The Warrior is one of the seven soul types or roles in essence. The Warrior’s specialty is forceful interaction, especially with those who oppose or threaten.


“I came, I saw, I conquered.” — Julius Caesar

“Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.” — Winston Churchill

“I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do.” — Salma Hayek

Rising to the Challenge

Warriors are forceful souls; they embody qualities of strength, courage and determination.

Like Kings, Warriors are action-oriented beings, and therefore down-to-earth, single-minded and very wilful. Unlike Kings, however, they tend to be more attracted to the cut and thrust of battle (whether real or metaphorical), preferring to just get stuck in rather than to stand back pulling all the strings.

Warrior souls tend to see life in terms of confrontations and rising to the challenge. There are causes to serve, struggles to be overcome, battles to be won. They like to be on the front line with their trusted comrades, and strongly value both courage and loyalty.

The basic drive of any Warrior is to uphold something “right” and defeat something “wrong”, however those two are defined. A Baby Warrior, for example, might fight against law-breaking in the local community. A Young Warrior might fight for his or her country against foreign threats. A Mature Warrior might fight against social injustices such as starvation in Africa. Even in the entertainment industry, Warrior souls approach their work as a kind of personal battle or test.

A perfect example of the Warrior’s relentless commitment to a challenge is the long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad. Diana first tried to swim the 100 miles of shark-infested ocean between Cuba and Florida in 1978, aged 28. On her fifth attempt, at the age of 64, she finally succeeded. The 15-minute TED talk she gave after that is well worth watching:

Warriors are invariably attracted to some sort of challenge. The challenge could be anything — the forces of nature, an invading army, undesirable elements in the community, social injustice, racial prejudice, or oneself. Fulfilment, for the Warrior, comes in the form of victory over the given challenge.

Positive and Negative Poles

[As a reminder, any manifestation of consciousness has both a positive pole and a negative pole. The positive pole is an expression of the true self or soul; the negative pole is an expression of the false self or ego.]

In the positive pole, persuasion, a Warrior is forceful and effective without being overbearing. In other words, respectfully persuasive, courageous and protective.

In the negative pole, coercion, the Warrior descends into intimidation and brute oppression. The ends justify the means, and any approach that gets results may be perceived as useful, no matter how unpleasant for others.

in the movie Gran Torino, Clint Eastwood (himself an Old Warrior) plays a character whose journey is one of moving from the negative pole to the positive pole of the Warrior spirit.

Warrior Soul Evolution

As a reminder, all souls progress through five cycles of self-evolution in physical form (see: Reincarnation: the 35 Steps.)

Baby Warriors tend to be at home in law enforcement and the armed forces. Mike Tyson is a Baby Warrior in the largely Young Warrior world of boxing (a challenge indeed).

Warriors find their feet in physical form during the Young cycle, which is focused on individual accomplishment. Young Warriors are attracted to the macho action hero archetype, and tend to seek glory as “invincible” soldiers, leaders and athletes. Famous Young Warriors in power include Ivan the Terrible, Mao Tse Tung, Churchill and Eisenhower.

Mature Warriors, by now disillusioned with warfare and violence, try to throw their forcefulness into more meaningful challenges and causes such as acting (Judi Dench) and writing (Bram Soker). Their politics becomes more about fighting for the underdog.

Old Warriors like Igor Stravinsky and Clint Eastwood become more philosophical and seek pure self-expression through mastery of their forceful nature.

Warrior Characteristics

Warriors are distinctly solid and physical, ready for action, very much at home in their bodies. In both male and female form, they can be aggressively sexual.

Facially, Warriors are often characterised by low eyebrows and an expression that says, “Don’t fuck with me.” Or perhaps it’s, “Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough.” Not necessarily aggressive, just ready for a bit of action. Whenever you see that look in the eyes, even in a small child, you are probably looking at a Warrior.

Like Kings, their faces tend to be quite firm and angular rather than soft and rounded (unless they happen to be overweight).

Some famous examples of the Warrior soul:

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

Dolph Lundgren

Dolph Lundgren

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Judi Dench

Judi Dench

Benito Mussolini

Benito Mussolini

Steve Biko

Steve Biko

James Mason

James Mason

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

Prince Harry

Prince Harry

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney

Helena Blavatsky

Helena Blavatsky

Ivan IV (The Terrible)

Ivan IV (The Terrible)

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

Dwight Eisenhower

Dwight Eisenhower

John McCain

John McCain

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro




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66 Responses to “The Warrior soul”

  1. 1 steven 09 Dec 2009 at 5:56 am

    I believe myself among the warrior souls…many think im mad or pissed off. I am considered a lion in karate, a warrior and very deliberate person.

  2. 2 La Quishia N. 29 Apr 2010 at 8:28 am

    That’s right, they ALL have that “don’t fuck with me” expression. The picture of Michelle Obama makes me laugh when I think of that.

  3. 3 Dyfydd The Crusader 17 Nov 2011 at 9:29 pm

    So far, I’ve seen three of my old deaths in my dreams. Not one was peaceful. In the first one I was a careless little boy who went into the wrong cave with a couple of friends. We were all killed by an angry bear. That experience was so traumatic my soul apparently still refuses to be born into anything but an ultimate survival stellium. So, now I have my Sun conjunct Lilith and Pallas on Facies, a star fit for Genghiz Khan. I have Mars on the “Lion Tamer” degree, conjunct Pluto and Uranus, probably in case I run into any bears. My Jupiter, of course, is in Perseus. Together these form a virtually invincible Grand Earth Trine.

    In my second known death I was a defeated crusader, who had his throat slit by the Saracens in perfect Halal manner. I fell in love with the slave girl who served me my last cup of honeyed wine, but it was too late to do anything about it. I appreciated my executioners elegantly effortless and virtually painless workmanship enough to forgive him as I fell to the ground. Had I had a throat to speak with, my last words would have been “Please don’t cry”, to the pretty brunette slave girl. To commemorate this incident, I still have my DC next to a star associated with Muslim troublemakers, probably to one day bring my executioner to me for a bit of Karma going round and round. As it happens, I’m currently at war with the Muslim Mafia. Frankly, I’d rather live in peace, but If I have to, I can slice and dice just as easily and effortlessly as my ancient executioner. Unlike the Muslims, I’ll try hard not to enjoy it.

    After the crusader’s execution I apparently got enough of the martial lifestyle. It seems I spent several lifetimes as a Buddhist or Taoist monk, though I may have been dragged into many of the conflicts of the time, in spite of serious attempts to redeem my soul through meditation and study. Wudang swordsmanship seems to come naturally, out of nowhere, though I’m using European weapons. I take saber practice as a form of meditation. At some point, I may have tried my hand at surgery as well. That’s a good way to put the soldierly mindset into good use.

    My latest death was as a murder victim, probably a cop, in the late 50′s or 60′s. I was taken for a ride by criminals, managed to disarm one of them, but the crappy gun jammed, so I got stabbed under the ear and in my mouth. The situation was unpleasant, but I embraced death as an old friend. Perhaps that explains the 8th house North Node and Vertex. I’m ready to die when the enemy is not.

