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Old 08-24-2002, 01:30 PM   #29
Bruce Baker
Dojo: LBI Aikikai/LBI ,NJ
Location: Barnegaat, NJ
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 893
I don't think it is the essence of Ki, but a harmonization of sound with the vibrations of creation and life. Finding the sounds, the uses for the sounds, and applying them in a way that heals seems to be the most difficult journey in finding the sounds of kotodama, or any of the creative sounds.

I kind of liken it to a fine musical instument. A poorly played/ poorly made instument emits sounds that offend, while a well made, well played instrument brings pleasure.

Equate this to using sounds that move, heal, create strength or weaknes in movements, and it becomes a fascinating field of study.

The really neat thing, is how so many cultures have simular sounds with only minor variations.
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