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The Educated Heart with Robert Bly

Educated heart robert bly cover During this talk, Robert Bly gives a delicate and lively view of the fantastic flowering of feeling in the 12th century Provence. The feeling thought, developed of Arabic, Gnostic, and Albigensian sources, blossoms as love poetry famous at that time.

Bly distinguishes in this talk between the literal mode, the psychological mode and the mythological mode, and he locates the “Amor” or ecstatic love in the latter. That mythological mode of feeling led to Sufism among the Arabs.

When we hear the Provencal poetry he recites toward the end we recognize the terrible loss we suffered when these traditions were uprooted and destroyed.

Robert Bly Bio and links

Running Time:
58 minutes
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also available on iTunes Robert Bly - The Educated Heart - Provencal Love Poetry of the 12th Century (Author of Iron John) - The Educated Heart (Provencal Love Poetry of the 12th Century)

The Human Shadow by Robert Bly - 20th Anniversary Edition

The Human Shadow Robert Bly20th Anniversary Edition
(Digitally Remastered)

WITH POETRY, MUSIC AND STORIES, Robert Bly takes us on a thought provoking and entertaining journey. Recorded live at the Open Center in New York City, and edited by William Booth, this audio program captures an extraordinary event for you to listen to again and again.

"Your parents make it clear there are certain parts of us they don't like, 'you're too noisy' ... One image is to say we take that part and put it into a bag. Our independence and feeling goes into the bag, the bag is getting heavy and two miles long."

“You could say we spend our life until we're twenty deciding what to put into the bag and we spend the rest of our life trying to get it out again." Robert Bly Bio and Link

Running Time:
2hours 40minutes
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