Thank you for your reply. I am not clear on what was not correct in my post. I pulled out my Aikido Journal and verified what i wrote. If it was about O'sensei knowing that a book would be published, there is nothing in the article about that. It does say that Mr. Takahashi received permission to publish the talks as articles.
The idea is that these people were possessed by demons as a result of the practice. The purpose of these practices was to become a vessel for this and that diety. This was the same for M. Ueshiba.
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