Book of Knowledge

Journeys of the Wayfarer

Anthropologist and host David Verdesi documents a cross-cultural journey to the root of humanity, the foundation, and anthropological core of our existence, embracing its whole history and the transformative contributions of the peoples who have shaped the geography of what it means to be human.  

Meet mystics, yogis, cave-dwellers, saints and genuine enlightened beings, Siddhas from the mountains and jungles of India and Xian immortals from China and Southeast Asia, the Shamans of Central and South America and Africa, the mystics and royals of old Europe, and the mysterious saints of the northern Steppes of Russia, Tibet and Mongolia.

The study of humankind’s sacred anthropological and spiritual history commonly lacks in diversity and multicultural themes, depth and true understanding. Through the power of storytelling, David Verdesi’s Book of Knowledge aspires to expose and preserve these treasures of our sacred past for generations to come. 

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About the show

Documentary Series

Hosted by: David Verdesi

Co-Hosted by: Ian Baker

SUBTITLES: 

Season 1 - 3 episodes

Studio: Martine Dubin Company

2022

HD CC PG-113

Interested in joining us and support the next cross-cultural journey to the root of humanity, the foundation, and anthropological core of our existence? Book of Knowledge season 2 will continue to document the whole history and the transformative contributions of the peoples who have shaped the geography of what it means to be human. Through the power of storytelling this series aspires to expose and preserve these treasures of our sacred past for generations to come. 

About David Verdesi

As a wandering anthropologist over the last 30 years David Verdesi travelled all over the world in search for one thing: life’s purpose.

David Verdesi has dedicated his life to the actualization of the individuation process through applied mind training, comparing wisdom traditions and methods of askesis and its archetype through the hero’s journey, the phenomenology of human potential and altered states of consciousness.

Verdesi has studied the concepts of Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Kabbalism. Verdesi has deeply practiced disciplines including yoga, kung fu, pranayama, tantra, and qigong and spent several years in solitary meditations in the mountains.

Simultaneously with his travels he also studied anthropology, psychology, neurobiology, quantum physics. As a true scientist, he has culminated years of personal askesis and practice into the realization of an algorithm that can be applied to navigate, explore and integrate the human psyche into wholeness, the development of human potential and the maximization of happiness.

These experiences formed an instrumental part of an ongoing work of enrichment and comparison, contributing valuably to the successive phases of the development of his teachings.

It wasn’t until years later that Verdesi realized his odyssey had much greater meaning than these physical, geographical experiences – his journey allowed him to discover, retrieve and relearn the lost parts of his being, soul and mind. It became clear that everything we are doing as we go through the journey of our life is meant to connect, create, and discover who we truly are, ultimately allowing us to reach wholeness.

Season 1

Asia

Odyssey To The Soul

David Verdesi takes us along on a journey of exotic, unforeseen adventures in the Asia Pacific, learning ancient spiritual and bodily practices by enlightened beings, monks, shamans, special forces and philosophers for experiences very few individuals have endured. From Borobudur in Java, to the Dayak tribe of Borneo, to the depths of China and the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan.

It wasn’t until years later that Verdesi realized his odyssey had much greater meaning than these physical, geographical experiences – his journey allowed him to discover, retrieve and relearn the lost parts of his being, soul and mind. It became clear that everything we are doing as we go through the journey of our life is meant to connect, create, and discover who we truly are, ultimately allowing us to reach wholeness.

The Root of Our Energy

The Root of Our Energy

Everyone should become the anthropologist of their own lives. The nature of desire and creative energies that develop along the journey of becoming whole are the root and primal dimension of who are as human beings. David Verdesi begins his journey of the mind by reflecting on his igniting experiences in Indonesia to thread together what is means to be human and manifest the liberating energies inside our soul to emerge into vertical flight.

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Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

In the geography of our being, where are you? When we are asked to answer this question and pinpoint such a specific place, we must look inside ourselves and silence the mind; where intent goes, energy flows. 

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The Realm Beyond

The Realm Beyond

David Verdesi’s final travels are to Nepal, China, Papua New Guinea and the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan, where Chung, a Tibetan Buddhist master explores our divine connection, internal energy and spirit path to liberation at the secret practice, Sky Gate.

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Season 2

The Mediterranean

The Quest For Meaning

The Quest for Meaning redefines modern spirituality, an urge to uncover the core reasoning behind instinctive human desire for transcendence, altered states of reality, spiritual yearning, awakening and rebirth.

In Season Two, David Verdesi brings along scholar and cultural historian, Ian Baker, as the two travel to uncover the roots of humanity’s existence throughout the Mediterranean.

Through meetings with mystics and royals and visits to ancient ruins, Verdesi and Baker are willing to embark on any journey to reach transcendence.

Episode 1

Episode 1

Verdesi starts his journey in his motherland, Italy. He explores the roots of his own being, what has shaped his life story and the spiritual influences of his ancestors.

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Episode 2

Episode 2

Esteemed anthropologist, Ian Baker, joins Verdesi in Turkey, where they reconnect with an old friend, uncovering hidden temples in Turkey.

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Episode 3

Episode 3

A mythic in Turkey guides them to Greece, where the two men conclude their journey amidst the ancient gods and goddess of this land.

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