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Old 06-13-2005, 12:03 AM   #235
Red Beetle
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Re: Aikido minus mysticism: a step forward

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1. Do you think that all Aikido dojos only study mysticism?
No. Perhaps they study other things with their mysticism, or maybe they do not even study mysticism.

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2. Do you think that there are any Aikido dojos that train without mysticism at the current time?
Possibly.


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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)?
Yes. A discussion that disparages irrational ism.


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4. What exactly is "serious study" and why doesn't it include the history of what you are studying?
Serious study is the reduction of a multiplicity to a unity.
It is the search for unifying principals that produce a qualitative affect.

It can include the history of Aikido. Mysticism is a part of that history. Reform of Aikido necessitates that we correct past mistakes. I propose the elimination of one of the biggest mistakes....mysticism.


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