Hugh, have you seen the interview quote where someone remembers him saying that even he doesn't understand the things he himself says?
I think both Tohei and Shioda remembered things to this effect.
He said he is a vessel for messages from the Kami, so he doesn't necessarily understand what comes out of his mouth.
Personally I don't think that is too nuts, but I do think it is very idealistic.
Would this way of speaking be taught or encouraed by the Omoto religion?
The equivalent in Christianity to speaking in tongues?