From the global bestselling author of Stealing Fire

Recapture
the Rapture

Rethinking God, Sex and Death in a World That's Lost its Mind

A book on the biggest sort of thinking, written by an author with an eye for what matters, an ear for story and a mind for the sublime."

David Eagleman
Neuroscientist at Stanford, author of Livewired

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"Jamie has laid out a fun and accessible path to reclaiming the ecstasy that makes life not merely worth living, but possible in the first place and sustainable in the long run."
Douglas Rushkoff,
Author of Team Human
“A savvy, intriguing and novel roadmap to self-renewal. And it’s packed with literary, cultural, historical and biological references as well. You won’t forget this gem––it’s a fascinating read.”
Dr. Helen Fisher,
Senior Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute
"A highly personal, richly informed and culturally wide-ranging meditation on the loss of meaning in our times and on pathways to rediscovering it, from breath through psychedelics..."
Gabor Maté M.D.,
Author of In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts

This Book is About a Big Idea

And the idea is this.

Slowly over the past few decades, and now suddenly, all at once, we’re suffering from a collapse in Meaning. Fundamentalism and nihilism are filling that vacuum, with consequences that affect us all.

In a world that needs us at our best, diseases of despair, tribalism, and disaster fatigue are leaving us at our worst.

It’s vital that we regain control of the stories we’re telling because they are shaping the future we’re creating. To do that, we have to remember our deepest inspiration, heal our pain and apathy, and connect to each other like never before.

If we can do that, we’ve got a shot at solving the big problems we face.

And if we can’t? Well, the dustbin of history has swallowed civilizations older and fancier than ours.

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So you can learn to boost your creativity, rekindle your relationships, revitalize your body, and answer once and for all, the questions of why we're here and what do we do now?

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Part 1. Choose Your Own Apocalypse

The first, Choose Your Own Apocalypse, takes a look at our current Meaning Crisis –– where we are today, why it’s so hard to make sense of the world, what might be coming next, and what to do about it.

It also makes a case that many of our efforts to cope, whether anxiety and denial, or tribalism and identity politics, are likely making things worse.

"This enrapturing book not only details various drivers of our cultural evolution, it becomes one itself.”

Julie Holland, MD,
Author of Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection From Soul to Psychedelics

"An invaluable roadmap for transformational consciousness and culture."

Rick Doblin
Founder and Executive Director, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)

Part 2. The Alchemist Cookbook

Applies the creative firm IDEO’s design thinking to the Meaning Crisis. This is where the book gets hands on –– taking a look at the strongest evolutionary drivers that can bring about inspiration, healing, and connection.

From breathing, to movement, sexuality, music, and substances –– these are the everyday tools to help us wake up, grow up, and show up.

AKA –– how to blow yourself sky high with household materials. And the best part? They’re accessible, by anyone anywhere, no middleman required. Transcendence democratized.

Part 3. Ethical Cult Building

The final third of the book, Ethical Cult Building, focuses on the tricky nature of putting these kinds of experiences into gear and into culture—because, anytime in the past when we’ve figured out combinations of peak states and deep healing, we’ve almost always ended up with problematic culty communities. Playing with fire has left a lot of people burned.

This section lays out a roadmap for sparking a thousand fires around the world––each one unique and tailored to the needs and values of its participants. Think of it as an open-source toolkit for building ethical culture.

"In his rhythmic prose, Wheal crafts a fool-proof formula for transcendence. A mystical balm."

Brian C. Muraresku
Author, The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name

Jamie Wheal

Jamie Wheal is the author of Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work and 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. NavalWar College and Special Operations Command, Sandhurst RoyalMilitary Academy, the Bohemian Club, and the United Nations.

He lives high in the Rocky Mountains in an off-grid cabin with his partner, Julie; two children, Lucas and Emma; and their golden retrievers, Aslan and Calliope. When not writing, he can be found mountain biking, kitesurfing, and backcountry skiing.

This book is for you if:

You're finding it hard to balance your own dreams with a rapidly shifting landscape and flip-flop between excitement for what's possible and dread for what might be.

You feel you have a responsibility to others to hold a clear signal and lead them through what's to come.

You're committed to following Kipling's advice to "keep your head while all around you are losing theirs."

You want to develop tools and practices to help you steer through stormy waters better.

You're a rational mystic, or a curious skeptic –– wanting ways to map the Mysto without succumbing to magical thinking or delusions of grandeur.

You're dying to find sane, level-headed, open-hearted folks, committed to walking their paths with humility, humor and courage.

No matter what, you don't want to die wondering...

If there's More to life. If you've got what it takes. If it all really matters. You want to go there, to know there.

A Field Guide for Homegrown Humans & Culture Architecture

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"Jamie lays it all out clearly in a logical sequence that navigates the complexities with rigor and merciless wit.
Tyson Yunkaporta,
Author of Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World, Apalech Clan
"Recapture the Rapture is both a hymnal and an operations manual for the party at the end of the world-as-we-know-it. "
Erik Davis,
Author, High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the 70s
"The way forward, argues Wheal...is to rediscover and reinvent our humanity in radical ways."
Dennis McKenna,
PhD, Ethnopharmacology, Author Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss
"Jamie Wheal surfs the far reaches of the imagination and the human heart, seeking always that elusive wave of promise and hope"
Wade Davis
Cultural Anthropologist, Ethnobotonist, Author of One River

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Image Credit: ESO/VISTA/J. Emerson. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit