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Shepheard-Walwyn has been publishing brilliant and inspiring books for over half a century. These books collectively have strived to provide a vision of the world we could create – if we had the insight and intention to do so. This world is based on the principles of fairness, community, and connection.

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Shepheard-Walwyn has been publishing brilliant and inspiring books for over half a century. These books collectively have strived to provide a vision of the world we could create – if we had the insight and intention to do so. This world is based on the principles of fairness, community, and connection.

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Steve Norris - Why is the Treasury the biggest barrier to increasing UK prosperity?

5/28/2024
In today’s podcast in our Taken for a Ride miniseries celebrating the unique work of property entrepreneur Don Riley, we speak with Steve Norris, the former transport secretary who forced the treasury to invest in the extension (and incidentally) got Crossrail approved in 1995. Steve contributed to the book and doesn’t hold back in his criticisms of the Treasury there and he does the same in the interview. He began in industry and then began a dual career as a politician in the 1970s, eventually serving as an MP in Margaret Thatcher's government. He was transport minister in John Major’s cabinet from 1992-1997. In 1997, he stepped down from politics to return to his business career. Today he chairs and advises a number of different companies and charities and leads a small but highly skilled team of people specialising in complex property, infrastructure and transportation projects. He also runs a business that builds more affordable homes for people in and around his adopted city, London. If you’re interested in reading the book, please visit https://bit.ly/SW-TFAR-Pod

Duration:00:33:53

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Dave Wetzel - How New Transport Systems Deliver Extraordinary Profits

5/15/2024
Welcome back to the third podcast celebrating the second edition of Don Riley’s Taken for a Ride – Trains, Taxpayers and the Treasury. Today we are speaking with Dave Wetzel, a committed socialist and environmental campaigner. Whilst he had diametrically opposed political views to Don, they were friends and campaigned together to change government policy. Dave was the first vice chair of Transport for London working with Ken Livingstone to spearhead a mesmerising number of improvements to London’s transport, especially buses. In this interview we look at how he and others worked to improve communities through better transport and how we could have much better cities and lower taxes if we focused on the value added by well thought out public transport investments. If you’re interested in reading the book, please visit https://bit.ly/SW-TFAR-Pod

Duration:00:27:39

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How Property Prices Are Actually Created and Who Benefits – What Every Property Owner Needs to Know

4/29/2024
Welcome back to the Shepheard-Walwyn podcast. Today we continue our exploration of the second edition of Don Riley’s classic work Taken for a Ride with a conversation with the legendary Fred Harrison. Fred worked with Don and supported his research into land value uplift and helped Don write the first edition of Taken for a Ride. In this interview he talks about Don’s research and the specific reasons why any landowner needs to understand the impact of public investments on their properties. If you’re interested in reading the book, please visit https://bit.ly/SW-TFAR-Pod

Duration:00:23:01

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Every property owner - and future owner - needs to buy this book. Here's why. A conversation with Phillip J Anderson

4/15/2024
Welcome back to the Shepheard Walwyn Podcast. Today we begin a series to celebrate and explore the work of Don Riley. We have revised and fully updated Don’s classic work, Taken for a Ride – Trains, Taxpayers and the Treasury. Don was an entrepreneur and landlord in Southwark, London who benefitted massively from a new underground extension, the Jubilee Line Extension in the 1990s. He was able to document through research and through his bank balance just how profitable that public investment was. As a committed entrepreneur he was incensed that he was benefitted from a taxpayer investment. Instead of quietly counting his profits he wrote a book about the corruption that he saw in the economy. The book has been revised by Fred Harrison, the economist who supported Don writing the original book, Dave Wetzel, former Vice Chair of Transport for London and me. We also have a fascinating contribution from Steve Norris, the transport minister who pushed through Treasury approval for what has become the most profitable and impactful public transport investment London has seen since the War. In this interview, I interview Phil Anderson, author of The Secret Life of Real Estate and Banking. Phil was friends with Don and spent time understanding his approach to investing and the work he did that you can benefit from in Taken for a Ride. Here are the time stamps. 0:00 Welcome and background to Taken for a Ride. 2:00 What did Don do to make his own money? What did he do when he saw his profits coming from the taxpayer? 8:00 Whilst public investment, private profit is wrong, you should understand what makes a good investment to maximise your own returns as a property owner. 10:40 Other reasons for buying the book to deepen your understanding of the corruption in the system. 13:20 Call to action- call your political representative to lobby to get this changed. 14:00 Thanks and close. If you’re interested in reading the book, please visit https://bit.ly/SW-TFAR-Pod

