My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book is OUTSTANDING for anyone interested in accomplishing anything!! Every single page in this book is an absolute gem. Steven Pressfield offers a no-non-sense approach to really achieving your ultimate goals, whatever they may be. The book is geared towards writers, but it applies to everyone: athletes, students, parents, artists. Everyone. He compares artists to warriors and shows us how to win our personal battles. We are all creators, and he shows us how to overcome resistance, tune into our higher self, become, and create. I imagine this book will speak to everyone on a deep level.
I was especially delighted by this book as Pressfield discusses writing (something I’ve been neglecting to do recently for my own book!) and two other key elements to my personal studies: myth and depth psychology! This book is a MUST read for all my peers at Pacifica! You’ll find references to The Bhagavad Gita (which inspired Pressfield’s book The Legend of Bagger Vance), Jung, the ego and the self, Campbell’s hero journey, The Greeks, The Muses, Aristotle’s Poetics.
This book has it all.
I just finished reading it, and I’m already ready to reread it! So rich!!