Recapture the Rapture

Recapture the Rapture

  • Author : Jamie Wheal
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Psychology
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 006290549X
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“A highly personal, richly informed and culturally wide-ranging meditation on the loss of meaning in our times and on pathways to rediscovering it.” —Gabor Maté, MD, author of In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction A neuroanthropologist 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. This is a book about a big idea. And the idea is this: Slowly over the past few decades, and now suddenly, all at once, we’re suffering from a collapse in Meaning. Fundamentalism and nihilism are filling that vacuum, with consequences that affect us all. In a world that needs us at our best, diseases of despair, tribalism, and disaster fatigue are leaving us at our worst. It’s vital that we regain control of the stories we’re telling because they are shaping the future we’re creating. To do that, we have to remember our deepest inspiration, heal our pain and apathy, and connect to each other like never before. If we can do that, we’ve got a shot at solving the big problems we face. And if we can’t? Well, the dustbin of history has swallowed civilizations older and fancier than ours. This book is divided into three parts. The first, Choose Your Own Apocalypse, takes a look at our current Meaning Crisis--where we are today, why it’s so hard to make sense of the world, what might be coming next, and what to do about it. It also makes a case that many of our efforts to cope, whether anxiety and denial, or tribalism and identity politics, are likely making things worse. The middle section, The Alchemist Cookbook, applies the creative firm IDEO’s design thinking to the Meaning Crisis. This is where the book gets hands on--taking a look at the strongest evolutionary drivers that can bring about inspiration, healing, and connection. From breathing, to movement, sexuality, music, and substances--these are the everyday tools to help us wake up, grow up, and show up. AKA--how to blow yourself sky high with household materials. And the best part? They’re accessible, by anyone anywhere, no middleman required. Transcendence democratized. The final third of the book, Ethical Cult Building, focuses on the tricky nature of putting these kinds of experiences into gear and into culture—because, anytime in the past when we’ve figured out combinations of peak states and deep healing, we’ve almost always ended up with problematic culty communities. Playing with fire has left a lot of people burned. This section lays out a roadmap for sparking a thousand fires around the world--each one unique and tailored to the needs and values of its participants. Think of it as an open-source toolkit for building ethical culture. In Recapture the Rapture, we’re taking radical research out of the extremes and applying it to the mainstream--to 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 is a book that shows us how to get it done.

Stealing Fire

Stealing Fire [Steven Kotler,Jamie Wheal]

  • Author : Steven Kotler,Jamie Wheal
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0062429671
National Bestseller CNBC and Strategy + Business Best Business Book of the Year It’s the biggest revolution you’ve never heard of, and it’s hiding in … GET BOOK
Aleister & Adolf

Aleister & Adolf [Douglas Rushkoff]

  • Author : Douglas Rushkoff
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Total Pages : 104
  • ISBN-10 : 1506722067
Media theorist and documentarian Douglas Rushkoff weaves a mind-bending tale of iconography and mysticism against the backdrop of a battle-torn Europe. In … GET BOOK
Consolations

Consolations [David Whyte]

  • Author : David Whyte
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 192
  • ISBN-10 : 1786897644
In Consolations David Whyte unpacks aspects of being human that many of us spend our lives trying vainly to avoid – loss, heartbreak, vulnerability, fear … GET BOOK
Spirit Tech

Spirit Tech [Wesley J. Wildman, Ph.D,Kate J. Stockly, Ph.D.]

  • Author : Wesley J. Wildman, Ph.D,Kate J. Stockly, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Psychology
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 125027494X
Featuring a Foreword by Mikey Siegel, founder of Consciousness Hacking. Technology can now control the spiritual experience. This is a journey through the … GET BOOK
The Dry Challenge

The Dry Challenge [Hilary Sheinbaum]

  • Author : Hilary Sheinbaum
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 0062937715
“The definitive guide to giving up booze.”—People Foreword by Lo Bosworth For many people, drinking a glass of beer or wine after work is a part of e … GET BOOK
Homo Deus

Homo Deus [Yuval Noah Harari]

  • Author : Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 450
  • ISBN-10 : 0771038690
International Bestseller From the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind comes an extraordinary new book that explore … GET BOOK
Strength for Life

Strength for Life [Shawn Phillips]

  • Author : Shawn Phillips
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0345513487
Shawn Phillips is an internationally respected strength and fitness expert who has helped athletes, celebrities, and tens of thousands of others over the p … GET BOOK
Good Chemistry

