Appearance on Men Of Purpose Podcast

I have a new podcast appearance on the Men on Purpose Podcast that I’m excited to share with you.

Here’s how Emerald Peaceful GreenForest the host of the show describes it:

“Speaking of BURSTING – I’m bursting with excitement to bring the Magnificent Max Marmer to you today – listen CAREFULLY to this interview – you could review it maybe several times – pause, let the words really sink in and then go listen again!

Max is THAT kind of guy – who when he opens his mouth or more accurately directs his energy and intention – amazing things happen! There is so much juice in this interview I seriously want to make the time to listen again myself.

We covered a huge range of topics from Biohacking to Startups to stock trading to confidence to dancing to what it means to be a polymath. WHEW! Please, I’m asking SERIOUSLY, listen with focused attention to today’s episode.

How do you develop the courage to jump off a ledge and ‘assemble a plan on the way down’? Max Marmer believes that confidence comes from knowing who you are and developing that. So what tools are out there to help you achieve that kind of self-understanding and clarity of purpose? And how exactly do you practice stepping into your courage, developing confidence as part of your skill set?
Today, Max sits down with Emerald to explore his early awareness of multidimensionality and how he navigates between maps and territory to further his understanding of himself and the universe. He explains the concept of biohacking, sharing how he utilizes its principles to increase his energy and mental sharpness. Max walks us through the life cycle of a successful startup, discussing how self-awareness and clarity of purpose have contributed to his confidence as an entrepreneur and the dynamic tools for self-understanding offered by his new company TrueSelf. Listen in for Max’s insight around the power of integrating across disciplines and the opportunity for men to design a new model of masculinity in the current cultural moment.

What You Will Learn
Max’s early awareness of multidimensionality

How Max navigates between maps and territory to understand himself, the universe

How Max leverages biohacking to increase energy and mental clarity

Max’s take on the crossover between the inner and outer world

How Max uses applied kinesiology to identify his body’s needs

The life cycle of a successful startup





The idea of confidence as a practice and a skill

How self-understanding and purpose informs confidence

How Max employs faith to endure the darkness of the ‘crash and burn’

How Max’s new company TrueSelf offers dynamic tools for self-understanding

The definition of a polymath

How power and innovation comes from integrating across disciplines

The opportunity to develop a new model of masculinity in this cultural moment”.

And I encourage you to check out episodes with other Purpose-Driven Brothers Michael Hrostoski and Satyen Raja

Pithy Post Potpourri – Winter/Spring 2018

If you and your partner(s) can’t both reliably access a state of awakened awareness beyond the ordinary sense of self then any exploration of non-monogamy will inevitably lead to an increase in pain and suffering.


When you lose your cool, when you get triggered do you tell yourself to raise your game and live up to a higher standard?

Or do you justify why it was okay to lose your cool and ascribe fault to other people and external circumstances?

This is one of the key regular decisions that separates the extraordinary humans from the ordinary.

I love my morning meditation view so much.

There is a reason yogis go to the mountaintop.

The sparkling, harmonious, blissful, spacious, luminous nature of reality is unassailably clear.

People who don’t utilize the tool of debt and credit in their life have been afflicted by a false sense of lack.

They lack sufficient belief in themselves.

And they lack a willingness to invest in themselves for the long run and to bet on themselves.

The question for analyzing whether debt and credit is worth utilizing is very simple:

Can you create more value, faster with the money you are loaned than the interest rate you are given?

One of the worst decisions the masculine can make is to seek comfort.

The masculine grows through setting big goals, pushing to exhaustion and then savoring accomplishment in the recovery phase before setting a new bigger goal that lies beyond the new expanded comfort zone.

From the higher perspective there is no such thing as rejection.

There is just energy jostling around trying to find its way into proper alignment.

From the higher perspective there is no such thing as failure.

There is just feedback about what needs to be improved and recalibrated.

Black Panther was so much better than the Last Jedi.

Plot and Story Arc.

Character Development & Consistency.

Visual Effects.

Empowering portrayal of Cultural Minorities.

…the script for Luke Skywalker was particularly terrible…acting like someone who was never a Jedi

…so many of the Star Wars characters felt like forced affirmative action plays rather than authentic casting.

…One disappointing feature of the Wakandan’s was that for being so technologically and culturally advanced in many dimensions, they still had an Ethnocentric Worldview when looking to the outside world, opining about how to help downtrodden and oppressed blacks around the world rather than how to help downtrodden and oppressed humans with their technological prowess.

All for now. No time to be a detailed movie critic.

I am currently reading the Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo.

Who else has read it?

My personal website is titled In Quest of Super Humanity and I’m coming to see how my intuitive guidance has been (previously unbeknownst to me) plugged into the same source as Aurobindo’s, especially with respect to his articulation of the Supermind and its Divine Unfolding through Humanity’s Involutionary Process.

