The authentic building blocks
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The authentic building blocks

About the Book

The adventure started by Bryan Bayer, a coach based in San Francisco, CA, ends up influencing three young men in a Latin American suburb, a place that re-ignites the laboratory of 'authentic relating' and 'powerful conversations': a review and a meditative exploration to an expanding movement.

About the Author

Rick Arellano
Rick Arellano

Rick Arellano is helping men to know more about the inner-game necessary to thrive in social relationships

Southern artist, minimalist, and technician of the internet infrastructure. His written work centers on authenticity and the improvement of social skills for men, infused with ideas from the art world.

The stories from Rick have reached hundreds of readers in Latin America (Apple Books). He has been around the internet since 2008 and has been awarded by institutions like Universidad del Bio-Bio and INACAP. He has been Published by Blucher Proceedings and Lulu.

Reader Testimonials


the author

I must say that Decker Cunov was quite an influence. I carry some of his ideas to this date, and I'm certain those have rippled over in my circles.

Table of Contents

    • Prologue
  • PART I: The distance
    • The last video
    • Private park
    • Pioneering
    • Jailbreak
    • A suburb
    • Good tricks
    • Myth
  • PART II The ordinary experience
    • Conversational groups
    • The bubble
    • Powerful Conversations
    • The signals
    • Balancing act
    • The aim
    • Form your group
    • Vanished camaraderie
    • The teacher and the banker
    • The container
  • PART III: The dream
    • Classic trance
    • Presence
    • Appreciate the present
    • Your experience
    • Notice the moment
    • Radical Honesty
    • The Primitive
    • Curiosity
    • Sources
    • Oblivion
    • Forget the future
  • Appendix
  • About the author:
    • Prologue
  • PART I: The distance
    • The last video
    • Private park
    • Pioneering

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