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John Vervaeke
John Vervaeke
Psychology and Cognitive Science Professor | YouTuber | Integrating science and spirituality to solve the meaning crisis

John’s 51-video course on Awakening from the Meaning Crisis provides a resource of unmatched depth and breadth on the Meaning Crisis. Although challenging, it is also very accessible to any inquisitive mind.

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Psychology and Cognitive Science Professor | YouTuber | Integrating science and spirituality to solve the meaning crisis

John’s 51-video course on Awakening from the Meaning Crisis provides a resource of unmatched depth and breadth on the Meaning Crisis. Although challenging, it is also very accessible to any inquisitive mind.

Commentary by TLLP
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Psychology and Cognitive Science Professor at University of Toronto | Integrating science and spirituality to solve the meaning crisis

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I teach course for three programs. I teach courses in cognitive psychology on thinking and reasoning, higher cognition, and cognitive development. I also teach courses in the cognitive science program on integrating the work done in psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguists, and philosophy to try and tackle central problems about the nature of cognition. Finally, I teach in the Buddhism, Psychology, and Mental Health program on the intersection between Buddhism and Cognitive Science, and on the scientific basis of mindfulness meditation.

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Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):

Could AI Help Solve the Meaning Crisis?
Published on: 24 May 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

The Philosophical Silk Road: Exploring the Intersections of Philosophy and Spirituality
Published on: 17 May 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

The Blind Spot in Perception: Cognitive Science, Asian Philosophy, and Mystical Insight
Published on: 10 May 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Exploring the Connection Between Wisdom, Love, and the Really Real
Published on: 3 May 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Conversations at the Crossroads of Nature and Wisdom
Published on: 26 Apr 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Illuminating the Interplay: Emotion, Physicality, and the Path to Healing
Published on: 17 Apr 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Literature of the Meaning Crisis Live Q&A with John Vervaeke
Published on: 11 Apr 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Mentoring the Machines: Setting the Course for the Future of Artificial Intelligence
Published on: 10 Apr 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Dialogues on Transformation: The Journey of Insightful Healing with Terri Dentry and Tim Adalin
Published on: 4 Apr 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

The Literature of Meaning
Published on: 3 Apr 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Consciousness, Intelligence, and the Quest for Meaning with Vervaeke, Henriques, Levin, and McSweeny
Published on: 29 Mar 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Engaging the Imaginal: Kasra Mirzaie on IFS and the Meaning Crisis
Published on: 27 Mar 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

“Ultimate Reality” Course
Published on: 27 Mar 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Navigating Complexity and Transformation with Jordan Hall Part 2
Published on: 22 Mar 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Chronic Pain, Trust, and Ethics: A Conversation with Terri Dentry and Nate Kinch
Published on: 20 Mar 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

AI Sages and the Ethical Frontier: Exploring Human Values, Embodiment, and Spiritual Realms
Published on: 15 Mar 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Exploring the Dynamics of Contact Improvisation: A Discussion on Ecology of Practices
Published on: 13 Mar 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Beyond the One: Unraveling Plotinus and Pure Relationality with Robert Gray and Eric Orwoll
Published on: 8 Mar 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Exploring the Transrational: A Journey into the Realms of Consciousness with Vivian Dittmar
Published on: 6 Mar 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

John Vervaeke: Ultimate Reality — God and Beyond
Published on: 6 Mar 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Wisdom Through the Imaginal: IFS Insights with Seth Allison Part 3
Published on: 2 Mar 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Faith in Dialogue: Exploring Christian Virtues in a Diverse World with Jordan Hall Part 1
Published on: 28 Feb 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Embodiment and the Metacrisis with Rafe Kelley
Published on: 23 Feb 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Wisdom in the Age of AI: A Philosophical Quest with Vervaeke, Pageau, and Schindler
Published on: 21 Feb 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Integrating Science and Contemplative Practice | Philosophy of Meditation #7 with Mark Miller
Published on: 16 Feb 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Exploring the Depths of Internal Family Systems with Seth Allison
Published on: 14 Feb 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insights | Philosophy of Meditation #6 with Massimo Pigliucci
Published on: 9 Feb 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

