Glossary entry for
Watching the Waterfont Concert video, I noticed that Van mentioned that the
inspiration for the song "Fire In The Belly" was the book by the same name.
Fire In The Belly
The book Fire In The Belly is by Sam Keen, published in 1991, and is
mentioned on one web-page as being one of the "2 most-cited classics in the
field" [of Men's Studies], the other "classic" being Robert Bly's Iron
A brief review of the book, "Fire In The Belly" as noted on one web-page:
"With traditional notions of manhood under attack, today's men (and women)
are looking for a new vision of masculinity. In this ground-breaking book,
Sam Keen offers an inspiring guide for men seeking new personal ideals of
strength, potency and warriorship in their lives."
Elsewhere it is noted that Sam Keen is the author of 12 books and a series of
videos titled Sex and the Sacred, as well as being a contributing editor
to the U.S. pop(ular)-psychology magazine "Psychology Today". He is also said to
be a colleague of Joseph Campbell.
Contributed by David Chance
Van references in:
Part of the van-the-man.info unofficial website