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Bernardo Kastrup – Why Materialism is Baloney

October 16, 2014

Bernardo Kastrup

Bernardo Kastrup discusses his book Why Materialism Is Baloney: How true skeptics know there is no death and fathom answers to life, the universe, and everything.

What is consciousness? What is reality? Does mind arise from the universe or the universe from mind? The present framing of the cultural debate in terms of materialism versus religion has allowed materialism to go unchallenged as the only rationally-viable metaphysics. Why Materialism Is Baloney seeks to change this. It uncovers the absurd implications of materialism and then presents a hard-nosed non-materialist metaphysics substantiated by skepticism, empirical evidence, and clear logical reasoning. It lays out a coherent framework upon which one can interpret and make sense of every natural phenomenon and physical law, as well as the modalities of human consciousness, without materialist assumptions.

According to this framework, the brain is merely the image of a self-localization process of mind, similar to how a whirlpool is the image of a self-localization process of water. The brain doesn’t generate mind in the same way that a whirlpool doesn’t generate water. It is the brain that is in mind, not mind in the brain, and therefore physical death is merely a dispersion of awareness. The implications of this wider reality for our notions of human life, purpose and meaning are immense.

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Bumper music: Cliff Martinez ‘Traffic OST’
Jean Michel Jarre ‘Chronologie’

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Patrick Lepetit – The Esoteric Secrets of Surrealism

October 10, 2014

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Patrick Lepetit discusses his book The Esoteric Secrets of Surrealism – Origins, Magic and Secret Societies. Not merely an artistic or literary movement as many believe, the surrealists rejected the labels of artist and author bestowed upon them by outsiders, accepting instead the titles of magician, alchemist or witch. Their paintings, poems, and other works were created to seek out unexplored regions of the mind and recover lost psychic and magical powers. They used creative expression as the vehicle to attain what André Breton called the ‘supreme point’, the point at which all opposites cease to be perceived as contradictions. This supreme point is found at the heart of all esoteric doctrines and enables communication with higher states of being.

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Kingsley Dennis – The Phoenix Generation

October 3, 2014

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Kingsley Dennis discusses his book The Phoenix Generation: A New Era of Connection, Compassion, and Consciousness. Humanity is entering a momentous phase in its history. Being born today is a generation of children that will radically reinvent human society, moving our culture from competition, control, and censorship toward connection, communication, and compassion. The Phoenix Generation’s impact will begin to be felt in 2030, but there much to do to prepare for their arrival.

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Courtney Brown – 9/11: What Really Happened? Part Two

September 26, 2014

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Courtney Brown discusses the results of a remote viewing project which focused on the events of 9/11. The 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. in the year 2001 were arguably the most shocking and audacious events to happen so far this century. There are many unexplained anomalies associated with these attacks. The number and nature of the anomalies have led a significant and growing number of people to question the official explanation of these events as simply the actions of a small band of terrorists known as al-Qaeda led by Osama bin Laden. This investigation takes a fresh look at 9/11 using remote-viewing methods that were originally developed by the U.S. military and used for espionage purposes. The results are both deeply disturbing and highly controversial.

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Courtney Brown – 9/11: What Really Happened? Part One

September 19, 2014

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Courtney Brown discusses the results of a remote viewing project which focused on the events of 9/11. The 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. in the year 2001 were arguably the most shocking and audacious events to happen so far this century. There are many unexplained anomalies associated with these attacks. The number and nature of the anomalies have led a significant and growing number of people to question the official explanation of these events as simply the actions of a small band of terrorists known as al-Qaeda led by Osama bin Laden. This investigation takes a fresh look at 9/11 using remote-viewing methods that were originally developed by the U.S. military and used for espionage purposes. The results are both deeply disturbing and highly controversial.

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Lewis Dartnell – How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch

September 13, 2014

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Lewis Dartnell discusses his book The Knowledge – How to Rebuild our World from Scratch. Maybe it was a viral pandemic, or an asteroid strike, or perhaps nuclear war. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it has ended and you and the other survivors must start again. What key knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? Once you’ve scavenged what you can, how do you begin producing the essentials? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another dark age or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment?

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Andy Duncan – Independence for Scotland?

September 4, 2014

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Andy Duncan discusses the forthcoming Scottish Independence Referendum taking place on Thursday, 18 September, 2014. The prospect of Scotland breaking away from the rest of the United Kingdom has always been controversial and divisive. For every argument in favour of such a move, there has been a counter argument warning of the dangers of secession. Debates about what currency an independent Scotland would use, how it would pay its bills, which army would defend it, and whether it could – or should – become a member of the European Union have raged constantly, now kicked into high gear as the referendum itself draws near.

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Nick Duffell – Wounded Leaders

August 29, 2014

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Nick Duffell discusses his book Wounded Leaders: British Elitism and the Entitlement Illusion. In an age when America elected its first black president and the Middle East stirred with popular uprising, Britons were again content to elect the products of their elitist Public Schools. But, their grooming for power aside, does such an education produce excellence – or expertise in self-deception and duplicity? The early 21st Century gives us some clues. Tony Blair maintained his façade of inner conviction but lost the nation through blind allegiance to the Establishment. David Cameron let his boyish mask of caring sincerity slip to reveal a bully’s attitude beneath his meritocratic pretence. A bicycle in Downing Street highlighted a deep-seated problem in Britain: a divided society caught in the enduring trance of the Entitlement Illusion.

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James Howard Kunstler – Too Much Magic

August 23, 2014

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James Howard Kunstler discusses some of the issues raised in his books The Long Emergency (2005) and Too Much Magic (2013), examining how the global crises in energy, the economy and the environment have unfolded in the interim. The last two hundred years have seen the greatest explosion of progress and wealth in the history of mankind, but the age of oil that fuelled this expansion is rapidly coming to an end. The depletion of fossil fuels is about to transform life as we know it, and do so much sooner than we think. Kunstler explains what to expect after we pass the tipping point of peak oil production, setting out to prepare us for economic, political, and social changes on an unimaginable scale.

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Scott Alan Roberts – The Secret History of the Reptilians

August 16, 2014

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Scott Alan Roberts discusses his book The Secret History of the Reptilians: The Pervasive Presence of the Serpent in Human History, Religion and Alien Mythos. The very real probability that non-human intelligences visited and even copulated with primordial humans is detailed in civilization’s most ancient cultural and religious records. These historical records further reveal that these intelligences were reptilian in nature or, at the very least, have been represented throughout human history in reptilian form. From the serpent Nachash in the Garden of Eden, Atum the Egyptian snake-man, and Quetzalcotl, the feathered serpent god of the Mayans, to the double-helix snake symbol of Enki in ancient Sumerian literature, the serpent has been the omnipresent link between humans and the gods in every culture.

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