I was wondering if someone has bumped into a good site about kotodama?
I don't know about any good sites but, you might want check out the spiritual foundations of aikido by William Gleason and or The Secrets of Aikido by John Stevens. Gleason's book is WAY more indepth than Stevens' but Steven's gives a good overview of the origin of kotodama and a good primer to a otherwise very complex and hard to understand topic that even most Native speakers of Japan have some problems with.
The following is a message I posted from the General Section under topic: kototama.
You can buy this and 4 other of Nakazono's books at: http://www.kototamabooks.com/
The Kototama Institute closed about 10 years ago, but one of his students are keeping his books in print.
Nakazono Sensei studied Aikido with O Sensei. He was also a student of George Ohsawa, the founder of macrobiotics, and Sakai Sensei, who taught the spirit of finite form, Jizo Bosatsu.
+ Also +
Winter 2001 Newsletter: Shobu Aikido of Boston The Human Spirit and Aikido by Bill Gleason, Sensei
Mantrayana and Koto(dama/tama): a suggestive mapping (1.1)
copyright 1994, 1995, Fred Little
located on Aikido FAQ
[Edited by tedehara on March 31, 2001 at 04:45pm]
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