Men’s Alchemy – with Nick Solaczek – Episode #62

Nick Solaczek from the Arka Brotherhood poses for a portrait on the Evolving Man Podcast

Nick Solaczek is a relationship coach and a men’s work leader who inspires men to find the things that are missing in their lives, and reintegrate them. He joined me to discuss men’s alchemy, integration, how men can find their personal power in the current times.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why Nick is involved in Men’s work.
  • What is men’s work?
  • Samurai Brotherhood and upcoming events.
  • Integrity and integration.
  • Group accountability.
  • Online groups vs in person groups.
  • Why is men’s work so important?
  • Lighting a fire, and healthy challenges.
  • Creating safe spaces for men.
  • Past, present, and future focused work in men’s groups.
  • The importance of consistency.
  • Men’s work as a mirror.
  • Drawing on the power of myth.
  • The Mythopoetic men’s movement.
  • Aligned books and courses (linked below).
  • Archetypes in men’s work.
  • Defining your own masculinity.
  • The “Masculine core”.
  • Childhood wounding.
  • Parallels of Alcoholics Anonymous and Men’s Work Brotherhoods.
  • The 14 Point Code of the Conscious Warrior.
  • Rejection and ownership of anger.
  • The Warrior archetype.
  • Shadow expressions.
  • Alchemy – what is it?
  • Honesty and inner-truth.
  • True Personal Growth.
  • Inclusivity in the Samurai Brotherhood.


Nick’s Website
Nick’s Instagram
Nick’s Facebook
Nick’s Previous Evolving Man Episode 1
Nick’s Previous Evolving Man Episode 2
Arka Brotherhood’s Upcoming Workshop
Book – Iron John by Robert Bly
Book – King, Warrior, Magician, Lover by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette
Book – The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida
Book – The Way of the Conscious Warrior by P.T. Mistlberger
The Integrated Man Course
Connor Beaton’s Shadow Work Course
Jordan Peterson Self Authoring Course
P.T. Mistlberger’s Evolving Man Episode