Duration:00:14:31

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Edi Bilimoria - Unfolding Consciousness: Why Sapolsky is wrong, and how to get in tune with life

1/24/2024
Welcome to the Shepheard-Walwyn Podcast. In today’s episode, we welcome back one of our favourite authors, Edi Bilimoria. Since we last spoke to Edi, his book “Unfolding Consciousness” has won book awards. He’s appeared on many podcasts, launched a reader series with Dr Alex Gomez-Marin, long term collaborator with Ian McGilchrist, launched the eBook version of his incredible work and is about to launch a series with the Theosophical Society of America (spaces still available). We talk about all these topics and jump straight in with a conversation about free will and whether we are “Determined” as the latest bestseller from Robert Sapolsky asserts. Time stamps are as follows: 0-1.30 Welcome and introduction – have there been any particular questions that most resonated with readers and listeners? 1.30 More scientists are opening up to a spiritual or esoteric perspective. 3.00 Why will free will and determinism always be discussed if we think in dichotomies? 5.30 Collaborating with Dr Alex Gomez-Marin of the Pari Centre. 7.40 Answering questions without words and musicians in the flow. 11.00 Aramaic scriptures and the two types of breath. 12.00 What was the intention with the series with Alex? 15.00 How and why does Edi stay so open to other people’s questions? 17.20 What is the value of external accolades? Royal assent for Edi’s work? 19.30 What does “Know Thyself” really mean? 21.00 What is the collaboration with the Theosophical Society of America? 25.00 Professor Lorna Dawson, one of the country’s top scientists, still in awe of her chosen field - soil! 27.20 The launch of the eBooks. 28.30 Creating a unified view of science, religion, and philosophy. 31.00 Close To buy the eBooks, visit amazon.co.uk www.amazon.co.uk/Unfolding-Consciousness-Exploring-Universe-Intelligent-ebook/dp/B0CGRHF336/ref=sr_1_1?crid=DVT4HNIB6W99&keywords=unfolding+consciousness+edi+bilimoria&qid=1705951255&sprefix=%2Caps%2C93&sr=8-1 To get a copy of Edi's beautiful book set, go to www.shepheardwalwyn.com To join Edi on his course with the Theosophical Society in America: https://www.theosophical.org/program/webinars/unfolding-consciousness-a-comprehensive-journey-through-ancient-wisdom-to-modern-science?fbclid=IwAR0pXZUI7naNmTflIN_wcy06fGTWktuFZHYfKWzgoEAbP8Te30ATCvmM2l4

Duration:00:32:02

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Philip Allan (Part 2) - The New School of Economics

9/25/2023
Welcome to the second part of our interview with Phil Allan to celebrate the second edition of The New School of Economics. 0-0-2 Introduction to Phil Allan. 2 Why do we have so much unfairness in the system? 6- Why is unfairness not inevitable? 10 The original Physiocrats were 18th century economists. What were their key ideas? 14 Who are the New Physiocrats? What are their links to Henry George? 19.30 How do your views differ from the prevailing neoclassical view of economics? 21 What makes a prosperous economy? 26 How can you move from rent seeking economics to ways to promote production? 28 How government monopolies spread even to marriage! 31.30 Lessons from Thailand and other countries. 37.30 How do we implement your ideas to transform economic systems? 43 Closing thoughts for the listeners. Pre order your copy on www.shepheardwalwyn.com

Duration:00:45:24

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Philip Allan (Meet The Author) - The New School of Economics

8/24/2023
Welcome to the Shepheard-Walwyn Podcast. Today we are speaking with Phil Allen author of the revised edition of critically acclaimed, The New School of Economics. Here’s a summary of what we talk about. 0-2 Intro and Welcome 2 What personal and or professional experience led to your writing this book? 6 How did your experience of the 2008-9 crash affect your research focus? 10 Where can following your own interest lead you? 12 What have you been working on since the first edition of the book? 16 How has living and working in different countries shaped your perspective? 18 What do you hope readers will get from the book? 19:30 Do you feel more inspired or more challenged today compared to the first launch? 21:30 What’s your focus today? Pre order your copy on www.shepheardwalwyn.com

