Jul 4, 2022
"What does it means to be human on this earth? What
does it mean to wake to the depth of this answer at a time of
massive accelerating consequences?" - Jamie
Isra Garcia interviews Neuroanthropologist and world expert on
Peak Performance Jamie Wheal in his last book, Recapture the
Rapture. It's a conversation that combines neuroanthropology,
culture architecture, peak experiences and human potential to help
us create a better future. This episode calls for focusing on what
matters most in your life and the world. Other topics Jamie and
Isra discussed include biohacking, psychedelics, lifehacking,
sexuality, mystical states, staying awake, helping out, and what it
means to be human today.
"My early life has been turned around by music,
mushrooms and sports and nature"
Jamie Wheal is
the author of the global best-seller and Pulitzer
Prize-nominated Stealing Fire: and the founder of the
Flow Genome Project, an international organization dedicated to the
research and training of ultimate human performance. Since founding
the organization in 2011, it has become the leading voice of
evidence-based peak performance in the world, counting
award-winning academics, legendary professional athletes, special
operations commanders, and Fortune 500 business leaders among the
hundreds of thousands of people in its global community.
"This gift of human life is insufficient"
- Jamie Wheal.
Now Jamie is
presenting his new book Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex
and Death in a World That's Lost Its Mind. A book where a peak
performance and leadership expert, specialized in the neuroscience
and application of Flow states, maps out a revolutionary new
practice—Hedonic Engineering—that combines the best of neuroscience
and optimal psychology. It’s an intensive program of breathing,
movement, and sexuality that mends trauma, heightens inspiration
and tightens connections—helping us wake up, grow up, and show up
for a world that needs us all.
"There is a relationship between pain, suffering and
healing, and very few of us actually understand it, embrace it and
work with it consciously"
"How do you balance the agony and the
ecstasy?" - Jamie Wheal
Index of contents
Jamie's most important milestones
How do we prepare ourselves for an uncertain future
Building blocks of culture architecture
The antidote for a world that has lost its mind
Why Recapture the Rapture, and why go on such a quest.
What is sexual fitness
Sexual yoga of becoming
Jamie's favourite set of practices
Engaging with substances in a very therapeutically way
The emotional, intellectual and spiritual cost of this new set
The most astonishing thing about writing Recapture the
"If you experience the wound of the world, that will
crush you, if you don't have the love and the light and the
wholeness and the inspiration to counterbalance
Podcast show notes
"Evolution is amoral, it doesn't give a
fuck" - Jamie Wheal