Image courtesy of Michael Jaco
I just finished reading The Intuitive Warrior by Michael Jaco, a book about the experiences of a Navy SEAL and how he has learned to harness the capability to perform acts that many claim are impossible. I found the book to be an interesting read, one that had me pause and reflect on what he had written on numerous occasions. It is also a book that any Modern Jedi Knight could learn something from as his beliefs are very similar to ours.
The Intuitive Warrior chronicles the journey of Michael Jaco from his youth to entering the United States Navy as a diver, going through SEAL training, and then serving on SEAL teams and as a SEAL instructor before leaving the service and working as a security contractor in the Middle East. For those that aren’t familiar with the Navy SEALs, the Navy’s Special Operations unit that arguably goes through the toughest training out of any military unit on the planet, you will truly appreciate them and their service by the end of the book.
Mr. Jaco goes into detail in the book about many experiences he has had through his life where he was able to save himself and the members of his unit through his developed sense of intuition. This sense of intuition is what us Modern Jedi Knights would refer to as the Force speaking to us. Regardless of what we call it, this intuitive sense is something that I have discussed many times on this website (click here and here and here and here and here and here, for example) and the information and evidence he provides is invaluable. Later in the book, however, he starts to look at other things in the world from a different perspective and brings up some interesting thoughts on ancient but advanced civilizations like the Mayans and their calendar, purported myths like the Lost City of Atlantis, reincarnation and past lives, and additional extra-sensory abilities such as telepathy.
To be honest, the latter portion of the book made me a little uncomfortable. I read the book with an open mind and paused many times to contemplate what Mr. Jaco had to say about many things and to process the information in my own way. Mr. Jaco does provide very compelling arguments that do make you think. The Modern Jedi Knight project has never been about developing the Force powers like we know of from the movies, shows, books, and video games. It has been about learning real-world techniques and practices that protect us and the members of the human race from the predators who prey upon the weak. The Modern Jedi Knight project is learning how to be healthy, happy, powerful, and enlightened. I have had my experiences of intuition, synchronicity, and the feeling of the energy we refer to as the Force. With no direct experience to the other capabilities and concepts Mr. Jaco talks about and knowing the history of those who have claimed the same and later been proved as charlatans and scam artists I do remain skeptical.
However, with that being said, I am reminded of the wise words of Yoda. “You must unlearn what you have learned” comes to mind quite easily. I also think of Yoda’s admonishment to Luke’s “I can’t believe it.” when he says, “That is why you fail.”
With all that being said, my overall review is a positive one. If you are interested in the Force, developing yourself, and being of service to others (which you are because you are already reading this) then The Intuitive Warrior is definitely a book you should read. The book doesn’t really teach you how to develop this intuitive sense in a classical sense but talks about it more as a recounting of experiences by the author. However, when you pair that information from book with the training provided by the Modern Jedi Knight project it becomes a very valuable source of knowledge. You can buy the book from the author or you can get an e-book version of it from Amazon.
Have you already read this book? What were your thoughts? Thanks for reading, have a great weekend, and we will chat more on Monday.