Duration:00:23:58

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Akhil Patel (Meet The Author) - The Secret Wealth Advantage

8/11/2023
My guest today is Akhil Patel, author of a fantastic new book The Secret Wealth Advantage- How you can profit from the economy’s hidden cycle. Now regular listeners and friends of Shepheard-Walwyn will recognise Akhil as the director of Property Share Market Economics along with Phil Anderson. Here they teach subscribers how to remember the future and to profit from the real economic order. Akhil has professional experience both in the UK civil service and in international development and business. And he's worked on a range of issues from reviewing large infrastructure deals to helping establish a UK International Climate Fund. Akhil has two master's degrees both in finance and public policy, and also a first-class honours degree in classics from Oxford. In this interview, we talk about how the book came about, his inspirations from the Shepheard-Walwyn authors and also what readers can take from the book to improve their investing success. Here are the time stamps. 1.45 What prompted you to write the book? 5.30 How did you get interested in alternative views of economics? 8.40 What’s your take on the cycle? 11.00 What are the chances that economies like UK and Australia don’t have a boom the way Japan did in the last cycle? 17.00 Who is the book aimed at? 1930 How can our readers make the most of the next few years and prepare effectively for the crash? 23.00 How can you stay safe in crazy times? 26.00 What are you working on now? 27.50 Where can our readers learn more? To connect with Akhil go to: www.propertysharemarketeconomics.com www.thesecretwealthadvantage.com https://linktr.ee/akhilgpatel

Duration:00:29:57

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Marika Henriques (Meet The Author) - The Hidden Girl

1/27/2023
In today’s podcast we speak with Marika Henriques, therapist and author of The Hidden Girl – the Journey of a Soul. An amazing combination of art and prose with some poetry, Marika tells her amazing journey of recovery from having to hide from the Nazis as a child in Hungary during the occupation, to being forced to leave her home in 1956 with the Communist takeover where she had to make her way overland to England which has been her home ever since. Once settled, she trained to be a Jungian therapist. The Hidden Girl tells the story of her remarkable journey of recovery. It’s both a beautiful and insightful book and this was a particularly heart-warming conversation. Here’s what we covered: 0.0 Welcome and introduction. 2.00 What prompted you to write the book and how long did it take? 9.00 What drew you to become a healer? 11.30 What makes this different from other books about the Holocaust? 13.00 How a false cancer diagnosis led her to start her recovery journey through art. 19.30 Healing happens through creativity. Connecting with your spiritual self. 22.30 How the books create space for us to make our own way home. 24.30. Even if there’s no cure, there can be healing. 29.00 How Marika finds ways to be grateful for her journey and how she can now help others through her book. 32.00 Wrap up and close. 35.00 Summary of the Marika’s insights. https://shepheardwalwyn.com/product/the-hidden-girl/

Duration:00:39:08

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Edi Bilimoria - Unfolding Consciousness Part 6

