Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness

PCC Video Archive

PCC Video Archive

PCC Professors in dialogue about philosophy, religion, and ecology   

A panel discussion moderated by Meg Jordan between PCC Professors Sean Kelly and Elizabeth Allison, and Philosophy and Religion Professor Jacob Sherman. 

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Introduction to PCC YouTube Channel 

PCC's YouTube channel includes videos of faculty lectures delivered to students in the "Introduction to PCC" course taken by all incoming MA and PhD students. 

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Robert McDermott and Sean Kelly lecturing on Carl Jung and Rudolf Steiner 

A lecture series delivered at the San Francisco Waldorf High School. 

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PCC Forum Video Archive

The PCC Forum is an interdisciplinary lecture series that features CIIS and PCC professors, visiting scholars, and PhD students. 

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PCC Adjunct Professor Stanislav Grof at the 2013 Psychedelic Science Conference 

In this presentation, Professor Grof outlines the radical changes that would have to be made in our understanding of consciousness and of the human psyche in health and disease to accommodate the revolutionary observations from psychedelic therapy.

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Professor Sean Kelly on Archetypal Astrology and the Evolution of Consciousness

Grounded in the paradigmatic research of Richard Tarnas, and drawing as well from his own integration of Hegel, Jung, and related integral streams of thought, Sean Kelly will explore some of the implications of the recasting of astrological categories in an evolutionary context.

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Dis-enchantment, Mis-enchantment, and Re-enchantment: A Dialogue 

Professor Richard Tarnas and PCC doctoral student Matthew Segall deepen and complexify Max Weber's well known narrative concerning the disenchantment of the world due to modern science and rationality by engaging Bruno Latour's thesis that, in some sense, we have never been modern. This dialogue was recorded during the PCC community's annual retreat at Esalen in 2013. 

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The Bhagavad Gita and the West

CIIS professor Robert McDermott, CIIS Board of Trustees President Prasad Vepa, and Kal Krishnan, founder of Kal Krishnan Consulting Services, Inc. participate in a lively conversation about the Bhagavad Gita.

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2012 Cosmology of Love Conference at CIIS

The Cosmology of Love Conference was a two-day conference held in April 2012, which featured 18 presentations by students and faculty from various CIIS programs on diverse topics within the larger theme of a "Cosmology of Love."

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Brian Swimme interviewed by Robert Wright  

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PCC Adjunct Professor Christopher Bache interviewed by SkyBlue Symposia 

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