Good Chemistry [Julie Holland]

  • Author : Julie Holland
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0062862901
A psychiatrist and psychedelic researcher explores the science of connection—why we need it, how we’ve lost it, and how we might find it again. We are … GET BOOK
What Goes Up

What Goes Up [Katie Kennedy]

  • Author : Katie Kennedy
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1619639130
Rosa and Eddie are among hundreds of teens applying to NASA's mysterious Interworlds Agency. They're not exactly sure what the top-secret program entails, … GET BOOK
Deadline

Deadline [Jennifer Blackstream]

  • Author : Jennifer Blackstream
  • Publisher : Skeleton Key Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Art
  • Total Pages : 330
  • ISBN-10 :
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Weekends at Bellevue

Weekends at Bellevue [Julie Holland]

  • Author : Julie Holland
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0553906976
“A gem of a memoir . . . Holland takes us for a ride through the psych ER that is at once wild and poignant, a ride that leaves deep tracks in even the h … GET BOOK
You Are Not a Gadget

You Are Not a Gadget [Jaron Lanier]

  • Author : Jaron Lanier
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 0307593142
A NATIONAL BESTSELLER A programmer, musician, and father of virtual reality technology, Jaron Lanier was a pioneer in digital media, and among the first to … GET BOOK
The Art of Impossible

The Art of Impossible [Steven Kotler]

  • Author : Steven Kotler
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0062977520
New York Times Bestseller Bestselling author and peak performance expert Steven Kotler decodes the secrets of those elite performers—athletes, artists, s … GET BOOK
The Worm at the Core

The Worm at the Core [Sheldon Solomon,Jeff Greenberg,Tom Pyszczynski]

  • Author : Sheldon Solomon,Jeff Greenberg,Tom Pyszczynski
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Psychology
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 067960488X
A transformative, fascinating theory—based on robust and groundbreaking experimental research—reveals how our unconscious fear of death powers almost e … GET BOOK
Surprised by Hope

Surprised by Hope [N. T. Wright]

  • Author : N. T. Wright
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0061940593
In Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, top-selling author and Anglican bishop, N.T. Wright tackles the b … GET BOOK
The Immortality Key

The Immortality Key [Brian C. Muraresku]

  • Author : Brian C. Muraresku
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 125027091X
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As seen on The Joe Rogan Experience! A groundbreaking dive into the role psychedelics have played in the origins of Western c … GET BOOK
Sand Talk

Sand Talk [Tyson Yunkaporta]

  • Author : Tyson Yunkaporta
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 0062975633
A paradigm-shifting book in the vein of Sapiens that brings a crucial Indigenous perspective to historical and cultural issues of history, education, money … GET BOOK
Livewired

Livewired [David Eagleman]

  • Author : David Eagleman
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0385677316
You will never think about your brain in the same way again. The brain is often portrayed as an organ with different regions dedicated to specific tasks. B … GET BOOK
This Is Not Normal

This Is Not Normal [Cass R. Sunstein]

  • Author : Cass R. Sunstein
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 0300258720
A powerful and poignant translation of Vergil’s epic poem, newly equipped with introduction and notesThis is a substantial revision of Sarah Ruden’s ce … GET BOOK
The Spiritual Quest

The Spiritual Quest [Robert M. Torrance]

  • Author : Robert M. Torrance
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 330
  • ISBN-10 : 9780520920163
Robert Torrance's wide-ranging, innovative study argues that the spiritual quest is rooted in our biological, psychological, linguistic, and social nature. … GET BOOK
How God Works

How God Works [David DeSteno]

  • Author : David DeSteno
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1982142332
Drawing on a wealth of new evidence, pioneering research psychologist David DeSteno shows why religious practices and rituals are so beneficial to those wh … GET BOOK
Mental Immunity

Mental Immunity [Andy Norman]

  • Author : Andy Norman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Psychology
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 0063003007
Why do people reject science and believe online conspiracy theories? How are people radicalized online and go on to commit acts of violence? Why is our soc … GET BOOK
The Psilocybin Connection

The Psilocybin Connection [Jahan Khamsehzadeh, PhD]

  • Author : Jahan Khamsehzadeh, PhD
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 1623176557
A comprehensive guide to psilocybin mushrooms and their impact on our psychology, biology, and social development. How—and why—do psychedelics exist? D … GET BOOK