Bernardo Kastrup, PhD, is a computer scientist, who has also completed a second doctoral degree in philosophy. He is author of Rationalist Spirituality, Why Materialism is Baloney, Dreamed Up Reality, Meaning in Absurdity, Brief Peeks Beyond, More Than Allegory, The Idea of the World, Decoding Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics, and Decoding Jung’s Metaphysics: The Archetypal Semantics of an Experiential Universe. He has published several papers on Scientific American’s website arguing for metaphysical idealism. His website is https://www.bernardokastrup.com/.
Bernardo has launched a new organization, #EssentiaFoundation, and has produced some wonderful short videos that can be viewed at https://youtu.be/Nls4o_mR-sY and https://youtu.be/wJG6yL4ncK8.
Here he describes the enormous influence of Jungian thought upon his own work. He explains that, although Jung often professed to avoid metaphysical speculation, toward the end of his life he was clear about his position as a philosophical idealist. This is particularly reflected in his theory of synchronicity as well as in his identification of the collective unconscious with phenomenal reality. Kastrup also describes synchronicities he experienced while writing about Jung.
(Recorded on December 8, 2021)
Bernardo Kastrup, Decoding Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics –https://amzn.to/36tQuxa
Published on December 24, 2021