10 ESSENTIAL reads with Bernardo Kastrup

  • Опубліковано 2 жов 2023
  • Read these 10 books and it will be very hard to still believe in a fundamentally physical universe.
    Essentia is starting its own book club on UA-cam! In a series of videos, we will discuss 20th-century must reads by authors like Carl Gustav Jung, Noam Chomsky and Thomas Kuhn, to seminal work by idealists such as Schopenhauer. And, of course, we will pay tribute to foundational ancients texts as discussed by, for instance, Peter Kingsley and Patrick Harpur. As a starter, Hans Busstra asked Bernardo Kastrup to pick 10 books from his own shelf that most influenced his philosophical work. In this video, Bernardo briefly runs through the main ideas put forward in these books and how they changed his life. In the upcoming videos, Hans will do the homework by reading and reviewing these 10 books. You are, of course, invited to read along and send in your own insights and questions (please do so via our UA-cam community page: www.youtube.com/@essentiafoun.... The first book to be discussed after this video will be ‘Answer to Job,’ by Carl Gustav Jung.
    00:00 Introduction
    01:50 #1 Answer to Job - Carl Gustav Jung
    07:25 #2 On the Nature of the Psyche - Carl Gustav Jung
    14:28 #3 Saving the Appearances - Owen Barfield
    20:03 #4 The Philosophers' Secret Fire - Patrick Harpur
    24:38 #5 The Structure of Scientific Revolutions - Thomas S. Kuhn
    32:00 #6 The Sense of the World - Adrés Ortiz-Osés
    34:30 #7 Language and Mind - Noam Chomsky
    42:53 #8 Passport to Magonia - Jacques Vallée
    44:48 #9 The World as Will and Representation - Arthur Schopenhauer
    54:18 #10 Reality - Peter Kingsley
    Copyright © 2023 by Essentia Foundation. All rights reserved.


  • Borntooearly
    Borntooearly 5 днів тому +4

    Huge respect for mentioning Valle and his book. With Bernardo we have yet another brilliant intellectual accepting the reality of UAP and the phenomenon and the new paradigm we’re about to enter. Fascinating times ahead

  • Van Lennon
    Van Lennon 14 днів тому +95

    1. Jung = Answer to Job
    2. Jung = On the Nature of Psyche
    3. Owen Barfield = Savingthe Apperances
    4. Patrick Harpur = The Philosopher's Secret Files
    5. Thomas S. Kuhn = The Structure of Scientific Revolution
    6. Andrès Ortiz-Oses = The Sense of the World
    7. Noam Chomsky = Language of Mind
    8. Jacques Vallée = Passport to Magonia
    9. Arthur Schopenhauer = The World as Will and Representation
    10. Peter Kingsley= Reality

    • Daniel Belquer
      Daniel Belquer 13 днів тому +6

      Thank you!

    • RM Mccarthy
      RM Mccarthy 9 днів тому +2

      Thanks, 475!

    • Byd Sawret
      Byd Sawret 5 днів тому


    • Adolf Stalin
      Adolf Stalin 3 дні тому

      I could only find a handful of these in the states but it’s whatever

    • Byd Sawret
      Byd Sawret 3 дні тому

      @Adolf Stalin the jung at least should findable, routledge press

  • Eric John
    Eric John 12 днів тому +3

    Woah, Jacques Vallée. Such a courageous choice. And I absolutely agree-it's the rhinoceros in the living room. The existential, technological, political, religious and academic consequences for this revelation can't be overstated. It is quite literally the most profound realization for us as a species - yet, all of academia is in total denial. Liked/subscribed.

  • Michael Hellerslien
    Michael Hellerslien 3 дні тому +3

    I've read "Reality" five times and am looking forward to the sixth.

  • Marshal McDonald
    Marshal McDonald 16 днів тому +20

    Only just started watching this vid but already the WARMTH of these two men is palpable. I've noticed that about healthy-minded people--they are firm in their beliefs and practices while having warmth in their personalities. Thanks for this terrific video. Also I feel that 'Saving the Appearances' by Owen Barfield is indeed a profound and accessible survey of thought and consciousness.

  • Sam Rowbotham
    Sam Rowbotham 15 днів тому +8

    I have all these books and because like Jung I have a strong interest in Gnosticism my recommendation would be The Exegesis of Philip K Dick the American Sci-fi writer whose books were so good several were turned into Hollywood movies. Phil states in this book that he like Jung was a Gnostic.
    Two questions dominated Phil's thoughts throughout his life, What does it mean to be human and what is the true nature of reality!
    At a famous press conference in France in 1977 Phil talked about retrocausation, the future influencing the past, and claimed he had lived the future in an Ouspensky time loop and 13 years before Nick Bostrom claimed, we were in a simulation.

