Douglas Prater is an author, musician, media engineer, and designer of audio tracks that offer support for meditation, flow states, and personal development. In this episode, we discuss how audio brainwave entrainment technology can be used to cultivate consciousness, creativity, and mental health, especially when used in the context of a holistic or integral practice.
We specifically discuss Doug’s latest creation, Stealing Flow*, a suite of tracks designed to support the creative cycle by inducing phase-appropriate flow states. The conversation includes an overview of the major brainwave states and their correlates in inner experience, and how Stealing Flow works with these states.
Doug and Marco share notes on how they’ve personally used meditation and brainwave tech as part of their creative process, and Doug talks about his recent sci-fi and romance writing, as well as his upcoming book about Harry Potter and Buddhism!
Doug Prater is an author and musician who holds a degree in Music: Sound Recording Technology from Texas State University. Deeply engaged with Integral practices of Mind, Body, Emotion, and Spirit, Doug shares his passion for systems and methods of transformation and evolution in his work both as the Director of Content Development for iAwake Technologies* and as the co-host of the Journey of Integral Recovery podcast.
Doug sees creativity and creative expression as central to personal and cultural evolution, and has accumulated a diverse array of experience as an audio engineer, sound designer, novelist, web designer, actor, and more. Doug has composed and engineered brainwave entrainment audio tracks for his personal use in meditation, creative pursuits, and the attainment of peak performance flow states.
Born and raised in Littleton, Colorado, Doug also spent significant periods of his life in Austin, TX, and Atlanta, GA. Always longing to return to the mountains, he now lives in the Smokey Mountains of western North Carolina.
Learn more about Doug’s work at:
*Thanks to iAwake Technologies, a portion of any purchase you make through the links above will support Cosmos Cooperative and Infinite Conversations.
Also mentioned in this show:
“A Trauma-Sensitive Approach to Meditation,” by Mark Foreman