Annals of Dread Game

Someone mentioned in the comments the other day about how there are so many quality articles that were published well before many of you were regularly following us.  With the suggestion of pulling some of our older posts from the archives, I present you dear readers with a few of my favorite posts from the 12 Levels of Dread series along with a quick description of each  to give you an idea of the topics covered in each article.

Writing about the 12 Levels of Dread in detail was an enjoyable experience as I felt there was much left unsaid in the original Reddit post on the subject.

For those of you who are new and are still navigating through the hundreds of posts on A King’s Castle, I hope you glean something of value from these articles.   Continue reading “Annals of Dread Game”

ZFG Revisited

J.Nyx often writes about the ZFG mentality and why each man should begin incorporating this mindset into their life.  ZFG, or “Zero Fucks Given,”  is one of the Red Pill concepts that simply states a man shouldn’t care about what others think about them.

Some guy at the bar lobs an insult at you? Ignore it.

Wife tries to pick a fight? Laugh it off.

ZFG has its merits, I would never argue against that, but it is possible to take the ZFG mentality too far to where it has negative repercussions on your own life and the lives of those close to you. Continue reading “ZFG Revisited”

The Red Pill Rift

The Red Pill community has been experiencing some growing pains as of late, with most of the discourse being on social media between Red Pill advocates, those who have abandoned the Red Pill, and those who never identified as Red Pilled, but shared many common principles and ideals.  I am going to start taking to calling this situation as the Red Pill Rift and attempt to diagnose why it is occurring and if this means the end of the Red Pill. Continue reading “The Red Pill Rift”

Book Review: Hunter Drew’s “31 Days to Masculinity”

I recently finished Hunter Drew’s  Men of March campaign which is a program that brings men together to work through his book 31 Days to Masculinity.  For those of you not familiar with Hunter, he is a long standing member of the red pill community, originally helping other men improve their marriages in the MRP section of Reddit before finally creating his own site.  Above all, he encourages men to live authentic lives – be true to themselves and to those they interact with. Continue reading “Book Review: Hunter Drew’s “31 Days to Masculinity””

Are You a Good Man or Good at Being a Man?

I recently read through a conversation some men were having on Twitter about fatherhood and masculinity in general when the topic of being a good man versus being good at being a man came up.  I forget who all was involved in the conversation so I apologize for not crediting the men who provided me with this idea.

This comparison highlights an underlying issue I see within the Red Pill community and is rarely addressed.

Look through any Red Pill site and you will find dozens, if not hundreds of articles centered around self-improvement, fitness, money, game, style, but rarely anything deeper.

Why is that? Continue reading “Are You a Good Man or Good at Being a Man?”

How To Unleash Your True Intellectual Potential (And The Psychology of Belief)

Humans are interesting creatures.

Despite our ability to think “rationally,” our underlying emotions and physiological needs take priority over our higher cognitive processes. Still, our brains have incredible potential to understand the world within the abilities of the less evolved structures of our brain and our sensory function.

I mention our “less evolved” brain structures because we still have to contend with our physiological needs, our emotions, and the aspects of our ego that prioritize keeping us alive before they help us understand reality. I mention sensory function because one should keep in mind that there’s many wavelengths of light we can’t see, frequencies of sound we can’t hear, and scents we cannot smell.

But even with these limitations in mind, our potential to maximize our understanding of the world is excellent. Continue reading “How To Unleash Your True Intellectual Potential (And The Psychology of Belief)”

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”

Pick Your Battles

“He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.”

-Sun Tzu

Introduction

Inspired by a section of yesterday’s article, I decided I would elaborate on the subject of picking your battles.  The Manosphere is full of articles about attacking problems and situations head on, but there are very few posts on when it’s best to sit back and patiently wait for the proverbial noose to tighten around your opposition’s neck.  Continue reading “Pick Your Battles”

Red Pill Authors: English History

The next entry in the series of red pill authors is a man who is known for his gripping historical fiction. He deals mainly with historical figures of the British Isles, which so happens to be my favorite historical topic seeing as how that’s where most of my family comes from. So here we go.

Bernard Cornwell

Looking back, of course, it was irresponsible, mad, forlorn, idiotic, but if you don’t take chances then you’ll never have a winning hand, and I’ve no regrets.

Continue reading “Red Pill Authors: English History”

Pretty Little Lies

“People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies.”

– Don Miguel Ruiz

Introduction

A lot of the ills that the Red Pill community face every day are based off a plethora of topics that have either been purposely misconstrued or downright fabricated out of thin air in an effort to destroy the traditional family structure.  These lies and falsehoods have had serious implications for any man seeking to start and raise a stable family with them as the head of the household with their wife as their second in command.  To an extent, most modern women have been at least partially indoctrinated with some of these lies and as we covered earlier this week, some are far beyond redemption. Continue reading “Pretty Little Lies”