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VUKA ATX - W. Monroe St

A Conversation with Jamie Wheal & Zach Leary (Austin)

Join author and neuroanthropologist Jamie Wheal and writer, facilitator, and MAPS podcast host Zach Leary for a discussion about psychedelics, sexuality, mystical states, ethical cults, staying awake, community building, and what it means to be human today.

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A Conversation with Jamie Wheal & Zach Leary (Austin)
A Conversation with Jamie Wheal & Zach Leary (Austin)

Time & Location

Sep 18, 2023, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM CDT

VUKA ATX - W. Monroe St, Texas, USA

About the event

Join the Psychedelic Society of Texas in Austin for a fascinating discussion with best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-nominated author and neuroanthropologist Jamie Wheal and writer, facilitator, and podcast host Zach Leary. In this wide-ranging conversation, which will be recorded for the popular MAPS podcast, Zach and Jamie will explore many of the ideas highlighted in Recapture the Rapture, Wheal's most recent book, including psychedelics, lifehacking, sexuality, mystical and ecstatic states, ethical cults, peak experiences, community building, staying awake, helping out, and what it means to be human today. 

The talk will conclude with a Q&A with Jamie and Zach.

The Speakers:


Jamie Wheal is the co-author of the global best-seller and Pulitzer Prize-nominated Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work, and he is the founder of the Flow Genome Project, an organization dedicated to the research and training of human performance. Since founding the organization in 2011, it has become the leading voice of evidence-based peak performance worldwide, counting award-winning academics, legendary professional athletes, notable operations commanders, and Fortune 500 business leaders among the hundreds of thousands of people in its global community.

He's also most notably the author of Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex and Death in a World That’s Lost its Mind. In this fascinating book, Wheal explores the perplexing intersection at which we find ourselves, each of us torn between the desire to save the world or to savor the world.  Gabor Maté, MD, calls the book “a highly personal, richly informed and culturally wide-ranging meditation on the loss of meaning in our times and on pathways to rediscovering it.” 

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. NavalWar College and Special Operations Command, Sandhurst RoyalMilitary Academy, the Bohemian Club, and the United Nations.


Over the course of the last 30 years, Zach Leary has found himself in the center of the psychedelic movement with a front row seat for the modern renaissance while also having first hand knowledge of the historical legacy of the counter cultures influence on psychedelic healing. After spending many years as a digital marketing expert for some of the worlds largest brands, Zach had a wake up call 13 years ago that thrust him back into the center of the psychedelic cyclone thanks to the influence of his primary teacher and mentor, Ram Dass. Since, then he has found his own unique voice and method in being able to contribute to the revolutionary new psychedelic movement we find ourselves in. As a health and wellness facilitator, integration coach, guided session therapist and seeker of all things mystical – Zach has worked with nearly 100 people one on one to help them heal with the assistance of psychedelic medicines. And as a teacher, Zach has taught over 50 people his unique approach to psychedelic studies, safe use and harm reduction, the history of psychedelics and how to be a well rounded, knowledgeable and safe practitioner. Zach currently hosts The MAPS podcast and has in depth knowledge of psychedelic assisted facilitation, is a trained meditation teacher, a student of bhakti yoga, an IFS enthusiast and expert in the history of psychedelic culture and its many methodologies. Zach is also a facilitator at the psilocybin Evolution Retreat Center in Negril, Jamaica, and a facilitator at Heroic Path to Light, an Austin-based healing church that serves veterans and first responders. As an author, Zach’s first book “Your Extraordinary Mind – Psychedelics in the 21st Century and How to Use Them” will be published by SoundsTrue in late 2023.

PsyT Disclaimer: Version January 2023

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