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Old 03-21-2012, 10:57 AM   #10
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Re: Aikido and the Structure of the Universe - Ichirei Shikon Sangen Hachiriki

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Josh Lerner wrote: View Post
Chris,

I don't know if you've discussed this, or are going to discuss this, but this quote -

八力は、対照力「動、静、解、凝、引、弛、合、分、」「9-1、8-2、7-3、6-4」をいいます。

- shows further connection to Chinese cosmology. The numbers, when paired in that way, are expressing opposite relationships across the magic square that is at the heart of many aspects of Chinese cosmology:



Josh
Very nice! I mentioned the numbers in the Kiichi Hogen and the Secret of Aikido post, but I didn't really get into any of the implications there except to point out the obvious In/Yo connection. I didn't want to overwhelm things with too much information at once. Just one more thing to do....

Isn't it interesting how all of these things fit together consistently?

Best,

Chris

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