Using physical warfare as a foundation, The Warrior's Soul provides a guide for how to apply the techniques of a true warrior in the spiritual realm, emphasizing moral courage and integrity as fundamental components of the warrior ethos.
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This warrior’s soul isn’t meant to be alone... Brice is a former warrior turned soldier of fortune hired to escort a Highland shrew to an Englishman. Alana’s the niece of a Highland laird betrothed to English royalty against her will. She’s hardheaded, fierce, and independent. He’s hellbent on delivering her to her destination. Until he discovers her destination is a version of hell he wouldn’t wish on his worst enemy, and certainly not on this spirited Highland lass.
Our encounter with Marlow's life-changing journey begins on the Thames in London, the great imperial capital, with his recollection of "the uttermost ends of the Earth." With brilliant economy, Conrad transports him to Congo on a quest that the writer himself undertook as a young man. There, working for the shadowy, but all-powerful "Company," Marlow hears of Mr Kurtz, who is described as a first-class Company servant. Once in the dark continent, Marlow is sent upriver to make contact with Kurtz, who is said to be very ill, and also to safeguard the security of the Inner Station. What he finds, after a gruelling journey to the interior, is a fellow European, who may or may not have gone mad, and who is worshipped as a god by the natives of the primitive interior. Kurtz, however, has paid a terrible price for his mastery. When Marlow finds him on his deathbed, he utters the famous and enigmatic last words: "The horror! The horror!" This line is often said to refer to the atrocities Conrad himself witnessed in Congo as it suffered under the colonial administration of the Belgians. He himself is said to have remarked that his story was based on "experience, pushed a little (and only very little) beyond the actual facts of the case." The metaphorical force of the story and the indifferent contempt of the African who announces "Mistah Kurtz - He dead" (brilliantly expropriated by TS Eliot) gives Heart of Darkness the most modern air of all the books that make up the movement called Modernism. Welcome to the 20th century, possibly English and American fiction's golden age.
In the mythology of ancient Greece, there once was a golden age of heroes. It was a glorious time ruled by men in magnificent bronze armor, men of great skill and courage. Where the battle was at its hottest, where blades fell and men bled, they were there. When all seemed lost against an unbeatable host, they were there -- to inspire, to vanquish evil in all its dreadful incarnations. The Gods had great use for the heroes of men, tapping them three times to live, to serve, to battle for everlasting glory. At the end of it all, they could rest in peace and dwell forever in the fields of Elysium. The ages pass. The gods of Greek mythology no longer represent man's understanding of the Higher Power. But evil persists, and there is still a need for heroes. It is a time in the not too distant future. The United States of America no longer exists. Its democracy -- a noble experiment once -- has failed. The territory that formerly constituted the United States has been absorbed into one of the handful of global trading blocs which now battle for control of the worldwide economy. A bomb explodes, ripping through a major trade conference. Holly Anderson is left alone to wonder if her husband has survived the bombing. Unlike many others, Holly is one of the lucky ones. Her husband has been injured but recovers. Still, he is a changed man, guarded, secretive, and tortured by nightmares. He does things now Holly has never seen before. There is a newfound tenderness though, which draws wife back to husband. In truth, Holly wonders sometimes if the man she got back from the bombing is really her husband at all -- and in truth, sometimes she just doesn't care. Will Holly learn the secret her husband keeps, and can they both survive this most modern struggle between good and evil?
In war there are traumas to the soul that are not assuaged for the warrior by even the most excellent psychological care, medical interventions, and official support programs. Tending the Warrior Soul helps to advance understanding of this soul damage, and offers support, encouragement, lessons from personal experience, counsel, challenge, and resources to those God has called to care for warriors' souls, as well as to the warriors themselves and their loved ones. "Ministry to war experienced troops begins and ends with a servant's heart ... We must "remake" our worldview, expand our theological reference points, and accommodate our civilized views about violence, cruelty, right and wrong to the uncivilized applications of war. ... Neither God nor His commandments change, for these are the anchor points, trustworthy and sure. ... Teaching people to sort through the reality of God while sifting through the ashes of soul, spirit, and mind burned in the consequences of war is not "routine" business. Ministry to warriors is transformative." From Foreword, by Colonel Mike Hoyt, Chaplain, U.S. Army, Retired. Lou Harrison never dreamed of "writing a book," and was embarrassed when it was suggested. The thoughts he had been writing down during his years of ministry were for his own understanding and growth in ministry to combatants. His words, advice and insight have been tested for accuracy and usefulness through feedback from war-experienced friends, extending from young grunts to ranking line officers and chaplains.
The war in Iraq has heightened interest in the military mindset and raised questions about whether it’s possible to be a mindful, moral fighter at a time when impersonal, technology based warfare reigns. In Search of the Warrior Spirit confronts this thorny issue with Richard Strozzi-Heckler’s trademark personal, sympathetic style. In a top-secret U.S. military experiment, the author was asked to teach Eastern awareness disciplines ranging from aikido to meditation to a group of twenty-five Green Berets. This account chronicles his experiences in the training program and his attempts to revive traditional warriorship in a technological society. In Search of the Warrior Spirit explores the nature of war, the meaning of masculinity, and the need for moral values in the military. The book includes Heckler’s response to 9/11, his experiences with the Pentagon and U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, and his poignant reflections on the movie Black Hawk Down, which depicts the deaths of two of his trainees. In this revised edition, the author talks movingly of his visits to Afghanistan with NATO and about the Trojan Warrior Project and Marine Warrior Project, relating the tragic events in a war zone and revelatory conversations with both ordinary soldiers and such leaders as the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe.
Luke is sure his martial arts training is worthless. That's why he quit. But when Dirk and his thugs move into his school, Luke quickly realizes that he may be the only one who can save Lucy, Chuck, and his other friends from their relentless and violent gang. Only Luke can make the ultimate decision to help his friends and stand up to the gang. It's a stark choice, and one he can't make alone. "A Warrior's Soul" is Luke's journey as he struggles to cope with the gang, teachers who don't understand the threat, disbelieving parents, and his own lack of confidence. Will he have the courage to return to the dojo and resume his training? Will he have the wisdom to know when to confront the gang? About the Author SR Staley travels internationally, giving speeches and presentations on a wide range of topics. He is married with two teenage children, and is also the author of the young adult novel "The Pirate of Panther Bay." He currently splits his time between Dayton, Ohio, where he trains at the SKH Quest Center for Martial Arts, and Tallahassee, Florida, where he teaches at Florida State University. Endorsement "Staley's gritty and gripping story brings to life the kind of dilemmas today's kids can face on a daily basis. He also provides important lessons for how martial arts training can become a touchstone in finding our way through life. Bullying is a dirty blight in our society, and Luke's story doesn't shy away from the threats they pose to boys and girls, and the adults in their lives. I enjoyed reading the martial arts action scenes, which are believably intense. As founder of the To-Shin Do martial art, based on Japan's historical ninja defensive combat principles and techniques, I am personally excited to see "A Warrior's Soul" illuminate the impact of modern-day bullying, martial arts, and personal growth." -- Stephen K. Hayes, Black Belt Hall of Fame, Founder, To-Shin Do Martial Arts
Warrior Soul is a collection of poems written over a period of twenty five years. It mirrors a woman who was faced with a debilitating illness and the challenge of building a life on a trail not taken by most.