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The Kototama Principle was perfected many ages ago by our human ancestors. It is the principle of human life in its totality, the principle that governs the life of the universe. It is the law of the operation of human capacity, its derivation, manifestation, and action. (Mikoto Masahilo Nakazono, Inochi. 1984.)
“The real meaning of the search
for the Kototama Principle
is the search for the
substance of the self.”
-M. M. Nakazono
Jizo Bosatsu Shrine
Kototama Institute, Santa Fe, NM (1985)
The Kototama Principle
Generations of masters, including Senseis Uyeshiba, Ogasawara, and Yamakoshi, and now, O Sensei M.M. Nakazono, have set before us the way to acquire a profound understanding of life through the clarifying viewpoint of the Kototama Principle, the original sound rhythm vibrations at the source of all phenomena.
Dedicating his life’s work to pursuing the way to the final truth, O Sensei painstakingly applied this understanding to refine Aikido and traditional Asian medical therapies, teaching thousands in countries across the world.
From this place of deep realization, O Sensei offers his wisdom and guidance on cultivating the highest capacity of human life so that we may live a complete, happy life.
O Sensei explains how, by using the lens of the ancient Kototama Principle, we can return to the real source of human life, the innermost substance in order to bring about the highest order of human civilization on this Earth.
Presenting the Writings of
Mikoto Masahilo Nakazono
Hinomoto no Mikoto Masahilo Nakazono, O Sensei (1916-1994)
Author M. M. Nakazono presents the ancient life principle of Kototama Futomani, describing the essential sound vibrations which underlie all universal phenomena, and how this applies to human life. Beginning with Naka-Ima, or “here-now,” O Sensei explains the 5 Dimenesions of human capacity as a means to practice and return to one’s original capacity, or substance.
(1984) – 119 pages, with illustrations & sound practice instruction included at end of text.
A collection of his essays, My Past Way of Budo relays stories of O Sensei’s journey from student to sensei along his lifelong study, practice, and accomplishement in Aikido, as well as his insights into the Kototama Principle.
Included is a compelling essay from his elder son, a master healer and Sensei in his own right, Dr. K. K. Nakazono.
(1979) – 101 pages. Sound charts in 3 orders, with brief instructions, are included within the text.
Renowned Master Healer and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, O Sensei inspired the first acupuncture practice act in the U.S. Here, he explains the Kototama Principle in relation to Asian medical therapies for practitioners and public alike.
Included are photos and explanations of his self-healing exercises, dietary and many other methods for helping restore oneself to health.
(1992, rev. 2001) – 71 pages. Sound practice is briefly explained in text.
The Source of the Present Civilization is the author’s most current explanation of the Kototama Principle. Connecting ancient times to the present day, O Sensei explains how the 50 sound rhythms of the Kototama Principle are key to moving into the next civilization of humanity.
(1990) – 243 pages, with illustrations of ancient maps, alphabets, and symbols. Kototama Sound Cards and instructions are included with purchase of this text.
The Source of the Old and New Testaments examines the biblical scriptures through the viewpoint of the Kototama Principle. O Sensei explains the deeper meanings of the teaching stories preserved and handed down to mankind through history.
(1990) – 243 pages. Illustrations of ancient maps, alphabets, symbols.
Sound practice guide in the Futonorito order is included in the back of the text.
Kototama Sound Cards, created for sound practice, include the 50 Kototama Sounds in the three orders: Amatsu Kanagi, Amatsu Sugaso, and Amatsu Futonorito. Also included are the Iso Kami Shrine-47 Sounds, 32 Child Sounds, and Kotoba Misogi Halai prayer chants.
These cards are printed on high quality, bi-fold card stock, in full color. The traditional Kanji script has been penned above each of the 50 Kototama Sounds by author, O Sensei M. M. Nakazono. Sound practice instruction card is also included.
This two-sided practice card for Kototama Sound practice was designed by O Sensei. Image shows back side only.
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