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The Maiden King: The Reunion of Masculine and Feminine (Paperback)

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From Robert Bly, author of the groundbreaking bestseller Iron John, and famed Jungian analyst Marion Woodman comes an interpretation of a primordial folktale that takes the message behind Iron John to its next phase: the reunion of masculine and feminine. Bly and Woodman interpret the archetypal symbols embedded in an ancient Russian story, The Maiden King, a tale woven of an absent father, a possessive stepmother, a false tutor, and a young man over-whelmed by a beautiful maiden. When the young man's weak response to the maiden ss her retreating in anger, he must go on a quest for self-discovery that leads to Baba Yaga, the fierce yet empowering old woman of Russian folk tradition. The male tency toward impotence in the face of feminine magnificence, the female fear of power and abandonment that leads to rage, the need to get beyond oppositional thinking en route to the Divine, these are issues the book addresses with wisdom and lyricism. The true heir to Iron John, The Maiden King may be the intellectual answer to Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.

About the Author

Robert Bly, storyteller, translator, and winner of the National Book Award for Poetry, is the author of the phenomenal Iron John: A Book About Men. He lives in Minneapolis. Marion Woodman, a well-known Jungian analyst, is the author of numerous books, including Addiction to Perfection. She lives in Canada.

Praise For…

"Bly wears the mantle of authority with splid assurance." (Civilization)

"Bly and Woodman are key keepers, bridge persons, shaman and analyst." (Buffalo News)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780805057782
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Publication Date: October 1st, 1999
Pages: 288