English Sources on the Teachings of Onisaburō Deguchi

Divine Signposts at the Oomoto website – actually a retranslation from the Esperanto

Aizen-en on Onisaburo

Jinrui Aizenkai (ULBA — Universal Love and Brotherhood Association)

The Moon of Onisaburo Deguchi

The Oomoto movement : its origin, aims and objects and the Universal Love and Brotherhood Association, 1952

The Outline of Oomoto, 1958

Bankyo Dokon: Seventy Years of Inter-Religious Activity at Oomoto, 1997 – edited by Alex Kerr!

A Portrait of Oomoto

Prophet Motive: Deguchi Onisaburō, Oomoto, and the Rise of New Religions in Imperial Japan (aka scholarly nonsense), 2008

Bonus fun facts about Onisaburo Deguchi!!

  • When his son entered elementary school, Deguchi listed his occupation as “World Remodeller”
  • He was the successor of Nao Deguchi who is regarded today as the founder of Oomoto, but he wrote a document denouncing her as “Yamaguchi Slime”.
  • When he was sentenced to life in prison for the Second Oomoto Incident, he turned to the visitors’ gallery and stuck out his tongue.

Posted: August 27th, 2012 | Oops! I forgot! 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “English Sources on the Teachings of Onisaburō Deguchi”

  1. 1 Kazuyuki Ogawa said at 12:38 am on August 28th, 2012:

    Ohhhhhhhhhh, too great!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 2 Kazuyuki Ogawa said at 12:41 am on August 28th, 2012:

    Thank you for reminding me of Alex Kerr.
    You know, three years ago or so, I loved to read Alex Kerr’s books so much!
    I’ll search for his new books and read more!

  3. 3 Avery Morrow's Internet Fancy » Reikai Monogatari in English. Book 64-2, Chapter 1 said at 5:32 am on April 5th, 2013:

    […] Monogatari, the Tale of the Spirit World, is an enormous sacred text by Onisaburo Deguchi, “the Gurdjieff of the East.” The Oomoto (“Great Root”) religious movement […]