Your body is an instrument that the Consciousness of your Soul learns to play.

An Evolved Soul is therefore a masterful musician.

Back on my own again and restarting my cooking skills after 2 years of dormancy.

Immediately noticing a shift in my relationship to food preparation as I’ve deepened my relationship to the fundamentally universal nature of subtle energy in all things.

Succinct infographic of a lot of misguided class warfare and anti-wealth sentiment from the Liberal Left.

Always remember that how we react to every moment of our life will reinforce either our negative habits or positive habits. No matter how challenging life may be, each moment can be seen as either a problem or an opportunity. If we can understand this, we can start to bring our entire life to the path.

~ Chamtrul Rinpoche

You might ask, ‟If I have Buddha nature, why can’t I perceive it right now?”

It is because, like gold hidden in its matrix, that nature is hidden by our habits that we have accumulated since beginningless time. These habits have been created by our disturbing emotions and then reinforced by the actions that those disturbances have produced.

~ Shechen Gyaltsab

The ultimate nature of the mind is empty and without basis. It is intangible like empty space. But this is not a nihilistic view. Self-arisen, primordial consciousness is original, clear consciousness. Self-arisen and self-illuminating, it is like the essence of the sun.

~ Guru Rinpoche


Investment, Instinct, and Insight

The recent Bloodbath in Crypto is why I keep encouraging people to practice proper Asset Allocation and Risk Management practices.

I will now happily take some of the big recent gains I made in the stock market while all the indexes have been hitting all time highs nearly every day since the new year and rotate some of that capital into crypto now with so many coins oversold.

Remember, the winning market strategy is to buy low and sell high, but your instincts want to make you do the opposite: Chase Momentum and Panic Sell.

The mantra to succeeding in trading is Buy Dips, Sell Rips.

The mantra to succeeding as a long term investor is: Hodl & Chill.

My Current Cryptocurrency & Economic Forecast

I expect the crypto-market to follow a trajectory similar to the Internet Bubble.

Attached is 36 year graph of the NASDAQ.

Crypto will dramatically change the world not just through hype and speculation, but through its revolutionary applications.

But it will take 5-10 years of hard won engineering and trial & error.

Prices will get ahead of value and there will be a rapid run-up and rapid decline.

It many ways the Crypto-Market is Internet 2.0.

Crypto is reimagining the web with a new secure protocol that enables many new decentralized applications.

I expect us to hit the peak in about 2 years with a total market cap 1.5x to 2x bigger than the internet bubble due to inflation, the accelerant of social media and that the world’s global economic infrastructure is 20 years more mature.

This gives a Peak Crypto Total Market Cap Price Target of 10-15 Trillion.

We are currently hovering close to 800 Billion in Market cap.

I think Bitcoin will fall as the #1 most valuable cryptocurrency within the next year to Ripple, Ethereum, Cardano, EOS or IOTA.

Personally I’ve got a fairly diversified portfolio of about 40-50 alt coins. That’s around the number that is recommended for proper diversification for angel investments in startups, which is what all these alt coins effectively are — early stage tech products/companies.

I pick alt-coins using the criteria of an angel investor (market opportunity, team, vision, traction, competition, status quo…with the additional factor of public receptivity due to the hype factor being such a large determinant of returns).

I swing trade a little bit and take profits off the runners and invest it into smaller alt-coins. I added to my cost basis to have around a 10% total portfolio allocation. This portfolio has run up 200-300% in just the last 6 weeks and so is already a much higher total portfolio allocation. I keep the other 90% in a diversified stock portfolio that are mostly options for leverage. I will probably let the crypto portfolio ride to the peak and try to get out somewhere within 20% of the top, rather than rebalancing the crypto portfolio.

I even arbitraged off some new 0% credit cards and a small amount at 20% interest just for fun to see if I could beat the rate — I have.

What’s scary for the whole global financial system is that there are many reports of people taking out a 2nd mortgage on their house to buy Bitcoin. So the crypto bubble bursting will likely be one significant catalyst for the next Global Financial Crisis, especially as the fall from its peak lines up well with timelines for the next recession which will likely become a depression due to all the accelerating negative feedback loops to the downside: The Current Tax Reform Bill being an excessive stimulant in the late stages of a bull market cycle, excessive government debt around the world, Geo-political instability, and stretched stock-market valuations.

When this happens I hope to be sitting pretty with a shiny bag of put options shorting the market.

For now, I’m enjoying riding the euphoria.

The future portends to be highly volatile, my friends.

Stay alert. Stay ready. Be dynamic.

What are your forecasts for the crypto-market compared to my own? And how are you personally positioning your finances?

The Quantum Physical Correlates for Grand Unified Panpsychism

Remember last month when I posted about a Grand Unification Theory of Consciousness, Physics and Time Travel?

