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Here's a chance to hear audio tapes of workshops by people like Robert Bly, Michael Meade, James Hillman and Marion Woodman. Our MP3 WebCasts are segments from the Oral Tradition tapes available from MenWeb.

The Second Adventure of Life: Reinventing Mentors and Elders, an audio tape featuring Michael Meade. Recorded live at an intensive workshop in Sausalito, CA on December 5th and 6th, 1998.

Far from being a time of resignation and withdrawal, the second half of life can be an opportunity to live a rich inner life while actively contributing to the community. In this live workshop tape, Meade uses poignant anecdotes from his work with at-risk youth and mythic stories of many cultures to bring the listener closer to the philosophical truths that guide a person from adolescence to the end of life. In this "second adventure" a person takes intentional risks to become an elder, rather than simply an "older," by extending innate gifts through specific practice and turning from the lament for lost youth toward a positive view of death and ancestors.

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The Second Adventure of Life Michael Meade $29.95

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Character and Destiny: Authentic Threads in Life, featuring James Hillman and Michael Meade. Recorded live at Seattle Art Museum, October 1996 and based on James Hillman's book The Soul's Code.

Each of us has felt the pull of destiny and the longing to answer our particular calling, a desire rarely nurtured by our families or society. How can we cut through the noise of contemporary culture to respond to the call of our soul?

Hillman and Meade propose that this "inner nobility" often announces itself in the struggles and pathologies that confront us, as well as in our deepest passions. What if we could learn to view our "dysfunctions" in a new way? Could they be messages from our soul--calling us to a more authentic life? Can we, individually and collectively, learn the language of the soul, and live in accordance with its intimations?
Review     3 hours, 4 CDs. $29.95.

Character and Destiny James Hillman, Michael Meade $29.95

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Robert Bly
Marion Woodman

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Robert Bly and Marion Woodman, Facing the Shadow in Men and Women. 4 CDs: Oral Traditions' best-seller.

There is a mystery around the word "shadow." We throw out part of ourselves in childhood, or put them in a bag; it is those abandoned parts that become the Shadow, which can then act destructively and independently of our will. If we can reclaim these parts much of our vitality and passion returns. Therefore Bly and Woodman challenge us to face the shadow in all areas of our lives. With live music, poems, and a moving Norwegian tale of love, The White Bear King Valamon.

Review     4 tapes, 5-1/2 hours, $29.95

Facing the Shadow in Men and Women Robert Bly, Marion Woodman $29.95

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Malidoma and Sobonfu Somé, We Have No Word for Sex: An Indigenous View of Intimacy. Tape: fascinating and insightful. Read our Review

In this live presentation, Malidoma Somé and his wife Sobonfu take us into the Dagara village and give us their tribal view of intimacy, relationships and marriage. For a subject as overworked as sex, here are some fascinating and important lessons from the heart that are as fresh and relevant as they are ancient.

Review     2 tapes, 120 minutes, $17.95

We Have No Word for Sex Malidoma & Sobonfu Somé $17.95

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The Wonder of Boys

Michael Gurian

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Author Michael Gurian reads from his best-seller The Wonder of Boys. Tape: Audio Partners.

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Boys are different. Parents, educators and the community needs to recognize and honor those differences, not just pretend they're not there. Listen to expert Michael Gurian, author of the best-seller The Wonder of Boys, talk about these differences and how we can take them into account in raising boys.

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Michael Gurian, author of the best-seller The Wonder of Boys, talks about why boys are the way they are. Brain, body and hormones make boys different. Parents, educators and the community needs to take these differences into account in raising boys, according to this expert. Listen to expert Michael Gurian talk about what these differences are, and help us to understand boys and raise them better.

4 tapes, 5-1/2 hours, $29.95
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Tom Golden

Swallowed by a Snake book

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Author and grief expert Tom Golden talks about men and grief. Tape from a seminar for therapists, on men and grief.

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Our culture is, perhaps, the only one that doesn't find a way to let men express and release their grief. Listen to grief expert Tom Golden, author of Swallowed by a Snake, talk about multi-cultural perspectives on men and grief.

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Grief expert Tom Golden talks about how men handle emotions. Men and women handle emotions differently. We need to recognize this and find ways, other than "talking therapy" to help men handle their grief, according to grief expert Tom Golden.

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Grief expert Tom Golden talks about how men grieve. Men and women grieve differently. Neither way is "right" or "wrong," "better" or "worse." We need to recognize and respect these differences if we are to help men handle their grief, according to Tom.

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Men and the Life of Desire, with Robert Bly, James Hillman and Michael Meade.
This landmark performance captures the energy and fire of an extraordinary men's gathering. Along with the Firebird story and poetry from Yeats to Rumi, topics include the hunger for the father, male initiation, and the differences between need, want and desire. Live music accompaniment.
Review     4 tapes, 4 CDs, 4 hours. $29.95.

Men and the Life of Desire Bly, Hillman, Meade $29.95

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Images of Initiation, with James Hillman, Michael Meade and Malidoma Somé.
Through stories, poems, song and lively dialog, psychologist James Hillman, mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade and initiated West African tribesman Malidoma Somé connect our lost rituals of initiation to the challenges that men are now facing. Together they explore where initiation begins, how it is denied and devalued, the role of mentor as distinguished from the father, and the importance of the grandfather and ancestors.
Review     2 tapes, 2 hours. $19.95

Images of Initiation Hillman, Meade, Somé $19.95

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