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Dec 27, 2022
Jamie Wheal On The Meaning Crisis & Cultivating Radical Hope In A Doomed World
Play • 1 hr 22 min

In a world plagued with environmental catastrophes, pandemics, societal collapse, and economic downturns, it's easy to see why so many people fall prey to despair and nihilism. But is it too late to change the course and reclaim our future? 

Jamie Wheal is the author of the global bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-nominated book 'Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, Navy SEALs And Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionising The Way We Live and Work.' He also recently published his acclaimed book 'Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex and Death In A World That's Lost Its Mind.'

Today, Jamie joins Ronan to share his views on humanity's current state of affairs and why we should strive to find hope and meaning despite our circumstances. 

Tune in to learn more about the true nature of community, the importance of collective effervescence, and the role of psychedelics in cultivating radical hope for the future.

Key Takeaways 

  • Intro (00:00)
  • Is all tribalism inherently bad? (03:47)
  • The return to the traditional community (07:40)
  • What the true power of psychedelics is (13:46)
  • The importance of collective effervescence (16:18)
  • The truth about what we call evil (34:18)
  • What are dopaminergic novelty levels? (40:42)
  • Can we innovate our way off a carbon-dependent economy in time? (55:24)
  • What are the building blocks that work in architecting culture? (1:01:57)
  • What's the future of psychedelics? (1:10:54)
  • Roflections (1:17:40)

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