Issues and opportunities for men struggling in a world that seems alien and unfair, by P Bradbury, writer and teacher.
Men's achievements and failings
Men have largely created the tangible, outer world we have lived in for the past 2,000 years. Their achievements have been impressive. But so have their failings. Men have been progressive, regressive, kind, savage and perfectly imperfect humans.
Men have discovered new worlds, tilled the soil, defended people, invented great and healing machines, created beautiful and uplifting artworks. They have fathered gifted and happy children, inspired and soothed us with their songs and their writing.
Men have also raped, destroyed, murdered, disempowered, abused and lessened in many ways. We will not walk away from that reality.
Women go out, men go in
As women start to claim power in the physical, outer world, so many men have gone inside to begin understanding and conquering their inner world. This has been an uncertain, painful and faltering process. Many men are feeling unwelcome and uncomfortable as participants in the human race. This is not healthy for the growth of our Earth family, for we were created with two sides and two sexes. One cannot grow without the other.
This book, therefore, follows and prescribes that process - the process for all men and for the author, P Bradbury.
The stories are both fictional and non-fiction. Some stories emanate from the men in workshops that Philip runs. Some come from current events and some from the muses of a concerned and caring man.