42 episodes

The Evolving Man podcast features leaders and influencers in the personal growth arena who are actively engaged in "deep work", whether that be as a healer, or someone doing their own work. The guests on this podcast have a unique gift that they bring to the world, and they come to share these gifts with listeners.

Tune in to witness discussions about addiction, consciousness, masculinity, health and personal growth.

The Evolving Man Podcast Ben Goresky

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The Evolving Man podcast features leaders and influencers in the personal growth arena who are actively engaged in "deep work", whether that be as a healer, or someone doing their own work. The guests on this podcast have a unique gift that they bring to the world, and they come to share these gifts with listeners.

Tune in to witness discussions about addiction, consciousness, masculinity, health and personal growth.

    #40 Treatments for the Opioid Crisis - with Garyth Moxey

    #40 Treatments for the Opioid Crisis - with Garyth Moxey

    Conversation with Garyth Moxey about Ibogane for Opioid addiction treatment.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    #39 - Create The Life You Want - with Nick Sol

    #39 - Create The Life You Want - with Nick Sol

    Nick Sol is a coach for Create The Love, a group facilitator, and a public speaker. He is a director and facilitator for The Samurai Brotherhood men's community in Vancouver, BC.

    Nick was on the show two years ago, and since then he has stepped deeply into his purpose of helping others through coaching, leadership, and mentorship. On this first episode of 2020, we talk about the process of choosing the right goals in your life and how to move past the resistance we all have to stepping in to most fulfilling pursuits.

    On this episode, we discuss:
    Running a marathon
    The process of setting goals, and knowing how to set the right goals.
    Finding your way towards your purpose in your 20's.
    The quarterly goal process Nick does with his men's groups.
    Getting distracted stuck in the details, and losing track of the big things that matter.
    Using substances like Cannabis to be creative.
    Resistance and procrastination. We resist the things that call to us the deepest.
    Superficial goals versus goals of depth.
    Personal growth work is really self-acceptance work.
    Why Nick joined a men's group.
    The power of the men's Warrior Weekend.
    The rising tide of men's work, the movement towards conscious warrior-hood.
    The choice to model the Samurai Warriors and their code in The Samurai Brotherhood. 

    Nick is on Instagram @nicksolconsulting

    The Samurai Brotherhood Open House is on January 15th. Streaming online @samuraibrotherhood.com

    To join an online Samurai Brotherhood squad, go to SamuraiBrotherhood.com/online-squad

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #38 Birth Takes A Village - with Jessica Austin

    #38 Birth Takes A Village - with Jessica Austin

    Jessica Austin is a birth professional on a mission to educate the world on the truth about birth. The information she carries is not just something that some people need to know; it’s information that everyone needs to know.

    I particularly want men to listen to this episode, because many men don’t know how crucial of a moment-of-truth it will be when they are facing proposed 'interventions' on their partner during a birth process. This is an important moment to have your woman's back in the most vulnerable moment of her life.

    What most people think the science says about birth, is not what the science about birth says.

    Most people think that hospital birth is the safest and most prudent way to give birth. What I learned on this episode - amongst many other realities - is that it’s not that simple. Tune in to this episode for a very educational discussion on the topic of the most sacred human process.

    On this episode we discuss:
    What is a doula?
    Why someone would need or want a doula for birth.
    Birth is not what you see in the movies
    Why the statistics for PTSD are virtually the same for birth as they are for war
    Hospital birth VS home birth: Which is safer? 
    Why morbidity statistics are higher in hospitals
    The problem with inducing birth with medication versus letting it happen on nature’s time
    Why everyone who has had a caesarean section thinks they HAD to have it done.
    Fear, and how it controls us in our decision making process with birth.
    The actual statistics for children dying in birth.
    Emergency caesarean section are not always emergencies
    Breach birth - does it need to be done via caesarean?
    Haemorrhage - one of the main causes.
    Why birth progress stalls when women arrive at the hospital.
    Why your comfort and intimate space helps your birth process progress naturally.
    How men can support women in the hospital.

    Myth busting - these myths are discussed at the end of the episode:
    My baby is too big, so I need a caesarean section.
    Dilation speed - Friedman’s Curve.
    We are lucky to have the medical system, because everyone was dying before hospital births came in to play.
    The hospital has more tools for birth than midwives (who do home births).
    Home birth isn’t safe.
    The umbilical chord can get wrapped around the neck - this is an emergency.
    The stakes are too high. We need to do a hospital birth.

    Jessica Austin has been supporting women in giving birth for over 10 years. She is a doula, a trainer of doulas, and a pre-natal instructor.

    Her website: BirthTakesaVillage.com

    Instagram @jessicaaustinchildbirth

    Facebook: facebook.com/austinjessica

    • 1 hr 36 min
    #37 The Rising Man Movement - with Jeddy Azuma

    #37 The Rising Man Movement - with Jeddy Azuma

    Jeddy Azuma has been deeply involved with men's work in California for over a decade. He is the founder of the Rising Man Movement - @risingmanmovement on Instagram- and his mission is to create a generation of initiated men.