    Oddly enough, my biggest problem in this life is not some Muslim psycho coming at me with a rusty Makarov, but the lack of love. I still adore pretty, innocent looking brunettes, who look like that Saracen slave girl, but I can’t get anywhere with them. Beyond amorous looks, nothing happens, as if the situation in the dream were repeating itself till I find a way to liberate myself. Perhaps I’m supposed to meet her again, but when and where remains a mystery. We might not even be in the same country, as my Venus in Sagittarius seems to indicate.

    • 4 barry 17 Nov 2011 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks, Dyfydd.
      I don’t know the first thing about astrology but I have had some similar past life memories in a half-dream state. You’ll probably appreciate this one. I was a soldier guarding a pass in the Pyrenees in the 13th Century. A band of foreigners approached me and basically responded to my challenge by planting an axe in my face. I could really taste the metal of the blade slicing into my tongue. As I dropped to the ground, my dying thought was “This is the last time I live with violence.” And I think it really was.

      • 5 Dyfydd The Crusader 17 Nov 2011 at 11:56 pm

        Thanks for sharing the “nice” memory, Barry. It certainly sounds authentic enough to me. In each of my dreams there was something extraordinarily realistic about them. The caveboy, possibly neolithic, could feel the warmth of the bear approaching from behind in the chilly cave. A few months ago there was a story somewhere online about this Russian girl, who went berrypicking in Siberia with her boyfriend. They were both killed by a bear. Somehow, the girl managed to call her mother with her mobile, while being eaten alive. She did this 3 times and her last words were: “Mum, I’m OK, it’s not hurting anymore”. That story really got to me. I know exactly how she felt. In her next incarnation, she may well end up like me.

        The crusader could taste the excellent wine, obviously lacking added sulphates and much lower on tannines than modern wines, feel the softness of the girl’s fingers and the shadow of the Saracen soldier on his back. When my head hit the ground, I was already blacking out, but I could still smell the hot sand in my nostrils. Then I was gone.

        I could also taste the steel, when the murderer rammed the knife right through the molars into my mouth. I remember thinking, “Can’t you bastard do anything right? Just hit the damn jugular and get it over with!”. Then I felt very tired and needed to sleep. It wasn’t hurting anymore.

        You know, I can recommend studying a bit of Evolutionary Astrology to figure out all the missing links and loose ends that trouble your soul after what probably is a series of traumatic deaths. There are some informative videos on Youtube that’ll get you started at no cost at all.

    • 6 LORETTA 20 Jun 2013 at 7:38 pm

      DUDE…You need to join the SILVER LEGION…check it out on YOUTUBE………..they are looking for spiritual warriors….

  4. 7 mykelti 02 Aug 2012 at 6:59 am

    so i am confused here, i have a strong warrior type desire and drive. and my mother even says i have that look, however i also have artisan like traits bcause i often think totally outside the box…and i dont think hybrid soul types apply here.

    • 8 barry 02 Aug 2012 at 7:31 am

      Actually, “hybrid” types do apply in a sense. Each of us is primarily of one type but with elements of a secondary type (and even smaller traces of a tertiary type).

      I, for example, am a Sage-Scholar. My primary role in essence is Scholar – I am essentially here to study, observe, research, record, analyse and so on. But I also have a secondary energy or “thrust” which is that of Sage. This means that as a Scholar I am peculiarly extrovert, fun-loving and like to share my wit and wisdom. So these Sage-type traits are how my primary Scholar nature is expressed in everyday life.

      As another example, my wife is a Priestly-Artisan. As an Artisan, she exists primarily to create, but she does so with a Priest’s sense of serving a higher purpose.

      In your case, it sounds like you are an Artisan-Warrior. That is, your primary role in essence is that of the no-nonsense combative Warrior, but you like to express your Warrior nature with a creative, imaginative flair.

      So there are 7×7 = 49 combinations of primary and secondary, all adding to the rich tapestry and diversity of life. I hope this makes sense.

  5. 9 mykelti 03 Aug 2012 at 2:44 am

    you are phenominal haha. you see i have come to a point in my life where im maturing and others opinions matter little to me now and as my goal in life is to be a paratrooper in the army i take pride in my warrior culture though i do express it differently than many from this world. so u hit the nail on the head. many thanks for your words Barry.

  6. 10 vashin 11 Oct 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I believe I am a warrior but dont know what line im from. all i know is im 5′ 10″ 135 pounds and if i let my self go almost nothing can stop me. for example a year ago i let go and i took 3 big people to try to hold me down. the ambulance arrived at our house shortly after i let go. The paramedics pumped 10+ times the amount of calming medication someone my size should have which had no affect. I am almost all muscle with 6% body fat and i know how to move

    • 11 barry 11 Oct 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Sounds warrior-ish, but what’s your “letting go” about? Aggression? Impatience?
      Just curious.

      • 12 vashin 12 Oct 2012 at 2:42 pm

        I always have to restrain my anger or i dont know what would happen

        • 13 S L Hughes 28 Aug 2013 at 8:55 pm

          This is all very interesting. I also have to restrain my anger *because* I know what will happen. Been that close once, don’t want to be there again.

  7. 14 genessis 23 Jan 2013 at 12:43 pm

    i see these comments and just from waking and not being able to sleep from the past dream i have just had, its kinder easy to see where you guys are coming from, i mean some dreams are from past lives and some from future, i have seen myself in many dreams being high and mighty and not being able to be struck down, one being a Norse,Roman and Scottish warrior slaying so many i had lost count, all i knew was the taste of blood on my lips from the spurting of blood as i sliced the heads, tortso limbs of foes, i have been to a psychic and she said she couldnt read me or tell me who my other life charaters were, something about me having the ability to block her from these former lives.. i think its all bullshit but i do believe i was once a great and powerfull blood-thursty warrior…

    i have also seen the dreams of the ones where i have been struck down but get back up many times to keep fighting to the last breath… Then wake up.

    As Vashin spoke of last year i too have the “Berserker Fury” in my blood, alot of people laugh when you say this as most games portray it as “being reckless and very hard to kill” its the point where one has had enough and wishes to do something about it and doesnt stop till that one thing is done, over the past say 10 years i have learnt to deal with it but in my younger days ( only 30 btw ) at 18 when i was clubbing i ripped a table that was bolted to the ground with four bolts, out of the ground cause a bloke i was drinking with threated to kill my mate cause this bloke was asked to leave the club cause he was too drunk… needless to say i was asked to leave too… not cause of my drunkness/violance but for the safety of others around me… I have learnt to deal with it over the many years and can still lose it at a drop of a hat but can now control it…

    All my family can say is its a “Straftord Trait” learn to love it… Loving it is the easy part dealing with the aftermath is the hard part that i havent had to deal with yet…. thank god…

    Thanks for reading guys.

  8. 15 Thank you -DS 24 Feb 2013 at 11:02 am

    SICK. I always see my self as a warrior, now i know. Thank you for expresing your gift, you are master in what you do for sure. Very good material. I like to absorb information, then try to apply it or in this case observing people. I have to say, this theory is very close from the truth.

