Smoke of Incense Sticks has the Power to Cut off Negative Magnetism


In my opinion, bad dreams are phenomena that happen instead of the realization of them. I think that bad dreams are not to be realized in the World of Reality and their negative energy is sublimated in the dreams. For example, if you have a bad dream of a car crash, you will drive more carefully or stop driving for a while. As the result, you can avoid a car accident. If you have a good dream, on the other hand, you might make more effort so as to realize the dream, which may make it happen.

  • opinion 意見
  • phenomena 現象
  • sublimate 昇華させる
  • car crash 衝突事故
  • on the other hand 一方
  • effort 努力

There is a good way to prevent bad dreams from happening intentionallyーholding thankful memorial services for your ancestral spirits with the use of three incense sticks. Holding such a memorial service every day, even for a couple of minutes, generates magnetism of gratitude, and this magnetism counteracts accumulated negative energy. The simple action of a few minutes in the morning like this can offset what otherwise would happen later that day. Magnetism of gratitude does neutralize accumulated negative magnetism.

  • prevent 妨げる
  • intentionally  意図的に
  • thankful 感謝の
  • ancestral 先祖の
  • incense stick 線香
  • generate 発生する
  • magnetism 磁気
  • counteract 相殺する
  • otherwise さもなければ

Smoke of incense sticks is very effective not only for appeasing ancestral spirits but also for cutting off negative magnetism. It’s more effective than salt. My impression is that “cutting ” or “cutting off”  is more suitable expression than “purifying.” Spiritual magnetism, or ectoplasm, looks like smoke. It differs in color and subtlety according to its dimensional level and content. I perceive that the spiritual magnetism of holy spirits, for example, has a certain color and consists of fine particles, while that of low-level evil spirits feels damp and sticky.

  • effective 効果がある
  • appease 慰める
  • cut off A  Aを切断する
  • impression 印象
  • subtlety 精妙さ
  • dimension 次元
  • consist 成る
  • particle 粒子

Spiritual magnetism and smoke of incense sticks are so similar in complexion and physical matter that the smoke can have a strong influence on spiritual magnetism. The smoke can give comfort or solace to your ancestral spirits or other spirits related to you and counteracts negative spiritual magnetism.

  • similar 似ている
  • complexion 様相
  • influence 影響
  • solace 慰め

I know various kinds of methods to corp with evil spirits, whose spiritual magnetism is negative,  but the use of incense sticks is one of the most effective methods for repelling them. This is derived from a secret ceremony of Taoism and very effective in cutting off a target. Incantations or prayers can’t match the power of smoke of incense sticks. One of the reasons that the successive Imperial Families have adopted Taoism in performing rites is that an Emperor who first adopted it was very surprised at the effectiveness of smoke of incense sticks.

  • varous 様々な
  • corp with A Aに対処する
  • repel 撃退する
  • be derived 由来する
  • Taoism 道教
  • target 対象
  • match 敵う
  • the Imperial Family 皇室
  • successive 歴代の

The secret ritual with the use of incense sticks is not performed in modern shintoism. But incense sticks used to be used at rituals in the past when Taoism was introduced in shintoism.  I feel the secret ritual was passed down to the Imperial House and became the origin of Kodo(香道), the cult of incense-burning. In Taoism, long incense sticks are still used in performing rituals.

  • modern  現代の
  • used to~ 〜したものだった
  • pass down A Aを伝える
  • origin 起源

The essence of my personal method of holding the memorial service with the use of incense sticks lies in spiritual phrases and the timing of saying them. While you’re holding a memorial service, great things are happening in the other world you cannot see. The smoke of the third incense stick for other spirits related to you keeps you away from negative spiritual magnetism of evil spirits and erases your own negative magnetism.

  • personal 個人的な
  • lie 在る
  • the other world あの世
  • keep A away from B AをBから遠ざける

However hard you try to cover up your own bad things, you can’t bring good fortune as long as you keep it inside. The World of Reality is where you get something with a struggle. Running away from reality gets you nowhere. I don’t recommend my personal method to anyone, especially those who lack the will to practice it on their own, because it can have adverse effect on such people. The holy spirit helps those spiritually who try to help themselves and others gratuitously.

  • however~ どれくらい〜でも
  • cover up A Aを隠す
  • fortune 運
  • struggle 苦闘
  • get A nowhere どうにもならない
  • lack 欠く
  • adverse effect 逆効果
  • gratuitously 無償で

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I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su


Bad dreams and incidents often turn out to be the contrary.