  • Jo Charles - My Tai Chi
    Jo Charles - My Tai Chi 12 днів тому +4

    Thanks for sharing. What a fabulous set of books. 🙂🙏🏼

  • Tmnb
    Tmnb 13 днів тому +4

    I feel great affinity and a strange closeness to You Bernado. I really appreciate you and all that you do and all that you are. I never normally say this or comment on anything but Thankyou for sharing yourself and all that comes through you 🙏

  • jrcollins
    jrcollins 15 днів тому +2

    Very interesting discussion. It was pleasing to see Bernardo crediting Schopenhauer with being the most important figure within Idealism which he undoubtedly is. The World as Will and Representation is a such a seminal book and the work a a true genius. He produced the first fully fleshed out version of Idealism with mainstream Western philosophy.

  • Ben Mulvey
    Ben Mulvey 15 днів тому +10

    Very interesting talk, as ever Bernardo does a great job of communicating. Early on (about the 11-minute mark) he made a distinction between approaching this topic experientially or conceptually. I think this distinction is key, and is why so many maths/logic/left-brain types can be trapped in illusions when it comes to talking about consciousness. It's because they lack direct experience of all of it, that the more mystical/spiritual have. Hence they end up going around in circles. You could do another Top 10 Books list, just about the experiential side of this issue. Stuff like the Bardo Thodol, Terrence McKenna, Aleister Crowley, Dion Fortune, Israel Regardie, Rudolph Steiner.

    • Peter Harris
      Peter Harris 12 днів тому

      experientially or conceptually, is in its a paradigm.

    • Space City Motovlogs
      Space City Motovlogs 4 дні тому

      I really enjoy McKenna and Steiner. Never heard of the others you listed but I'll check them out.

  • Caio Rossi
    Caio Rossi 16 днів тому +29

    Barfield was a member of The Inklings, which included CS Lewis and Tolkien, who is said to have been profoundly influenced by Barfield.

      MILESVSOLDIER 15 днів тому +2

      I wasn't aware of this. Thank you!

    • whoaitstiger
      whoaitstiger 14 днів тому +1

      This is awesome, thanks for this insight!

    • Gregory Swain
      Gregory Swain 12 днів тому +3

      I was assigned Barfield for a History of Science course in uni, and Kuhn the following year - same Prof included Castaneda and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, the latter being the topic for our term paper. (But I'd already read Pirsig a decade prior as a teenager, which is when it changed my life - and WHY I was in that course taught by Morris Berman, who wrote The Reenchantment of the World :)

    • Michael Dillon
      Michael Dillon 11 днів тому +2

      What joy it would have been to share a pint with those exulted people in the Eagle and Child in Oxford .

    • Nifft Batuff
      Nifft Batuff 3 дні тому

      Ok, thanks for the warning.

    MILESVSOLDIER 15 днів тому +15

    This is priceless! Thank you, Bernardo and Hans!

  • Diego M
    Diego M 14 днів тому +8

    Glad to see Kuhn. Super underrated philosopher of science.

  • Timber Oakland
    Timber Oakland 13 днів тому +4

    Marcus Mueller deserves so much more limelight 🎉
    His "Law without law" was truly awe-inspiring read for me

  • Christopher Shinn
    Christopher Shinn 16 днів тому +10

    A wonderful interview. Hans has been a tremendous addition for the Essentia Foundation.

  • denis tremblay
    denis tremblay 14 днів тому +2

    I already read these books and it is a good choices...But if you read one writer read all Owen Barfield books because they are simple to read and very deep...Kingsley book is better than any thriller then ... And moving in a unique way...It is his best book... But about linguistic nothing beat Gustave Guillaume not even Chomsky...But very hard to study for english reader...
    I will recommend Wolfgang Schad book about mammals a life changing book... After Goethe book about plants...

  • Pedro M
    Pedro M 2 дні тому

    Wonderful. I actually discovered Bernardo through Patrick Harpur. Some googling one day led me from Harpur to 'Meaning in Absurdity,' which is one of the most important books I've ever read. Both writers helped to soothe my soul, if only a little bit. But that's more than most. I'm very grateful.

  • Михаил
    Михаил 16 днів тому +64

    Analytic idealism shares a lot of parallels with Advaita Vedanta. I watch lectures by Swami Sarvapriyananda and recommend them to all who are interested in this mode of thought.

