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Publisher's Summary

The Instant Cult Classic from the Creator of The Book of Self Mastery

A bold and fascinating dive into the nuts and bolts of psychological evolution, Designing the Mind: The Principles of Psychitecture 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.

©2021 Designing the Mind (P)2021 Designing the Mind

Critic Reviews

"A fascinating framework." (Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, author of Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization)

"It has already changed my life, and I know it will change others as well." (Aaron T. Perkins, executive leadership coach)

"Super intriguing." (Jason Silva, global keynote speaker and Emmy-nominated host of Brain Games

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  • 03-05-2021

Disappointed

Tons of quotes from others, no methods. At the end he asking for you to come over to his website for what I can only imagine is to purchase something else.

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  • Kenya Wright
  • 18-06-2021

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The narration was robotic. The writing was unnecessarily complicated. I really wanted more but this wasn't it.

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  • 07-05-2021

don't be fooled by the beginning

the whole thing is designed to make you question yourself.. so don't stop halfway. finish

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  • 06-05-2021

interesting book but the narration was robotic

narration sounds robotic, couldn't get past the voice. purchased physical book and very pleased! yep

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  • Donjea Kei'Mari Adkins
  • 04-09-2021

Most interesting and life changing

This book was amazing it helped me realized all I was doing without even knowing the life I’m creating for myself I don’t want this and change is possible and I will not stand in my way anymore! This book is the
Second best next to the Bible! Thank you to the author seriously you keep it 100. And put a lot of things into prospective for me !

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  • Waka Mahoney
  • 14-08-2021

Self audit & self edit is vital to growth.

This is one amazing audiobook. As I listened, I began to question my beliefs & what I thought I knew. However, self editing & self auditing is the premise we should all share in. Words have no meaning trying to describe this book, all I can say to the author is “Thank You for opening my mind & intellectual capacity to grow”. Am amazing journey I now find myself in.

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  • 17-08-2021

Really thoughtful

I would listen to this again (and again). I definitely recommend it. a mixture of stoicism, Terence McKenna and a hint of Derren Brown. my three favourite things

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