Animus helps man understand his psychology in a clear and applicable way. This is a big magazine with big ideas. If you’re looking for brewing tips, style guides, or listicles on what to text a girl after a first date, then we’re not for you.

Sweet content

Our essays are conceptual. Our critiques offer solutions. Our book reviews are about books that matter. And our interviews discuss why we think the way we do. Each piece is a tributary of the main purpose, which is to show you how you make sense.

This first issue includes:

  • A feature on how the field of psychology exists to perpetuate itself, and what we can do about it.
  • A young man's inner journey through the Panamanian jungle.
  • The most controversial book review that ever could exist.
  • Thoughts on spirituality, the second-greatest photograph ever, and the fall of man.
  • An interview with Ryan Holiday, marketing director turned author.
  • Sweet, full-color illustrations.
  • Plus much more...

Why this matters

In 100 years, we're going to look back on psychology of today in the way we now look back on sanitariums, electroshock therapy, and lobotomies. 

The problem is this: Psychology was born of 19th Century philosophy, and the 19th Century was the most destructive century for philosophy since the 9th Century. If the Church of the Dark Ages founded psychology, we'd question every one of the field's premises before applying it to our lives, and Freud wasn't any less superstitious. In other words, psychology got off to a bad start, so we're setting it right.

It looks smart

If nothing else, get this magazine and put it on your shelf—it will make you look smart.