#36 | Video Games, Violence and Healing the Shadow Lover - Eivind Skjellum
The Mythic Masculine
My guest today is Eivind Skjellum, an expert in the field of archetypes and masculine psychology. He is also the founder of Reclaim Our Inner Throne, a three month program aimed at guiding men through an initiatory framework of transformation. In our conversation today, Eivind shares about his earlier challenges with chronic fatigue syndrome, and how that forged his creativity to craft the Inner Throne framework. We discuss our childhood experiences with video games and their impact on our mythological worldview, as well as the dangers of young men left in the underworld where isolation can turn to rage. And finally, he speaks of the importance of male mentorship to model a life of purpose and service to the world, which is ultimately the hero’s quest young men crave. Support this podcast http://patreon.com/ianmack Join the Conversation http://themythicmasculine.com/network
“Like a lot of men, we may not act and speak in accordance with our deeper beliefs.” (click to tweet) yourresultsradio.com/42 Society is shifting. Today, more than ever before, we see and hear people confused about the big topics: the meaning of work, gender identity, how to be a good person. It is in this transformational time that we must seek out tools and resources to help guide us towards the anchors of truth. That’s why for today’s episode, I brought on the one and only—Eivind Skjellum. Eivind is the creator of Reclaim Your Inner Throne, which he founded while in the midst of a profound initiation due to chronic health issues, death of family members and the loss of everything that had given his identity form. He then discovered how to take men on a similar journey in just three months, and with way more support than he himself had. Eivind is a recognized expert in the field of archetypes and masculine psychology, a true visionary and trailblazer, and a leading figure in burgeoning men’s movement. In this discussion, he unpacks all things related to masculinity—and how we can find an identity to embody. Download this episode today to learn how to be man! “In the moment where I commit to someone else is when I fully take it seriously.” (click to tweet) Highlights Many men harbor shame because they haven’t given a positive definition of what that means Without male role models, it’s hard for fathers to give their sons the identity nourishment they need Understand that knowing what your deeper beliefs are is a privilege Accountability locks in when you commit to someone else Ask people you really trust for all the ways you are fake “I’m not willing to compromise when it comes to truth.” (click to tweet)
Reclaiming Your (Primal) Masculinity w/ Eivind Skjellum (024)
Men, This Way
Do you feel disconnected from your father, grandfather(s) … from Life? Do you feel disconnected from your wild nature? Do you yearn for a deeper connection … to yourself? I really enjoyed this conversation with Eivind Figenschau Skjellum of Norway. His company, Reclaim Your Inner Throne, a rich expression of men’s work that, among other ... Read more
#95: Strength, Freedom and the Hero’s Journey – Eivind Skjellum
As we get older, life becomes more complex. We find ourselves in the midst of loss, challenges, heartbreak — inevitable experiences that are not easy to deal with. Today’s guests walks men through these challenging times to reclaim their power and innocence. http://traffic.libsyn.com/manalive/heroesjourney-Eivind.mp3Show notes Think about the last time you found yourself in a challenging situation or transition. It may be right now, or it may have been a while ago. It may have felt like a small dip or a deep chasm. Take a moment to call it to mind. Whether you’re thinking of a major life change or a smaller daily struggle, consider what got you through this challenge and what got in the way… Did you turn to books, articles or experts? Or was this information too theoretical?Did your inner critic make things harder for you or did you manage to “tame” it so you could take your next step?Did you turn to friends, mentors or family or did you turn away from help?It’s clear we can’t avoid challenge, loss and heartache throughout life. But we do get to choose HOW we face these difficulties. And we create more or less suffering for ourselves as a result of the mindsets we hold, the contexts and stories we believe and the ways we choose to isolate or connect. Today’s Man Alive Podcast guest, Eivind Skjellum, is very familiar with challenges and transitions. He guides men through deep, archetypal work to reclaim everything from power to innocence. He is committed to waking up one million men before he dies and works hard to make this happen! In today’s conversation we discussed: How to reclaim your kingly natureThe importance and facets of the hero’s journey for men How to consciously fall apart during hard times, rather than be pulled into the underworld How to navigate life after the fantasy of youth fades away and reality