Greg, Since you mentioned the thread-names'-sake himself; something I was wondering about the Gentleman.; since he is pursuing this Aiki so focused....I was wondering if he would change any of his point of view of any his books? (Spiritual Foundations, or Words of Power), or if those works stand on their own, unaffected by any progress/changes/power increases. Just sharing/thinking out loud..
I am certainly not qualified nor in any position to provide any definitive input on that. However, IMO, I think those books can stand on their own. Again, IMO, I see the new approach to aiki as not being a belief thing but more of a process thing.