Michael Skye

Transformational Travel Guide

Current Teachers

This is a partial list of people and topics I am currently tracking (seeking to learn from over an extended period of time un myriad ways) right now.  I expose myself to diverse thinkers, typically people who color far outside the lines.  For me, learning from someone is independent of agreeing with them and wanting to be like them (mankind has learned many lessons from Hitler and the Nazis).  Some, however, I simply won’t name simply because they color so far outside the lines that I think most people would make up batshit crazy ideas about my actual views and values–and some I withhold for other reasons.

In addition to continuing to learn with and from most of my deepest teachers, in alphabetical order:

  • Brazilians (and their culture)
  • Conor McGregor
  • Charles Eisenstein
  • Dan Peña
  • Dana White
  • Dimitri Orlov
  • Dr. Gabor Mate
  • Ido Portal
  • Joe Rogan
  • Journeyman O
  • Dr. Mario Martinez


  • Mixed Martial Arts (I consider my own work a kind of mixed martial art, and my daily journey as artist, author and man feels very much like the journey of the warrior).  I am also particularly enthralled with the rise of the UFC, and what it offers to and metaphorically asks of men who would be fighters (both in the sport and in life).  In particular I love to watch pioneers in this domain, people such as Dana White, Conor McGregor, the Gracies and Joe Rogan, in particular how they navigate their journey and the invitation they implicitly are to men.
  • Sacred Economics and Gifting
  • Cultural Mechanics
  • Self-Expression
  • Language Learning
  • Digital Nomadic Living

Those I have learned from in depth fairly recently:

  • African Culture
  • Authentic World
  • Gracie Academy
  • Desire
  • Emotional Truth
  • Respect
  • Sacred Gifting
  • Shame

Those I plan to learn more in depth with in the not-so-distant future: