Joshua van Asakinda is First of the Zenshida’i, and faithful to Buddho-Taoism. 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. Long ago, he traveled the world in search of himself. Now he is a writer, among other things. But the thirst for self-realization remains, and so he looks forward to whatever may be waiting for him upon the Way.
He has published a number of books, including Slay the Maiden, Oracle: Ninety Days to a New Life & Oracle: Nine Rules for a New Spirit, and Profiling the Left. While his fictional writings are mythic and religious in character, his philosophical work is generally concerned with the study of warrior philosophy, meaning & manhood, the problem of nihilism, the positive impacts of the father on human psychology, the negative effects of the digital revolution on society, and the necessity of spiritual tradition both at the personal level and at the cultural level, both European and Oriental. Furthermore, he is the creator of Virilis, a clarion call for the revitalization of manhood in the modern world, and theParaBellum personal development system, including ParaBellum+ and Parabellum: Tactics,a revolutionary paradigm shift in self help entailing the practical application of classical philosophy to day to day living.
Finally, Joshua van Asakinda is First of the Zenshida'i, and founder of Cimande Pencak Silat Serak dari Zenshida'i, a Chinese-Indonesian martial arts system. For those interested in the Zenshida'i, please follow the link below: