Episode
56

Mapping Cloud 9: Part 2 - Maslow, Csikszentmihalyi, and the Neurobiology of Flow

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Steven Kotler
by Flow Research Collective
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56
November 16, 2021
“Two days a week in flow you are 1000% more productive than the competition. It’s for these reasons that Forbes once pointed out that the #1 management metric people need to know, flow state percentage. Which is the amount of time people spend in flow. “The most important thing though is it’s not just top athletes or big corporations or experts, it’s all of us.” ~ Steven Kotler 
Steven Kotler

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ABOUT THE GUEST:

STEVEN KOTLER is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and Founder and Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance.

His books include The Art of Impossible, Stealing Fire, and The Rise of Superman. His work has been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, The Harvard Business Review and Forbes.

ABOUT THE EPISODE: 

What are the upper limits of human potential?

At the intersection of flow states, mystical experiences, peak performance, and psychedelics lies a mysterious space of possibility. In

Mapping Cloud Nine, bestselling author and award-winning journalist Steven Kotler takes us on a heady thrill ride through the history of human potential―and how what we’ve learned so far might unlock even greater levels of creativity, performance, and meaning in our lives.

From Nietzsche to now―a tour of human consciousness

In this episode we will explore the second part of a six-part audio program. In Mapping Cloud 9, Kotler bridges science and spirituality to explore how our understanding of peak experiences has evolved over time―from early inquiries into altered and mystical states; to the birth of positive psychology and research on high performers; to pioneering studies on meditation and near-death experiences; and into current explorations of psychedelics, flow states, and technological breakthroughs.

A brilliant synthesizer and gifted storyteller, Kotler paints a compelling portrait of our greatest human potential, inspiring us to leverage this growing body of research and step into new realms of possibility.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The evolutionary impulse for altered states of mind―psychedelics throughout time
  • The neurobiology of flow states, mystical experiences, and hallucinations
  • The spiritual path and the high-performance path―are they one and the same?
  • Altered states lead to altered traits―the next wave of consciousness hacking
  • Why bridging the gap between science and spirituality leads to even greater breakthroughs
  • How you can leverage flow states for a more meaningful―and interesting―life

RESOURCES:

Twitter: @steven_kotler

Website: https://www.flowresearchcollective.com/

Instagram: flowresearchcollective

Book: Mapping Cloud 9 by Steven Kotler

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