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Brendon
 Jul 27, 2019
Highly recommended for anyone looking to better understand self, others and society as a whole. Very insightful and has introduced me to some incredible books!


 Feb 9, 2019

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Free Minds for a Free Society

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Why are So Many Men Psychologically Infantile?
11:11

A man can’t go out the way he came in…a man has got to add up to something! Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman In … Read More ›

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Jan 09, 2021
How Civil Disobedience Safeguards Freedom and Prevents Tyranny
13:10

“Monsters exist, but they are far too few in number to be truly dangerous; the most dangerous monsters are ordinary [men and women] ready to believe and … Read More ›

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Dec 14, 2020
The Psychology of Joy – 3 Antidotes to Suffering
12:59

“The weak have remedies, the wise have joys; superior wisdom is superior bliss.” Edward Young, Virtue’s Apology Some people pass from birth to death with … Read More ›

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Nov 18, 2020
How to Thrive in the Battle of Life
11:47

“It is no more possible to make life easy than it is to grow a herb of immortality.” Carl Jung, Civilization in Transition In many ways life is a … Read More ›

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Oct 31, 2020
Søren Kierkegaard and the Value of Despair
12:47

“That one is in despair is not a rarity; no, it is rare, very rare, that one is…not in despair.” Søren Kierkegaard, The Sickness Unto … Read More ›

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Oct 19, 2020
How the “Greater Good” is Used as a Tool of Social Control
15:12

“The great citizens of a country are not those who bend the knee before authority but rather those who, against authority if need be, are … Read More ›

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Sep 22, 2020
Carl Jung – Inferiority Complexes and the Superior Self
10:02

“When a man can say of his states and actions, “As I am, so I act,” he can be at one with himself . . … Read More ›

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Sep 08, 2020
Freedom vs. Force – The Individual and the State
13:01

“Freedom is…the air we cannot do without, that we breathe without even noticing it until the time comes when, deprived of it, we feel that … Read More ›

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Aug 16, 2020
Escape Boredom – Leonardo da Vinci and a Guide to the Good Life
9:13

When we think of the forces that shape us, we often look back in time. We look to the events of our youth, to the … Read More ›

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Jul 28, 2020
The Psychology of Power – How to Dethrone Tyrants
11:14

“Neither necessity nor desire, but the love of power, is the demon of mankind. You may give men everything possible health, food, shelter, enjoyment but … Read More ›

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Jul 19, 2020
Do We Live in a Sick Society?
10:20

“Now there are times when a whole generation is caught. . .between two ages, two modes of life, with the consequence that it loses all … Read More ›

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Jun 24, 2020
The Psychology of Heroism
13:55

“We need a great rebirth of the heroic in our world. Every sector of human society, wherever that may be on the planet, seems to … Read More ›

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Jun 04, 2020
The Psychology of the Anti-Hero
11:55

“When we appreciate how natural it is for man to strive to be a hero, how deeply it goes in his evolutionary and organismic constitution…then … Read More ›

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May 20, 2020
Life as a Quest – The Antidote to a Wasted Existence
12:54

“Adventure shatters the oppressive, insistent reality as if it were a piece of glass. It is the unforeseen, the unthought-of, the new. Each adventure is … Read More ›

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Apr 28, 2020
How to Be Free in an Unfree World
11:47

“In such epochs where the highest values of life—our peace, our independence, our basic rights, all that makes our existence more pure, more beautiful, all … Read More ›

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Apr 15, 2020
How to Fortify the Mind in Times of Crisis
9:35

“Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty.” John Finley To trigger a nervous breakdown in someone you could apply the following steps: Force your victim … Read More ›

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Mar 30, 2020
What Would Nietzsche Think of 21st Century Society?
13:47

Friedrich Nietzsche believed himself to be a philosophical physician. One of his missions in life was to help others understand the sickness into which modern … Read More ›

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Mar 18, 2020
How to Integrate Your Shadow – The Dark Side is Unrealized Potential
11:02

“Good does not become better by being exaggerated, but worse, and a small evil becomes a big one through being disregarded and repressed. The shadow … Read More ›

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Feb 27, 2020
The School of Anxiety is The School of Greatness
9:41

“How can a man come to know himself? Never by thinking, but by doing. Try to do your duty and you will know at once … Read More ›

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Feb 18, 2020
Solitude and Self-Realization: Why You Should Spend More Time Alone
10:19

“Do not die of another person’s misery.” Baltasar Gracián While there are countless ways that we sabotage ourselves, sometimes our problems are not generated by … Read More ›

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Jan 30, 2020
The Ideal Body: Use Your Body to Shape a Great Character
11:04

“If body structure and temperament are related, as anyone who studies human nature can determine, the question then is: Can one change the character of … Read More ›

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Jan 09, 2020
The Ideal Body: How our Body Shapes our Character
11:46

“. . .the living organism expresses itself in movement more clearly than in words. But not alone in movement! In pose, in posture, in attitude … Read More ›

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Dec 19, 2019
How to Stop Being a Coward
10:27

In our age of anxiety and victimhood, courage is a trait that many of us sorely lack. For who among us could not create a … Read More ›

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Nov 21, 2019
How to Change Your Attitude to Change Your Life
9:49

“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, … Read More ›

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Nov 06, 2019
How to Turn Your Mind from an Enemy to an Ally
9:00

“Man is a mystery. It needs to be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life unravelling it, don’t say that you’ve wasted time. I … Read More ›

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Oct 09, 2019
Freedom and Anxiety: The Inner God vs The Inner Worm
10:07

“Can freedom become a burden, too heavy for man to bear, something he tries to escape from?” Erich Fromm, Escape from Freedom Man is a … Read More ›

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Sep 24, 2019
Machiavelli – The Rulers vs The Ruled
11:07

“Daring as it is to investigate the unknown, even more so it is to question the known.” Kaspar It is often said that to understand … Read More ›

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Aug 21, 2019
How to Find a Purpose and the Psychology of the Daemon
10:25

“Sooner or later something seems to call us onto a particular path. You may remember this “something” as a signal calling in childhood when an … Read More ›

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Aug 06, 2019
Rapid Personality Change and the Psychological Rebirth
11:33

“You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?” Nietzsche, Thus … Read More ›

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Jul 09, 2019
Modern Art and the Decline of Civilization
12:36

We live in an age where our extensive scientific knowledge and our love of all things objective and measurable has placed religion in a precarious … Read More ›

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Jun 19, 2019
Carl Jung and the Psychology of the Man-Child
9:55

To watch the rest of this video series – and all our Membership Videos – become a Supporting Member! Become a Supporting Member “Man cannot … Read More ›

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Jun 05, 2019
The Outsider’s Guide to the Social World
9:55

Shakespeare famously claimed that “all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players” and this theatrical quality of life is nowhere … Read More ›

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May 16, 2019
Why Purpose and Discipline Promote Psychological Well-Being
7:21

“Unlimited possibilities are not suited to man; if they existed, his life would only dissolve in the boundless. To become strong, a man’s life needs … Read More ›

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Apr 30, 2019
How to Overcome the Downward Pull of Other People
9:28

“A man’s shortcomings are taken from his epoch; his virtues and greatness belong to himself.” Goethe Of the many factors which influence our psychological health, … Read More ›

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Apr 11, 2019
The Benefits of Reading Great Books
7:08

“Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the worst. What is the right use?…They are for nothing but to inspire.” Ralph Waldo … Read More ›

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Mar 29, 2019
Why Public Schools and the Mainstream Media Dumb Us Down
10:50

“Resist much, obey little; Once unquestioning obedience, once fully enslaved; Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city, of this earth, ever afterward resumes its liberty.” … Read More ›

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Mar 19, 2019
The Psychology of Resilience: Thriving in Adversity
7:22

“Excellence withers without an adversary.” Seneca, Letters from a Stoic Life deals us an abundance of obstacles and adversities and so, one would think, the … Read More ›

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Mar 01, 2019
Carl Jung on Overcoming Anxiety Disorders
11:25

“The perpetual hesitation of the neurotic to launch out into life is readily explained by his desire to stand aside so as not to get … Read More ›

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Feb 25, 2019
Carl Jung and The Value of Anxiety Disorders
10:13

“I am not altogether pessimistic about neurosis. In many cases we have to say, “Thank heaven he could make up his mind to be neurotic.” … Read More ›

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Jan 29, 2019
Why You Should Strive for a Meaningful Life, Not a Happy One
9:44

“There is only one inborn error, and that is the notion that we exist in order to be happy….So long as we persist in this … Read More ›

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Jan 11, 2019
Nietzsche and The Human Animal: The Domesticated and The Strong
10:00

“I call an animal, a species, an individual corrupt, when it loses its instincts, when it chooses, when it prefers, what is harmful to it.” … Read More ›

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Dec 20, 2018
The Psychology of Self-Sabotage and Resistance
8:30

Each month we create a new video for those who support us through our membership program – this video is one of them. To gain … Read More ›

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Dec 06, 2018
Nietzsche and Jung: Myth and the Age of the Hero
10:28

“Here we have our present age … bent on the extermination of myth. Man today, stripped of myth, stands famished among all his pasts and … Read More ›

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Nov 22, 2018
The Problem of Anger – How to Use the Power of Your Dark Side
9:01

We are lived by Powers we pretend to understand.  (W. H. Auden) Of all the powers that shape our life, our emotions stand out both … Read More ›

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Oct 31, 2018
The Psychology of Depression – How To Ruin Your Life
10:00

“I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.” (John Keats) Rare is the … Read More ›

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Oct 15, 2018
Why Passivity Breeds Mediocrity and Mental Illness
8:37

“This is one of the most urgent problems for civilized man. He has created civilization to give himself security. Security for what? For boredom? His … Read More ›

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Sep 27, 2018
Performing Therapy On Yourself: Self-Knowledge and Self-Realization
8:19

Why do so many people fail to flourish? And what can we do in our own life to ensure we do not succumb to the … Read More ›

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Sep 10, 2018
Social Media and The Psychology of Loneliness
8:52

“All man’s history is an endeavor to shatter his loneliness.” (Norman Cousins, Modern Man is Obsolete) In today’s world, with all the technologies built to … Read More ›

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Aug 21, 2018
The Addict in Us All: How Smartphones are Creating a Population of Addicts
7:51

“Speak not of gifts, or innate talents! One can name all kinds of great men who were not very gifted. But they acquired greatness, became … Read More ›

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Jul 30, 2018
Epictetus and Stoicism: The Wisdom of the Slave Philosopher
7:05

“Always to seek to conquer myself rather than fortune, to change my desires rather than the order of the world, and generally to believe that … Read More ›

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Jun 30, 2018