• Male Naivete and Giving the Gold Away

  • By: Robert Bly
  • Narrated by: Michael Toms
  • Length: 55 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

According to poet and men's workshop facilitator Robert Bly, leaving naivete behind may open up the wilder regions of maleness, where men can wrestle with their demons and, in time, reach maturity and balance. This is a fascinating dialogue which explores the mystery of maleness and includes Bly's storytelling mastery and poetry. Poet, translator and teacher, Bly is the author of many books including Light Around the Body (Harper & Row 1967), Loving a Woman In Two Worlds (Dial 1985), Man In the Black Coat Turns (Harper & Row 1982), The Winged Energy of Delight: Selected Translations (Harper Perenniel 2005), My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy: Poems (Harper Perennial 2006). He is also author of Iron John (Addison-Wesley 1990) and The Sibling Society (Addison-Wesley 1996).
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Robert at his best.

I can't get enough of this vintage Robert Bly. Pure gold! Makes me proud to be a man

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Powerful. A must here for all modern men.

Robert Blake is an incredible speaker and weaver of story into myth into truth. Society needs more such men.

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Powerful

This series is definitely with your time to listen. It really set some ideas in motion for me.

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  • helmand mandozay
  • 10-26-18

yes - there is much gold in here

listen. bly has so much to offer a Pinocchio like me, who wants to be a real boy and eventually, fully, myself

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  • Jolly World
  • 11-05-17

finding the masculine

Robert Bly has transformed my psyche from naieve to intuitive and my voice from mute to resounding, my passivity to functional and my experience and knowledge to wisdom. He has lead me on a slow process over near 3 decades of wonderous sharing and listening to and with, other men to arrive here today with gold, living amongst giants, royalty and the God's
Roberts audio books or tapes add extra dimensions to the stories and are a must do, if you decide to go on this trek. Fare tidings to those of you that have a go!