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Defining Shugendo
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Andrea Castiglioni, Fabio Rambelli, Carina Roth
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-12 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Defining Shugendo brings together leading international experts on Japanese mountain asceticism to discuss what has been an essential component of Japanese religions for more than a thousand years. Contributors explore how mountains have been abodes of deities, a resting place for the dead, sources of natural bounty and calamities, places
Rituals of Initiation and Consecration in Premodern Japan
Language: en
Pages: 529
Authors: Fabio Rambelli, Or Porath
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-19 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

In premodern Japan, legitimization of power and knowledge in various contexts was sanctioned by consecration rituals (kanjō) of Buddhist origin. This is the first book to address in a comprehensive way the multiple forms and aspects of these rituals also in relation to other Asian contexts. The multidisciplinary chapters in
The Bloomsbury Handbook of Japanese Religions
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Erica Baffelli, Andrea Castiglioni, Fabio Rambelli
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-25 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Providing an overview of current cutting-edge research in the field of Japanese religions, this Handbook is the most up-to-date guide to contemporary scholarship in the field. As well as charting innovative research taking place, this book also points to new directions for future research, covering both the modern and pre-modern
Shugendo
Language: en
Pages: 68
Authors: Andrea Gill
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-13 - Publisher:

The religion of Shugendō has no shrines, and it has no temples. It only has the liminality of the mountains, a space that is viewed in Japan as being ground that only gods, demons, and ghosts may set foot on. But the Yamabushi are not human, gods, or even demons.
Japan Review
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Andrea Gill
Categories: Japan
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher:

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