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Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D.

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Dr. Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of more than 75 technical papers and ten books. A former Research Fellow of the Royal Society, he studied natural sciences at Cambridge University, where he took a Ph.D. in biochemistry, and philosophy at Harvard University, where he was a Frank Knox Fellow. He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge University, and Director of Studies in biochemistry and cell biology. From 1974 to 1985 worked at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Hyderabad, India. Dr. Sheldrake is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, near San Francisco, and lives in London with his wife and two sons. His last two books are Dogs Who Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home and The Sense of Being Stared At. Read more about Dr. Sheldrake's work at

"The Rhine Center plays an invaluable role as a center for rational enquiry on the frontiers of the unknown. Its long tradition and experience make it unique and of international importance." -- Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D.