    • Cash Globe
      Cash Globe 15 днів тому +4

      Then you’d definitely love Bernardo’s chat with Swamiji :) I agree there are many parallels, Advaita is a bit more like Dual Aspect Monism but I feel it’s somewhere in-between Idealism and Dual Aspect Monism. In Advaita, Brahman is the Ultimate Reality, from which consciousness and the illusory material world both arise. Idealism says that Consciousness is the Ultimate Reality. DAM says that there is an underlying reality from where the consciousness we experience and the material world are manifested. However, in Advaita, Consciousness is more fundamental than the material world. It’s Existence-Consciousness-Bliss. Idealism is Consciousness. Dual Aspect Monism is Existence: Consciousness/Matter. So again, it’s somewhere in between 🤪

    • Misael David
      Misael David 14 днів тому +2


    • Marcin_R
      Marcin_R 14 днів тому

      ​@Cash Globe The way you describe advaita as a mode of thought can't be what it really is because that is just a point of view from someone looking at it from the outside. The "outside" is more figurative because the real vantage point here is another mode of thinking. Like an intellectual filter that compares and categorizes what it sees into it's own manner of seeing. That's where we get all these isms.
      Where as advaita itself deals with looking at things from the "inside" and again this is speaking figuratively because the inside is your own direct and actual experience and that is above any intellectual translation or mental imagery.

    • Fearless Wisdom
      Fearless Wisdom 11 днів тому

      Analytic idealism is closer to Yogacara Buddhism, since Vedanta is theistic and analytic idealism is not.

    • Michael Dillon
      Michael Dillon 6 днів тому

      I humbly say that I think you are correct on many levels . Swami Sarvapriyananda is a brilliant orator . Also for a long time I thought that quantum physics , more and more , was giving a scientific basis to advaita Vedanta . Also Idealism gives a philosophical basis to advaita . Bernardo brings all these elements together . He had a great discussion with Swami Sarvapriyananda and is due to have one with Michael James , who knows a great deal indeed about the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi ( who is/ was the embodiment of Advaita Vedanta) . ✌️🙏🕉️

  • Scott Norvell
    Scott Norvell 14 днів тому +4

    Wow! This was so much more than a list of books. I learned so much about the history of philosophy and many other topics. Thanks for this. Fantastic!

  • Craig Bowers
    Craig Bowers 16 днів тому +17

    Oh, only halfway through this video and it is already saved on my "Best of BK" playlist. I am laughing in part because I got "into" BK and idealism seriously about a year ago and have been struggling to decide what books I should read to fully understand idealism.
    (If any of you have suggestions for good books to read for somebody who is still a "beginner" please feel free to lmk! I've read all of BK's books and am trying to get started with getting a better comprehension of idealism's history and growth. Thanks!)

  • blackbirdriver
    blackbirdriver 16 днів тому +50

    Rudolf Steiner used to point out, that it is futile to try an defeat materialism, as it is simply one of a variety of viewpoints of thinking (idealism being another one). It's findings are not wrong, they just represent one of many angles. People spend too much time nailing themselves to one point of view, where they could try to move in thinking, and view an object from various positions.

    • Abbas the Alchemist
      Abbas the Alchemist 15 днів тому +8

      Very true. But our so-called materialists only do have a half-ass job of understanding Matter. To be a true materialist is to view matter and perceive it in all its strangeness and numinosity.

    • Kevin Logan
      Kevin Logan 14 днів тому +1

      @Abbas the Alchemist happy to see you here brother

    • Linda Rae Reneau
      Linda Rae Reneau 14 днів тому +3

      Or one could say materialism is correct within its domain but is a special set within a larger set, not the totality of reality but pertaining to a spectrum or part of reality that can be accessed by material perception and material tools.

    • Abbas the Alchemist
      Abbas the Alchemist 14 днів тому +5

      @Linda Rae Reneau I agree, this is certainly the case. And so-called Materialists look at the surface of things and think they've apprehended the essence of the Material. They cut a fruit in half and gaze inside thinking they've reached one step closer to deciphering the mystery of matter yet fail to notice that all they've revealed is yet another surface. Matter is paradoxically impenetrable and infinitely divisible.

    • Brad Modd
      Brad Modd 14 днів тому +2

      Likewise the physicist Rovelli points out the same thing, that we don't know what matter or ideas are yet, so it is too soon to reduce the universe to one or the other and he claims that most quantum physicists take this position and that he doesn't know any of the so called Materialists that BK rallies against because it was accepted science from 150 years ago, not today.

  • Aidan Hall
    Aidan Hall 14 днів тому +1

    Another outstanding episode, thank you for all you do Bernardo and team 🙏🏻

  • AlienWatch420
    AlienWatch420 15 днів тому +4

    Surprised not to see Plato on here but good list none the less. I’m going to pick up a couple of these. Also, really interested in the red book now.

  • Adam D
    Adam D 15 днів тому +2

    Great video! It's helpful to hear Bernardo's perspective on the contents of these books. To say the least, he has a knack for explaining things well. Would love to hear more about the history of materialism. Any Essentia videos around this topic would be awesome. Apparently the hard problem of consciousness wasn't a thing before the enlightenment era? You talked about projecting the linguistic structure onto the world (e.g., thing exists outside of me). Since ontological views seem to be cultural, was there something different about language before the enlightenment? Keep up the great work!

