Recommended reading for the martial arts. This is my personal library list. I practice Okinawan Te or "Ryukyu Ti." My system is derived from two others, one being the main influence of Shorin-ryu and the second Goju-ryu. The branch under Shorin-ryu is Isshin-ryu as developed by Shimabuku Tatsuo Sensei.

I wanted to create a library reference blog where I can provide a listing of the books I have in my library, present and past (past in that some have been lost in transit over the years). I will provide a graphic, if available, a short description, if available, and the bibliography. When possible a link to Amazon will be provided.

"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider..." - Francis Bacon

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Why We Believe What We Believe

Newberg, Andrew MD and Waldman, Mark Robert. "Why We Believe What We Believe: Uncovering Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth." Free Press. New York. 2006

Review: Martial Systems involve mental training but wouldn't it be wonderful to understand the brains operations so we can understand why learning is this or that, why teaching is this or that and the many ways in which our brains function allowing us to maximize the experience?

The answer is a resounding, "Yes!" This book allows you to "see," "feel," and "grasp" the functioning of the brain. So many questions were answered when I studied this book. Even some very important aspects of why I did, do or had done certain things in my life. This books makes a connection to many of the things written by persons such as Rory Miller and Marc MacYoung. A valuable asset to your library.

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