Joshua van Asakinda was born 22 September, 1979 near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He holds a master's degree from American Military University, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied psychology and philosophy. During that time, he began developing a new theory of self-realization, which has inspired a number of books. For many years, he traveled the world; now he looks forward to making his vision a reality. Finally, he is a Buddhist, and First of the Zenshida’i, creator of Cimande Pencak Silat-Serak dari Zenshida'i.
Joshua van Asakinda has dedicated his work towards the resurrection of the classical tradition- a psychological tradition of optimism before adversity that has been passed down for thousands of years from grandfather to father to son, which he refers to as agonistic existentialism (Æ)-, in order to light the way for those that thirst for an older, bolder, stronger worldview- a heroic theory of being. His works spans a number of genres; he is well-versed in poetry, fantasy, and philosophy. And yet all of it shares a similar spirit- the longing of man to find fulfillment via the cultivation of his own inner power/potential, which is the most quintessentially human of all desires.
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