Well written, profound, meaningful, gripping. It resonates. This is one of those books that you hold on to for life, and I don't have many of those.
What is most interesting is that as of the writing of this review, not one reviewer mentioned the true message of this work. Some of the reviews only say that it is good. Others go to great length to explain why it's good, but none of those actually get it. So either no one else understood the text, or I didn't understand the text. Either way, I'm going to give it another read.
This book was veryinstrumental in process. I feel thatit is a work thatshould be shared with artists, martial artists, musicians, occultists, and other. This isa book of timeless wisdom, surpassing techniques or whathave you. I recommend foranyone who seeks totake the martial path as a spiritual one.
I found this book to be extraordinary. Some of the beginning stories and parables were a bit less interesting to me, but the actual Demon's Sermon was something I have read 3 or 4 times now, and certainly something I can come back to and enjoy many times more.
While I haven't finished Demon's Sermon yet, the book gives a thorough understanding of the correlation between, Shugendo, tengu and the martial arts. A comprehensable understanding I had been searching for, for a while.