Awakening from the Meaning Crisis

Awakening from the Meaning Crisis

By John Vervaeke
John Vervaeke's Awakening from the Meaning Crisis.

This is a podcast adapted from the video series, which can be found here: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
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Ep. 50 - Tillich and Barfield
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
1:02:58
December 28, 2019
Ep. 49 - Corbin and Jung
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
56:35
December 20, 2019
Ep. 48 - Corbin and the Divine Double
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
59:55
December 13, 2019
Ep. 47 - Heidegger
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
56:44
December 10, 2019
Ep. 46 - Conclusion and the Prophets of the Meaning Crisis
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
55:57
November 29, 2019
Ep. 45 - The Nature of Wisdom
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
1:00:28
November 27, 2019
Ep. 44 - Theories of Wisdom
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
54:35
November 27, 2019
Ep. 43 - Wisdom and Virtue
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
59:04
November 27, 2019
Ep. 42 - Intelligence, Rationality, and Wisdom
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
56:53
November 27, 2019
Ep. 41 - What is Rationality?
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
56:47
November 27, 2019
Ep. 40 - Wisdom and Rationality
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
55:25
October 18, 2019
Ep. 39 - The Religion of No Religion
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
56:46
October 11, 2019
Ep. 38 - Agape and 4E Cognitive Science
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
59:07
October 4, 2019
Ep. 37 - Reverse Engineering Enlightenment: Part 2
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
58:09
September 27, 2019
Ep. 36 - Religio, Perennial Problems, and Reverse Engineering Enlightenment
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
56:15
September 20, 2019
Ep. 35 - The Symbol, Sacredness, and the Sacred
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
55:44
September 13, 2019
Ep. 34 - Sacredness: Horror, Music, and the Symbol
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ Books in the Video:  - Michael Anderson - After Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain
58:40
September 6, 2019
Ep. 33 - The Spirituality of RR: Wonder, Awe, Mystery, and Sacredness
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ Books in the Video:  - Robert Fuller - Wonder: From Emotion to Spirituality - George Levine - The Joy of Secularism: 11 Essays for How We Live Now
59:44
August 30, 2019
Ep. 32 - RR in the Brain, Insight, and Consciousness
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ Books in the Video:  - Read Montague -- Your Brain Is (Almost) Perfect: How We Make Decisions
55:27
August 30, 2019
Ep. 31 - Embodied-Embedded RR as Dynamical-Developmental GI
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ 
57:28
August 16, 2019
Ep. 30 - Relevance Realization Meets Dynamical Systems Theory
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ 
58:18
August 9, 2019
Ep. 29 - Getting to the Depths of Relevance Realization
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ Books in the Video: • Harold Brown – Rationality • Christopher Cherniak – Minimal Rationality • Zenon Pylyshyn – Things and Places: How the Mind Connects with the World • Dan Sperber – Relevance: Communication and Cognition
56:08
August 2, 2019
Ep. 28 - Convergence To Relevance Realization
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ 
54:27
July 27, 2019
Ep. 27 - Problem Formulation
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ 
54:46
July 19, 2019
Ep. 26 - Cognitive Science
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ   Books in the video: • Daniel Dennett - Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking • Elijah Millgram - Practical Induction
59:36
July 12, 2019
Ep. 25 - The Clash
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ  Books in the Video:  • Herman Melville - Moby Dick  • L. A. Paul - Transformative Experience
59:16
July 5, 2019
Ep. 24 - Hegel
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ  Books in the Video:  • Eric Perl - Thinking Being: Introduction to Metaphysics in the Classical Tradition  • Merold Westphal - Transcendence and Self-Transcendence: On God and the Soul
55:57
June 28, 2019
Ep. 23 - Romanticism
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ  Books in the Video:  Gary Lachman - Lost Knowledge of the Imagination
56:34
June 21, 2019
Ep. 22 - Descartes vs. Hobbes