This article describes a plausible scientific mechanism of action.

Also remember that Philosophy and insight through Direct Subjective Experience (often through consciousness-heightening methods like Meditation or Psychedelics) will always be ahead of Science.

The Meditatively-Informed Philosophers are the true Trailblazers— The Innovators. The Early Adopters.

Most Scientists are merely Late Adopters checking our work…

Once the measuring instruments and math finally catch up.

But most will never actually be able to understand what we’re talking about due to insufficient consciousness development and the sunk cost of investing in an inferior Incommensurable Paradigm.

Elon Musk is overrated

Elon Musk is an amazing entrepreneur but as a World Savior he is probably the World’s most OverRated.

1. Tesla at this point is just a luxury car brand. Electric Vehicles and Solar are inevitable developmental trends where there will be plenty of competition and no clear winner.

2. Space X is largely irrelevant to the future of the human race. It is Inner Space not Outer Space that is the edge of evolutionary progress. Premises about backup plans and inter-planetary species are severely flawed.

3. Solar City couldn’t succeed on its own.

4. Paypal is a pedestrian payments company.

5. His A.I. Fear mongering is misguided and wasting people’s time and money on an irrelevant problem.

6. Neuralink as far as I can tell is Reductionistic, committing the pervasive errors of Right-Hand Subtle Reductionism.

7. The Hyperloop is an incremental transportation innovation not a transformational one. Again the primary error is an inner space vs. outer space bias. Work is increasingly being virtualized. By the time Hyperloop is functional, if it is even scientifically possible, we will have 3D immersive virtual reality. There are other major axiomatic and trend based errors embedded in the project hypothesis as well.

I remain open to being impressed by new products and companies he creates, but that is HYPE-athetical at this point.

As for his intention, drive and work ethic, I am incredibly inspired.

Why Ray Kurzweil, Elon Musk, and Stephen Hawking Don’t Really Understand Artificial General Intelligence

Watching a recent Sci-Fi short called ‘Post-Human’ by Ray Kurzweil ( reminds me of a topic that has come up in conversation often in the last year:

“How Artificial Intelligence will affect the Future of Humanity.”

Unfortunately, all the main “thought leaders” being quoted on this topic: Ray Kurzweil, Nick Bostrom, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, are in my opinion, severely off-base.

And I have some intense critical essays to write on this topic, in the next year or so.

These “thought leaders” all show a fundamental disconnect with the Cutting Edge of Understanding in a plethora of fields and subjects essential to developing a Good, True, Beautiful and Loving Artificial Intelligence, such as: Consciousness, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Morality, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Intersubjectivity, Subject-Object Dualism, Human Potential and Human Fulfillment.

“Thought leaders” scaring people with off base pontification is one thing.

But what I fear most is those people who have these Erroneous Ontological Assumptions about Reality being the ones who are spearheading the creation of Artificial Intelligence. For the Erroneous Assumptions in one’s Consciousness inevitably makes it into the Artifacts of one’s Creation.

Which is a fancy way of saying, if the people who create Commercially Successful AI have shitty assumptions in their worldview, they will create enormously powerful, God-like AI with shitty assumptions programmed into the AI’s worldview. If this happens it will likely cause Humanity to suffer deep and grave consequences.

The Future of Humanity likely depends on getting Artificial Intelligence right.

So it is a cause I’m committed to majorly contributing to when the time is right.

“Man is a rope, tied between beast and overman–a rope over an abyss…
What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end: what can be loved in man is that he is an overture and a going under” – Nietzsche

In Favor of Non-Local Consciousness

If the Universe-as-a-Simulation Hypothesis is correct…or the very least where we are somewhere not near the beginning of a chain of intelligent civilizations then the theory that some part of Consciousness does not wholly reside in the brain but rather comes through us like a radio receiver is also probably correct…because the same thing is now happening in our current technology landscape where data and processing increasingly live in the cloud and are downloaded onto the hardware on an as needed, just in time basis.

This follows because the universe shows the pattern of self-similarity all the way up and all the way down (the most popular example of this being Fractals). So the developmental design patterns we converge on as optimal for guiding our technological evolution are very likely the same design patterns present in the evolution of consciousness and humanity.

Having said all that I’m not sure I’ve found anyone’s writing who I believe as the optimal balance between information processing of Consciousness “in-the-cloud” vs. “on-the device”. Almost everyone I’ve read are on the extremes of the path.

Like the liberation of the Buddha-Mind, I prefer the middle path.

Transparadigmatic Evolution

So much yes to this transmission of wisdom.

I particularly appreciate the historical grounding here of how paradigm’s of physics are long lag harbingers of transformations in the paradigms of subjective thought.

This is a beautiful synthesis of the wisdom of the East and West and the developmental continuum that lies before us.