reasserts itself Empowering ways to reframe life and access more strength and freedomI’ve been reading the Narnia series with my son. Just this week we were exploring the depths of the underworld. I was reminded of how facing challenges helps us recognize and build our capabilities. And how it tends to be the darkest time before we find a new place of light. Whether mild discontent or deep dissatisfaction, dark nights have their purpose. When you descend into the underworld consciously you gain access to power, truth, intimacy, passion…the aliveness we celebrate here at Man Alive!May your journeys bring you more fulfillment than you even knew possible. Links:Inner ThroneShana has been known for her ability to assess, in just a few minutes, the cause of dissatisfaction and stuck points in your profession and love life. Then she creates a clear and unique path for you to have true success and incredible love. Get 15 minutes of support with your biggest love or leadership challenge here. There’s no cost and no catch. If, at the end of the call, you decide you want more support, we’ll schedule another call for you to discuss. Bio:Eivind Figenschau Skjellum is the founder of Reclaim your Inner Throne, an organization spearheading both a renaissance and an evolution of archetypal men’s work.He is passionate about waking men up from the trance that so many find themselves in, and is always exploring how to reach and serve more men in living lives of service and purpose. His work takes inspiration from the Jungian lineage, especially the late Robert Moore PhD, and his defining work on the King, Warrior, Magician, Lover archetypes. Eivind is currently busy preparing the new Inner Throne Academy, where he and experts in many fields will provide trainings on everything from archetypes to sexuality, addiction, marketing etc.Eivind is committed to waking up one million men before he dies, in service of the overarching Reclaim your Inner Throne vision of “A World where People thrive”.The post #95: Strength, Freedom and the Hero’s Journey – Eivind Skjellum appeared first on Shana James Coaching.
The Essential Rite of Passage for Men with Eivind Skjellum [Episode 005]
Ignited With Meaning
In this interview with Eivind Skjellum from Norway, we cover some really interesting topics like how Hollywood helped Eivind found a purpose where meditation did not, the challenge of fatherhood, and a deep dive into the ideas of purpose and calling. Eivind now runs a rite of passage for men called “Reclaim Your Inner Throne.” […]
Men’s work Facilitator Eivind joins me to discuss masculinity. We go over his experience of realising that he couldn’t meditate out of manliness, rites of passage and the phallic intrusion, the call and the heroes journey, the initiated man, feminised culture, entrepreneur as adventurer, Jungian archetypes, integrity vs tyrant integrity and free flow, balancing warrior and lover, and king and magician, the “master key”, the power of stories, blessings of the king, shifting between archetypes with the body, gender in Scandinavia, feminism and postmodernism, the domesticated male, manliness and dangerous, what mature women are like, the gender wars, Reclaim Your Inner Throne and trusting the body. https://www.inner-throne.com/
Eivind Skjellum: The Problem with Modern Masculinity – 003
Inner Truth with David Newell
Eivind Sjkellum is the founder of an online men’s initiation process called Reclaim Your Inner Throne and a leading figure in the international men’s movement. I caught up with Eivind to learn about the problems with masculinity today, how archetypes help us understand the reasons and how ritual process can bring men into a fully integrated sense of themselves.
What is masculinity in the 21st century? For this episode I sit down with Eivind Skjellum in his apartment in Oslo to talk about love. I found Eivind through this podcast with Charles Eisenstein https://soundcloud.com/charleseisenstein/eivind-skjellum-the-inner-throne and felt inspired by what I heard. The work he does with men in his transformational 12 week online training program sounds amazing! Reclaim your Inner Throne http://www.inner-throne.com
Eivind Skjellum: Journey through the Archetypes (E13) - A New and Ancient Story
A New and Ancient Story: The Podcast
This conversation with the Norwegian men's coach and teacher Eivind Skjellum is a deep and at times raw introduction to an extraordinary transformational map Eivind has created (or, more accurately, that he has discovered). Created for men, I think it has impact on anyone who encounters it. The places he describes carry a profound psychic resonance: the City of Slumber, the Point of No Return, the Meeting with the Mapmaker of the East, the Abyss, the Demon's Feast, the Beauty Path, the Encounter with the Black Knight, and many more. This conversation is part of my online learning journey, Masculinity: A New Story. If you'd like to access the entire series, you can do that here: https://newandancientstory.net/learning-journeys/masculinity-a-new-story/.