[Question] What’s up with psychonetics?


Psychonetics sounds a lot like something that rationalists would be into or at least know about but searching it on LessWrong gives a grand total of one mention in a nine-year old comment about it being a thing that rationalists might be interested in but don’t talk about. I myself have no idea what it is beyond vague vibes of it being something adjacent to meditation and cognitive tuning.

Anyway, I’m just wondering if anyone else has heard about it or knows anything about it, particularly whether if there’s actually anything there or if its just bullshit. I wouldn’t be surprised if no one knows about it since it looks like most of it is in Russian. (If anyone can speak Russian or anyone knows anyone who can speak Russian who would be willing to help me find out more about it do tell!)