............you're a man with CONSIDERABLY more experience and knowledge than I. NO I'm NOT a member of Shinshin Toitzu. And I interpret KI in a PARTICLE-PHYSICS rather than MYSTICISM context (probably differing from Tohei in that ONE sense). But can I motivate you to see the possibilities of "upping" YOUR potential via KI? If you can reach the planets via NO Ki, you can reach the planets of OTHER solar systems WITH Ki! (Figuratively speaking, OF COURSE!)
What I'VE been told is that you've got to be able to summon up your Ki (chi, prana, pneuma etc., whatever) at the behest of a fraction of a second. W.K. of N.G.A. DENIES the reality of Ki YET he's a great martial artist. I DON'T deny some validity to YOUR viewpoint. Can you see where Ki can help in alcoholism/weight control etc. as well as martially?
BTW Happy New Year to you and yours in the forthcoming year and may you see the light of Ki!