Solar Orbit and the Slope in Yomi-no-Kuni, or the Land of The Dead

廃墟の中の鳥居

A revelation I perceived told me that seen from the outer space, the most important line of the solar orbit on this planet in the current civilization lies in Japan and it connects between Ise(伊勢)and Hakusan(白山). Though some remains of  huge rocks, which were centers of the previous civilizations, are on the line of the solar orbit, most of them disappeared deep under water due to continental drift.

  • revelation 啓示
  • perceive 感得する
  • current 現在の
  • civilization 文明
  • connect 繋ぐ
  • due to A Aのために
  • continental drift 大陸移動

In fact, scientific investigations reveal that there are a lot of remains where people worshipped the sun in the Jomon period on the line connecting Ise and Hakusan. Considering the accurate latitude and longitude, the important point of the line in Ise region is Mt.Asama(朝熊山). When you go to Izougu(伊雑宮)by train or by car after visiting Geku(外宮)and Naiku(内宮) of Ise Grand Shrine, you’ll be passing the foot of Mt.Asama, which is located between Geku and Izougu.

  • in fact 実際
  • investigation 調査
  • reveal 明らかにする
  • worship 崇拝
  • foot 麓

When you visit Ise, you should visit Izougu too, where the energy body of Amaterasuohomikami(天照太御神) resides. If you take the route, you will have received positive energy of the center of the solar orbit naturally. And then if you pay a visit to a shrine in Mt. Hakusan(the negative pole of the earth) later, the helical structure of genes in your body will be braced up as the completion of the cycle of positive and negative energy.

  • reside 鎮まる
  • renewal 刷新
  • helical 螺旋状の
  • structure 構造
  • gene 遺伝子
  • brace up A Aを引き締める
  • completion 完成

From time immemorial, Ise has been said to be the sacred place where the sun rises. Reading through Kojiki(古事記)spiritually, I find that the sun was born from Ise and the western part from Ise where the sun sets was called “Yomi-no-kuni,” (黄泉の国), which is the present Kumano region.

  • time immemorial 太古の昔
  • sacred 聖なる

It is Susanoo(スサノオ) who is put in charge of Yomi-no-kuni by Kunitokotachiohkami(国常立太神). Susanoo use Kenzokus(眷属), or a familiar of God, of the World of Kijin(鬼神 , a fierce god) and the World of Tengu(天狗, a long-nosed goblin). The present Kumano region is protected by Tengu spirits, who has been decreasing in number due to spiritual light of the sun.

  • familiar 使い
  • decrease 減る

In the world of Kojiki, the entrance of Yomi-no-kuni is said to be in the Kumano region, but I have an intuition that it does exist around Lake Biwa(琵琶湖)of the present. I think the area has the name of Saka(坂, slope) . And on its extended line exist Mt.Hiei(比叡山) and Mt.Kurama(鞍馬山) in Kyoto.

  • entrance 入り口
  • intuition 直観
  • extended line 延長線

In Japanese myths, the spiritual slope leading to Yomi-no-kuni is said to be where a lot of people go down who used the name of God for profit. It’s a strange, visionary slope. When people go down the slope, they don’t know they’re going down because the slope is gentle. They see a lot of delicious nuts on the way, which means that when people are doing evil, they are so absorbed in it that they cannot be aware of their conscience.

  • myth 神話
  • profit 利益
  • visionary 幻の
  • gentle 険しくない
  • on the way 途中で
  • do evil 悪事を働く
  • absorbed 夢中な
  • aware 気がついて
  • conscience 良心

If they find their name called from the entrance fortunately, turn back on the way and look up from the downside, the slope has changed into a scarp like a precipice. It’s not easy to go back the slope. And what looked like nuts in going down turn out to be snakes or centipedes. When they take a look at a piece of apple they threw away, it has turned into rotten dead flesh of a man.

  • fortunately 幸運にも
  • turn back 振り返る
  • look up  見上げる
  • scarp 急斜面
  • precipice 断崖
  • centipede ムカデ
  • throw away A Aを捨てる
  • rotten 腐った
  • dead flesh 死肉

Though Izanagi(イザナギ)ran back the slope of Yomi-no-kuni successfully, it would be very difficult for a human soul to do it. That is to say, once you have learn to do ill in this world, it’s hard to go back to normal. However, it is not impossible to go back depending on your determination. While you’re alive, it’s important that you do your best in everything you do while having fun and sometimes reflect on yourself.

  • successfully うまく
  • that is to say つまり
  • ill 悪事
  • depending on A Aしだいで
  • determination 決意
  • have fun 楽しむ
  • reflect on A Aを省みる

生かして頂いて ありがとう御座位ます

I KA SHI TE I TA DA I TE    A RI GA TO U GO ZA I MA SU

Thank you so much for keeping us alive.

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