Spiritual Effectiveness of Hitogata is No Better than a Placebo

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There is a shinto ritual in which you attach Hitogata(人形), a piece of paper in human shape, to your back or diseased area and blow on it uttering an incantation. This ritual is performed in some newly risen religions based on shinto or a few shrines. You could send such piece of paper back to these organizations to have it purified.

  • remedy 療法
  • attach くっ付ける
  • shape 形
  • diseased 病気の
  • incantation 呪文

Normally, you need to pay optional or prescribed money. Some vicious organizations send people chosen at random exclusive papers for Hitogata and leaflets saying nothing about the fee and if people in trouble apply for the remedy, they will demand payment of an excessive sum later.

  • optional 任意の
  • vicious 悪徳の
  • in trouble 困った
  • apply 申し込む
  • excessive 過度の

It is written on the paper that you need to write your private information on it for the effectiveness. So, the victims who wrote it in detail are to be in great trouble. Some of such vicious groups sell such private information to other pyramid-selling companies. Personal data of those who are in trouble or gullible are in so great demand that it sells well. You have to be careful.

  • private information 個人情報
  • effectiveness 効果
  • victim 犠牲者
  • in detail 詳細に
  • pyramid-selling マルチ商法
  • gullible 騙されやすい

Well, is the spiritual ritual really effective? In terms of spiritual magnetism, it surely is. There are various kinds of Hitogata, such as a piece of paper with a human figure drawn, a piece of paper in human form on which you write a person’s name, or a doll made of straw. In short, this ritual is a kind of autosuggestion by which you make yourself relieved. You’re trying to attach your spiritual dirt to the Hitogata and then get another person to purify it for you.

  • effective 効果のある
  • magnetism 磁気
  • straw 藁
  • autosuggestion 自己暗示

Spiritual rituals with the use of Hitogata have ancient origins, including Hina dolls displayed at the Girls’ Festival. There is evidence that people in Jomon Period used earthen figurines for magic, and that models of humans were sacrificed instead of humans with flesh and blood.

  • ancient 古代の
  • origin 起源
  • evidence 証拠
  • earthen figurine 土偶
  • sacrifice 生贄にする

Even at present, some shrines perform rituals of purification using the Hitogata-method twice a year on the occasion of Oharae-shinji ritual(大祓神事). Personally, I don’t think it’s necessary. But you might as well participate in it if you want, as part of a year’s ritual observances or contribution to the shrine.

  • at present 現在
  • purification 祓い
  • occasion 機会
  • might as well~ 〜しても良い
  • observances 式典
  • contribution 寄付

The problem is that getting someone other than yourself perform a ritual of purification several times a year has little spiritual effect and is no better than a placebo. It’s important for you to get rid of your negative magnetism by yourself  in everyday life.

  • no better than A  Aと少しも変わらない
  • placebo 気休め
  • get rid of A Aを取り除く

Yorishiro(寄り代), a meiudm where spirits stay temporarily, specifically a strip of fancy paper or a memorial tablet, that you use in holding a memorial service for your ancestors acts as substitute for yourself and it’s very effective. As long as you appease spirits at least once a day in this World of Reality, you can avoid negative influences from spirits in invisible worlds because of Yorishiro substituting for yourself.

  • specifically 具体的には
  • substitute 代替物
  • appease 慰める
  • invisible 目に見えない

The spiritual magnetism accumulated in Yorishiro offsets the negative magnetism, which phenomenon may be hard to understand from an everyday perspective, but the spiritual world is where such a substitutional behavior normally occurs. If you have been appeasing spirits related to you in your own way, you don’t need any ritual with the use of Hitogata that costs you a lot of money. Once another person concerns himself/herself in your spiritual problem, it causes unnecessary spiritual dirt to attach to you.

  • accumulate 蓄積する
  • offset 相殺する
  • perspective 観点
  • cause A to~  Aが〜する原因になる
  • attach くっつく

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Strange Effects Metals Have on Human Beings

廃墟の中の鳥居

Turning on the TV, I found a TV program featuring Sedona in Arizona, the U.S. According to the program, Sedona is now the second most famous tourist attraction as a spiritual place behind Grand Canyon and the sightseeing for that town is booming.

  • feature 特集する
  • according to A Aによれば
  • tourist attraction 観光名所
  • sightseeing 観光
  • boom ブームになる

The red huge rocks made by nature are magnificent. The color means that the rocks contain a lot of iron. Anyplace with a vein of metals underground can have effects on human bodies.

  • huge 巨大な
  • magnificent 壮大な
  • contain 含んでいる
  • vein 脈
  • effect 影響

One reason that Kukai(空海)chose Mt.Koya(高野山)as a place for Buddhist training was that there was a vein of mercury in Mt.Koya. The vermilion color used for the pillars or walls of temples is made from sulfur and mercury.

  • Buddhist training 仏道修行
  • mercury 水銀
  • vermilion color 朱色
  • pillar 柱
  • sulfur 硫黄

Mercury is poison lethal in human bodies but the undulation it gives off brings about a stable state of mind and concentration. I think the reason that the walls of temples are painted vermilion over and over is to prevent the rot of the wood and to influence human minds.

  • lethal 致死性の
  • undulation 波動
  • bring about A Aをもたらす
  • stable 安定した
  • concentration 集中
  • rot 腐敗
  • influence 影響する

Metals have various good and bad effects on human beings from mental aspects to physical ones. Also, by mixing metals the effects are complicated and wide ranging, which is related to spiritual alchemy in the Western magic arts.

