I'm currently reading an old book by Aldous Huxley. You may know Huxley as the author of Brave New World, but he was also a dedicated psychonaut.
“The mystical experience is doubly valuable; it is valuable because it gives the experiencer a better understanding of himself and the world and because it may help him to lead a less self-centered and more creative life,” he said.
Rather than a way to escape reality, Huxley considered psychedelics as a powerful tool to remove the filter over our consciousness, and to explore what he called the Mind at Large.
Which begs the question: which state of consciousness is more valid? What purpose serve these altered states of consciousness?
In this edition, we'll have a look at the five main types of altered states. We'll also discuss a common cognitive distorsion: exaggeration. Finally, I had the pleasure to interview the founder of Speak Ai, a platform to record and analyse your life.
Oh, and there's only one day left to sign up for the Collector to Creator course! We're starting on Monday. You'll build a system to go from reading content to generating new ideas and writing your own original articles.
With live sessions, workshops, and of course access to the community, it's going to be a great way to finish the year.
Enjoy the read, and hit reply if you have any questions, feedback, or want to say hello!
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