Dr. Bruce Damer on "Stealing Fire" Evolver Learning Lab #1: November 30: From Endo to Exo: Alternate Realities in Service of the Human Future
How might altered states best serve creativity? Dr. Bruce Damer is a multi-disciplinary scientist, designer and author who has engaged in decades of exploration into states of consciousness, specifically in the practice of achieving endogenous visionary states to support thought experiments. We all experience Endo (internal) states when we are young and spontaneously enter into imaginary worlds. If these states can be sustained into adulthood, they are powerful tools for creativity, science, engineering, healing — and all are forms of visionary exploration. Exo altered states are initiated by external tools, including: ceremony, music, light/sound/psy-technology, breathwork and meditation, lucid dreaming, psychedelics and other avenues. These Exo states can be coupled with spontaneous Endo states for powerful experiences.
In this session, Steven and Jamie will explore with Bruce the Endogenous and Exogenous states of consciousness.