Archetypes can be defined as the primordial modes of being, sets of behavior, or energies that we as humans occupy on both biological and psychological levels. Archetypes were largely explored and described by psychiatrist Carl Jung.

The second Jungian masculine archetype we are covering in this series is The Warrior. It is the most misunderstood archetype in our culture, often connected with unnecessary violence and tyranny. However, in its full expression, The Warrior is needed in order to bring about productive change in the world. We discuss  how this archetype manifests in its childhood and mature versions, and talk about its characteristics and some well known versions of it like The Bully, The Hero, The Sadist, The Nice Guy etc.

"A man who is obsessed with his success has already lost."

In This Episode Of Future Thinkers:

  • Characteristics of The Warrior archetype
  • Aggression as the positive trait — making effort to succeed, being assertive, and having initiative
  • Shadow version of The Warrior in childhood — The Bully
  • How The Hero manifests in childhood and adulthood
  • The suppressed aggression in a Nice Guy
  • Why today's society sees no need for aggression and actively discourages it
  • The Warrior as a force of creative destruction
  • The highest traits of this archetype — discipline, focus, open awareness, adaptability, humility
  • The Sadist and The Masochist as dysfunctional polarities of The Warrior
  • Examples of warriors from popular films and culture
  • How to integrate this archetype in a pro-social and productive way

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With this episode, we are starting an eight-part series on the topic of masculine and feminine archetypes that are present in our culture. The first of the four masculine archetypes we are covering is The Lover. We talk about its positive and negative aspects in relation to the masculine psyche, and how it manifests in childhood and adulthood. Also, we share some ideas and advice on how to experience and embody The Lover in a healthy way.

In This Episode Of Future Thinkers:

  • The manifestations of Lover Archetype in the developmental phase of a child
  • Oedipal child's desire for connection in its healthy and shadow versions
  • Mamma's boy and Dreamer types of a child
  • The misconception of the Lover Archetype in the Western culture
  • Lover Archetype in adults and its shadows
  • The characteristics of an Addicted and Impotent Lover
  • Expansion and deep connections as the spiritual side of The Lover
  • How to encourage sensitivity and embodiment of a healthy Lover Archetype

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/73

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To explore this topic, we start with the idea that for 99% of history, humans were hunters-gatherers and evolved to live a very different lifestyle — spending time outdoors and tightly connected to their communities. Now that we live indoors, sitting in front of a computer, not socializing or exercising sufficiently, eating processed food, our modern lifestyle is not in line with our nature, and that is the major factor of the present epidemic of depression.

IN THIS EPISODE OF FUTURE THINKERS:

- Evoking the life of our ancestors to learn more about our modern life
- Invisible stress factors from our environment that contribute to depression
- Media consumption as an important influence factor for feeling helpless and depressed
- Training ourselves to pinpoint the exact cause of our distress
- Increasing self-sovereignty as an important tool for overcoming depression
- 6 simple steps to alleviate depression symptoms
- The importance of daily routines and habits to shift your state

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/72

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Today we talk about the value of novelty as one of the basic human needs. A sense of novelty is something that many people seek out and use different tools to achieve. Going back thousands of years, psychedelics or meditation were used to achieve novel states of consciousness, and these tools can still be used today.

We discuss how to induce the state where everything feels new as if seen through the eyes of a child. We talk about the language and conceptual overlays that stand between ordinary consciousness and the state of being immersed in the raw experience of the world.

IN THIS EPISODE OF FUTURE THINKERS:

- How we use language to fit all of our experiences into existing conceptual frameworks
- Why the state of uncertainty makes us uncomfortable
- Why stability is useful and why we need to make sense of the world
- The utility of being in a state of newness
- Novelty as alchemy — how to make that experience part of everyday life
- How meditation helps us get into the state of openness
- Using psychedelics as a tool to remove the analytical overlay and use our primary senses
- What would global society look like if we would collectively tap into our raw perception
- Why being able to exist in the state of uncertainty makes you more adaptive

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/71

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Our guest in this episode is Pia Mancini, a political scientist and activist from Argentina, who has spent most of her career researching and experimenting how we can upgrade democracy for the modern world. She is the co-founder of Open Collective, which supports groups to quickly set up a collective, raise funds and manage them transparently, and Democracy Earth, an open source and decentralized democratic governance protocol for any kind of organization. Today we talk about how democracy can function better in the age of internet, why we are seeing signs of the return of the city-state, how to build a self-sovereign identity, pros and cons of liquid democracy, and how to enable large scale cooperation in decision making.

