EBTV presents host Evita Ochel and returning guest Bernardo Kastrup in a dialogue about metaphysical topics from Bernardo’s most recent book Brief Peeks Beyond.

Bernardo Kastrup is a researcher, speaker, writer and entrepreneur. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and has worked as a scientist in some of the world’s foremost research laboratories, including the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). He has authored many scientific papers and several books, including: Why Materialism Is Baloney, and his most recent Brief Peeks Beyond: Critical Essays on Metaphysics, Neuroscience, Free Will, Skepticism, and Culture.

General topics covered in the video include:

  1. What is “monistic idealism” and why Bernardo supports it. (2:05)

  2. If all is consciousness, does the unconscious exist. (4:02)

  3. Applications of the unconscious in language and fields of study. (6:21)

  4. Is all reality in the collective consciousness or simply our personal consciousness. (8:50)

  5. How our reality is shared/experienced. (10:40)

  6. What we know about memory and its connection to the brain. (15:02)

  7. What psychedelics can teach about brain activity and consciousness. (18:00)

  8. The impact of skewing or misaligning information to fit the materialistic view. (21:30)

  9. Exploring the link between materialism and the economy. (23:00)

  10. What is at the root of world control, exploring conspiracy versus stigmergy. (26:23)

  11. Exploring free will and how the more strongly we identify with something (ideas, roles, titles, etc.), the less choice “free will” we have. (31:08)

  12. The important differences between cynicism and skepticism. (34:57)

  13. The value of enchantment. (38:41)

  • roving vs resonating (42:14)
  1. The meaning and purpose of life. (43:38)

  2. Why Bernardo wrote this book. (47:52)

Books by Bernardo Kastrup