of your natal astrology chart.
Morphic Resonance takes the idea that "Like-Attracts-Like" and
turns it into "Like-Creates-Like." This is not a new concept —
occultists throughout the centuries have been operating on such
principles, but Dr. Rupert Sheldrake has made an admirable
attempt to give it scientific support.
The Theory of Morphic
Fields and Morphic Resonance or Morphogenesis
In the hypothesis of formative causation, discussed in detail in
my books A NEW SCIENCE OF LIFE and THE PRESENCE OF THE PAST, I
propose that memory is inherent in nature. Most of the so-called
laws of nature are more like habits.
My interest in evolutionary habits arose when I was engaged in
research in developmental biology, and was reinforced by reading
Charles Darwin, for whom the habits of organisms were of central
importance. As Francis Huxley has pointed out, Darwin’s most
famous book could more appropriately have been entitled The
Origin of Habits.
Morphic fields in biology
Over the course of fifteen years of research on plant
development, I came to the conclusion that for understanding the
development of plants, their morphogenesis, genes and gene
products are not enough. Morphogenesis also depends on
organizing fields. The same arguments apply to the development
of animals. Since the 1920s many developmental biologists have
proposed that biological organization depends on fields,
variously called biological fields, or developmental fields, or
positional fields, or morphogenetic fields.
All cells come from other cells, and all cells inherit fields of
organization. Genes are part of this organization. They play an
essential role. But they do not explain the organization itself.
Thanks to molecular biology, we know what genes do. They enable
organisms to make particular proteins. Other genes are involved
in the control of protein synthesis. Identifiable genes are
switched on and particular proteins made at the beginning of new
developmental processes. Some of these developmental switch
genes, like the Hox genes in fruit flies, worms, fish and
mammals, are very similar. In evolutionary terms, they are
highly conserved. But switching on genes such as these cannot in
itself determine form, otherwise fruit flies would not look
different from us.
Magnetic Field Properties by Rupert
He states that
fields are holistic. If you cut-up a magnet, a ‘field system’, then
you get, however many pieces of magnets you end up with, that each
has a complete magnetic field.”