How to Future Proof Your Life

Recapture the Rapture: A User Manual

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?

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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."

We need tools to help us make better sense of our lives, purpose and the state of the world

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.  

We can see why with a simple chart:

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.

Introducing Recapture the Rapture: A User Manual

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.

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Start Date: Feb. 21st, 2022

Build the Capacity for Courage

Inspiration

Draw energy from something higher, bigger and more important, with a deep remembering of who you are

Healing

Mend yourself of micro PTSD and lifelong trauma so you can willingly take hits on behalf of what matters most

Connection

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"

Learn Tools to Increase Your Capacity

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

And How to Build Resilience Together

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

Using Tools We've Tested With Top Organizations

A Toolkit for Meaning:
Open-Sourced, Scalable & Antifragile

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.

This course is a user manual to bring these ideas off the page and into your life.

Part 1: Choose Your Own Apocalypse

  • 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.

  • How a simple shift can expand our awareness beyond ourselves, our tribes and national boundaries, to start thinking more as members of a global collective.

Think of it as Mad(Max) Libs for the End of Time.

Part 2: The Alchemist Cookbook

  • 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 is the terrain that has been exclusive domain 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.

Part 3: Ethical Culture Building

  • 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."

Healing, Believing, and Belonging

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.

Live Office Hours with Jamie Wheal

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.

Ask Questions on Managing Complexity in Today's World

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.

Train with Those Most Comfortable in Uncertainty

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

Join a "Boat Team" to Study, Practice, and Live These Tools

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.

This course 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'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.

Apply for Recapture the Rapture: A User Manual

Step onto the path of learning how to harness inspiration, healing and connection

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Start Date: Feb. 21st, 2022

What is the Recapture the Rapture Course Based On?

Our Life's Work

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.

Gravity

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).

The World's Top Organizations

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.

Real Lives

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.

Academic Rigor

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!).

Direct Experience

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).

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and how long does it run?
This is a six-week course starting on February 21st, 2022.

Why don't I just read the book instead?
In the same way you could read about doing pushups but you need to go to a Crossfit gym to train hard, this course is about the doing, not the thinking. And because we're leading it ourselves for people screened and approved to train with us, we're going to be pushing it harder and sharing more than what we do in a publication.

What's the course format?
This is an interactive guide through the book’s most applicable concepts. Jamie will be hosting the class lessons live on Zoom with you each week. You’ll be going through the course with a tight group of homegrown humans on our online learning app (accessible on desktop/tablet/mobile) to support you and lift you up during the 6 weeks.

How much time does the course take?
We recommend blocking off 5 hours per week for the full 6 weeks. There will be a live call with Jamie each week – you are welcome to join live or watch the recording.

What's the tuition for the course?
This depends on when you sign up and what previous courses you've taken with us, so we'll go through all the details over the interview! But in general, we exchange premium tuition for a world class program for people willing to invest in themselves.

What is your refund policy?
We believe this course provides a meaningful improvement for 100% of people who do 100% of the work, 100% of the time. And if after completing the course (with at least 90% completion), you don't feel that way, let us know what didn't work for you and we'll process a full refund of your tuition.

What is the Flow Genome Project?
We’re a peak performance training organization, teaching leaders how to wake up, grow up and show up. Our trainings are based on optimal psychology, neuroscience, and experiential leadership – taught in dynamic learning environments that are challenging, fun, and transformational.

Is there any overlap with Flow Genome Project’s other courses?
On the one hand, this is water from the same well, on the other hand, it's a lot deeper and clearer than anything we've shared publicly. If you're looking for a no-holds barred introduction to the most radical human development program out there, this is the place to start.

Why do we interview students?
This material can be volatile if you come to it at the wrong time for the wrong reasons. We interview to screen for emotional, relational, and financial stability. We want this to be a win in both directions, and to make sure it's the right course (and time) for you.

Why do we require deposits to book an interview?
We value your commitment and our time, and we don't want to waste either.

What’s a Homegrown Human?
It's us. All of us. Fully alive. Deeply committed. Fearless. Joyful. Courageous. Kind. Steeped in the deep knowing of who we are and what is ours to do.

What have past students said?

"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.

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