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"Semantic Consciousness" is the layer of our perception responsible for rationality, intelligence, and symbology (meaning-making). This episode covers how language creates reality and can skew perception. This is a Circuit 3 of Leary's Circuits of Consciousness model, continuing from the Dog Brain (circuit 2) episode. Advertising Inquiries: https:/…
 
In physics, Escape Velocity is the minimum speed an object needs to leave the orbit of a planet. In life (metaphor), it's the minimum psychological conditions one needs to leave an old reality (patterns and perceived norms) and enter new ones. This episode discusses how to prevent backsliding into old patterns, leave the monotonous or familiar, dis…
 
James is a graduate student in clinical depth psychology at Pacifica, where I was considering getting a PhD. We discuss a Jungian take on the recent shifts in culture, stages of development of male psychology, red pill, childhood imprinting, how to discern a good life partner, and all sorts of good thought streams. "The tangent is the way!" Archety…
 
A high polarity relationship is one where each partner willingly "specializes" more into either masculine (testosterone/dopamine/noradrenalin-driven) or feminine (oxytocin/estrogen/serotonin driven) mode of behavior than one can do on their own. It's one of the reasons we've evolved to pair-bond— and why romantic attachment feels so "right". But mo…
 
Noelfry asked me what advice I'd give to myself 10 years ago. Conveniently, he's exactly 10yrs younger than me. I share the things that have and haven't worked for me the last decade. We discuss finding "Purpose", the need for adventure, attracting women, pleasure vs. fulfillment, and man's need to struggle. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle…
 
I had COVID this week. It wasn't too bad. But in my feverdom I had an old recurring dream where I am forced to accept my death. And it reminded me of an essay I read about how “primitive man” didn't fear death nor aging, because at every stage of his life he felt so fulfilled. This episode explores this idea of Ultimate Fulfillment drawing from an …
 
Your default tendencies when it comes to Status/Power, Deservingness, sense of Connection/Belonging, Trust is a function of your pre-conscious nervous system. Its the part of your brain that almost identical to that of a dog... This episode goes into how to understand your "Dog Brain" and recondition yourself from low status perception to high stat…
 
When things aren't ideal in a relationship it's normal to wonder, "should I try to make this work, or move on and look for something better?" Jeff had this question some months ago at a critical point in his relationship. In this episode he shares his experience in finding clarity and peace and happiness in his relationship life. Jeff is a friend a…
 
It's one thing to be confident and secure when everything is going your way. But if you're challenging yourself that won't always be the case. "How do you win the Inner Game when your Outer Game has yet to catch up?" Miiska Van Renterghem is a coach and former client. We discuss his question along with masculine responsibility, self worth, and some…
 
The Dark Night of the Soul is a stage in the individuation process where one gets the opportunity to re-align with the unconscious. It's often associated with "feeling down" but is not the same thing. This episode hits on the "Dilemma of Honor", Kiekegaard's Knights of Faith and Infinite Resignation, Carl Jung's Red Book, and how to transform throu…
 
Polarity and harmony tend to be at odds in relationships — Obviously, the more different you and your partner are, the more likely there will be misunderstandings. But does that mean a polarized relationship needs to be a chaotic one? Absolutely not. Here's how to ensure harmony while maintaining polarity in your relationship. #relationshippolarity…
 
'Inner Game' is often synonymized with confidence, but its original usage refers to a game you can play... and win. And winning the inner game is the key to dropping shame, welcoming peak performance, and perhaps even existential fulfillment. #virtueofcuriosity #howtowintheinnergame #increaseenthusiasm Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/b…
 
Last week I spoke about why I've stopped using "vulnerability"... and why being truthful is a prerequisite for control of your reality. But if you have a history of "low fidelity" (anything from compulsive lying to being vague), becoming more truthful is easier said than done. >> Join a circle of high fidelity men at MasculineUnderground.com/master…
 
"Goodness is something to be chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man." (Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange) Noelfry and I discuss Master vs. Slave consciousness in both society and in one's personal life. We cover the foundational actions of "owning your reality'. I reference some fictional examples from the Lion King, A Clockwork O…
 
"A man's beauty represents inner functional truths: his face shows what he can do." (Albert Camus) Trauma (inhibitions to normal function) shows up in out nonverbal communication— facial expressions and posture. We can read one's emotions through their resting faces and micro-expressions. Here's how to read, and modify yours from trauma to ease and…
 
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