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The Journeys Of Socrates

Paperback Book
February, 2006
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$19.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This long-rumored and now-in-paperback tale from Dan Millman tells the life of Socrates, the infamous gas station attendant and pithy mentor from Way of the Peaceful Warrior.

In the heart of 19th century Tsarist Russia an orphaned boy born of both Jewish and Cossack blood grows up in a land of wealthy aristocrats, struggling peasants, and growing discontent. Sent to an elite military academy at the tender age of four, Sergei Ivanov (Socrates) comes of age training to protect a way of life he doesn’t understand. When a sudden death forces Sergei to flee, he escapes into the wilderness.

With nothing to cling to but a memory of his grandfather and the promise of a gift buried near St. Petersburg, Sergei journeys across a harsh land to seek his place in the world. The adventure that unfolds is not about the revolutions of history, but about the revolution in one man’s heart. A stirring story of tragedy and triumph emerges as Sergei encounters mentors and masters who reveal secrets about the arts of war and, ultimately, the path to peace. From the heights of love to the depths of despair, from the threat of a mortal enemy to the search for a child he has never met, Sergei Ivanov’s odyssey unlocks hidden wisdom at the heart of life. He could never have imagined that from the moment of his birth he was destined to become the peaceful warrior and ragged sage who would change the life of Dan Millman and millions of readers worldwide.

Had I realized the trials my old mentor had faced and agonies suffered, I would have looked into his eyes longer, listened better, and cherished even more the time we spent together. In sharing his odyssey, I hope that I’ve done him both honor and justice.

Among Dan Millman’s other books is The Life You Were Born to Live.

Publisher’s Description: 

The Way Begins . . .

Sergei was three when the soldiers took him. At fifteen he fled into the wilderness, with nothing to cling to but the memories of a grandfather who called him Socrates and the promise of a gift buried near St. Petersburg. Thus begins The Journeys of Socrates -- an odyssey that forged the character of Sergei Ivanov, whose story would one day change the lives of millions of readers worldwide. This saga of courage and faith, of love and loss, reveals the arts of war and the path to peace. Ultimately, it speaks to the quest we all share for a meaningful life in a challenging world.

Millman devoted four years to the story of his "mentor," Sergei Ivanov (Socrates) - the original Peaceful Warrior. This spellbinding story of "courage," "faith," and love reveals how an orphan in Tsarist Russia came of age at an elite military "academy," training to become a warrior . . . and how a warrior found peace. "JOURNEYS" represents an evolution in my "writing," where story comes "first," the author says. "And" this story may lend new perspectives about your own "life." Now in paper.

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