The Morphogenic Field is a term we use to describe the field of energy around the body. It is an extension of the electrical energy of the nervous system. The brain is an electrical generator with its own field of energy that extends away from the physical body. Many cultures and disciplines recognize this field and give it other names. When people discuss auras, chakras, life force or chi, they are possibly talking about this same energy field.

“So, what my theory is concerned with is self-organizing natural systems, and it deals with the cause of form. And the cause of all these forms I take to be organizing fields, form-shaping fields, which I call morphic fields, from the Greek word for form. The original feature of what I’m saying is that the forms of societies, ideas, crystals and molecules depend on the way that previous ones of that kind have been organized. There’s a kind of built-in memory in the morphic fields of each kind of thing. So the regularities of nature I think of as more like habits, than as things governed by eternal mathematical laws that somehow exist outside nature.” Rupert Sheldrake

Sheldrake’s concept of “formative causation” emphasizes the existence of “morphic fields” that unite entire species universally outside space-time. According to Sheldrake, these omnipresent resonance fields can actually be expressed biologically if correctly tuned into–for example, through DNA–even if a species is extinct. Some readers may also be familiar with the notion of “noosphere,” the name given by the great Jesuit philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to the field of mind and thought that encircles the planet and enables zeitgeist to happen: spontaneous transfer of ideas and technologies that suddenly seem to leap from consciousness to consciousness.
—  Sol Luckman

Ever since I watched Torchwood: Miracle Day, I wondered about the Morphic Fields part. It sounded borderline fiction/non-fiction. So I finally remembered to check it out. And what Jack said about Morphic Fields was true. Guys. I learned something from Torchwood. I’ve actually learned a few things from Torchwood. That would be great to do a project on. Morphic Fields.

Three things I believe in
  1. Morphic Fields (How two people thousands of miles apart come to realise something, or do something, such as discover fire, at the same time even though they have never met)
  2. The Butterfly effect (How a butterfly can flap its wings and miles away a hurricane can strike)
  3. Unicorns (This needs no clarifying, but if you believe it does, just ask me)

Career goals: make a popular sci-fi series where all of the alien races are completely inhuman in body plan, biology and cognitive process I’m kinda tired of my immersion being broken in sci-fi by all of the alien races being humans with blue or brown skin and a lizard frill or horns or some other cheap thing.

I can sort of just about forgive it in Doctor Who because it has the morphic field explanation that isn’t human-centric but don’t get me started on the Star franchises or anything that uses “convergent evolution” as an excuse for why the interstellar cosmos beings are physically human with pointy ears or a strangely shaped forehead. Sci-fi books do a much better job of keeping the aliens alien; one of my particular favourites had an intelligent alien what was essentially a cow-sized land dwelling sea slug with no sense of hearing and who could only communicate through flashing ultraviolet patterns across their display organ, such that at first humans didn’t even realise that they were intelligent. And yet despite this, said alien was a compelling and interesting character that didn’t need to look human to be treated as a person. It was incredible, and the sort or thing I want more of, especially in cinema.