In the case of the white nightgown, the sketch later turns out to be signed by Wallace Stevens, but still with no reference to its original usage. When Bly engages in equivocation, it's tempting to accuse him of obfuscation. My first impression of the 1st chapter which alternated Bly's poetry with his discussions of topics connected to them was not favorable. To examine ourselves from different perspectives and act on them? The psyche might be telling her that part of her shadow lies in the power area. I strongly believe the title to be deceiving.
In the early 90s, with James Hillman and Michael Meade, he edited The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart, an anthology of poems from the men's work. What do we do then? Even Eugene McCarthy later on, who had a little more of the dark side, seemed to me a swallow, unable to find mud. About this Item: HarperCollins Publishers. What is it that you are despising? As a whole I'd describe the meat of the content as a condensed spiritual guide to analyzing your personal history, the effects of the world around you on your self and how to build a healthy mental r So, Robert Bly is an american poet and this book deals on his thoughts on the jungian concept of the human shadow. The book uses metaphor, poetry, and references to writing and popular culture to expand on that idea, and touches upon how we may identify and start to own our own shadow. I enjoyed most of the book, and found it easy to follow. So some people admire the right-thinking, well-lit side of the personality, and that group one can associate with the father, if one wants to; and some admire the left-thinking, poorly-lit side, and that group one can associate with the mother, if one wants to, and mythologically with the Great Mother.
Robert Bly has this wonderful Jungian lens through which he sees the world. Given the subject matter a venerable American poet addressing the universal archetype of The Shadow via his own and other's poetry , I should have loved this book. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. In short, he rambled on as a story teller to a rapt audience. Bly offers a third option beyond total expression or repression: ways to truly reintegrate the shadow rather than merely letting it control us either consciously or not. He wants us to be in touch with our dark side, meaning the subconcious. It mentions a warning from Jacob Boehme before one of his books saying that going on not willing to make changes will make the book bad for him.
It explores various components of the shadow in a very accessible manner. What should we do with all that anger, rage, sexuality, creativity, whatever, that we've been forced to suppress? At 90ish pages you can get through it in about an hour or two, and the ideas within it are worth having running through your mind as you look at the world. What I found fascinating again was how very discursive Bly's thought process is. About this Item: HarperCollins Publishers. The spine may show signs of wear. The spine may show signs of wear. Bly is not a gentle note the space man.
Let's talk about the personal shadow first. Sometimes the first snow comes while the grass is still green, and if the grass is long, bends it over, making little houses underneath. It discusses how we were taught to act a certain way while in the company of others or a particular group of people. About this Item: HarperCollins Publishers. Finally, in the fifth stage, we retrieve that very thing we originally threw out or projected.
All that being said, I'm looking forward to rereading it when I have a better understanding of Jung's actual writings on the shadow; the 'definitions' of it in here I find a little bit reductionist. His work Iron John: A Book About Men is an international bestseller which has been translated into many languages. Bly is not a gentle note the space man. The spine may show signs of wear. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. This little book was a real joy to read and absorb.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The book is short, full of poetry, with observations about the world in terms of the shadow. So it that germinating idea that did it for me. One chapter is even an interview between Bly and his editor Booth. One of the strongest components of the work was how accessible it was. At that moment the eyes break contact; we suddenly look into ourselves and see our own diminishment.
The split-tailed swallow leaves the sill at dawn; At dusk, blue swallows shall return. I wrote this poem one spring day. But if the idea itself, of the human shadow, rings a bell or piques your interest, I'd strongly recommend this book. The book uses metaphor, poetry, and references to writing and popular culture to expand on that idea, and touches upon how we may identify and start to own our own shadow. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. It can be read in a day. How to deal with your suppressed shadow? The actual content itself is often vague, open to interpretation and, as I said earlier, highly metaphorical.
And this is just a touch of the ideas offered in this small text. The dust jacket if applicable may be missing. In the third stage we seek to repair the rattle, and what I see going on is justification, a way of working with the disconnect that is incomplete. Wha This little book was a real joy to read and absorb. This last time I read it, I absorbed one paragraph at a time, and that was my most enjoyable reading of it ever, having finally learned to ignore the poems. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.
If our shadow is anger or sexuality going the way of complete expression may be dangerous and hurtful to others, for example. He has a big energy sweeper that pulls it in. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. The tirelessly attempts of Bly to renew the American poetry and to bring it near to the achievements of the Hispanic poetry has some considerable success. About this Item: HarperCollins Publishers. It provides only a greater understanding of and sympathy for that dilemma.