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  1. You study things to gain understanding of the world. Even the most intelligent language model doesnt have a real understanding of the world. It can spit out the most intelligent phrases, but there is no real understanding behind it. God will not understand itself through ChatGPT, God understands itself through you.
  2. Sounds like you do some deep and intense experiments in consciousness and I appreciate that. But is it stabilizing for your relative self/survival activities stuff? How does it affect your relative human life?
  3. The Guided Meditations of Adyashanti really helped me, especially calming the mind, getting into equanimity. Listen to a few of his guided meditations and you will understand how to calm your mind and get into those states. Then you can do it in your solo meditations more easily too.
  4. Its hard to tell where my journey would went without psychedelics and in what ways I would had developed. But for me the biggest thing was Curiosity and an interest in a lot of topics. First I was just interested in trying MDMA, some shrooms, mostly for fun and the experiences you could have. And then it started my interest in psychology, spirituality, metaphysics, self-help, etc... I started to watch actualized, started reading books, started meditating. Because I experienced these crazy stuff there was an deep desire to understand these experiences and that led to a lot of study. What also was big for me is that in the really deep trips, you really get to face the depth and magnificience what Life is. This really matures you.
  5. +1 for me too! Another one that is probably already overrepresented in this forum for me is Daniel Schmachtenberger. Just his way of constructing sentences, in which he synthesizes lots of complex stuff together, puts them in clear terms and equations or summarizes the gist of complex topics is amazing. Dont know anyone else, who has this clarity of thinking in such a wide range of topics. I feel like watching so many of his videos has transformed my own thinking a lot.
  6. Yes if you ask chatgpt for studies on a subject and it doesnt have data on that it will just create something plausible. Chatgpt is not about factuality first and foremost, its just about the plausibility and appropriateness of words and sentences. It will just make things up. I also asked it for studies on my subjects and it just made studies up, very dangerous for scientific citation.
  7. Stanislav Grofs The Way of the Psychonaut is probably the most extensive book on how to use psychedelics for personal and spiritual development. I stoll didnt read it, but its definitely on the list. Stanislav Grof is one of the grandfthers of psychedelics and he worked with psychedelics since early in the 60s and assisted over 2.000 LSD therapy sessions. This man has a lot of experience in psychedelic journeys and this is his magnus opum.
  8. Would love to find an folder with all of his oldschool content again. Some dude shared an megashare collection with hunred of his real old videos. At this time I discovered this a new world opened for me. The newer content you shared is still amazing and some of his content goes even deeper now, but in the oldschool videos the energy was even more exciting.
  9. Looks very interesting, thanks for sharing!
  10. Ohyes, maybe a good time to rewatch, I think I watched it a long while ago. Thanks!
  11. So I was brainstorming about what are the fundamentals of Self-Actualization or the Heroes Journey. Since one of the ideas Leo often comes back to is this analogy, that if you want to build a Skyscraper you need a solid foundation. Some of the things that came to my mind and where I was building my foundation over the last years is: Self-Esteem: The 6 Pillars of Self Esteem by Nathanael Branden has good exercises to understand and increase your self-esteem Self-Love Learn to embody and internalize the right principles: Leo mentioned many in his videos Find out your own values: There are many exercises you can do. Leos Life-Purpose-Course, or Daniel Schmachtenbergers Dharma Inquiry is good for that Health, Fitness Emotional Mastery Basic Meditation Practice Guiding Frameworks What would you add to the list? Do you agree with the list? What would you regard as foundation/fundamentals?
  12. Damn, another amazing application example, thanks for sharing! Just tested it to make a little quizz for the book im currently reading and it worked really well: give me a little quizz with questions about the book: the selfish gene Sure! Here are five questions about "The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins: What is the central thesis of "The Selfish Gene"? How does Dawkins define "selfishness"? What is the idea of the "extended phenotype"? How does Dawkins explain the evolution of altruism? What is the "meme" concept and how is it related to the book? 1. The central thesis of the book is that the essential unit of selection is the gene Yes, that is correct. The central thesis of "The Selfish Gene" is that genes are the driving force behind evolution, rather than individuals or groups. Dawkins argues that genes are "selfish" in the sense that they act in their own self-interest to ensure their own survival and replication, which ultimately leads to the evolution of organisms that are best suited to their environment. 2. selfishness means that the gene behaves in a way that maximizes its own survival and reproduction. therefore selfishness is behavior that will make itself more numerous in the gene pool Yes, that is correct. In "The Selfish Gene," Dawkins defines "selfishness" as the behavior of genes that maximizes their own survival and reproduction. He argues that this behavior is not limited to human behavior, but rather it is a fundamental principle of evolution that applies to all living organisms. The "selfish" behavior of genes leads to the evolution of organisms that are best suited to their environment, and this ultimately leads to the survival and reproduction of those genes. 3. I dont know. What is the idea of the extended phenotype The idea of the extended phenotype refers to the idea that the influence of a gene does not stop at the body of the organism in which it resides, but can extend beyond the organism to influence its environment. For example, the beaver's dam is an example of an extended phenotype, as it is a product of the beaver's genes that influence its environment. Dawkins argues that the extended phenotype is an important aspect of understanding the effects of natural selection, as it can explain how certain traits or behaviors evolve even if they do not directly contribute to the survival or reproduction of the organism.