“Awakening from the Meaning Crisis” is a series of videos and audio lectures (on Youtube and Spotify) by John Vervaeke, who is a professor at the University of Toronto. These lectures have attracted interest in the Circling community as they are a profound historical and psychological commentary on our current crisis, a crisis for which many of us believe that the Authentic Relating movement holds a key part of the puzzle.
Future Thinkers describes the series as follows:
Part 1 of John Vervaeke’s lecture series (ten lectures published so far) on how cognitive science, existential philosophy, Buddhism, Hellenistic philosophy and psychedelics can be used to address the meaning crisis. John Vervaeke, PhD is an award-winning lecturer at the University of Toronto in the departments of psychology, cognitive science and Buddhist psychology. In this series Vervaeke will give the history of the meaning crisis, how it is affecting society today, and then give an account on how we can address this problem. Very well integrated understanding. Weaving together historical narrative and contemporary science to paint a compelling picture of foundation of the meta-crisis of out times.
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