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By Stephen Earle

For the 1st time in English, Stephen Earle tells the epic tale of Nakamura Tempu, considered one of Japan’s so much inspirational twentieth-century thinkers and academics, whose mind-body method of own transformation motivated millions, together with famous leaders in executive, undefined, and the humanities. Earle chronicles Tempu’s origins within the samurai culture, his genius for martial arts, and his paintings in Manchuria as a undercover agent in the course of the Russo-Japan struggle of 1904–1905. He relates how, after escaping a Russian firing squad, Tempu gotten smaller tuberculosis; how he launched into a look for a therapy that ended in the halls of Columbia college, the salons of Paris, and the foothills of the Himalayas, the place he practiced yoga lower than the tutelage of an Indian guru; and the way he not just regained his health and wellbeing but additionally underwent a religious transformation. this modification laid the basis for the secular and sensible technique for self-realization and the cultivation of will that Tempu constructed and disseminated to the in poor health and socially disenfranchised, in addition to to princes and best ministers. Over the process 9 many years, Tempu’s philosophy of mind-body unification has charted a transparent and obtainable route to mastery over trouble and the power to fulfill life’s demanding situations head-on. but, the fellow, his tale, his teachings, and his legacy stay nearly unknown outdoors of Japan—until now. as well as demonstrating how Tempu’s teachings have been major to Japan’s reconstruction and monetary upward push following the devastation of global battle II, Heaven’s Wind can be an enticing ancient narrative, an account of non-public transformation, and a transparent advisor to the sensible philosophy of mind-body unity.

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