Yasuhiko is a self-described transdisciplinary, transparadigmatic entrepreneurial philosopher and I am a self-described transdisciplinary, transparadigmatic philosophical entrepreneur.


A significant aspect of the problem of the world overlooked.

That is, virtually all critical problems that we have today arise within the framework of duality (e.g., the haves vs. the have-nots) and virtually all discussions that we have in order to solve those problems arise within the framework of duality (e.g., capitalism vs. socialism).

Thus, the problem, the diagnosis, and the solution come to exist inside the same dualistic paradigm and the same antagonistic framework. Therefore we see two parties come together to fight over how to bring peace to the world.

The American Revolution took place as a societal expression of the Newtonian Scientific Revolution in the Age of Reason. We still think in the language of the 18th and 19th century. The language used and the logic expressed in economics and political “science” are still that of the Newtonian Age, and it is the language and logic of duality.

The next societal revolution, the societal revolution of the 21st century, will need a different language, a different logic, a different paradigm. As the American Revolution of the 18th century was an extension of the Scientific Revolution of the 17th and 18th centuries, so will be the next revolution an extension of the Quantum Revolution of the 20th century.

A new revolution that defines the 20th century began on December 14th, 1900, when the physicist Max Planck presented his work on black body radiation at the German Physical Society in Berlin, which led to the development of quantum physics that has had a profound, epochal, and lasting influence not only in the fields of physics, science, and human knowledge as such, but also in the very logic that underlies thought: “quantum logic” that transcends the seeming contradiction of quantum particles being simultaneously particular and wavier (in the quantum, not the classical, sense).

The ternary logic that transcends duality has existed for millennia in the East and the West, in the esoteric philosophical traditions, but the inquiry into this “quantum paradox” brought to the fore the transcendental ternary logic of ‘the included middle’—into the domain of rational discourses outside and beyond the obscure ancient esoteric spiritual philosophies or metaphysics. Transcending duality is no longer only a matter of individual “spiritual/philosophical enlightenment” but an urgent issue of collective societal transformation and evolution.

What I call the transparadigmatic omnicentric state of mind or consciousness and the omnicentric synarchical world are possible only when a significant percentage of humanity begins to think and act transdualistically. There are 6,000 distinct languages and 10,000 distinct ethnic cultures, and in-between there are 8,000 academic disciplines to study everything. It is utterly ridiculous and futile to try to centrally control the destiny of humanity and the world (“world government”). What is required is translinguistic, transcultural, and transdiciplinary approach for which the transparadigmatic mind is essential.

For this reason, within this transparadigmatic framework, I support everyone’s attempt at creating a new world in the spirit of alignment beyond agreement, while pursuing my individual path that is the creation and advancement of the omnicentric and synarchical freeorder in the world, for which second-tier free market economy is a partial precursor. Those who share the same orientation can join me. Those who do not, I support you wholeheartedly so long as you do not interfere with my/our path. An open and rational criticism is welcome. I/we will not interfere with your path, while I/we will reserve the right to offer you a constructive criticism.

There will arise a cooperative competition amongst various approaches and we will continue to dynamically integrate and improve what works from our and your approaches, while we will continue to discard what does not work. And thus we participate, in alignment beyond agreement, in the continual evolution of the world. – [source]

Speculation on Cosmic Civilizations

Friend: Today I learned there are 1,000 trillion planets in the universe that can support life. One thousand trillion!

Me: The evolutionary developmental transcension hypothesis model formulated by my close friend John M. Smart, would in my interpretation predict that we don’t meet 99% of them till we are ready to reproduce a new baby universe through an intelligent black hole a couple hundred years after the coming technological singularity around 2050-2070.

We might get to meet a couple other civilizations before then who are close enough in the light cone, but there is <99% probability these civilizations have already gone through their own technological singularity already and transitioned to a post-biological technologically etherealized society.

There is a chance they will transparently interact with us, teach us things and support us, but only when human civilization has enough unity, empathy and systematic global interdependence to be able to magnanimously interact with a more powerful post-humanoid civilization and not freak the fuck out.

In the meantime I have heard there is some credible classified information that these post biological civilization in our neck of the multiverse’s woods may be supporting us hidden in the shadows, to make sure we don’t kill ourselves like the immature childish civilization we are. This is why children have parents. So they don’t kill themselves when they are learning how to exist in the world. Intelligent civilizations in the universe likely follow a self similar pattern to the biological relationship of children and parents. We are not ignored because the higher consciousness of these more technologically advanced post human societies necessitates a greater divine paternal and maternal mortality. Other life will not come to kill us has Hollywood has deceived you continuously for their own fear mongering profit. Only transcendently beautiful, pure, highly moral societies will successfully transition to post human eras. The rest will inevitably self destruct by the laws of integral systems theory.

Speculation on Cosmic Civilization based on the extrapolation of cutting edge systems theory and integral philosophy over and out.