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The Instant Cult Classic on the Art of Reprogramming Your Own Psychological SoftwareA 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.”A fascinating framework” – Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, author of Transcend: The New Science of Self-ActualizationThis 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.”It has already changed my life, and I know it will change others as well” – Aaron T. Perkins, Executive Leadership CoachSimultaneously 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.”Super intriguing” – Jason Silva, global keynote speaker and Emmy-nominated host of Brain GamesThis book will teach you to cultivate deep introspective insight. It will show you how to effortlessly change your automatic behaviors and manipulate your own desires so you always get what you want. It will provide a toolkit for building perpetual peace into your operating system. If you have ever longed for an operating manual for your own mind, this book will serve as a crucial guide for turning your own mind into a palace.

Designing the Mind
January 10, 2021
268 pages

File Size: 70 MB
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“A fascinating framework” – Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, author of Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization”This was an absolute powerhouse of a book… I found the concepts covered here to be extremely interesting and thought-provoking.  I was so impressed by this one that I think I’ll add it to my ‘favorites’ shelf, too – an easy 5-star rating here.” – Goodreads Reviewer”It has already changed my life, and I know it will change others as well” – Aaron T. Perkins, Executive Leadership Coach”How do I begin reviewing this masterpiece? It was a roller-coaster journey into my own mind. I must say, to write so wonderfully, practically and devise subtle such steps to rewire our minds, the author must be no less than enlightened.” – Goodreads Reviewer”Super intriguing” – Jason Silva, global keynote speaker and Emmy-nominated host of Brain Games”Designing the Mind clearly elaborates the different steps to achieving self-mastery using timelesss wisdom from the author’s philosophical mentors and his own… This book would be a great read if you want a no-nonsense approach in improving your mind.” – Goodreads Reviewer”Fascinating book with a fresh new take on self development/self actualization from a programmer’s perspective. The book reads like it reverse engineers the mind of an actualized person and is packed with ideas.” – Goodreads Reviewer”This is amazing. Sign me up, man. I want to be a part of this.” – Goodreads Reviewer”A great synthesis; I would already rate the work 5 stars as a combination of ideas that work well together!” – Goodreads Reviewer”This book is one of those texts that will be referenced for decades and decades to come.”  – Goodreads Reviewer <div id="

