The Sacred Science of Ancient Japan (英語) ペーパーバック – 2014/1/24
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The first English translation and examination of secret Japanese writings dating from the paleolithic to classical eras • Examines four suppressed and secret texts to discover the deeper truths beneath Japanese mythology • Introduces evidence of ancient civilizations in Japan, the sacred geometry of primitive times, and claims of a non-Earthly origin of the Emperors • Explores how these texts convey the sacred spiritual science of Japan's Golden Age with parallels in ancient India, Europe, and Egypt In Japan there are roughly two dozen secret manuscripts originally dating back to the paleolithic era, the age of heroes and gods, that have been handed down by the ruling families for centuries. Rejected by orthodox Japanese scholars and never before translated into English, these documents speak of primeval alphabets, lost languages, forgotten technologies, and the sacred spiritual science. Some even refer to UFOs, Atlantis, and Jesus coming to Japan. Translating directly from the original Japanese, Avery Morrow explores four of these manuscripts in full as well as reviewing the key stories of the other Golden Age chronicles. In the Kujiki manuscript Morrow uncovers the secret symbolism of a Buddhist saint and the origin of a modern prophecy of apocalypse. In the Hotsuma Tsutaye manuscript he reveals the exploits of a noble tribe who defeated a million-strong army without violence. In the Takenouchi Documents he shows us how the first Japanese emperor came from another world and ruled at a time when Atlantis and Mu still existed. And in the Katakamuna Documents the author unveils the sacred geometries of the universe from the symbolic songs of the 10,000-year-old Ashiya tribe. He also discusses the lost scripts known as the Kamiyo Moji and the magic spiritual science that underlies all of these texts, which enabled initiates to ascend to higher emotional states and increase their life force. Taking a spiritual approach à la Julius Evola to these “parahistorical" chronicles, Morrow shows how they access a higher order of knowledge and demonstrate direct parallels to many ancient texts of India, Europe, and Egypt.
“Avery Morrow’s book does more than reveal an unsuspected lineage of Japanese esotericism; it gives us a new term for a genre long known in the West--‘parahistory.’ Using the Traditionalists René Guénon and Julius Evola as reference points, Morrow shows that parahistorical texts, whether ancient, pseudo-ancient, or modern, draw on a common fund of memory, or imagination. For anyone interested in the New Archaeology or the debate over Atlantis and other prehistoric high cultures, this work of inspired scholarship is essential reading.” (Joscelyn Godwin, Ph.D., professor of music at Colgate University and author of Atlantis and the Cycl)商品の説明をすべて表示する
4-Stars - For its scholarly presentation and importance to other researchers and historians.
3-Stars - For its readability and value to the layman.
This book was clearly a difficult undertaking through no fault of the author. It is a non-fiction book on the ancient cultural history of the Japanese people. Problem is, authors on this subject have so very little available in the form of actual reference material to work with. It simply doesn't exist! Though some sources attempt to deny it, from legitimate lack of archaeological and anthropological evidence it has been established that the primitive Japanese did not even have a written language until, perhaps the 15th Century and certainly no earlier than the 8th Century CE. As a result this book contributes very little new to the subject, and is as a result, mostly a rehashing of the leading scholars differing opinions and arguments on what scarce sources that are available. I believe most layman will be confused by the detail of minutiae and lack of straight-forward dialog (as I was ) The author may have been better off writing in a more relaxed-informative style, with greater clarity, personal interpretations and more definitive conclusions that the average reader could follow more easily. Also, though there are some references on the book-jacket/description about "an ancient Golden Age in early Japan, when gods walked the Earth and 'flew' around in space ships (aka - Ancient Alien Theory) there is almost NOTHING in the book of its kind. This may have been used as a "tease" or "ploy" to increase book sales.