    I consider myself as a lion-warrior, with a high purpose.

    I hope we can see more information like this in the near future.

    Thanks for being you.

    • 16 barry 24 Feb 2013 at 11:04 am


  9. 17 mattgrinnell 22 Mar 2013 at 5:19 am
    a reply general to this blog, though also this page.

    with respect for your work

  10. 18 Kane 06 Apr 2013 at 10:51 pm

    An aura reader told me once my natural aura is orange. Means I am naturally :Creative, Childish, Joyful, Humor, Productivity, Aggression… What kind of soul would that be if not some kind of three-way hybrid? Is it possible to be a Sage cast Warrior-Artisan Hybrid? (not in that exact order) Or am I misinterpreting and confusing soul types here?

    • 19 barry 07 Apr 2013 at 7:25 am

      Hi Kane

      Creative, Childish, Joyful, Humor, Productivity, Aggression…

      That’s quite a specific but varied mixture and it could be interpreted in all sorts of ways. Certainly there are hybrid types — Sage-like Artisan or Artisan-like Sage would fit some of it — see

      But if this description is valid (does it feel in any way valid to you?) then it could also indicate, say,

      • Artisan
      • mode of Aggression
      • Idealist attitude
      • goal of Flow/Contentment. and
      • operating in the Moving Center

      However, that would mean everyone with the same orange-coloured aura colour would have the same highly specific makeup, which is highly unlikely. (Given that there are seven roles, seven role sub-types, seven goals, seven modes, seven attitudes, three main Centers…)

      Another take on this:- in the between-lives work of Michael Newton, souls have different-coloured auras according to their level of evolution, covering the spectrum from red to violet. Orange would signify, I think, a Baby soul (Stage II) or early Young soul (Stage III).


      Again, does any of it feel valid to you? That’s the main criterion.


      • 20 Kane 09 Apr 2013 at 10:04 pm

        I see. there are more factors to consider than I thought. I could be a warrior – sage then, with an pragmatism attitude and an aggressive mode. (or whatever) Doesnt explain creativity though. My creativity could easily be just a result of self expression and not related to artisan qualities at all. I certainly am not deceptive (nagative pole of artisan) probobly the only trait of the three types I am not. But otherwize, I still feel I exhibit all features of all soul types and shift between interests depending on what I am doing at the time. Still searching to where I fall under but I will look more into it.

        Thanks for the help. I adore this site its cool and interesting. Keep up the good work.

        • 21 barry 09 Apr 2013 at 10:13 pm

          Thanks Kane!

        • 22 Connor Woods 17 Feb 2014 at 4:14 am

          What you described in your first post sounds eerily like myself! Like EVERYTHING with the exception of having been very deceptive in the past, and scarily good at it… Have since cut that shit out (I’m only 20) so I look forward to using my artisan qualities for goodness the rest of my life!

          • 23 barry 19 Feb 2014 at 11:31 am

            Thanks Connor. I would stay low in this page though – place is full of Warriors.

  11. 24 Joe 12 Apr 2013 at 1:28 am

    Popular psychology. It works because everyone has all the personality archetypes within them all the time, in either a latent or manifest state. In each of us is a ‘king’, ‘warrior’, ‘scholar’, ‘sage’, etc. Depending on nature, nurture and environment, some traits predominate at various times. Because of this, popular psychology is never wrong. If you think you’re a ‘server’, or a ‘king’, you’re right, no matter who you are.

    • 25 barry 12 Apr 2013 at 6:12 am

      Bollocks. I experience myself as 85% scholar, 10% sage, a tiny bit of server and artisan sometimes, and absolutely zero king or priest.

  12. 26 Victor P. 17 Apr 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I’m not a believer in reincarnation or god or any foolishness like that, but I do consider myself a warrior at heart. I value honor, courage, respect, but I do not see honor in war unless my enemy is truly undeserving of life. I suppose I am a Mature Warrior as I am attracted to ending injustices in the world, but I am also a physical warrior who gladly take up arms and fight with honor; I have yet to find a worthy goal to physically fight for. I am a warrior trapped in a state of purgatory. The battlefield on my left, and humanity on my right. As much as I try to fight the urges, the battlefield calls me and tries to lure me into the chaos, but the suffering of humanity awakens my passion. It might sound foolish, but it’s present in my life every day. Thank you for allowing me to say what I have been feeling for years.

    • 27 barry 17 Apr 2013 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks Victor. (Good warrior name, btw!)

  13. 28 Blue Storm 18 Apr 2013 at 10:43 am

    Ahaha…A friend of mine once told me “The look in your eyes warns people to not mess with you”.Mmyeah,I am quite the karma for those who dare hurt me or another(innocent) person,or for those who comit injustices.The Warrior within me…I just love it!

    • 29 barry 18 Apr 2013 at 11:27 am

      Cheers Blue Storm

  14. 30 Avery 28 Jun 2013 at 6:03 am

    Is there such thing as a philosophical warrior? Ive known I was an old soul for as long as I can remember, but I am also in the army and want to go special forces… I dont get it. Im torn between spirituality and spec ops. I am odd…

    • 31 barry 28 Jun 2013 at 6:57 am

      Hi Avery

      So you’re a Warrior who naturally feels at home in the fighting forces, and you’re also attracted to spirituality and philosophy as a means to make sense of self/life/reality. The latter suggests you have a goal of Growth – stretching your experience and awareness in this lifetime in order to take a step up in your soul evolution.

      I guess you’re puzzling over the possible contradiction in being “old and wise” on the one hand but still prepared to attack and kill, as part of your duty, on the other. To me (nerdy Scholar that I am), that sounds like a fascinating mix. Perhaps your life task is to bring spiritual/philosophical wisdom to the military domain. Or, perhaps you will end up a wise teacher who can draw upon the experience of a military career in order to run well organised growth groups. Or, perhaps it is to experience that very contradiction in order to arrive at some deeper sense of how to be you, bringing the two facets of your being (warrior + wisdom) together in some way. Who knows…? But there is likely to be some higher wisdom behind it all.

      My own career path has taken me into working for the government on military research contracts. At first it was, for me, cool and prestigious. Then, as my own goal of Growth took me deeper into understanding self/life/reality and I started going on spiritual retreats and personal growth workshops (and devouring a thousand books), I began to feel embarrassed about my career. It occurred to me that as someone who was into personal and spiritual wisdom, I ‘should’ be doing work that is more reflective of that, something that is making a more positive contribution to the world. But what kind of work would that be? Healing people? Saving the planet?

      I tried doing psychotherapy for a while, but found that it didn’t suit me. And curiously, the more I felt like I ‘should’ do something else, the more interesting my day job became.

      Eventually I decided that the two could run side by side and, maybe, inform each other in some way. On the one hand, the goal of Growth always likes to have some sort of tension or contrast or apparent contradiction going on, to keep the search for truth active. On the other hand, my everyday career stands to benefit from my deepening compassion and wisdom, where appropriate. And of course, my job pays for the lifestyle which enables me to pursue my growth, and do this website, so on a purely pragmatic level they fit together.