1/3/2023
Welcome to the final instalment of our dialogue with Edi Bilimoria, author of the stunning 1200 page work Unfolding Consciousness. This is the second part of our dialogue exploring Book three entitled - Gazing through the Telescope – Man is the Measure of All Things. As with all the conversations in this series, we have done our best to make this audio friendly. However, I encourage you to watch this on Youtube if you can or at least check out the diagrams in the video when you have listened. 0.00 Welcome and introduction 1.30 Introduction to the final half of book three including how consciousness unfolds from the divine to the human. 5.30 Why is Newton’s alchemy research integral to his “scientific” research? 9.00 Holy Science, real truth v relative truth. 17.30 Schrodinger’s mind-sensation problem and how it can help us. 21.00 The violin and the violinist. 26.45 Why focusing on how the brain generates consciousness is the wrong focus. 32.00 How do we awaken our latent faculties and powers of consciousness? 36.15 Deepening our conversation on vitalism. 43.00 The potential dangers of using or relying on psychedelics to achieve spiritual insight. 52.00 Some thoughts on intuition and it’s real role in scientific discovery. 60.00 Why is consciousness an element – that is, irreducible? And why must we have a greater moral and spiritual compass when conducting scientific research? 105.30 Holding the balance between intellect and devotion. 110 Some final thoughts on destiny, meaning and purpose and the unfolding of consciousness. 114 Summary and close. Thank you for listening to this Edi Bilimoria series. I hope as an Shepheard Walwyn podcast listener you’ll agree that as a publisher we are committed to encouraging different voices and perspectives. For example, Phil Anderson and Fred Harrison on economic cycles, John Butler on spiritual practice. We think Edi’s work as I hope you’ve experienced in this series has the potential to change the dialogue in so many areas, most significantly perhaps, in the interaction between science and spirituality and a reappraisal and reintroduction of our ancient wisdom traditions into our discourse on how to add meaning to our existence. If you have listened to this series of conversations with Edi then I hope you feel ready to make the investment in his magnus opus. It’s taken 6 months to complete these recordings. I think I am on the third or fourth reading of each of the books and they still feel like I am reading them for the first time as there’s so much new wisdom to consider on each successive reading. My conviction is that even if you much more awareness with the perennial philosophy you’ll have a similar experience. So for the last time with Edi at least thank you for listening to the Shepheard Walwyn podcast. Be sure to connect with us at shepheardwalwyn.com and join our mailing list for updates and special offers. And if you feel it’s appropriate give us a like wherever you get your podcasts and on YT too. So until next time keep reading! Get you copy of Unfolding Consciousness (Whole Set): https://bit.ly/SW-UnfoldingConsciousness www.shepheardwalwyn.com

Duration:01:18:05

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Edi Bilimoria - Unfolding Consciousness Part 5

12/12/2022
Today we continue our mini series with Edi Bilimoria, author of the stunning 4 volume work Unfolding Consciousness. As book four is the reference book for the series, this is the penultimate dialogue with Edi. Book three entitled - Gazing through the Telescope – Man is the Measure of All Things – has a lot of ideas so we felt it was best to split the conversation into two. In this part we look at the first half of book three. We have done our best to make this audio friendly. However, I encourage you to watch this on Youtube if you can or at least check out the diagrams in the video when you have listened. They made a massive difference to my understanding and our feedback suggests they could help you too. We jump straight into this conversation with Edi explaining what is consciousness and why we need to focus more on relationships than on things so let’s get into the interview. 0.0 Welcome and intro 01.45 What is consciousness and what’s the matter with things? 06.30 Why do you say that man mirrors the cosmos, and is a miniature universe? 11.00 Why is it important to place so much emphasis on the instrument of our perception- our physical senses? 17.30 Why is symbolism so important for our understanding of the inner realms of existence? 20.00 Examples of useful symbols to appreciate the nature of our beings especially the divine self, the intuitional principle and the higher mind. 25.00 What are the different types of labyrinths? And how have some symbols eg animal sacrifice become distorted? 31.00 Why astrology is not a pseudo science and why as scientists we need to do our own research. 39.30 What does the symbolism of the human body tell us that medical facts can’t? 45.00 Cardiology and the deeper importance of heart centered living. 48.00 What is the human kingdom? 52.00 The lotus and the rose 60.00 The hermetic axiom and the related concepts of analogy and correspondence and the outpouring of love. 1.07 What can you tell us about the divine mandate? 1.13 What’s the difference between Cosmos and Kosmos? 1.16 What is Akasha and what is astral light? 1.20 Wrap up and close. Get your copy of Unfolding Consciousness (Whole Set): https://bit.ly/SW-UnfoldingConsciousness www.shepheardwalwyn.com

Duration:01:21:18

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Edi Bilimoria - Unfolding Consciousness Part 4

