Book Review of The Sacred Science of Ancient Japan: Lost Chronicles of the Age of the Gods

A book review of Avery Morrow’s “The Lost Science of Ancient. Japan: Lost Chronicles of the Age of Gods” by Okunomichi

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Avery Morrow, The Sacred Science of Ancient Japan: Lost Chronicles of the Age of the Gods, 2014, 224 pp, Bear & Company.


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In this book, published in January 2014, Avery Morrow discusses four (of many) parahistorical documents: Sendai Kuji Hongi Taiseikyo, Hotsuma Tsutae, Takenouchi Documents, and the Katakamuna Documents. These are arguably the most important. He provides information not readily available in English. Ever since the eighth century, the only written records acknowledged by conventional historical researchers have been the Kojiki, Records of Old (712 CE) and the Nihon Shoki, Chronicles of Japan (720 CE). They have enjoyed 1300 years of official sanction in Japan and later in the West, and are together referred to as the Ki-Ki. The Kojiki has two English translations, those by Basil Chamberlain and by Donald Philippi. The Nihon Shoki translation by George Aston has no rival. Indeed, these three books have had no…

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