75 - Jamie Wheal - About bliss junkies, epiphany whores, new alchemy and ethical cult building

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Jamie Wheal is the author of Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex and Death In a World That's Lost Its Mind, and the Pulitzer-nominated global bestseller Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work. He is the founder of the Flow Genome Project, an international organization dedicated to the research and training of human performance.

His work and ideas have been covered in The New York Times, Financial Times, Wired, Entrepreneur, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Inc., and TED. He 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. Jamie and I talk about the collapse of meaning in the the last decades and how meaning 3.0 could actually look like. What a modern “Alchemist Cookbook” is and why ethical cult building could be interesting. Plus: Jamie explains how flow looks like and what is has to do with the six neurotransmitters. And of course we talk about the current state of psychedelics and how to avoid “bliss junkies and epiphany whores,” as he says. But still, will the future be your and my brain on psychedelics?

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