      I also realised too that my idea that I ‘should’ be working in a more positive role was more to do with my outer image than my true calling. Ego rather than heart. There is something about military/govt research that is fitting and appropriate for me, while healing people or saving the planet aren’t at all. So ironically, my growth has prompted me to be true to myself, and that has meant that I don’t necessarily have to change careers.

      I don’t know if any of this has any resonance for you Avery, but feel free to let me know.



    • 32 mattgrinnell 28 Jun 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Maybe it’d be more clear if you used apostraphes.
      A warrior is clear of delusion, confusion, and knows why actions are chosen, and accepts reality when actions against others for no reason are chosen, and as well is aware that any soul who chooses to live, their own way, with no interference, that physical reality itself, the consciousness of the earth beneath each of us, must accept all souls choice.

      As well, who are you to question what you choose to do. Your soul asked permission to be incarnated, as did all of our souls. If your souls question is, may I interfere with other souls choice to be at physical reality how they chose, then the answer always is no. We each are destroyed by our attacks against the choice pf other souls. It must even be logical. How may any human interact with another soul, other than through our total awareness.

      So, do whatever. However, the consciousness of the earth perceives all, and is more present and more powerful than any collective of humans. Any all.

  15. 33 Oliver Gehr 03 Jul 2013 at 2:20 am

    Wow … Now i read comments about people having dreams of there times as crusaders, viking-berzerkers, but me i’ve had dreams of me being a werewolf in a pack i was tearing people to shreds and screams everywhere it was like in a old European village. I don’t if this could be real could anyone answer this for me thanks.

    • 34 barry 03 Jul 2013 at 9:27 pm

      Hmm.. Past-life dreams are usually very realistic (unlike ordinary dreams). They are set in a definite time and place, and the events happen in a natural sequence. (For example, you dream that you are on a French galleon, and one day you offend an officer, and then you get flogged). A past-life dream usually occurs because it resonates with something unfolding in one’s current life.

      I’m not convinced that you were an actual werewolf, but possibly you were wild and violent? (It’s possible that – if this does have a past-life association – your subconscious has overlaid the werewolf idea onto it.)


    • 35 Dyfydd The Crusader 04 Jul 2013 at 4:15 pm

      People had psychotic episodes in the past, same as today, so might this be the memory of one, in which you indeed saw yourself as a werewolf? Another possibility is, you were for example ordered to commit atrocities, which you just couldn’t own as your deeds, so you developed a werewolf Self, which took the blame and carried the sin, so that at least you wouldn’t have to kill yourself to cope with the shame. Pluto, currently in Capricorn, might easily bring up stuff like this, particularly as it just happens to be on Facies, associated with these things: Blindness, violent death, sickness, accidents, broken limbs; leadership, war, coldness, detachment, perfectionism; earthquakes; pure combative energies; adventure, risk-taking, glamour; fulfillment through charitable works. I recommend charitable works as a remedy for any bad Karma accrued back then, whether or not you were an actual werewolf.

      Like Barry, I too would like to know if there were any signs of extreme realism in the dream, like smells, tastes, pain etc.

      • 36 Oliver Gehr 01 Jan 2014 at 4:55 pm

        Well from this dream i do remember the taste of smoke iron and adrenaline i also can recall feeling no pain.

  16. 37 Daniel 29 Jul 2013 at 8:30 pm

    I dont know if i’m a truly warrior or if I just want to be one. But I love the feeling of an honest battle, a fair fight. Sometimes i want to be beaten just to have a reason for revenge.
    I search for reasons to fight and I need meaning in my life, when i find it I do everything to succed.
    When I cant see a reason for winning my motivation gets off me and that makes me feel like a looser sometimes. But as soon as I get the motivation and if I see evil in someone I’m ready to die for winning.

    Maybe someone can relate to my feelings and write their thoughts about it.

    • 38 Daniel 29 Jul 2013 at 9:28 pm

      Just want to put some more words in to it.

      It is like i love to get hit just to get mad and feel the power i get and then strike back with no regrets.
      That is a feeling i search for everyday, and I find everyday life hard too live and to be civiliced but i manage to do it somehow.
      I’m to emotional and I’m not ashamed to say that i easily get tears, but my anger is also a very big threat to myself and I work hard everyday to find a direction for it.

      Sometimes i can feel harmony and total peacefulnes, and its the greatest feeling in the world. But it can only be felt when i feel that everything in me and around me is perfect and as I want my life and things around me to be. When I feel that something in me is unfinished or dirty I need to fix that before I go further.
      I need to feel total harmony and that I’ve done everything right so that I can go to sleep and feel well with myself.

      I feel like I have a rich soul and that I need something that stimulates it all the time, it can be love or it can be war but it cant be something empty.

      What am I? A warrior or just a moran?

      • 39 barry 30 Jul 2013 at 8:55 am

        Hi Daniel

        Based on what you’re saying, I would guess Warrior for sure, given your sense of justice, combativeness and vengeance. Also, Warriors like to have a cause to fight for, rather than just feel like they are fighting for no good reason. (Kings and Priests are generally good at defining a cause.)

        I’m also sensing, perhaps, goal of Growth (attracted to extremes), emotional centering (easily affected by things), mode of Caution (leaving nothing to chance), and possibly your weak spot is Impatience.

        All of which is normal! – It’s just up to you how to bring these various tendencies together to make something positive while being true to yourself.



        • 40 Daniel 30 Jul 2013 at 1:46 pm

          Ok thanks for the answer.

          I think that people around me are to soft, they accept everything and just do it without caring about their pride or whats right.

          All my life i’ve been trying to prove to people that nothing is for granted and that you have to be flexible all the time.
          You cant just accept that something is what it is when it dosnt have to be.

          Few have the balls to live with open eyes as I see it, everybody wants to close their world and live in a illusion.
          I dont mean that you have to take every battle and go against everything but you should be critical in your mind, I mean you should never let other people make you do things without knowing what you’re doing.
          Maybe you’re do what other people say and take orders but you know why and that it’s for this situations best.

          One negative thing I know that comes with this is that I get my own worst enemy. For example sometimes when I argue and I want to say so much, and put all the facts on the table but nothing comes out.
          This is the same feeling as when i fight in my dreams, I want to win so bad that i loose the controll over the situation and get paralysed.

          Sometimes when i’m in a situation and people make “shhh” so I should get quiet if I talk about some controversial, or maybe they give me some look so I should understand, then something happens and I just wants to break things and my head is full of rage. I usually get extreme and talks more irrational about the thing that from the beggining only was an different opinion, I start to say things just to upset people and make everything to chaos.

          One other problem is friendship.
          I’m ready to sacrifice and to do things for my friends just to make us stronger bond and to get more like a family, because that how I want it to be.
          Then people only like you when you do this things and take advantage of it, or they leave you when you need them.
          This makes me hard to live with I think because I always expect to much of people.
          I want loyality and respet more than anything.

