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Old 02-03-2009, 10:38 PM   #12
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: Book Review: Prophet Motive: Deguchi Onisaburō, Oomoto, and the Rise of New Relig

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Hi, Peter,

Frail, probably, but what she's communicating, if accurate, is something a practitioner would acquire somehow along the way, I should think and better than total ignorance.

Thanks for posting. We don't see as much of you around these days as we used to...
Hello Don,

Well, I have been busier than I expected researching for my Transmission columns and doing some other writing projects. In addition, part of this research has involved going through a couple of years of these columns--and this has been quite a chastening experience.

I think Ms Stalker would see herself primarily as a historian and her attempt to explain chinkon kishin is part of a general explanation of the causes of the First Omoto Suppression. As I have done here, she left the term unstranslated, but I fairly certain that she understood the term as it was originally intended: possession by a deity or spirit.

Best wishes,

PAG

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