    Jeddy is deeply passionate about helping men find themselves, find their way, and find each other - using nature, ritual, and connection circles.

    On this episode we discuss:
    Initiation in to manhood, for men.
    Call The Warrior - Jeddy's Haka workshop led by Leon Ruri.
    The definition of Haka.
    Why men are afraid to express themselves.
    "Toxic Masculinity" and the difference between men and masculinity.
    The core difference between The Boy and The Man.
    The Initiation Ceremonies Jeddy takes men through.
    The power of fasting in creating an altered state of consciousness.
    The initiation process: a circle of support to examine what's so in your life, a declaration of where you can serve your community, and a community to receive you on the other side.
    Spiritual tourism and the need to carry all medicines with a connection to their lineage.
    Initiation weekends for young men in California - YMUW and The Legacy Weekend.
    Fatherlessness and the missing piece for young men.
    Whose job it is to initiate young men.
    Safety For Women - One of Jeddy's Passions.
    The key to the world's problems: Freedom for men to express, and safety for women.
    A man's eternal task of helping the women in his life feel safe. 

    You can find Jeddy's podcast on The Rising Man Podcast.
    Instagram - @JeddyAzuma and @RisingManMovement

    • 44 min
    #36 The Way Of The Conscious Warrior - with P. T. Mistlberger

    #36 The Way Of The Conscious Warrior - with P. T. Mistlberger

    Phil Teertha Mistlberger is a transpersonal therapist and an author of 5 books, including a new book for men: The Way Of The Conscious Warrior - A Handbook For 21st Century Men. He joins me on the show to discuss the issues men face today and the solutions he has proposed in his book.

    Phil teaches that in this time of rapid change, there has been a loss of the warrior ethos. In his book, he points to a much needed revival of some of the admirable qualities of the warrior archetype: grit, discipline, fire, embodiment, and "necessary battle".

    On this episode we discuss:
    Spiritual Bypassing: Phoney Holiness and the need to know your ego before you can transcend your ego.
    “To be an awakened man, you first need to be a man” - G.I. Gurdjieff. There’s no awakening without self-acceptance.
    Using your life experiences (particularly the challenging ones) to find the meta-messages for your life.
    All the happenings in your life are teachings in disguise.
    The 3 things needed to wake up - The Buddha (the teacher), The Dharma (the teaching), and The Sangha (the fellowship).
    Building a “Conscious Warrior” - Taking the useful traits of the Monk and the Warrior.
    Phil’s favourite warrior cultures.
    Why Phil uses examples of warriors throughout history, but does not idolize any of them.
    The power of living life for principles rather than blind devotion to people.
    Who is this book for?
    How men struggle in their lives as an unconscious attempt to punish their father or mother.
    The best way to change the world: do you own inner work, and be present and involved with the outside world. Live an impeccable life.
    What is happening with the growth of The Samurai Brotherhood - Phil’s men’s work community that he founded.

    To find the book, look on Amazon and please do leave a review, or look for it at your local book store.

    You can find P.T. Mistlberger's online writings at ptmistlberger.com

    • 59 min
    #35 - Archetypes, Artificial Intelligence, and Humanity - with Dhamindra Jeevan

    #35 - Archetypes, Artificial Intelligence, and Humanity - with Dhamindra Jeevan

    Dhamindra Jeevan is a digital map builder who uses virtual reality to create psychedelic art - art that changes minds and alters perspectives. His dream is to gamify personal development and he has a vision of harmonizing digital life and human life.

    Jeevan wants to visually map the inner-world (psychologically, emotionally, and and spiritually) to integrate and generate light and awe for life. We dug in to his plan for doing that on this show, along with discussions about artificial intelligence, archetypes, and the expansion of technological progress.

    On this episode we discuss:
    The evolution of technology, and the creation of digital humans.
    The projection of technology being malicious or only for-profit.
    The quick rise of artificial intelligence.
    5G and it's inevitable exponential bandwidth.
    The new 'types' of humans that will further complicate - and possibly further divide - the world: OG humans, cyborg people, full robot people, and disembodied digital people.
    How Jeevan learned to see the external world of matter mirroring the inner world of psychology.
    Hanuman 11's universal map of the unseen, built in virtual reality.
    The 4 masculine archetypes of - King, Warrior, Magician, Lover.
    Expressions of the masculine and feminine. How they can be seen.
    Why China is probably going to have the first general artificial intelligence.
    Quality data is the currency of the future.
    The artificial intelligence will be better at teaching humans new skills than humans are.
    The way to uncover more free will in your life: doing self-discovery work.
    The best insurance policy against getting cloned by a computer: uncovering your true full uniqueness by doing deep work.
    The origin of Family Constellations work - looking at how people are formed with patterns that are linked to their past.
    Rupert Sheldrake and the morphogenetic field.
    Burt Hellinger's phenomenological approach to working with 'the field'.
    How to find a Family Constellation's facilitator.
    Hanuman's fractal game that will help humans of the future discover their own minds

    Jeevan can be found at Jeevan11.com

    Hanuman11 is at hanuman11.com

     

     

    • 1 hr 30 min

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