  17. 41 Ace 30 Jul 2013 at 6:40 pm

    In relation to the wheel of karma. And cycling off this demension, how would being a warrior benifet the spirit? The goal of life is undoubtably spiritual progression. But being a warrior hampers the progress no?
    Here is where I am at. My family is involved in special ops for our us military. I won’t get into that because there is no need. But I am spiritual. I understand life and the ethers. But I also want to do spec ops. Not because of my family. But because I love military and the action. But I am an old soul just trying to pay back my debts and cycle off. I am Truley torn at this point. Smh.
    But my original question was how does being a warrior benifit spirituality?

    • 42 Daniel 30 Jul 2013 at 7:03 pm

      Because the warrior mentality take you from A to B even though things seems impossible, it can be used in a go
      od way and in a bad way.

      • 43 Ace 30 Jul 2013 at 7:28 pm

        Wise words my brother. I liked that alot. Are there any books you recommend ?

        • 44 Daniel 31 Jul 2013 at 7:21 pm

          Thanks, no sorry i dont read so much.

    • 45 barry 31 Jul 2013 at 9:31 am

      Hi Ace

      Spiritual progression isn’t all about being nice and fluffy, at least not over the lang term. It’s about coming into this world of duality, where for every good there is a bad, for every right there is a wrong, and deliberately choosing positive over negative, against the odds. In order to choose the good, we need some bad that seems equally appealing.

      All of us explore the ‘dark side’ one way or another – murder, rape, abuse, neglect, etc. Warriors are, as you might guess, particularly prone to karmic acts at the start. That’s because Warriors bring a combative, ready-for-action energy. Trigger happy, you might say – “Enough talking, let’s go killing!”

      In Hinduism, they talk about different paths to spiritual union (Yoga) which suit different types. (We’re not talking here about daily practices, but about the sort of journey we take over the eons.) For me, as a Scholar, my path is ‘Raja Yoga’, the way of knowledge. I imagine my long-term journey is something like this:

      …..false knowledge [dogma] –> worldly knowledge –> inner knowledge –> spiritual knowledge

      For Warriors, the journey is ‘Karma Yoga’, the way of action. I imagine the Warrior journey is something like this:

      …..wrong action [karma] –> worldly action –> ethical action –> spiritual action

      So at the beginning, Warriors tend to create the most karma. That’s actually part of their role – to stir things up, add some hot spice to the mix. But they will also evolve as a result of their karmic repercussions and understanding.

      Ultimately the role of a Warrior is, in a sense, to bring bad things to an end, to put a stop to things that don’t work, or that mess society up. They will side with law and order over anarchy and chaos; they will side with courage and heroism over panic and cowardice; justice over injustice. The Warrior stares fear in the face, where others would cower and quake. They challenge and inspire the rest of us to get out of our comfort zones and do the right thing. An example of an Old Warrior taking spiritual action like this would be G.I. Gurdjieff.


  18. 46 MGrinn 31 Jul 2013 at 4:18 pm

    It is worth asking as well if killing other humans really is what warriors do, or is this the action of souls who are lost, creating karmic debts, or literally balancing debts from past lives. A warrior, really, cant be equated with war, though most of the warriors alive are military now, as they were samurai millennia ago.

    In the military, there is the action of the warrior, confirming a target, making the right kill, minimizing collateral damage. The actions of, let’s face it, scared humans, are messy attacks, failures, killing children out of rage, etc.

    As well, what warrior has ever chosen death over harming a human, if it wasnt a warrior approaching maturity any way. All would rather die, than harm another human. All would rather protect all humans, sacrificing their own comfort. All are warriors who ask if they are. All arent, who know they are.

    There are no rules, either. So, who knows. Barry, seems the clearest though. Perhaps he can shed light on what is being sought here, with this latest thread. It is arriving something. I can only guess what, as I really am with all these words, asking Barry what he thinks.

    • 47 Daniel 02 Aug 2013 at 9:24 pm

      If you are in the military you are not necessary a warrior. Like the text told with baby warriors etc, i think that you can find warriors in every social class, religions, jobs etc.
      The first image you get in your head when you hear warrior is somebody thats in the military.
      But i think that alot of militaries are not warriors(my defenition of a warrior) because they only do what they’re told, and they do everything only for surviving.

      As a see it, survivior and warrior is not the same. You can be a survivior and a warrior at the same time but you can also be only a survivor which means that you do everything to survive, you can for example kill children to survive and other horrible stuff. I know that nowbody here said anything about this but I feel that these two things sometimes get mixed up.

      A warrior to me is a man/woman that want something, and gets it.
      A warrior does not have any respect for you if you are in his/her way even if you’re Anderson Silva, Adolf Hitler, or Donald Trump. A Warrior will on his own hand break you and with his/her own believe and power make it to the top without any help but his own determination and will. OK this was the best warrior I know hehe but still I think that is an good example,

      A warrior are willing to take risks for others and for a greater purpose and are dangerous for everybody. Nobody is safe, and thats whats scares authorities and higher ranked people in the hierarchy of society that believes fundamentaly in the system of hierarchy. A warrior breaks all the rules if they’re in the way for what is right because he knows whats right by his soul and not by whats has been learned.
      And this is why i see sometimes not necessary sees militaries as warrior.

      Examples of true warriors.
      - William Wallace in the movie “Braveheart”
      - Rocky Balboa
      - Tony Montana in the movie “Scarface”
      - McNulty in Tvshow “The Wire.”
      - The guy in the movie “Kill the Irishman”
      - Ghandi
      - Giovanni Falcone (who took the battle against the mafia in sicily and got killed)
      - The guy in the movie “un prophete”
      - The actor Tony Jaa in the Movie “the protector”.

      These are for me true warriors from different backrounds even though most of them are fictional they are good examples.

      Also a true warrior to me is NOT an marthyr, a warrior wants to be proud and honorble but for something HE KNOWS is honorble, and not to be a victim of injustie or to be remembered as heroe just for the sake of hearing it like those fucking suicide bombers that think they’re honorble when they only think with there ego and wants be in heaven.

  19. 48 S L Hughes 28 Aug 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Right. I went through all your “types” here. The best fits for me are Warrior/Server/Artisan, none of the suggested face shapes/characteristic fit mine. I can live with that. I don’t recall a single prior life but I’d like to. On that topic, I have a couple of very deep inclinations that might be true, but I have no way to confirm them–or not.

  20. 49 joss 05 Nov 2013 at 11:44 pm

    hi guys, I have been told I have a young physical with an older soul, this means I need to learn lots of young lessons, I understand then in depth, but struggle in practice with basic physical lessons like control temper jealousy pain etc, I am drawn to the warrior soul but I like making food look good (caterer) and I always feel energised by nature and working in the garden. Does anyone have any insights they could share who is in a similar or maybe going through the same sort of situation, best wishes joss x

  21. 50 Whendi S. Roberts 06 Nov 2013 at 6:42 am

    I am A Warrior in every sense of the word. I have always been and definatly have evolved onto a Mature Warrior as I am studying Holistic Healing and Music and will go to heal the World. I stand forChildren and anyone crosses my path and needs me I must feel it is a Worthy cause. I was betrayed as a very small child …a baby still……….by my Mother and grew up Motherless …then later etrayed on every kevrl by my now deceased Husband. I stand strong evetyday and fight for what is right and move twords my goal. My name is Whendi and I am a WARRIOR-4-EVER

  22. 51 Roger Phillip 27 Nov 2013 at 2:36 pm

    weird article.. what’s with the salma hayek opening comments?

