Sunday, February 15, 2009
Yamato-hime-no-mikoto(倭姫命) was an Imperial Princess who carried the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu-Ohomikami on her back all the way to Ise. Queen Himiko (卑弥呼) mastered incantation and ruled the country. Such examples show that in ancient Shinto, the supreme priests were always women.
Today, Ise Jingu (伊勢神宮) is the only shrine that is keeping this tradition. The other shrines have become a male oriented structure. The miko (巫女), the shrine maiden, are in a lower post and the priests are all men.
From now on, the World of Gods will start to interfere directly to our dimension. And so the Shinto priests who are behaving like a bureaucrat will start to naturally disappear.
Around the time of Setsubun (節分；see article Feb-6-09), both Mt.Asama and Mt. Aso in Kumamoto (熊本) erupted along with small earthquakes. This was a message from the World of Gods. It was the gong to notify that the gods are starting to make judgments on who shall live and who shall disappear.
There is also Mt.Asama (朝熊山) in Ise. It has the letter “熊” as well as in Kumamoto (熊本).
Kuma “熊” means bear. “熊” is a word that derives from China. The true meaning of this word is “sacred, god, the source of the divine.” Mt Asama in Ise is a sacred mountain where people held ceremonies to worship the Sun Goddess and Kukurihime-kami (ククリ姫神／see article 5-11-08) of Mt.Haku, in the ancient times.
Worshipping the Sun Goddess and Kukurihime-kami at Mt. Asama was the most important ceremony for the Haku-san tradition. However, it was lost by the time the Naikū of Ise Jingu was established (697AC). Today, there is only a Buddhist temple in that location.
From now on, the spiritual vibrational energy of Mt.Asama in Ise will resurrect. The line between Mt.Asama of Ise and Mt.Haku (Haku-san) is the spiritual line that is most important for Japan and Earth to live. This line is where Japan was born in the super ancient times. This line holds the key to our future.
Going back about women being the leader in ancient Shinto, this tradition still remains in Okinawa. They call it Ryukyu Shinto. (Okinawa once had its own Ryuku Kingdom. They had their own polytheistic beliefs and rituals worshipping the nature. They don’t have a name for their religion but today it is called Niraikanai or Ryukyu Shinto.)
The Okinawans believe in worshipping the Sun and East as a sacred direction. The Noro (priestess) always carries her own incense burner as a sacred object in her daily ritual. The smoke from the burning incense was believed to attract the god spirits, and it was an essential tool for the humans to become one with god. The incense burner is called “Konjin” amongst the Noros, and to them, it was identified as god.
During the time of the Ryukyu Kingdom, not only the Noros but all women carried their own incense burner. If you go to an old family of Okinawa, by counting the number of incense burners they have, you could tell how many generations they have lasted and their history.
Okinawa still holds the original beliefs of ancient Shinto. Worshipping the Sun, the sacred East, and the Konjin. This has a very deep meaning. “Konjin” is 金神, the Golden God, which is signifying Kunitokotachi- Ōkami (the God of Earth).
Asama (朝熊) and Konjin (金神) is one of the secret of ancient Shinto. The true original Shinto, is starting to rise once again through Ise-Hakusan-Do
Thank you for letting us live