Book: My Journey Through War and Peace - Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker (Pathfinder Trilogy Book 1) by Melissa Burch
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Melissa Burch about this book: "My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker" is an adventurous spiritual memoir about a woman in her twenties who seeks self-discovery and connection to something greater in the midst of danger in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion and in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Escaping an alcoholic mother (who had been Sylvia Plath's college roommate), Melissa Burch traveled to Afghanistan to film the war for CBS and BBC during the Soviet occupation in 1982 when she was just 21. She traveled with the mujahideen, filmed an attack on a Soviet convoy, slept with an Afghan commander, and climbed 14,000-foot mountains in the Hindu Kush. She discovered that by facing her near death, living outside her comfort zone and trusting her intuition, she could find herself and set a new course for her life. In looking back at this momentous decade, Burch shares why she pursued such dangerous and difficult circumstances at such a young age and continued to live on the edge. She now understands that she was seeking self-discovery, a connection to something greater, and ultimately inner peace. This is the first book of The Pathfinder Trilogy.
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