The Mythopoetic Mens Movement

Above is the first in a series of 6 videos about the mythopoetic mens movement. Robert Bly and Michael Meade are the featured intellectuals in this video. They discuss a variety of things and among those things they discuss are the significance of mythology and story telling in discovering male identity. To them being male has its own unique spirituality and then men share a common male spirituality.

In the second video in the series, which is not posted here but can be found at youtube, Michael Meade discusses that the heart attack epidemic among men is the result of an attack on mens hearts and that these heart attacks are the result of feelings of isolation and having a lonely heart that is not bonded with other hearts.

Michael Meade is currently working with the Mosaic Multicultural Foundation and is involved with mentoring the youth.

http://www.mosaicvoices.org

“A healthy, many-cultured community is like a MOSAIC in which the overall design reveals the singular beauty of each part. In that sense, America is not a melting pot that dulls and blurs, but a mosaic, made of numerous distinct pieces, with beautiful, unexpected colors, rough edges and hidden symmetries.”– Michael Meade

Robert Bly: http://www.robertbly.com

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8 Responses to The Mythopoetic Mens Movement

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  2. janoklark says:

    Multiculti contradicts the idea that we should place our father vibration on the highest plane. Finding our soul and manly vibration through the father, grandfather and all the way up the line is a process of ancestral worship, which in turn is love and understanding of your race.

    His rosy picture of post-WW2 immigration policy contradicts the reality of grossly higher crime rate and discord. The word “melting pot” for today’s America is a misnomer. It was originally describing the melding of Europeans (and the term was coined by a zionist terrorist, who obviously didn’t envision the future “Israel” as a melting pot, Theodore Herzl).

    There are positive aspects to being around people of different countries and origins, provided those people have at least some unique culture and heritage remaining in them. In modern America, you have Blacks who don’t know what it is to be Black, and Whites with the same issue. They have little of value to share when they mix, and they don’t understand themselves enough to predict possible conflicts. Also, neither race feels native to that land. They don’t feel it is in their bones. Thus they have a hard time treating the place like home – keeping it clean and welcoming to others. If the races actually had their ancestral culture with them, diversity would have a much greater meaning.

    I think the Mormons are right that ancestral worship is perhaps the most important service we can do to God. The Mormons have a special department that deals with genealogy, and they consider genealogical research to be a holy calling. When I talk with Mormons, they often tell me their ancestral story. It’s also important to visit your ancestral grounds and feel that vibration. I felt VERY connected to the land in southwest Germany, and to a small city in Slovakia called Modra. It’s odd that in these locations I can instantly sleep whenever I want. I gain weight. My skin gains radiance. I know when the sun is coming up and I rise with it. I realized then that for me, being in the US was causing me to suffer from feelings of dislocation. I never felt strong as a horse and sleeping at perfect times like I did in Badenbaden and Modra.

    “Mosaic” though is a beautiful idea. Perhaps he, too, is promoting real diversity and not the completely mixed, undefined “grey paint” that moderns often mistakenly call diversity.

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  4. tryingtobeagoodman says:

    janoklark,

    Your comment about Mormonism got me thinking…

    Why is it that Mormons, one of the most unpopular/despised Christian denominations, has so many good qualities?

    I don’t know much about Mormonism, but from the little I’ve read here on KBH and some of the links you guys have provided, I get a very positive feeling about Mormonism, especially compared to some of the other Christian denominations.

    Our ancestors, our history… that stuff is so important. Same goes for sexual morality.

    But there are some liberal protestant denominations that are not much different than secular, multicultural/feminist/pro-homosexual-agenda society. Very discouraging the way some evil force has corrupted religion.

    Even the Catholic Church is pretty soft in some areas. And a lot of Catholics don’t listen to the Church anyway.

    I don’t think the Catholic Church (or any other Christian denomination) puts emphasis on our ancestors / family history.

    Good for Mormons. I’m still thinking about why they seem to be… better than other denominations. And they’ve been accused of being “racist” over the years, which makes me suspect that they are, in reality, being race realists (a.k.a. honest.)

  5. tryingtobeagoodman says:

    I’m wondering how you guys feel about Scientology.

    I haven’t really studied it, but it seems like they have some decent moral standards.

    I know homosexual activists don’t like Scientology because it is “anti-gay”, but I think the Church of Scientology has recently softened its stance on that particular issue, which is unfortunate.

    And because of Tom Cruise we all know that Scientology is staunchly opposed to any and all mind-altering drugs, legal or illegal. Good for them.

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