  • I wish I would have had read the blurb on the back cover before purchasing what is one of the several hundred books I have read (or partially read) in the genre of “self help”.”This psycho-philosophical self-development book combines the ancient adage that true happiness comes from within… . It integrates the wisdom and insights of ancient mystics into a mindset and method for reprogramming your own psychological software.”This “technology” is adroitly named “Psychitecture”.The first red flag about this book is that its writing is attributed to Designing the Mind, LLC, “a self-development organization (that) “represents a new, modern way of viewing and iteratively improving your mind.”The second red flag for me was the presumption by Designing the Mind, LLP, that this organization had reinvented the wheel. Is it “new”? Perhaps…but in the same way that one might take Gordon Ramsey’s recipe for roast beef with caramelized onion gravy and instead of using garlic and thyme, substituted shallots for garlic and marjoram for thyme.If one wanted to synthesize a “psycho-philosophical” system based on the wisdom of Lao Tzu, Descartes, the Buddha, Marcus Aurelius, Nietzsche, Socrates, Epictetus, Aristotle, Spinoza, Seneca, Epicurus, and Jesus, there’s little doubt that one could write a book unlike any other ever written. That is not to say that when you look at the big picture the promised gains by employing the strategies would be any different than in thousands of books previously written for the purpose of “improving your mind.” There is little doubt that much more accessible books such as Norman Vincent Peale’s “The Power of Positive Thinking”, Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People”, Napolean Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”, Maxwell Maltz’ “Psycho-Cybernetics”, and even Richard Bach’s “Jonathan Livingston Seagull”, have delivered to millions on their promises of personal transformation and still do more than 50 years after they were first published.The greater problem by far of “Designing the Mind” is that for decades the brain as a computer has been the dominant metaphor in neuroscience. However, if we view the brain as a computer that passively responds to inputs and processes data because of its software, we ignore the fact that the brain is proactive and insinuates itself into the world, the model of “brain-as-computer” breaks down. Worse still (for this book’s major assumption) is that neuroscientists don’t really have a consensus view on what the brain actually is. And if they don’t know after decades of imaging, imagining that we can repurpose our nervous system to run different programs is little more than idle speculation. Clearly, there are hundreds of research papers that Designing the Mind, LLC could cherrypick to make its case but they do not reflect the most recent movement by neuroscientists away from ANY metaphors employed to understand the brain.Matthew Cobb, writing in the Guardian added this,”In 2015, the roboticist Rodney Brooks chose the computational metaphor of the brain as his pet hate in his contribution to a collection of essays entitled ‘This Idea Must Die’. Less dramatically, but drawing similar conclusions, two decades earlier the historian S Ryan Johansson argued that “endlessly debating the truth or falsity of a metaphor like ‘the brain is a computer’ is a waste of time.’Neuroscientist Blake Richards summed it up in equally unambiguous terms in a N.Y. Time op.ed:”The brain is not a computer… the brain doesn’t run any algorithms in reality, so our constant use of the words “algorithm” and “computer” when talking about the brain is misguided.”It’s been very trendy the past 10 years for self-help gurus to erroneously apply quantum theory to establish credibility for their own ends. So, too, is the case with uncritically assuming our incomprehensible, 3-lb brains, with its 100 billion nerve cells each capable of connecting with 40,000 other neurons operates in just about the same away as your iPhone.I find this just a bit discouraging. I much prefer Shakespeare’s take on it:”What a piece of work is a man!How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty!In form and moving how express and admirable!In action how like an angel,in apprehension how like a god!”Consequently, this book is headed for a thrift shop.
  • Beautiful work. I would like to say first that I did not read this book, this book read me very well. Not only did it read me it sharpened my understanding of my philosophical basis right down to breaking down Aristotle and Nietzsche to a few understandable and realistic principles that are realistic and understandably workable to anyone who reads them, and if understand as well as practice the principles, that makes it a whole other level of reality.So, I can only give this humbly ideal advice about the book: If you are a beginner, read the book and practice the ideas for a few months and see if your life does not improve (I have been doing this in some genuine form since I was about three or four years old in a disciplined way reading, honing and understanding my reality and doing what I need to do growth-wise).If you are intermediate or advanced, see if this work does not harmonize fully with your understanding (it does for me).Indeed, the mind is the most malleable, and growth worthy things if used and understood properly. Yet, when you use your mind properly, the only limit on reality is the structure of reality and its function as there are not any pedagogical or teaching infinities and mastery is always possible to those that genuinely want it and want to put in the effort to get it ultimately.So, deeply, I recommend this work to anyone beginning, intermediate or advanced in the art of designing the mind or creating their own genuine mastery. Sure, I compare this to the works of G.I Gurdjieff, especially the second book: “Meetings With Remarkable Men” in scope. But it just gives good material like “Meetings With Remarkable Men”, not digests it for you like “Beelzebub’s Tales To His Grandson” (Gurdjieff’s first books) which uses obscure, “strange” and unusual terms to break up the continuum of boredom consciousness or “sleep” and fully awaken the mind before giving material that excites the mind.Anyhow, this is a great work and I genuinely recommend it to all.
  • This is an interesting premise. Psychitecture is basically combining the psychology of the mind and the restructuring or ‘redesigning’ of the mind. I have always been intrigued by the nuances between brain and mind, and this definitely lent a new perspective on the subject. I originally gave this a low rating, but changed it because initially I thought I was buying a book that gave me training for how to design (or redesign) the mind, to really expand my thinking.Since the author used examples of thinkers like Buddha, Marcus Aurelius, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Abraham Maslow, I was hoping to access the specific tools they used.What I learned instead is that this book offers a new way to look at the mind’s capabilities, but it doesn’t have a set of step by step training tools, and that’s way I gave 4 stars. However, its idea is more philosophical (to me), and therefore more of an idea to contemplate, much like what Gladwell offers with his books; a new idea or thinking to be considered.I would say, honestly, that quotes are so familiar and overused these days, because of all the self improvement and personal development stuff out there, that it would be nice to have less quotations and more ‘how’ these legendary thinkers specifically achieved their levels of genius. While I like philosophy, I could really benefit being given tools. That’s me personally.Overall, a good read that offers new insights into opportunities of the mind we have yet to explore.
  • Having read many books over the years covering a wide range of subjects enquiring into the human mind and condition and more so my own, I thought I had a fairly unique and congruent perception of how we function.I’ve read books from Buddhist, Taoist, Psychological and various spiritual and metaphysical perceptions.I don’t normally review books, but felt compelled to do so as this is a gem of a book.It’s a fusion of ancient wisdom and modern thinking. Drawing on thinkers from the ancient and recent past who have all enquired into the nature of our minds and being.From someone who has an understanding of cbt ( cognitive behavioural therapy) and the brain and mind to a degree I found this book confirming of what I have read and experienced myself.The book reads well, but takes reflection and level of rumination, but is accessible and rewarding.It breaks down how our thoughts and habits can arise and puts them into diagrams (algorithms) that help you picture your thoughts and responses to stimuli.The author is extremely well read and knowledgeable and seems to have a real dynamic understanding and passion for the subject he is covering and presenting.If you too like ancient wisdom, but are also modern minded this is a must read.
  • I enjoyed readings this book. I could tell that a lot of work, research and introspection went into writing this book. As a software developers I liked the computer programming terminology to describe parts of how the mind works. I liked that this book merged aspects of algorithmic thinking with philosophy.
  • I’m so glad this book came up in my personal recommendations on Amazon – I’m kinda a connoisseur when it come to personal development books, and this book has earned s pot as one of my personal favorites.Not only is the philosophy of the book on point, but there’s also a lot of practical guidance in there too. I also liked how concisely all the content was delivered, there was no fluff whatsoever. I also liked the use of quotations from philosophers and thinkers, very eloquent.And it was incredibly thoroughly referenced – in some passages nearly every sentence was backed up by a note in the back of the book.I look forward to re-reading the whole the thing again in the future. And in the meantime, I’ll be referring to the free toolkit you get a link to!
  • This book is a real gem. I had so many “aha” moments reading it. I will definitely re-read it, because I feel like I will learn even more if I do so. I can’t thank the author enough for this book.
  • I gave four stars only because it was difficult to assimilate the process. However, I got there and it is a valuable teaching.
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