Re: Aiki, Iki, Kokyu, Heng-Ha and Aun, Part 2 - Breathing deeper...
I don't know from plants, but I think you're right about the Jewel (Yasakani no Magatama
) being represented by the abdomen. Interestingly, the standard Jewel looks like this
, but Ueshiba's abdomen is perfectly round...
For Alan - there's some interesting stuff about symbolism inherent in the Kusanagi that Ueshiba used - but that's a work in progress.
For anybody who's confused, we're talking about this
. Ain't esoterica fun?
don't they call his belly the jewel of perfection in one of the books?