How the Light Gets In: “Solving the Meaning Crisis”
Published on: 7 Feb 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Bridging Mindfulness and Philosophy | Philosophy of Meditation #5 with Evan Thompson
Published on: 3 Feb 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Redefining Healing: The Synergy of Psychedelic Integration and Interprofessional Practice
Published on: 1 Feb 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Zen, Awareness, and American Spirituality | Philosophy of Meditation #4 with Thomas Metzinger
Published on: 26 Jan 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Exploring Relationality and Emptiness | Voices with Vervaeke with Guy Sengstock
Published on: 24 Jan 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Meditation in Practical Philosophy | Philosophy of Meditation #3 with Lou Marinoff
Published on: 19 Jan 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Wisdom, Mindfulness, and the Quest for Reality: John Vervaeke on The Kyle Maxwell Podcast
Published on: 17 Jan 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Why Meditation is NOT what you think it is
Published on: 14 Jan 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Unveiling the Self: A Philosophical Journey | Philosophy of Meditation #2 with Pierre Grimes
Published on: 13 Jan 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Bridging Spirituality and Cognition | Transcendent Naturalism #13 with Matt Segall
Published on: 10 Jan 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Why Parents Sacrifice Everything for Kids
Published on: 9 Jan 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Awaken to Meaning: A Journey into Philosophy with Dialectic into Dialogos Workshop
Published on: 8 Jan 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Why It’s So Hard for YOU to Face Pain
Published on: 6 Jan 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

The Journey to Philosophical Wisdom | Philosophy of Meditation #1 with Rick Repetti
Published on: 6 Jan 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Seeking Virtue and Virtuosity with John Vervaeke and Christopher Mastropietro
Published on: 3 Jan 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Why you feel lost and confused
Published on: 3 Jan 24 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Exploring the Mind: John Vervaeke on Relevance Realization and Consciousness
Published on: 29 Dec 23 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Delving into the Frontiers of Artificial General Intelligence with Sam Tideman
Published on: 27 Dec 23 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

What the Movie ‘Joker’ and our Society have in common
Published on: 27 Dec 23 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

The Psychological Drivers of the Metacrisis John Vervaeke Iain McGilchrist Daniel Schmachtenberger
Published on: 22 Dec 23 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Four Kinds of Knowing and Personality, Formal Cause, and Purpose with Sam Tideman
Published on: 20 Dec 23 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Connecting Religion and Science | Theo Von & John Vervaeke
Published on: 19 Dec 23 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

Practical Eschatology | Transcendent Naturalism #12 with Gregg Henriques and Jordan Hall
Published on: 15 Dec 23 in John Vervaeke – YouTube by John Vervaeke

A Twenty-First Century Crisis
"one of the most thought provoking books i've read" | "Very inspiring and challenging read"
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Why has the zombie become such a pervasive figure in twenty-first-century popular culture? John Vervaeke, Christopher Mastropietro and Filip Miscevic seek to answer this question by arguing that particular aspects of the zombie, common to a variety of media forms, reflect a crisis in modern Western culture.

The authors examine the essential features of the zombie, including mindlessness, ugliness and homelessness, and argue that these reflect the outlook of the contemporary West and its attendant zeitgeists of anxiety, alienation, disconnection and disenfranchisement. They trace the relationship between zombies and the theme of secular apocalypse, demonstrating that the zombie draws its power from being a perversion of the Christian mythos of death and resurrection. Symbolic of a lost Christian worldview, the zombie represents a world that can no longer explain itself, nor provide us with instructions for how to live within it.

The concept of  ‘domicide’ or the destruction of home is developed to describe the modern crisis of meaning that the zombie both represents and reflects. This is illustrated using case studies including the relocation of the Anishinaabe of the Grassy Narrows First Nation, and the upheaval of population displacement in the Hellenistic period. Finally, the authors invoke and reformulate symbols of the four horseman of the apocalypse as rhetorical analogues to frame those aspects of contemporary collapse that elucidate the horror of the zombie.

