My Journey Through Ancient History, Spirituality, & Manhood

I haven't been active at all on this blog for quite a while now. Most of my time has been devoted to the joint blog/coaching site that I share with my buddy Thaddeus, ErisFit. Here we concentrate on one of my many passions, biohacking. What I have come to realize over the past few months is that even though I love that topic, there are somethings that I want to write about that don't exactly fit that mold. That is the main reason that I decided this morning to use this blog as my muse and write about things that I am learning and passionate about BESIDES biohacking and optimal performance.

So going against the typical blogging wisdom to stick with one subject, this blog will be about various topics that interest me. I think that in a way they are related in what I am calling an Evolution of Mankind. I'm not talking Darwin's evolution theories here but the evolution of where we came from and ultimately where we are going and the skills that we may need along the way.

Ancient History/Pre-History

One of the everlasting passions in my life has been an overwhelming desire to learn about ancient cultures and civilizations. We have lost so much knowledge over the centuries and with that a connection with our past.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana

Learning about history has always fascinated me. Every year it seems like something new is discovered that could rewrite conventional history but most of these things don't see the light of day either because it goes against what has been taught to us or because some "expert" doesn't think it is important enough to completely change our paradigm.

I think thats bullshit! ANY new discovery that goes against history as we know it is extremely important!

Take for example the FACT that artifacts from Pre-Columbian America prove that cultures from around the world were visiting the Americas long before Christopher Columbus sat foot here but history books still say that Columbus discovered America.

This is just one small example but it speaks volumes to how much of our history is wrong. It is my goal to learn as much about these subjects as possible. Let me know if there is anything that really interests you about ancient history.

Religion/Spirituality

I know the term spirituality is thrown around quite a bit by new agers so I want to clarity that what I am talking about is our connection or relationship with the divine. 

This ties in very well to the previous topic of ancient history. Before the explosion of monotheistic religions like Christianity, religions were specific to individual cultures.

I believe that there are truths within many religions and to be honest if you look at stories throughout most religions you will find startling similarities.

It is my goal to study all of these to better understand the people that came before us and ultimately our reasons for being here.

Family/Manhood

I am constantly striving to be a better man for not only my family but also for myself. As a husband and a father to four young boys being the best man I can be is something I think about daily. 

As Jack Donovan put it in his book, The Way of Man, 

"There is s difference between being a good man and being good at being a man."

I am interested in both.

Being a good man is important but will mean different things to different people and will be influenced by the culture you live in. I always strive to be a good man even though I sometimes fall short.

Being good at being a man is something that has remained relatively unchanged since the beginning of time. This is what Jack Donovan is talking about in his books The Way of Man and Becoming A Barbarian.

Bushcraft/Primitive Skills

I think this fits very well in with being good at being a man. Having the skills to survive and provide for your family in an emergency situation is paramount to keep them safe. There is also the connection to our past and the ancestors that came before us.

There is something so gratifying about being able to go in to the woods with next to no gear and still survive. Not to mention the calmness and spiritual connection I feel when deep in the forest.

Conclusion

These are some of the topics that I am most interested in but I am sure that more will pop up as I go along. Hopefully you enjoy what I write about, but if not, I don't really care. I'm doing this for ME as a kind of journal for my life interests and what I am learning. I do hope that I can help other people find as much joy in these subjects as I do.