Well-regarded books on men’s issues. Note that some images click through to the publisher or distributer.
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover
The bestselling, widely heralded, jungian introduction to the psychological foundation of a mature, authentic, and revitalized masculinity
In this deeply learned book, poet and translator Robert Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it is to be a man.Bly's vision is based on his ongoing work with men and reflections on his own life. He addresses the devastating effects of remote fathers and mourns the disappearance of male initiation rites in our culture. Finding rich meaning in ancient stories and legends, Bly uses the Grimm fairy tale "Iron John," in which the narrator, or "Wild Man," guides a young man through eight stages of male growth, to remind us of archetypes long forgotten-images of vigorous masculinity, both protective and emotionally centered.Simultaneously poetic and down-to-earth, combining the grandeur of myth with the practical and often painful lessons of our own histories, Iron John is a rare work that will continue to guide and inspire men-and women-for years to come
Raising teenage boys
From Andy Roy at Powerhouse Programs
Raising teenage boys is 270 pages of what parents really need to know about the often challenging teenage years. Once you’ve read the Mystery of the Teenage Brain, Dads especially will realise that you just can’t "fix" a brain that is going through a re-wiring process.
What’s required here is something totally different. If you’ve been trying hard and failing this is why. The 7 Keys to Effective Teen Parenting gives you the new strategies you need to make a potentially horrendous time more palatable for everyone.
You’ll find here a map for your son or sons to become healthy and confident young men. This is a Man-Making Manual for ALL families, whether facing real challenges or doing okay. All boys need something different at this time and included in this book is the It’s Time chapters – how you can give your son a gift for all time with a Rite of Passage. It’s what many of the parenting experts and big thinkers of today are saying is missing, and here it is in one easy-to-read book!
The New Manhood
The New Manhood is a powerful book about how the “river of healthy masculinity” was broken through the distance between fathers and sons, and addresses how to heal and become a whole man. Growing up, sex, love, marriage, friends, work, meaning and spirit. A life changing book for thousands of men, and the women who love them.