"As a Marine Corps veteran of an unpopular and divisive war, Carl Hitchens
contends that ‘Sitting with Warrior’ chronicles not only his journey, but America’s
as well. By sitting and listening to Warrior’s wisdom, he has recovered lost parts
of himself. This gives America hope for stepping out of the long shadow of
Vietnam that today stretches over Iraq and Afghanistan. Hope that by sitting with
Warrior and his unifying truth, America can heal her old wounds. Hope that she
can draw from her pluralism and diversity unity rather than division—‘out of
Mr. Hitchens weaves together personal history, national history, and myth into
an expose on the Vietnam War, seeing it as an epoch of America’s evolving
consciousness, from birth of the nation through its many transitions of giving
form to its founding ideals.
Inner teacher, ""Warrior,"" a Nanticoke warrior of the seventeenth century, shares
his wisdom with his grandson, and in doing so reveals the mystery of the warrior
spirit. It is by this inner-warrior that we self-actualize into this ongoing experience
of life, whereby we learn, grow, and, by courage conquering self-doubt, become
the noble being inside ourselves. It is this invisible being seeking objectification,
through the perfecting of our human potential that we embrace our warrior
nature and fight illusion with ultimate truth. We are Warrior.
Warrior's spiritual perspective on war, life, death, the meaning of existence
addresses those fundamental questions of human origin and purpose. HIs view
is both insightful and honoring of life lived and sacrificed in pursuit of higher
meaning. Drawing on spiritual science and ""warrior perspective,"" he navigates
the reader through the inner workings of the human condition, enfolding within
it war, as an ironic outcropping of consciousness raging for fuller integration."
About Carl Hitchens
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Published December 2, 2010
History, Political & Social Sciences, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Horror.