  • Timber Oakland
    Timber Oakland 13 днів тому +2

    Thank you very much for all the books shared!
    To my shame I haven't read any of them, except for Schopenhauer. He's my childhood hero after all 😊
    As for Bernardo, Im as impressed with his brilliance, as confused with his view on the tragedy in Ukraine. Provided you believe in "from all things One and from One thing all" there could be no universal good or evil, where you stand is what you see.
    In case you believe in a free will - consequentially you believe that either side can stop the conflict in 24hrs. And if both choose not to - both are equivalently evil.
    In case you dont believe in a free will - you have to treat the tragedy of war as a natural disaster (human species are a part of nature after all) with no one really left to blame.

  • Siriusly
    Siriusly 15 днів тому +3

    A very compelling list and overview - thank you for this. Bernardo, I have several of your books and have seen you on New Thinking Allowed a few times. It would be awesome if you wrote a book focusing on Daimons! Please consider doing so. Cheers from Toronto, Canada

  • Nathan Anderson
    Nathan Anderson 15 днів тому +11

    This is one of the channels that gave me the courage to start my UA-cam channel 6 months ago about self development. Now I have 501 subs and > 100 hours of watch time. I know it’s not comparable with others but I’m still proud I started because I’ve been learning so many lessons that I could haven’t learned without getting started in the 1st place.

  • Electron Donor
    Electron Donor 11 днів тому

    So excited for this series!

  • Timothy Colman
    Timothy Colman 15 днів тому +9

    Great idea to share the roots of your ideas in books.

  • Mike Davis
    Mike Davis 10 днів тому

    Can't wait for future videos! I've tried reading Schopenhauer, I just didn't get it. Kuhn was very influential for me, thats the one book I've read in this list. I feel I'm going to be pretty skeptical about Passport to Magonia, but I will try not to pre-judge. I've tried reading Kastrup's own The Idea of the World..., but I found it pretty tough going also.

  • Quadrivium Magicae
    Quadrivium Magicae 14 днів тому +3

    A wonderful talk. One note: The Red Book is a Magician’s grimoire.

  • Mickeyislowd
    Mickeyislowd 13 днів тому

    I really enjoyed this discussion and I am just starting out in reading philosophy so this was great. Thank-u Essential Foundation and of course Bernardo:)

  • The Tree Of Life
    The Tree Of Life 13 днів тому

    Love this Jung , Patrick Harpur- Daimonic Reality is also a great read.
    Bernardo is one of my hero’s👍

  • Four Shore
    Four Shore 13 днів тому +4

    wow cool to see passport to magonia on that list! the only one i have read of them. it had a deep impact on me as well. when i first heard of this book i thought it sounded absolutely loopy but boy did i do a 180 after educating myself more and reading it.

  • Inglês tá em Tudo - by teacher Leandro

    This is one of the best videos I've watched on Essentia Foundation! I'll start from Answer to Job ! Thank you so much!

  • Christian S
    Christian S 16 днів тому +9

    great!!! you should do more videos like this one.

  • Neil Gilfillan
    Neil Gilfillan 10 днів тому +1

    Great interview. I already don't believe in the physical universe but discovered Kastrup after arriving at this conclusion. That seems to be a thing, LOL. I think we are a single electron existing within an older, homogenous, Universe I call Tao. The electrons bond together, since they no longer become matter, and a frequency is created. We are particles within that common frequency. If so, then each electron might be playing out every conceivable possibility from a unique action which spawned it. Like ripples from a stone's splash. If that's true then each electron would do the job of a string, or multiverse, and it's simpler. We know electrons exist.

  • albert cipriani
    albert cipriani 11 днів тому

    You guys are great! A friend of mine sent this chat of yours my way… and I subscribed to your channel as a result. That act of mine trumps any adjectives I might otherwise throw your way. Cheers

  • Wgp79
    Wgp79 15 днів тому +2

    In regards to the fine tuning problem, I would check out Tom Campbell's explanation ( which does not involve parallel universes ), it's the best one I've heard so far. In short, this is a simulation which was run and tested many times , most of which failed because the initial conditions were not right. It was started again, maybe thousands of times, each time tweaking a certain function until it found the right balance of physical laws that worked . That's why this virtual reality we call the physical universe appears to be fine tuned, because it was. No big problem if you follow MBT !

  • Philna Smith
    Philna Smith 12 днів тому

    Great discussion - thank you

  • Tom Thumb
    Tom Thumb 16 днів тому +12

    Oh guys, I love these 1 to 1 chats, ❤️🇬🇧

  • Kevin Byrne
    Kevin Byrne 2 дні тому

    Great video, I've already ordered Answer to Job and will read World as Will and Representation next

  • I
    I 14 днів тому

    Bernado never disappoints, while always stirring the hornet's nest of the over indoctrinated.

  • Eleanna Kritikaki
    Eleanna Kritikaki 14 днів тому +1

    Hans is such an adorable guy .
    And I owe my mental sanity to Bernardo and this is no joke.

  • ProbablyJacob
    ProbablyJacob 12 днів тому +1

    insane that "the case against reality" by Donald Hoffman isnt on this list

  • The Lost Scrapbook
    The Lost Scrapbook 15 днів тому +3

    More lightly structures conversations like this, please!

  • Sublimeister
    Sublimeister 4 дні тому

    In Non-duality, Idealism and Materialism are two-sides of the same Coin. 🙏🏻😊

  • alexjan108
    alexjan108 15 днів тому +15

    Thank you both Hans and Bernardo for this beautiful, enriching talk.
    Seeing the last 3 months many of Bernardo interviews on many different platforms, which i also value very very high, i found some pattern in his approach to eastern philosophies similar to that of Jung. There was some resistance of Jung towards the eastern approach mentioned by Heinrich Zimmer who wished he would have visited the great Maharishi in Tiruvanamalai on his trip through India. But Jung did not go there and if i remember properly he told him, what i could find there…“ There is no village or country road where that broad-branched tree cannot be found in whose shade the ego struggles for its own abolition, drowning the world of multiplicity in the All and All-Oneness of Universal Being“ It is obvious an excuse which Zimmer really hit. I think Jung felt that going there he could not have gone on with his western approach of thinking or giving birth his alchemistic ideas with which he was pregnant at that time. He felt that he was not ready or did not want a short cut and he would have been stigmatised as running to a Guru which would have ruined his whole work. Although Bernardo is having deep knowledge of eastern traditions and is having even Nisargattas I am That on his book shelf, very very often he says people pursuing eastern paths want to escape suffering. This maybe a reason in orthodox introductions of Vedanta,/ advaita vedanta, but really none, really none of the known personalities like Nisargadatta, Vivekananda , Ramakrishna, Jogananda, Ramana and many other western seekers verbalised ever that escapism was ever there goal, it was always finding god, experiencing god. The same with real Christian followers. They want to be in the holy Spirit and nobody aspires suffering as end in itself. Of course due to the dramatic life of Jesus, and the many writings about suffering it got a tool, a stepping stone towards god which was valued very much in western traditions.
    Please go on! Best regards from Vienna !!! Forgive my amateurish thoughts.

    • Steven Pham
      Steven Pham 15 днів тому +1

      Coming from an Eastern background, I cannot imagine a way which (psychological) suffering is THE way to god. My limited knowledge of Western thoughts reconciles with this is this: the path to god is a sacrificial path, if suffering comes along the way then it is ok to suffer (not that you HAVE to suffer in order to get to god). Wonder your thoughts on it?

    • copyninja
      copyninja 2 дні тому

      People search for God to escape suffering

  • Lokesh parihar
    Lokesh parihar 15 днів тому +2

    34:25 physics is the syntax of nature
    1:02:18 markus muller

  • John Kijkt
    John Kijkt 12 днів тому

    It seems important, given the title, to crush things. In this case 'materialism'. Chapeaux!

  • Munesh Chauhan
    Munesh Chauhan 6 днів тому

    The book "I Am That" was missed in the list of books. Nonetheless, great pointers by Bernardo.

  • Mary
    Mary 16 днів тому +4

    Thank you. I'd love to have a guided tour through these books, or a book club with a knowlegeable leader. Is that coming? Thanks again.

    • Essentia Foundation
      Essentia Foundation  15 днів тому +2

      Yes, I'm working on that! First book to discuss is 'Answer to Job' by Carl Gustav Jung, let me know if you have any particular questions on that book!

  • Thomas Simmons
    Thomas Simmons 6 днів тому +1

    Perhaps I'll try psychedelics to understand Bernardo's take on the Tragedy of Ukraine. Everything else he says is crystal clear to me straight, no chaser.
    "History is a nightmare I'm trying to wake up from."
    James Joyce

    MILESVSOLDIER 15 днів тому

    I love Bernard when he starts off. I don't want to be too cryptic. lol I can't eat now after that. On another note Jung and Schopenhauer have greatly inspired me and of course Kastrup.

  • Psy Files
    Psy Files 15 днів тому +1

    Great idea! Love this

  • Daniel Lawlor
    Daniel Lawlor 8 днів тому +1

    I can't remember a video that I have enjoyed so much as this one; a totally fascinating short but deep-ish dive into mind, philosophy and metaphysics. Each of these authors, each of these books purports to support Idealism, and they sure do, and they enlighten us along the way. Nevertheless, I cannot help but feel that the conclusion is wrong-minded (not wrong). Idealism still, like Materialism is still a label for a perspective that is incomplete. True truth is complete, whole, undivided. A Zen teacher once said that the world is not monistic, not dualistic but both and neither. Western thought will never get there, because it is so limited by the restrictions of language and logic, which I think Bernardo even admits to (to his credit) at one point. It interests me that Art and Music are never mentioned, why would they be, they are not in books, they are living embodiments of physical reality, mind, consciousness and something that transcends words. The same Zen teacher (a very famous one) also mentioned that its ok to feed the mind with words, but the truth, reality and a way-of-being that resonates with nature, does not live in books. Your new subscriber, thanks for the food ... Daniel Lawlor. (the Tao that can be stated is not the true Tao)

