Words from Robert Bly


A Little Book on the Human Shadow

“Marilyn Monroe called for projections as part of her power longing, and her disturbance must have been about victimization in childhood. The success of projection and recall, done so successfully in tribal culture, face to face, goes out of whack when the mass media arrives.

In the economy of the psyche, her death was inevitable and even right. No single human being can carry so many projections- that is, so much unconsciousness- and survive. So it’s infinitely important that each person bring back his or her own.”

That’s all folks. Happy New Year!

2 thoughts on “Words from Robert Bly

  1. Carole Webber December 20, 2014 / 8:08 pm

    Marilyn Monroe appeared to be a beautiful , insecure woman, who allowed herself to be used by others in her quest for acceptance. All she real;y wanted or needed was assurance that she was truly loved.for who she was not just how she looked,
    A sad woman.

    • fictionfitz December 21, 2014 / 4:57 am

      I think as Bly points out, it is sad on many levels.

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