Joshua van Asakinda is creating a new philosophy.
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Thank you for joining me on Patreon!

Although my written work touches upon many genres- from poetry to fiction to non-fiction, and everything in between- this particular project will focus primarily on my philosophical and psychological work. The central questions of my work, both philosophically and psychologically, are questions of nihilism, meaning and manhood, the various consequences of the digital revolution on social systems, and the necessity of resurrecting the warrior tradition. For those keeping track, my work is essentially a evolution of classicism, but a very particular strain of classicism- it is the classicism of old school manhood, of Sparta, and of the Samurai.

I call my philosophy Virilis, from the Latin word for manhood & masculinity.

My work has been heavily influenced by a number of thinkers, including Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Campbell, Wilde, Jung, and others. If you appreciate any of these, you will no doubt appreciate my work as well. And if you do not, you should probably pass it by.

Decisions, decisions.

This project will include a number of threads: Virilis, ParaBellum, and ParaBellum: Tactics. Virilis pertains specifically to my philosophy, and will essentially be my own personal blog. ParaBellum is a streamlined version my personal development system, while ParaBellum: Tactics is a more in-depth version of the same, with additional material pertaining to interpersonal strategies, or what I like to call "PsyTac," as in "Psychological Tactics."

If you find yourself intrigued, please join me today. There are beautiful things waiting just beyond the horizon, if only we have the courage to venture there...

Sincerely yours,
Joshua van Asakinda

Biography

Joshua van Asakinda is First of the Zenshida’i, and faithful to Buddho-Taoism. He holds a master’s degree from American Military University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied psychology and philosophy. Long ago, he traveled the world in search of himself. Now he is a writer, among other things. But the thirst for self-realization remains, and so he looks forward to whatever may be waiting for him upon the Way.
Tiers
Patron I
$1 or more per month
Patron level I members will receive:


- A free PDF copy of Slay the Maiden!

Patron II
$5 or more per month
Patron level II members will receive:


- A free PDF copy of Slay the Maiden!


- Free access to my Virilis thread, a weekly blog about my philosophy!

Patron III
$10 or more per month
Patron level III members will receive:


- A free PDF copy of Slay the Maiden!


- Free access to my Virilis thread, a weekly blog about my philosophy!


- A free PDF copy of both Oracle: Ninety Days to a New Life & Oracle: Nine Rules for a New Spirit!

Patron IV
$25 or more per month
Patron level IV members will receive:


- A free PDF copy of Slay the Maiden!


- Free access to my Virilis thread, a weekly blog about my philosophy!


- A free PDF copy of both Oracle: Ninety Days to a New Life & Oracle: Nine Rules for a New Spirit!


- Free access to ParaBellum, my own personal development system!

Patron V
$50 or more per month
Patron level V members will receive:


- A free PDF copy of Slay the Maiden!


- Free access to my Virilis thread, a weekly blog about my philosophy!


- A free PDF copy of both Oracle: Ninety Days to a New Life & Oracle: Nine Rules for a New Spirit!


- Free access to ParaBellum, my own personal development system!


- Free access to ParaBellum: Tactics, which includes advanced concepts pertaining to my own personal development system!

Patron VI
$100 or more per month
Patron level V members will receive:


- A free PDF copy of Slay the Maiden!


- Free access to my Virilis thread, a weekly blog about my philosophy!


- A free PDF copy of both Oracle: Ninety Days to a New Life & Oracle: Nine Rules for a New Spirit!


- Free access to ParaBellum 1, my own personal development system!


- Free access to ParaBellum: Tactics, which includes advanced concepts pertaining to my own personal development system!


- The honor of being listed by name as a Legacy supporter on the front page of my Patreon!

Goals
2 of 9 patrons
This is a humble goal, but an important one (anyway, nine is my favorite number). With like minds and a great deal of passion, there is nothing that cannot be accomplished.
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Thank you for joining me on Patreon!

Although my written work touches upon many genres- from poetry to fiction to non-fiction, and everything in between- this particular project will focus primarily on my philosophical and psychological work. The central questions of my work, both philosophically and psychologically, are questions of nihilism, meaning and manhood, the various consequences of the digital revolution on social systems, and the necessity of resurrecting the warrior tradition. For those keeping track, my work is essentially a evolution of classicism, but a very particular strain of classicism- it is the classicism of old school manhood, of Sparta, and of the Samurai.

I call my philosophy Virilis, from the Latin word for manhood & masculinity.

My work has been heavily influenced by a number of thinkers, including Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Campbell, Wilde, Jung, and others. If you appreciate any of these, you will no doubt appreciate my work as well. And if you do not, you should probably pass it by.

Decisions, decisions.

This project will include a number of threads: Virilis, ParaBellum, and ParaBellum: Tactics. Virilis pertains specifically to my philosophy, and will essentially be my own personal blog. ParaBellum is a streamlined version my personal development system, while ParaBellum: Tactics is a more in-depth version of the same, with additional material pertaining to interpersonal strategies, or what I like to call "PsyTac," as in "Psychological Tactics."

If you find yourself intrigued, please join me today. There are beautiful things waiting just beyond the horizon, if only we have the courage to venture there...

Sincerely yours,
Joshua van Asakinda

Biography

Joshua van Asakinda is First of the Zenshida’i, and faithful to Buddho-Taoism. He holds a master’s degree from American Military University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied psychology and philosophy. Long ago, he traveled the world in search of himself. Now he is a writer, among other things. But the thirst for self-realization remains, and so he looks forward to whatever may be waiting for him upon the Way.

Recent posts by Joshua van Asakinda

Tiers
Patron I
$1 or more per month
Patron level I members will receive:


- A free PDF copy of Slay the Maiden!

Patron II
$5 or more per month
Patron level II members will receive:


- A free PDF copy of Slay the Maiden!


- Free access to my Virilis thread, a weekly blog about my philosophy!

Patron III
$10 or more per month
Patron level III members will receive:


- A free PDF copy of Slay the Maiden!


- Free access to my Virilis thread, a weekly blog about my philosophy!


- A free PDF copy of both Oracle: Ninety Days to a New Life & Oracle: Nine Rules for a New Spirit!

Patron IV
$25 or more per month
Patron level IV members will receive:


- A free PDF copy of Slay the Maiden!


- Free access to my Virilis thread, a weekly blog about my philosophy!


- A free PDF copy of both Oracle: Ninety Days to a New Life & Oracle: Nine Rules for a New Spirit!


- Free access to ParaBellum, my own personal development system!

Patron V
$50 or more per month
Patron level V members will receive:


- A free PDF copy of Slay the Maiden!


- Free access to my Virilis thread, a weekly blog about my philosophy!


- A free PDF copy of both Oracle: Ninety Days to a New Life & Oracle: Nine Rules for a New Spirit!


- Free access to ParaBellum, my own personal development system!


- Free access to ParaBellum: Tactics, which includes advanced concepts pertaining to my own personal development system!

Patron VI
$100 or more per month
Patron level V members will receive:


- A free PDF copy of Slay the Maiden!


- Free access to my Virilis thread, a weekly blog about my philosophy!


- A free PDF copy of both Oracle: Ninety Days to a New Life & Oracle: Nine Rules for a New Spirit!


- Free access to ParaBellum 1, my own personal development system!


- Free access to ParaBellum: Tactics, which includes advanced concepts pertaining to my own personal development system!


- The honor of being listed by name as a Legacy supporter on the front page of my Patreon!