The Max Marmer List Re-Awakens

Re-posting the reboot email of the email list, now 23,000 strong.

This email marks my first email update since June 2019.

It was not long after that time that I realized I needed to execute a major pivot or strategic reorganization for the multi-decade long, multi-dimensional ecosystem it is part of my life mission to construct.

Further development of both TrueSelf and Startup Science were put on indefinite pause, but will be rebooted sometime in 2021.

For those familiar with the Integral Models of Consciousness regularly articulated in synthesized and upgraded form in my decade plus of work, it is plain to understand that Capital is attached to people at particular Levels of Consciousness and they generally only fund projects at their own Level of Conscious Development or lower.

I.e. The Orange Level also known as Modernists/ Rationalists/Materialists/Traditional Capitalists — fund projects that advance their worldview.

During my time fundraising for TrueSelf over the course of a few years, where I raised ~$600,000 over two rounds, I discovered the financial field of Integral Consciousness is virtually non-existent. Now, in some ways as a result, I have turned my attention to initiating my dharmic instantiation of this financial field and ecosystem myself. From a Normative Systems Theory Perspective, I have deemed this to be one of the most important choke points and leverage points for the future flourishing of Humanity in the 21st century.

Fortunately, I had already began prototyping projects in this domain in 2015 as the realization of the importance of building a new set of financial institutions anchored at a higher level of consciousness began to intuitively seep into my awareness.

When I finally positioned all my projects and life structure into a new form of stabilization in the Spring of 2020, I was able to effectively and efficiently focus my attention on the new strategic direction of building the financial infrastructure for the next paradigm.

Within the Startup Science Framework, which I have pioneered through my work as a founder of the StartupGenome and Startup Science, I can confidently claim we have Product/Market Fit and Problem/Solution Fit across a variety of these financial institutions, with successfully prototyped offerings with 7, 8 and 9 figure clients, that includes a repeatable, systematic input process and an output that has generated results in the top 1% of all hedge funds in the world in 2020, on an incredibly leanly financed and sparsely populated operation.

My business partners and I are getting ready to begin opening our doors to explore working with aligned individuals from our wider respective networks and advance each project into its next stage of the Startup Lifecycle —as defined by the Startup Science Management Science Paradigm.

Expect to see next level financial services in the realms of High Net Worth Wealth Management, Financial Education and Seed Funds in the coming months.

(Relatedlywe have a lot of positions we are currently hiring for, or would love advisors for, so if you or someone you know would resonate with this call to arms, do reach out with a link to a linkedin profile, bio and introduction).

One public offering I have created where this work is being seeded is a free Facebook group called “Multi-Dimensional Money and Investing”, that now has a few hundred members and is growing quickly after a light soft launch a few weeks ago. You’re welcome to join if you feel called.

I created this facebook group a few weeks ago primarily as a way of giving back by exploring how I could pass along some of the knowledge, wisdom and tips I can relatively easily dispense, since I’m already so heavily immersed in the financial fields everyday, anyway.

I hope it can help my values-aligned friends not only make more money, but more importantly learn how to think about the multi-dimensional nature of money and investing, so they can be on their way to creating more financial abundance and freedom in their life — sparking a virtuous cycle as they use this freedom and abundance to create the better world that is collectively ours and ultimately the one *I AM*.

In the midst of this strategic transition, I chose to cease publicly releasing my writing — taking a break of writing anything on social media for over a year. I restarted my writing on my 30th birthday with a Facebook post in early September.

In the 4 months since, I’ve continued to write actively on my Facebook page but have not shared my work in larger public channels as I have formerly done.

This Newsletter update marks the beginning of that phase transition.

I will likely migrate key pieces from my last 4 months of writing on Facebook to my blog for both accessibility and posterity’s sake — but in the meantime you can find my content on my Facebook page here.

A majority of my posts, essays and video transmissions are public and as such you can find them when you follow me there. For many years, Facebook has been my first channel of public release, where I am able to feel its essential effect as it hits other beings outside of my own worldspace, which then gives me the chance to further refine my work and share it in more scalable channels such as this email list, which has grown quite large over the years.

Another major development in my life is I have entered into deep union with the gorgeously potent, unmistakably disruptive Feminine Being known as Gillian Pothier. We met in May 2019 and within 2 months soon found ourselves spending everyday together as we adventured to numerous power spots around the world, from idyllic mountain villages to Kauai to Sedona.

We have now set temporary, indefinite roots down in the majestic mountains of Santa Barbara with an ever present view of the sea from the windows of our home.

