I started reading Ken Wilber in 2005 after some ARG-contextualized correspondence with someone who I later discovered to be Chris C. Stewart. Ken’s work has been incredibly influential in not only my personal development, but also my perspective on – and work with – biohacking.
I wanted to take a moment to share with all of you an absolutely stellar piece of work put together by Tami Simon & Ken Wilber entitled Kosmic Consciousness (don’t let the title fool you, this is not a New Age artifact.) Kosmic Consciousness is an audio-book, but probably better described as an extensive conversation between Tami & Ken, that fleshes out a variety of topics (like consciousness hacking & biohacking) under the umbrella of Integral Theory. This release is a decent introduction to this world, however, it also compliments those persons who have difficulties dipping into some of Wilber’s more dense texts.
At this point, in 2017, having read almost all of Ken’s work, Kosmic Consciousness certainly tied a lot of knots for me when I first listened to it in 2011. It’s a must-listen for those who want a more integral take on biohacking.
Here’s a list of my favorite tracks:
KC04 – 02 – Waking, dreaming, and deep sleep
KC04 – 03 – Your Original Face – the ever-present Witness
KC04 – 04 – How the experience of altered states leads to the acquisition of higher stages of development
KC04 – 06 – Levels and fields of subtle energy
KC07 – 03 – EEG evidence of brain states associated with satori
KC07 – 04 – How meditation accelerates vertical development
KC07 – 06 – Turiya- the fourth state of consciousness
KC07 – 07 – Highlights of Ken Wilber’s personal experiences
KC07 – 08 – Breakthroughs, downturns, and plateaus
I may summarize these later in future posts. Happy hacking!