Re: "Aikido is Misogi"
One can read ad nauseum about technique on other forums, why should it be any different in this one?
The spiralic dual motion, was described to me by Nakazono as Izanami and Izanagi, ascending and descending, clockwise and counter at the same time. So, in projecting positive ki, one cannot help but also be receiving it simultaneously.
In my opinion, the vortex, the microcosmic reflection of the universal, the small universe inside, should be brought up and discussed and mentioned, more and more. It is real and can make your aikido real. Otherwise it is just newtonian physics, what a bore.