White Shores

White Shores | #13 Awakening to a new reality with Professor Steve Taylor

In this episode of White Shores Theresa interviews author, lecturer and psychologist Professor Steve Taylor about spiritual awakening and the scientific reality of mystical experiences in a material world. 


Steve Taylor is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University, and the author of several best-selling books on psychology and spirituality. Regularly listed as among the top 100 spiritually influential people living on the planet he is the current chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society. His books include Waking From Sleep, The Fall, Out of the Darkness, Back to Sanity,  The Calm Center and The Leap. His latest book is Spiritual Science: Why Science Needs Spirituality to Make Sense of the World.  His books have been published in many languages, while his articles and essays have been published in over 40 academic journals, magazines and newspapers.

Power of Now author, Eckhart Tolle has described his work as ‘an important contribution to the shift in consciousness which is happening on our planet at present.’  

To find our more about Dr Taylor, his research, books and talks visit https://www.stevenmtaylor.com/


Theresa also shares her perspective on science and spirituality and how working with and interviewing scientists and neuroscientists researching consciousness has convinced her that the two are far from incompatible. 

Huge thanks to Cluainri.com for permission to use their heavenly music from their album from Lips of Angels, several of the tracks on that album were inspired by one of my books, An Angel Changed My Life.

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  1. Ken Chawkin on November 1, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Theresa, you may find this article by Steve Taylor interesting:, published in Psychology Today, Dec 10, 2012: Can Meditation Change the World? The amazing story of the ‘meditating president.’ https://theuncarvedblog.com/2012/12/19/ken-wilber-said-meditation-can-change-the-world-jaochim-chissano-showed-it-could-steve-taylor/ I also provide links to further research in this area, about the power of collective meditation practice on society in several positive ways.

  2. Flaming June on May 15, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Really interesting to listen too. Thank you

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