An invitation to revitalize our bodies, boost our creativity, rekindle our relationships...
And answer once and for all the questions of why we are here and what do we do now?
Start Date: Sep. 2022
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If you haven’t been living under a rock these past three or four years, you’ve probably noticed that the world has lurched off its axis.
Things are getting exponentially better and things are getting exponentially worse at the same time.
And that’s made pretty much everything a whole lot harder, several shades weirder, and more than a little bit scarier.
The tools we've been relying on aren't up to the challenge.
From meditation apps to butter in our coffee, to optimistic books about technological and human progress...
A lot of what kept us going in the frothy abundance years is fraying at the seams.
As Harvard Biologist E.O. Wilson said:
"We have paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology."
But not to just take someone else's word for it...
To fill in the details for ourselves, in a way that feels accurate and actionable for you.
Trying to map, plot, and plan for a world that feels like a tangled braid of conflicting and compounding exponential curves is crazy-making on the best of days.
It’s the kind of multivariable calculus that most of us bombed in high school. We’re not much better at it now.
There are two conflicting choices most of us are facing.
The Coming Alive arc starts on the bottom left and curves happily up and to the right –– it’s timeless, optimistic, and focused on maximizing choices –– savoring the world. That’s the realm of personal growth, mindfulness and biohacking.
The Staying Alive curve starts high up on the left, and plummets downwards as it moves across –– it’s time-bound, pessimistic and focused on dwindling choices –– saving the world. That’s the realm of environmental activism, social justice and political protest.
Right now, we seem to be caught smack dab at their intersection. And that can make it hard to plan our days.
Because as you’ve probably been figuring out, we actually need both together.
Personal growth in a vacuum just isn’t up to the challenges we’re facing. But saving the world without some way to process it all becomes overwhelming quickly.
Learn how to reclaim your own rapture – access inspiration, healing and connection.
And how to recapture our shared Rapture –– or what’s happening as we find ourselves hurtling towards a Singularity none of us can quite fathom.
Start Date: Sep. 2022
Draw energy from something higher, bigger and more important, with a deep remembering of who you are
Mend yourself of micro PTSD and lifelong trauma so you can willingly take hits on behalf of what matters most
As Peter Gabriel said, "Find your brothers and sisters who can hear all the truth in what you say. They can support you when you're on your way"
Skillful access to inspiration and peak states of consciousness
A reliable practice for healing trauma, pain and micro PTSD
High quality relationships with other good humans that are built to last
Maps and models to make sense of where we are in history as a species
Frameworks to digest our grief and hold the entirety of the “full catastrophe”
Tools and practices to build resilient culture that doesn’t go off the rails
The program is based on over a decade of real-world research from some of the brightest minds in neuroscience, anthropology, existential risk, psychology, psychedelics, sexuality, and physiology...
All boiled down to simple, actionable steps we can all take to get a better sense of what’s coming down the pike, and what our unique role in it all might be.
Because here’s the thing: there is no “away” from the collective challenges we face, and there is no “awakening” that absolves us from the human condition. But what we can do is learn to future proof ourselves and our lives in a way that makes us “anti-fragile” –– meaning that we get stronger as things get stranger.
You’ll end with a clear roadmap for how you think things are going to turn out in the coming years––and how to take informed action based on that.
You’ll learn to manage information overload and conflicting advice, with an integrated path forward for what speaks the most truth to your life.
Think of it as Mad(Max) Libs for the End of Time.
How to hotwire evolution to massively accelerate peak states, trauma relief and personal connection (or How to Blow Yourself Sky High with Household Materials).
This is where the course gets hands on, teaching you the strongest evolutionary drivers that can bring about inspiration, healing, and connection.
Deepen your relationship to breathing, movement, sexuality, music, and substances –– the everyday tools to help us wake up, grow up, and show up.
This terrain has been exclusive to the domains of Eastern tantra and Western sex-magick, but now it’s explained with neuroscience and psychology.
You’ll leave equipped with a cookbook on your own neurophysiology and specifically how to shift gears for the better.
How to navigate an open-source toolkit for ethical culture. From metaphysics to ethics to sacraments, scriptures, and deities.
How to separate signal from noise today, when there’s an exponential increase in giant conspiracies and magical thinking.