IN THIS EPISODE OF FUTURE THINKERS:

- Why democracy is outdated and which aspects of it need to be upgraded

- How the trust in society is shifting from present political systems to technology based solutions
- Flow and access to information as a primer purpose of future political systems
- Pros and cons of liquid democracy and how to build it on a global scale
- How nation states are being challenged by cryptocurrency
- The rising power of cities and possible return of city-states to the world
- The minimum capabilities and structures that a city of the future needs to provide for its citizens
- The challenges of building a self-sovereign identity that is resistant to civil attacks
- What structures are useful to test and implement in order to deal with problems such as climate change or extremist governments

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/70

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In today's world of either broadcasting or consuming information, people seem to have forgotten how to really listen. In this episode, we explore how we have arrived at this point where we can no longer listen to other people or our environment, and how to re-learn that crucial skill. We talk about different ways of listening, frameworks we can use to understand people better, as well as practical steps towards becoming better listeners.

IN THIS EPISODE OF FUTURE THINKERS:

- How being immersed in a constant noise of information affects our mind
- The lack of opportunities to be still and listen to someone else or your environment
- Listening as a three-dimensional experience
- The goal of active listening and the "ping test"
- Possible causes of unwillingness to understand others' perspectives
- Did people's attention skills really decrease in recent years?
- Practical ways to improve our listening skills
- Using the internet to express yourself and characteristics of online interactions
- Different frameworks for understanding people's behaviors and basic needs
- Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/69

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In this episode, we talk about our experiences with the digital nomad lifestyle and how it has shifted our perspectives on the world over the past six years.

This modern-day nomadism also relates to the tribal nomadic lifestyle that humans led for thousand of years before agriculture was invented. We discuss the benefits and downsides of this kind of life, and how our relationship to time, location, finances, education, future, different cultures, politics, and society have changed with the experience of being digital nomads.

IN THIS EPISODE OF FUTURE THINKERS:

- How and why we became digital nomads
- The journey of attaining time freedom, financial freedom and location freedom
- Cultural differences between the East and West, and the relativity of global problems
- Ancient roots and causes of nomadic lifestyle
- Being adaptive as the crucial capacity of nomadic life
- Fostering variation, novelty, and making your life a creative exercise
- The future of states and services they provide for digital nomads
- Pros and cons of a nomadic lifestyle
- What is a radical self-responsibility mindset
- Implications of a nomadic lifestyle for child-rearing and education
- Long-term travel as a form of initiation
- Learning to live with uncertainty as a key skill for the future

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/68

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In this episode we talk about adaptability as one of the most important skills to have for the future. The current chaotic state of the world often leaves people feeling scared and helpless. We discuss how to move into a more resourceful mindset. We talk about mental flexibility, self-sovereignty, modern nomadism, minimalism, the need for retooling, and other options that can help us become more adaptive and transition more readily into the world of the future.

IN THIS EPISODE OF FUTURE THINKERS:

- Practicing self-sovereignty instead of offloading responsibility to external entities
- How to build mental flexibility to adapt as fast as possible to the rapidly changing world
- Re-adopting a nomadic lifestyle as one possible response to the state of the world
- Re-framing the collapse of current systems as a transition into a new state of being
- The importance of retooling in order to overcome the feeling of helplessness
- Why it is useful to adopt a minimalist mindset instead of accumulating possessions
- How to hold multiple perspectives and frameworks at the same time
- How to overcome fear of competition and be more specific about your goals
- Building meme tribes of the future

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/67

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In this episode we are discussing the concepts from the book "Finite and Infinite Games" by James P. Carse. It's a great book that explores game theory as a general framework for how to operate in life. It applies to every area: work, relationships, business, politics, how we treat nature etc. We talk about what finite and infinite games are, and how to recognize which game we are playing. We also go over examples and practical applications that can help with gaining perspective and making wiser choices.

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/66

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Dean Radin talks about how esoteric and magic traditions connect with modern studies of parapsychology, and the growing body of scientific evidence for what people think of as psychic phenomena.

Show notes: https://www.futurethinkers.org/65

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