Here you will find information on all of our projects, such as Heroic Theory, a new paradigm in psychology influenced by classical philosophy, and ZenTactics, a revolutionary personal development system informed by Heroic Theory. Furthermore, here you will find links to both Patreon, a digital crowdfunding project for fans of our work, and Patriarch, an upcoming non-profit project directed towards the mentoring of boys and the revitalization of traditional conceptions of manhood in America. Finally, we have begun a personal blog, and provided links to all of our written works, including Slay the Maiden; Tyger, Tyger; Brothers in Blood, and Other Tales; Oracle: Ninety Days to a New Life; Oracle: Nine Rules for a New Spirit; and the upcoming Profiling the Left and Stranging the Beautiful Noise, among others.
Throughout my life, I have always been fascinated by the way of the warrior, and thus drawn to the study of classical philosophy, both European and Oriental. Though in some ways worlds apart, I began to see that there was an underlying similarity between all these cultures, whether Spartan or Samurai, whether medieval knight or modern day Marine, and that they all held an essentially uniform worldview differentiated only superficially by culture and language. Still, they all shared a similar spirit. And this spirit, which had up until recently been handed down from generation to generation throughout the ages, I call the Tradition.
This Tradition is depended upon a singular truth: That there is no mastery but mastery of the self.
However, after the birth of Marxism and the subsequent post-modern philosophical movement, the Tradition fell under attack. Today, whether in the form of Judaeo-Christian conservatism or general respect for traditional models of manhood, it is openly condemned as yet another system of "patriarchal oppression," whatever that means. As a result, the West has been abandoning this ancient ideal for generations now, and the result has been culturally catastrophic, for by abandoning the notion that mastery is and must be an internal phenomenon, the West has also abandoned the notion that the individual either has power over himself or is responsible for himself, and this is dehumanizing because it re-makes men into slaves- to God, to nature, to destiny, to circumstances, to civilization, etc.
This philosophical poison has taken the world of psychology by storm as well, whether psychologists are aware of it or not. By assuming that the locus of responsibility for fulfillment is external rather than internal, proponents of modern psychology have turned the natural order of things topsy-turvy, the result of which has been a kind of exaggerated psychological fragility, and thus the inability of the individual to function in the world.This dysfunction has only been exacerbated by the fact that we live in an age characterized by endless distraction, and in this distraction, we lose ourselves: We lose our sense of self-determination; we lose our sense of self-respect and our sense of self-control; we lose even our very sense of selfhood, replacing it instead with material gain, and with various psychological and physical pleasures. None of these, however, can fulfill us, for they all deny the problem: That we do not know ourselves.
The resulting cultural fixation upon triviality is a long, slow path to self-destruction, and we are all of us on it to some degree or other. But we need not be; we can be free, and this freedom is made possible through the development of self-mastery, which is the purpose of Heroic Theory.This is not, however, merely a cultural criticism, but also a call to return to the old way of traditional manhood, in order to revitalize our world, which is in such dire need of the kind of leadership that only a strong and virtuous manhood may provide.
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However, if we are to solve the problem, the solution must not only be philosophical; it must be practical. For this reason, I have endeavored to apply the principles and practices of classical cultures throughout history to the modern world in order to resurrect the transformational potential within each and every human being- one person at a time. To this end, I offer personal development services both person-to-person in the greater Las Vegas Valley, or digitally via FaceTime or Skype around the world. All ZenTactics services are rooted in Heroic Theory, while each session is personalized to fit the unique goals and tools of the individual within the boundaries of that conceptual framework.
For those interested in own personal development who do not want to wait for the upcoming book on ZenTactics to be published, please consider buying the Oracle protocol, a two-book self-help program that I like to refer to as Heroic Theory Lite, and which is available on Amazon through the following link: