Last updated about 1 year ago. What is this?

A 'non-ordinary state' refers to an altered state of consciousness in which an individual's cognitive and perceptual faculties transcend their baseline levels of awareness, allowing access to extraordinary realms of experience, insight, and functioning. These states, often induced through practices such as meditation, flow activities, psychedelics, or breathwork, dissolve conventional boundaries of self and reality, enabling profound shifts in perception, emotional well-being, and creative problem-solving. In non-ordinary states, one might encounter heightened intuition, mystical experiences, and a deep sense of connection to others and the cosmos, thus offering a gateway to transformative personal and collective growth.

See also: altered state, flow state, peak experience, psychedelic experience, rapture ideology

5 ways to unlock your brain’s ancient pleasure centers | Jamie Wheal for Big Think 600,538

Altered States of Consciousness: There’s Nothing Supernatural About It | Jamie Wheal | Big Think 107,291

The Future Is Your Brain on Drugs | Jamie Wheal on Impact Theory 101,425

Recapture the Rapture, Jamie Wheal 47,894

Impact Books: Stealing Fire by Jamie Wheal and Steven Kotler 28,988

Is the Psychedelic Renaissance Doomed? Jamie Wheal 27,614

AMP #99 - Stealing Fire from The Gods--Ecstasis with Jamie Wheal | Aubrey Marcus Podcast 22,523

Our Best Selves | Jamie Wheal | SU Global Summit 21,063