Andrés will talk about "Mapping the Heaven Realms". After that we will socialize online.

Please register  here and we will send you an invitation before the event.


Angels and demons lurk in our neurons. While "parallel dimensions" are most certainly nothing more than a product of the imagination, such products are still extremely important from a scientific and ethical point of view. Based on previous research, we have concluded that the intensity and quality of experiences follow a long-tail distribution. Indeed, the most blissful states of consciousness are orders of magnitude more intense, luminous, and satisfying than "merely" amazing experiences. Thus, mapping out the heaven realms, so to speak, may be of enormous value for the task of paradise engineering. In this talk, I will share what we currently know at QRI about the heaven realms of experience and how to experience them safely.

More so, I will touch upon how the phenomenological and information processing properties of ecstatic states of consciousness relate to modern neuroscientific paradigms such as predictive coding, indirect realism about perception, connectome-specific harmonic waves, and QRI's symmetry theory of valence and neural annealing theory.

Looking forward to seeing you there! Please consider bringing with you a fresh memory of some of your best experiences to share and discuss in light of these ideas.


Andrés is Co-Director of Research at the Qualia Research Institute, where Scott Alexander is on the Board of Advisors.

Andrés  has a Master’s Degree in Computational Psychology from Stanford and a professional background in graph theory, statistics, and affective science. Andrés was also the co-founder of the Stanford Transhumanist Association and first place winner of the Norway Math Olympiad. His work at QRI ranges from algorithm design, to psychedelic theory, to neurotechnology development, to mapping and studying the computational properties of consciousness. Andrés blogs at

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