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A fifth-degree black belt in the revolutionary martial art of aikido and co-owner of an aikido school in Mill Valley, California, George Leonard is, "the granddaddy of the consciousness movement" (Newsweek). Leonard is president of the Esalen Institute and founder of Leonard Energy Training (LET), a practice inspired by aikido that offers alternative ways of coping with ev ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by Penguin Group (USA) (first published June 1st 1999)
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This is a concise and interesting overview. Leonard provides a perfect blend of history, concept, example, and application. Often my comments point out where particular political perspectives differ from mine, but Leonard positions his in the spirit of the art and so I understand.
Very good eye opening teachings that made sense to me. This is one I'll have to read again just to be sure I get all of what the author is trying to say.
The "glow in the dark" was over the top. He has some good lessons to teach, but it seemed self indulgent.
Kathy Thomas
Good read if your open to understanding how struggle is both ineffective and counterproductive.
Michael Sharp
I was really sorry to hear he died this January. He blackbelted at age 55.
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George Burr Leonard (b. 1923) was an American writer, editor, and educator who wrote extensively about education and human potential. He was President Emeritus of the Esalen Institute, past-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, President of ITP International, and a former editor of Look Magazine. He was also a former United States Army Air Corps pilot, and held a fifth degree bla ...more
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