“I’m just being authentic!” or “Just follow your heart” are conventional pop-psychological wisdom. And it’s honestly just bad advice. In this episode Rainer talks about the dangers of being reactionary, why folks who aren’t easily offended are much happier, how culture emphasizes and conditions us towards outrage, and why listening to your “gut” isn’t always effective. We also continue to explore the nature of emotions, and this time get into what the “will” actually is, and how it plays out!
In episode 15, Rainer dialogs with Shawn, “Man on the Ground,” a thought leader in the manosphere, entrepreneur, father, and husband who is making an impact through commitment and hard work. They cover: media, what’s fake and what’s real, the emerging men’s movement, recovering the sacred masculine, the importance of initiation, how to be a leader at home, taking risks through committing, and being open to possibilities. The heart and soul of this episode is the question: what does it look like to be an embodied self in this world.
What a great episode featuring Colt, a man who earns his living as a pilot, and has had a fascinating journey learning how to take risks, find safety, and be a man. We explore addiction, “risky behavior,” versus true masculine danger embracing, and over-coming fears. We also have a ton of fun smoking some GREAT cigars. This is a must hear for any man wondering how to push past his plateau and do what he wishes—whether it be embracing a new career, riding a motorcycle, or overcoming his own shadow.
In this episode Rainer talks to men about the options for how a man may deal with his “stuff.” Who do men talk to? Who do men share their secrets with? How do men process sadness, depression, anger, or joy? Rainer breaks down the resources that men are offered currently and critiques them through a straight forward approach. How do men relate to counseling/therapy, friend groups, social media, porn, video-games, the Feminine? We chat about evolutionary psychological theory around emotions, masculinity, and tribalism. Check it out!
In this episode Rainier, and his guest Ryan talk about historic and contemporary approaches to the use of psychedelics. While psychedelics of all sorts are demonized in America today, the visionary compounds found in plants are the spiritual sacraments of tribal cultures around the world. These plants are considered sacred because they awaken the mind to other levels of awareness. As many men search for how to access their inner world--what lies beneath--this episode looks at something that is culturally becoming a zeitgeist, and considered a viable Third Wave in exploring the psyche. The masculine journey is one that necessarily involves taking risks and steps towards new horizons. This episode explores one of those possible methods and adventures.
As man, if you don't know you're sense of purpose--that is your new job: finding out what your sense of purpose is. Without knowing their mission, men are functionally impotent living weak existences. How do men "evolve wild"--or truly grow into their manhood? In short, they begin to access their essential self. This podcast begins to explore how to take your first steps into knowing what your purpose or mission is. Listen to this podcast--get to the end for a very important assignment that will help you move forward effectively.
In this episode Rainer is joined by Drew and Nick for a special menage a trois episode. It is a lot of fun, and they cover a lot of ground!
- Past sexual experiences
- Does doing "stuff make your manly?"
- The male biological response towards risk and courage.
- Are physical strength and mental toughness tied together?
- Government as the monopolization of violence, as we "farm out" strength and warrior culture to others so we don't have to.
- Has social media decreased our mental toughness
- Family birth orders, and child rearing.
- Being prepared to defend yourself.
- LBJ, the 36th President of the US, and his huge cock nicknamed "JUMBO"
- Nice guys being the most vicious.
In this episode Rainer talks about YOU--his lovely listeners, the requests he's gotten to be on the podcast, and asks for your help. He ALSO lays out a model for naming emotions, which is both complex and liberating.
In this episode Rainer answers several questions that listeners have sent in:
1) "What the fuck is the Sacred Masculine?"
2) "How do I get rid of the unwanted emotion of anger?"
3) "Are you a men's right's activist?"
4) "What's up with talking about sex?"
Check out how Rainer attempts to address these questions, weighing in on a range of issues from Jungian archetypes and sexual polarity, to using Cognitive Behavioral strategies to reduce unwanted emotions, to speaking up for yourself, to the need to talk about the kinky shit that we are into as humans. Enjoy!
In which Rainer Wylde introduces "Lost Man Standing," meanders through basic ideas, the concept of pain as profitable for growth, and authenticity as a fundamental necessity.