In this national best-seller, Robert Bly explores the idea of the missing father in contemporary society. He draws upon a cornucopia of legend and literature - as varied as the poetry of William Blake, Jungian psychology, and Sioux initiation rituals - to encourage men in their pursuit of the “inner warrior.”
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The smearing of Robert Bly by the women"s movement just showed how un-read these people were at the time. Men who desire to find out what is going on in their lives, (and the women who love them), and why many are so dis-satisfied with the way things are, can profit handsomely from this book. It is an excellent gift, hard won by Bly's years of research and experiences of working in men's groups. Of benefit to every Western male I know. This is not a once over book however. No problem; the serious reader will find themselves wanting to go back, again as they see themselves perhaps for the first time. Like the unlocking of an important puzzle.
This is a Traditional story that is told AND decoded by the great Robert Bly. Without his interpretation of this story, it would be just another Disney production. Robert Bly breaks down this story as stages of initiation that cannot be neglected or passed over in order to live a complete and whole life as a man. What do i love best about it? How the story came ALIVE in me.
My favorite character was the Boy, and his evoloving relationship with the Wild Man.
i heard the one narrated by Robert Bly. i guess i'll have to listen again to Richard's version. i hope it doesn't suck.
A Call To All Men! The World Needs Us!
Bring back Robert Bly's narration of this please
Have the hard cover book and now can listen to Robert Bly on the road or on my down time.To be a mentor and help others to awareness Go for it get out of the pattern that is in society, experience the strength that is a part of you...You have the power to influence the future
The wild man Absolutely a very best ...Then there areThe longing to live with the King...The inner King who knows what WE Want to do for the rest of our lives The fathers gift is one and the old mens gift an other gift.
The whole book is an other step on the road . Also what help is Joseph Campbell books speaks of Myths...
Cant do it You have to used your awareness and grow. So it is an ongoing process.I have recommended to two friends and they are getting the book.We will refer this title to a whole group of aware people around us ...From Teachers and corporate heads, to entrepreneurs and family guys.Introduce this to a group of men growth groupe
ALL MEN NEED THIS .IT IS A "ROAD MAP" TO ENLIGHTENMENT!
WHAT THIS AUDIOBOOK DOES IS IT OPENS YOUR SPIRITUAL EYES TO THE OTHER PARTS OF YOUR BEING
WHEN IRON JOHN IS FOUND IN THE LAKE.
WHEN THE BOY DIPS HIS FINGER IN THE LAKE .
I THINK ROBERT BLY IS IN CONTACT WITH YOUR INNER MAN(AND WOMAN).
So few books contain this level of insight. And our culture psychologically and spiritually crippled we are so dearly in need of this kind of wisdom. Robert Bly now 86 years old. I don't know anyone with his energy and his fire. Who are his kids or his students who are his disciples? The narration is also superb beautifully read with an insight and a pointedness in the Voice.
When it comes those those truths tht u cn identify with as a man you think oh what a book. Bt as he talks about other shite u are what is he babbling about!
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