Since I was a teenager, I’ve been interested in learning how things work. For years, that meant learning how computers worked. When I did my first meditation retreat, I started to take that intellectual curiosity and turn it towards my mind. Basically the pursuit of an ever more lucid understanding of the following questions:
- Why do I think the things I do?
- Why do I feel the things I do?
With computers, I have found tools that allow me to inspect the state of the system. But I have sparse luck with respect to mind hacking. Of course, there are many resources available, both online and off, to learn various approaches to inspecting the state of your mind. But I’ve often found that those resources were not written for me. These resources typically have one of the following attributes that makes it opaque to my analytical learning style:
- shrouded in new age spiritualism language
- too much lost in translation from an asian language
- overly verbose
- more emphasis on theory rather than practice
So I’ve decided to put together a repository of information that’s written for someone like me, in a place that someone like me could use it as a reference.
This is owocki/mindhacking on github. It’s just a long markdown document, versioned by git, with cliffs notes from the most informative sources on mindhacking that I have read. Hopefully others will find it useful. And hopefully I will learn something from others through the process of sharing this on github.