Monty Collier wrote:
I am advocating serious study over and against mystical trances and "spiritual energy".
Just to jump back into the fray for a moment...
When I first replied to your initial post...and then when I replied again...I asked where you had studied like this since it was different from my experience.
Since you don't want to talk about where you studied perhaps a few different question are in order...
1. Do you think that all Aikido dojos only study mysticism?
2. Do you think that there are any Aikido dojos that train without mysticism at the current time?
3. Do you think there are any circumstances where a discussion outside of pure technique would benefit someone studying Aikido? And what discussion(s) might those be (if any)?
4. What exactly is "serious study" and why doesn't it include the history of what you are studying?
Alright...back to watching and laughing...