“The older I get, the more beautiful the word ‘renunciation’ seems to me. We need to recreate the adult and to honor the elder. The hope lies in our longing to be adults, and the longing for the young ones, if they know what an honorable adulthood is, to become adults as well.” –from the final chapter of ‘The Sibling Society’
Robert Bly shares the conclusion of his manuscript of ‘The Sibling Society’ with Conference attendees, discussing the way forward out of a society of half-adults. Together they wrestle with themes of initiation, social progress in the ruins of patriarchy—including how much to preserve the canon, and how much to toss out.
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.