I have often received mails recently saying “I had a nightmare,” “My rosary was broken,” “My favorite cup was broken,”An expensive ornament fell and was broken,”―”What does it mean?” “Is it an omen of a bad thing?”

  • rosary 数珠
  • expensive 高価な
  • ornament 置物
  • mean 意味する
  • omen 予兆

If Priest Ikkyu(一休和尚), a famous Zen priest, had been asked the same questions, he, holding a skull in his hand toward the questioner, might have said, , “Oh, it’s too bad. Be careful. Be careful.” Ryokan(良寛), a famous Buddhist monk, might have said “When you experience a misfortune, it’s best to experience it. When you die, it’s best to die. This a mystic law of avoiding misfortunes.”

  • skull 頭蓋骨
  • might have pp ひょっとしたら〜したかもしれない
  • experience 経験する
  • misfortune 不運
  • It’s best to~ 〜するのが一番よい
  • mystic law 妙法
  • avoid 避ける

If I had had a scary dream, I would think “Oh, I’m lucky. Thanks to it, no harm will come to me.” If I had had my possession been broken, I would think “Oh, thank God. It was made the scapegoat of me. I have to be thankful.” In the case like this, all we have to do is brace ourselves and be careful. These phenomena are common and natural in the course of life and have no deep, special meaning. As it is natural that after you eat, you relieve the bowels the next day, all the matter with a shape are to vanish in the end, which is a matter of course. Sometimes we have loose bowels in life, right? lol  It is the right thing that we experience various accidents in life.

  • scary 恐ろしい
  • thanks to A Aのお陰で
  • harm 悪いこと
  • possession 所有物
  • scapegoat 身代わり
  • thankful 感謝した
  • brace oneself 気を引き締める
  • common よくある
  • relieve the bowels 排便する

Problem is there are some people who ask its spiritual meaning of a third party and feel relieved to hear that it is OK, or feel uneasy to hear that it is dangerous. They lack confidence in themselves. In such a mental condition, they will be troubled all the time as long as they live. They are also the kind of people who realize their bad dreams and attract misfortunes by themselves.

  • third party 第三者
  • feel relieved ほっとする
  • feel uneasy 不安になる
  • lack 欠く
  • confidence 自信
  • be troubled 悩む
  • all the time 絶えず
  • as long as S+V SがVする限り
  • realize 実現させる
  • attract 引きつける

It is a secret of attracting a fortune not to give any meaning to such phenomena and not to worry about it. It is because you’re kept alive that you can experience those things. So it, conversely, would keep misfortunes away to accept all things with gratitude, thinking of them as a sign for you to be thankful for. In order not to worry or be agitated, it is important for you to have a habit of being grateful in your daily lives.

  • secret 秘訣
  • accept 受け入れる
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • think of A as B AをBとみなす
  • in order not to~ 〜しないためには
  • be agitated 心が迷う
  • habit 習慣

If you develop your mind to the point that you think you’re happy just to be alive, you’ll see all those things mentioned above don’t matter at all. A person with such a mind won’t have bad things occur in fact, and the condition where he can live with gratitude comes to be realized gradually.

  • matter 重要である
  • occur 起こる
  • condition 状況
  • come to~ 〜するようになる
  • gradually 徐々に

Wicked spirits wouldn’t notify you of bad things in advance. Conversely, they will make you have a good dream to throw you off your guard. If you prayed to a devil without knowing it and were possessed by the devil, your dream would come true at first, like your business prospers or you get a huge amount of money. You, however, would end up experiencing more misfortunes than fortunes in a few years.

  • wicked 邪悪な
  • notify 知らせる
  • in advance 前もって
  • throw A off A’s guard Aを油断させる
  • pray 祈る
  • come true 実現する
  • at first
  • prosper 繁盛する
  • a huge amount of money 大金
  • end up ~ing 結局は〜するはめになる

Spiritual beings who make you dream a bad dream or see a bad phenomenon are the good ones who are so kind as to notify and warn you of a bad thing in advance so that you can be careful. If you are willing to accept misfortunes and live with gratitude, there is nothing to worry about. Keep in mind that a person who tells you a “bad” thing for your own sake often turns out to be your true friend.

  • warn 警告する
  • so … as to~ 〜するくらい…
  • so that S+V SがVするように
  • be willing to~ 進んで〜する
  • keep A in mind Aを心に留めておく
  • for one’s own sake 〜のために
  • turn out to be~ 〜であるとわかる

 I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su

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