    • 1sanremy
      1sanremy 7 днів тому +2

      Not sure if we are ready to embrasse TETRAVALENT logic ( true, false, both, neither) but my humble ass agrees that the DIVINE CREATION's nature is beyond LANGUAGE and LOGIC, so UNKNOWABLE by our EGO. Peace & love

    • Daniel Lawlor
      Daniel Lawlor 6 днів тому +1

      Thanks for your comment. I think these Zen master types present logical paradoxes in the form of Koans to try to show that reality is beyond language and logic as you said. Cheers.@1sanremy

    • 1sanremy
      1sanremy 6 днів тому

      @Daniel Lawlor Thanx for your feedback. "Why did the sages come from the north ? because of the tree in the garden " The aim is to interrupt the rationnal thinking of the neophyte and push him in the satori's direction. My humble understanding...P&L

  • J. Moore
    J. Moore 4 дні тому

    This was fantastic

  • Anand Damani
    Anand Damani 5 днів тому

    The western and eastern thinking are both useful .
    It is time we filled in the gaps in both to create a complete picture for the next generation.
    God and Soul are the two missing pieces that we can explain, know and understand both logically and experientially. I have done that and so am in bliss and peace always.

  • ConceptualVisions
    ConceptualVisions 15 днів тому +5

    You should add "my big toe" by Thomas Campbell to that list. A physicist who is currently redoing the double-slit experiment, trying to prove that the diffraction pattern (or absent of it) is caused by a consciousness (non-material observation). In other words, consciousness is fundamental to reality, and the strange behavior with the double-slit experiment comes from needing an observer (consciousness) to create "data" in this world. So our "task" in this world, is to enhance the quality of our consciousness, and that is what this world is about. This is what life is. Just being, just learning, just interacting, making choices, learning from those choices, then make better choices.

  • Okra
    Okra 16 днів тому +2

    Yes Kingsley!
    I hope more people read him.

    • Abbas the Alchemist
      Abbas the Alchemist 15 днів тому

      Absolutely agree!

    • Pneumanon
      Pneumanon 13 днів тому

      I have been feeling the pull to read Reality for a few years now, as well as the work of Corbin/Cheetham. I keep putting it off. Something tells me it will open up doors I won't be able to close again.

    • Abbas the Alchemist
      Abbas the Alchemist 13 днів тому +1

      @Pneumanon I confess that I felt the exact same trepidation and sense of crossing a threshold as you describe with respect to Reality. I can assure you, my life has never been the same.

    • heygreydey
      heygreydey 12 днів тому +1

      just imbibed Kingsley’s latest, The Book of Life

  • Rhyothemis princeps
    Rhyothemis princeps 15 днів тому +2

    I've been trying to decide which Vallee book to read 1st. Many recommend The Invisible College, Passport often comes up, but the one I'm most curious about is Messengers of Deception. Unfortunately, my public library system does not have any books by Vallee.

    • colquest
      colquest 14 днів тому

      Surely they are cheap on Amazon

    • Kulturkriget
      Kulturkriget 11 днів тому

      How about Dimensions?

  • Michael Ehling
    Michael Ehling 15 днів тому +1

    What a good idea: a book club to whet our appetites or quench our thirst.

  • Michael Hellerslien
    Michael Hellerslien 3 дні тому

    Heidegger also wrote a book called Parmenides that is worth inclusion.

  • Silent Witness
    Silent Witness 16 днів тому +5

    Bernardo 👍🏻 The Cure 👍🏻 Patrick Harpur 👍🏻

  • Gonzo Govi
    Gonzo Govi 15 днів тому +1

    There are two conversations I would like to listen to before my life is gone. One is Kastrup with Wolfgang Smith and Kastrup with Vervaeke.

    • Pneumanon
      Pneumanon 13 днів тому +2

      Kastrup & Vervaeke have had discussions on Curt Jaimungal's Theory of Everything youtube channel.

    • Gonzo Govi
      Gonzo Govi 2 дні тому +1

      @Pneumanon thank you very much for the info. I am a follower of TOE. Thank you again.

  • Ken Sewell
    Ken Sewell 8 днів тому

    To mention Jung in the same breathe as Schopenhauer is beyond the pale.

  • Noreen Quinn
    Noreen Quinn 15 днів тому

    Bernardo, did you ever consider writing a book about Carl Jung's wife?
    I imagine she could shed an interesting perspective on Carl Jung.

