JAPANESE JOURNAL OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES

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Vol. 16 (1989) Shugendo

pp. 117-142 Gorai Shigeru : "Shugendo Lore".

p.

secret song

125

hound-keeper of Iwata-gawa shot a boar under yew tree where 3 moons came to top of that tree

132

"Because it is the Womb Realm, one remains there nine months ... .Therefore the vagina (shokai ..., literally "birth-sea") is called ... the land of bliss."

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Vol. 24 (1997) Pilgrimage

pp. 26-29 human gestation, according to the Sangai Iss^inki

p.

month

embryo

deity

26

1st

5-colored jellyfish

?

 

2nd

monkís staff with 2 rings

Fudo Myoo

27

 

wishing-jewel finial on monkís staff

S^aka

 

3rd

3-pronged vajra

?

 

4th

?

Fugen

28

7th

trees on Mt. T>ai

medicine-buddha

 

8th

full moon

Vairocana

 

9th

5-pronged vajra

(grand shrine of Ise)

29

 

"the motherís vulva the torii"

 
 

10th

birth = 84 hells

 

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