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Ruwando Podcast: On Archetypal Psychology and the Game of Life

Ruwan Meepagala
181 episodes
This podcast may contain explicit content.

Exploring the Unconscious with Ruwan Meepagala and curious characters. Archetypal Psychology, Relationships, Intimacy, Wellness, Masculinity, Philosophy.

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

109 5 1/2 Guiding Principles for a Man's Life: My Personal Moral Code for Life Decisions

Last weekend a friend and I did a David Goggins-inspired challenge: 4km every 4 hrs for 48hrs. During it we had a lot of philosophical discussion and created personal morality. This episode shows the other side of "Breaking Social Constructions of Reality" episode-- MAKING personal reality. Support…

108 On Dominant Realities feat. Noelfry

In this episode we talk about different perspectives on realities (subjective vs. objective reality), how we build our own reality, who sets the norms of "normal" vs. "not normal". We talk about the effect of social media, the effect of resentment on one's life, how important forgiveness is and how…

107 How to Release Regret

Regret is a type of shame-- One of the worst kinds since it allows the past to continually F up your present. This episode covers some of my recent experiences confronting these very old feelings. The two types of regret Why sometimes your actions SEEM outside of your control How to retrain your au…

106 How to Be Attractive to Women (While "Being Yourself")

Actual abundance with women doesn't come from learning a bunch of social tricks. It comes down to who you are. Here I boil down what makes a man attractive to women in two simple but universally true principles. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/ruwando-podcast/exclusive-content Adve…

105 Dark Masculine 2: Freeing the Beast

The 'Dark Masculine' is the set of testosterone-driven traits that have been evolutionarily beneficial, but not accepted by modern society. (Hence they are "dark".) The first Dark Masculine episode (from last summer) focused on healing shame. But how do you embody these characteristics for fun and …

104 On the Lover and Dark Feminine feat. Noelfry

Q&A episode on the Lover Archetype, Dark Feminine, and Culture. Featuring Noelfry. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/ruwando-podcast/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

103 The Magician Archetype

The Magician Archetype is the part of the psyche responsible for creativity, making meaning, and spirituality. It's the part of you that "writes" your life story. This episode covers: Understanding "magic" and the creative process Removing blocks to "becoming the Magician" Opening the floodgates I …

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 woman's needs, and how to respo…

101 Dr. Cam Sepah: Dopamine Fasting, Maximus

Dr. Cam Sepah is a psychology, professor at UCSF Med School, and the founder of a number of startups including Maximus, a telehealth service for men's psychological and physiological development. We speak about his Dopamine Fasting protocol, men in the modern era, testosterone and more. Learn more …

The Road of Trials: How to Transform During Hard Times

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 opportun…

100 Nalaya Chakana: On Making Love, Co-Variant Polarity

Nalaya Chakana is my beloved. She's also an intimacy coach and has been on the podcast before. We speak about maturing archetypes, dating, and a bit on our love story. (Don't worry it's not too sappy.) Join Nalaya's community Make Love to Life . Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/ruw…

Solving the Ambition/Acceptance Dilemma

Should you "Go hard" or "Embrace where you're at?" Each of these two impulses have a time when they are useful but also negative fallout.-- Going hard gets results, but at the wrong time can lead to burn out. Acceptance can be "healing" but too much leads to mediocrity. What if there was a single a…

How to Overcome Apathy

Apathy mutes your ability to experience life. It blocks you from enthusiasm, connection, creativity, and even knowing what to do with yourself. I speak about the root cause of apathy and the ONE thing that overcomes it. Btw, we're trying a new version of Masculine Underground on Telegram. Come be a…

How to Alchemize Frustration (Arousal Control Technique)

I had a moment (few hours) of very ungrounded little b*tchness due to a DMV-like experience. But then I remembered a somatic technique to transform the "wound-up" feeling into something more pleasurable. You can try it next time you're frustrated to calm your mind and relax your body. Support this …

Independent Frames

Why don't men like being told what to do? Some may call that "fragile masculinity" or some insecure need for dominance. But actually there are real consequences for the man and his relationships if he too frequently takes orders. I share an example of when a buddy and I refused to listen to a good …

