Preview of Spirituality Explained

Latest Video from SAND 2017!

Here is the video of the 23-minute talk Frank gave at the Science of Nonduality Conference in San Jose on October 20, 2017. The new idea that was introduced in this video is the integration of Attention Schema Theory (AST) with the three-agent model.  AST was proposed by the Princeton neuroscientist, Michael Graziano as a model that explains the subjective experience of awareness.

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Click the following button to view or download the PDF of the PowerPoint slides used in this video.  Some of the ideas that were expressed verbally during the presentation have been added to this PDF in blue text.  In addition, some new ideas were included that wouldn’t have fit in the time constraints on the presentation.

Stanford 2017 Poster:

The quickest introduction to these ideas is from the single page poster submitted to the Stanford Neuroscience Symposium in October 2017. This poster has the clearest and most compelling explanation of the core ideas from the current three agent model. This 2.5 page PDF contains the content of that poster.  (For a more complete explanation of the model, see the playlist of 8 videos below this poster.)

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14-Minute Interview Video:

The following 14-minute video was created by a two-person documentary video production team at Three Bridges West. They interviewed Frank for an hour in August 2017 and this video is the result. This is an excellent and easy to understand explanation of the core ideas in this model that explains spirituality:

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Playlist of 8 Short Videos:

The following links are for 8 short videos that add up to 1 hour and 8 minutes of total video time. This represents the latest version of my ideas for the book.  There have been significant changes since last April when I had last updated this page. This playlist was created using videos from two talks I gave in July 2017: at the Mensa Annual Gathering in Hollywood, FL on July 7th and at the Humanist Community of Silicon Valley Meetup on July 30th.

Part 1: Spirituality: What, When, and Why? (10 min)
Part 2: Where Do Human Agents Live? (6 min)
Part 3: The Three Agent Model (9 min)
Part 4: The Three Agent Block Diagram (6 min)
Part 5: Agent Self-Models and Goals (12 min)
Part 6: What is the Problem that Spirituality Fixes? (4 min)
Part 7: How Does Spirituality Fix the Problem (11 min)
Part 8: Kinds of Consciousness & Comparisons (7 min)

Start with Part 1 – each page has links to the next (and previous) video of the playlist.

Video of Consciousness Hacking 2017 Talk:

The following link is the video of a talk at the San Francisco Consciousness Hacking Meetup on April 5, 2017:

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Video from SAND 2016

The following link is a slide presentation using narration recorded from my talk at the Science and Nonduality Conference in San Jose on October 23, 2016. The talk itself is approximately 20 minutes long and was followed by 11 minutes of questions and answers:

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The following longer presentation gives additional details about this explanation of spirituality:

First Video Produced by Frank from 2106:

The following link is a YouTube video Frank prepared in April 2016. This is the most detailed and complete presentation of this model of consciousness and spirituality at that time. The video is 67-minutes long.

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First Video of Frank at the San Jose Atheist Meetup in 2015

The following link is to a YouTube video recorded at the San Jose Atheist Meetup on July 8, 2015. This talk is about 40 minutes long and is followed by about a half hour of questions and answers from the audience. The ideas presented here are mostly from my older Language Consciousness / Primary Consciousness (two-agent) model of consciousness and therefore this presentation does not overlap very much with the other videos on this page that present the newer three-agent model.  This video is worth watching.

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