The Sense of Being Stared At (Paperback)

And Other Unexplained Powers of Human Minds

By Rupert Sheldrake

Park Street Press, 9781620550977, 400pp.

Publication Date: June 22, 2013

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Description

Explores Rupert Sheldrake’s more than 25 years of research into telepathy, staring and intention, precognition, and animal premonitions

• Shows that unexplained human abilities--such as the sense of being stared at and phone telepathy--are not paranormal but normal, part of our biological nature

• Draws on more than 5,000 case histories, 4,000 questionnaire responses, and the results of experiments carried out with more than 20,000 people

• Reveals that our minds and intentions extend beyond our brains into the world around us and even into the future

Nearly everyone has experienced the feeling of being watched or had their stare result in a glance in their direction. The phenomenon has been cited throughout history in nearly every culture, along with other commonplace “paranormal” occurrences such as premonitions and telepathy.

In this newly updated edition, Sheldrake shares his more than 25 years of research into telepathy, the power of staring, remote viewing, precognition, and animal premonitions. Drawing on more than 5,000 case histories, 4,000 questionnaire responses, and the results of experiments on staring, thought transference, phone telepathy, and other phenomena carried out with more than 20,000 people as well as reports and data from dozens of independent research teams, Sheldrake shows that these unexplained human abilities--such as the sense of being stared at--are not paranormal but normal, part of our biological nature. He reveals that telepathy depends on social bonds and traces its evolution from the connections between members of animal groups such as flocks, schools, and packs. Sheldrake shows that our minds and intentions extend beyond our brains into our surroundings with invisible connections that link us to each other, to the world around us, and even to the future.


About the Author

Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist, a former research fellow of the Royal Society at Cambridge, a current fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences near San Francisco, and an academic director and visiting professor at the Graduate Institute in Connecticut. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Cambridge University and was a fellow of Clare College, Cambridge University, where he carried out research on the development of plants and the ageing of cells. He is the author of more than eighty scientific papers and ten books, including Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home; Morphic Resonance; The Presence of the Past; Chaos, Creativity, and Cosmic Consciousness; The Rebirth of Nature; and Seven Experiences That Could Change the World. In 2019, Rupert Sheldrake was cited as one of the "100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in the World" according to Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine.


Praise For The Sense of Being Stared At: And Other Unexplained Powers of Human Minds

“Rupert Sheldrake’s The Sense of Being Stared At will change forever your concept of the nature of consciousness, not just in humans but in other creatures as well. It expands the reach of perception beyond the physical senses and beyond the constraints of space and time. What emerges is a new vision of human potential based not in fantasy but in cutting-edge science. This will prove to be one of the most important books of the 21st century.”
— Larry Dossey, M.D., winner of the 2013 Visionary Award and author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mi

“Rupert Sheldrake has always questioned assumptions and dogmas in science. In this book he explores dormant potentials in all of us. He offers experimental proof of their existence--opening the window to a new science of consciousness.”
— Deepak Chopra, M.D., founder of the Chopra Center for Well-Being and coauthor of Super Brain

“Sheldrake has given us a solid body of evidence that our minds extend beyond our brains and ‘our intentions stretch out into the world around us, and also extend into the future.’ We eagerly await the next installment in this scientist’s fascinating studies.”
— Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice, July 2013

The Sense of Being Stared At And Other Unexplained Powers of Human Minds belongs in new age, science and spirituality collections alike, and provides an updated edition sharing the author’s 25+ years of research into telepathy, the power of staring, remote viewing and precognition...From the social roots of telepathy to how our minds extend beyond our bodies, this is a fascinating survey highly recommended for a wide range of collections.”
— California Book Watch, September 2013

“Dr. Rupert Sheldrake continues to chart a new course in our understanding of the non-local mind that connects all of us....The application of this understanding has the potential to heal our world.”
— Deepak Chopra, M.D., author of How to Know God and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

“Important, thought-provoking, and exciting. Sheldrake’s combination of good science with an open mind and his willingness to dig deeply where others fear to tread makes for a fascinating, un-put-downable read.”
— Graham Hancock, author of Fingerprints of the Gods and Supernatural

“Sheldrake’s genius lies in his taking well-attested anecdotal phenomena like telepathy, the sense of being stared at, and anticipating alarm calls and putting them to the scientific test. In doing so his work not only extends--indeed stretches--the mind, it also extends science in a new and creative direction.”
— David Lorimer, program director for the Scientific and Medical Network and author of The Spirit of S

“Sheldrake offers another round of profound case studies as a bridge to documenting such rarely considered but common human phenomena as ‘telephone telepathy,’ lifesaving premonitions, and the phenomenon that gives this utterly compelling and gratifying book its title: the power of the gaze . . .”
— Booklist

“Sheldrake’s trademark juxtaposition of fantastic subject matter with practical scientific discipline is highly entertaining and should prove irresistible to inquiring minds.”
— School Library Journal

“Author Rupert Sheldrake brings forth exhaustive and comprehensive new research into various phenomena. These phenomena are often considered paranormal, but the author explains how they are really normal, and part of our innate biology. Sheldrake postulates that there are evolutionary advantages of being consciously aware of one’s surroundings and other beings, without auditory or visual cues. He asserts that research reveals that our minds extend into the world around us, and even into the future, and thus consciousness is not housed strictly within our brains. Much of the research was so highly statistically significant that skeptics would have a hard time refuting the evidence. This book seems to leave no stone unturned in its comprehensive overview of so many topics. It’s a fascinating read, and with a good index, the reader can zoom in on any subject desired.”
— Alice Berntson, New Connexion, March 2014

“Dr. Sheldrake offers his theory of morphic resonance as an explanation for telepathy, precognition, remote viewing and other innate psychic abilities. As living organisms, he contends, we comprise multiple fields that are linked to our collective memory. An extraordinary book which hails our seventh sense.”
— Nexus Reviews, October 2013