Fall 2013 • Vol. XXXV No. 4 NonfictionOctober 1, 2013 |

Captain Robert Bly, Ortega y Gasset, and the Buddha on the Road

"In 1787, The Bounty sailed for Tahiti. The ship was under command of the brutal Captain Bligh, who made life for those on board a living hell, with his ready use of the cat o' nine tails and his abusive tongue." So says the paperback cover of The Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. But this particular copy has the signature "Robert E. Bly" and the date 1945; its owner was then a landlocked U.S. Navy man, eighteen years old.   ▪ ▪ We customarily put our teachers, mentors, spiritual guides, therapists, leaders, and other necessary (and unnecessary) authority figures on pedestals. Engaging in psychological transference, we project our needs, longings, and other baggage onto them, fall in love with them, see them as flawless, larger than life, even godlike. But if we wish to thrive, the day necessarily comes when we must question authority, withdraw our projections, and claim our independence and power, finding wisdom inside oursel

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