Jamie Wheal – Rethinking God, Sex and Death for a World That’s Lost It’s Mind
Jamie Wheal is the Executive Director of the Flow Genome Project and expert in the neuro-physiology of human performance.
For over a decade he has advised Fortune 500 companies like Google, Nike, and Red Bull, as well as the U.S. Naval War College, on strategy, execution, and leadership.
Jamie is the co-author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated “Stealing Fire” which investigated Flow states,
And his upcoming book “Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex and Death for a World That’s Lost It’s Mind”, explores the limitations and potentials of biohacking, self-help, and psychedelic revolutions.
02:45 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
03:54 Brian’s introduction.
04:33 Returning home to England, recalling the 1970s and 80s there.
07:28 Jamie’s background.
10:25 How experiencing flow states and mushroom incidents saved his life.
13:53 Writing Stealing Fire led to seeking the purest, cleanest experiences of good and to share them.25:23
25:36 Does everyone experience a peek state, how they can be achieved.
31:50 Should everyone seek to have these experiences and the problem with over-use.
1:04:45 Waking up, growing up showing up, should we be wary of the collectiveness of the showing up?
1:14:15 What Jamie didn’t predict with shared profound peak experience and cathartic release.
1:22;19 Why his next book may become his last non-fiction book.
1:26:00 The poem at the end of the world will be his first non-fiction book,
1:27:20 If you were to die tomorrow, what would you do today?
1:29:16 Jamie Wheal’s writing process.
1:31:09 Jamie’s superpower.
1:33:18 Best and worst days of his life.
1:40:14 What scares him.
1:42:11 What we would be surprised to learn about Jamie Wheal.
1:44:32 What keeps him awake at night.
1:48:37 Success secrets.
1:49:15 Brian’s summing up.
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