Yamabushi: The Mountain Priests of Japan

Spiritual Explorers

25m 00s
Broadcast on January 31, 2021 Available until January 29, 2024

Since ancient times, yamabushi were believed to acquire supernatural powers through the practice of rigorous mountain ascetics. In the 16th century, Christian missionaries to Japan regarded them with hostility, as "sorcerers in the service of the devil." Our spiritual explorers Andrea and Mandy seek to understand the spirituality of yamabushi through a three-day ascetic program.

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