William Gleason / Destiny Books (2009)
Summary: This is a pre-release listing for this upcoming title (due February, 2009).
William Gleason / 1st edition, Destiny Books (2009)
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William Gleason / 1st edition, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont (1995)
Summary: This book deals in detail with the so-called esoteric aspects of Aikido-- those things that we hear about, but seldom understand. For example, one chapter deals with Shinto, its history, mythology, current state today, and its connection with Aikido. Other chapters cover topics like "Kototama," "One Spirit, Four Souls," "Three Origins, Eight Powers," and order in the universe. These topics, and others, are part of the spiritual side of Aikido; they are most often found in the sayings of Ueshiba O-Sensei, and it is rare that someone attempts to make these ideas clear. Here is a book length attempt to do so. Although there are many technical photos of waza, with explanations, this is not a technical manual; the author is illustrating points made in the text by showing examples applied to practice. At the end of the book is a quite extensive glossary.