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Worth The Fight Podcast

Jan 2, 2020

Steven shares in-depth the "Greatest Story Never Told," examining the relationship between the science of spirituality and the science of peak/high-performance. Steven, a renowned Flow researcher, and futurist, maps for us the upper-limits of the human experience and how more flow might be a potential solution for the grand challenges we face as a species. 


Show Notes Steven Kotler #15

We discuss:

-“Mapping Cloud Nine: Neuroscience, Flow, and the Upper Possibility Space of Human Experience” (1:51)


-Sounds True Partnership (2:00)


-William James interested in the upper limits of ecstatic states(6:15)


-1996 Emotions scientifically mapped for the first time (7:15)


-Freud set off the “100 year detour” which split the science of high-performance and science spirituality (8:10)


-Ten ongoing research projects at the Flow Research Collective (9:35)


-Glenn Fox USC Gratitude Researcher(10:10)


-Flow is the opposite of traumatic stress (11:48)


-Imperial College of London: Difference Between Flow and Psychedelic (13:05)


-More hope for advancements in healing PTSD (16:23)


-Big Pharma’s Opioid Crisis: 193 people die each day, 70K PER YEAR—only 58k died in all of Vietnam (17:30)


-Victor Frankl: “Less about the trauma and more about the frame we build around it”(25:40)


-Shared neurobiology between Flow, Psychedelics and Meditation (28:00)


-The pain of a bad psychedelic trip exceeds the pain of not getting into flow (33:30)


-Flow for Writer’s Workshop (34:30)


-“Psychedelics can be very, very useful when getting back to normal, resetting from trauma.” - Kotler(35:40)


-Flow Cycle: Struggle/loading phase, Release, Flow, Recovery (38:00)




-“The Future is Faster Than You Think” -Steven Kotler/Peter Diamandis (40:54)


-“In the next 81 years, we are going to experience 20,000 years of technical change.” -Ray Kurzweil, Google Director of Engineering(41:55)


-Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal on James Altucher Show (52:10)



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