First Kill: Slaughtering a Chicken, True Nature, and Responsibility

I slaughtered one of my roosters yesterday. It was my first time killing something that I had raised and it felt important. I share the different phases of emotion I felt and some thoughts on doing your own dirty work, strength, and responsibility. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/r…

099 Mollie McGlocklin: Sleep is a Skill

The last few months I've realized how important sleep quality is for testosterone, and therefore energy, mood, strength, libido, and success in life. Mollie is the founder of Sleep is a Skill, a company and podcast that aims to optimize your sleep. She shares a wealth of info on sleep optimization.…

Lover Archetype

A lot of men lose their masculinity when they catch feelings for the feminine. (But it doesn't have to be that way.) As voted on, and inspired by recent posts in the group, next live discussion is on maintaining polarity in relationship. We'll focus on 3 stages: How to maintain polarity in any sexu…

How to Deal with Women's Anger

If a woman you're intimate with is throwing anger at you, it's not necessarily a bad thing. Actually, it might be a good sign. And an opportunity to deepen the relationship. However, many analytical guys mess it up.... In this episode I share the 3 common mistakes guys make when their woman is angr…

098 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.) jack-donovan.com @starttheworld on IG The Way of M…

Gnosis: Creating From No-Mindedness

"Gnosis" is the name for a mental state that you've probably experienced before, if only accidentally. This state is a solution to anxiety and a way to "get out of your own way" in creating what you want. I share some perspectives from Carl Jung, Steven Pressfield, Eckhart Tolle, Robert Anton Wilso…

On Loving Fearlessly

I recently spoke with a guy who realized that he walled up his heart to prevent sadness... but it also blocked him from feeling joy and real intimacy. How does one get over the fear of being heartbroken? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/ruwando-podcast/exclusive-content Advertising …

Sexual Shadow: Integrating Darkside, Overcoming Madonna-Whore Complex, Bringing the Beast to the Bedroom

The Sexual Shadow is the set of pre-conscious impulses that stimulate the libido but counter your morality. Dissociation is common in men and seen in the 'Madonna-Whore Complex'— the categorization of women as either pure sources of love, or as naughty sex objects... but not both. To stay in this d…

097 Christian Graugart (BJJ Globetrotter)

Christian Graugart is the founder of BJJ Globetrotters, a community for people who travel and do jiu-jitsu. We speak about the tribal nature of humans (and its problems), his taoist-like philosophy, and of course, jiu-jitsu. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/ruwando-podcast/exclusive…

Steel Sharpens Steel: On Male Bonding, Warrior Ethos in Daily Life, Men's Groups

"We're a generation of men raised by women. I'm wondering if another woman is really the answer we need." (Tyler Durden, Fight Club) There are certain aspects of the psyche that men can only access around other men. Building off last week's Warrior Archetype, we look at the hero traits as they pert…

096 Sarah Steel (Let's Talk About Sects): Cult Psychology

Sarah Steel is the host of Let's Talk About Sects , a podcast about cults. I was on her show just recently in episode on OneTaste (premiers today). We talk about group social dynamics, the psychology of cult leaders and members, ethics, and propaganda. Follow her work at ltaspod.com or wherever …

Warrior Archetype

The Warrior Archetype is the set of testosterone-driven impulses that have a man develop his competence and courage. It's also associated with aggression which is why it's often attacked as "toxic masculinity". This episode discusses the function of this archetype, how it relates to mental health/c…

Why Commitment is a Masculine Virtue

"There is a lot of correlation between rough childhoods and fatherless homes. But there is also a negative effect on the FATHER shirking his responsibility." Despite the fact that women are usually the ones raising the topic of commitment in hetero relationships, commitment is actually a masculine …

Going Out On Your Shield: Embracing Failure

" Come back with your shield - or on it " ~ Spartan mothers to their sons before battle (according to Plutarch) Queen Gorgo says those words to Leonidas in the movie 300. Deontay Wilder referenced it in his willingness to be KO'ed cold rather than a ref stoppage in his loss to Tyson Fury. This line…

Avatar State: Balancing the 4 Elements (Neurotransmitters)

Many ancient traditions and mythologies speak of the "4 Elements" which represent 4 neurotransmitters: Fire - Dopamine, Serotonin - Water, Acetylcholine - Air, GABA - Earth. Understanding this balance allows you to express your gifts, but also find internal balance, and play better with others. In …