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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.
I did not appreciate all the ads at the back of the book trying to make an extra buck off the naive reader.
This book is a refreshing change--it makes a person think and makes us question if the life we are building for oursleves is the one we want to live in.
Dan Millman's book, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, is an amazing journey of self-discovery and enlightenment.
Great book; but wasn't sure I was getting the metaphysical message and I normally do get it..Published 1 day 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 1 day ago by Thad Kahlow
Boring, waste of time. Kept waiting for insight ... received only the depth one might find in a high-schooler's diary.Published 8 days ago by Thomas M. Garcin
Very jumbled writing. I love to read -- this book did not hold my attention.Published 13 days ago by Margaret Bundy
i loved the book, though some of the events were too magical to digest, but they did communicate the principles of realization nicely through a journeyPublished 15 days ago by Sivarupa
It was good not great. I enjoyed the underlying meaning of the book. Some parts seemed a little unrealistic to mePublished 17 days ago by David Bader
The best part of the book is that it discusses the core spiritual tenets in a story telling mode. The man (or superman! Read morePublished 18 days ago by Manas