    • 52 barry 27 Nov 2013 at 4:40 pm

      She’s a Warrior, and the quote is typically Warrior-ish.

  23. 53 ThatsMyName 12 Dec 2013 at 8:55 am

    Hi Barry,

    I think ‘warrior’ suits me best of all roles. I’ve been observing myself and other people for years, and studying Michael Teachings also a lot.
    My Mom always told me I could ‘kill by looking’ – I must admit, I do have those eyes. But don’t have that intention, I want to do absolutely no harm. In the other hand it’s interesting there’s still a lot of aggression within me, which sometimes breaks out, especially when I see or feel injustice against someone (including myself). But I never start the conflict, I’m always seeking for peace – still it’s no good business confronting me, because I can respond very forcefully – sometimes even suprising for myself.
    Physically I’m not one of those ‘tough guys’; but quite a fast mover, still very athletic and ‘fresh’ in my thirties. I even did Aikido for a couple of years. If you know that kind of martial art, it is only used for defence – defending myself and others seems an important issue in my life in all fields.

    I’d like to hear more about mature & old warriors, how they might feel, their life attitude. Quite a little said about them on this page. I’ve seen Gran Torino movie, referring to that can be a good starting point.

    • 54 barry 15 Dec 2013 at 9:14 pm

      Hi ThatsMyName

      Warriors probably feel most at home as Young souls, where it’s a case of “every man for himself.” They have a competitive instinct that suits the Young souls’ task of proving themselves as individuals.

      But, that said, Warriors also have a drive to protect the weak and disadvantaged, so as Mature souls they will feel very comfortable fighting for good causes such as workers’ rights, women’s’ rights, democracy, and so on.

      However, Warriors are naturally outward-bound, concrete and proactive, while the Mature soul phase is naturally inward-bound, and reflective, so there is an inherent conflict to being a Mature Warrior. You naturally want to hit the world and make it right, but your psyche is compelled to ask soul-searching questions which demand time to pause and reflect.

      The Michael entity is itself a composite of mostly Warriors (plus Kings), who completed their reincarnational journeys in the Middle Ages, and in some channelling by Victoria Marina (also a Warrior) they have described their lives as Mature Warrior souls:

      “The mature soul cycle in general was less action oriented externally than the earlier young soul cycle in particular, but we would say the mature soul experiences were far more internally active which is the hallmark of the cycle. We would not say that the early levels as mature souls were easy, for in fact many times there was great internal discomfort and confusion as we began to look within ourselves which we would say was not our preferred method during previous lifetimes.
      At one point in historical reference, there was approximately an equal number of entity mates in the mature soul levels as there were in both young and old. (50% mature, 25% young, 25% old). At this juncture there was much exchange of information taking place as souls in the young cycle could attain assistance from the then mature souls, while the mature souls could attain assistance from the old souls. We might compare this process to the educational process and call it “evolutionary tutorials” which could be accessed by the essences of the entity much in the way a human individual would seek out a more experienced individual for support and guidance.
      We found this process especially helpful during the treacherous lifetimes in the mature soul cycle when we experienced more drama including alcoholism, murder due to jealousy, extreme emotions, suicides (which incidentally reached their peak at the 6th level of the mature cycle when life became unbearable)…”

      Well, there’s something to look forward to …!

      I would imagine that the overall ‘feel’ of each stage is something like:

      1. Infant Warrior: Instinctive aggression — I experience safety by confronting whatever threatens me.

      2. Baby Warrior: Moral steadfastness — I experience honour by dutifully protecting and serving my community.

      3. Young Warrior: Personal triumph — I experience glory by beating the best.

      4. Mature Warrior: Ethical courage — I experience self-respect by upholding what I truly value.

      5. Old Warrior: Universal will — I experience ultimate strength by surrendering my personal will.


  24. 55 Whendi S. Roberts 16 Dec 2013 at 7:29 am

    I am a Warrior

  25. 56 Cameron Bartel 14 Jun 2014 at 3:38 am

    I want to be a warrior, unflinching in battle unterrified, brave, humble. I need others. My number is 251-330-6431 I know there are others like me out there, contact me.

    • 57 barry 14 Jun 2014 at 10:02 am

      I’ll approve this for now, Cameron, but it turns out you’re recruiting for a private army of white supremacists or whatever, I might have to rethink it!

  26. 58 Jon 23 Jul 2014 at 7:40 am

    I am definitely a warrior soul. I am very confrontational and a born fighter. I’ve never had formal combat training wether it be hand to hand, melee, or with firearms. I strongly believe in a past life I was some sort of warrior in the Bronze Age- Roman era. I have always been an excellent, natural fist fighter and strangely when I hold machetes or long knives (work around the house or hunting season) I can close my eyes…I feel at home with the weapon in my hand.

    I’ve dreamt once as a small child, of a rocky plain. My vision was hindered by what felt a heavy helmet, my chest and arms felt heavy and tired. I remember gripping my weapon in my right hand tightly, squeezing it with all my might as I felt the cold sting of something penerating my lower back. The dream ended with my face feeling pressed into the warm earth. All I thought in the last moment was that I longed to have a woman to love in my short life, and that I felt my time had not come.

    Sometimes in the dead of night, I’ll wake up with immense pain in my lower back. I’ve gone to a doctor about the issue and I was told there were no signs of any damage there, that I must be mistaken.

    And for such a long time starting as child , I longed for a girl to have a life with. I found one a year ago, she is absolutely the most lovely thing I’ve ever seen. I am fiercely loyal to her and we plan to marry soon. I don’t know why, but we are inseparable, which is strange since she is a priest soul, we typically do not see eye to eye, but I respect her greatly, even admire her. She is very religious, where I am as well, but I am more about the “holy warrior” prospect where as she is purely peaceful and devoted.

    • 59 barry 23 Jul 2014 at 8:47 am

      Sounds spot-on Jon.

      Hmm.. mind of I borrow some what you say to use as small quotes in the main text, just to illustrate how Warriors describe what it’s like to be a Warrior?

      FYI, this is going off on a slight tangent but I have a theory that the description of roles as pairs (Sage + Artisan = expression, Priest + Server = inspiration, and Warrior + King = action) doen’t quite work. It works well for the overleaves (where Dominance is the opposite of Submission, Acceptance is the opposite of Rejection, and so on), but the roles don’t fit the same positions as we would expect. The opposite of a master (King, dominance) is surely a servant (Server, submission). Likewise, the opposite of being all-loving (Priest, acceptance) is not service (Server) but the pushing-away of all that is undesirable or threatening (Warrior, rejection), sorting the wheat from the chaff.

