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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • TheLoudMouthNextDoor
  • 2021-06-14

A well needed book on the lacking foundation of today’s Man.

Jack has done it again. The latest book in my opinion is designed for the man who already understands man. Using the lore of the past he’s designed the fundamental foundation of what a man must have in his life for it to be truly complete. A purpose - a reason for being beyond just being.

For well over a decade we have seen the western world attack masculinity in ever possible way - mainstream media, corporations, educational institutions, social media, and state and federal government. With the boot of the world on our throats, we can rebuild the foundation brick by brick but these stories must be told, these lessons must have an audience.

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  • 2021-05-16

An important read for those of us born in the 90s

A great book and one of his best. I would highly recommend this after The Way of Men.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-05-16

Epic

Epic, a lot of men need this to hear.
I think it will change the world.

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  • Bennet H
  • 2021-05-09

ifunny said it first

Most of what is contained in this book is a synopsis of other books, mostly Mithra-Varuna. Ifunny essays by Vedic Pagans & perennialists have been saying this for a long time. If you have not encountered these belief systems before, then this is an excellent introduction. I also highly reccomend the book Mithra-Varuna if you can find it for a fair price.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-05-04

Great book!

It compliments the other works and should be a must for men world wide, can be hard to follow if you’re just beginning

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  • T. Rodriguez
  • 2021-04-29

A positive vision of masculine excellence

I listen to all of Jack Donovan's works on audio.

I've seen his evolution from awareness, commitment, to rage, and finally to providing a vision and a process of positive masculinity in a world that not only doesn't care, but often punishes us, for being men. It's not a step-by-step guide. But it does provide principles of action. And inspiration. And for that I am eternally grateful to Mr Donovan. And if you're a man who hears the call to be a man as men have always been up until just recently, consider this book an essential resource. Good luck to you. Good luck to us all.

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  • Roux
  • 2021-04-25

just read it

thank you Jack. great book. everyman needs to read this. share it. start a fire in the men around you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-04-24

That chilling feeling, but in a good way!

Jack brings the back the old ways of manhood and shows their relevance in the world today.

"Maðr er manns gaman"

As an Icelander, this gave me chills.

A must read!