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ  Books in the Video:  • Antonio Damasio - Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain
52:47
June 14, 2019
Ep. 21 - Martin Luther and Descartes
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ Books in the Video: · Max Weber - The Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
55:53
June 7, 2019
Ep. 20 - Death of the Universe
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ Books in the Video: · Mark Taylor - After God
54:02
May 31, 2019
Ep. 19 - Augustine and Aquinas
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ Books in the Video: · Saint Augustine - Confessions · Michael Casey - Sacred Reading: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina · Tom Cheetham - World Turned Inside Out: Henry Corbin and Islamic Mysticism · Tom Cheetham - Imaginal Love: The Meanings of Imagination in Henry Corbin and James Hillman · Marc Lewis - Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines his Former Life on Drugs
54:02
May 24, 2019
Ep. 18 - Plotinus and Neoplatonism
 Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ Books in the Video: • April DeConick – The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today • Chris Hedges – I Don’t Believe in Atheists: The Dangerous Rise of the Secular Fundamentalist • Chris Hedges – American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America • Hans Jonas – The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity • Eric Perl – PLOTINUS Ennead V.1: On the Three Primary Levels of Reality • Eric Perl – Thinking Being: Introduction to Metaphysics in the Classical Tradition • Paul Tillich – The Courage to Be
53:50
May 17, 2019
Ep. 17 - Gnosis and Existential Inertia
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ · Harry Frankfurt – The Reasons of Love · Iris Murdoch – The Sovereignty of Good · L. A. Paul – Transformative Experience
54:48
May 10, 2019
Ep. 16 - Christianity and Agape
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
54:38
May 3, 2019
Ep. 15 - Marcus Aurelius and Jesus
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ Books in the Video: · Marcus Aurelius - Meditations · Julian Barnes – A History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters · Erich Fromm – To Have or To Be? · Pierre Hadot - What Is Ancient Philosophy? · Pierre Hadot - Philosophy as a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault · Margaret Visser – Beyond Fate
58:39
April 26, 2019
Ep. 14 - Epicureans, Cynics, and Stoics
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ   Books in the Video:  • Paul Tillich - The Courage to Be
55:45
April 19, 2019
Ep. 13 - Buddhism and Parasitic Processing
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ   Books in the Video:  • Stephen Batchelor – The Awakening of the West: The Encounter of Buddhism and Western Culture • Stephen Batchelor – Buddhism without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening • Stephen Batchelor – Alone with Others: An Existential Approach to Buddhism • Stephen Batchelor – After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age • Marc Lewis – Memoirs of an Addicted Brain
55:02
April 12, 2019
Ep. 12 - Higher States of Consciousness, Part 2
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ  
54:26
April 5, 2019
Ep. 11 - Higher States of Consciousness, Part 1
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ   Books in the Video:  • Hubert Dreyfus and Charles Taylor - Retrieving Realism • Maurice Merleau-Ponty - Phenomenology of Perception • Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman - How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain: The New Science of Transformation • Elaine Scarry - On Beauty and Being Just
58:12
March 29, 2019
Ep. 10 - Consciousness
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ   Books in the Video:  • Bernard Baars - A Cognitive Theory of Consciousness • James Gibson - The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception • Wallace Matson - Sentience • Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman - How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain: The New Science of Transformation • L. A. Paul - Transformative Experience • Steve Taylor - Waking From Sleep: Why Awakening Experiences Occur and How to Make Them Permanent • Giulio Tononi - Phi: A Voyage from the Brain to the Soul • Philip David Zelazo, Morris Moscovitch, and Evan Thompson (Editors) - The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness 
56:31
March 22, 2019
Ep. 9 - Insight
