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Robert Bly Tribute – by Steve Stein Free Robert Bly Audiobooks. Click here for free tribute audiobooks. [Transcript] Hi there, my name is Steve Stein, I’m

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The Archeology of Spirit

 By Sam Keen Digging beneath the immediate mind that occupies itself with pizza, paper clips, keeping the lawn trimmed, repairing a decaying house, I uncover ruins of an old dwelling, a city, a world once believed in faithfully tended.   Digging deeper I find another and another.   Little wonder I stumble, unstable on shifting ground […]

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Beautiful Rilke Poetry Reading From Robert Bly

Robert Bly performs a beautiful Rainer Maria Rilke poem. Bly says the poem is about increasingly expanding our “orbits,” the amount of the world we can embrace. I hope this poetry reading is as touching for you as it is for me. “I am circling around God, around the ancient tower, and I have been circling […]

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The Educated Heart with Robert Bly

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.

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