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Found some more videos but help of good techies for additional links below.

Included here:

Are there Things Not Material? - Charles T. Tart Long Interview (10_08)
Why is ESP So Intriguing? - Charles T. Tart Long Interview (10_18)
Are Enlightenment & Transcendence Altered States? - Charles T. Tart Long Interview (12_12)
Are there Things Not Material? - Charles T. Tart Short Interview (4_15)
Do Persons have Souls? - Charles T. Tart Long Interview (7_48)
Does ESP Reveal the Nonphysical? - Charles T. Tart Long Interview (14_30)
Does ESP Reveal the Nonphysical? - Charles T. Tart Short Interview (3_03)
Is Consciousness an Illusion? - Charles T. Tart Long Interview (10_23)
Is Consciousness an Ultimate Fact? - Charles T. Tart Long Interview (7_12)
Is Consciousness Entirely Material? - Charles T. Tart Long Interview (9_34)
What's the Meaning of Consciousness? - Charles T. Tart Long Interview (11_43)

Can anybody rip these videos:

I could not find the dedicated source of the videos referenced on those pages. Help?


no luck here !!

I tried a few online tools apart from youtube-dl but nada. the source page didn't reveal anything useful to my untrained eyes either.
maybe a realtime stream capturing tool whould work?

I got the links with roundtables in them ripped but the others are only previews for purchase ..

what did you use?

Linux Mint, Firefox with Video downloadHelper extension

thanks for the how-to

many thanks for sharing how you got 'em. and for confirming about the paid previews. goddam paywalls

No worries. If you want them uploaded let me know

thanks in advance! we are all probably charles tart fatigued by now but I'd rather get it done and put into one massive collection so it is easier to share with others. he's another classic thinker who should be more accessible to all

thank you for your help

how about i upload them to mega and you add them to your collection and the existing torrent here on concen.

The link is:

I downloaded them and can certainly share them here. Which option below is better:

1. Upload the small torrent of 3 videos you've shared.
Small file size but this option is fast and corrective. Tactical strike, say.


2. Add them to my collection and re-upload the entire group and override all preceding collections. (Basically, I have already re-arranged my collection into logical parts and sequences. I run Plex as my homeserver and this requires arranging files and curating filenames in order for the program to read them in sequence. So I have grouped things together differently in the final collection.)
Large file size but this option is comprehensive, better organized. Strategic strike, say. However, many members have already download most of it already in different sort order.

Open to suggestions here, friends

any particular order we should watch this last collection?

For the Closer to Truth videos they all seem stand-alone and can be viewed in any order, with the exception of the few that have the same name but "short" and "long" interview. Same for Jeffrey Mishlove interviews, really.

option 1 sounds better in my opinion euxconcen :)

I can appreciate the host playing the devils advocate but his arguments are not very sound.
for example he says ,take all the cliarvoyance attempts which have gone bongus as opposed to those which have produced verifiable accurate results, so he basicly says if clairvoyance is legit why so many failed attempts with garbage data.WTF!!! what happened to those which worked and gave verifiable data?!!!
how can you ignore the ones that work in favour of the failes ones? he talks big with words but is subtly fanatical.

I'm very impressed with Tart and his answers. both very articulate.

Did you mean Jeffrey Mishlove or Robert Lawrence Kuhn? Mishlove is a psychologist while Kuhn was also unknown to me. According to Wikipedia he is " a public intellectual, international corporate strategist and investment banker. He has a doctorate in brain research and is the author and editor of over 25 books. He is a recipient of the China Reform Friendship Medal, China's highest award; he is a long-time adviser to China's leaders and the Chinese government, to multinational corporations on China strategies and transactions, and is a frequent commentator on the politics, economics, business, finance, philosophy and science of China. He is a columnist for China Daily and South China Morning Post and appears on the BBC, CNN, China Central Television, Bloomberg and other major media. Kuhn is the creator and host of the CCTV/CGTN News show Closer to China with R.L.Kuhn. Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of the public television series Closer to Truth, which presents scientists and philosophers discussing fundamental issues (cosmos, consciousness, philosophy/religion). His essays are featured on and"

I much prefer Mishlove to Kuhn but, like you, at least we can hear Tart's first-rate responses in both cases.

I guess I meant Robert Lawrence Kuhn. I wouldn't consider his denial of facts very intellectual.but you gotta give it to him he conveys his meanning very well.
you know tart is a sceptic himself which is the position I would take as opposed to credulity.but as tart defines it scientism is what I see this guy as.

I dont remember seeing Mishlove in this particular torrent though I could be wrong.

You could be right that Mishlove wasn't in this particular torrent; I re-arranged the whole collection afterwards and separated them into logical parts so I lost track of the sort-order here.

Agreed about Kuhn: not much of an intellectual though let us give him credit for brining interesting people to the table. I noticed he has interviews with Jaron Lanier, too, and I considered sharing Lanier's collection here. Do you follow him at all? I really like what he says about Facebook.

Here are some quotes by him that have stuck:

Funding a civilization through advertising is like trying to get nutrition by connecting a tube from one’s anus to one’s mouth. (Jaron Lanier)


Facebook's version of our lives is too rigid or one-dimensional: "What's happened with Facebook, in particular, is this sort of flattening, where everybody's stuff looks kind of the same, everybody is just filling out a form. It's so strange like, you know, it used to be that, when you filled out forms, it was acknowledged that that was the fake aspect of your life. You fill out forms to apply for school, you fill out forms at the doctor's office, but nobody would say, "This is who I really am!" If you want to know me, know my forms." (Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget)


“The intentions of the cybernetic totalist tribe are good. They are simply following a path that was blazed in earlier times by well-meaning Freudians and Marxists - and I don't mean that in a pejorative way. I'm thinking of the earliest incarnations of Marxism, for instance, before Stalinism and Maoism killed millions.

Movements associated with Freud and Marx both claimed foundations in rationality and the scientific understanding of the world. Both perceived themselves to be at war with the weird, manipulative fantasies of religions. And yet both invented their own fantasies that were just as weird.

The same thing is happening again. A self-proclaimed materialist movement that attempts to base itself on science starts to look like a religion rather quickly. It soon presents its own eschatology and its own revelations about what is really going on - portentous events that no one but the initiated can appreciate. The Singularity and the noosphere, the idea that a collective consciousness emerges from all the users on the web, echo Marxist social determinism and Freud's calculus of perversions. We rush ahead of skeptical, scientific inquiry at our peril, just like the Marxists and Freudians.” (Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget)


“The approach to digital culture I abhor would indeed turn all the world's books into one book, just as Kevin (Kelly) suggested. It might start to happen in the next decade or so. Google and other companies are scanning library books into the cloud in a massive Manhattan Project of cultural digitization. What happens next is what's important. If the books in the cloud are accessed via user interfaces that encourage mashups of fragments that obscure the context and authorship of each fragment, there will be only one book. This is what happens today with a lot of content; often you don't know where a quoted fragment from a news story came from, who wrote a comment, or who shot a video. A continuation of the present trend will make us like various medieval religious empires, or like North Korea, a society with a single book.

The Bible can serve as a prototypical example. Like Wikipedia, the Bible's authorship was shared, largely anonymous, and cumulative, and the obscurity of the individual authors served to create an oracle-like ambience for the document as "the literal word of God." If we take a non-metaphysical view of the Bible, it serves as a link to our ancestors, a window. The ethereal, digital replacement technology for the printing press happens to have come of age in a time when the unfortunate ideology I'm criticizing dominates technological culture. Authorship - the very idea of the individual point of view - is not a priority of the new ideology. The digital flattening of expression into a global mush is not presently enforced from the top down, as it is in the case of a North Korean printing press. Instead, the design of software builds the ideology into those actions that are the easiest to perform on the software designs that are becoming ubiquitous. It is true that by using these tools, individuals can author books or blogs or whatever, but people are encouraged by the economics of free content, crowd dynamics, and lord aggregators to serve up fragments instead of considered whole expressions or arguments. The efforts of authors are appreciated in a manner that erases the boundaries between them.

The one collective book will absolutely not be the same thing as the library of books by individuals it is bankrupting. Some believe it will be better; others, including me, believe it will be disastrously worse. As the famous line goes from Inherit the Wind: 'The Bible is a book... but it is not the only book' Any singular, exclusive book, even the collective one accumulating in the cloud, will become a cruel book if it is the only one available.” (Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget)


“Information wants to be free.' So goes the saying. Stewart Brand, the founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, seems to have said it first.

I say that information doesn't deserve to be free.

Cybernetic totalists love to think of the stuff as if it were alive and had its own ideas and ambitions. But what if information is inanimate? What if it's even less than inanimate, a mere artifact of human thought? What if only humans are real, and information is not?

Information is alienated experience.” (Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget)


“A file on a hard disk does indeed contain information of the kind that objectively exists. The fact that the bits are discernible instead of being scrambled into mush - the way heat scrambles things - is what makes them bits.

But if the bits can potentially mean something to someone, they can only do so if they are experienced. When that happens, a commonality of culture is enacted between the storer and the retriever of the bits. Experience is the only process that can de-alienate information.

Information of the kind that purportedly wants to be free is nothing but a shadow of our own minds, and wants nothing on its own. It will not suffer if it doesn't get what it wants.

But if you want to make the transition from the old religion, where you hope God will give you an afterlife, to the new religion, where you hope to become immortal by getting uploaded into a computer, then you have to believe information is real and alive. So for you, it will be important to redesign human institutions like art, the economy, and the law to reinforce the perception that information is alive. You demand that the rest of us live in your new conception of a state religion. You need us to deify information to reinforce your faith.” (Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget)


“What these critics forget is that printing presses in themselves provide no guarantee of an enlightened outcome. People, not machines, made the Renaissance. The printing that takes place in North Korea today, for instance, is nothing more than propaganda for a personality cult. What is important about printing presses is not the mechanism, but the authors.” (Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget)


Sounds an interesting guy judging by the quotes you shared.
one thing though if you decide to rip his videos rip them in low res for the talking heads.

Couldn't catch your meaning. I should rip them in low res for who?

if you decide to rip the videos and share them rip them at low resolution to lower the file size.