fbpx

The Road of Trials is a stage in the Hero’s Journey where the hero powers up between “Meeting the Mentor” and “Apotheosis” (god mode). In real life, it’s periods where there seems to be no progress, so it’s easy to sink into apathy or frustration…

But this is actually one of the greatest opportunities to recreate yourself and recreate your life.

This episode covers:

  • The two key principles that allow one to “Power Up” instead of stagnate
  • The psychological backbone of the hero’s journey story elements
  • How to unf*ck your mind when things feel futile
  • A preview of the Magician Archetype episode

Check out other episodes

122 Body Language and Trauma Release: What Determines How You Look

"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...

Jordan Luke Collier: Subjective vs. Objective Beauty

Powered by RedCircleJordan is the head instructor of Ars Amorata. We philosophize on beauty as a heuristic for navigating life.Check out other episodes

Jack Donovan: The Way of Men

Jack Donovan is author of The Way of Men, Becoming a Barbarian, and A More Complete Beast. We speak about the tactical virtues of masculinity, honor cultures, male mythologies, polytheistic take on psychology, and even a little economics (kind of.)...

102 Integrating Dark Masculine in Heart Connection feat. Miiska Van Renterghem

Last week I coached a listener of the podcast on integrating the Dark Masculine archetype— I invited him on the podcast to share his experience with overcoming shame and fear of rejection in intimacy. We also discuss what do when your needs seem to conflict with your...

Marc Carlin: Hypnotic State

Powered by RedCircleMarc Carlin is a hypnotherapist from New York. We speak about the subconscious, building confidence, and hypnosis in persuasion. Get his free guide to Self-Hypnosis at MarcCarlin.com/Ruwan Check out other episodes

Individuation vs. Collective Unconscious

Powered by RedCircleThis episode was inspired by some synchronistic events: a coaching conversations, ponderings on my new tattoo, and an essay by Carl Jung. Check out other episodes

Alchemy of the Psyche: Anima & Animus in Intimacy and Creative Expression

Powered by RedCircleWe all have a masculine and feminine aspect to our psyche. The ability to integrate theses archetypes directs our intimate relationships and creative expression. Check out other episodes

Chris Bale: Masculine Intent

Powered by RedCircleChris Bale is the founder of Masculine Intent. We speak about masculinity (obviously.) After this conversation I felt a shift in my view of myself. Check out other episodes