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Four years after training with the old warrior he calls Socrates — in spite of all he has learned — Dan Millman confronts personal failure and growing frustrations. Disillusioned with his life, unable to bridge the gap between knowing and doing, Dan sets out on a worldwide quest to rediscover his sense of purpose and source of inspiration. A buried memory sends Dan on a sea Four years after training with the old warrior he calls Socrates — in spite of all he has learned — Dan Millman confronts personal failure and growing frustrations. Disillusioned with his life, unable to bridge the gap between knowing and doing, Dan sets out on a worldwide quest to rediscover his sense of purpose and source of inspiration. A buried memory sends Dan on a search for a woman shaman, deep in a Hawaiian rain forest. She is the gateway to all his hopes and his fears — and only she can prepare him for what is to come. In worlds of shadow and light, Dan encounters inner tests, mortal challenges, shocking revelations, and unforgettable characters as he ascends the warrior’s path to wisdom and peace. This is the sacred journey we all share, the journey to the Light that shines at the heart of all our lives.

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Four years after training with the old warrior he calls Socrates — in spite of all he has learned — Dan Millman confronts personal failure and growing frustrations. Disillusioned with his life, unable to bridge the gap between knowing and doing, Dan sets out on a worldwide quest to rediscover his sense of purpose and source of inspiration. A buried memory sends Dan on a sea Four years after training with the old warrior he calls Socrates — in spite of all he has learned — Dan Millman confronts personal failure and growing frustrations. Disillusioned with his life, unable to bridge the gap between knowing and doing, Dan sets out on a worldwide quest to rediscover his sense of purpose and source of inspiration. A buried memory sends Dan on a search for a woman shaman, deep in a Hawaiian rain forest. She is the gateway to all his hopes and his fears — and only she can prepare him for what is to come. In worlds of shadow and light, Dan encounters inner tests, mortal challenges, shocking revelations, and unforgettable characters as he ascends the warrior’s path to wisdom and peace. This is the sacred journey we all share, the journey to the Light that shines at the heart of all our lives.

30 review for Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kris Madaus

    I was disappointed in this book. After reading the Way of the Peaceful Warrior and being very pleased with it, this book showed me why it is bad to have expectations. To start with, this book is supposed to take place near the end of the Peaceful Warrior book. Near the end of PW, Dan takes a few months traveling around the world. This book fits in during that trip on the timeline before he meets up with Socrates in the Sierras again. This doesn't really make sense after the events in Sacred Jour I was disappointed in this book. After reading the Way of the Peaceful Warrior and being very pleased with it, this book showed me why it is bad to have expectations. To start with, this book is supposed to take place near the end of the Peaceful Warrior book. Near the end of PW, Dan takes a few months traveling around the world. This book fits in during that trip on the timeline before he meets up with Socrates in the Sierras again. This doesn't really make sense after the events in Sacred Journey. It is obviously is an afterthought by the author who decided to write another book later. Second, the original PW book really focused on having your attention in the present moment. Present moment awareness allows you to see your compulsive mind, your unconscious reactions, and the energy you waste worrying about past and future events. It is about getting away from the abstract mental constructs and getting back to real life, right here, right now. But Sacred Journey went the wrong direction. It was filled with abstract ideas about the "three selves" and various levels (or "floors") of consciousness. These concepts are exactly what we need to get away from to live life more fully. It is completely abstract and conceptual and has nothing to do with right now. The book got into our hidden intuitions and getting into the minds of other people by tapping into their energies. I think this is baloney. Yes, it may appear that you can know what a person is thinking or how someone feels before they tell you, but this is based mostly on awareness of the situation in this moment. Not some magical, metaphysical power that Millman seems to describe in this book. And don't even get me started on the "spirits". I understand that there are no words to describe the condition of enlightenment. All words are merely pointers to the real thing because words are mental, and enlightenment is about losing the mind (or realizing its trick making you believe it is you). Maybe Millman was using these metaphors to try to get a point across about enlightenment. But I think this is misguided and confusing. The main goal is to be aware of what is happening this moment. Mental constructs pull you more into the head trying to understand the words when we should be leaving mental constructs behind and opening our eyes. The only reason I didn't give this book one star was because of the bit of adventure contained in the book. It must have kept my interest enough to finish it, so there's something good.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Pinkeerach

