The Zen Of Being A Warrior Poet – How To Dominate Your Physical And Mental Performance

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Meet Aubrey Marcus (pictured below right).

Aubrey calls himself a “warrior poet“.

I first met Aubrey at Dave Asprey's “Biohack Your Life” event. He was born in Southern California in 1981, the son of a futures trader and professional tennis player. He went on to graduate magna cum laude from University of Richmond in 2004, with a double major in Philosophy and Classics, and then he founded a marketing and investor relations company, where he cut his teeth helping both public and private clients raise capital and fuel growth.

And then Aubrey went off the deep end.

He ventured deep into the heart of jungles to drink mind-altering ayahuasca beverages, sparred around the world with top level MMA fighters, and learned how to sit in peaceful meditation for literally days at a time.

In today's audio interview, I interview Aubrey about this fascinating life, and his newer ventures as CEO of  the company Onnit

aubreymarcusDuring this interview, you'll learn…

-What holotrophic breathing is and how to do it…

-How to use shrooms, adaptogens, and other such supplements to get smarter and get a physical edge…

-How ayahuasca works and what it feels like…

-How Aubrey Marcus manages travel, the busy life of a CEO and training…

-And much more.

Aubrey talks about his products “ShroomTech” and “AlphaBrain“, and I mention my own “mind altering” adaptogenic herbs that I use called “TianChi” and “Inner Peace“.

Leave your questions, comments and feedback below, and Aubrey or I promise to reply.

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9 thoughts on “The Zen Of Being A Warrior Poet – How To Dominate Your Physical And Mental Performance

  1. yenifer says:


    I can not see the interview?

    Thank you!

  2. Mohammed Syed bin Glockenspiel says:

    Aubrey once told me he was “gonna get the high score on that Bill Cosby guy.”

    I still have no idea what he meant.

  3. Max says:

    At least he is telling many people about these good things, you got to do what you got to do sometimes

    1. Nikko says:

      Why hate on him? Everyone finds their own path. His appearance/ body, his financial success and his business/ marketing acumen have nothing to do with his spiritual value. Who are you to dictate absolutes or speak to the experiences of other people. His products work, unlike 95% of the bullshit out there. He and his team are very honest about who and what they are. Why do you feel that a person can’t be spiritually and socially conscious and ALSO kick ass in business and life? You have a narrow, limited world view. How sad.

  4. kim says:

    When I come on the “onnit” site,many remarks about wanting Onnit products,but can’t afford them.Do you help them? Or are you just another bullshit sales that is using mma to make more money on regular products. Aubrey sounds obsessed with one thing “Aubrey”. The guy is talking about meditation,and all the old relaxation music,yet he is ripped,like Rogan, who uses many peds including hgh, which would mean he is full of shit.Anyone who goes in an ashram for some time cannot be high,on steroids,mushrooms or ganga.I have done everything he has done,but I was always told astral travelling is highly dangerous when using.I used to do chakras, meditation,taichi,and have been places he would never go,and he just sounds fake.If you really feel like a teacher,you have to let go of your ego,and this guy has a huge ego. Nobody ever replies to my questions. I was doing this in the 70s80s and 90s,but I was always using, and I knew I was conning myself. I guess Aubrey is so obsessed with sucess he forgets about what his goals really are. Anyone who promotes mushrooms is kind of immature,as it has to be a personal thing.How can this kid tell me about mushrooms,when I was injecting everything before he was born. Shame on m e

    1. andy says:

      Everyone’s journey of self discovery is an intensely personal experience and as a result it always sounds egotistical, because it’s personally empowering. It’s probably a worthwhile exercise to look inside yourself and discover why you have such a strong emotional response to this guy, a bit of meditation may help ;)

    2. BorisJunior(at)Rambler.Ru says:

      What a great insight from a long-term practitioner on the spiritual path! I was really amazed that at least one person could spot a fake “blob of light” out there. And ‘a strong emotional response’ is well warranted here indeed. Why would any self-respecting person sit quietly in the presence of a “well-meaning” bully who “bestows” on you as well as the generally empty-minded general public this surrogate half-baked wisdom of using natural drugs coupled with heavy-duty activity to achieve some sort of ‘opmimization’, ’empowerment’, ‘potential’?! It’s understandable that he has a standard to uphold and a level to reach. The allegiance to the corporate world imposes a certain requirement too. What’s the point in providing a product that has real tangible value and is free, when you can offer a pill with an ephemeral effect at a cost? Everyone who is not clueless understands that the nowadays society is obsessed with only-too-much-hiped-up smart phones that kill time, sweat-yoga classes that destroy the balance, plant extracts that give a false sense of energy and well-being. So why not exploit it for a fee? But there is nothing in there that leads one to the spot where he proclaims he can lead his tribe to. It is a crime to direct people astray, and so is to sit calmly and watch it happen. Quite a bit of meditation does help achieve some clarity of (mental) vision to grasp the truth behind certain things or else what’s the point in its practice – to fill the space in a crowded room or/and dull youself to not understand the obvious?

    3. Travis says:

      Look at his podcast now and hear him out. I think you would be surprised.

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