EBTV presents host Evita Ochel with featured guest Bernardo Kastrup in a dialogue about the nature of reality and how we think.

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 four philosophy books, namely: Rationalist Spirituality, Dreamed up Reality, Meaning in Absurdity, and Why Materialism Is Baloney.

General topics covered in the video include:

  1. A summary of the nature of reality. (2:00)

  2. A summary of what is consciousness. (3:10)

    • the limitations of science in understanding reality
  3. Understanding the consciousness-mind-brain connection. (7:19)

  4. Bernardo shares practical applications to understand the image versus the process aspect of self-localization. (10:55)

    • how it applies to health
    • how it applies to death
  5. How left or right brain thinking can limit us. (14:45)

    • the limitations of intellectual thought
  6. Understanding the nature of “intellectual fundamentalism”. (18:37)

  7. Understanding the nature of “soul” and “spirit”. (22:08)

  8. The nature of reality and life beyond this planet. (26:00)

  9. The nature of dreams. (29:29)

  10. The nature of our current times of shifting, awakening, consciousness expansion. (33:30)

    • Bernardo’s advice for us
  11. Bernardo talks about his work in his book: “Materialism is Baloney”. (37:50)

    • our personal and collective approach to reality
  12. Closing words for applying what we learn into everyday life for increased personal and collective life quality. (42:53)

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Books by Bernardo Kastrup