12/8/2022
Today we welcome back Edi Bilimoria to talk about the second volume of his stunning work Unfolding Consciousness. As a quick recap, Edi is an award-winning engineer, glider pilot, concert pianist, philosopher and student of ancient wisdom – the perennial philosophy. Book two is the shortest volume in the series so we have presented this conversation on one instalment. In many ways it could be the most impactful for the reader as it puts us as beings under the microscope. And in just over 200 densely packed pages Edi manages to integrate almost all of the wisdom traditions into one breath taking, coherent picture. If you have an interest in the areas Edi covers, I guarantee he’ll shake your world view in the politest yet most thorough way you can imagine. My invitation is to listen to the interviews in this series and buy the books and take a year or two to digest them! 2.00 What is the purpose of Book Two – Peering Down the microscope – man’s internal landscape. 5.00 The perennial philosophy resolves many “scientific” challenges. 10.00 Why we need to consider both the value and inevitable limitations of the “scientific” perspective. 11.00 Why have we become fascinated with our own image and what damage does this do? 14.30 Are we really “hackable animals” as one commentator says? 16.30 Why do you think it’s safe to share the previously secret philosophy today? 22.00 Why should we never accept one view as definitive and final? 27.00 What is the constitution of man? 33.00 Going deeper into the popularly known split of mind, body and spirit. 39.00 Connecting with Ian McGilchrist’s fantastic works and his left-right brain research. 48.00 Are all desires evil? 52.00 Some thoughts on Prana. 57.00 Edi explores Paul Brunton’s description of man as a miniature copy of the universe. 62.00 The importance of the bridge between the levels of body-mind-spirit and how our actions affect the quality of this connection. 110 How we can increase our connection with universal intelligence. 117.30 What happens when we die? 126 How our unresolved psychological baggage can hinder our journey (and what we can do about it!) 133 What’s the difference between immortality, infinity, and eternity? 136 Are we actually lumbering robots? 140 The difference between things and phenomena or things and relationships and why we won’t be taken over by robots. 157 Close. Get your copy of Unfolding Consciousness (Whole Set): https://bit.ly/SW-UnfoldingConsciousness www.shepheardwalwyn.com

Duration:01:57:33

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Nic Tideman - Land and Taxation 2nd edition

12/1/2022
Today we're speaking with the editor of the soon-to-be re-released classic Land and Taxation, Professor Nick Tideman. He edited this book with the authors Vic Blundell, Fred Foldvary, Mason Gaffney, and Fred Harrison. Nick was raised in Chicago in San Francisco. He got his first degree in math and economics at Reed College and a PhD from the University of Chicago. He's held positions at Harvard University and served as an economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers. He moved to Virginia Tech almost 50 years ago, where he became a full economic professor in 1985. Nick's authored over 100 professional articles focusing on public finance and improving the efficiency of public decision-making. In 2006, he wrote the book Collective Decisions and Voting: The Potential for Public Choice. 0.00 Welcome and Introduction 2.00 How did Nick get into the area of land economics and fairness? 4.00 Going to Chicago and getting advice from Milton Friedman 6.20 Life in Chicago -the bad and the good 9.15 Insights around public choice and collective decision-making. 11.50 The key to disagreeing successfully and other findings on voting 17.00 The three sources of rent 21.00 Working for Paul McCracken, top advisor to Richard Nixon 23.00 The difference between government in the 1970s and government today 25.00 What drew Nick to the book, Land and Taxation? 29.00 Why is Neo-classical economics hanging on? 35.00 The value of being closely connected 40.00 The importance of human freedom 41.00 Making decisions when information is distorted. Get the Land and Taxation eBook (Amazon): https://bit.ly/LT2-NT Now available in a bundle, get it with a deducted price here: https://bit.ly/swclassics www.shepheardwalwyn.com

Duration:00:45:50

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Edi Bilimoria - Unfolding Consciousness Part 3

