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Hacking the Self is a podcast, blog, and community that explores the emerging convergence of various disciplines, traditions and cultures in their attempts to understand human consciousness and promote human flourishing.

This space dives into the desire to understand The Self, or “atman,” a concept in Indian metaphysics that’s often translated as “consciousness” or “soul.” You will find collection of conversations and written articles that are sometimes esoteric but also aspire to be pragmatic and to help people understand themselves in relation to others.

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Erik Davis

#023: Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson & Contrasting Approaches to the Study of Religion with Erik Davis

In this episode author and religious studies scholar Erik Davis and I consider the arguments of the New Atheists, particularly the work of Sam Harris. We contrast Harris' approach to religion with that of Jordan Peterson, as well as Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell. Topics we touch on include: Erik's ...
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DMT: The Spirit Molecule Director

#022: Mitch Schultz, Director of DMT The Spirit Molecule

Guest bio: Mitch Schultz is the documentary filmaker behind "DMT: The Spirit Molecule" and "Ayahuasca: Drink the Jungle." Mitch Schultz began his life journey in Memphis, Tennessee and has since called Texas, Minnesota, Colorado, New York, Europe, and Peru home. Guided by his lifelong love of storytelling, Mitch has cultivated ...
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#021: Bhakti Yoga with Raghu Markus

On this episode Raghu Markus shares his deep knowledge of the Bhakti Yoga tradition. He talks about what he learned from his own teacher, the legendary Neem Karoli Baba, and how we can all learn to live with more wisdom, compassion and trust. Guest Bio: Raghu Markus is the Executive ...
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#020: The Paths of Yoga through the Bhagavad Gita with Ashtanga Yoga teacher Richard Freeman

Show Overview: In this conversation, legendary Ashtanga Yoga teacher Richard Freeman walks us through the various paths of yoga as described in The Bhagavad Gita. Richard is an exceptional teacher of yoga philosophy. Undoubtedly, this conversation will have much to offer for those both new and familiar with this classic ...
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#019: Awakening through Ashtanga Yoga with Mary Taylor

Guest Bio: Mary Taylor teaches Ashtanga Yoga as taught by her principal teacher, the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Mary Taylor began studying yoga in 1971, after graduating from Julia Child’s cooking school, L’Ecole des Trois Gourmandes in Pari. Initially, she enjoyed yoga as a means of ...
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Ajna Light

#018: Ajna Light Technology founder Guy Harriman

Guest Bio: Guy Harriman is an engineer, Buddhist meditator and inventor of consciousness hacking technologies. Guy worked for many years in Silicon Valley, including for Steve Jobs at NEXT. In 2008 Guy moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand and built lannayoga.com Healing Center. Guy is the inventor of the spiritual tool called the Ajna ...
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Zero Gravity Floating

#017: Floating with Kevin Johnson

On the podcast this week Kevin Johnson, owner of Zero Gravity Institute in Austin, Texas. With over thirty years and thousands of hours in the floatation tank, Kevin is considered a pioneer of float tank technology and offers an unprecedented amount of experience and knowledge about the world of floatation tanks, altered states ...
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Consciousness Hacking

#016: Consciousness Hacking with Mikey Siegel

Guest Bio: This week on the podcast: Mikey Siegel, founder of Consciousness Hacking: a leading organization at the intersection of technology, science and spirituality. Mikey recounts his fascinating journey from MIT to Silicon Valley, and shares his vision for how mindful intention and use of technology can help us to ...
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