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Old 09-18-2005, 12:21 PM   #56
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Re: Omoto-kyo Theology

Hi Shaun,

I came across this this morning at I was wondering if this might be part of the total (or alternate/more accurate) history you have mentioned/spoken about several times through this thread:

"More interestingly, also another person is mentioned in this book as a Japanese who did qigong. His name is Bonji Kawatsura (1861~1929). He was originally a political journalist and politician. Around 1900, it is said that he went to the mountain, and trained to rediscover ancient Shinto training methods, using old Shinto text and Classical Chinese text. Later he declared that he had refound these old Shinto training methods which he called "Misogi". A student of him was a person whose name was Ken Tatsumi. The top student of Tatsumi was Dr. Kenzo Futaki. Dr. Futaki was also a student of Ueshiba Morihei during the Kobukan era.

Dr. Futaki learned 8 methods of these "Misogi" methods "rediscovered" by Kawatsura from Tatsumi. These 8 methods are "Norito( prayers)", "Mizu-Gyo (water training)", "Furitama" , "Ameno torifune(known also as "Funakogi Undo"), "Chinkon-kishin" and others. Dr. Futaki also organized an organization called the "Misogi kai", and the first student of this organization was Seiseki Abe Sensei."

Thanks in advance for any reply,
take care,

David M. Valadez
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