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Old 02-21-2004, 10:12 PM   #8
Michael Young
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Dojo: Alamo City Aikido
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Pick up a copy of William Gleason's "The Spiritual Foundations of Aikido". He talks about this very topic, and many others in relation to O'Sensei's esoteric is the best explanation of the Shinto background that O'Sensei came from that I have had the opportunity to read. Gleason obviously did his research and has a very good way of explaining the very complex depth of Shinto and O'Sensei's spiritual views. I highly recommend it if you want to pursue research into the spiritual history and focus of Aikido.

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