Table of Contents
- What is Onmyoudou?
- Where does it come from?
- How do I practice?
- What religions does it incorporate?
- Who is Abe no Seimei?
What is Onmyoudou?
Onmyoudou is a Japanese esoteric practice of magick and divinations, which in corporate the Gogyou(Five elements or Wu Xing) as a form of esoteric energy in this practice. As well as incorporating the Yin and Yang polarities and vibrations of energies. Onmyoudou also uses the conjuring of familiars relatable to servitors. These relatable servitors are called Shikigami used to completemagical task or for divination. Onmyoudou also incorporatestechniques such as Katashiro (sympathetic poppet magick), calling on Shinto kami and Shikigami through petitions, and conjure work. This ancient Japanese esoteric system is based on spirit and spiritual energies (kami).
Where does it come from?
Onmyoudou comes from a mixture of origins in Japan which are Taoism, Confucius, and Japanese folk shamanism. Many of the well known media the Onmyoudou practices are featured in are from Taoism. For example the use of talismans or Omamorithat are used to contain ghosts, summon gods, and spiritual powers are all relatable to Chinese Taoism.
How do I practice?
Onmyoudou is a practice of learning and not being ordained or self ordained. Personally I have never have been ordained or ordained by someone else. I just started studying the little information out there ad applying tje principles of Onmyoudou to them. Acting with in these principles I was able to focus on Onmyoudou as a self or personal practice. The principles to follow of Onmyoudou are the of the Gogyou or Wu Xing (Five Eastern spiritual elements), The concepts of Yin and Yang in energy, and the practice of creating Shikigami (Familiar spirit like Servitors). As well as the remembrance of Onmyoudou being largely talismanic and Sympathetic magick.
What Religions do I Incorporate?
Onmyoudou comes from no particular religious and point. Onmyoudou is only Japanese witchcraft. I feel as a practioner of Onmyoudou that as long as your Gods, Goddesses, or God/Goddess approves of your magical works you will be fine.
Who is Abe no Seimei?
Abe no Seimei is a famous Onmyouji (practicer of Onmyoudou) from Japans Heian period.