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The Siren's Call: Bigfoot and secret societies
The Siren's Call: Bigfoot and secret societies

Remember Robert Bly's bestselling 1990 book "Iron John: A Book About Men"? It was the manifesto for a movement -- a call for men to get back in touch with their primal selves. Go out in the woods, strip off your shirt, bang on a drum and howl at the moon. Bly's book and its cause have long been easy targets for comedians and columnists, but don't smirk -- there was a point there. Bly drew on the Grimm brothers' tale of Iron John/Iron Hans, a wildman in the woods who teaches a young prince some necessary lessons in order to move from childhood to maturity. Bly saw the dark woods as representing the unconscious, while the wildman hiding in it was an aspect of the...

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