The Journeys of Socrates: An Adventure by Dan Millman

The Journeys of Socrates: An Adventure

byDan Millman

Kobo ebook | October 13, 2009

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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.

Title:The Journeys of Socrates: An AdventureFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:HarperOneLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006184151X

ISBN - 13:9780061841514


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I read it in two days! I really loved it, a lot of nice quotations to remember. And loved the last entry by Dan Millman, that make it full circle (but I won't tell you!) Now I have bought the other two and knowing I would read them from a chronological point of vue, I believe it will make it much more deeper about the wonders of life and that everything happens for a reason. Overall, a good read that make you feel good. I would definitely recommended it to beginners in books about spirituality or anyone who likes good books with some truth in it, and a reminder about our path in life. :)
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dissapointing This is a book that I loved until the very end. The end and notes will cause all joy of the story to be lost. This book was long awaited by fans around the world. The first book in this trilogy came out 25 years ago; The Way of the Peaceful Warrior has been an international bestseller since it came out. It was released this month as a movie starring Nick Nolte and Scott Mechlowicz. Both that first book and the sequel Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior are part biographical and part allegory. Millman has, since the beginning, answered questions about what parts of those two books are truth and what parts are story. Now, here in the third book in the series, he blows that whole tradition out of the water. The story is supposed to be the life story of Socrates, Dan's mentor in the first two books. This is an amazing story of a young man born of mixed blood in Russia. He is part Cossack and part Jewish. He is being raised at a Cossack military school after the death of both of his parents. He later learns about his Jewish blood. During the pogroms against the Jews he leaves the school to go in search of treasure his grandfather has left him. He suffers loss., the loss of a pregnant wife to an old enemy. He vow's revenge on their grave. He studies under many martial arts masters in order to learn how to seek that revenge. He studies first with a sword master, and then with a master of all of the art's who tries to teach him to choose life, and be a master of self. For the loss of his wife who was with child. He journeys all over Asia, while studying with these teachers, then in pursuit of revenge that he has studied for years to be ready to exact. Then he eventually to the new world, in search of a long hoped for new life. The story is great. But in this edition, Millman, in the afterward, states that he will not answer any questions about what parts of this story are true and what parts are not. The story leads us to believe that Socrates is Millman's real-life grandfather estranged from his family at birth. Millman indicates that `Socrates' started journaling the day that he was born and that sometime between Way of the Peaceful Warrior and now he received those journals from Soctares. What is the story? What is the truth? How can he leave us, his readers, hanging like that? Because of this duplicity a reader can call into question all the good that has been taken from Millman's writings over the years. (First Published in Imprint 2006-06-16 as 'Hate It' Love It hate It Book Review Column.)
Date published: 2008-07-01