Rethinking God, Sex and Death in a World
That's Lost its Mind
April 27th, 2021
Jamie Wheal maps out a revolutionary new practice—Hedonic Engineering—that combines the best of neuroscience and optimal psychology. It’s an intensive program of breathing, movement, and sexuality that mends trauma, heightens inspiration and tightens connections—helping us wake up, grow up, and show up for a world that needs us all.
Our lives today are becoming increasingly disconnected. “Diseases of despair” are killing us. Jamie Wheal believes that our feelings of being sick and overwhelmed are actually symptoms of what is missing in our lives. Where organized religion once provided a sense of purpose, healing, and inspiration, many of us have moved away from traditional worship, and instead desperately seek fulfillment elsewhere. But we cannot cure the symptoms of our malaise, Wheal contends. We must cure the root cause. We cannot thrive until we mend where we’re broken, reclaim our conviction, and reconnect with each other.
Groundbreaking new research is demonstrating that we can shift our neurology and biology into peak states and radically upgrade our well-being. The secret is to combine breathing, moving, and sexuality into an intense program that can be used to break free from the stress, anxiety, and addiction that are destroying us and find a way back to mental health.
Life feels so overwhelming because we’re swamped by an onslaught of information we were never built to process. Worse, we’re suffering a collapse in meaning and inspiration. Wheal looks at how to replace blind faith with direct experience, how to move from broken to whole, and how to cure isolation with connection. Recapture the Rapture shows us how to revitalize our bodies, boost our creativity, turbo-charge our love lives, and help answer the nagging question “why are we here?”