Robert Bly

A Society Of Siblings with Robert Bly


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This key figure in the American men’s movement long ago brought our attention to our failure to initiate young people into adult society. “We’re substituting Prozac for depth psychology,” Bly warns. Characterized by petty rivalries, self-indulgence and lack of responsibility, our actions fail to fulfill what Bly describes as our true soul longing. With characteristic irreverence and colorful storytelling from various cultures, Bly tells us what we should be doing about green-haired adolescents and idle elders, not to mention televisions and computers. His original, insightful focus illuminates the harsh truths and inspiring possibilities of a culture caught in an adolescent phase of development-and possibly ready to move beyond it. (hosted by Michael Toms)


Poet, translator and teacher, Bly is the author of many books, including:

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Topics explored in this dialogue include:

  • The sibling concept as a new way to understand modern society
  • A new and different take on “Jack and the Beanstalk”
  • Television and the reptilian brain
  • The crocodile and the horse in psychotherapy
  • What to say to a teenager with green hair
  • How not to “waste our elders”
  • The trouble with Timothy Leary and Benjamin Franklin
  • How the United States is “colonizing” itself
  • Dealing with “the rage of the unparented”
  • A tongue-in-cheek cure for television and computer addiction
  • The snake who was thrown out the window

Host: Michael Toms                 Interview Date: 5/24/1996                   Program Number: 2568                   


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