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War and the Soul by Edward Tick
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Jan 01, 2009

it was amazing

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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January 1, 2009 – Shelved
January 28, 2009 –
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April 17, 2010 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Marquita (new)

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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