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‘Is Reality All In Your Head?‘ with Bernardo Kastrup

Rebel Wisdom

Is reality created in our minds, or are the things you can touch and feel all that's real? Philosopher Bernardo Kastrup holds doctorates in both philosophy and computer science, and has made a name for himself by arguing for metaphysical idealism, the idea that reality is essentially a mental phenomenon. In this Showcase he explains why he's come to this conclusion, and why this age-old debate in philosophy can help us make sense of everything from how we practice science to how we navigate the meaning crisis. Check out Bernardo's work on https://www.bernardokastrup.com/ Follow him on Twitter @bernardokastrup Participate in conversations like this in our Digital Campfire by becoming a Rebel Wisdom member on https://www.patreon.com/rebelwisdom

1hr 1min

24 Nov 2021

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198. Bernardo Kastrup on the Nature of Reality: Materialism, Idealism, or Skepticism

The Michael Shermer Show

In this expansive conversation, Michael Shermer speaks with Bernardo Kastrup, the executive director of Essentia Foundation. His work has been leading the modern renaissance of metaphysical idealism, the notion that reality is essentially mental. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy (ontology, philosophy of mind) and another Ph.D. in computer engineering (reconfigurable computing, artificial intelligence). Shermer and Kastrup discuss: materialism, idealism, dualism, monism, panpsychism, free will, determinism, consciousness, the problem of other minds, artificial intelligence, out of body and near-death experiences, model dependent realism, and the ultimate nature of reality.

2hr 13mins

7 Aug 2021

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On Physics, Evolution, Mind at Large & Projections - Bernardo Kastrup & Mark Vernon

Mark Vernon - Talks and Thoughts

An extended conversation that begins with thoughts on Owen Barfield, participation and the meaning crisis, Schopenhauer and Jung, moving through the state of modern physics, to the nature of evolution, the nature of mind at large, the role of dissociation and projections, and freedom.For more on Bernardo's work see - https://www.bernardokastrup.comFor more on Mark's work see - https://www.markvernon.comRunning order:3:18 Introducing Owen Barfield and representations8:22 The modern mistaken and the meaning crisis13:38 The paradox of increased knowledge and decreased meaning17:25 Questioning uniformitarianism in physics and the laws of nature26:11 Physics in the first person and fine tuning28:42 Carlo Rovelli and relational quantum mechanics36:07 Dante's vision, consciousness and modern cosmology39:42 Panpsychism and stretching materialism44:16 Is evolution driven only by survival and random mutations?52:05 Science, intuition, evolution and participation56:31 Aesthetics in nature1:00:26 About mind at large and classical theism1:06:21 Entering the medieval worldview1:09:30 The becoming of creation and potentials are not nothing1:13:31 Divine activity and different kinds of change1:17:51 Polarities of being and becoming in God and nature1:22:36 Respecting the polarities in us1:24:10 Jung on the God of the Old Testament and New1:26:13 A critique of Jung and the evolution of monotheism1:29:30 Discussion of "The Origins and History of Consciousness" by Erich Neumann1:31:26 On not discussing privatio boni (the pushback at Jung would be that the relationship between good and evil is asymmetrical, much like the relationship between hot and cold, say)1:31:39 Introducing the role of dissociation1:31:50 Other psychological phenomena in mind at large, in particular, projection1:40:49 Projections connect with reality and the enriching role of alienation1:46:20 Bewilderment as the pathway of return1:49:25 Meaning in suffering1:49:56 Freedom, physicalism and conscious inner life1:58:50 Participation and co-creativity2:01:20 The freedom of service2:04:03 The Essentia Foundation

2hr 5mins

8 Jun 2021

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Bernardo Kastrup and John Vervaeke [Round 2] Theolocution on Mind Upload, Shadow Integration, and Consciousness

Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal

YouTube: https://youtu.be/zw6BFDJ765wBernardo Kastrup and John Vervaeke become closer and closer, in this theolocution. Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI.Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto (anonymous): https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverythingLINKS MENTIONED: John Vervaeke's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/johnvervaeke Bernardo Kastrup's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/bernardokastrup What I've Learned on Cows #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGG-A80Tl5g What I've Learned on Cows #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdrhpThqlCo THANK YOU: Jaran, who helped with compiling notes.TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:32 Summary of Round 1 00:10:29 Best counter to John's and Bernardo's position 00:28:42 Vedanta, Brahma, and Lucid Dreaming 00:40:45 Local vs global consciousness, and meta-consciousness 00:43:40 Psychedelics and experiencing "mind at large" 00:46:10 Whitehead and prehension 00:51:40 John and Bernardo have moved closer (philosophically) to one another 00:55:39 On Karl Friston's "inference" 00:52:30 How to improve as an interviewer 00:57:46 Transjectivity, and rejecting both the blank slate and romanticism 01:02:42 Bernardo started out as an "objectivist" 01:08:15 Mind Uploading is nonsense 01:12:58 Joscha Bach knows nothing about consciousness 01:24:12 There's no "simulation" of consciousness. Who's the illusion occurring to? 01:29:56 Growth doesn't stop when you're 20. We need more than the propositional. 01:36:03 "Idolatry of the nerds" and how "thinking" is just one function of the psyche. 01:39:25 Respecting the elderly 01:41:52 Having mode vs. the Being mode 01:48:05 Love is a kind of knowing. On "agape" 01:58:30 Love is a part of nature, but not the only part. 02:05:54 How to integrate the Shadow 02:10:57 The processes that make us adaptive, make us self deceptive. 02:13:18 Internal family systems therapy 02:21:08 Curt's personal confession 02:28:12 We think we must "win" but we must surrender. Surrender to what you are. 02:34:40 Trying not to try 02:40:05 Personal stories of darkness, from John and Bernardo 02:50:50 Self knowledge, self acceptance, and "participating" in this world 02:54:34 Bernardo and John are the opposite of how they seem. John is more "woo" and Bernardo is anti-"woo" 02:58:37 Bernardo's shadow 03:01:35 We need to reintegrate humor in spirituality 03:05:28 How to build the modern religion? 03:33:44 Where you can find more about John and Bernardo 03:39:36 BONUS [MrChocolateCookie] The paradox of trying not to try 03:44:07 BONUS [Queerdo] Veganism and spiritual bypassing 03:57:03 BONUS [David] What did you enjoy most about this conversation? 03:59:33 BONUS John takes Curt through a breathing exercise 04:01:28 BONUS The theolocution process is vehement but filled with love* * *Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

4hr 7mins

22 May 2021

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Bernardo Kastrup and John Vervaeke [Round 1] Theolocution on Consciousness, Idealism, and Naturalism

Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWcTmeAs44IBernardo Kastrup is the preeminent Western philosopher espousing metaphysical idealism, and John Vervaeke is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto focusing on the "meaning crisis" and a 3rd wave cognitive science approach to mindfulness. This is Round 1. Comment below as to what you'd like to see for Round 2.Curt's interview with JV alone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p8o3-7mvQc Curt's interview with BK alone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAB21FAXCDEPatreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Discord Invite Code (as of Mar 04 2021): dmGgQ2dRzS Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverythingLINKS MENTIONED: JV's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/johnvervaeke JV's "Meaning Crisis" series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54l8_ewcOlY&list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ BK's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeDZCa3VrRQvzBlVR-oVVmATHANK YOU: -Phil Chertook (who has graciously served as a mini-Jamie to this TOE video). -Grizwald Grim (a volunteer from the TOE Discord) for the timestampsTIMESTAMPS: 0:00:00 Introduction 0:08:50 Green Room 0:09:43 Context Exposition 0:10:33 Intros 0:12:53 Vervaeke Deep Continuity Rationalist 0:16:18 BK Analytic Idealist - mind as foundation of matter 0:19:14 Emergent Exploration of Emergence 0:22:33 Plausibility construct, trustworthy functional elegance standard 0:26:33 Psychosocial plausibility at the heart of objectivity 0:29:12 Science and Consciousness 0:30:03 Culturally manufactured emergence 0:33:30 Normative pragmatism, lead by plausibility and probability 0:34:56 The Art of Disciplined and Justifiable Plausibility 0:36:02 Scotus and Ockham - Severing from Realism 0:38:44 Incoherent Notion of Being 0:40:48 Relativity, conceptual parsimony, parsimonious postulates & Alien Abduction 0:47:18 Individuating Consciousness 0:51:33 Standard Hume Empiricism 0:52:22 Elegance & Problematic Parsimony - why not be a realist? 0:53:40 Nominal vs Ontic partitioning 0:58:28 Questioning the Experiencer - Precisely Transcendental 1:01:18 Meta-conscious Reflective Attention 1:03:03 Hume's Straw Man 1:04:16 Self, Consciousness & Meta-consciousness 1:06:33 Dissociative Folded Experiential Reflection 1:08:08 What is the Self 1:09:33 Therapy Timeout 1:15:11 Solving the Meaning Crisis 1:17:33 Unbalanced analytic rational conceptual 1:19:17 Idolatry of Nerds 1:26:24 Fluid Compensation for Physicalist Façade 1:28:42 Where we went Wrong - Images that we call the World 1:32:27 Flat Ontologies and the Depth Dimension 1:34:21 The Obviousness of Experience & Fields of Intelligibility 1:36:54 The Normative Longing for the Transcendental Noumenal 1:40:00 Meaning and Ontology 1:44:40 Meta-meaning Worldview & The Bouncer of the Heart 1:51:05 How do you define what exists - how can we know what's real? 1:56:44 Drinking from the Fount of Intelligibility 1:58:29 Behind the Scenes 2:01:33 Where do you Disagree the Most? 2:04:33 Real Field Harmonics 2:06:11 Grounding Monism & Spinoza Modes 2:15:01 Observation Beyond Dissociative Boundaries 2:16:16 The Space/Time Framework of Language 2:18:02 New Age Disavowal 2:19:13 Difference In Kind, Dissociations of Mind 2:24:20 Emergence and the Degree/Kind Threshold 2:26:37 Inducing Dissociation in the Universal Mind 2:30:33 Meta-consciousness and Reportability 2:34:40 Jung and Meta-consciousness 2:38:00 Metacognition and Dissociation 2:43:22 Beyond the Boundary of our Own Dissociation 2:45:55 Mental, and of Dissociative Character Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3hr 49mins

1 May 2021

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Dr. Bernardo Kastrup Talks About the Study of Consciousness

Seek Reality - Roberta Grimes

Bernardo Kastrup is a gifted young Dutch polymath who has taught us all so much about what really is going on! In his fifth Seek Reality visit, he discusses how the theories of Arthur Schopenhauer and Carl Jung relate to modern discoveries and understandings, and he talks about the limitations of scientific methods and protocols in dealing with reality as our understandings further develop. Bernardo’s website is bernardokastrup.com, and it is a feast of videos that illuminate his insights! The post Dr. Bernardo Kastrup Talks About the Study of Consciousness appeared first on WebTalkRadio.net.


26 Apr 2021

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Bernardo Kastrup on FH 9: The Metaphysics of Jung

Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio

Philosopher Bernardo Kastrup joined us to discuss the spiritual and mystic aspects of Carl Jung, based on his book Decoding the Metaphysics of Jung. Get ready for heavy and usable doses of Jung's ideas of synchronicity, archetypes, the Psyche, and more. This led us to understand what Jung really thought of God and destiny. Perhaps best of all, Bernardo shared the central insights of the Swiss Magician offering a method to your full healing and place in the cosmos. More information on Bernardo: https://www.bernardokastrup.com/ Get the book: https://amzn.to/3g3y2Cj Download these and all other shows: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron and keep this Red Pill Cafeteria growing: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/aeon-byte-gnostic-radio/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

1hr 3mins

19 Apr 2021

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Postmortem Survival and Analytical Idealism with Bernardo Kastrup