11/18/2022
Today's author is Dr. Edi Bilimoria. Edi is joining us for what will become a series of conversations to celebrate and explore his extraordinary for volume 1200 Page Magnus Opus, unfolding consciousness exploring the Living Universe and intelligent powers in nature and humans. Edi was born in India and educated at the University of London, Sussex and Oxford, and he presents an unusual blend of experience in the fields of science, engineering, art and philosophy. He's worked as a consultant in many industries including oil and gas, aerospace and construction. And he's been a project manager and head of design for major innovative projects, which is a channel tunnel, London Underground systems and other off stock installations. A student of the perennial philosophy for over four decades, he has given courses and lectures extensively around the world. He's organised and chaired several major conferences, and his written work has been published extensively in the fields of science, engineering and the esoteric philosophy. And on top of all of this, he is also an accomplished concert pianist. Unfolding consciousness is a culmination of a life's work and has already garnered much critical acclaim. In this episode, we have part two of Edi's discussion of volume one panoramic survey, science contrasted with the perennial philosophy on consciousness. And man, if you haven't already captured part one, be sure to catch that now. So Edi, I think at this stage, we've given people an overview. Well, it certainly will not cover the extraordinary 150-200 pages that you've got around the wonder and the challenge of modern science, and we're now moving in towards your conversation and the dialogue around ancient teaching in the Mystery Schools. I just wonder where would be the best place for us to start that conversation? Here’s the time stamps of the conversation. 00 Welcome and Introduction. 02.45 How is the Perennial Philosophy expressed through the esoteric teachings? 6.30 What “occult” and the mystery in the mystery schools actually mean? 13.00 The difference between psychic and spiritual powers. 16.00 What’s the difference between spirit and spiritual? 18.10 Who was Helena Blavatsky? 27.00 What do the mystery schools have that the West is still missing? 34.50 Man as the universe in miniature and the hermetic axiom. 38.10 Entropy in the system. 43.00 Science confusing the map and the territory. 49.00 The belief system of scientism. 55.00 Thorns in the body of mainstream science. 59.00 The Evergreen tree. 1.04.00 The purpose of the mysteries. Get your copy of Unfolding Consciousness (Whole Set): https://bit.ly/SW-UnfoldingConsciousness www.shepheardwalwyn.com

Duration:01:08:21

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Edi Bilimoria - Unfolding Consciousness Part 2

10/11/2022
Welcome back to the SW podcast. Today we welcome back Edi Bilimoria to talk about the first volume of his stunning work, Unfolding Consciousness. As a quick recap, Edi is an award winning engineer, glider pilot, concert pianist, philosopher and student of ancient wisdom. In this two-part conversation we will explore the ideas in Book 1, subtitled, A Panoramic Survey - Science Contrasted with the Perennial Philosophy on Consciousness and Man. 0.00 Welcome and introduction. 2.30 Overview of Book 1 5.00 What is the Perennial Philosophy? 10.00 Why does the Book start with a chapter “Who and what am I?” 12.00 Getting into the currently challenging topic of God and the Divine Self. 14.00 External Wealth and Inner Poverty. 20.00 Scoping out the current challenges with science and scientism. 25.00 Can evolution alone explain genius? 27.00 The benefits and limits of the reductive approach to scientific discovery – the importance of humility and openness to multiple perspectives. 35.00 The issue with seeing nature as a “machine” and other unspoken assumptions that underpin science. 39.00 Mental models and how they affect our work. 45.00 In praise of scientists who take a broader view. 48.00 Peacocks and Giraffes and how they came to be. 54.30 Where does thought come from and what’s the function of the mind? 61.00 Why do people make the same discoveries? 63.00 The surprising benefits of meditation. 66.00 Why it’s important to heed the warnings of top scientists. Get your copy of Unfolding Consciousness (Whole Set): https://bit.ly/SW-UnfoldingConsciousness www.shepheardwalwyn.com

Duration:01:08:16

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Edi Bilimoria (Meet The Author) - Unfolding Consciousness

8/11/2022
Today’s author is Dr Edi Bilimoria. Edi is joining us for what will become a series of conversations to celebrate and explore his extraordinary 4 volume 1200 page magnum opus, Unfolding Consciousness- Exploring the Living Universe and Intelligent Powers in Nature and Humans. Edi was born in India and was educated at the Universities of London, Sussex and Oxford. Edi presents an unusual blend of experience in the field of science, engineering, art and philosophy. He’s worked as a consultant in many industries including oil and gas, aerospace, and construction. He's been a project manager and head of design for major innovative projects such as the Channel Tunnel, London Underground systems and offshore installations. A student at the perennial philosophy for over four decades, he has given courses and lectured extensively around the world. He has organised and chaired several major conferences, and his written work has been published extensively in the fields of science, engineering, and esoteric philosophy. On top of all of this, he is also a concert pianist. Unfolding Consciousness is the culmination of a life’s work and has already garnered much critical acclaim. In this interview, we explore his life story and how he came to write such a book. It takes place at his house, and we finish with Edi playing his stunning Steinway grand piano. Here are the time stamps. 0.0 Welcome and introduction. 2.00 What is the purpose of the book? 4.30 What is the structure of the four-volume collection? 08.00 How did Edi get involved in the topic of his book? 13.15 Edi’s business and engineering background. 15.00 Why do you keep working at 75? 18.00 How does Edi bring a conscious approach to his work? 20.00 Why has character always been so important? 23.30 How should we use science and technology? 25.15 What readers would be most interested in the book? 30.00 What’s Edi working on now? 33.00 How can people find out more? 34.40 Edi plays a piano piece. 36.00 Thanks and close. Get your copy of Unfolding Consciousness (Whole Set): https://bit.ly/SW-UnfoldingConsciousness www.shepheardwalwyn.com

