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"The world needs a man's heart" -- Joseph Jastrab, Sacred Manhood, Sacred Earth


Mythopoetic? Robert Bly prefers the term "expressive men's movement." Some call it Jungian. At any rate, this "Men's Work" or "inner work" is at the heart of the "men's movement" and Menweb.

Here are some articles from Men's Voices and recent issues of M.E.N. Magazine

And be sure to check out our book review column "The Shadow," which reviews three excellent books. My favorite is Robert A. Johnson, Owning Your Own Shadow. (order on-line)

Be sure to check out our on-line book catalog for books and tapes by people like Robert Bly, James Hillman, Michael Meade and others, that you can order on-line.

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Authenticity, Character and Destiny, An Interview with James Hillman, Copyright © 1998 by Bert H. Hoff.

No two Robert Bly events are alike, but all are similar in their aim and intent: to awaken the soul from its animal instincts. Here is an account of one Bly event in drawings and words. A Weekend with Robert Bly by John Roman.

Menís Work and the Media, An Interview with Robert Bly and Robert Moore, by Bert H. Hoff.

Sam Keen on Men, Women, Sex and Spirituality, An Interview with Sam Keen by Bert H. Hoff

Wild Man, Wild Woman, An Interview with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés by Bert H. Hoff

An Interview with Robert Bly, by Bert H. Hoff

An Interview with Marion Woodman, by Bert H. Hoff

Ritual and Community, An Interview with Michael Meade by Bert H. Hoff and Halim Dunsky (Parts 1 and 2)

Men, Mothers, Wives and Lovers, An interview with Robert Bly, John Lee and Michael Gurian

The World Needs a Man's Heart, An interview with Joseph Jastrab

Inner Man, Inner Woman, An interview with Marion Woodman

Inner Work and Gender Justice, an interview with Aaron Kipnis and Elizabeth Herron, on gender and relationships issues, by Bert H. Hoff and Bernetta Hoff

"The Way" of Depression, by James Dolan

Gone but Not Forgotten A Reflection on our Ex-wives, by James Dolan

Blessing, by Bert H. Hoff

Poetry and Personal Passion, by David Whyte

Where is Men's Work Going?, an interview with Shepherd Bliss, the man who coined the phrase "mythopoetic men's movement," by Bert H. Hoff

Midlife and the Shaman/Trickster, an interview with Alan Chinen, by Bert H. Hoff

Gang Youth, Art and Soul, An Interview with Luis Rodruíguez by Bert H. Hoff

Bringing Us Together, by Eugene August, Ph.D. An elder statesman contends mythopoetics and activists share more than they think

Men's Work in Prison, An interview with Harris Breiman

The Pin on the Wall, by Bert H. Hoff

Rotten Teeth, by Jim Watson

A Tree for My Father, by Tom Golden

A Man's Grief, by Tom Golden

Men, Grief and Ritual, by Tom Golden, continuing the themes developed in "A Man's Grief"

John Lee on Anger, an interview with John Lee

Mother Work, an interview with Michael Gurian

Wallace Black Elk Speaks, an interview with Wallace Black Elk. For further discussion on the use of Native American traditions in Men's Work, see Native American Traditions.

Warriors and the Planet, an interview with Jed Diamond

Ritual and Spirit, an interview with Tom Daly, by Bert H. Hoff

Reports on the 7th Wingspan Conference:

The Shadow Knows, by James Dolan

Men's Groups, an interview with George Taylor, by Bert H. Hoff

Real Men Do Therapy, by Jerry Magaro

The Other Father, by Daniel Deardorff

Initiation into the Heart of Life: Opening Through Sports Training, by Greg Bleakney

Buyer Beware: The Lover's Journey Through the Shadowlands, an interview with Roger Easterbrooks, by George A. Parks

Of Mice and Men: Reflections and Confessions on "The Masculine", by Suzanne Nadon

Quest for the Burning Feather: Initiation for Adolescent Males, by Peter Wallis

The Hag and the Dark Feminime, by Carolyn Baker

Masks, by Rupert Schmitt

Shadow Feminism and the Reunion of Men and Women, by Carolyn Baker, from book Hags, Witches and Ogres: The Healing and Creative Power of the Feminine Shadow

Wyrd Kids and Planetary Survival, by George Lynn, about boys and Attention Deficit Disorder.

Gays: Guardians of the Gate, an interview with Malidoma Somé

Confessions of a Recovering Feminist, by Carolyn Baker

Honoring our Father, by George A. Parks

Related Books:

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Iron John
by Robert Bly
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King, Warrior, Magician, Lover
by Robert Moore and Doug Gillette
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Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man
by Sam Keen
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Women Who Run with the Wolves
by Clarissa Pinkola Estés
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Men and the Water of Life
by Michael Meade
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Audio Cassette
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Facing the Fire: Experiencing and Expressing Anger Appropriately
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Audio Cassette

Aaron Kipnis, Knights Without Armor. Still one of the classics on what Men's Work is all about. (order on-line)
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Of Water and the Spirit : Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman
by Malidoma Somé
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Audio Cassette

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