Bound by Glorious Burden

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
― Haruki Murakami

As it seems to be the case in many of my posts, this article is inspired by a rather heated debate that was happening on Twitter today between Rollo, aka The Rational Male, and Pat Stedman, but that actually isn’t what we’re going to discuss today.  What we’re going to discuss is an interjection by Ivan Throne within the exchange.  He brings up the topic of a man’s burden: Continue reading “Bound by Glorious Burden”

Filthy Rags

A few months after I got baptized into the LDS church, I had a good Protestant friend of mine invite me to go on this backpacking trip with him and his parents. I thought nothing of it, I hung out at their house many times over the years. My friend and his parents were always doing outdoor adventures. We start off at a meadow early, then climb up this mountain, then scramble along this ridge until we come to the trail to this lake. By the time we get there, it is late in the evening, and we set up camp.

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Appreciate Nature’s Balance

Today we’re going to cover a video that solidified my beliefs in what we’re trying to do here at A King’s Castle.  You could call this a part 2 to my article on Your Levels of Influence.  Nature is a powerful force and very adaptive to many things thrown at it.  That being said, it is like any other machine and if a cog is removed, the whole system suffers or begins to fall apart. Continue reading “Appreciate Nature’s Balance”

Manosphere Maxims

Early this week, our AKC Twitter profile broke the 800 follower count, a huge milestone for our site and message.  In celebration of this event, I have decided to compile some great Tweets circulating around the Manosphere community.  These tweets run the gamut of topics, but all are about making you a better man.
Some of the Tweets are pretty straightforward, while a few may take some time reflecting to really understand the deeper messages being conveyed.  Enjoy, gentlemen!

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Way of the Warlord: Phase 1 Update

Last week we started our new Way of the Warlord program here at A Kings Castle.  This is designed to be an interactive physical, mental, and martial arts program where the authors of the site give out a two week challenge to the readers to better ourselves and become better men.  Today’s post is the mid point update where we will share our questions, triumphs, difficulties, and advice.

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All You Have To Do…

This is a guest post by Victor L. Vogt.  You may visit his site here.  The AKC crew would like to thank Victor for his submission and hope to see more of his work posted here in the future.

Is change the way you think and you will change your life, no matter

what situation you are in or your circumstance – the way you think

about it will determine how you feel about it and that will result in

your attitude – Continue reading “All You Have To Do…”

13 Daily Virtues: Introduction

This is the introduction to a multi-post series I will revisit in the future.

I recently stumbled upon a set of principles that Ben Franklin used to develop his character at age 20.  He actually developed a system and carried a card around with each of the virtues on it, along with a check box for each of the week.  Each time he disobeyed a virtue, he’d check it off for that day.  Today I’ll go over each virtue, and how it relates to our modern day, as well as red pill theory and life as a whole.

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Don Your Armor

“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals.  The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.”

-Jesse Owens

For countless millennia, men have waged war.  We have sacrificed blood, sweat, tears, time with loved ones, and often our very lives all to ensure a brighter future for our descendants. Over the many thousands of years of bitter conflict, we adapted – no, adapted isn’t accurate…

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Transcending the Red Pill

To preface this article, I would not consider myself a Red Pill guru, though I have been part of the Red Pill community conversing with many knowledgeable men for 3 to 4 years now.  I still have many topics to both learn and master, but during my digital travels I have noticed something that has troubled me.

Throughout many sites and platforms, men gather to discuss issues such as game/frame, fitness, politics, religion, and finances.  This is all well and good, but there always seems to be an underlying cynicism on many of the sites Continue reading “Transcending the Red Pill”