Gillian is the yin to my yang and a keeper of the Codes of Feminine Eros. She is known for writing Facebook essays that ripple through the social media collective with potent, eloquent, incisive Feminine Grace. In fact the virality of her first essay on Facebook that cascaded into my field from multiple directions was how we struck up our first conversation. You can follow her on Facebook here.

Together, we hold a Powerful Polarized Field as we rest in our respective Masteries of the Masculine and Feminine Energetics. We are just beginning to reveal more of our relationship to the world, sharing and teaching from our lived experience, modeling highly polarized, energetic templatization to the Collective for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see.

On Monday night we recorded our first live stream together giving a situational update on the Great Awakening that is currently taking place on Earth.


Stay tuned.

To your Multi-Dimensional Great Awakening,


An Invitation to Ponder

“I think everybody is looking for something that they already have.”

“You might not actually be who you think you are.”

“It’s just realizing that you are already complete.”

“Ego tries to convince us to go after this Immortality that we already possess.”

“Everyone is looking for god and everyone is god. It’s just now what do you want to do. There’s nothing you need, it’s just play.

Nothing you do is going to add anything to you, and nothing you do will take anything away from you. It’s all play.”

So many understand these truths conceptually but don’t live by them.

I invite you to ponder, what is in the way of making this deeper conceptual truth a deeper pervading felt sense of embodied living and action?

Here is a list to start the pondering:

Intention. Standards. Commitment. Practice. Repetition. Willingness to endure discomfort. Willingness to surrender. Willingness to let your identity structure and plans for life die…with a trust and faith that what is true and pure cannot be destroyed by the fire.

Welcome to My Workouts


I have a soft, sweet and sensitive side.

I have a deeply contemplative, scholarly and spiritual side.

This is my warrior side.

To paraphrase the great poet Walt Whitman,

Do my parts contradict themselves?
Very well then I contradict myself,
I am large, I contain multitudes.

In an era where men increasing fall into two camps: 1) Assholes or 2) Heartfelt and Lost…

My closest brothers and I are a stand for the next emergent frequency of Masculinity.

One that cultivates the raw, passionate, intensity of the Primal Warrior, directing that energy into Purpose and Love.

A strength that is ferocious in its power yet precisely guided by elevated and compassionate moral principles.

This Masculine Energy is feared by many as violently unsafe…

And while there is truth that this energy is dangerous if not cultivated or wielded correctly,

This danger is inherent in any emergence along the Metaphysical Strand of Power.

And a widespread collective cultivation of a new Integral Masculinity is one of the pre-requisites for…

Transforming the status quo of a world whose dominant trajectory is presently Existential Chaos.

And yet I remain confident that new energies along with inner and outer systems are coalescing which will Unfuck The World.

The Following is the Realest Shit on Finding Your Purpose

If you are not deeply in touch with your purpose, your life is very likely unconsciously filled with activities and habits to numb you from this lack.

The only way out is through.

Going straight into the eye of the storm of your suffering and coming out the other side reborn.

In the Way of the Superior Man, by David Deida:

“Austerity means to eliminate the comforts and cushions in your life that you have learned to snuggle into and lose wakefulness. Take away anything that dulls your edge. No newspapers or magazines. No TV. No candy, cookies, or sweets. No sex. No cuddling. No reading of anything at all while you eat or sit on the toilet. Reduce working time to a necessary minimum. No movies. No conversation that isn’t about truth, love, or the divine.

If you take on these disciplines for a few weeks, as well as any other disciplines that may particularly cut through your unique habits of dullness, then your life will be stripped of routine distraction. All that will be left is the edge you have been avoiding by means of your daily routine. You will have to face the basic discomfort and dissatisfaction that is the hidden texture of your life. You will be alive with the challenge of living your truth, rather than hiding form it.

Unadorned suffering is the bedmate of masculine growth. Only by staying intimate with your personal suffering can you feel through it to its source. By putting all your attention into work, TV, sex, and reading, your suffering remains unpenetrated, and the source remains hidden. Your life becomes structured entirely by your favorite means of sidestepping the suffering you rarely allow yourself to feel. And when you do touch the surface of your suffering, perhaps in the form of boredom, you quickly pick up a magazine or the remote control.

Instead, feel your suffering, rest with it, embrace it, make love with it. Feel your suffering so deeply and thoroughly that you penetrate it, and realize its fearful foundation. Almost everything you do, you do because you are afraid to die. And yet dying is exactly what you are doing, from the moment you are born. Two hours of absorption in a good Super Bowl telecast may distract you temporarily, but the fact remains. You were born as a sacrifice. And you can either participate in the sacrifice, dissolving in the giving of your gift, or you can resist it, which is your suffering.

