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Title: Spirit Servant: Narratives of Shikigami and Onmyodo Developments
Authors: PANG CAROLYN
Keywords: Onmyodo, shikigami, Japanese Yin Yang Theory, Japanese religions, Japanese classical literature, early Japanese history
Issue Date: 3-Aug-2009
Source: PANG CAROLYN (2009-08-03). Spirit Servant: Narratives of Shikigami and Onmyodo Developments. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Despite its significant influence on the early history and religious practices of Japan, Onmyodo is a much-neglected strain of study in the Japanese fields of religious and historical research due to its Sino-centric origins and position as an occult practice. In this thesis, my interest lies in highlighting the role of Onmyodo in early Japanese history through a literary analysis of one of its emblems, the shikigami, while at the same time, emphasizing the complex relationship between religion, literature and history. Using passages from such texts as Makura-no soshi, Shoyuki, Shin-sarugakuki, Okagami, Konjaku monogatari-shu, Uji-shui monogatari, Zokukojidan and Genpeijosuiki, I identify a gradual change in literary descriptions of shikigami that paralleled the historical developments in Onmyodo from a philosophical proto-science to a magico-religious practice through the centuries from the early eleventh to early fifteenth century period.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/16830
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