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Old 01-30-2009, 09:31 AM   #3
Dojo: Messores Sensei (Largo, Fl.)
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Re: Book Review: Prophet Motive: Deguchi Onisaburō, Oomoto, and the Rise of New Relig

Peter A Goldsbury wrote: View Post
Hello Don,

Well, I myself am certainly interested. I have not yet received the book and there are others, by Helen Hardacre and Emily Ooms, which deal with Omoto and/or Japan's 'new' religions. I am curious to see how N Stalker improves on Nadolski's treatment.
Hi, Peter,

Hope this finds you well.

Surprised we don't here more about Hardacre and Ooms and Teeuwen and Rambelli and the rest when so many folk seem interested in aikido spirituality. I personally found that Abe's Weaving the Mantra put a lot of the decontextualized stuff about Osensei and Shinto in a context we greatly helped me understand what was going on. Rambelli's article on Honji Suijaku at Work was also useful. Despite my jaundiced comment about him, Stevens is useful, I must admit, but so limited, like trying to understand music by looking at Picasso's Man with a Guitar.

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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