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THE MYSTERIOUS POWER OF KI: The Force Within, by Kouzo Kaku, translated by Roger Machin and Mami Nakamura. Folkestone, Kent: Global Oriental, 2000, 154 pp., with b/w photographs, 14.95 British pounds.

Despite the title of this book, there is nothing mysterious about “ki.” It is a concept popularly used in traditional psychology. Meaning variously “mind,” “heart” and “spirit,” it, like the equally vague “kokoro,” postulates a quality that accounts for observed phenomena.

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