Stefan Stenudd is a Swedish author, historian of ideas, artist, and a 7 dan Aikikai shihan instructor of the peaceful martial art aikido. He has published a number of books, both fiction and non-fiction. Among the latter is an interpretation of the Chinese classic Tao Te Ching, and of the Japanese samurai classic Go Rin no Sho by Miyamoto Musashi. His novels explore existential subjects from stoneage drama to science fiction, but lately stay more and more focused on the present. He has also written some plays for the stage and the screen. As an historian of ideas he studies the thought patterns of creation myths, as well as Aristotle's Poetics.