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Hacking The Self is a podcast, blog, and community that explores the desire to understand The Self, or “atman,” a concept in Indian metaphysics that’s often translated as “consciousness” or “soul.” However, in the Indian world view mind and body are inseparable. I’m mainly interested in holistic approaches to understanding ourselves.

 

These conversations sometimes dive into the esoteric, but they also aspire to be pragmatic and to help people to understand themselves in relation to others. I love to learn and to share what I’ve learned with other people. I sincerely hope that you find at least some benefit in what you find on this blog and the podcast.

 

Common Themes:
  • Contemplative Practices (yoga, meditation)

  • Consciousness Hacking technologies

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Entheogens

  • Moral Psychology & Philosophy

  • Religious Studies, esp:

    • Comparative Mythology

    • Philosophy of Religion

    • Psychology of Religion

    • Religion, Ethics and Politics

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About Adrian

Adrian Baker is a Stanford trained educator who has studied comparative religions, meditation and yoga since moving to Thailand in 2010. He enjoys learning and teaching in interdisciplinary ways, integrating Eastern and Western points of view.

 

Adrian has a Masters in Education from Stanford University, a MSc in Economic History from The London School of Economics, and a BA in Africana Studies from Brown University. He has completed over 400 hours of yoga alliance approved teacher trainings, hold a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from the Cornell Center for Nutrition Studies, and is a current student in the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.