This week, we’re discussing Onmyodo, the mystical study of divination based off of the theories of yin and yang (in-yo or on-myo in Japanese). We’ll be covering the entire history of the practice, including its most famous practitioner: Abe no Seimei. We’ll also be discussing the modern fate of Onmyodo and its practitioners the onmyoji.
Listen to the episode here.
Hayashi, Makoto. “The Development of Early Modern Onmyodo.” Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 40, no. 1 (2013).
Hayashi, Makoto. “Editor’s Introduction: Onmyodo in Japanese History.” Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 40, No 1 (2013).
The Kokugakuin Encyclopedia of Shinto: Shinto and Onmyodo
Miller, Laura. “Extreme Makeover for a Heian-Era Wizard.” Mechademia
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