    I read The Peaceful Warrior a couple of years back as I re-embarked on my own personal (somewhat spiritual) journey, and it was better than I could imagine. I'm not typically a fan of self-help or super-inspirational books, but the philosophical and spiritual lessons that I derived from the Peaceful Warrior surprised me. I had fairly low expectations (despite the hype) of the 2nd book in the series because honestly, I haven't seen many authors that are good enough for me to enjoy sequels. Boy wa I read The Peaceful Warrior a couple of years back as I re-embarked on my own personal (somewhat spiritual) journey, and it was better than I could imagine. I'm not typically a fan of self-help or super-inspirational books, but the philosophical and spiritual lessons that I derived from the Peaceful Warrior surprised me. I had fairly low expectations (despite the hype) of the 2nd book in the series because honestly, I haven't seen many authors that are good enough for me to enjoy sequels. Boy was I surprised by Sacred Journey. I could not put it down. I got deeply connected to Mamma Chia and wound up empathizing through and through with Dan's recounting of his spiritual journey. Though it's mostly fiction, the true spirit of his journey translated well into the tale he wove. I found myself repeatedly jealous of his journey and the opportunities for enlightenment. And I found myself yearning for something similar. Perhaps it was more empathy, but it triggered a small shift in me that again ignited that desire for things beyond this physical world. I highly recommend this book (whether you've read the Peaceful Warrior or not) to anyone looking for something philosophical or something that "makes your heart think."

  3. 5 out of 5

    Holly

    I first read this book about 10 years ago for the first time. I just read it again a few weeks ago. What the book reveals to you, depends on what you need. It depends on the place you are in your life, what quotes and lines in the book just JUMP out to you. This book is by one of my favorite people, and I have read every book of his. Dan Millman is an amazing motivational speaker, and his books are all thought provoking, and soul stirring. The premise is simple, but the book has many layers. Soc I first read this book about 10 years ago for the first time. I just read it again a few weeks ago. What the book reveals to you, depends on what you need. It depends on the place you are in your life, what quotes and lines in the book just JUMP out to you. This book is by one of my favorite people, and I have read every book of his. Dan Millman is an amazing motivational speaker, and his books are all thought provoking, and soul stirring. The premise is simple, but the book has many layers. Socrates reveals and teaches the main character so much, through life events, and experiences that many of us go through, and complain, but we don't pay attention to the lesson. Give it a read, and keep this book. It will be one you read again.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Drnefarius

    I waited awhile before reading this. I guess I was not ready for the message at the time I bought it (September 2004). After reading this book, it's almost like a retreat experience. You remember how clear your head was during the retreat. When you came back to reality, however, things weren't as peachy as you'd hope. This book is about living that experience of self-discovery every single day. It's about having peace, without ignoring or forgetting the troubles surrounding your life. It complete I waited awhile before reading this. I guess I was not ready for the message at the time I bought it (September 2004). After reading this book, it's almost like a retreat experience. You remember how clear your head was during the retreat. When you came back to reality, however, things weren't as peachy as you'd hope. This book is about living that experience of self-discovery every single day. It's about having peace, without ignoring or forgetting the troubles surrounding your life. It completes the purpose of why we need to understand ourselves, and how valuable that understanding is to your life.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Colby Klein

    Dan Millman is an incredible author with an incredible message. The book, even though it is apparently fictionalized to a large extent, taps into some very real human emotions and connections, leaving the reader to reach their own conclusions about the message within. Because of how it's written in narrative form, the lessons are experienced rather than memorized and in that way resonate more with how I personally operate. The subject matter is largely focused on the chakras and how they can be o Dan Millman is an incredible author with an incredible message. The book, even though it is apparently fictionalized to a large extent, taps into some very real human emotions and connections, leaving the reader to reach their own conclusions about the message within. Because of how it's written in narrative form, the lessons are experienced rather than memorized and in that way resonate more with how I personally operate. The subject matter is largely focused on the chakras and how they can be opened and enhanced through practice and awareness. the book also builds on the idea that there is a larger truth that becomes clear at higher levels of "the tower" and makes this reader excited to build. I think, because some things aren't explicitly mentioned, that the message will vary from person to person. The information that is gleaned and retained will certainly change depending on who you ask but in all forms it is positive and encourage. I'd recommend it to anyone I know!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ginna

