Publications by Avery Morrow


The Sacred Science of Ancient Japan. Rochester, Vt: Bear & Company. 2014.


"Conceptualising Secret Societies and Conspiracy Theories in Imperial Japan: From Countering Socialism to Rescuing Jewish Refugees". In Francesco Piraino, Marco Pasi, and Egil Asprem, eds. Religious Dimensions of Conspiracy Theories (Routledge, 2023).

"Tenrikyō and Ōmotokyō in the Context of Kyōha Shintō". In Michael Pye, ed., Exploring Shinto (Equinox, 2020).

"The Tale of Genji: A Quest for the True Heart". Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, vol. 122 (2019).

"Boundary Work in Japanese Religious Studies: Anesaki Masaharu on Religious Freedom and Academic Concealment". Correspondences: Journal for the Study of Esotericism, vol. 6, no. 2 (2018).

"A Shinto Religion, Commune, and Conspiracy Theory: 70 Years of the Hitsuki Shinji". Japanese Journal for the Study of Esotericism, vol. 1 (2018).

"The Power of Writing in Deguchi Nao's Ofudesaki". In Inga Bårdsen Tøllefsen and Christian Giudice, eds., Female Leaders in New Religious Movements (Springer, 2017).

"How Not To Be Thinged By Things". Journal of Daoist Studies, vol. 9 (2016).

"Patriotism, Secularism, and State Shintō: D.C. Holtom’s Representations of Japan". Wittenberg University East Asian Studies Journal, vol. 36 (2011).

"Tree Ordination as Invented Tradition". ASIANetwork Exchange, vol. 19, no. 1 (2011).


Review of Ninshin, shussan o meguru supirichuaritī (2021). Journal of Religion in Japan, vol. 11, no. 2 (2022).

"The Inaw of Ishikawa: Ainu Religious Implements in Japanese Shrines and Temples". Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, vol. 47, no. 2 (2020).

Review of KTP (2016). Inside Indonesia, no. 135. March 2019.

"Religious Authority in a Post-Religious Society". The Religious Studies Project. February 19, 2015.

"A Curious Madness: The Political and Spiritual Struggles of an Imperial Intellect". electronic journal of contemporary japanese studies, vol. 14, no. 2 (2014).


"The Great Clean-Up." In John Michael Greer (ed.), After Oil: SF Visions of a Post-Petroleum World (Founders House Publishing LLC, 2012).

Unpublished papers

These are my term papers for various undergraduate classes. They are for the benefit of the general knowledge of the world.

Background: Detail from Hokusai Manga VII.