New Thinking Allowed Audio Podcast

Bernardo Kastrup, PhD, is a computer scientist, who has recently completed a second doctoral degree in philosophy. He is author of Rationalist Spirituality, Why Materialism is Baloney, Dreamed Up Reality, Meaning in Absurdity, Brief Peeks Beyond, More Than Allegory, The Idea of the World, and Decoding Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics. His latest book is Decoding Jung’s Metaphysics: The Archetypal Semantics of an Experiential Universe. He has published several papers on Scientific American’s website arguing for metaphysical idealism. His website is https://www.bernardokastrup.com/. Bernardo has launched a new organization, #EssentiaFoundation, and has produced some wonderful short videos that can be viewed at https://youtu.be/Nls4o_mR-sY and https://youtu.be/wJG6yL4ncK8. Here he addresses a series of questions related to the possibilities for different versions of postmortem survival (i.e., reincarnation, possession, mediumistic communication, etc.) in the light of metaphysical idealism. He notes that, in all cases, he expects that the mental contents of personal consciousness will remain as part of an impersonal universal mind – i.e., the one mind that sees through the eyes of all creatures. With regard to the findings of psychical research and spiritualism, his attitude – while open-minded – was one of uncertainty and doubt concerning the quality of the purported evidence. New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). (Recorded on March 15, 2021) For a complete, updated list with links to all of our videos, see https://newthinkingallowed.com/Listings.htm. If you would like to join our team of volunteers, helping to promote the New Thinking Allowed YouTube channel on social media, editing and translating videos, creating short video trailers based on our interviews, helping to upgrade our website, or contributing in other ways (we may not even have thought of), please send an email to friends@newthinkingallowed.com. Check out our new website for the New Thinking Allowed Foundation at http://www.newthinkingallowed.org. There you will find our incredible, searchable database as well as opportunities to shop and to support our video productions. There, you can also subscribe to our free, weekly Newsletter! To join the NTA Psi Experience Community on Facebook, see https://www.facebook.com/groups/1953031791426543/ To download and listen to audio versions of the New Thinking Allowed videos, please visit our new podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/new-thinking-allowed-audio-podcast/id1435178031 You can help support our ongoing video productions while enjoying a good book. To order Decoding Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics by Bernardo Kastrup, click here: https://amzn.to/36tQuxa. LINKS TO OTHER BOOKS SHOWN IN THIS INTERVIEW: Bernardo Kastrup, Decoding Jung’s Metaphysics: The Archetypal Semantics of an Experiential Universe. Bernardo Kastrup, The Idea of the World: A Multi-Disciplinary Argument for the Mental Nature of Reality – https://amzn.to/2zsuoib Bernardo Kastrup, Dreamed Up Reality: Diving Into the Mind to Uncover the Astonishing Hidden Tale of Nature – https://amzn.to/3bYAyEe Bernardo Kastrup, Why Materialism is Baloney – https://amzn.to/2TCSUEp Bernardo Kastrup, Brief Peeks Beyond: Critical Essays on Metaphysics, Neuroscience, Free Will, Skepticism, and Culture – https://amzn.to/2ZzcjK0 Bernardo Kastrup, Meaning in Absurdity: What Bizarre Phenomena Can Tell Us About the Nature of Reality – https://amzn.to/2XruFdh Bernardo Kastrup, Rationalist Spirituality – https://amzn.to/2Xp7IYm Bernardo Kastrup, More Than Allegory: On Religious Myth, Truth, and Belief – https://amzn.to/3efgSgD (As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.) Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/newthinkingallowed/ Our Twitter page: https://twitter.com/newthinkallowed Our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/jeffreymishlove/ Our LinkedIn discussion group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13860770/ Our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/VZU9HKK

1hr 2mins

2 Apr 2021

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The True Nature Of Reality (w/Dr. Bernardo Kastrup)