    After reading Way of the Peaceful Warrior in college, I retained some images and phrases - Let it flow and let it go; the man whose house had burned down & he was able to pick up the pieces without looking back. The idea of the peaceful warrior itself. Last week, I found this book in a box someone had left by the road as they were moving. It was a quick and compelling read, and a good time for me to read it. I particularly appreciated the quotes at the beginning of each chapter. The three se After reading Way of the Peaceful Warrior in college, I retained some images and phrases - Let it flow and let it go; the man whose house had burned down & he was able to pick up the pieces without looking back. The idea of the peaceful warrior itself. Last week, I found this book in a box someone had left by the road as they were moving. It was a quick and compelling read, and a good time for me to read it. I particularly appreciated the quotes at the beginning of each chapter. The three selves in the Kahuna tradition were a vivid illustration of the levels of work we need to do on ourselves at the base level to find any hope for insight. This is a simple book about complex things- which turn out to be pretty simple. We must listen to and trust ourselves, and participate in our own lives, at their heart, now.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Bryan

    I truly enjoyed the first book that I read by Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior (and the movie is not bad either!), but this book was not as good. That being said (really written), I did like many aspects of this book. The only negative that I can think of is that while Mr. Millman is off in India and then Hawaii having all of these fantastical spiritual experiences, his wife and daughter who were living in Ohio at the time, had no idea where he was or if he was ever coming back. I know t I truly enjoyed the first book that I read by Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior (and the movie is not bad either!), but this book was not as good. That being said (really written), I did like many aspects of this book. The only negative that I can think of is that while Mr. Millman is off in India and then Hawaii having all of these fantastical spiritual experiences, his wife and daughter who were living in Ohio at the time, had no idea where he was or if he was ever coming back. I know that he is sharing his spiritual experience with a wide readership because of these specific journeys, but it just makes me sad to think that such a spiritual man could leave his wife and daughter and search for his "spiritual family" instead of trying to remain in this reality and works things out with his family. Anyways, I believe that this is a very uplifting book in many ways and one that I know I will read again and again (especially for all of the precious quotes at the beginnings of chapters).

  8. 4 out of 5

    Victoria Klein

    If you've read Dan's infamous book, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives, then you'll naturally progress to this book, which happens about 3/4ths of the way thru WOTPW. That being said, it doesn't have the same vibrant PUNCH that WOTPW does. Don't get me wrong - I think this book is 100% worth reading, especially if you enjoy Dan's other books, but I don't think this is the most interesting book that he's written. If you don't know much about the chakras, or you're looking to u If you've read Dan's infamous book, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives, then you'll naturally progress to this book, which happens about 3/4ths of the way thru WOTPW. That being said, it doesn't have the same vibrant PUNCH that WOTPW does. Don't get me wrong - I think this book is 100% worth reading, especially if you enjoy Dan's other books, but I don't think this is the most interesting book that he's written. If you don't know much about the chakras, or you're looking to understand them on a different level, he touches on some very interesting aspects that I hadn't contemplated (even after studying yoga for over a decade). I'm glad that I read this book and I really enjoyed the lessons, but I recommend reading WOTPW first.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sārāh ♡

    As always Dan Millman didn't disappoint me. Although i feel like this book should be classified as fiction but it's full of morals and golden words one should think more about them. these are parts from that great book:- "we have no control in this life, no ability to stop the waves that come crashing down. we can only learn to surf those waves, embracing whatever comes and using it to grow. Accepting our strenghts and weeknesses, our foolishness and our love. Accepting everything. Doing what we As always Dan Millman didn't disappoint me. Although i feel like this book should be classified as fiction but it's full of morals and golden words one should think more about them. these are parts from that great book:- "we have no control in this life, no ability to stop the waves that come crashing down. we can only learn to surf those waves, embracing whatever comes and using it to grow. Accepting our strenghts and weeknesses, our foolishness and our love. Accepting everything. Doing what we can and flowing with the rest." "The sacred journey is inside you; before you can find what you're looking for in the world, you have to find it within. Otherwise, a master may greet you, but you'll walk right past without hearing." . . every time i read a book for Dan Millman i realise one important thing: "it's never too late to change"

