Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author of more than 85 scientific papers and 12 books, including Science and Spiritual Practices, to be published in August 2018. He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge University, a Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard, and a Research Fellow of the Royal Society. From 1974-1985, he was Principal Plant Physiologist and then Consultant Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, near Hyderabad, India. From 2005-2010 he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project, funded by Trinity College, Cambridge, for research on unexplained human abilities. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California, and of Schumacher College in Devon, England. He lives in London.