Robert Bly and John Lee discuss a crisis of men and work. For centuries, men have drawn meaning from seeing the fruits of their own labor, built with their own hands—what we might call exteriorization. What happens in an advanced post-industrial society when such work no longer exists, yet ‘interior work’ is still thought of as feminine? Bly leads a lively and passionate discussion of the problem with Conference attendees, while Lee offers six strategies to reinvent masculine interiorization.
This is an exclusive recording of the 1996 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 fearlessly in a community of men.