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Old 02-10-2009, 10:04 AM   #16
Erick Mead
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Re: Book Review: Prophet Motive: Deguchi Onisaburō, Oomoto, and the Rise of New Relig

Peter A Goldsbury wrote: View Post
The remarks I made on chinkon kishin apply equally to kotodama, but what the Japanese have done is to separate the actual practice from kotodama gaku (the study of the phenomenon), rather like Evelyn Underhill did in her pioneering work on western mysticism.
So, by divorcing "knowledge" from praxis, do I take it that Oyomei-gaku is well and truly dead ... ?

He'll be back, eventually, I am sure. Beware the zombie philosophers ....


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