Damion Lost wrote:
It's interesting how people see what they want to see, and disregard what they don't understand as trivial and inconsequential. I'm sure Aikido will be stripped of all it's mystery and charm given a few more decades in Western culture, and I'm sure technically it will improve while leaving it with no more meaning than a toaster.
and you spelled Shin Shin Toitsu wrong.
Yes it is interesting. Thanks for catching my typo.
The useful stuff remains, the occult stuff is largely forgotten for good reason. When you get around to natural philosophy and science of the last hundred years let me know.
If Aikido loses its mystery and charm and meaning for you when it is not mixed up with mysticism, well that's your problem.