Chris Grosso – Ep. 14 – Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. is a Nagual, a Toltec Master of Transformation.  He is a direct descendant of the Toltecs of the Eagle Knight lineage and is the son of don Miguel Ruiz.  By combining the wisdom of his family’s traditions with the knowledge gained from his own personal journey, he now helps others realize their own path to personal freedom.

Episode Outline:

  • The Rebellious Heart – Miguel discusses his teenage years growing up with brother don Jose Ruiz and their eclectic love of the arts, including the music of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and The Cure, films such as the Lost Boys and Dead Poets Society (and more) and how they were often judged as not being “spiritual” as a result.
  • Spirituality, Don’t Pigeonhole It – Miguel discusses the importance of honoring our truths on the spiritual path and to see the spirituality in all of life rather than trying to pigeonhole it. He also talks about how honoring his truth led him to working in filmography earlier in his with such people as Missy Elliott, Michael Stipe and more.
  • Are you using knowledge, or is knowledge using you? – This was an extremely important question that Miguel’s grandmother asked him many years ago. Miguel goes on to discuss his shift in perspective and experience of knowledge.
  • Smokey Mirrors – Miguel discusses the Authentic Self and how it often becomes obscured as by the filters of, and our attachments to, our belief systems, something he calls the “Smokey Mirror”.
  • Self-Love and Acceptance – In his book, The Five Levels of Attachment, Miguel writes, “Of all the beliefs to detach from, this is the most important one: Let go of the attachment that you must obtain some image of perfection in order to be happy,” which he elaborates on in greater detail.



Miguel’s Website


Miguel’s Books: Living a Life of Awareness, The Five Levels of Attachment

Other Books: The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz, My Good Friend the Rattlesnake by don Jose Ruiz, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Music: Black Sabbath – Self Titled, The Cure – Disintegration, The Smiths – Meat Is Murder

Movies: The Lost Boys, Dead Poets Society, Star Wars