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Sex Birth Trauma with Kimberly Ann Johnson

Mar 26, 2023

In this episode, Kimberly and Jamie discuss his book “Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex and Death In a World That's Lost Its Mind.” Jamie gives an anthropological perspective of human history across millennia to trace how we ended up today with economic, climate, technological, mental health, and other crises. He discusses how all of our social media and culture wars are missing the mark on the actual crises to our planet, and if we don’t address it, it will destroy us all. His solution for processing this grief is by making intentional choices toward hope, and moving from hyper-individualism of our times to supportive, intergenerational communities. 



Jamie Wheal is the author of “Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex and Death In a World That's Lost Its Mind” and the global bestseller “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. Naval War College and Special Operations Command, Sandhurst Royal Military 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.

What He Shares:

–Increase of fossil fuels and global population

–Finding radical, authentic hope

–Antidotes and strategies for building community through crises


What You’ll Hear:

–Finding meaning in global crises

–Rapture ideologies

–”The Great Fact” of increase of human population

–Environmental impact of human population increase

–Crisis is population increase with eroding resources

–Global impact increasing food insecurity, housing shortages, and migration

–Migration increasing political tensions and culture wars

–Finding authentic, radical hope during global crises

–Grief as central to finding mature, radical, useful hope

–Deep responsibility and service to others

–Human experience of privilege and responsibility

–Building resilient communities and cultures on behalf of hope

–Finding transcendent courage to move forward to progress

–Breaking away from hyper-individualism

–Returning to rituals of initiation

–Authentic resurfacing of traditions of lineage without appropriation 

–Ways to dispel and dispense micro-PTSD

–Highest cultural unrest as release valve during quarantine

–Having tools on a regular basis to help us level-set nervous systems and defrag

–Addressing conflict, reparation, and restitution with elders

–Accessing awe and tapping into experiences of meta-physical

–Inter-generational awareness

–Gratitude on behalf of ancestors and service on behalf of descendents

–Deep, rooted presence 

–Taking risks to find community

–Camp Omega for more




IG: @flowgenome