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Exploring the Unconscious with Ruwan Meepagala and curious characters. Archetypal Psychology, Masculinity, and the Game of Life.

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Ruwando Podcast: Exploring the Unconscious and the Game of Life Ruwan Meepagala

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    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

Exploring the Unconscious with Ruwan Meepagala and curious characters. Archetypal Psychology, Masculinity, and the Game of Life.

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    On Loving Fearlessly

    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?

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

    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 dichotomy robs you of your full integrated expression (AND robs your partners of a full-spectrum sexual experience.) I personally have experienced this conflict for awhile. Recently it came up in my relationship, so I decided I finally needed to confront it...

    This episode covers:

    - Why dark stuff often shows up in sexuality (And how male and female taboo fantasies complement each other.)

    - How to integrate dissociated "dark" archetypes in a way that is safe and constructive

    - Perspectives from evolutionary biology and "chaos magick" that surprisingly mirror each other

    James Hillman's article on theology bleeding into psychology: http://www.jungboulder.org/psychology---monotheistic-or-polytheistic.html

    Peter Carroll's book that I quoted from, Liber Null : https://amzn.to/36oJkvL

    The Masculine Archetype challenge explores your dark side in relation to the anima period join at ruwando.com/archetype

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    097 Christian Graugart (BJJ Globetrotter)

    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.

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

    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 pertain to male-to-male interaction:

    - Why honor, courage, and strength are universal "masculine" values.

    - Roots of chivalry in all male hierarchies

    - What vulnerability actually is between men (It's not what the self-help world proclaims)

    - Creating your own rites of passage

    - How to start an effective men's group (as opposed to a circle jerk.)

    This will be kind of a bridge between the Warrior and the Lover (which we'll cover next week).

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    096 Sarah Steel (Let's Talk About Sects): Cult Psychology

    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 ( https://ltaspod.com ) or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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    • 59 min
    Warrior Archetype

    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/confidence, the hormonal basis, and how to embody it in a constructive way.

    My website is redone and the Masculine Archetype Challenge ( https://ruwando.com/archetype ) is available again. If you want a guide to connect to your warrior nature, check it out at ruwando.com/archetype.

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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

DayLiteSPA ,

Digs Deep

This podcast expands my mind, my thinking, my understanding. The subjects are specific and Ruwan likes to go deep in to them. Personally, I love exploring how our minds work with “living”, this being alive stuff, both individually, so that I can better understand myself, and interpersonally, so I can see more clearly what drives our collective behavior. Ruwan is a not so old wiseman with a fearless curiosity to explore.

Theredbeardedsalesmen ,

Awesome listen

Ruwan gets into the spiritual side of sex. He shows you new points of view and deeper meaning. Great listen on the morning commute

GCccsizzle ,

Great podcast

The Ruwando podcast is pretty legit. Quickly becoming my go to podcast!

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