Zombies in Western Culture: A Twenty-First Century Crisis is required reading for anyone interested in the phenomenon of zombies in contemporary culture. It will also be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience including students and scholars of culture studies, semiotics, philosophy, religious studies, eschatology, anthropology, Jungian studies, and sociology

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In episode 14, we delve into Matt’s book “Crossing the Threshold.” The discussion focuses on integrating the sacred into our understanding of the world through transcendental naturalism, without resorting to …Read more
In episode 13 Gregg, John and guest Matt delve into the intersections of cognitive science, philosophy, and religion. Matt discusses his book “Crossing the Threshold” and its exploration of post-Kantian …Read more
Continuing the transcendent naturalism series, hosts John Vervaeke and Gregg Henriques, along with guest Jordan Hall, explore the intersections of cognitive science, philosophy, and spirituality, offering a progressive perspective on …Read more
Circling® & Dialogos: the After Socrates Wisdom Intensive Oct 21-22 2023: https://circlinginstitute.com/circling-dialogos/ A rare and unique experiential opportunity to commune in Dia-Logos with Professor of Philosophy & Cognitive Science John …Read more
In Episode 11 of TN, John and Gregg are joined by the futurist Jordan Hall, who has a long and successful history of building disruptive technology companies, and has interests …Read more
In Episode 10 of TN, John and Gregg continue their conversation with Brett Andersen*. The exchange begins with a brief review of the previous discussion regarding self-organizing criticality. From there, …Read more
In Episode 9 of TN, John and Gregg are joined by Brett Andersen*. Brett Andersen specializes in evolutionary psychology and bridging that with Jordan Peterson’s work on myth. He has …Read more
In Episode 8 of TN, John and Gregg continue their conversation with Brendan Graham Dempsey. In this episode, Brendan elaborates more on his framework for the evolution of meaning and …Read more
In Episode 7 of TN, John and Gregg welcome Brendan Graham Dempsey. Brendan is a writer, theologian and theorist whose work focuses on the meaning crisis and the nature of …Read more
In Episode 6, John and Gregg continue their conversation with Rich and Rita about Oika, the deep ontological continuity, and bridging science, nature, and art. In this episode, the conversation …Read more
In episode 5 of TN, John and Gregg are joined by Rich Blundell and Rita Leduc. Rich is an ecologist working at the confluence of art, science, nature, and culture. …Read more
In Episode 4 of Transcendent Naturalism, John and Gregg continue their exploration of the sacred and extend it into a deeper analysis of strong transcendence. The argument is that the …Read more
In episode three of TN, John and Gregg continue their exploration by bridging from the argument for extended naturalism into the implications it has for elucidating sacredness and meaning in …Read more
YouTube: https://youtu.be/kPoepIa9KqM In episode 2, I show how John’s core conceptual structure can be filled in with via UTOK’s content. That is, UTOK is a worldview that we can say …Read more
In this episode, John lays out the core “metaphysical-onto-epistemological” structure that he laid out in his keynote at the Consilience Conference, Leveling Up. They are (1) nature comes in levels; …Read more
In this UTOKing with Gregg, John Vervaeke returns to the program, and they share the developments in their work. John’s major effort has been focused on developing the After Socrates …Read more
John & I discuss his experience of teaching his series “After Socrates” and the course we teach together: Circling into Dialogos with John Vervaeke Feb 4-5 : https://circlinginstitute.com/circling-dialogos/ ———————————————————————————— 1on1 …Read more
A 3 way Dialectic into Dialogos practice we did during our Circling into Dialogos course the three of us taught this past weekend intended to be a demonstration of the …Read more
Circling into Dialogos 2 day course taught by John Vervaeke, Chris Mastropietro & Guy Sengstock When: October 1st & 2nd 11am – 4pm PST Saturday & Sunday Cost: $195 before …Read more
Circling into Dialogos 2 day course taught by John Vervaeke, Chris Mastropietro & Guy Sengstock When: October 1st & 2nd 11am – 4pm PST Saturday & Sunday Cost: $195 before …Read more
This is part 2 of an exclusive conversation between Jonathan Pageau and John Vervaeke recorded in Toronto recently. In it John and Jonathan reflect on the recent ‘War on Reality’ …Read more
