Elizabeth Tinsley (PhD candidate, Otani University) will present her paper, "Oracles of Medieval Koya-san" (see abstract below), on Tuesday,December 9th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at our usual venue (Room 217 at KCJS,see below for access info).
Abstract: Focusing on ‘Henmyoin Daishi Myojin Go Takusen Ki’, a record by the Koya monk Dohan of an oracle delivered in 1251, I will discuss the significance of mystical experiences at medieval Koya, the circulation of the records of them and the impact they had on religious praxis and iconography. I will also introduce other recorded oracles that were delivered at Koya, and consider theoretical issues concerned with the study of such phenomena.
Sponsored by the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies
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