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Old 03-22-2012, 04:24 PM   #13
Carl Thompson
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Re: Aikido and the Structure of the Universe - Ichirei Shikon Sangen Hachiriki

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
No need even to go to Omoto-kyo for a source.
Just to be clear, I didn't intend to come across as doubting you when I said I was unfamiliar with the hachiriki outside of Omoto. I just wanted to indicate my lack of knowledge before thanking you for the research you are doing.
Christopher Li wrote: View Post
Interestingly, Soemon Takeda was also a student of Onmyodo.
I imagine I haven't done anywhere near as much study into this as some of the big guns on this forum so please forgive me if I state anything obvious in my observations or get too tedious in my questions. According to an account by Hisa, it is said that Hoshina, Takeda's father and Takeda himself also learned Onmyodo from Soemon. Although I could understand that Onmyodo was the "way of yin and yang" from the Kanji (陰陽道) I never came across any references to the hachiriki in descriptions of it. It is closely connected to esoteric Buddhism which Takeda later went out of his way to study.

Thanks again for your comments and the book reference in particular.

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