  10. 5 out of 5

    Tristy

    I have to admit, I had a bit of bias towards this series and this author, mostly because everyone I had ever met who had read these books (and told me about it) were pretty pompous, spiritually-bypassing men who were only interested in their own brand of spirituality (and lecturing me about it incessantly). I was pleasantly surprised when I actually dug into this and discovered a very powerful female spiritual figure, as well as authentic stories of facing fears and re-connecting with intuition I have to admit, I had a bit of bias towards this series and this author, mostly because everyone I had ever met who had read these books (and told me about it) were pretty pompous, spiritually-bypassing men who were only interested in their own brand of spirituality (and lecturing me about it incessantly). I was pleasantly surprised when I actually dug into this and discovered a very powerful female spiritual figure, as well as authentic stories of facing fears and re-connecting with intuition and nature. It's a really sweet, heartfelt book that does not get too preachy. It's a great reminder of the many ways that we can connect with spirit and find beauty and teachings in every place, person and moment.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Bogdan

    I should say, even though this book is more like a fiction book interconnected with the events of Dan's life, I liked it a lot and all those characters in the book truly became a part of myself. It is quite hard to think of this book without being acquainted with Socrates's life first and then reading 85% of the original "The Way of The Peaceful Warrior" book. I did just that. And I enjoyed it so much. I cannot help but express a deep feeling of gratitude to the author of all these fine books. Tha I should say, even though this book is more like a fiction book interconnected with the events of Dan's life, I liked it a lot and all those characters in the book truly became a part of myself. It is quite hard to think of this book without being acquainted with Socrates's life first and then reading 85% of the original "The Way of The Peaceful Warrior" book. I did just that. And I enjoyed it so much. I cannot help but express a deep feeling of gratitude to the author of all these fine books. Thank you very much, Dan Millman, you are serving the higher purpose and the world couldn't be proud more for your achievements.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jakob Masic

    Sometimes when you read three books of the same author, and series in succession, the story can become predictable, and may even start to lose its meaning along the way. This however is not the case with the peaceful warrior journey, and in fact becomes more enlightened, and fulfilling with every spiritual truth that is revealed with your own deep understanding. I hope that all who have dedicated themselves to a higher purpose beyond their own minds, read and share this with other souls, so the Sometimes when you read three books of the same author, and series in succession, the story can become predictable, and may even start to lose its meaning along the way. This however is not the case with the peaceful warrior journey, and in fact becomes more enlightened, and fulfilling with every spiritual truth that is revealed with your own deep understanding. I hope that all who have dedicated themselves to a higher purpose beyond their own minds, read and share this with other souls, so the treasure that is held inside the heart will have a chance to open its eyes, and see the world for what it truly is, Love waiting to be discovered.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Wouter Zwemmer

