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Dr. Rammamurti S. Mishras. The Textbook of Yoga Psychology: A new translation and interpretation of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras for meaningful application in all modem psychologic disciplines. New York: The Julian Press, 1963. Need I say more? Patanjali was the greatest psychologist in all of history. His exposition of the spiritual mental process is completely accurate and transcends cultural influence. He was a man for all times.

Gary Doore. Shaman's Path: Healing, Personal Growth and Empowerment. Boston and London: Shambhala, 1988. A very good collection of essays concerning modern applications of some very old ideas and principles.

Joseph Campbell, ed. The Mythic Image. Princeton, N.J.: Bollingen Series C, Princeton University Press, 1968. I wish I'd known about this book when I first started doing chi kung. Campbell has done an excellent job in popularizing and explaining the esoteric in religion across cultures.

Arthur Hastings. With the Tongues of Men and Angels: A Study of Channeling. Forth Worth, Texas: Hold, Rinehard and Winston, 1990. A more Christian perspective on channeling but presented with plenty of empirical back-up. Easy to read and comprehensive.

Felicitas D. Goodman. Where the Spirits Ride the Wind: Trance Journeys and Other Ecstatic Experiences. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1990. Describes positions and rituals that invite rather interesting guests to come visit your body. Some of these women's groups make Robert Bly's bad boys look pretty harmless by comparison. I tried her stuff out and animal sensibility can be interesting.

Bruce A. Vance, Poet. Dreamscape: Voyage in an alternate Reality. Wheaton, Ill.: Quest Books, Theosophical Publishing House, 1989. The best book I've found concerning dreamwork. Very process- and experience-oriented and full of useful ideas that come from someone who has done what he is writing about. Let Vance be your guy in this tricky area.

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About the Author

Glenn J. Morris is an elected member of The World Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Dr. Morris was granted the title Oshihan by the Board of Directors of the Bun Bu-Ichi Zendo Budo/Bugei Rem-mei in 1991. In 1992 he was given the rank of Shichidan (seventh dan, black belt or nanaedan) in Bujinkan Ninpo. He has been ranked rokudan (sixth dan, black belt) in Nihon Karate Jujut-su and in 1990 passed the sword test for godan (fifth dan) in the legendary Togakure Ryu. He was personally given a Shidoshi's license in Bujinkan Ninpo by grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi-Soke and 34th linear grandmaster of the oldest surviving school of combatic strategy in the world. Togakure Ryu ninjutsu has an unbroken lineage extending back to the eleventh century.

Following the directions for chi kung meditative practice recommended by Taoist scholars of 2500 years ago, in 1985 Dr. Morris survived what is commonly referred to as the arousal of the kundalini in yoga, and the greater kan and li by practitioners of Chinese esoteric meditation arts. After achieving these levels of mastery in traditional Asian systems of enlightenment, Glenn was able to replicate his experience for his own students using the scientific method to create a martial way appropriate for Americans (Hoshinroshiryu) but firmly based in the combat schools of China and Japan. He has also developed a less physical system for the not so athletically inclined as part of the Phoenix Whole Person Institute. Shidoshi Morris often demonstrates and presents as an instructor on the World Congress of Martial Arts teaching team.

Dr. Morris earned his bachelor's in General Arts and Science, master's in Speech at Penn State, and his Ph.D. in Communication at Wayne State. He completed a Doctor of Science in Psychology and Polemikology at Eurotechnical Research University and is Dean of General Academics for the recently founded Rockwell School of Applied Arts and Sciences degree programs for black belt-holding martial artists in traditional and eclectic systems at Hilo, Hawaii.

Dr. Morris has been a college professor and a psychological consultant to the Fortune 200 for most of his professional life. He has written and delivered empirically based strategical, motivational, and team-building programs to the automotive industry, school systems, grocery chains, power production corporations, the chemical industry, and retailers. He thinks of his martial arts accomplishments as simply milestones resulting from his hobbies. He is an independent representative of the National Educational Training Group of Michigan and consults with Mike Palmer and Robert Simpson Associates out of Flint, Michigan.

Dr. Morris has or has had professional memberships in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Associations for Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology, The Speech Communication Association, the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine, Foundation for Shamanistic Research, Institute of Noetic Sciences, International Guild of Counselors and Therapists, and The National Guild of Hypnotists.

$16.95 ISBN I 55643 157 0 Martial Arts/Psychology

Using a lively style and the languages of transpersonal psychology, meditation, esoteric magic, and kundalinl, Glenn Morris recounts his amazing adventures and hair-raising close calls while training and then practicing as a master of martial arts, following in the tradition of the legendary Togakurc Ryu of Japan, whose fighting techniques and lore inspired the fascination of westerners with Ninja warriors, lie offers guidelines on how to tell sham from authenticity, how to keep friends while developing power, how to voyage safely into the inner landscape, and how to deal with dark forces—incarnate and disincarnate. At the same time, he provides exercises, tests, and adventures for the courageous—as well a\ a spiritual and ethical compass.

Among the topics Morris covers in this intriguing guide:

• Meditation exercises: working toward enlightenment

• Taoist mysticism and shamanism

• Kundalini: what it really feels like to merge with the Void

• Seeing and feeling the aura

• Dreams and healing: nonmaitial applications of Intense sexual energy

"Ttiis book will teach you how to disap|>car. speak with spirits, channel archetypes, improve your sex life, get along with gods, and be your enemy's worst nigh ma re—all while working on your own lovable self," says Morris.

What more could an aspiring Ninja novkc—male or female-desire?

I>f. Morris is an eighth dan shidoshi in logakure Ryu Bujinkan Ninpo, a maitial lineage that has existed unbroken since the eleventh century, a six dan black belt in Nilton Karate Jujutsu, and a master instructor of esoteric meditation He Is vice-prcsidcnt of Pacific Btotcch International of Houston, Texas, a research and des-etoproent company, as well as Dean of <*»eneral Academics of Eurotechnlcal Research University.

PJ North Atlantic Books %r Berkeley, (Uilifornia

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