Stealing Fire

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ISBN: 9780062429674
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Number of pages: 304
Author: Steven Kotler
Publisher: HarperCollins

Download and read online Stealing Fire in PDF and EPUB It’s the biggest revolution you’ve never heard of, and it’s hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything we thought we knew about high performance upside down. Instead of grit, better habits, or 10,000 hours, these trailblazers have found a surprising short cut. They're harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition. New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler and high performance expert Jamie Wheal spent four years investigating the leading edges of this revolution—from the home of SEAL Team Six to the Googleplex, the Burning Man festival, Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Red Bull’s training center, Nike’s innovation team, and the United Nations’ Headquarters. And what they learned was stunning: In their own ways, with differing languages, techniques, and applications, every one of these groups has been quietly seeking the same thing: the boost in information and inspiration that altered states provide. Today, this revolution is spreading to the mainstream, fueling a trillion dollar underground economy and forcing us to rethink how we can all lead richer, more productive, more satisfying lives. Driven by four accelerating forces—psychology, neurobiology, technology and pharmacology—we are gaining access to and insights about some of the most contested and misunderstood terrain in history. Stealing Fire is a provocative examination of what’s actually possible; a guidebook for anyone who wants to radically upgrade their life.


Stealing Fire

Filename: stealing-fire.pdf
ISBN: 0062429655
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Number of pages: 288
Author: Steven Kotler
Publisher: Dey Street Books

Download and read online Stealing Fire in PDF and EPUB The author of the bestselling Bold and The Rise of Superman explores altered states of consciousness and how they can ignite passion, fuel creativity, and accelerate problem solving, in this groundbreaking book in the vein of Daniel Pink’s Drive and Charles Duhigg’s Smarter Faster Better. Why has generating "flow" and getting "into the zone" become the goal of the world’s most elite organizations? Why are business moguls attending Burning Man? Why has meditation become a billion-dollar industry? Why are technology gurus turning to psychedelic drugs to unlock creativity? All of these people are seeking to shift their state of mind as a way of unlocking their true potential. Altered states, the authors reveal, sharpen our decision making capabilities, unleash creativity, fuel cooperation, and let us tap into levels of inspiration and innovation unavailable at all other times. Stealing Fire combines cutting-edge research and first-hand reporting to explore a revolution in human performance — a movement millions of people strong to harness and utilize some of the most misunderstood and controversial experiences in history. Building a bridge between the extreme and the mainstream, this groundbreaking and provocative book examines how the world’s top performers—the Navy SEALS, Googlers, Fortune 100 CEOs—are using altered states to radically accelerate performance and massively improve their lives, and how we can too. Ultimately, Stealing Fire is a book about profound possibility—about what is actually possible for ourselves and our species when we unlock the full potential of the human mind.


Stealing Fire

Filename: stealing-fire.pdf
ISBN: 0062429663
Release Date: 2017-11-14
Number of pages: 304
Author: Steven Kotler
Publisher: Dey Street Books

Download and read online Stealing Fire in PDF and EPUB It’s the biggest revolution you’ve never heard of, and it’s hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything we thought we knew about high performance upside down. Instead of grit, better habits, or 10,000 hours, these trailblazers have found a surprising short cut. They're harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition. New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler and high performance expert Jamie Wheal spent four years investigating the leading edges of this revolution—from the home of SEAL Team Six to the Googleplex, the Burning Man festival, Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Red Bull’s training center, Nike’s innovation team, and the United Nations’ Headquarters. And what they learned was stunning: In their own ways, with differing languages, techniques, and applications, every one of these groups has been quietly seeking the same thing: the boost in information and inspiration that altered states provide. Today, this revolution is spreading to the mainstream, fueling a trillion dollar underground economy and forcing us to rethink how we can all lead richer, more productive, more satisfying lives. Driven by four accelerating forces—psychology, neurobiology, technology and pharmacology—we are gaining access to and insights about some of the most contested and misunderstood terrain in history. Stealing Fire is a provocative examination of what’s actually possible; a guidebook for anyone who wants to radically upgrade their life.


Stealing Fire

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ISBN: 9780316071253
Release Date: 2010-05-25
Number of pages: 336
Author: Jo Graham
Publisher: Orbit

Download and read online Stealing Fire in PDF and EPUB Alexander the Great's soldier, Lydias of Miletus, has survived the final campaigns of the king's life. He now has to deal with the chaos surrounding his death. Lydias throws his lot in with Ptolemy, one of Alexander's generals who has grabbed Egypt as his personal territory. Aided by the eunuch Bagoas, the Persian archer Artashir, and the Athenian courtesan Thais, Ptolemy and Lydias must take on all the contenders in a desperate adventure whose prize is the fate of a white city by the sea, and Alexander's legacy.


