The Hidden School reveals a book within a book, a quest within a quest, and a bridge between worlds—a “must-read journey of transformation. Few other books so skillfully combine story and substance than this peaceful warrior adventure,” raves #1 New York Times bestselling author, Tony Robbins.
In the long-awaited conclusion to the international bestselling Peaceful Warrior saga, Dan Millman takes us on an epic spiritual quest across the world as he searches for the link between everyday life and transcendent possibility.
Continuing his journey from Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Dan moves from Honolulu to the Mojave Desert, and from a bustling Asian city to a secluded forest, until he uncovers the mystery of The Hidden School. While traversing continents, he uncovers lessons of life hidden in plain sight—insights pointing the way to an inspired life in the eternal present.
Along the way, you’ll encounter remarkable characters and brushes with mortality as you explore the nature of reality, the self, death, and finally, a secret as ancient as the roots of this world. Awaken to the hidden powers of paradox, humor, and change. Discover a vision that may forever change your perspectives about life’s promise and potential.
Millman completes his Peaceful Warrior Saga in this autobiographical novel combining intercontinental travel, colorful guides, stunning coincidences, and deep-sounding snippets. In the late 1970s, Dan, backed by a grant from Oberlin College to traverse the world researching mind-body disciplines, finds himself drawn to the American Southwest in search of a journal his mentor, a mystical gas station attendant he calls Socrates, may or may not have lost years before. With the help of a blind man who pops up everywhere, he manages to locate its mountainous hiding place and discovers he must fill in its blank pages. His next, abrupt journey takes him deep into China, to a secluded and secretive farm and martial arts school where a planned one-week stay morphs into several months of learning, working, and crafting his accumulated wisdom into brief, paradoxical statements. While the story is fun and engaging, the few nuggets of New Age spiritual wisdom are awkwardly shoehorned in and disrupt the flow of the story. Fans of Millman will enjoy this rousing conclusion of the saga, but others might come away feeling shortchanged.