    Boek over de ontdekkingsreis van de hoofdpersoon naar zichzelf, onder begeleiding van een vrouwelijke sjamaan op één van de eilanden van Hawaï. Grootste deel is een reis door de chakra’s van onderen naar boven. Veel mystieke blabla in een lelijke stijl, maar daar tussendoor ook wel mooie concepten. De motto’s van dit verhaal in drie delen: Deel 1: Hier gaat het om: elk moment bereid te zijn om wat we zijn op te geven voor wat we zouden kunnen zijn. Charles Dubois Deel 2: De ware ontdekkingsreis is Boek over de ontdekkingsreis van de hoofdpersoon naar zichzelf, onder begeleiding van een vrouwelijke sjamaan op één van de eilanden van Hawaï. Grootste deel is een reis door de chakra’s van onderen naar boven. Veel mystieke blabla in een lelijke stijl, maar daar tussendoor ook wel mooie concepten. De motto’s van dit verhaal in drie delen: Deel 1: Hier gaat het om: elk moment bereid te zijn om wat we zijn op te geven voor wat we zouden kunnen zijn. Charles Dubois Deel 2: De ware ontdekkingsreis is geen speurtocht naar nieuwe landschappen, maar het waarnemen met nieuwe ogen.’ Marcel Proust Deel 3: Alles kun je doen met kleine voorzichtige stapjes. Maar er zijn momenten waarop je de moed moet kunnen opbrengen voor een grote sprong: een kloof kun je niet oversteken met twee kleine sprongetjes. David Lloyd George Onzichtbaar is niet hetzelfde als denkbeeldig. Er zijn drie zelven: Basale Zelf, Bewuste Zelf en Hogere Zelf. - Basale Zelf: het onderbewuste. In de buik. Kind. Handelen. Ongetemd, geen cultuur regels logica, wild, thuis in gevoel en lichaam. Speels, vitaliteit. Behoefte aan duiding en leiding. Behoefte aan veiligheid. - Bewuste Zelf: bewustzijn, denken. In het hoofd. Machine, computer. Contemplatie. Objectief, vindt het kind hinderlijk. Structuur, beperkt. Schoonheid is een categorie. Lichaam is een noodzakelijke last, werktuig van de geest. - Hogere Zelf: inspiratie, geloof. Aura rondom het lichaam. Behoefte aan opgaan in groter geheel. ‘Wat waar is voor mij, hoeft niet waar te zijn voor jou. Ik zeg je niet wat je moet geloven - ik laat je alleen in mijn ervaring delen. Ik zal je kunnen meenemen naar de rand en je de weg wijzen; dan hoef je alleen je ogen maar open te doen en te springen.’ Laten zien is beter dan vertellen. Plannen zijn nuttig maar hecht je er niet aan; het leven zit boordevol verrassingen. Het is niet de weg naar de vreedzame krijger; het is de reis van de vreedzame krijger, en de reis zelf maakt de krijger. Ik hoor en vergeet, ik zie en onthoud, ik doe en begrijp. Ik kan je helpen om van je ervaringen lessen te maken, en van je lessen wijsheid. In mijn leven heb ik geleerd dat je je misschien, juist als het slechter lijkt te gaan, wel voorbereidt op een sprong voorwaarts. Het Basale Zelf stuurt alleen harde boodschappen (pijn) als je de zachte - je intuïtie en je dromen - negeert. Ik respecteer de plaats die de westerse geneeskunde en haar technologie inneemt, zei ze. Maar ik geloof dat de meeste artsen, net als hun patiënten, te zeer gecharmeerd zijn van de snelle verlichting van klachten door middel van medicijnen of operaties, in plaats van mensen te onderwijzen en inspireren in harmonie met de principes van de natuur, zodat ze hun gewoontes en manier van leven veranderen. De geneeskunde zal nog wel eens veranderen, voorspelde ze, als de mensen er eenmaal aan toe zijn. Gedaanteverandering is de overdracht van bewustzijn, een vorm van diepgaande empathie. Chakra’s en zelven: - Onderste drie chakra’s: Basale Zelf. Overleven, creativiteit en macht. - Macht = persoonlijk, over impulsen van basale zelf en de verlangens van het ego: discipline, plichtsgevoel, duidelijke bedoelingen, verantwoordelijkheid, concentratie, wilskracht... - Stap van derde naar vierde chakra is stap van geluk zoeken naar geluk scheppen voor anderen: dienstbaarheid uit liefde. ‘Het - het was net een toch door de hel.’ ‘Alleen maar jouw hel, Dan - we scheppen allemaal onze eigen hel. (...) Krijgers gaan zonder aarzelen een confrontatie aan het hun demonen. (...) Kijk, Dan, wat zie je hier?’ ‘Het is anders’, zei ik. ‘Nee’, antwoordde ze, ‘jij bent anders.’ ‘Bedoel je dat ik met al mijn angsten heb afgerekend?’ vroeg ik. ‘Nee - je zult je angsten nog vaak in de ogen moeten kijken’ verzekerde ze. Misschien de angst om gevoelens te uiten, emoties te laten zien (...) of de angst om te falen, of om je mannetje te staan tegenover mensen die volgens jou beter of machtiger zijn dan jij. Angst zal bestaan zolang er een ego is - maar je relatie tot de angst is veranderd. Je zult je er nooit meer door laten overheersen; als ze komt, zul je weten hoe je ermee moet omgaan.’ ‘Als ik nergens bang voor was, zou dat miet gevaarlijk zijn?’ ‘Angst kan verlammend werken juist op het moment dat je moet handelen. Dat is pas gevaarlijk. (...) Angst is een uitstekende dienaar, maar een verschrikkelijke meester.’ Levensenergie versterkt alle menselijke vermogens, maar moet ook een uitweg vinden. Als zij blokkades tegenkomt, dan verbrandt zij: boosheid wordt woede, verdriet wordt wanhoop, etc. Als levensenergie niet bewust wordt gebruikt, dan zal het onderbewuste de energie laten ontsnappen in aanvallen van woede, wreedheid, nachtmerries, misdaad, eten of seks. Levensenergie is niet als geld met het leven als pretpark; als je energie verkwist voel je het keven wegvloeien en word je bevangen door verdriet. De vreedzame krijger wordt waarlijk mens door de energie meester te worden. Schaduw van overleven is angst. Schaduw van energie is verdriet. Je kunt beter niet te zeer aan je leermeesters hechten. Verwar de verpakking niet met het geschenk zelf. Ik bedacht dat we in dit leven geen macht hebben - dat we niet bij machte zijn de golven die op ons neerstorten, tegen te houden. We kunnen alleen leren op die golven mee te rijden , te omarmen wat komen gaat en het gebruiken om verder te groeien. Onszelf te aanvaarden. Alles te aanvaarden.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Tara

