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This series re-discovers and preserves the knowledge of our human potential and nature’s wisdom, embracing the transformative contributions of the peoples who have shaped the geography of what it means to be human.

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Book of Knowledge: The Mediterranean

The Quest For Meaning

The many adventures across the globe on a quest to define meaning, leads David Verdesi’s journey back to Rome. Urged to uncover the reason behind the instinctive human desire for spiritual yearning, Verdesi starts retracing the intersection of science and theology within the city his family has called home since the early 1400s.

Vibrating from the walls of the city’s sacred spaces, he discovers findings of oral history, predating the beginning of humanity by thousands of years. Documents and rare rituals that upend conventional ideas of the behaviors of the mind in ancient times. Narratives that continue to influence the moral compass of life today.

Heavily influenced by civilizations and cultures beyond Rome, Verdesi realizes he is back on the road. Join David Verdesi to the roots of the Book of Knowledge.


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About the show

Documentary Series

Hosted by: David Verdesi

Co-Hosted by: Ian Baker


Season 2

Studio: Martine Dubin Company


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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.

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