I have written books and articles on a broad range of topics from computer ergonomics, pregnancy, and fitness to abuse recovery, attention disorders, and conflict resolution. These seemingly disparate topics all revolve around the integrated use of the embodied self.

The two children's books contain stories I wrote for my son when he was little, and even in them there are hints about the wise use of the body self.

Some of my writing has been translated into various languages, and as more translations are done, they will be added to the website.

Prices are for single copies of the books. Discounts are available for use of multiple copies of a book -- for example, as a text for a study group. Please e-mail paullinden@aol.com for discount information.

Please note that ANY BOOK WITH A RED PDF LOGO IS AN E-BOOK, meaning it is a downloadable file (not a paper book). All but one of my books are e-books.

If you are purchasing a book, after your payment is completed, you will be sent 2 e-mails, to the e-mail address you provide at check out. The first will be a confirmation of your order, and it will be titled Your Order at Columbus Center for Movement Studies. The second e-mail will contain the download link for the book, and it will be titled File Downloads for Order.

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The Loon Den and other Strange Rooms

Sample Chapters: 
$9.00

A collection of fourteen short stories for children from ages 6 to 11. With such stories as "Jack and the Beanstalk and the Stringbean Ice Cream with Chopped Pickle Pieces", "What Do You Do with the Leftover Holes After You Eat the Bagels?", and "The Dreadful Tale of Frankenbus".

The Adventures of Dirk Steel, Investigative Reporter

$9.00

A collection of five long stories for kids from ages 8 to 13. It includes "In Your Heart You Know He's Dead Right!", "Yummy Meatloaf!", "I Scream!", "Don't Read this Story!", and "Peace in a Bottle".

Extending the Way: Applications of Aikido Principles in Personal, Social and Business Development

history of the Aki Extensions organization.
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$14.00

Aiki Extensions is an organization which focuses on the application of principles and practices from the non-violent martial art of Aikido in areas of life other than self-defense. This book is the first book published in English describing the broad range of ways that various Aikido instructors have found to utilize Aikido outside the martial art training venue.

Aikido defense techniques are based on principles of awareness, relaxation, balance, efficient generation of power, and cooperative movement. These principles are referred to by the term aiki, and they can improve people’s actions in any activity from using a computer, raking leaves, or violin playing to team building, conflict resolution or trauma recovery. AE was founded in the USA, and there are now active AE groups in Germany and England. This book is composed of a selection of the papers presented at the German Aiki Extension conferences of 2000 and 2002 and 2003. The papers have been translated into English. Edited by Stephan Richter, Peter Schettgen, David Sikora, and Paul Linden.

$12 USD  of each purchase will be  donated to Aiki Extensions.

Breakfast Essays: Brief Writings on Body Awareness and Life

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$11.00

Breakfast Essays consists of 45 short, hopefully thought-provoking essays that you could read at breakfast to start off the day. The essays serve as a selection of appetizers, introducing the broad scope covered by body awareness training in general, and by Being In Movement® mindbody education and the non-violent martial art of Aikido in particular.

Breakfast Essays consists of 45 short, hopefully thought-provoking essays that you could read at breakfast to start off the day. The essays serve as a selection of appetizers, introducing the broad scope covered by body awareness training in general, and by Being In Movement® mindbody education and the non-violent martial art of Aikido in particular. Most of the essays show how these body-oriented disciplines of self-awareness affect or improve comprehension or performance of some element of daily life. Many of the essays include simple, easy body awareness exercises so the reader can experience the topic being discussed. The essays cover such topics as “The Politics of Chairs,” “Conscious Snow Shoveling,” and “Global Warming and Body Alienation.” 105 pages.