HOLISTIC WARRIOR WORKBOOK

 

Thomas J. Nolan III, PhD

Norman, Oklahoma

 

 

 

The purpose of this workbook is to help you keep an up-dated report on your progress.  Readings, exercises, and a supplemental book list are suggested to help you develop and increase your awareness about yourself and surrounding environment.  How much you get out these exercises and readings will depend on how much time and effort you take in practicing and processing each activity.

 

You will need to obtain a notebook to keep records of the exercises, dreams, and other thoughts that may come to you during the day or night.  Through these records you can map your journey of personal and spiritual development.

 

So, have fun, as you experience life!

 

 

 

BOOKS AND TAPES

 

The recommended book and tape lists are as follows, but first here is summary list of the top Twelve Authors (In no apparent order).

 

Carlos Castaneda

Journey To Ixtlan:  The Lessons Of Don Juan

The Art of Dreaming

Eugen Herrigel

Zen and The Art of Archery (Book & Tape)

Theun Mares

The Return of the Warrior

Cry of the Eagle

Marlo Morgan

Mutant Message Downunder

Caroline Myss

Energy Anatomy (Tape)

Robert Persig

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Book & Tape)

Lila (Book & Tape)

Daniel Quinn

Ishmael (Book & Tape)

Story of B (Book & Tape)

Malidoma Patrice Some’

Of Water and the Spirit (Book & Tape)

Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now:  A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment (Book & Tape)

Vernon Kitabu Turner

Soul Sword:  The Way and Mind of a Warrior

Neal Donald Walsch

Conversations with God (Book I, II, & III)

Friendship with God

Anna Wise

The High Performance Mind

The High Performance Mind Cassette Tapes

 

 

 

Philosophy

 

Caroline Myss

Energy Anatomy (Tape)

Anatomy of an Illness (Book)

 

Daniel Quinn

Ishmael (Book & Tape)

Story of B (Book & Tape)

My Ishmael (Book)

 

Robert Persig

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Book & Tape)

Lila (Book & Tape)

 

Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now:  A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment (Book & Tape)

 

Neal Donald Walsch

Conversations with God (Book I, II, & III)

Friendship with God

 

 

 

Practice

 
Carlos Castaneda
Journey To Ixtlan:  The Lessons Of Don Juan

The Art of Dreaming

 
Stephen Covey

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Book & Tape)

 

Patricia Garfield
Creative Dreaming

 

Richard Hittleman

28 Day Yoga Exercise Plan

           

Stuart Wilde

The Quickening

The Force

 

 

 

Transformation

 

Richard Bach

Running From Safety (Book & Tape)

 

Wayne B. Chandler

Ancient Future:  The Teachings and Prophetic Wisdom of Ancient Egypt

 

Marlo Morgan

Mutant Message Downunder

Message From Forever

 

James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy (Book & Tape)

The Tenth Insight (Book & Tape)

 

Malidoma Patrice Some’

Of Water and the Spirit (Book & Tape)

Ritual:  Power, Healing, and Community (Book)

 

Marianne Williamson

A Woman’s Worth - Book & Tape

A Sacred Self Workshop - Tape

 

 

 

Warriorship

 

Eugen Herrigel

Zen and The Art of Archery (Book & Tape)

 

Christopher S. Kilham

The Five Tibetans

 

Dick Sutphen

The Master of Life Manual (See the web site):

 

Chogyam Trungpa

Shambhala:  The Path of the Warrior (Book)

 

Vernon Kitabu Turner

Soul Sword:  The Way and Mind of a Warrior

 

 

 

Meditation

 

Rabbi David A. Cooper

The Mystical Kabbalah (Tape)

 

Jessie K. Crum

The Art of Inner Listening (Book)

 

Jack Kornfield

The Inner Art of Meditation

 

Shunryu Suzuki-Rosbi

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind (Book & Tape)

 

 

 

Mythology

 

Deepak Chopra (Books & Tapes)

Ageless Body, Timeless Mind

Magical Mind, Magical Body

The Way of the Wizard

The New Physics of Healing

 

Joseph Campbell

The Power of Myth and other Books and Tapes

 

 

 

Cassettes Tapes

 

Stuart Wilde - [White Dove International (505) 758-0500]

33 Steps Beyond The Earth Plane

Custodians Of Light In The "New Age"

Developing The Sixth Sense

Trance States-And Theta Brain Waves

 

 

Wayne Dyer – [From Nightingale-Conant Corp. 1-800-323-5552]

Secrets From The Universe

Trans-formation

 

 

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic-Programming) Books & Tapes

 

Tad James – [Call 1 (800) 800-6463 to obtain book and catalog]

NLP Practitioner I Course

NLP and Healing

 

Genie LaBorde

Influencing With Integrity (Book)

 

Robert Dilts, T. Hallbom and S. Smith

Beliefs:  Pathways to Health & Well-being

 

Anthony Robbins

Power Unlimited (Book & Tape)

Personal Power (30 Day Program For Unlimited Success - Tape)

 

 

 

Other Topics

 

Drunvalo Melchizedek

The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life - Volume 1

The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life - Volume 2

 

Bob Frissell – [May be ordered from the Awakenings Press at 1 800 870-1850]

Nothing in This Book Is True, But it’s Exactly How Thing Are Something in this Book is True . . .