How lead others through Radical Hope, embodying the ideas of courage and Martin Luther King's "Soul Force."
In Recapture the Rapture, we’re taking radical research out of the extremes and applying it to the mainstream.
And specifically, addressing the broader social problem of healing, believing, and belonging. It’s providing answers to the questions we face: How to replace blind faith with direct experience? How to move from broken to whole, and how to cure isolation with connection?
Said even more plainly, it shows us how to revitalize our bodies, boost our creativity, rekindle our relationships, and answer once and for all the questions of why we are here and what do we do now?
In a world that needs the best of us from the rest of us, this course shows us how to get it done.
Founder of the Flow Genome Project, and author of Stealing Fire and Recapture the Rapture, Jamie Wheal, will be teaching weekly Office Hours live.
You’ll get outtakes of awesome sections that didn’t make it into the final edit, and a chance for direct conversation, Q&As and general jams with Jamie and an amazing group of fellow HomeGrown Humans.
As we'll be doing these sessions live with you, this will be our most up to date thinking on managing complexity through the today's world.
We'll be applying the content in the course directly to the current year, 2022, in order to best prepare you to step into what's yours to do going forward.
Jamie speaking at The Battery with Jason Silva and Rick Doblin, Founder of MAPS.
Curt Cronin is a retired Navy SEAL, Entrepreneur, and Change Agent. During his 20-year-long career as a Navy SEAL, living and working in an environment where milliseconds made the difference between life and death and winning or losing, he honed his talent as a catalyst for transformation and rose to eventually lead at the Naval Special Warfare Development Group.
Curt will be teaching in our Part 1: Choose Your Own Apocalypse section, sharing lessons and pointers on leading with integrity through instability and uncertainty.
Guest Instructor: Curt Cronin
You'll be paired up in small groups of 6-8 Homegrown Humans –– other students in the course –– to connect and deepen these ideas together.
You'll do the assignments, swap notes, host "Jeffersonian Dinners" to have conversations most of us don't get to otherwise, and might even make some friends for life.
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're committed to following Kipling's advice to "keep your head while all around you are losing theirs"
You feel you have a responsibility to others –– spouses, children, extended family, community, organizations –– to hold a clear signal and lead them through what's to come
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 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.
This 6-week course is the roadmap to Stealing Fire, by hacking ecstasis in all aspects of our lives and creating a lifestyle of accessing peak states regularly in a safe and skillful manner. It includes:
Altered States Inventory & Hedonic Calendaring
Embodied Cognition & OS to UI
Performance Priming Practice
Sexuality and Substances
Vital Respiration Protocol
Known Issues & Integration
And by joining Recapture the Rapture 2.0, you get full access to it (unlocked, so you can view all the lessons right away).
Step onto the path of learning how to harness inspiration, healing and connection
Start Date: Sep. 2022
While everyone and their brother is piling into the online training and workshop/retreat space these days, training ordinary humans to do extraordinary things is something we’ve been dedicated to for the past quarter century. It’s who we are, and what we’re committed to. Designing and delivering dynamic learning experiences.
From guiding on the North Face of Mount Everest to rescuing people out of the Atlantic Ocean in hurricanes, to Tier One Special operations on three continents –– we don’t just talk about peak performance, risk management, and true leadership –– we’ve lived it (and most valuable lessons we have to share come from those places).
We work with everyone from the United Nations for Fortune 100 companies to Young Presidents’ Organization to U.S Special Operations Command, to Ivy League institutions. What we teach is “inter-operable” with the language and assumptions of the best organizations in the world –– we’ve done the translating of transformation for you so you don’t sound like a wing-nut at your next board meeting.
It comes from a family life honestly lived –– in relationship as a couple (since we were in college), raising kids who thrive (including building a Montessori school for them when they were little, to sending them off to Stanford and Olympic trials as they’ve grown), burying parents and dearest friends, building purpose-driven organizations, all the while keeping magic and mystery alive as best as we can.
From our own graduate studies in neuroanthropology and comparative religion to working with the top scientists in the world on peak performance –– we source from rigorous, skeptical, evidence based scholarship. We love lineages, historiography and footnotes (and if you’re venturing into this domain, you should too!).