Duration:00:36:51

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Michael Hudson (Part II) - A Philosophy for a Fair Society

6/14/2022
Hello and welcome to the Shepheard Walwyn podcast series. My name is Jonathan Brown. Shepheard Walwyn is a campaigning book publisher based in London, England. Our purpose is to uncover and promote new ideas to society’s oldest problems. Whilst our specialty is ethical economics, something Anthony Werner, our driving force for over 40 years has pioneered, we have branched out over the years to other related areas such as the environment and the lives and work of society’s change agents. These podcasts promote ideas we are convinced can actually help us to build a better society for all of us. So have a listen and be sure to share with your friends if you like them and tell us what you think – these are debates we all need to be a part of. Welcome to Part Two of our interview with Michael Hudson, perhaps the world’s most influential, (but rarely acknowledged), economist. In the first episode, we looked at how economics got corrupted from industrial economics, where people made money by making things to a finance economy where a small elite group makes money by manipulating financial instruments. In this episode, we dig into Michael’s most famous work, Super Imperialism, the Economic Strategy of the American Empire. In this book, first published in 1972, Michael described how the USA was able to force the world to use the US dollar as its default international currency – the so-called ‘dollarisation’ of the world economy which accelerated in the 1960s to today. We also look at the reverse which is happening as we speak - the rapidly accelerating de-dollarisation due to US actions against Russia and China. Essentially this is where economies around the world stop using the US dollar as their trading and reserve currency and start using other currencies instead in terms of impact. This change may be the most important economic event since the Second World War. Here are the time stamps for the conversation. 0.0 Welcome and focus on Super Imperialism 2.50 Understanding money and balance of payments deficits and how the USA avoided paying for its deficits. 13.30 What’s Michael’s view on the economic impact of the Ukraine conflict? 17.15 What’s the real cause of the grain shortage and how are we moving to a multi-polar world? 28.00 Is Biden really in charge? 30.30 Working with Herman Kahn at the Hudson Institute. 37.30 How is China dealing with the Tech Billionaires? 41.00 What are the scenarios for Russia and China? 45.30 What is your take on China’s zero COVID policies? Get A Philosophy for a Fair Society eBook (Amazon): https://amzn.to/3srolCt Now available in a bundle, get it with a deducted price here: https://bit.ly/swclassics www.shepheardwalwyn.com

Duration:00:50:37

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Michael Hudson (Part I) - A Philosophy for a Fair Society

6/6/2022
Welcome to the Shepheard-Walwyn Podcast and a two part interview with Michael Hudson, perhaps to the world’s most influential (but rarely acknowledged) economist. Michael has had a remarkable career starting off as a practical or reality-based economist working for a variety of institutions looking and how banks really behave. He looked at the balance of payments economics for David Rockefeller at Chase Manhattan Bank; worked for Herman Kahn at the Hudson Institute, and advised the US State Department on how they could fund the Vietnam War when the gold was running out. He now advises the Chinese Government on how to maintain an industrial economy and avoid the traps the US Finance economy has fallen into. Michael’s most famous work is Super Imperialism, the Economic Strategy of American Empire but has also written extensively on ancient economies in the Near East. He is one of our longest running writers having co-written the soon to be re-released eBook, A Philosophy for a Fair Society with Kris Feder and the late GJ Miller and. Incidentally, this book is a great introduction to his whole body of work so do check it out! In this first episode we looked at how economics got corrupted from industrial economics where people made money by making things, to a finance economy where a small elite group makes money by manipulating financial instruments. There’s some meaty topics but I promise it’s worth your time. Time stamps are as follows. 00.0 Welcome and introduction. 02.30 How did he get into economics? 10.00 The effect of real estate and credit on the economy in today’s finance economy system. 17.00 Why did the classical economists fight so hard to get rid of the rentier class? 21.00 Why was almost everyone a socialist at the start of the 20th century? And why was the public sector seen as the 4th factor of production? 31.30 The fight against classical economics and its concept of rent as unearned income 36.00 What Henry George got wrong.46.00 How the fight to maintain an industrial economy is being fought in Russia and China. 53.00 How GDP calculations distort the value creation process today. 58.00 How the University of Chicago and its graduates enjoy their free lunch. 1.09 The New Road to Serfdom and the legacy of the new feudalism. Get A Philosophy for a Fair Society eBook (Amazon): https://amzn.to/3srolCt Now available in a bundle, get it with a deducted price here: https://bit.ly/swclassics www.shepheardwalwyn.com

