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Resonant prayer
05 June 2014

Joanna Moorhead (The Tablet, 17 May) writes of prayer, “it’s about faith, and only that”. I waited for the next edition of The Tablet, but though her piece is responded to, I humbly suggest that within its context there is a little more than might have been added. I refer to Rupert Sheldrake’s late twentieth-century discovery of morphic resonance – "the basis of memory in nature … the idea of mysterious telepathy-type interconnections between organisms and of collective memories within species" – which today is taken on board by a number of spiritual writers. It does seem to me to enrich the whole concept and practice of prayer.
Brendan MacCarthaigh, Kolkata



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