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Men today have the ability to read and be inspired by masculine myths and stories from all of the world's religions. We can see how they evolved from one to another. Still, so many men find themselves searching for some sense of what is sacred and want to connect to something eternal, something greater than themselves. The question is: With so many choices, so many traditions, so many gods and heroes - which ones?
 

In Fire in the Dark, author Jack Donovan - best known for his underground classic, The Way of Men - explores the common themes in these myths that are still relevant to the lives of men today. Beginning with the simple, primal metaphor of the campfire, Donovan identifies a tripartite system of masculine roles and shows how those roles have been repeated again and again throughout the history of myth and religion. It is the nature of men to create order from chaos, and when order has been created, it is the work of men to protect and perpetuate that order. These jobs have been idealized in world-ordering sky fathers and thundering warriors and fertility gods. Donovan has integrated these ideals into a natural spirituality for men that is not new, but actually draws from the very oldest ideas about what it means to be a man.

©2021 Jack Donovan and Brutal Company LLC (P)2021 Jack Donovan and Brutal Company LLC

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I wanted more mythical stories with lessons to use

the narrator sounds like he's trying to be to masculine, it's kind of annoying, and get to the point already! drawn out long explanations of simple things to grasp, this book could've been condensed to 1 hour easily, barely any substance or real value.

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Jack,

Damn! The connection with myth, spirituality and The Masculine and it’s role through the ages. Why it’s important we don’t lose sight of these mythical heroes as their stories correlate to real life challenge, struggle, values and how to live as a man.

It is absolutely powerful and much needed... for the rest of time. This is the shit the youth should be learning. They’ll find their way and be forged into men society needs.

Recommend this to ALL!

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found it was more of a history lesson in the English language and history of the God's. only a few good points

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  • Samantha C.
  • 2021-06-19

Are you worthy?

Instead of arguing against the madness of the day, Donovan looks at foundational narratives to call on men to start the world again.

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  • lynada b woodman
  • 2021-05-05

Inspirational

I have now listened to this book twice, and will likely listen to it several more times. As with all of Donovan’s work I get more out of it every time I encounter it, and every time it spurs farther growth in me as a man. None of what he stated is new or particularly profound, but puts words to things that I think every man feels instinctually wether he acknowledges it or not. I think all men who are not content with mediocrity should read or listen to Mr.Donovan’s work including this one.

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  • Modern barbarian
  • 2021-05-03

Simple excellent

Been a reader of Jack Donovan for a few years now and his work has done nothing short of making me want to be good at being a man. Inspiring me to be excellent and stop wasting my time on things that don’t matter. Surround myself with like minded me that want better of themselves and those around them.

This book is no different. I highly suggest this book and his other works like the way of men.

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  • 2021-10-30

I enjoyed his earlier books more

don't get me wrong. it's a good, thought provoking, piece literature. just not relatable for me. I already have Faith, I don't need to reinvent my beliefs. I found his analysis of religion interesting though.

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  • Matthew Hess
  • 2021-07-21

essential for any man!

the story is well articulated and the author pours alot of emotion into his own narration.

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  • Rnb88
  • 2021-07-18

The narrator sounds like Batman....

interesting information and perspective on myth and masculinity. definitely recommend for men all ages.

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  • DSW
  • 2021-07-11

Much more than Jack Donovan’s 4th book.

This is much more than Jack Donovan’s 4th book. If you’ve read his previous works, this book builds synergistically off them.

Though not holding the title of psychologist, I’d argue that Mr. Donovan understands the male psyche much deeper than many in the field. And he illustrates it well with 3 deep, yet easily understood, masculine archetypes: The Father, The Striker, and The Lord of the Earth.

As you read this book, you will know you yourself more deeply and you will understand other men and the world around you on a deeper level. Not only will you know your self better, but you will want to broaden and expand your self.

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  • Candy
  • 2021-07-07

Jack Donovan makes a good man think

I have enjoyed all of Jack's books so far. This one being one of my favorites.

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  • Bruce
  • 2021-07-04

Best book on masculinity

best book on masculinity and I have read them all, this will go down as Jacks great work.

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  • Adrien
  • 2021-06-26

Excellent as expected

Jack Donovan is an amazing writer, with a fog a poetry surrounding his sharpened intelligence.
His narration is my main compliment... his words are expressed by his fully committed heart and body.
This is not a cerebral book
Good job

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  • 2021-04-29

Start the World

awesome book for all men, about gods and myths, even if you're not a believer it will be interesting