Eivind Figenschau Skjellum
Eivind is a 35-year-old man from Norway. He is an award-winning webdesigner, workshop facilitator and guide for many younger men. He is also an authority on Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette's system of archetypes King, Warrior, Magician, Lover.
Eivind founded Authentic Norway, a branch of US-based Authentic World in 2011. Through AW, he and his team offer fun and edgy communications training to the locals of Oslo, Norway and challenges them to drop their masks and get real with one another.
He has been on an intense quest to find his own power, freedom and embodiment in life since his early 20s, when he was overwhelmed by the challenges of life. Unmentored and afraid, he set off into the world of spirituality, emerging from that spiritual bypass at 28 years old. Life and women were calling more strongly than the now-faded promise of enlightenment.
Eivind founded masculinity-movies.com at the start of 2009. It started with basis in a conceptual understanding of the challenges of embodying a new type of masculinity in the world, inspired by luminaries such as David Deida and Ken Wilber. He was also deeply inspired by his desire to show up fully in his relationship with his then-girlfriend.
It's only in the last year, however, that he has truly tasted, and only at times, what this new form of masculinity might look like.
After taking a break from Masculinity-Movies.com for about a year (in order to embody the message more fully), Eivind is now recommitting to spreading the word about this new type of masculinity - both heart and spine. And the lens of movies remains his favorite way of broaching the subject. (Aug 2013)
Movie reviews by Eivind Figenschau Skjellum
- Jack Reacher
- V for Vendetta
- Groundhog Day
- The King’s Speech
- The Fisher King
- The Godfather
- American Beauty
- Robin Hood
- Good Will Hunting
- The 13th Warrior
- The Last Temptation of Christ
- The Road
- Boy A
- Gran Torino
- American History X
- Dead Poets Society
- Fight Club
- Revolutionary Road
- Married Life
- Buddha’s Lost Children
- The Last Samurai
- Michael Clayton
- Lars and the Real Girl
- Man on Wire
- Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring
- Mrs. Doubtfire
- Into the Wild
- A History of Violence
- Lord of War
Articles by Eivind Figenschau Skjellum
- The Bechdel test: Application, historical context, and introducing a male equivalent
- Hollywood as a lens to the American shadow
- An introduction to Spiral Dynamics
- What is masculinity?
- David Deida and the three knights of Iron John
- Differences between boys and men
- King, Warrior, Magician, Lover (KWML) – archetypes of the mature Masculine
- Understanding the Masculine and the Feminine
- The three stages of David Deida