    I enjoyed this follow up to the first book and I enjoyed it even more because it's set in Hawaii and his mentor in an old woman. The Whitehorse public library carries it. It's an easy read and a nice journey of inner-reflection :)

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mustapha Belbane

    Un livre qui est tombé entre mes mains au bon moment, dans un moment de recherche, de doute, d'acceptation... Des mots des phrases des paroles .. qui ont touché le fin fond de mon esprit et en fin de tous compte .........."qu'impote tous cela .. qu'importe" ,,,,,,, a lire et a relire .. a vivre !

  16. 5 out of 5

    Eric Amey

    Becoming the peaceful warrior equals being a more productive individual! In Book #2 of series... Overcoming all life's challenges, as a peaceful warrior just makes more sense in today's challenging and competitive world.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Rupali

    Incredible author with an incredible message. Though I admit fiction bores me and parts of this book though fictional, helps one understand oneself beyond the four dimensions. Definitely recommend…a must read to connect within.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Catalina

    This book is amazing. The message is universal and it speaks to each of us differently. Recommend it for anyone who is ready to receive its message. I've been giving it to close friends to read, who I think would get something from it.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Echo

    I have read this book over and over again, and recently gave it to my 14 yr old grandson to read. It is a fun story, wrapped up in solid basic rules for navigating life. I've enjoyed most of Millman's books. They inspire me, without being preachy.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Richel Santos

    Just finished the book. It made me cry but it filled me up with joy. The type of joy that comes along with a craving feeling of wanting to become a better person and to find piece in my heart, to be able to love more and hate less, to be different than others.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ba Ba

    #AwesomeBook Anyone whose been to HI or planning to go should read it!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sangeeta Mangubhai

    One of those books that helped steer me in the right direction, at the right time.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Anthony William

    Brilliant book - a fictional story that delves into multiple spiritual understandings and truths - a brilliant teacher!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Valentin

    This man got it. Loved the adventure and the insights I got from it.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    Lovely read . I really did enjoy.After meeting his spiritual teacher and following her instructions He has spiritual visions where he progresses through goes through various levels or stages of the experience of love . These levels correspond with the chakras so at the 2nd level the love is nothing but gratifying sex desire---- a selfish taking at the 3rd level an element of service appears in the love but a reward is still desired at the 4th level the service becomes selfless , purified of all Lovely read . I really did enjoy.After meeting his spiritual teacher and following her instructions He has spiritual visions where he progresses through goes through various levels or stages of the experience of love . These levels correspond with the chakras so at the 2nd level the love is nothing but gratifying sex desire---- a selfish taking at the 3rd level an element of service appears in the love but a reward is still desired at the 4th level the service becomes selfless , purified of all desire fro a reward etc This book is certainly NOT a book of teachings to be followed . It is just an enjoyable fiction read . Just pure imagination of the author ....If I were to classify the teachings Id say they are more psychological than spiritual .That is there are no systematic spiritual exercises given by a mystic adept top be followed daily . (Im spoiled because I am www.rssb.org and we have such a comprehensive scientific technique for waking up from this dream to higher levels that I am not impressed by anything less...) Practically a reader may walk away with some healthy psychological advise with a vague idea that of stilling of personal thoughts and desires can lead one to experience a happier state of mind, and that this world is a big school where every day we meet the lord in all people and learn the lesson that we are all one being and that LOVE is to realize our oneness and act accordingly . 4.5 stars (rounded to 5) with my high recommendation if you want an enjoyable well written adventure with some healthy effect on your mind .

