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Old 07-25-2009, 10:29 AM   #24
Allen Beebe
Location: Portland, OR
Join Date: Mar 2007
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Re: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 14

Peter A Goldsbury wrote: View Post
Since I wrote this essay, my attention was drawn by Ellis Amdur to a piece by Fred Little on Kotodama, written around 1995. When I read it, it seemed strangely familiar and then I also recollected Fred sending it to me a few years ago (previous to one of several computer crashes--which is why I no longer had it). Fred stresses the links between kotodama and Shingon Buddhism. In the case of Morihei Ueshiba's kotodama and kototama gaku, I believe that the influence of Shido Yamaguchi and Onisaburo Deguchi is very strong, so the Shingon influence came via an indirect route.

Hachiman Shoten is a Japanese publisher specializing in Deguchi, kotodama, and kotodama gaku and there is much material in Japanese, including hand-written pieces by Deguchi himself. They are listed in the Reading section.

I missed this. I wonder how I could get my hands on Fred's paper? It sounds very interesting!

I do recognize your assertion of order of influence. Given the facts at hand, that makes sense to me.

All the best,

~ Allen Beebe
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