"Peaceful Warrior" uses mythic themes and thinking to work with life
issues -- it is based upon a book by a friend of mine.
I was initially introduced to Dan's book, "The Way of the Peaceful
Warrior" by a group of Mythopoetic Society members way back in '89 at
a discussion group. (Shortly after the Berkeley conference, I think.)
The book reads as "magical realism" -- and, although it is somewhat
autobiographical, the movie takes many liberties. You would not have
heard of it as it is an indy film that won't get great distribution or
advance publicity, or much fanfare except as word-of-mouth will create.
Dan is, of course, a bit of a "new age" guru-- but, is entirely
sincere about his philosophy and lives it himself. So, what it's
worth, I was excited to see a friend make it to the "big screen" --
one who uses the idea of "bringing myth to life" as his chief mode of
creative expression. Your pardon if this is something this group has
moved on from -- Lezlie
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, David Bratman <dbratman@...> wrote:
> Sorry if I have forgotten or missed earlier references to this, but
this movie is entirely unknown to me. What's its relevance to the
MythSoc list? A little context would help.
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: lezlie1@...
> >Thought you'd all like to know that "Peaceful Warrior" is about to
> >big screen. It isn't everyday you have a friend in the movies!
There is a
> >link for a trailer at the bottom. Lezlie