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Where have all the grownups gone?

In answering that question with the same freewheeling erudition and intuitive brilliance that made Iron John a national bestseller, Robert Bly tells us that we live in a "sibling society", in which adults have regressed into adolescence and adolescents refuse to grow up.

To reveal the origins of our predicament and to suggest how we may emerge from it, Bly draws on a vast range of sources, from the latest headlines and economic statistics to the ancient tales of Jack and the Beanstalk and the Hindu god Ganesha. Gazing past the ephemera of contemporary politics and culture, he looks unblinkingly into our national soul and produces a brave, redemptive book that may help us begin to heal it.

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Where have all the grownups gone? In answering that question with the same freewheeling erudition and intuitive brilliance that made Iron John a national bestseller, poet, storyteller and translator Robert Bly tells us that we live in a "sibling society, " in which adults have regressed into adolescence and adolescents refuse to grow up.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-295) and index.

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Discoveries in Consciousness, September 9, 2013 (view all comments by Discoveries in Consciousness)

I have this book in hardback and cassette tape with Robert Bly reading. Bottom Line is that you can not be INTIATED by your own Peer Group. In Psychological terms this could be compared to Enmeshment. I think there has been a mistake with the Title of this book which should have been Iron John part 2. An Older Man Iron John an Archetype INITIATES the young boy who lost his golden reality because he was conforming to all the stuff he grew up with. I recently came across a website full of Dare Devil Snow Board Youth called unofficial Squaw Valley and maybe a dozen such Ski Area's but this is all over the World. Many of these Youths have died or have been maimed for life, and the comments SNEER at each others efforts to do the most outrageous stunts, and the website is packed full of BRATS. There is no second chance for these young guys and a few young women, and the lack of CARE is off the charts. Between the lines of A SIBLING SOCIETY is a stunning lack of Self Care, and when you don't care about yourself, you are not likely to care about other people. This book is an understatement of a social problem that still nobody can see is going on. Its many generations old. This book is well worth the read, and it will probably take years to understand it. Its the most resold of all Robert Bly's books, and it could stand a revision especially if it could be tied in with Iron John or any similar book on INITIATION. Maybe then more people will wake up and see that they have been sacrificing themselves to the wrong thing, and that each generation has its own sacrifice to the wrong thing. This book is packed full of clues that for me never went away after I put the book down.
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Brett, July 1, 2006 (view all comments by Brett)
I am not well read or versed in psychology, but this book was recommended to me because of my increasing number of comments on how people are less willing to take responsibility for thier actions. This book gives several possible explanations for this and I found it very intriguing, even if the author went off on some tangents that I had no idea what was meant by them. A very thought provoking book and I found alot in it that was useful.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679781288
Author:
Bly, Robert W.
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Bly, Robert W.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
Social values
Subject:
Youthfulness
Subject:
Intergenerational relations
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
psychology;culture;sociology;mythology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
BP-413E
Publication Date:
19970531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.00x5.19x.74 in. .77 lbs.

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