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ   Books in the Video:  • Robert Forman – The Problem of Pure Consciousness: Mysticism and Philosophy • Aldous Huxley – The Perennial Philosophy  • William Miller and Janet C’de Baca – Quantum Change: When Epiphanies and Sudden Insights Transform Ordinary Lives • Michael Polanyi – Knowing and Being • Michael Polanyi – The Tacit Dimension • Sebastian Watzl – Structuring Mind: The Nature of Attention and how it Shapes Consciousness • Wayne Wu - Attention
55:39
March 15, 2019
Ep. 8 - The Buddha and "Mindfulness"
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ   Books in the Video:  • Stephen Batchelor – Alone with Others: An Existential Approach to Buddhism • Michael Eysenck – Cognitive Psychology: A Student’s Handbook • Ellen Langer – Mindfulness  • Christopher Mole – Attention is Cognitive Unison: An Essay in Philosophical Psychology • Amir Raz & Michael Lifshitz – Hypnosis and Meditation: Towards an Integrative Science of Conscious Planes • Susan Wolf – Meaning in Life and Why It Matters
54:33
March 8, 2019
Ep. 7 - Aristotle's World View and Erich Fromm
  Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ   Books in the Video:    · Marcus Aurelius – Meditations  · Karen Armstrong – The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions · R. G. Collingwood – The Principles of Art · Erich Fromm – To Have or To Be? · Clifford Geertz – The Interpretation of Cultures · Eric D. Perl – Thinking Being: Introduction to Metaphysics in the Classical Tradition
56:03
March 1, 2019
Ep. 6 - Aristotle, Kant, and Evolution
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ   Books in the Video:  •Alicia Juarrero - Dynamics in Action: Intentional Behavior as a Complex System •Eric Perl - Thinking Being: Introduction to Metaphysics in the Classical Tradition •Francisco Varela, Eleanor Rosch, and Evan Thompson - The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience
54:38
February 22, 2019
Ep. 5 - Plato and the Cave
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ  Books in the Video: •George Ainslie - Breakdown of Will •Arthur Versluis - Platonic Mysticism: Contemplative Science, Philosophy, Literature, and Art
56:45
February 15, 2019
Ep. 4 - Socrates and the Quest for Wisdom
 Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ  Books in the Video:   •Harry Frankfurt - On Bullshit  •Harry Frankfurt - The Reasons of Love 
57:55
February 15, 2019
Ep. 3 - Continuous Cosmos and Modern World Grammar
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ   Books in the Video: •Carl Jung – Man and His Symbols •Friedrich Nietzsche – Twilight of Idols and Anti-Christ •Paul Tillich – Systematic Theology 
55:59
February 6, 2019
Ep. 2 - Flow, Metaphor, and the Axial Revolution
 Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ   Books in the Video: •Karen Armstrong - The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions •Robert Bellah and Hans Joas (Editors) – The Axial Age and its Consequences •Eric Cline - 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed •Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience •The Dhammapada •Robert Drews - The End of the Bronze Age: Changes in Warfare and the Catastrophe ca. 1200 B.C. •Robin Hogarth – Educating Intuition •Karl Jaspers - The Origin and Goal of Hist •George Lakoff and Mark Johnson - Metaphors We Live By •Steven Pinker - The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined •Arthur Reber - Implicit Learning and Tacit Knowledge: An Essay on the Cognitive Unconscious •Joseph Schear (Editor) - Mind, Reason, and Being-in-the-World: The McDowell-Dreyfus Debate 
58:04
February 6, 2019
Ep. 1 - Introduction
Video series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ   List of Books in the Video: •Michael Anderson - After Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain •Barry Boyce (Editor) - The Mindfulness Revolution: Leading Psychologists, Scientists, Artists, and Meditation Teachers on the Power of Mindfulness in Daily Life •Andy Clark - Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence •Michel Ferrari and Nic Weststrate (Editors) - The Scientific Study of Personal Wisdom: From Contemplative Traditions to Neuroscience •Harry Frankfurt – On Bullsh*t •David Lewis-Williams - The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art •L. A. Paul - Transformative Experience •Massimo Pigliucci - How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life •Matt Rossano - Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved •Daniel Siegel - Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation •Steve Taylor - Waking From Sleep: Why Awakening Experiences Occur and How to Make Them Permanent •John Vervaeke, Christopher Mastropietro, and Filip Miscevic - Zombies in Western Culture: A Twenty-First Century Crisis •Michael Winkelman - Shamanism: A Biopsychosocial Paradigm of Consciousness and Healing •Susan Wolf - Meaning in Life and Why It Matters 
59:15
February 6, 2019