      Just some food for thought….


  27. 60 Tanner 24 Jul 2014 at 7:20 pm

    What a fantastic page! There’s so much I want to say that I don’t know where to begin. This is going to be long and endearing. I really, really hope you don’t slam your face into the keyboard due to my drivel. Good luck.

    My friends and associates have always called me crazy, I knew I was sane and collective, but I secretly loved and couldn’t stand the label.

    I had quite the temper as a young boy until the age of 20. I was very ornery and my lack of control resulted in spankings from the principal at least once a week. Confrontation was embraced and met quickly, often times without caring for the consequences unless they were extremely difficult to overcome. I was gifted with quick understanding and learning, always being the first, or one of, with the assignments and if I wasn’t I felt what I now recognize as failure.

    I was very athletic from a young age. My parents like to bring up an event where they walked outside and saw me standing on the top metal bar of a chain-link fence, wearing only a diaper and cowboy boots, and standing perfectly balanced without holding anything.

    I was a ferocious competitor and I would always finish at or near the top of any sport I competed in, despite nearly always being undersized at the level of competition I was going against. I was naturally gifted and could anticipate an opponents next move with precision, which abled me to “bait” them into a move for me to capitalize. I could improve my skill in physical activities with minimal practice. This earned me recognition as “Tight End of the Year” in highschool football over two others that ended up in the NFL and it was my first season trying it. I was only 5’10″ and 170 at the time and others at that position are typically 6’3+ and 200+.

    My coaches had a lot of trouble finding positions for me because I competed so well but I was always undersized where I played. I was a late to puberty and only 5’3 135 at the age of 15, eventually growing to 5’11 190 when I was 19. I’m less than a month into 25 and I’m still 5’11 but I weigh 175. I’m very tone and have less than 10% body fat despite hardly ever exercising or working out (as in less that 10 times this year to date and nothing more than 15 minutes). I still have a 41 inch vertical jump and I think if I trained, even just a little, I could reach 45″ within weeks.

    My first year in track I placed 6th in state men’s 100m dash, running a 11:04 and 10:93 second sprint despite no formal training. I ended up getting a football and track scholarship, which was what my mother’s father and brother accomplished as well. I started playing my very first semester in college at a position I had no experience in all my years playing because I was a Warrior for the game. I could have played baseball and several others had I chose, without giving great deals of time to.

    My emotions were always dramatic and short-lived. I always experienced either high “highs” or low “lows”. I ended up dropping out of college 3 times because I wouldn’t go to class. I hated my lack of discipline. I can always advise people on how to take care of problems and teach them how to do something with nearly perfect instruction and communication, but I still don’t use my own advise or logic for personal tasks. I procrastinate often.

    I am able to look at a person and listen to about one sentence of a conversation and be able to determine their intelligence, integrity, traits, and personality. I enjoy association with engineers, historians and scientists. Their precise communication and logical insight to problems is fun for me to participate in. I am naturally interested in geography, geology, biology, and simple mechanics. I have always looked to Hannibal Barca, Alexander the Great, Ramses II and a few of the great Roman generals as my favorites in history. I always pretended to be a high-ranking commander in a ground-level hand combat army. I always loved medieval strategy games like Warcraft, Age of Empires etc.

    I am fascinated with making a low-tech systems for practical uses for farming, heating, harnessing energy, and defense. I have a “green-thumb” and interests in growing everything from cacti to tolerant lawn turf. I didn’t always have that interest until a few years ago and I’m working on hydroponic farming for year-round cultivation on a commercial scale. I seek unbiased and objective recounts of history and events leading to either conflict or conspiracy. I am a true believer in an Elitist/secret society-controlled world and see almost everything in daily living as a product of their systems. I don’t trust explanations for most events going on, either from the media, organizations, or officials.

    I have been lonely for the majority of my romantic life. I always want to be with someone, but I have a hard time getting the ones I really desire. I’m always a 1 1/2 year relationship guy and they have always broken up with me even when I had forgiven them for similar matters. I end up with about a year in between the relationships as a romantically-lonely person, though I “talk” to several but never get more than “interests”. I have bouts of jealousy, mainly because I think I am just as good or better than the man in praise. Many of the women in my age love to worship these men or celebrities, which I interpret as showing their true character as a groupie or gold-digger, looking for security or attention at the cost of long-term happiness, no matter how “independent” they say they are.

    I don’t have a problem with engaging people in conversation because I can be entertaining and interesting. It helps being attractive, but I am also labeled “stuck-up” just because people don’t know me. I bartend a lot of weekends and always start the conversation knowing exactly how to engage the person without a word being said before. Women have always been shy or intimidated with me, and people have said I look “pissed off” for a majority of my adult life, even when I feel like I’m expressionless. I realize what that means now, haha. I always seek the acceptance of others, as in I want to be liked and think I’m likable to everyone through some characteristic I possess.

    *Crazy Alert*
    ***I was raised Christian, but grew away from it when I sought after science. I have a very scientific-driven thought process. I have never ruled out reincarnation, but recently I have completely ruled out atheism and agnosticism through my research in the motivation of many events throughout history. I had been agnostic for the last 5-7 years. I have reverted to Christianity because of this research, as odd as that may sound. I don’t agree with many of the bible’s explanations for many events and I’m certain it has been altered by man through misinterpretation and misinformation, but the heart of our known problems and what will happen in the near future is the key to my belief, along with several events that had no correlation that hinted to me and gave me signs of what to seek out.

    If that doesn’t make any sense, it basically means I think the Illuminati- by ways of the continuation of several secret societies going to the ancient egyption worship of the god Set which is an actual idolization of Adam’s own son, Seth. One of Seth’s sons was a luciferian worshiper and was given the secrets and the ‘aliens’ that contained the andvanced technology and knowledge were the Nephilim – which shared the knowledge and kept the Order alive through powerful men, even ones highly praised in the bible such as Solomon “the wise”… and it goes on and on etc. The ways have shaped every part of out world and it’s presence is a perfect explanation for most-everything in question, such as alien technology used in advanced civilizations of the past to the total spectrum dominance we unknowingly are being forced upon us this moment.I’m terrified for the existence of the world being dominated and of the times to come, though not necessarily for myself.

    I do however, believe in evolution, the big bang, billions of years of the universe etc. I just believe it was started by a higher power.

    Now why would I believe that? Do you know how coo-coo that makes me sound? How can I have such a logical reasoning for most of my experience of life and deem this as the answer to the biggest mystery of our existence? I don’t know if a Warrior would be so certain of such a hole-stricken riddle. I’m embarrassed, maybe because the conditioning of modern society, to even admit this, but it is who I am. ***

    I apologize for the lengthy, even unnecessary autobiography. I’m curious as to what you can interpret given the information. I see Warrior traits many times over, but I don’t know what to make of the other, it’s only clear in patches. Is there anything you can help me with? I’m in the midst of learning who and what I am and I’ve become stuck! This truly is the most confusing time of life and it seems every answer produces 10 more questions. I appreciate your work, much love! -Tanner

    • 61 barry 08 Aug 2014 at 4:15 pm

      Whew! Thanks, Tanner.