This was a special in person dialogue between the cognitive scientist John Vervaeke and the symbolism expert Jonathan Pageau. They reflect on what each finds valuable about each other’s work, …Read more
Learning how to come to our senses and connect to our bodies is essential in an information landscape that highjacks our attention and pulls it away from what matters to …Read more
John Vervaeke is a cognitive scientist – a good friend of RW – and the creator of the cult hit – awakening from the meaning crisis series. A couple of …Read more
John Vervaeke and Bonnitta Roy will have a conversation at The Stoa about the ecologies of the self along with transformational practices. thestoa.ca patreon.com/the_stoa thestoa.substack.com …Read more
This is a short video to announce an upcoming film project with John Vervaeke, and an opportunity to contribute ideas and skills to help make it happen. The aim of …Read more
October 8th, 2021 The Monastic Academy is running an experiment at its Canadian branch, WILLOW. For three months, eight residents are exploring an ecology of practices that generate a profound …Read more
A short film bringing together thoughts on sensemaking from three of our favourite people. Daniel Schmachtenberger talks about where to start with improving your ability to understand and act in …Read more
John Vervaeke is a cognitive scientist at the University of Toronto and the creator of the cult hit ‘Awakening from the Meaning Crisis’ series. In this conversation with the philosopher …Read more
In this conversation, John, Bonnie, and Thomas discuss various frameworks on what wisdom is, how it functions, and the different types and scales of complexity in which wisdom may arise. …Read more
John Vervaeke, Zak Stein, and Nora Bateson discuss transformation and its complex, cross-domain dimensionality. This episode addresses topics such as how does transformation take place and in what contexts? How …Read more
John Vervaeke, Zak Stein, and Nora Bateson discuss transformation and its complex, cross-domain dimensionality. This episode addresses topics such as how does transformation take place and in what contexts? How …Read more
Jim talks with John Vervaeke and Jordan Hall about Vervaeke’s concept of “the religion that is not a religion.” They discuss the need to create a home for ecologies of …Read more
Dr. John Vervaeke is a professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Toronto and has been the prophet of ‘the meaning crisis’. Vervaeke lays out the meaning crisis as …Read more
John Vervaeke joins Jim for the final episode of a five-part series examining the ideas put forward in Vervaeke’s popular YouTube series, Awakening from the Meaning Crisis. They discuss relevance’s lack of essence, …Read more
John Vervaeke speaks with Seishin and myself about the ecology of practices we are exploring in the Willow Intensive. This was originally recorded on The Stoa. This episode includes a …Read more
John Vervaeke speaks with Seishin and myself about the ecology of practices we are exploring in the Willow Intensive. This was originally recorded on The Stoa. This episode includes a …Read more
John is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. In this talk, we discuss how ancient cultures and tribes had rituals, ceremonies and initiations into personhood that we …Read more
A long awaited conversation between my favorite interlocutors, and two philosophical and visionary geniuses of our time—who, as I mention in the beginning—are opposite character types.  Nevertheless, both men converge …Read more
A long awaited conversation between my favorite interlocutors, and two philosophical and visionary geniuses of our time—who, as I mention in the beginning—are opposite character types.  Nevertheless, both men converge …Read more
John is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto and he heads the Cognitive Science lab there. He is one of the most important thinkers of our time, …Read more
Some topics covered in this wide ranging conversation: John Vervaeke appreciation and critique; What is religion? Horizontal and Vertical Religion; The Barred Absolute; Judaism and Zoroastrianism; Two rivers; The Divided …Read more
Some topics covered in this wide ranging conversation: John Vervaeke appreciation and critique; What is religion? Horizontal and Vertical Religion; The Barred Absolute; Judaism and Zoroastrianism; Two rivers; The Divided …Read more
Some topics covered in this wide ranging conversation:   Why Jordan Peterson is a Zoroastrian without knowing it; John Vervaeke’s Buddhism; Marx vs Rousseau; The scapegoat, The false phallus and …Read more
