Sports, fitness and exercise programs in the United States continue to evolve as athletes of all types, both professional and recreational, seek to achieve higher levels of performance. In doing so, athletes, coaches, trainers, and sports psychiatrists are embracing some of the concepts of the Integral Movement in the West, in order to attain elevated states of athletic functioning and heightened awareness.
The vision for creating the Institute of Noetic Sciences came in 1971 when IONS’ founder Dr. Edgar Mitchell landed on the moon as one of the Apollo 14 astronauts. Space exploration symbolized for Dr. Mitchell what it did for his nation as a whole—technological triumph of historical proportions, unprecedented mastery of the world in which we live, and extraordinary potentials for new discoveries.
An Innovation Lab Collaboration with Consciousness Hacking
In December, the call went out across Silicon Valley. "Anyone with tech skills who is interested in consciousness exploration, fill out this application for the Innovation Lab's experimental collaboration with Consciousness Hacking -- a 'Hackation' (hackathon + vacation) -- in which we will build a smartphone application to assess psi (or 'psychic') skills worldwide."
Reflections on an experiment in dissolving the work/joy dichotomy through hacking an app while meditating on vacation.
It’s productive and effective to bring distinct people together with a shared purpose to make fascinating creations. Combine that with merging the office space with a retreat center and conduct a vacation at the same time, now that is simply just brilliant.
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In the spring of this year, I’ll be launching ENTANGLED — a free mobile app based on the Global Consciousness Project, which examines random data for meaningful correlations that may reflect the presence and activity of consciousness in the world. With Entangled, I hope to give the world a better understanding of what it means to say "we're all connected."
Mikey Siegel, founder of Consciousness Hacking, is an advisor and collaborator for IONS new Innovation Lab which seeks to bring transcendent technology into people's lives. Check out Mikey’s interview with On the Block Radio (episode 21) to hear his thoughts on the future of meditation, shifting paradigms on transformative experiences, and how we can utilize current technology to ultimately achieve enlightenment.