Could it be that we each have an unacknowledged older brother growing increasingly bitter and violent waiting at the crossroads of our psyche? Robert used to say about all stories that it is not a matter of believing them or disbelieving them. Stories are storehouses of ancient wisdom spoken, like poetry, in the language of images. Neither believing nor disbelieving but entertaining belief, we learn to use these stories as tools and shorthand for understanding the path of human development.
Excellent and thoughtful work by Robert Bly. Highly recommended. Fun to listen to as well.
Great to listen to
Robert Bly is a wonderfully enthusiastic storyteller, evoking laughter and pain in equal measure. A fascinating account of why we need myths in our lives, and how we can use the power of myth to make our lives more authentic. A great listen - I love the way he tells stories interwoven with personal anecdotes and asides, his humour and his passion. To hear him reciting his own poetry or that of Rumi is a gift. Take him home with you.