Stealing Fire from the Gods

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ISBN: 9781615930371
Release Date: 2006-07-01
Number of pages: 269
Author: James Bonnet
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions

Download and read online Stealing Fire from the Gods in PDF and EPUB A revised and expanded sequel to Stealing Fire from the Gods, this 2nd edition includes important new revelations concerning the ultimate source of unity, the structures of the whole story passage, the anti-hero's journey, the high-concept great idea, the


Stealing Fire from Heaven

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ISBN: 9780199793051
Release Date: 2011-03-02
Number of pages: 376
Author: Nevill Drury
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Stealing Fire from Heaven in PDF and EPUB The Western magical traditions are currently undergoing an international resurgence. In Stealing Fire from Heaven, Nevill Drury offers an overview of the modern occult revival and seeks to explain this growing interest in ancient magical belief systems. Gnosticism and the Hermetica, the medieval Kabbalah, Tarot and Alchemy, and more recently, Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry, collectively laid the basis for the modern magical revival, which first began to gather momentum in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century. Western magic has since become increasingly eclectic, drawing on such diverse sources as classical Greco-Roman mythology, Celtic cosmology, Kundalini yoga and Tantra, shamanism, chaos theory, and the various spiritual traditions associated in many different cultures with the Universal Goddess. Drury traces the rise of various forms of magical belief and practice, from the influential Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn to the emergence of Wicca and Goddess worship as expressions of contemporary feminine spirituality. He also explores Chaos Magick and the occult practices of the so-called Left-Hand Path, as well as twenty-first-century magical forays into cyberspace. He believes that the rise of modern Western magic stems essentially from the quest for personal spiritual transformation and direct experience of the sacred--a quest which the trance occultist and visionary artist Austin Osman Spare once referred to as "stealing fire from heaven." Considered in this light, Drury argues, modern Western magic can be regarded as a form of alternative spirituality in which the practitioners seek direct engagement with the mythic realm.


Stealing Fire

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The Art of Stealing Fire

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ISBN: 1900869292
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 283
Author: Liz Greene
Publisher:

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Stealing Fire

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ISBN: 9781503566781
Release Date: 2015-06-29
Number of pages: 260
Author: Dani Lebeaux
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Download and read online Stealing Fire in PDF and EPUB Generations after an alien invasion nearly destroyed our world, six young adults set out from the confines of their isolated society in search of a lost city. Along the way they will cross a continent, face threats, form bonds, and even encounter the truth behind a living legend. Can they save their city and in the end the world, before the clock runs out?


Stealing Fire

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ISBN: 1935970127
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Number of pages: 320
Author: Susan Sloate
Publisher:

Download and read online Stealing Fire in PDF and EPUB HOW DO YOU RECOGNIZE YOUR SOUL MATE? In glittery 1980's Los Angeles, Beau Kellogg, a brilliant lyricist now reduced to writing advertising jingles, yearns for one last Broadway hit to compensate for his miserable marriage and disappointing life. At the same time, Amanda Harary, a young, idealistic singer out of synch with her contemporaries, dreams of appearing on Broadway, while she holds down a demanding day job at a small New York hotel. When older man and younger woman meet in a late-night phone conversation over the hotel's switchboard, it is the beginning of something neither has ever found - an impossible situation that will bring them each unexpected success, untold joy, and piercing heartache ... until they learn that some connections, however improbable, are meant to last forever. STEALING FIRE is, at its heart, a story for romantics everywhere, who believe in the transformative power of love.


Stealing Fire from the Gods

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ISBN: 0941188655
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 235
Author: James Bonnet
Publisher:

Download and read online Stealing Fire from the Gods in PDF and EPUB Analyses the emotional impact of story upon an audience while exploring the effects of story structure upon the emotional impact


The Rise of Superman

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ISBN: 9781477800836
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 234
Author: Steven Kotler
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Rise of Superman in PDF and EPUB Using years of research and interviews with adventure sports athletes, the New York Times best-selling author of Abundance and A Small, Fury Prayer attempts to unlock the secrets to ultimate human performance and the state of consciousness called “flow." 25,000 first printing.


Lord of the Flies

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ISBN: 9780571290581
Release Date: 2012-09-20
Number of pages: 256
Author: William Golding
Publisher: Faber & Faber

Download and read online Lord of the Flies in PDF and EPUB A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.


Fahrenheit 451

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ISBN: 9780743247221
Release Date: 1951
Number of pages: 190
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Fahrenheit 451 in PDF and EPUB A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.