Consciousness Hacking is proud to be featured in Stealing Fire – a mainstream exploration of the importance and prevalence of altered and elevated states of consciousness. We believe this book represents an incredibly important voice, conveying the benefits and importance of expanded consciousness to an audience un-familiar or disinterested in spiritual perspectives. They also go through many of the approaches and ideas in the broad space – from pharmacological to technological. A must read if you’re at all interested in the cutting edge of consciousness.
They have devoted a multi-page section entitled “Enlightenment Engineering” which highlights Consciousness Hacking and the important role this community is playing in supporting tech as a catalyst for inner-awesomeness.
From the Authors:
It’s the biggest revolution you’ve never heard of, and it’s hiding in plain sight—if you know where to look.
New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler and high performance expert Jamie Wheal’s STEALING FIRE: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work (Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins; February 21, 2017) reveals the widespread use of altered states to achieve ultimate performance.
Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything we thought we knew about high performance upside down. Instead of grit, better habits, or 10,000 hours, these trailblazers have found a surprising short cut. They’re harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition.
Kotler and Wheal spent four years investigating the leading edges of this revolution—from the home of SEAL Team Six to the Googleplex, the Burning Man festival, Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Red Bull’s training center, Nike’s innovation team, and the United Nations’ Headquarters. And what they learned was stunning: In their own ways, with differing languages, techniques, and applications, every one of these groups has been quietly seeking the same thing: the boost in insight and inspiration that altered states provide.
Today, this revolution is spreading to the mainstream, fueling a trillion-dollar underground economy and forcing us to rethink how we can all lead richer, more productive, more satisfying lives.
Driven by four accelerating forces—psychology, neurobiology, technology and pharmacology—we are gaining access to and insights about some of the most contested and misunderstood terrain in history. STEALING FIRE is a provocative examination of how today’s influential individuals, organizations, and you can achieve the highest human potential.