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I wish to take up one of the aspects neglected so far in the study of the emperor system, and examine the accession rituals that took place during the medieval period on the occasion of a change in emperors. I always kept the door closed so that energy wouldn't travel throughout my apt. KAMIKAWA: Accession Rituals and Buddhism 271 as an accession ritual lies the world of the templelshrine power structures.

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Publisher: Shambhala Publications (February 5, 2013)


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