Lewis Hyde offers a ferociously fascinating take on the essential craft that tricksters offer humanity: their trickery and thievery work the joints that hold our world together, and keep it flexible in ways that would otherwise be impossible. He draws connections between mistletoe, Frederick Douglass, Norse mythology, John Cage, Prometheus, Hermes, Aristotle and others.
This is an exclusive recording of the 1995 Minnesota Men’s Conference. Register and attend the next Conference in Ely, Minnesota by visiting http://www.minnesotamensconference.com
Founded by Robert Bly in 1984, the Minnesota Men’s Conference celebrates the telling of old stories, the gifts of poetry and music, and opening our hearts to grief, wildness, and joy. We all want richness and meaning in our everyday lives; this six-day conference in September is a unique opportunity to speak honestly in a community of men.