Michael Pollan is an author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. His new book “How To Change Your Mind” is available now.
Waking Up with Sam Harris #127 — Freedom from the Known with Michael Pollan
In this episode the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Michael Pollan about his new book “How to Change Your Mind.” They cover the the resurgence of interest in psychedelics in clinical practice and end-of-life care, the “betterment of well people,” the relationship between thinking and mental suffering, the differences between psychedelics and meditation, the non-duality of consciousness, the brain’s “default mode network,” their experiences with various psychedelics, and other topics.
Greater Awareness and Higher Consciousness are two of my hobbies! Waking up and growing up is a ‘looong’ process so journeying happily is a good goal. I have met some great characters along the way and made some dear new friends.
The person who has significantly shifted my way of thinking is as big an oxymoron as you will ever find.
Tom has just created a KICKSTART campaign to fund experiments to begin the paradigm shift of all shifts. His mission is to prove scientifically that we do indeed live within a virtual reality!
Why is this important? Once this theory can be proven and not scientifically rebuffed we will start finding new solutions to our global problems, the ones materialism has not, and never will, find.. Change is coming and once this ‘genie’ is released nothing will ever be the same. IT’S THAT BIG!!
This is your chance to participate in this historical event for as little as $10. There is just 24 hours and counting to go. The initial goal has been achieved to start half the experiments, now the goal is to double the amount to complete them all.
I warmly recommend that you join Tom in helping make history!
How does a physicist and consciousness researcher develop a big picture theory of everything?
Well, you start at the top, of course! Consciousness.
At the US Space and Rocket Center workshop (October 2014), Tom delivered a logical Bottom Up, Top Down analysis of why you need to start with consciousness.
The fact that consciousness was known to be the fundamental reality 100 years ago, seems to have eluded most physicists today.
In this video, the various unique qualifications Tom has are highlighted, and it hopes to show exactly why he is the right person, in the right place, at the right time to develop a big picture theory of everything!
A little more information about his background and early years than most have discovered is presented here to further illustrate his experience in consciousness exploration.
First and foremost a scientist, he has documented thousands of hours of explorations in consciousness over 40 years through repeatable experiments.
We have had great physicists, and we have had great consciousness explorers, but we have never had both, until now.