How did I get (back) on the Warrior’s Path?
In this article I would like to share a little about how I launched Warrior School and how I found the Warrior’s Path. However I am not going to talk much about what Warrior’s Path itself means because we cannot cover this topic in such a short article and it will bring up more questions than answers. So this will be more about the practical ways of the school.
My journey of finding Warrior’s Path started 14 years ago with a very nice crisis where everything went south - my marriage was in crisis, I had quit a successful career and all my businesses were losing money. So everything became really difficult and this brought me to the search of why I'm here and what's my purpose in this life. After a few years, I found Warrior’s Path, and this felt very familiar as if I have been walking on this path already before.
From that point on, I have been looking for ways to pass on this material to other people because I do resonate very strongly that this is my purpose in life - to be the one who can introduce and guide people on Warrior’s Path.
During my business career, I was working together with Rain Kivisik. In 2013 we met again after 5 years and it turned out we both had gone through similar internal crises and changes in our approach to life. Together we started to explore different ways, how to be of support to people. We ended up creating software called .Contriber.
This went completely bust. We burned almost a million and ended up with nothing - no software that could be used and there was nothing to do with passing on the teachings. Failure is part of the journey but because of that, we also ended up in a startup world.
We started investing and working very closely with founders. I soon realized that whatever kind of advice we were trying to impart from our own experience as entrepreneurs to the founders, the real challenge wasn't that they don't have the business knowledge or that the business knowledge isn’t available for them, but rather that they could not implement it.
And this is something that always fascinates me: why there's perfectly good advice in terms of business, but founders are still not able to put it into practice. From there we created a mentoring program .Cocoon to support entrepreneurs by using self-development to understand why the business is not growing and how this relates to them personally.
In parallel, I had a secret book reading club meeting in my basement and it became quite popular. There was no advertisement - only the people who came brought their friends and so on. Soon we had to split this group into two because it was starting to get too big. We were reading Théun Mares and discussed the concepts from his books.
I was also searching for all the other Warriors on the planet and I found a group of people on Warrior’s Path that were led by one of the apprentices of Théun Mares - Elizabeth Schnugh. She is running the Institute for the Study of Man, doing different courses and Masterclasses, and I took part in all of those.
I met more than 50 people also on Warrior's Path throughout 10 years until at some point I said that I really want to do those courses also in Estonia. I think it was 4 years ago that we put together the first course in Estonia and since then we have done it two or three times each year.
In recent years I have been doing those courses together with Elizabeth, but we made an agreement that from the year 2022 I will be doing most of them by myself using the same concepts and methods.
I've introduced this way of self-discovery to more than 300 people. It's super practical, meaning that you can implement something you learn today already tomorrow in your life and see the results, which makes it kind of an easy path. But on the other hand, it is so deep. There are so many angles, and it goes from the rational mind to the feeling and irrational side. So it becomes unbelievably difficult.
This is why reading a book by yourself is a good introduction to the topic but it is not enough to go deeper. You just can’t choose one tool and after a while next, you have to be able to use them all at the same time in order to have the impact the tools are designed to give you. It needs a much more coherent and systematic approach. A school format seems to be pretty good for that.
I've been dreaming about creating such a school but nevertheless I have not been courageous enough before to say that I'm doing an esoteric school from a social-image perspective. Also for a long time I felt from the teachings perspective that I was not capable enough to create such a school.
There are many other Warriors walking the planet but I don’t see anyone else making steps to open a school. So I have to use my courage to do it myself.
What is .Cocoonity?
It's a membership based school for higher learning on Warrior’s Path. I want to clarify that what I am working on is based on the teachings as passed on by Théun Mares. There is also an era in Mexican history that is called Toltec but these are not connected (at least the way in which people would like to connect these). This material goes far beyond that time, so this is a very old legacy we're talking about.
As you can expect in the school you have different levels. I have divided about 200 skills and concepts into 4 levels and estimated how many years it would take on average speed to learn those. Of course you can be faster but as with most esoteric paths with speed you actually gain nothing, because you will introduce more obstacles than progress.
However you can put more effort in and this does lead to more results as well but it cannot be forced. Even if trained nagal like Théun Mares could have a personal apprentice with whom to work day-to-day, it would take one Warrior to train at least 10-15 years.
The school needs both elements - theory and practice. To make information into knowledge, you need to go through the experience. You are expected to do it within your normal daily life - doing business, having family, relationships. This path happens when you live. But still, even that needs some structure and this we get from using the components called Tasks.
Any kind of learning requires commitment. In our school, there are four levels of commitment - Guest, Interested, Living, and Committed. It's a gradual path as it does not make sense to commit to something which you have zero understanding of. We all come to our own understanding of the Warrior's Path but it is never the thing that we think it is.
This commitment is directly linked to the practical subscription package. We have three practical packages. The first one is Guest, which means you are new to the path and us and you would like to explore. This package allows you to take part in one Reading Group and one Accountability Group for 50 euros per month. You can cancel the subscription anytime.
The next level is already joining the school with a one-year commitment. The first two levels of skills (about 50 skills) can be learned and practiced in 5 different Reading Groups, Accountability Groups, and there is the possibility to choose either Masterclass or mentoring (1-on-1 mentoring or Challenge Group).
On the third level, you will need to have the commitment to live the Warrior's Path. You can unlock advanced Masterclasses and Reading Groups, and also Warrior’s Game. Warrior’s Game is a year-long game, which is designed to give you an experience by testing your understanding of the path, solving riddles, and executing tasks. If you are successful, then it may grant you the possibility to join a week-long Retreat in July.
We do not have traditional exams as in school but we do have Assessment - theory questions to test what's your understanding of the tools, techniques, and teachings; how well have you applied these learnings in practice; solving riddles; doing hot seat sessions. Some parts of the Assessment are continuous and done on an ongoing basis. This is to evaluate how you have changed throughout the year and eventually to claim all the experience you have had.
This is something I have missed myself. It is easier to claim your knowledge, personal power, and experiences when you can have some sort of measurement. In the beginning, it is supportive to have milestones where I can say I have an understanding of Concepts that I thought I would never understand in the beginning because they were too complicated or too irrational.
This is the practical side of the school and the outcome will be a more structured approach to self-development, where we have combined theory and practice. We will have a community of like-minded, like-hearted people walking the Warrior's Path. This is the outcome of transforming the current community into the Warriors School.
To join .Cocoonity Warrior School and discover the personal power you have, start from creating an account in our app. Then we can have a short conversation about Reading and Accountability Groups and Masterclasses.