Evolving Spiritual Practice

Consciousness is Everything: Bernardo Kastrup

April 12, 2022

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). Formulated in detail in many academic papers and books, his ideas have been featured on 'Scientific American,' the 'Institute of Art and Ideas,' the 'Blog of the American Philosophical Association' and 'Big Think,' among others. In this conversation we discuss the similarities between the non-dual (consciousness only) view from the eastern traditions, the western philosophical view of metaphysical idealism and the experimental evidence of modern physics that support these views. We address the problems with the materialist view of reality and the nature of consciousness during waking, dreaming, death, reincarnation and psychedelic experiences. 

For more information on Bernardo’s work please visit www.bernardokastrup.com

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