Jamie Wheal on The Meaning Crisis, Hedonic Engineering & Forging a Culture of Post-Traumatic Growth

"I think the most the simplest, most powerful and potentially only really meaningful question is, what is mine and mine alone to do? And how do I begin it?" – Jamie Wheal

This is one HELL of an episode with honestly one of the most interesting and radical thinkers of our generation.

Jamie is a renaissance man. He's well known for his work writing Stealing Fire and creating the Flow Genome Project—and as you'll hear in our conversation the book he has just published is unlike anything else you'll ever read.

I see Jamie as being a bridge between the spiritual and the scientific. He's pioneering studies with Johns Hopkins and MAPS whilst wading deep into questions of how to we evolve and mature as humans or in his words—how do we "Stay awake. Build stuff. And help out."

In this conversation which felt more like a science-fiction rhapsody we bounce around between:

🤯  Why we're facing a new Meaning Crisis and the dangers of 'Rapture Ideologies'

🧘‍♂️  The Hedonic Yoga of Becoming experiment he dreamt up and ran with after a conversation with Roland Grifiths at MAPS

💔  We talk about grief and the real need for cultivating a culture of post-traumatic growth

🎮  How he's planning on launching a post-modern religion in hyperspace taking the form of an alternate reality game called Y-ANON.

Truly this has been one of my favourite and mind-bending conversations to date—if you enjoyed it please take a few moments to share on the socials, go out and buy his book Recapture the Rapture and start experimenting with some of the protocols and practices that he shares (Bonus points if you send Jamie a letter telling him what you’ve done!)


📚 Buy Jamie’s New Book // recapturetherapture.com
🎙️ Listen to his 'HomeGrown Humans' podcast
📸 Follow on IG // @flowgenome
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