  26. 5 out of 5

    Amalice

    Pour ceux qui ont lu "Le guerrier pacifique" et qui auraient peur qu'il y ait de redondances, sachez que ce n'est absolument pas le cas. Ce livre autant que le premier apporte des leçons et messages qui sont pour moi autant important. Ce que j'apprécie le plus je crois c'est que Dan Millman relate une histoire et n'essaye pas de nous convaincre que ces idées sont justes et que tout le monde devrait pensé comme lui. Non, il partage son expérience, ses idées, ses ressentis sans caché les difficult Pour ceux qui ont lu "Le guerrier pacifique" et qui auraient peur qu'il y ait de redondances, sachez que ce n'est absolument pas le cas. Ce livre autant que le premier apporte des leçons et messages qui sont pour moi autant important. Ce que j'apprécie le plus je crois c'est que Dan Millman relate une histoire et n'essaye pas de nous convaincre que ces idées sont justes et que tout le monde devrait pensé comme lui. Non, il partage son expérience, ses idées, ses ressentis sans caché les difficultés du chemin parcouru et ce qui reste encore à parcourir. La découverte de Mama Chia et de ses méthodes d'enseignement, ainsi que de l'enseignement en lui-même, nous apporte une vision complémentaire à celle développé avec Socrate. Pour ceux qui n'ont pas lu "Le guerrier pacifique" je vous le conseil autant que le film, ils ont été des éléments marquants dans ma vie vers des changements subtils mais profond. Il ne s'agit pas de croire tout ce qui est écrit au mot près de comprendre les enseignements portés par Dan Millman. Bonne lecture

  27. 4 out of 5

    Michele Chamberlain

    This book needs to be read in the order that Dan writes “The way of the peaceful warrior series. I have really enjoyed reading the books. Each one was an awakening experience, oddly enough as I read past chapter one, the events that take place in the book could be applied in my own life events. It actually tripped me out a bit. I liked it as it was erie as well. Ones mind need to be open to truly receive this book I. The way it’s meant to be absorbed. It most definitely a life changer. I suggest This book needs to be read in the order that Dan writes “The way of the peaceful warrior series. I have really enjoyed reading the books. Each one was an awakening experience, oddly enough as I read past chapter one, the events that take place in the book could be applied in my own life events. It actually tripped me out a bit. I liked it as it was erie as well. Ones mind need to be open to truly receive this book I. The way it’s meant to be absorbed. It most definitely a life changer. I suggest this book for anyone who enjoys enlightenment.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Mia Morrison

    Dan continues his journey, leaving behind a disruptive marriage to seek the center of his soul. The journey takes him to Hawaii to where a kahuna waits to teach him the way of the sacred tower. Though not as good as his first book, this tale of awakening is well thought out and filled with second hand parables to demonstrate his point along with quotes and pretty allegories it falls short of the first book.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jacob Petrossian

    Another case of not thinking that a sequel could follow such an awesome previous title and being proven wrong. 'Sacred Journey' is laid out as a little more of a story which makes it quite an imaginative read. The story is engaging and the gems that Dan picks up on his journey are great tools that anyone can use to live a better quality life. Awesome book.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sahil Surdha

    There are couple of major ideas I took away from this book. However I feel that it's not a read for everyone. You have to read between the lines and see beyond what the mind projects. If not, this book will sound crazy. This book really was a clarification of a cloudy part of the first one.

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