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Hidden Warrior

For 2500 years, Sun Tzu's Art of War has been perceived by the world as a military treatise and tactical how-to guide for waging war on a battlefield. But what if it had a different purpose, one meant for individuals, solely for the intent of waging a war on the wandering, distracted mind?     


A revelatory reinterpretation of Sun Tzu’s Art of War--texts, meditations, and exercises to help readers conquer their inner battles and bring harmony to the different relationships in their life.

Sun Tzu’s Art of War has been read mostly as a book of war strategies, a work that teaches us how to beat our opponents on the battlefield. Hidden Warrior presents a new interpretation that explores the idea that the central “battle” we wage isn’t conquering your enemies, devising strategies to overtake armies, or getting ahead against your competitors. Instead, the real art of war is the fight to control your mind and the thoughts that rule it.

Author Hunter Liguore writes Sun Tzu wasn’t a general at all, but a spiritual advisor whose authorship is secondary in importance to the text. Liguore posits a different interpretation of his treatise--thoroughly misrepresented through history--that the Art of War wasn’t written for a king, but for the people: its message simple, and hardly about military battles.

Each chapter begins with the original text from the Art of War followed by an overview, applied practice, thought-provoking prompts, and a chance for your own reflection. Readers can learn how to ‘conquer’ or still the mind in order to reveal one’s own “hidden teacher”--and in doing so, will begin to recognize that the root of conflict (or war) begins within. By creating harmony within one’s self, readers can carry it forward to bring peace into the world.