We’re rational mystics at heart, and everything we do or create has come from actual inspiration and insight (including the entire content of this book). Not shit we read about, or heard someone else say. Straight from Source, no middleman. No false claims, no borrowed light. (so if we fucked any of it up, there’s only one throat to choke –– ours).
$500 Credit Towards the How To Future Proof Your Life Course
Normally only offered to alumni of our other courses, we're sharing this with you here.
New #DoTheObvious 2-Page Guide (PDF)
For anyone who books an interview after attending this workshop, we'll send you a two-page PDF on our updated #DoTheObvious recommendations, with Mild, Medium and Spicy options for each one.
"This will feel like a journey into deeper and deeper circles of making sense of the biggest and most meaningful parts of being a human"
–– Zac P.
"This has been a fascinating course and a fascinating journey. The content, community, and the course design was highly effective.
Understanding how we can unleash our fullest potential, we can truly be the force for good that we came here in the first place to be."
–– Tatiana V.
"I can say I am better today for the knowledge and the learning.
As I continue my journey to be a better Home Grown Human, I look forward and commit to creating and/or participating in this infinite game."
–– Vivian M.
"It has created a sense of urgency within me. That I should focus the next phase of my life in service of something key. To protect and honor all the things that gets me out of bed and fired up.
It feels like I have been shown the secret keys to the universe."
–– Jonas F.
"You’ll emerge with greater confidence, greater conviction, greater courage, and connection."
– Nate T.
"Having finished the training I feel a greater sense of direction and a better grasp of the tools to use to help build the community I find myself part of."
–– Cormac N.
"The course could not have been more timely
I experienced ecstasis, catharsis and communitas."
– Jorge M.
"The toolkit you gave us, brings back what already is in us. It activates our internal alchemy. Follow the recipe and tasty things will happen"
–– Thomas T.
"One of the greatest things this training has done for me was to put all of the scattered philosophies in one place, in practicable and discussable form."
– Mindy W.
"This was a HUGE course and I’ll be unpacking, digesting, and applying this information for the rest of my life. All my love to you wonderful home grown humans."
–– Michael S.
"I am a more embodied Homegrown Human. I now have more tools, understanding and references to guide my personal transformation and purpose.
The content, practices and rituals that Jamie outlines in this course are foundational elements of the infinite game."
– Lucian T.
"The assignments helped me to examine and evaluate my positions, forced me to acknowledge the contradictory and (in some cases) incompatible nature of many of my default reality tunnels, and inspired me to develop a more robust personal practice."
– Jessica D.
"The book had stirred me up very deeply, there is so much in it. This course was perfect to put things into practice and change things in my life and to connect with likeminded people."
– Mark Negyesi
"The training provided me with deep insights and real world tools to evaluate, orient, motivate and control my future."
– Daniel Gittelman
"I've incorporated new daily practices that really feel like they are adding more aliveness, health and vitality to my life."
– Michael Sanders
"It helped restore and heal my faith and hope in humanity a little bit more (no small task, and which was one of my main goals in joining), and therefore in myself and what I have to contribute and how I can contribute - that is, experiencing so many other genuine, thoughtful, and good people coming together in one place to think about and talk about things that really matter."
– Rachel Ellner
"Impact will ripen and grow in the months to come."
– Claude Pauly
"It's not too much to say that this program has been life-changing for me. Completely transformative."
– Nathan Mueller
"I am a sifter and I do not want to become a fundamentalist of one technique. I felt like this course has shined so much light on my blind spots and it has supported me and empowered me to support others from a much more authentic place and it feels so good. Truly, I cannot say enough about this program."
– Liliana Salazar
"My Recapture the Rapture course experience was exemplary! The boat team meetings were especially enlightening, as each person revealed depths of experience, desires, and aspirations that brought us all close together. And the way Jamie summarized the key content from the book allowed for rapid assimilation of insights that just reading the book on my own didn't provide."
– Greg Thomas
"If you're curious about this life we live, this course and community are invaluable aids for your journey."
– John Barksdale
"This is the best send awareness course I have done. Everyone should do this, when you are ready! A very personal journey."
– Eric Brocken
"Stimulated my mind and touched my heart at the same time, and that's evidence of a well balanced and well cooked recipe."
– Rahul Bhardwaj
- Kate Laurence