The ZDoggMD Show

Matter is not fundamental to reality, MIND is. And what if that mind had multiple personality disorder? Oh this rabbit hole goes DEEP...Dr. Bernardo Kastrup is the executive director of Essentia Foundation. His work has been leading the modern renaissance of metaphysical idealism, the notion that reality is essentially mental. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy (ontology, philosophy of mind) and another Ph.D. in computer engineering (reconfigurable computing, artificial intelligence). As a scientist, Bernardo has worked for the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Philips Research Laboratories (where the 'Casimir Effect' of Quantum Field Theory was discovered). He's written a ton of fascinating books; links, full video and more: https://zdoggmd.com/bernardo-kastrupYour support keeps us independent and mild-to-moderately awesome: https://zdoggmd.com/supportersShow, podcast, music, support, shop, social media, and email: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd

1hr 54mins

25 Mar 2021

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Bernardo Kastrup on Idealism, Materialism, The Self, and the Connectedness of You and I

Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/lAB21FAXCDEPatreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Id3k7k7mfzahfx2fjqmw3vufb44 iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802Editing: Antonio Pastore00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:34 Bernardo's journey from materialism to idealism 00:07:08 Materialism vs Analytical idealism 00:14:03 Dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality disorder) and consciousness 00:19:20 Why does life has a separate consciousness and not, say, a rock? 00:29:14 What does it mean to "explain" without reductionism? 00:30:25 Why not start with "nothing"? What would a theory like that look like? 00:32:15 What does it mean to "exist"? Do abstractions exist? 00:35:53 Theories of "truth" other than correspondence 00:47:56 Randomness doesn't exist fundamentally 00:51:05 If the mind is deceptive then what do we trust? 00:57:44 Is "Mind At Large" God? Can you pray to it? 01:01:07 Morality and purpose 01:08:12 On disagreements with Joscha Bach 01:12:30 On disagreements with Daniel Dennett 01:17:37 On disagreements with Dawkins 01:19:43 On disagreements with Douglas Hofstadter 01:36:18 If everything is "in the mind" then why are objects independently verified and exert an influence when I'm gone? 01:38:56 On disagreements with Donald Hoffman and Thomas Campbell 01:44:01 The distinction between "in your head" and "in your mind" is crucial 01:54:39 On disagreements with Carl Jung 01:57:44 On disagreements with Roger Penrose 01:59:56 Why parsimony in assumptions? Why not many assumptions? 02:06:52 Curt says Bernardo's theory isn't better than the Flying Spaghetti Monster 02:13:48 On Schopenhauer 02:19:30 How to properly read Jung 02:25:11 Bernardo and Curt speak about the "new age" and "woo" 02:31:00 On Deepak Chopra 02:36:53 Does Bernardo fear death? (a story about ego death) 02:49:17 If this reality is a "dream", how much can we control it? 02:54:29 Choice, free will, and becoming a slave voluntarily 02:56:40 The intellect is a bouncer of the heart 02:58:08 The East vs the West have different answers to the suffering of life 03:02:20 The "self" is an illusion worth saving 03:06:02 Bernardo almost killed himself twice, and later found meaning in the suffering 03:10:14 On the pain of writing 03:15:59 Should you ever regret? (Buddhism vs Christianity) 03:20:39 If consciousness is all there is, and the self is an illusion, why did the East get that and not the West? 03:25:48 Can you have morality / ethics within materialism? 03:26:59 What's the weakest point of Bernardo's model? 03:28:25 Is there anything special about biological life? 03:34:36 Logic 03:36:27 What beats rationality? What's the "game of all games"? 03:45:33 How does Bernardo write? What's the process look like? 03:51:19 Bernardo gives Curt advice 04:03:51 Don't feel like "others have it worse." Honor your suffering. 04:06:22 Don't take yourself seriously but take life seriously 04:07:59 Disagreements with Tony Robbins and self-help 04:15:00 Brain as a radio tuner (Plastic Pears) 04:24:29 How to falsify Bernardo's theory? What predictions does his model make? 04:27:29 Other audience questions 04:33:57 These metaphysical questions are dangerous questions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

4hr 46mins

20 Feb 2021