Some topics covered in this wide ranging conversation:   Why Jordan Peterson is a Zoroastrian without knowing it; John Vervaeke’s Buddhism; Marx vs Rousseau; The scapegoat, The false phallus and …Read more
Today’s guest is John Vervaeke, PhD. John is an award-winning lecturer at the University of Toronto in the departments of psychology, cognitive science and Buddhist psychology. John joins Emerge to …Read more
Mahon McCann is a writer, award-winning playwright, philosophy doctoral researcher, martial arts coach, and podcast host who explores personal development and ethical issues of technology. Are we on the brink …Read more
In the vast expanse of human thought, how do philosophy and spirituality intertwine to shape our understanding of the sacred? In this conversation, first released on Andrew Sweeny’s channel, The …Read more
Evan Thompson is a philosopher and author, specializing in the integration of cognitive science, philosophy of mind, and Asian philosophical traditions. Based at the University of British Columbia, his work, …Read more
Elizabeth Oldfield is a writer, speaker, and advocate for intentional community living based in South London. Her work, including her book ‘Fully Alive’, explores the intersections of faith, culture, and …Read more
Kyle Koch is a facilitator at Evolve Move Play, where he integrates dialogical practices into natural settings to foster deep personal connections and psychological growth. Have you ever wondered about …Read more
In this episode of “Voices with Vervaeke,” John Vervaeke, alongside Terri Dentry and Aspasia Karageorge, delves into the complex interplay between emotions, chronic pain, and the mechanisms of healing within …Read more
https://awakentomeaning.com/courses-training/ Join Dr. Vervaeke and Christopher Mastropietro in a LIVE Q&A exploring the Literature of the Meaning Crisis …Read more
This episode, first released on the “Into the Impossible” channel with Dr. Brian Keating, brings together the brilliant minds of John Vervaeke and Shawn Coyne to discuss the advent of …Read more
In this episode of “Voices with Vervaeke,” John Vervaeke is joined by Terri Dentry and Tim Adalin to discuss their unique perspectives on the intricate journey from chronic pain to …Read more
Are you navigating the maze of life’s profound questions, searching for a path that leads to wisdom? “Literature of Meaning Crisis,” an upcoming course by John Vervaeke, beckons you into …Read more
In this episode, John Vervaeke, Gregg Henriques, Michael Levin, and Justin McSweeny come together to discuss the complexities of consciousness, intelligence, and the human condition. The conversation balances between imagination …Read more
In this episode of ”Voices with Vervaeke,” John Vervaeke continues his ongoing exploration of Internal Family Systems (IFS) theory with psychotherapist, clinician, and researcher Kasra Mirzaie. Kasra shares his insights …Read more
Join John on a thought-provoking journey as he explores the concept of ultimate reality and the various interpretations of God in his new course, “Ultimate Reality: God and Beyond” at …Read more
Dive deeper into the transformative journey with John Vervaeke and Jordan Hall as they continue their exploration into faith, meaning, and the power of Dialogos. This second part of their …Read more
In this episode of “Voices with Vervaeke,” Terri Dentry and Nate Kinch join host John Vervaeke to explore the intersection of chronic pain, dialog, reasoning, and socio-technology ethics. Drawing from …Read more
In this episode, first released on the “Transfigured” YouTube channel, John Vervaeke and Sam Tideman explore the future of AI, grappling with ethical, philosophical, and spiritual questions surrounding the creation …Read more
In this episode, first released on Seth Dellinger’s Move with Seth YouTube channel, John Vervaeke, Ken Manheimer, and Seth Dellinger explore the concept of “ecology of practices” through the lens …Read more
In this episode, John Vervaeke, Robert Gray, and Eric Orwell explore the intricacies of Plotinus, Neo-Platonism, and pure relationality. They meticulously analyze James Filler’s thought-provoking paper, viewing its ideas through …Read more
In their second dialogue on “Voices with Vervaeke,” John Vervaeke and Vivian Dittmar explore transrational thought, emotions, and transformative practices, embarking on a profound journey into human experience. Vivian introduces …Read more
Turn your videos into live streams with Restream https://restre.am/ANIm You can now register for John’s new course here: https://halkyonacademy.teachable.com/p/ultimate-reality-god-and-beyond-vervaeke Dive into an illuminating exploration of divine existence and the nature …Read more
