Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman

Sequel to The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, a spirituality book I read and enjoyed in college, I decided to pick this up with the hope of some uplifting, if unrealistic advice. At first I got into the author’s quest for fulfillment in his disappointing life. After beginning his quest with a mentor called Socrates (see Book I), he now travels to Hawaii to receive guidance from a local healer. Then there was a lot of talk about people being from another world, and I was the one disappointed. I realize most of these feel good books are nonsense, but at least the original had some interesting ideas. In the final analysis, the trouble with them all is that you have a character who undergoes incredible events and then falls back into despair and normality. If Millman can have mind-altering experiences and still have doubt, what real hope is there for the rest of us?