It doesn’t matter now
if the golden wine floats abundantly in your crystal cup,
or if the bitter juice clouds the pure glass…
You know the secret passageways
of the soul, the roads that dreams take,
and the calm evening
where they go to die…
There the good and silent spirits
of life are waiting for you,
and someday they will carry you
to a garden of eternal spring.
Robert Bly explores the virtue of exalted energy in a wide-ranging talk that touches upon William Blake, Hafez, and readings and discussion of his own poems. Recorded at the 2002 Minnesota Men’s Conference.
via Minnesota Men’s Conference The Gift of Grandiosity | Robert Bly.
Robert Bly takes us along on his search for his own father, through wild, joyful, mythic and contemplative poems—discussing the grief upon his death and their relationship ever since, and the ‘young hawk’ that still lives inside himself. Recorded at the 1995 Minnesota Men’s Conference.
via Minnesota Men’s Conference Searching for the Father | Robert Bly.
Psychoanalyst Robert L. Moore explores the splitting of the self into the Chosen One and the Neglected One through the history of mythology—from the Cain and Abel to Luke and Leia—including abandonment, capitalism, the blessing of elders, and the pursuit of our stolen birthright. Recorded at the 1993 Minnesota Men’s Conference. http://www.minnesotamensconference.com
Art from the Duality Series by Tom French.
via Minnesota Men’s Conference Robert Moore Lecture | The Shadow Brother Inside.