On Placating the Gods and Pacifying the Populace: The Case of the Gion "Goryō" Cult

@article{Mcmullin1988OnPT,
  title={On Placating the Gods and Pacifying the Populace: The Case of the Gion "Goryō" Cult},
  author={Neil Mcmullin},
  journal={History of Religions},
  year={1988},
  volume={27},
  pages={270 - 293}
}
Putting a Face on the Pathogen and Its Nemesis
In medieval Japan, so-called “four boundary demarcation rituals” were believed to turn invisible epidemic disease-bringing “demons” into visible beings. Making the demons visible, at least to theExpand
Conforming to invisible principles: the significance of meta-physical beliefs for the Heian-period episteme and their articulation in social and political relations
The Heian period (794-1185) is often associated with rampant meta-physical forces, such as vengeful spirits (onryō 怨霊), which represented the consequences of political manoeuvrings and intrigue inExpand
Distinctions and Differentiations between Medicine and Religion
This special section of Asian Medicine brings together three scholars of the history of healing practices and medicine in premodern Asian societies to explore whether and how emic boundaries betweenExpand
Folk Performance as Transgression: The Great Dengaku of 1096
Abstract: In 1096 a series of dengaku performances, consisting of boisterous music and dance that originated in rural rice-planting rites, erupted in the Heian capital. Courtier reactions varied:Expand
Religion and Politics in Heian‐Period Japan
The religious culture of Japan's Heian period (794–1185), like that of other times and places, was structured by power differentials; it can therefore fruitfully be understood as political. CombiningExpand
Observations on the Blurring of the Religious and the Secular in a Japanese Urban Setting
AbstractThis paper presents some observations on how the borders between the religious and the secular are perceived, blurred and reinterpreted at the community level in Kyoto. These reflections areExpand
Daily Life and Demographics in Ancient Japan
Amidaji: Mortuary art, architecture, and rites of Emperor Antoku's temple
My dissertation analyzes the art, architecture, and rites related to mortuary ceremonies for Emperor Antoku and the Taira at the Buddhist temple Amidaji in Shimonoseki City in Yamaguchi Prefecture.Expand
Horses, Dragons, and Disease in Nara Japan
Although the introduction of horses into the Japanese islands has long been a topic of interest for scholars concerned with political and military relations between the Japanese islands and theExpand
...
1
2
...