John Vervaeke and Seth Allison revisit the transformative realm of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, building on their enriching dialogues from previous sessions. They unpack the intricate dynamics between the …Read more
Join John Vervaeke and Jordan Hall on a thought-provoking journey into faith and meaning. Beyond mere intellectual debate, they delve into the heart of Christian virtues, the transformative potential of …Read more
John Vervaeke and Rafe Kelley join forces to explore the profound connection between movement, nature, and personal growth. Kelley, a movement educator, reveals his “Ecology of Practices,” a unique blend …Read more
Explore the complex relationship between AI and human insight in this thought-provoking episode with John Vervaeke, Ken Lowry, Jonathan Pageau, and DC Schindler. While deeply engaging with the scientific and …Read more
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Wonder, or a sense of awe and curiosity, is a crucial component of personal growth and development. When we approach the world with a sense of wonder, we are open to questioning our assumptions and beliefs, which can lead to new insights and understandings. By challenging ourselves to think beyond what we already know, we create space for learning and …Read more
Episode 4 of After Socrates is now available on YouTube! After Socrates: Episode 4 – Reverse Engineering the Dialectic | Dr. John Vervaekeyoutu.beWelcome back to episode 4 of After Socrates! Episode 5 releases next Monday, January 23rd, 2023. Please join our patreon to support our work! https://www.pat… …Read more
We are happy to announce the release of Episode 13 of After Socrates, “Ritual as a Way of Knowing.” In this episode, John explores the profound significance of ritual in our lives and its role in shaping our understanding of reality. Delve into the works of influential philosophers such as Proclus, Iamblichus, John Scotus Eriugena, and Nicholas of Cusa as …Read more
Something very important is happening in Iran right now. My friend Alan Kian and I discuss the matter in the video posted below.A Long Overdue Revolution is Happening… | John Vervaeke and Alan Kianyoutu.beWhat exactly is happening in Iran right now? A long overdue revolution? Two valuable sources of information for keeping up with what is happening in Iran are… …Read more
After Socrates Episode 8 now live on YouTube!After Socrates: Episode 8 – The Socratic Shift | Dr. John Vervaekewww.youtube.comWelcome back to episode 8 of After Socrates! Episode 9 releases next FRIDAY, February 10th, 2023. Please join our patreon to support our work! https://www.pa… …Read more
If you just finished episode 1 of After Socrates… Episode 2 of After Socrates “Socrates, the Monstrous” is now live! After Socrates: Episode 2 – Socrates, The Monstrousyoutu.beWelcome back to episode 2 of After Socrates. In this installment, Dr. Vervaeke continues to add insight into the Socratic Way as we go deep into dialogue and… …Read more
Episode 9! We really hope that you are able to engage thoroughly in the practices over the weekend! #aftersocratesAfter Socrates: Episode 9 – Metanoia | Dr. John Vervaekeyoutu.beWelcome back to episode 9 of After Socrates! Episode 10 releases next FRIDAY, February 17th, 2023. Please join our patreon to support our work! https://www.p… …Read more
Episode 3 of After Socrates is now available! Episode 4 will release next Thursday, Jan. 19th. After Socrates: Episode 3 – Dialectic into Dia-logosyoutu.beWelcome back to episode 3 of After Socrates! Episode 4 releases next Thursday, January 19th, 2023.Books Referenced: Dialectic and Dialogue: Plato’s Practice … …Read more
In this thought-provoking conversation, John Vervaeke is joined by Ken Lowry and DC Schindler to explore the intricate relationship between love, reason, and faith. They discuss the transformative power of leaps and the interconnectedness of the “leap of love,” “leap of reason,” and “leap of the body.”Discovering the Four Leaps: Reason, Love, Faith, and Body | DC Schindler and Ken …Read more
Ryan Barton has constructed a response to my video essay on the coming AI thresholds that was posted last week. If you have yet to see his response in full, it is available here: https://youtu.be/hGInx4u8qawWatch video on Facebook.com …Read more
Episode 6 of After Socrates! Available now 🙂 After Socrates: Episode 6 – Sophrosyne: Tempted by the Good | Dr. John Vervaekeyoutu.beWelcome back to episode 6 of After Socrates! Episode 7 releases next Monday, January 30th, 2023. Please join our patreon to support our work! https://www.pat… …Read more