  • Pneumanon
    Pneumanon 13 днів тому +2

    I need a job where I can justify reading all day.

  • Mike Davis
    Mike Davis 10 днів тому +1

    Why couldn't it be that fundamentally, the "material" and "mental" are really the same? Maybe this is what these Idealist concepts in fact advocate -- I can't wait to find out! Ha ha! I think my own upbringing in a Christian environment, and training in Natural Sciences, and although rejecting literal interpretation of creation accounts, and in fact most "miracle" claims, still the deep spiritual upbringing has formed me--and makes me open to Idealist ideas. And interest in psychology, due to my own struggle with OCD, depression, anxiety, has brought me to the point where I'm more and more interested in philosophy, even though empirical science is my first love and my bread and butter. :) In recent years I'm beginning to understand that "just in my mind" does not mean unreal! In fact my memories, my personality, all the important stuff about me, one can say is "just in my mind". OK I'll stop making long comments...and read and listen more! Thank you Bernardo and Hans for this, and I'm looking forward to watching more Essentia Foundation videos!

  • String Vest
    String Vest День тому

    Was thinking same thing about Passport to Magonia.

  • NDEs debunk cancerous religion and materialism

    :3 Out 3 hours ago.

  • JimmieOakland
    JimmieOakland 10 днів тому +2

    I thought that I read a few years back that someone had successfully rebutted Chomsky's idea of the inborn "universal language" that is based in human biology. I can't remember the name of the linguist or exactly his argument. Does that sound familiar to anyone?

  • M Frusciante
    M Frusciante 9 днів тому

    Great video.

  • Al Cannistraro
    Al Cannistraro 2 дні тому

    Re 8. Jacques Vallée = Passport to Magonia, what does Bernardo know and how does he know it?

  • html_krit
    html_krit 15 днів тому

    Thanks, I was waiting for this.

  • The observer
    The observer 9 днів тому

    I just HAVE to get my hands on these materials!

  • C S Hughes
    C S Hughes 9 днів тому +1

    If rationalism, logic, reason and argument are the mental cognate of materialism, then explanations can never bring us closer to the universe of mind. Only art, ritual, and the poetic can.

  • Biswajit B
    Biswajit B 14 днів тому

    Great! Why not discuss about J Krishnamurti in this context? Thanks.

  • Jim Luckett
    Jim Luckett 15 днів тому +2

    Excellent discussion, but I felt that Hans missed a key opportunity. When BK stated that ufo disclosure would happen in the next few years, the question would be: “Does this prediction arise from your understanding of idealism, or are you privy to insider information?” Or at the very least: “What makes you say that with such confidence?” It struck me as an unusual statement coming from BK. Not because of the ufo reference, but because he was making a specific prediction about the future based on nothing he had said up to that point. It seemed out of character for him. I sensed BK wanted a follow up question, but the topic made Hans uncomfortable.

    • Essentia Foundation
      Essentia Foundation  15 днів тому +4

      Indeed, I was a bit unprepared for this one:) and didn't want to go to deep into a rabbit hole during our conversation, but from a journalistic point of view I should have pushed on... So WILL follow up on this with Bernardo in our next sit down conversation. Thanks for this honest feedback, it's helpful!!

  • Olivier Goethals
    Olivier Goethals 15 днів тому

    Thx you Bernardo😊

  • Selwyn Rodda
    Selwyn Rodda День тому

    These books absolutely do not crush materialism.

  • Михаил
    Михаил 16 днів тому +3

    I would add Stanislaw Grof and his books on transpersonal psychology based on the results of a large array of experiments with LSD that he gave his patients as treatment. His books influenced my worldview.

  • Stefan 69
    Stefan 69 7 днів тому

    Reducing Schopenhauer to biographical anecdote...almost...oh and Iain McGilchrist is missing

  • Iim Cornell
    Iim Cornell 15 днів тому +1

    That BK is not widely considered one of the most brilliant thinkers of our times is a sad commentary on the intelligence of our so-called intelligentsia. What I would give for a dinner --- a very (very) long dinner --- with him.

  • Maciek Janicki
    Maciek Janicki 15 днів тому

    WOW! Is Bernardo referencing NHI disclosure regarding Jacques Vallee book?

    • Jacob Harrison
      Jacob Harrison 15 днів тому

      Yes, but he did say the book would be helpful for people so as not to take a wrong turn and misinterpret things. So who knows quite what he means? Have to read it to find out, I suppose!

  • KM
    KM 13 днів тому

    Hmm, so recently I was thinking about "man is made in God's image" and the thought that God has a dark side and is evolving, same as individual human beings, entered my imagination. I then thought - this makes sense - all of life is one evolving organism, and the human mind breaks it into discrete objects and processes because of the current material/physical limitations of the mind that exist in this evolutionary moment. And my next thought was - why dont people speak of this? why haven't I come across that perspective before? Maybe this isnt what Jung is saying (I haven't read the book) but it did remind me of those recent thoughts.

