Consciousness Hacking: Seeking Enlightenment Through Technology, Psychedelics, and Meditation

None at Strand Bookstore

Fri, Feb 3 at 7 p.m.   |   90 minutes

“Consciousness Hacking” is a pragmatic approach to spiritual transformation that utilizes three principal modalities: 1) technology, 2) psychedelics/entheogens, and 3) the contemplative arts (i.e. yoga and meditation). The phrase is a neologism coined by Mikey Siegel, a San Francisco–based engineer, who felt compelled to apply his technological prowess to enhancing traditional staid meditation practices. The idea caught on fast. And very quickly evolved into a movement that has spread out from the Silicon Valley to New York City and other places all around the globe.

This Olio will discuss the philosophy and practice of consciousness hacking in the Big Apple with consciousness hacker, Professor Chris Kelley and center around the question: Can technology facilitate mindfulness?


Recent Village Voice article on Consciousness Hacking.

Teacher: Christopher Kelley
Venue: Strand Bookstore

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