Designing the Mind. The Principles of Psychitecture
Brilliantly interweaves philosophical concepts with the discipline of psychology in an approachable, thought-provoking way. — Michael J. Moody, author of Redefine Yourself
“It has already changed my life, and I know it will change others as well” — Aaron T. Perkins, Executive Leadership Coach
“A fascinating framework” — Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, author of Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization
“Super intriguing” — Jason Silva, global keynote speaker and Emmy-nominated host of Brain Games
The Instant Cult Classic on the Art of Reprogramming Your Own Psychological Software
A bold and fascinating dive into the nuts and bolts of psychological evolution, Designing the Mind is part philosophical manifesto, part practical self-development guide, all based on the teachings of legendary thinkers like Marcus Aurelius, Lao Tzu, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Abraham Maslow. The ideas and techniques it offers are all integrated into a vital theory for helping individuals scale the heights of self-mastery and lead great lives.
This visionary guide argues that the mind can be compared to software, made up of many interwoven algorithms which were originally programmed by natural selection. Though most never learn to alter their default programming, it is possible to rewire cognitive biases, change ingrained habits, and transform emotional reactions. The process of psychitecture enables you to unplug from your own mind, identify its underlying patterns, and become the architect of your own enlightenment.
Simultaneously ancient and futuristic, Designing the Mind defies categorization, masterfully linking mindfulness to transhumanism, evolutionary psychology to Stoicism, and neuroscience to Buddhism. It frames the ideas of ancient sages as open-source code for the mind, putting forth a new, rational vision of spiritual enlightenment centered around gradual self-optimization.
This book will teach you to cultivate deep introspective insight. It will show you how to effortlessly change your automatic behaviors and manipulate your own desires so you always get what you want. It will provide a toolkit for building perpetual peace into your operating system. If you have ever longed for an operating manual for your own mind, this book will serve as a crucial guide for turning your own mind into a palace.