Men and navigating the seductions of life’s journeys.
“The tale begins when all those who had escaped the pit of destruction were safe in their own lands, spared by wars and seas. Only Odysseus was held elsewhere, pining for home and wife; the Nymph Calypso, a goddess of strange power and beauty, had kept him captive within her arching caverns, yearning for him to be her husband.”
— Homer, The Odyssey
Some men are prisoners of pleasure. Captured by sinister sensuality, kept separated from the duties and delights of home and wife. In anguish under the unrelenting pressures of nymphomania.
Many men deal with sexual shame and are often pummeled by condemnation as they struggle to survive the forces bent on subduing and enslaving them.
Too often those seeking to reach and teach men fail to fairly discern the sexual and relational realities of men’s shipwrecks, imprisonments and genuine longings.
Men need ways of escape and The Odyssey reveals that the Divine comes to the rescue of the man who truly longs for freedom.
Art: Calypso by George Hitchcock