Duration:01:11:16

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Fred Harrison - Corruption of Economics 2nd edition

6/2/2022
Today we welcome Fred Harrison back to the podcast. In this interview, we talk about The Corruption of Economics, a book Fred co-wrote with the late, great Professor Mason Gaffney (with an additional contribution from Dr. Kris Feder. Corruption was released in 1994 but as part of our focus on the classics in the Shepheard-Walwyn library we are re-releasing it as an eBook with a new introduction from Fred. Whilst it may seem that a book published in 1994 may not have much to say about today’s economic and political challenges, we hope you’ll hear in this podcast how relevant it is to the challenges we face today. The papers are currently crammed with the Russian oligarchs and how unfair they are. All this is true but it’s no more true than our oligarchs. In this podcast, Fred explains why we have an economic system and philosophy that guarantees the creation of oligarchs and that the same things that were done over 100 years ago to eliminate Henry George and the fairer economic ideas from the textbooks were done in Russia in the 1990s to ensure that Russia did not create a fairer economic system but that they had a “shock therapy” approach that created gross income inequality. Fast forward 30 years and we are chasing Russian billionaires around the Mediterranean trying to take their super-yachts from them. Here's the breakdown of the conversation. 0.0 Welcome and the importance of thinking for yourself and why that was so important to Fred and Mason. 3.00 What are the main points of Mason’s exploration of how economics became corrupted? 6.00 Why the elites didn’t fear Marx and communism but did fear Henry George. 9.00 Mason and Henry George were both able to reconcile seeming opposites in economics and society. 13.30 Who was behind the corruption of economics? 16.00 What are the consequences of the corruption of economics? 23.00 Why Russia created an economy that generated oligarchs – and how the West made it happen? 30.00 How the same thing happened in South Africa- discussing the final chapter with Kris Feder. Please note, that although the paperback copies are out of stock currently, The Corruption of Economics is only available on eBook: https://amzn.to/3O5CI8h Now available in a bundle, get it with a deducted price here: https://bit.ly/swclassics www.shepheardwalwyn.com

Duration:00:33:58

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John Butler (Part II) - The Wonders of Spiritual Unfoldment

5/16/2022
Welcome to the third and final installment of our interview with John Butler, the 84 year old YouTube sensation and author of the Shepheard-Walwyn book Wonders of Spiritual Unfoldment. Now, this conversation carries on from our last one. And we start off with one of John's most famous stories, which was when he was eating his favourite pig, or recycling love as he describes it. He also looks at the difference between sinners and consumers. Are they the same thing? And we also ponder his famous adage “to make whole, be whole”. We look at the upside of failure and depression. And we finish with the funniest additional information ever written on a CV. We begin with asking John about eating his favourite pig! Part two 01.30 Eating his favourite pig – recycling love. TLC in everything you do. 06.45 From tending to vegetables to tending to people. And making the economics fit your approach. 10.00 “What is your understanding of being made in “God’s image”? 18.00 How can you best handle failure and depression? 24.30 Russia and being with your own people for the first time. 32.15 The funniest “additional information” section ever written on a CV For previous episodes please go to: John Butler (Meet The Author) - The Wonders of Spiritual Unfoldment John Butler (Part I) - The Wonders of Spiritual Unfoldment

Duration:00:34:31