Cole Knowlden, Kenyon Adamcik, and Kwamin Marshall are three comics who explore bad self-help advice and then try to use in their own lives

New Episodes Every Monday

Listen on Google Play Music
Listen on spotify

The Way Of The Wizard

October 1, 2018

Show Notes:

Link To Book We look at Deepak Chopra's The Way Of The Wizard, a self-help book that teaches you to live more like Merlin from the King Arthur stories. As we look into the book, we discover that the stories that Deepak uses to teach lessons on life are not actually historical King Arthur stories, but Deepak’s own Merlin fan-fiction inspired by the stories of King Arthur. Deepak also claims that Merlin, the fictional character, is the greatest western philosopher and that inside all of us is a wizard like Merlin, which his book will help you recognize. We read the backstory of Merlin and find out that he’s kind of a bad person and you probably shouldn’t model your life off him. Merlin steals King Arthur as a baby and locks him in a cave until he’s an adult. He chases Arthur around with a butchers knife. He also pretends to not recognize Arthur when he becomes king. The more lessons we read the more confusing the self-help becomes. “Look behind yourself to find you unlimited self”, “ultimate love is when you’re unattached”, and “A Wizard can turn the time-bound into the timeless” are just some of the vague self-help statements we get from Chopra. But, eventually, we do glean some advice we can use throughout the week. 1. Strip the labels from people and yourself 2. Find the wizard within 3. Treat every act towards you as an act of kindness One week later… Kwamin went the way of the wizard and did not show up to the podcast, because “a wizard does not recognize time.” Kenyon struggled to find practical ways to implement the self-help because of the vagueness of Deepak’s lessons. Subscribe, Rate, and Review on iTunes - Link Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook