The books listed here have proven inspiration behind the writing of A Warrior’s Journey and continued spur to a greater understanding of the martial path and all life in general.
Martial Artist Geoff Thompson asks: where have all the Warrior’s gone, the stoics, the grafters…the courageous who make a difference in life? Written in his usual gutsy and self-affirming style Geoff describes what it means to be a warrior in today’s society, why this is important, and how we too can reclaim our own warriorship and reach our potential.
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover : Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine by Robert Moore & Douglas Gillette
This thought-provoking book by Moore and Gillette provides insight into the warrior psyche through exploration of mythology and the four male archetypes of Jungian psychology, as in the title.
Again this book was hugely motivational in my taking up of a martial art and in writing this blog. Here we take a more in-depth look at the Warrior archetype than we did in the above book King, Warrior, Magician, Lover. Note, however, this is a bit more expensive with new copies often being imported from the USA.
This great little book tells of Simon’s transition from the victim of early life bullies through the depths of anxiety to becoming a first rate martial artist and teacher. A fine example of what it means to live the brave life.