  • M24
    M24 11 днів тому

    man/wombman is borm tripping, finding his heavens and hells as the drug of life runs its course, gardening is/was the original goto straightner. lol. i will read some books some day :) edit: Druges: old franco/dutch for dry spices and herbs :)

    • albert cipriani
      albert cipriani 11 днів тому

      Yep. Man is born tripping…
      and then came The Fall…
      into civilization, so-called.

    NTRSN 16 днів тому +3

    Heel interessant .

  • whoaitstiger
    whoaitstiger 14 днів тому

    Look at that, the 10k subscriber video was two weeks ago, and we are already almost at 12k. The snowball is rolling guys!

  • mike cooper
    mike cooper 10 днів тому

    Read Greg Goode's book, the Direct Path.

  • Q
    Q 12 днів тому

    Why go to the extremes? Materialism is also a part of life which you can enjoy tremendously.

  • Norma Odenthal
    Norma Odenthal 16 днів тому +6

    God is definitely infused within nature. There is no division between nature and supernature. For an excellent book on this, see David Bentley Hart’s “You Are Gods.” I would love to see a discussion between Bernardo and David Bentley Hart, who also wrote an interesting article in response to Chalmer’s book Reality Plus, called Reality Minus.

    • Jan Klaas
      Jan Klaas 15 днів тому +1

      A Einstein saw the univerrse as god

    • colquest
      colquest 14 днів тому

      I'm waiting for a discussion between Ed Feser and Bernado

    • Norma Odenthal
      Norma Odenthal 9 днів тому +1

      @colquest that should also prove to be very interesting, although a discussion between Feser and David Bentley Hart would be even more interesting; but I have my suspicions that it probably won’t happen.

  • Francesco
    Francesco 16 днів тому +4

    so interesting ...

  • Michael Dillon
    Michael Dillon 6 днів тому

    Bernardo is so brainy , rumour is that ' god ' often consults him about the nature of realty ,existence , and indeed the nature of gid Himself 😅✌️🕉️

  • moesy
    moesy 16 днів тому +4

    Years ago Bernardo was a fan of Swedenborg. I wonder why he never mentions the guy anymore?

    • Cash Globe
      Cash Globe 15 днів тому

      I’ve never heard him mention that name. Could you point me to some resources where he discusses him?

    • Binra
      Binra 13 днів тому

      Fan is a poor choice of word. If we are inspired in ways that shift our appreciation of life, we become an embodiment of that as our own integrative understanding and development. There may be many gifts received through people who we choose not to stay in the frame of their thinking or even accept the whole of their thought.
      Overtly spiritual frameworks of thought are not able to bridge the Cartesian split, in an age of scientism - along with a plethora of irrational reactions of magical or ungrounded thinking.

  • Ignacio
    Ignacio 6 днів тому

    It would be a huge stretch to criticize materialism with jung

  • casgoodie
    casgoodie 16 днів тому +1

    Combining Bernardo's contemporary approach to Neville Goddard's interpretation of the Bible could bring so much clarity to humanity

  • Sergan Yousuf
    Sergan Yousuf 6 днів тому

    Vibrational Medicine by Richard Gerber MD.

  • Met A.
    Met A. 3 дні тому

    Don't you think it's time we left this weird desire for there to be one answer to everything and instead embraced that reality is multifaceted. Chasing after the notion of overarching singular truth in everything is narrow-minded, IMHO. Truth, validity, and similar characterisations are attributes of context and scope.

  • 4DMANA
    4DMANA 15 днів тому +2

    Hey guys I am loving your videos! True fan but can you sort out the audio post production - they need to be louder in general and sometimes one voice drowns out another

    • 4DMANA
      4DMANA 15 днів тому

      I can do it for you if you want!

    • AiamW
      AiamW 2 дні тому

      Yes, i also missed key words at times, notably the name of his recommended version of Schopenhauer. Showing the books clearly on screen helps counter this, thankyou. I struggled a little with Bernardo's accent but not because his accent was too difficult to the ear, but because the audio wasn't clear enough to be able to hrar him clearly. I don't know the first thing about audio production but i would describe it as 'it felt the mic was too far away', or 'like i was at the back of a big room & wished i'd sat closer to the front'. Whilst on my whinge box i would also say i really appreciated the language style comments such as hard/easy read, best edition etc etc, however, this was well covered for some titles but not all for others. But what a fabulous talk, thankyou. 😊👍

    • 4DMANA
      4DMANA 2 дні тому

      @AiamW Thanks for your reply! Yeh I guess if your not happy with the original recording theres not a lot you can do.. what I meant is the audio needs to be normalised so that it is as loud as it can be without distorting, and for some videos where one voice is significantly quieter than another, ideally the gain should be manually automated in the DAW so that the volume goes up when that person is speaking.