By eliminating the safety net of comforts in your life, you have the opportunity to free fall in this moment between birth and death, right through the hole of your fear, into the unthreatenable openness which is the source of your gifts. The superior man lives as this spontaneous sacrifice of love.”

There is no alcohol or drug that can match the natural high of being in your calling.

— Billy Alsbrooks

My Rhythm

Finally hit a wall and needed to take my first weekend off in 2018, 6 weeks in.

When you are chasing multi-dimensional greatness you run on a different rhythm.

Aside from a few extended periods of depression, where I needed to shut everything down and do deeper cleansing and integration work, I’ve been pushing myself to exhaustion in this rhythm since I turned 13.

Study the greats.

Take inspiration from the greats.

Live your soul’s unique expression of greatness.

Elon Musk

Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. If other people are putting in 40 hour workweeks and you’re putting in 100 hour workweeks, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.

Kobe Bryant

If your job is to be the best basketball player you can be, to do that you have to practice and train, you have train as much as you can, as often as you can. So if you get up at 10 in the morning, train at 12, train for 2 hours, 12-2, you have to let your body recover, so you eat and recover, you get back out and train from 6-8 and then you go home, eat, shower, go to bed do it again. Those are 2 sessions. Imagine you wake up at 3, train 4-6am, eat breakfast, relax, go back at it 9 to 11, then you’re back at it again 2-4, then back at again 7-9…look at how much more training I’ve done by starting at 4am. You do that as the years go on, the separation you have with your competitors and your peers, just grows larger and larger and by years 5 to 6, it doesn’t matter what type of work they’re doing in the summer, they’re never going to catch up, because they’re 5 years behind.

Will Smith

I’ve never really viewed myself as particularly talented. I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working. While the other guy’s eatin’? I’m working. While the other guy’s making love, I mean, I’m making love, too. But I’m working really hard at it.


Yeah uh, look, fuck all that happy to be here shit that y’all want me on
I’m the big homie, they still be tryna lil’ bro me dog
Like I should fall in line, like I should alert niggas
When I’m ’bout to drop somethin’ crazy and I say I’m the greatest of my generation
Like I should be dressin’ different
Like I should be less aggressive and pessimistic
Like I should be way more nervous and less dismissive
Like I should be on my best behavior
And not talk my shit and do it major like the niggas who paved the way for us
Like I didn’t study the game to the letter
And understand that I’m not doin’ it the same, man, I’m doin’ it better
Like I didn’t make that clearer this year
Like I should feel, I don’t know, guilty for saying that
They should put a couple more mirrors in here so I can stare at myself
These are usually just some thoughts that I would share with myself
But I thought “Fuck it”.

The Great Lie of Wealth Expropriation

Good article on Wealth Inequality and the problems with Redistributive Government Wealth Programs.

That said I’m in favor of lower taxes and universal basic income that is at least partly funded by stock in S&P 500 companies, so rising corporate wealth is a tide that can lift all boats.

“By the time you finish reading this article, some six hundred people from all over the world will have escaped poverty.

In 1990, 35% of the world population lived in extreme poverty. Today, that figure has fallen to 10.7%, according to the World Bank .
In 1987, there were 660 million poor people in China. After its economy opened, that figure has fallen to only 25 million . In the same period, in India, the number of poor citizens has been reduced by more than one hundred million people.
Additionally, 140 million people join the middle class every year.
Despite these achievements, we are living in a time when these excellent news are ignored to focus on interventionist messages about wealth. You will read that “1% of the world controls 87% of wealth” and things like “if the ten richest people in the world gave up their wealth there would be no poverty”.

The 635 million Chinese who have escaped poverty in the last thirty years disagree. They are delighted that China is the country where most millionaires are created every year and where the middle class grows the most, and thanks to prosperity there is a “growing inequality” that is not negative at all, but positive. Inequality was 0.30 when China was starving. It is 0.50 today and the vast majority of Chinese citizens are richer and better-off. Over the last 30 years, urban disposable income per capita in China grew at an impressive 13.2% annually while the share of the population that lives in urban areas increased from 22 to 53%.”

‘You can’t time markets’ is simply an excuse that people who aren’t good at it make. God Bless them and their whining. We need them on the other side of the trade. – Keith McCullough, CEO of Hedgeye