This book was bought after a coincidential run in with an old battered copy on a wellness center's couch.
Robert Bly, a major American poet who won a National Book Award in 1968, seeks to restore the male depth of emotions with this mytho-jungian psycological publication .His refernce refers to an old Grimms fairy tale attempts to relate the division of man's modes of feeling to the suspected suppressed psyche of young men. The Wild Man, creator, sun god with the golden hair is only found after sifting through ones "soul ashes" and a watery draining of the subconscious pool. Although written for those with a love of myth, poetry and psychology, it can reach anyone knowledable of a loss in the human male development of masculinity. Especially moved will be those men who can find intrigue in the imagination and who want to address their own masculine ideals.
"The divine is only reached through the darkened mire of our subconscious."