Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: hidden rituals and teachings

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Denton, Tx
    Posts
    316
    Likes (received)
    0

    Post hidden rituals and teachings

    Hello,
    Shinto is not my religion, but I have an artistic curiosity about certain aspects of it. It seems, given the culture that gave birth to Shinto, that not all aspects would be made open to everyone. Where could I find information on some of the more hidden rituals and teachings. In English if possible but not necessarilly. Thank you.
    Last edited by John Lindsey; 25th August 2003 at 19:51.
    Daniel Garner
    Proud member of the
    Zombie Gun Club
    Denton branch

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Baghdad, Iraq
    Posts
    3,084
    Likes (received)
    0

    Default

    I changed the title of your message so that our members have an idea of what you are asking
    John Lindsey

    Oderint, dum metuant-Let them hate, so long as they fear.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Denton, Tx
    Posts
    316
    Likes (received)
    0

    Beer

    Thank you. By the way, I don't want to know anything that might get someone in trouble for blabbing. This is only to make good art.
    Daniel Garner
    Proud member of the
    Zombie Gun Club
    Denton branch

  4. #4

    Default Shinto and the Japanese notion of ritual

    I read your post above about hidden rituals and teachings of Shinto. I believe I understand what you might be seeking but it doesn't appear to have a notion of what you might do with what you seek. I think a very important part of the Japanese heritage and culture, namely the Shinto beliefs, can be a wonderful segment to someone's understanding of Japan and the Japanese people. But merely possessing the ritual or ceremonial translations might not be as revealing.
    Reverend Jion Prosser
    Tendai Lotus Teachings

    "Without seeking the Mind, there is no birth;
    without grasping the Mind, there is no death..."

    - P'ei Hsiu, 857 Recalling his Master Huang-Bei Tuan-Chi's Teachings

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Denton, Tx
    Posts
    316
    Likes (received)
    0

    Post

    Hello,
    Thank you for the reply. This could possibly be construed as sensitive so I will proceed with caution.
    Have you ever been in a dark room, with a flashlight, looking for the door that leads to the light? This is what my artwork tends to be about. To the casual observer it might appear that I have created an image of horror. However, if a casual observer were to look closer and engage the piece they would see the way to the light. The thing that I am working on now is about being a spiritual warrior and requires a background that is dark and in ceremonial context to the subject matter.
    Thank you very much, whether you can help or not.
    Daniel Garner
    Proud member of the
    Zombie Gun Club
    Denton branch

  6. #6

    Default Response and Reference

    Below is a message I forwarded to Daniel-san, but wanted to include here for reference to others:

    This is a PDF article from a journal called the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, published at Nanzan University in Japan and edited by a very good friend of mine, Paul Swanson. The article I think would be a good read for you is "The Ritual World of Buddhist Shinto: The Reikiki and Initiations on Kami-Related Matters (jingi kanjo) in Late Medieval and Early-Modern Japan."

    Here is a URL link:
    http://www.ic.nanzanu.ac.jp/SHUBUNKE...rs/pdf/637.pdf
    Reverend Jion Prosser
    Tendai Lotus Teachings

    "Without seeking the Mind, there is no birth;
    without grasping the Mind, there is no death..."

    - P'ei Hsiu, 857 Recalling his Master Huang-Bei Tuan-Chi's Teachings

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Palo Alto, Ca, USA
    Posts
    1,324
    Likes (received)
    1

    Default

    This article sounds interesting, but the link appears to be broken.
    Earl Hartman

  8. #8

    Default More appropriate link

    Please try the following link which lists the cumulative essays printed in the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies:

    http://www.ic.nanzan-u.ac.jp/SHUBUNK...ative_list.htm

    An excellent reference work, this is a journal edited by an old-time friend of mine from my Nagoya "Ebi-furiya" days, Dr. Paul Swanson.
    Reverend Jion Prosser
    Tendai Lotus Teachings

    "Without seeking the Mind, there is no birth;
    without grasping the Mind, there is no death..."

    - P'ei Hsiu, 857 Recalling his Master Huang-Bei Tuan-Chi's Teachings

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Palo Alto, Ca, USA
    Posts
    1,324
    Likes (received)
    1

    Default

    Ebi furiya!

    Hah!

    Haven't heard that one in a while.

    The link works now, but that is one long list. Can you tell me when the article was published so I know where to look?

    Thanks.
    Earl Hartman

  10. #10

    Default

    Originally posted by Earl Hartman
    Ebi furiya!

    Hah!

    Haven't heard that one in a while.

    The link works now, but that is one long list. Can you tell me when the article was published so I know where to look?

    Thanks.
    Certainly, Earl. It was published in the Fall 02 edition.
    Fall 2002, 29/3?E
    Tracing Shinto in the History of Kami Worship
    Reverend Jion Prosser
    Tendai Lotus Teachings

    "Without seeking the Mind, there is no birth;
    without grasping the Mind, there is no death..."

    - P'ei Hsiu, 857 Recalling his Master Huang-Bei Tuan-Chi's Teachings

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Ft. Laud., Fl.
    Posts
    605
    Likes (received)
    0

    Default Re: hidden rituals and teachings

    Originally posted by Daniel san
    Shinto is not my religion, but I have an artistic curiosity about certain aspects of it. It seems, given the culture that gave birth to Shinto, that not all aspects would be made open to everyone. Where could I find information on some of the more hidden rituals and teachings. In English if possible but not necessarilly. Thank you.
    What have you read/done so far?
    Don J. Modesto
    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    ------------------------
    http://theaikidodojo.com/

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 9th August 2003, 11:45

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •