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War and the Soul by Edward Tick
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Apr 17, 10

it was amazing
Read in April, 2010

Ed Tick shares his fascinating and valid perspective on the core reasons why our soldiers and veterans develop what we call PTSD. I am enthralled by his accounts of war, warrior cultures, and rituals throughout history...especially the themes of initation - war AS initiation - and sacredness. Compared to these accounts and themes, our culture is dreadfully lacking in what it takes for veterans to heal and reclaim their lives meaningfully. I am hopeful that this book will give a context to veterans in which to place the sacredness, power, and depth of their experiences; their suffering and loss, and hopefully their healing and transformation.


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01/28/2009 page 82

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Marquita A very thoughtful review, Alison. I am definitely putting this on my "to read" list because I truly want to make the world a better place for our vets.

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