 

Virginia Essene & Sheldon Nidle

You Are Becoming A Galactic Human

 

Barbara Marciniak

Bringers of the Dawn

Earth:  Pleiadian Keys to the Living Library

 

 

 

Channeled Teachings

 

Kryon, Book I and II

 

 

 

PRACTICE EXERCISES

 

The following exercises are recommended to develop the mental muscles in your mind.  In order to enter any altered state (inner states of consciousness) at will, receive information, and other benefits from these states focused attention and concentration is required.  Attention can be described as the ability to focus your mind (using your mental muscle) anywhere you desire; concentration can be described as the ability to keep this focus there. 

 

Preparation

 

Obtain a spiral notebook (3 to 5 pockets) to record the results of each exercise, including your dreams.  In order to get the best results from these exercises, choose a time that you can specifically devote to completing them, preferably the same time each day.  Develop your discipline by making a commitment to do each exercise every day.  Therefore, if you miss a day, be sure make up that day and carry on.  Do the best you can each day.  Bring your notebook each time we meet, so we (you and I) can review your progress.

 

 

Exercise I:  Essay

 

In essay form, write the answers to the following questions:

Who am I?

How did I get here (to this point in life)?

Where do I want to be?

 

 

Exercise II:  Five-Day Reversal

(Concentration)

 

Start at the top of the page by placing date at the upper right-hand corner.  On the left hand side, determine the time in minutes and seconds it takes to complete the exercise below.  Repeat the exercise twice, timing each try.  You want to keep doing the exercise, you want to get as close to 10 seconds as you can.

 

Day 1:

1st - Visualize five things or events occurred on Sunday

2nd - Visualize five things or events occurred on Saturday

3rd - Visualize five things or events occurred on Friday

4th - Visualize five things or events occurred on Thursday

5th - Visualize five things or events occurred on Wednesday.

 

Day 2:            Add five things or events on Monday and end with five things or events on Thursday

1st - Visualize five things or events occurred on Monday

2nd - Visualize five things or events occurred on Sunday

3rd - Visualize five things or events occurred on Saturday

4th - Visualize five things or events occurred on Friday

5th - Visualize five things or events occurred on Thursday.

 

Day 3:            Add five things or events on Tuesday and end with five things or events on Friday; and so on

 

Day 4:            Add five things or events on Wednesday and end with five things or events on Saturday; and so on.

 

Day 5:            Add five things or events on Thursday and end with five things or events on Sunday; and so on.

 

 

 

Exercise III:  The Candle

(Attention)

 

On the next line, begin the next exercise.

 

Place a candle approximately two feet in front of you.  Light the candle.  Place your notebook directly in front of you and take a pencil or pen in hand.  Begin staring at the flame for ten (10) minutes.  As you stare at the flame, every time something distracts you for any reason, make a mark on the paper, beginning at the left-hand side.  Distractions may occur for a number of reasons, such as thoughts, feelings, sounds, itching, or any other events.

 

You'll find that you will have marks across the page and maybe on several rows.  Sometimes your attention will be lost for one reason or another, don't be dismayed; every time your attention wavers for any reasons or any time period, just bring it back to the flame.

 

Both the candle and the five-day reversal are designed to help you increase your attention span and ability to concentrate.  The candle helps you to place your attention where you want and the five-day helps you to keep it there.  Remember that one of the main attributes of both exercises is to be non-judgment and blameless as much as you can.  The main idea is to make the observations.

 

As you keep doing the candle, the numbers of marks may start to decrease, and then suddenly on day the marks increase dramatically.  This indicates that you have achieved a deeper level of attention.

 

 

 

 

2:10/2:05 (Five-day results)                                                                               3-10-03

Candle results

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2:09/2:06 (Five-day results)                                                                               3-11-03

Candle results

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Dreams

 

Begin your sessions by trying to remember your dreams.  Record them each day in your notebook as completely as you can.  Do the same for any ideas and insights you may have doing the day.  You will be given information to begin making your own interpretations as you build your awareness.

 

 

 

HAVE FUN!