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Indeed, Way of the Peaceful Warrior does just that with its piercing truths, lively narrative and humorous wisdom. Like Castaneda, it enables the reader to reflect on the deepest questions of life. Yet unlike Don Juan, it spotlights the path to a happy, uncomplicated life without dependency on drugs.
Told with drama and insight, the novel revolves around Dan, a world champion gymnast and student at the University of California at Berkeley. The story begins when Dan meets his powerful 96-year-old mentor Socrates, an all-night gas station attendant.
Guided by this wise old mentor and tempted by an elusive and playful woman named Joy, Dan journeys through everyday reality and metaphysical realms. He travels the paths of flesh and spirit, romance and terror, light and darkness, laughter and magic, learning new ways to see the world and live life fully.
Thematically, this tale of the eternal human quest for the meaning of life is the path of transformation and enlightenment. It uncovers concepts known deep inside but really allowed to wake up and be content with this knowledge. There is no need to search, so just be happy now! Love is the only reality of the world, because it is all One - and the only laws are paradox, humor and change.
After reading Way of the Peaceful Warrior don't tuck it away on a bookshelf to gather dust. Keep it close at hand, and recapture guidance from many of the metaphors sprinkled throughout the story. The secret of happiness, Socrates so aptly points out, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. -- Association for Humanistic Psychology Newsletter, July, 1984
Remarkably wise, provocatively humorous, and hauntingly beautiful. It may even change the lives of many who peruse its pages. -- Dr. Stanley Krippner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book transformed my life in so many ways. All 100% positive. Everyone should read this at least once. I'm reading it for the 3rd time now.Published 9 days ago by Karen
Changed my life. Simply an incredible story that can make you take a step back and think about the way you live, treat others, and treat yourself. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Aly Nelson
Anyone on the spiritual path will likely enjoy this book. I've read it in two weeks, which would've been two days if I had the time. Loved it.Published 15 days ago by A. van de Schrier-Bel
This is one of my all time favourite books and I believe was one of the primary instigators for my spiritual path. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Emily Reid
Great book; but wasn't sure I was getting the metaphysical message and I normally do get it..Published 21 days ago by Andrea Lane
Amazing, eye opening true story about our ability to achieve happiness by being in the moment and finding joy in every event, regardless. Great must readPublished 22 days ago by Thad Kahlow