Ramping Up Human Evolution in Time to Avert Disaster

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“How do we do this human thing with our heads up and our hearts open and not get crushed by the tragedies and absurdities of it all?”

“How can we tune into the wisdom, the transpersonal heights?”

In this riveting, mind opening (and bending) conversation, philosopher and peak performance expert Jamie Wheal takes our existential metacrisis head on, asking and often answering the biggest questions we, the human race, face today. More than inspirational, this conversation is like an infusion of the energetic, coherent, transpersonal potential of human beings. Guaranteed, you won’t see things the same way after listening.

Recorded on September 15, 2021.

Topics & Timestamps – Part 1

  • Getting off the grid not to survive but to thrive (01:52)
  • Facing the challenges of our time is a cycle: remaining open, learning to fall gracefully, maintaining center (03:25)
  • Jamie’s practices, the 4 M’s: Music, Mountains, Mushrooms, Marriage (09:02)
  • The beautiful American, antinomian, mystical tradition (10:32)
  • Who throughout history really got “into the pudding”? (13:55)
  • Jamie’s dark night of the soul (16:52)
  • The psychedelic renaissance, reconciling repeat transformations, and the question “How much do we change, really?” (20:20)
  • Our mythic lives vs our biographic lives (22:24)
  • The universal agenda and Chris Bache’s LSD and the Mind of the Universe (24:06)
  • The “information layer” that comes from Source; baffling precision along with evidence of the trickster (27:25)
  • Wrestling with the existential situation using the mountaineer’s “risk triangle” (30:30)
  • The only question we should be addressing: Can we get onto an S curve of a renewable, sustainable, and equitable economy? (32:05)
  • How can we use peak experiences? How can we tune into our highest, best life? Hedonic engineering (36:48)
  • How to create a flywheel effect: practice daily, weekly, monthly, seasonally, annually (40:36)
  • The Ten Suggestions (vs The Ten Commandments): An update (43:15)
  • The false certainty of the newly converted (46:46)
  • Recultivating the elements of mystery and the trickster of the divine (47:41)
  • The weak link: after opening consistently to mystical states…what do you do Monday morning? (Stabilization of states to traits) (48:19)

Topics & Timestamps – Part 2

  • Die before you die and come back open-hearted with a hell, yes! (03:52)
  • A plug for good, old-fashioned human love and rootsy wisdom (06:05)
  • How do we come together in “healthy” (ethical) cults/communitas? Collective coherence (08:02)
  • The Lucifer effect in “culty” cults and the golden shadow (17:12)
  • Jerry Garcia channeling quicksilver starlight: what was that? (25:21)
  • Peak experience technologies need to be scalable and open source (26:43)
  • The Quaker influence (27:47)
  • What is group coherence? Something happens when we sync humans together. (30:23)
  • What is the non-corporeal information and inspiration layer that people access in their breakthroughs and how do we get there? (31:25)
  • What’s next for humanity? A new operating level: a transrational space (33:00)
  • Letting the mystery stay the mystery and premature cognitive commitment (41:23)
  • Radical hope and the courage of mice (and men) (43:01)
  • The future of humanity: soul force or bust (45:01)

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Jamie Wheal

About Jamie Wheal

Jamie Wheal is the author of Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex and Death In a World That’s Lost Its Mind and the global bestseller Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work. He’s also the founder of the Flow Genome Project, an international organization dedicated to the research and training of human performance. Jamie’s work and ideas have been covered in The New York Times, Financial Times, Wired, Entrepreneur, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Inc., and TED. Jamie has spoken at Stanford University, MIT, the Harvard Club, Imperial College, Singularity University, the U.S. Naval War College and Special Operations Command, Sandhurst Royal Military Academy, the Bohemian Club, and the United Nations.

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About John Dupuy

John Dupuy is co-founder and CEO of iAwake Technologies, a company that creates cutting-edge, high-tech brainwave entrainment soundtracks that support the healing of emotional/shadow issues, deepen meditation, mental focus, creativity, and flow states, and enhance a daily integral transformative practice. John has been working personally and professionally with brainwave entrainment technology since 2004, and travels internationally to teach and inspire on the subjects of Integral Transformative Practice and Integral Recovery®. John is also the author of Integral Recovery: A Revolutionary Approach to the Treatment of Alcoholism and Addiction (SUNY Press, 2013), winner of the 2013 USA Best Book Award, and co-host of the popular Journey of Integral Recovery podcast. John also hosts the online series Spiritual Tech Talks 2.0, in which he converses with leaders, pioneers, and inventors on the current wave of emerging spiritual technologies.

Roger Walsh

About Roger Walsh

Roger Walsh, M.D., Ph.D., has spent nearly a quarter century researching and practicing in the world's great spiritual traditions. His critically acclaimed book, Essential Spirituality, is a summary of that wisdom, outlining the seven spiritual practices common to the world's major religions.