Tuesday, December 20, 2011

On Being A Man (1989) Robert Bly & Michael Meade

I was never a fan of the mythopoetic men's movement - but many men have found meaning in the use of Jungian archetypes and retro-romantic notions of masculinity embraced and espoused by folks like Robert Bly and Michael Meade, among others (like Moore and Gillette).

There's even drumming in this hour-long series of videos (6 in total). It's the stereotype that has been so often ridiculed.

On Being A Man (1989) Robert Bly and Michael Meade

A very rare Video, very hard to find so we decided to upload for your entertainment.

What does it mean to be a man today? How have men's roles changed in the wake of the woman's movement? What has been gained? What has been lost?

Join poet Robert Bly, storyteller Michael Meade and an audience of 30 Twin Cities men in an hour of interaction, imagery and introspection.

1 comment:

Wolf Pascoe said...

Thanks for posting. In this video, I hear Bly advocating a closer bond between fathers and sons, and using metaphors to clarify his thinking. This was meaningful to me at the time and still is. What I don't find are any "retro-romantic notions of masculinity" that you speak of and I wonder what you mean by this.