      Well, your perceptions and actions as you’ve described them here are very consistent with being a Young Warrior — bold, brash, ultra-competitive, determined to succeed, skilled in tactics and conflict, ready for any challenge or confrontation, and basically unstoppable!

      Interesting what you say about liking the company of scientists etc. It is often said that Warriors and Scholars have a (surprising) natural affinity. They complement each other well – Warriors are physical and proactive while Scholars are cerebral and detached, but both dislike wasting their time with imprecise data and nonsensical ideas. They appreciate each other’s single-minded focus.

      You are clearly seeking for deeper truths that can explain many things. This is very typical of anyone who has what (in this framework) is called a goal of Growth: the drive to perceive further than before, to understand more, and ultimately to develop in wisdom. I too have this goal and certainly my life has been similarly driven by a constant search for hidden truths.

      At 25, you’re still at least a decade from the turning point in life where we try to shed all false patterns and become fully true to ourselves – what Carl Jung called individuation. (BTW, if you think 25 is confusing… Well, let’s just leave it that.) Anyway, the result of that great leap forward in mid-life is that we explicitly start to work on what we came here to do – what’s called our True Work or Life Task.

      Mine, for instance, is to communicate my Scholarly understanding of that which uplifts or enlightens us, so here I am :)

      I have no idea what yours is, though I would imagine it to be along the lines of making choices to do with achieving success using your competitive, combative strengths. The main takeaway is: consider that all that happens in the first half of life (0-35/40 ish) is (in Warrior-speak) like an assault course that has been perfectly designed to train and prepare you for the work you’ll do in the second half of life.

      Hope that makes sense, and maybe sheds some light on your current life.



  28. 62 D Christopher 19 Aug 2014 at 4:03 am

    Wow Barry great info.

    I am most certainly a Warrior myself. Even down to the physical features. I knew I had some sort of warrior spirit before I stumbled onto this website today. I left the army infantry around 2 1\2 years ago In hopes of giving my children a more stable life and father figure. I noticed quickly that the warrior didn’t leave with the military life style. One of those ” You can take the man out of the Infantry but you can’t take the Infantry out of the man” type of things.

    Once I learned that I was naturally aggressive and competitive I began to discover ways of harnessing my aggression for the things that I believed in, which were and have always been fighting for the good and helpless( Even before I started becoming more religious). So I kept up with a physical regiment in the gym as well as started to train in F.I.G.H.T or ( Fierce Israeli guerilla hand to hand tactics). It completely put me in my element. I noticed it gave me great joy and purpose again. Which as a result calmed my aggression and temper. I have a strict set of morals that I have always had as if I couldn’t change it if I tried. So needless to say I am a persuasion type of warrior. I haven’t always known these things though.

    Funny enough my fate came to me in a dream. I was a freshman in college studying criminal justice as my major when one night I had a dream that I was a soldier wearing body armor with an orange cloudy backdrop. I can now identify it as an IBA ( Interceptor body armor) and a Kevlar helmet. The orange cloudy backdrop was clearly a desert environment like the Middle East. As fate would have it, an Army recruiter called the next day. Which by the way had never happened before. Even more interesting I never had even thought about the military as an option for the future. It seemed right so I signed up that same day for Army Infantryman ( 11B ). Now with a 15 and 12 month tour in iraq under my belt.

    Life changing stories aside, once you find out what you are, you can harness it to do what you believe in. I have recently become more religious and it has only seated my beliefs in fighting for what is good in the world. I continue to stay “battle ready” and harness my knowledge and skills. I am most certainly a man of action and believe that nothing is more satisfying than teaching somebody through action instead of words. With the blessings of balance, agility, endurance, strength, and just plane veracity makes this 28 year old 5’6″ 170 pound man a force to be reckoned with. That’s not me “tooting my own horn” either. As those with a warrior spirit know it oddly comes naturally and once you realize what you are, it can be taken to new heights.

    That’s not to say that i don’t get the Warrior spirit setbacks. Often Violent dreams, Teeth grinding when sleeping, Jaw clenching when awake, being over competitive, Intimidating to people, sometimes being an “elitist”, compassionate and protective of my loved ones, lacking sympathy of peoples pain, and skepticism, which I attribute to being a doo-er not a say-er making it hard to relate to say-ers, and the list goes on. Covering that more for Tanner, I believe that his “craziness” comes from a warrior spirit being down to earth and a user of efficient skills and common sense. A lot of things that happen these days tend to be “coincidence” and as most already know common sense and coincidence don’t play well together. Most of my Warrior soul buddies including myself that have left the army have began to question rules and peoples intentions. Perhaps not on the level of Tanner but are certainly looking at things from a different angle.

    Whew! that was a lot. Barry, I’d also like to say 2 of my 3 very good friends are scholars so I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this page. Hopefully this was informative for those wanting to learn the warrior soul and perhaps a relief to those seeking answers.
    -D. Christopher

    • 63 barry 19 Aug 2014 at 10:57 am

      Hey Christopher!

      That’s a great account of what makes a typical Warrior tick. Not only does it help verify and clarify my understanding of you guys, it also gives lots of insight to the Warrior’s-eye view of things.

      It’s strange (or as Spock would say, “fascinating…”) that it’s Warriors who seem to be doing this more than any other type on this site. I get lots of enquiries from Artisans who send me photos of themselves and ask “Do you think it’s possible I might be an Artisan?” But Warriors – true to form I guess – just step up and say “I’m a Warrior and I tell it like it is!” Which is cool for us Scholars!


      • 64 D. Christopher 19 Aug 2014 at 1:44 pm

        Well Barry, In my opinion I think that in today’s society warrior spirits look for that ” what’s wrong with me” which brings them to this site. Society seems to have all the answers like counseling, medicine, and religion to deal with people with warrior souls. Of course when this doesn’t work, the person can become frustrated and being physically and mentally made for “the fight” a lot of warriors souls go straight to being the negative pole side of ourselves. Which often lands us in trouble with society.

        Where Scholars like yourself are just seen as “nerds” or quiet. Basically your not hurting anybody by reading a book or being naturally talented with electronics. I know that when I have a question about electronics one of my friends who is a scholar through and through is always there to educate me. It’s funny to see his response when he doesn’t know the answer. He cants his head like a dog, raises an eyebrow and looks up almost like he searching in his library, then says ” hmmmm… I don’t know..” In a curios manner. Which tells me he is about to find out exactly what he didn’t know. At that point I realize that I’ve lost him to the internet and give him time and space.

        [ROFL - barry]

        On the other side of the spectrum people like servers feel as though they are weaker than other soul types so don’t like to outwardly say what they truly are ( especially men). So often they will put on a front so as not to be walked on. My love is Primarily a sever soul type and I’ve noticed we compliment each other well. I encourage her to better stand up for herself and she encourages me to be humane and remain on the positive pole of my soul. I’m sure most of this you know, but I enjoy discussing obvious traits of people’s soul types. Especially because of how new and accurate the information is to me.

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