A new book from Rupert Sheldrake is always an event, as he writes readable books which are heavy on scientific research but which deal sympathetically with the spiritual aspect of life. Many studies have shown that spiritual practices generally make people happier and healthier and here he looks at seven of them: meditation, gratitude, connecting with nature, relating to plants, rituals, singing and chanting, and pilgrimage. He outlines what might happen if we follow these practices, and suggests how we can develop our own programmes. It’s an ideal book for anyone who believes that, in the drive towards radical secularism, something precious has been left behind.
256pp, 199 x 155 mm, Paperback, 2018, RRP £9.99