We are thrilled to present John’s latest conversation with acclaimed artist Gaia Orion. In this episode, we discuss her unique artistic perspective and the role of the transcendent in a world with deep wounds.Transcending the Meaning Crisis: the Role of Art in Today’s World | Voices with Vervaekeyoutu.beIn this episode, our guest Gaia Orion discusses the contemporary art world and …Read more
This conversation is structured around the idea that the Eastern Orthodox church has multiple unique ideas, resources, and practices that could help create solutions for many of the symptoms of the meaning crisis that continue to show up in the world. When we depart from tradition… what is it that we leave behind?Would the Orthodox Church Transform Your Life?youtu.beWhen we …Read more
Hello Everyone! Today we have decided to release both episodes 10a AND 10b of After Socrates. In these episodes, watch Christopher Mastropietro, Guy Sengstock, Taylor Barratt and myself put the practices from the series to work!After Socrates: Episode 10a – Ecology of Practices | Dr. John Vervaekeyoutu.beHave you been doing your practices? If so, you should REALLY love today’s episodes. …Read more
In the latest episode of After Socrates, Dr. John Vervaeke and Christopher Mastropietro delve into an exploration of love, beauty, faith, and the mysteries of existence. They discuss the relationship between the three leaps: faith, reason, and love. The discussion also includes insights into the hermeneutics of beauty and suspicion, being a part to participate in the whole, and the …Read more
Episode 1 of After Socrates is now live! After Socrates: Episode 1 – Introduction | Dr. John Vervaekeyoutu.beWelcome to After Socrates, a new series by Dr. John Vervaeke; Professor and award-winning lecturer at the University of Toronto in the departments of psychol… …Read more
Episode 7 of After Socrates is NOW available on YouTube! IMPORTANT: We have been overwhelmed by the response to this series; both in terms of the amount of views and positive comments. We are also pleased at how many viewers have taken to the practices within After Socrates. Those who are doing what we have requested and are prioritizing the …Read more
Circling and Dia-logos workshop this weekend! https://circlinginstitute.com/circling-dialogos/Watch video on Facebook.com …Read more
Episode 5 of After Socrates – Finite Transcendence | Available on YouTube now!! After Socrates: Episode 5 – Finite Transcendence | Dr. John Vervaekeyoutu.beWelcome back to episode 5 of After Socrates! Episode 6 releases next Thursday, January 26th, 2023. Please join our patreon to support our work! https://www.p… …Read more
To register for this event, please visit: https://circlinginstitute.com/circling-dialogos/ Join us June 24th-25th, 2023 in bringing the Philosophy of Plato to life through deep intimate conversations & the empathic attunement of the Original Circling® Method. What is often forgotten is the Platonic dialogues were a response to Athens burning down in the depth of crisis. Today, like Athens, we are in …Read more
🔎 Are you curious about innovative approaches to education? Join Dr. John Vervaeke and Jacob Hundt in the latest episode of Voices with Vervaeke as they discuss Thoreau College’s unique holistic curriculum, the transformative history of Scandinavian folk high schools, and the power of… MoreThoreau College: Holistic & Intergenerational Learning Education | Voices with Vervaekeyoutu.be …Read more
New Episode Alert: After Socrates Episode 14 – The Procession & The Return! 🎉 Embark on a journey through the Neo-Platonic Christian Tradition with us as we explore the works of St. Bonaventure, John Scotus Eriugena, Nicholas of Cusa, and more in our latest episode. Get ready to challenge your… MoreThe Procession & The Return | After Socrates Episode 14youtu.be …Read more
In our latest episode of After Socrates, Dr. John Vervaeke and Christopher Mastropietro explore the intriguing connection between Socrates and Kierkegaard. From their philosophical approaches to the ironic nature of self-pursuit, this episode is packed with thought-provoki ng insights. What are your… MoreSocrates Meets Kierkegaard: Philosophy’s Greatest Dialoguesyoutu.be …Read more
Leveling up! This is from Dr. Vervaeke’s keynote talk for the @ConsilienceNews conference! #wisdomisnotoptional youtu.be/vazO36OnGKI …Read more
I will be hosting a patron-exclusive Q&A on Sun Apr 16th at 3 PM EST. Sign up at the $10+ level to submit questions ahead of time: patreon.com/johnvervaeke …Read more