About Jared Anthony


Jared Anthony McNeil–Smith is a writer and teacher from Southern California.  His passion is to help individuals find holistic growth and health for their whole self.  Toward this end, he founded CrossSwords Combat Academy in 2018, to be the first School of the Ancient Way: training individuals in the arts of nobility.
At CrossSwords Combat Academy, members come to view the “Soul” as a holistic self: minds, bodies, spirits, relationships, and all that encompass one’s being.  Thus, while CrossSwords undergo the kind of spiritual development and training talked about here…
SharpenYourSoul.com was created, for those seeking to incorporate some of the spiritual practices of nobility into their lives: for growth, goal setting, sense of peace, and direction with a purpose, but maybe do not currently have access to the physical training which goes along with it.  Check out the blog, or grab one of his philosophical books about nobility to dive in, and start your path toward self-sacrifice and spiritual growth.

Soul Coaching

A fusion of Spiritual Counseling, Life Coaching, and Mindfulness Training.  Read more about it here.

It’s Jared’s belief that this harmony of being, comes through three key things.  These are a balance of oneself with the world around them, a temperance of oneself against the parts of their being within them, and an ultimate sense of harmony with things more infinite.  This site is a place to start conversations about The Way, and bringing the power of it to those who are seeking rest for their souls.    

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If being captured by a sense of grace and purpose is your thing, you’re welcome to follow this site by email (articles of its blog will be sent to you for free) or follow on twitter/instagram @JaredAnthology
Also, if you also see the wisdom locked in poetry and story as a powerful tool for your reflection and growth: please also check out some of my science fiction short stories (free to download) above, or my books available on amazon.

As you read about the Teachings of the Way, however, you may come to a noble realization: many avenues of growth are found through working with others along the Way.   No matter where we are in our lives: feeling our brokenness and needing to become strong, or believing our strength and needing to become broken – we all need regular guidance in our lives.  If you sense this need in yourself, for increased direction, meaning, or guidance in these pursuits – certainly reach out!  
You’ll be joining a special crew of those who are on fire for spiritual discipline and fostering joy in their lives and who live out this #HumbleRebellion each and every day.

Either way, whether in word or in deed: we look forward to meeting you along the Way.

Enjoy your stay and sharpen your soul, everyone!