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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.
did not enjoy it as much as I had hoped, after it was recommended to me.Published 2 days ago by Gabriele Connell
Very thought provoking & a book that keeps you so emotionally engaged throughout it. Very glad I made this purchase!Published 2 days ago by ndemyano4
This book is an easy read and jam pack with great advice interwoven in a wonderful story about a young man coming to realize his full potential by the guiding hand and words of a... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Daniel
I got this for my nephew it is a classic...everyone should read this.Published 14 days ago by Alice K. Monroney
I use lessons mentioned in this book daily and suggest it to all of my friends.Published 20 days ago by Zane Campise
Easy read and so influential on life and happiness.
I will read it again. I brought this one to sent to a friend. If you're reading this... Get the book.
This is one of the most important books I have ever read. I have read many books on spirituality and truly love how this one captures the concepts of so many others in the context... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Doug McCorkle
One of my favourite all-time books. Bought this as a gift in 'real book ' form & as a kindle for me. Dan Millman is a lovely person & the film was also inspiring.Published 26 days ago by Elizabeth A.