Ep. 1 - Awakening from the Meaning Crisis - Introduction - Deepstash
John Vervaeke's "Awakening from the Meaning Crisis"

John Vervaeke teaches cognitive sciences University of Toronto. Similar to his Canadian colleague, Jordan Peterson, he became popular through his Youtube channel, where he explores deep philosophic...

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A very long series of lectures about meaning from a Canadian cognitive academic. I plan to watch them all and will share my insights as I go.

Ep. 1 - Awakening from the Meaning Crisis - Introduction

Ep. 1 - Awakening from the Meaning Crisis - Introduction

John Vervaeke

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The meaning of life in the 21st century

To seek our purpose in the world is a human pursuit for millennia. For Vervaeke, the meaning in life is found in wisdom. But the modern world has distanced us from the goalpost and...

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Upper Paleolithic Transition

Humans existed for 200-300 thousand years. But 40,000 BC something happened. Humans started living in settlements. And they started to make ... art. Sculptures, paintings, and even...

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Psycho Technology

We evolved to use tools. In that sense, we are natural-born cyborgs. Our clothes, our objects are tools we enhanced ourselves with biologically. 

Psycho technologies enhance our brain...

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mindsight

Saying "How are you?" was a huge leap fwd in the interaction between human beings: It shows you are interested in others. It allows relationships built on trust and ... trading. 

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Shamanic rituals

Shamanism is a cultivated ritual for altering your consciousness. It was so pervasive in prehistorical civilization, to today the shaman became an archetype: Yoda, Merlin, any ...

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JOHN VERVAEKE

When the shaman dresses like a deer, he is not imitating the deer. He is becoming the deer.

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