  • various 様々な
  • effect 影響
  • aspect 側面
  • complicated 複雑な
  • wide ranging 多岐
  • related 関係している
  • alchemy 錬金術
  • magic arts 魔術

Sedna has a climate similar to that of desert, so even the clouds of dust there seem to contain iron. Iron is essential for human bodies, contained in vegetables too, though. But too much is as bad as too little. Anything, taken in excessively, causes harmful effects inevitably. If you take in too much iron, it will make you age faster and your skin wrinkle by weakening your cells because iron has strong oxidative effect.

  • climate 気候
  • similar 似ている
  • desert 砂漠
  • essential 必要不可欠な
  • excessively 過度に
  • inevitably 必ず
  • wrinkle 皺になる
  • weanken 弱める
  • oxidative 酸化

As a lot of greedy people who seek for weird experiences begin to come together, any sacred place turns into a bad spot which makes their fortune decline, far from uplifting their fortune, because the ground with a lot of iron inside accumulates bad energy as well as good energy. It is best to do everything in moderation in this world.

  • greedy 欲深い
  • seek for A Aを探し求める
  • sacred 神聖な
  • turn into A Aに変わる
  • fortune 運気
  • decline 下がる
  • uplift 引き上げる
  • as well as A Aだけでなく
  • in moderation 程々に

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Hidden True Name

廃墟の中の鳥居

All the Western sorcery and occultism are influenced by Egyptian magic. And this Egyptian magic seems to originate from Kotodama(言霊) magic, which was used in the Japanese civilization tens of thousands of years ago and passed on to Egypt through regions and ages.

  • sorcery 魔術
  • originate 始まる
  • civilization 文明
  • pass on A Aを伝える
  • region 地域
  • age 時代

In Egyptian myths, it is regarded as fatal for a god to have others know its hidden true name. The names of gods known to the public are false names, not true ones. Once the true name is known to someone, the god loses its power and ends up in being used by the caller.

  • myth 神話
  • regard A as B AをBと見なす
  • fatal 致命的な
  • hidden 隠された
  • false 偽りの
  • end up in~ing 〜するはめになる

This is a truth which shows a spiritual aspect precisely.The same thing can be said about exorcism, too. If you see through the name of an evil spiritual being attacking you and call the name, the evil spirit makes off and in turn begins to attack the person who has ordered it to do so. Evil spirits betray and go over to the stronger easily.

  • aspect 側面
  • precisely 正確に
  • exorcism 悪魔祓い
  • attack 攻撃する
  • make off 退散する
  • go over to A Aに寝返る

To see through a true spiritual name, it is necessary that you have more powerful spiritual ability than that of the other. A spiritual battle has to be fought without letting the other know each other’s spiritual name.

  • necessary 必要な
  • ability 能力
  • battle 戦い

In wars in the Western world before the medieval period, it was regarded as important to know the name of a spiritual being the enemy worships and spiritual, magic battles were fought together with military ones. The same kind of spiritual battles were fought in Japan too in the Age of Civil Wars.

  • the medieval period 中世
  • worship 崇拝する
  • together with A Aと一緒に
  • military 軍事的な
  • the Age of Civil Wars 戦国時代

Well, if you feel sick or have a concern after you had a quarrel with someone, think of his/her name and try saying “Mr. So-and-so, just go back!” or “Ms. So-and-so, go back where you were !” If the wraith of that person has come to you, the wraith will come back to the person himself and he will suffer all the curses he himself put. To cut off the negative chain with the other, you have only to recall to your mind repeatedly “Mr./Ms So-and-so, thank you so much for keeping us alive.” This is very effective.

  • feel sick 気分が悪い
  • quarrel 口喧嘩
  • concern 気がかりなこと
  • think of A Aを思いつく
  • try ~ing 試しに〜してみる
  • so-and-so 何々
  • wraith 生霊
  • suffer 被る
  • curse 呪い
  • cut off 切断する
  • negative chain 負の連鎖
  • have only to~ 〜しさえすればよい
  • recall A  Aを思い出す
  • effective 効果的な

There a lot of false psychics in the world who say “This is a word of so-and-so deity,” “This is the revelation of God” or “My guardian deity is the great so-and-so god” abusing gods’ names. Such a people are far from psychics because they are giving the name of gods. They’re pathetic people who reveal that they have no ability to sympathize with holy spirits at all. It is because they are not sympathizing that they cling to the bombastic name of gods and try to bluff to give themselves authority.

  • revelation of God 神示
  • guardian 守護
  • deity 神
  • abuse 濫用する
  • out of the question 問題外の
  • say out A Aをはっきり言う
  • reveal 明らかにする
  • sympathize 共鳴する
  • cling こだわる
  • bombastic 大げさな
  • bluff 虚勢を張る
  • authority 権威

In the future ahead, all human beings have to turn to their own Inner God. The name of God you can utter will be “Inner God” or “God.” It is a very good thing for the people living in Japan, including foreigners, to remind themselves of the name of God “A MA TE RA SU O HO MI KA MI”(アマテラスオホミカミ), which only corresponds with its true name among gods and is known to the public. The name has the holy energy which dispels evil energy.

  • turn to A Aに向かう
  • Inner God 内在神
  • enough 十分な
  • including A Aを含めて
  • correspond with A Aと一致する
  • dispel 祓う

Today too,

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