Tag: Owen Barfield

Plato, Eros & Beautiful Bodies. A critique of God: An Anatomy

An MP3 version of this talk, and others, is available at my podcast channel, Talks and Thoughts, available on podcast feeds. I much enjoyed the conversation with Hetta Howes, Matthew Sweet and Francesca Stavrakopoulou on God: An Anatomy. It was

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Homo Sapiens? Mark Vernon & Charles Foster in conversation

An MP3 version of the talk is at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available on podcast feeds. Few have explored the nature of being human more directly than Charles Foster. He writes about his experiences in the wild in his

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On Physics, Evolution, Mind at Large & Projections – Bernardo Kastrup & Mark Vernon

An extended conversation that begins with thoughts on Owen Barfield, participation and the meaning crisis, Schopenhauer and Jung, moving through the state of modern physics, to the nature of evolution, the nature of mind at large, the role of dissociation

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The Death of Princes and the Evolution of Consciousness

Death always brings subterranean assumptions and stresses to the surface, and the pass of Prince Philip is no exception. The moment carries the weight of millennia, which is why it’s hard to navigate, though it can be better understood as

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How to be Christian – Jordan Peterson & Jonathan Pageau

Some reflections on the fascinating conversation between Jordan Peterson and Jonathan Pageau: – Maybe it’s not how to be a Christian but to realise how you already are – Why symbology, developmental maps and archetypes become as many rabbit holes

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The Meaning of Christmas by Owen Barfield

Owen Barfield agreed with the other Inklings, like JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis, that the life of Jesus marked a pivot point in history. But he had a particularly powerful way of capturing the truth… Reading from History in English

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The genius of Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

I hugely enjoyed the new novel by Susanna Clarke, prompted to read it in part because I knew of her interest in Owen Barfield. It did not disappoint and I wanted to share why by talking about it in relation

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Owen Barfield: Imagination and Spiritual Sight, Pt 3

Having considered the insights of William Blake and Carl Jung in the first two talks of this series, I now turn to those of Owen Barfield. He presents the biggest possible story for the imagination, integrating it into nothing less

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Rupert Sheldrake & Mark Vernon on David Bohm & Infinite Potential

A new film, Infinite Potential: The Life and Ideas of David Bohm, has just been released for free online. In this episode of the Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogues, Rupert Sheldrake and Mark Vernon discuss its excellent telling of the dramatic life and

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